as well, great to see a bandit studio coming, even in beta.
Let me describe my use case:
On Saturday evening I went with my wife for a snowshoe tour, a fondue and sledging to go back. Yes, I live in the alps :-)
So first I would use my bandit to record some ambiance shots before the walk.
Then I would spot a few moments during the walk, from 30s to 3m. walking with snow shoes, chalet, woods, etc..
Then, filming the arriving at the restaurant, the fondue ambiance and the mood around the table.
Then I would record the full descent on the sledge, in order to capture the full GPS trace. As I don't have any accessories I would leave the camera recording in my pocket and simply take it out and point at something interesting when it happens.
So on Sunday I tried to do the editing on my mac.
As there is no elevation or gps tracks on bandit studio yet, I moved to my iPad (sic).
On the ipad, I spent 3 hours editing with a lot of frustrations, because the instants marked as interesting where not the one interesting:
- Having simple fixed shoot is not recognized as interesting.
- Max speed reached during the sledding was with my camera in my pocket.
- Start of the activity, with the ambiance of the setup is also not seen as interesting.
and so on...
Yes, I tag all afterward all the moments in the iPad software, but frankly, it' a pain.
Plus I want to show different overlay on each shot: one with Altitude, one with trace, one with speed, to illustrate the different moments.
So far I had to look for an exploit, add a specific overlay, export to the camera roll... and do the final editing in iMovie for iOS...
That to say that I don't really believe in having a camera being smarter than me to choose the right moments.
It's a nice addition, but must remains optional.
And I don't believe that tomtom (or gopro or garmin) has the capabilities / resources / willingness to produce a full fledged video editor. There are specialized tools out there such as fcpx that Tomtom can never compete against (3d titles, cut, multi cam,...), because it's not the focus of the company.
So I'm planning to continue to use FCPX for my video edition. And I guess a lot of TomTom users are on Mac, using FCPX or iMovie.
However, there is added value to have all the sensor information available.
So my requests:
1. to be able to add overlay on every single exploits or movies (that I call segments) - not only to the full movie
2. to be able to export easily these movies as individual segments.
3. to choose between more overlay data.
4. to have have multiple overlay per segments (altitude + speed for example).
5. to have different graphs/gauges instead of the current one and to be able to choose the size of the icons (they are way too big).
6. to generate a map with all the small icon animated s and associated info (max speed, max altitude...) at their respective locations.
7. to have the GPS to record even if the camera is not recording - so we can have the full trace. At least as an option, I understand the battery life trade off. Yes, I plan to continue to record small segments of video instead of 3 hours of continuous footage, as I can't trust the camera to do better than me. But yes, I plan to continue to use this great camera and use the capabilities related to sensors.
8. to be able to export GPX file - not KML, this is useless as there is no time information, so no acceleration, no speed, nothing.
This all I can think of for now.
And by the way, I had a contour+, a sony actioncam AS100v, a Garmin Virb Elite - that I all sold to get the bandit.
And I still believe the bandit has a lot of value. Still need some effort on the software side to make it the perfect cam.
Hope it help, don't hesitate to share my comments directly with the product team - I also work in a major consumer electronic company and I know that the product team love to get direct feedback from consumer.
Another nice overlay would be where on the track a person is
Also nice would be to have multiple overlays (where and speed etc).