Never before have we been so compelled to share. Share photos. Share thoughts. Now, sharing video is becoming more and more popular. I see a future full of sharing short videos like we now send text messages. I’ve been actively sharing video on my YouTube channel for the last 2 years and take it from me, editing can be more than just time consuming, its a true art form. An art form that I continue to learn through the school of hard knocks with every video I create. A great edit is a work of art! On the other hand with a bad edit and you can totally lose the focus and meaning of a video, even with the best shots.
How many of us have literally gigabytes of video clips sitting around…just waiting to be edited. I know I do. Thats another benefit of Frodo as it uses your smartphone to edit and upload the video you just captured. So, edit on the GO! There are several ways to do it but basically you just use a wireless connection to download the video from the Frodo to your phone. Identify the clips and allow the App to create a video, view and upload. You can even adjust the cuts if you wanted a specific part in the video. So in a few minutes you can share your experience with the world! Click HERE and see what Frodo kept in this video. Click HERE to to see what it clipped out! Since it takes a WIFI device to upload the video I would suggest having an additional WIFI device with you if you are going on a long trip to parts unknown. Don’t worry too much, these days you can buy a smartphone just about anywhere…trust me 🙂
Beyond the editing, I feel like the biggest advantage of the new Frodo Action Cam is the savings of time. In this world of non-stop posting, who has time for additional editing. For example, imagine you have one day to explore a city. Only one day to do as much as you can. If you are like me you will run from sun up to sun down, trying to fit in as much as possible. With Frodo, you can download the days videos allow the software to edit, then maybe make a few adjustments and just upload. The whole process taking minutes, not hours. My process now takes hours. Along with that, I normally dedicate a day to editing which means the footage is uploaded at a later date and looses some of the passion and excitement. Being able to post a video directly after its filmed has a lot of value.
What I found out I really liked about the Frodo Cam after using it was that its always out and no one notices. It works great for travel video you may take in places like markets, street events and motorcyling. I was surprised to find this camera is great for so much more than JUST standard ADV filming! I feel like this is much better than some of the other noticeable action cameras because people stop what they are doing when they see you with the camera. People see the Frodo and they don’t even know its a camera or they are just curious. This allows for a more genuine filming experience because people are at ease. I was also surprised about the size (a bit larger than a watch) which felt rather comfortable to me.
Finally, I really like the vantage point that the camera brings to the table. As a film maker and video sharing enthusiast I’m constantly trying to find that perfect perspective. If you think about a hand and all the things that we do with our hands, the possibilities for a unique perspective are endless. I’m waiting to see all the fantastic videos that are coming our way from Frodo. This camera has basically taken away all the excuses that people have about sharing video. The Frodo team call it “The most intelligent ADV camera”, and they may be right because they definitely changed the way we shoot, edit, and upload video. For that reason, I think this camera is a GAME CHANGER! Keep sharing and ADV ON!