How to record the whole trip without having computer with you?
I have received hundreds of question how I am able to store all of these video files? Hours and hours of riding day after day, month after month… How and where I stored all of the files? Well the answer is very simple and this is what I about to tell you now.
I keep all the files on the SD cards. They are small, easy to keep in my pocket and almost never fail. It might happened to have couple of video files corrupted, but it is more likely everything to be all right.
And now the question: Ok, fair enough, but how many SD card I will need to record such a trip, 50, 100, 200 or more… No, actually I have the whole trip on only 17 SD cards. 14 – 32GB, 2 x 64 GB and one 128 GB, which is makes around 700GB. I shoot on 1080P and regarding to my cameras it’s around 9 min per GB, which is mean that with 700GB I would be able to record 6,300min or 105 hours. Usually I ride around 10 hours per day, so if I record everything I will need at least 6 batteries and 6 GB per hour, which is mean 60 GB per day. For two months trip I will need at least 7,000 GB! Without even include the other static videos I have recorded while I am not riding, like around the towns or meetings with friends… So after I already told you that it becomes perfectly clear that there is no way to record everything. Even if you do it, at the end you going to have a huge amount of useless files and how you going to edit it?
Again instead of giving you the answers I only ask questions! I apologies for that! The trick is to record the most important moments from the trip. For example there is no point to record two hours riding on the highway, or he whole day, because it will be too boring. Ok, but how to know where are the important moments? What about if I miss something? Yes, you can miss something, like I miss the ditch in Scotland or my battery died on Rothang Pass in Ladakh. This is the situation. There is no perfect world unless you have a camera crew to take care about all of these things.
What I usually do is to turn on the camera when I see something interesting, or when I ride in difficult terrains or similar situations. I turn on the camera for couple of seconds or minutes, depends from the situation. Basically what you see in my videos is what I decided to record. I always try to keep some logical way to tell you the whole story. Where I am at the moment what are the next steps, just to keep updated. If I jump from ride to cities and then ride again, you might ask: How he get there, how long was the ride, is the road good and many more?
The whole idea of my videos is to show you the world the way it is. More like documentary type of movie. Not much edition, no special effects, no cinematic views…
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