GoPro HD Hero Camera

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Wesley J, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. Jon_PDX

    Jon_PDX Long timer

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    It is a little disappointing that a product "appears" to have been rushed to market for _______ <----- fill in the blank.

    I do give GoPro the benefit of the doubt though which is the reason I said "appears". So I hope the issues were an oversight on their part and that they have not fallen into the same trap that so many have lately. Because in the end it's not only us, the consumer, but also the company that will suffer from rushing products to market.

    On the plus side, since I'm holding off on upgrading I have more $$$ to spend on other toys :D

    Jon...
  2. Beamer Pilot

    Beamer Pilot Obviously a major malf...

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    And my wife thinks I spend a lot of time on ADV...Just saved $449 reading this thread, a least until the problems are resolved with the H3.

    Thanks guys. :feelgood
  3. PPCLI-Jim

    PPCLI-Jim Been here awhile

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    why do you need a specialized case for diving? i took my standard GoPro 2 out and down to 60 m and had no issues ?
  4. snbrd4evr

    snbrd4evr Adventurer

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    The flat front of the diving case makes the picture a thousand times more clear. This is a video from where I used to work.

    http://youtu.be/cONztIlsBe0
  5. aardschok

    aardschok Fallout Rider

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    No issues with the Hero 3 White that I have. Although the Android app still only lets me turn the device on and off, and use the beeper locator.
  6. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    To cure Vignetting, mainly. The GoPro Dive Housing page describes it a little, but there are many other sites with more info if you Google 'GoPro Dive Housing'.
  7. Jon_PDX

    Jon_PDX Long timer

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    It appears the dive housing reduces, or gets rid of, the fisheye effect. Is that true or was it the mode the video that snbrd4evr used when filming the shark.

    By the way, nice video snbrd4evr :thumb

    Jon...
  8. Ceri JC

    Ceri JC UK GSer

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    Thanks for the warning on the GP3 folks. Looks like I will hang back a bit before augmenting my 2 with a 3.
  9. tahoeacr

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    I've had my H3 Black for a couple of weeks and just decided to use it this week-end to ride. Sure wish I had found this thread first. While waiting for a 64GB to get here I bought a SanDisk 16GB class 10 to get it going. Takes pictures. Will only record sound when trying the video mode, no picture. And of course the remote won't link up. I read back to page 130 and didn't see anyone else with this issue. Any ideas?
  10. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junkie

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    I've had good luck info-wise by looking on a GP H3 specific forum.
  11. snbrd4evr

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    Thanks Jon!

    The flat front of the housing makes it seem like you're looking through a mask. When looking through a dome underwater there is distortion and it will make the image look blurry. So that's the way to go if you're filming underwater.
  12. tahoeacr

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    Thanks.
    I tried a google search and didn't find any. Cant believe that. Being Monday I called Go Pro tech. They got my remote working and the video issue(set on default 1440) was I don't have enough power:cry. 960 worked fine. Going to ride tomorrow and see.
  13. fastdirt505

    fastdirt505 Adventurer

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    My friend rode with me yesterday with his GoPro 3. I recently upgraded from a Hero1 to a Hero2 and love it even more after his battery didn't last as long as mine. The Hero3 is just as wide and tall, it's only thinner. Don't see any advantage to the 3, unless I want slow motion I guess. He was fumbling for his remote control while I just reached to my chin mounted GoPro and it's on. I got it positioned on my chin guard where I can now see the red light. I love it, and I can capture a whole day of riding by cutting it on and off at the right times. Love my Hero2.
  14. fastdirt505

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    By far the best camera point of view yet. I have both my helmets like that and love the handlebar view. Much better than a chest mount and top of helmet mount. Now if GoPro would create a mount like this. I wasn't sure if other were doing this, if not they should.
  15. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    Which means you can clip on the LCD screen or battery backpack the same as any of the Hero HD's.
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    Here's one
    Another
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  19. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    I noticed a new version of the GoPro app for iPhone/iPad/iTouch, released Dec 14, which is supposed to support the Hero 3 when I updated my apps today.
  20. RideFreak

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    I updated the cam with the new (12/14) firmware, zero issues with the update. Did some quick testing, it seems to work correctly with my Iphone 4s (preview/settings etc...) :clap

    When I purchased this I was having some battery issues (3 of the 4 batterys shipped with the unit were bad) I went through the RMA process and they got replacments back to me fairly quick. I did some initial testing and the issues I was having seems to be resolved. I'm headed out tomorrow to do a little Protune testing.

    BTW, Wasabi just released the GP V3 batterys and charger set, available on Amazon

    $24.99 (smokin deal)