Vacation Video – Hawaii

Today, I have what I would consider a bonus post.  For my Hawaii trip, I picked up a GoPro so I could take underwater shots and also put together a video for the trip.

The idea was to take a bunch of short clips and stitch them together into a 3-5 minute video that sums up all of the things we did.  This is my first time doing any real video editing, but I think it came out fairly well.

Let me know what you think.



37 thoughts on “Vacation Video – Hawaii

    • Thanks! The GoPro image quality is pretty great, I shot the video in 1080p at 120 FPS. I could have gone up to 4K at 30 FPS, but I wanted the extra frames so I could do some slow motion sections. I have the Hero 4 Black.

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    • Thanks!! I think it took somewhere between 6-8 hours, but a lot of that was learning how to use Adobe Premier Pro. My current plan is to make a video like this each time I go on a big vacation.


  1. Great video, it looks like you all had a super holiday. Meanwhile, here in Ireland we are still waiting for our summer to come. Oh well, at least I felt the holiday spirit watching your video, thanks for sharing.


  2. Totally fun!! Good for you to put the pieces together. I will forward your post to Go Pro friends. You might check out Un-Cruise Adventures – we took their Hawaiian whale watching trip a few months ago.
    Big time photo ops.


  3. Good memories captured in a way that still shots cannot fully achieve; you have a steady hand and a good eye which, I believe, is not as easy to coordinate, as you have been able to achieve. 🙂 Stayed at the Hale Koa, The House of the Warrior, which I see in your beach front sections and recognize Turtle Cove, Hanauma Bay, Cultural Center, Pearl, all of which remind me of hiking Manoa Falls, and Leahi or Diamond Head, and I hope you did not miss having some of the best pineapple ice cream there ever could be in this world at the Dole Plantation. Awesome compellation, a good smile to start the day..

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  4. Really enjoyed the video. I realized as I was watching it that I have never actually “watched” Hawaii. I have seen the odd picture, but never before had I seen the life there.


  5. Great video and great site, Peter. I’m headed to Hawaii in a few weeks. Pretty excited to get out that way.

    I’ll be looking over this way for photography advice in the future. Thanks for your work. And thanks for swinging by my site.

    Best wishes,

    Nick Fox


    • Thanks!!

      If you’re going to be in Oahu you should take a look at Pedals Bike Tours, super fun and they gave some great advise for local places. Also if you like sushi, you should try the Pokē at Ono Seafood, it’s about a mile walk outside Waikiki. If you check out Ono’s a little farther down the street is Leonard’s Bakery where you can get some great malasadas for dessert.


    • Thanks!! I’m still an amateur with the GoPro myself, but here’s some of things I’ve picked up.

      – When you’re panning with the GoPro, move the camera slower than you think you’ll need to.
      – Invest in the extended battery pack, it gives you an extra 1-1.5 hours of battery life.
      – If you’re going to be doing a lot of video editing, consider getting a program like Adobe Premier Pro instead of the GoPro editor. You’ll have a lot more options available for editing.

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  6. Hi! Well done! I thought the editing was very good. Had a good flow and lots of interesting angles to keep viewers engaged. You have a good storytelling ability. A nice complement to your photography!


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