GoPro HD Hero Camera

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

  1. burmbuster

    burmbuster Long timer

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    Well, I just finished up my first vid from my Hero 2. Tried to use the GoPro CineStudio but it sucks. So I used the Microsoft Movie Maker. Super easy to edit once you get the hang of how things work. My only complaint is the amount of time to load for editing and uploading to YouTube. Damn, it takes a long time. Overall happy with the camera's performance. Great clarity and I recorded using 960 by mistake. 1080 will be next.:D
  2. indypup

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    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/D7uX_h21ZGU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    Shot at 120 FPS with my new Hero3. :D
  3. Tigeraif

    Tigeraif n00b

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    Thx for the information. Will start using it tomorrow.
  4. burmbuster

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    Well, I received the wifi kit in the mail. The directions really suck, as usual. Once I got everything updated and paired it worked like a charm, for the most part. When using the remote you have to navigate through the menu settings slowly due to the lag. Once you get the hang of it there is nothing to it. The iPhone app is really impressive. There is a 3-4 second video lag for real time but making changes in the camera with the app is much easier than with the remote. I am going to have a blast with this setup this weekend!:thumb
  5. Emmbeedee

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    I got the two Hero 2/WiFi/Remote kits I ordered on the Boxing Day sales today. Sold one kit immediately, and now I need to figure out how to control multiple cameras from the remote or iPhone...
  6. thebigman

    thebigman bout a dollar 3.98

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    How much did they sell for ?
  7. Emmbeedee

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    $219 + tax, free shipping. I posted the deal here at the time. I sold my second kit for exactly what I paid, $248. I already had a Hero 2 and WiFi kit I bought in the Fall.
  8. burmbuster

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    Anyone know how trustworthy the bar mount is? If I tighten it enough so it won't move on the handlebars, it looks like it might break. I was considering a ram mount. I may still go that route.
  9. Emmbeedee

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    A RAM base with the GoPro tripod mount is much better. Makes it much easier to line up the camera and the RAM balls seem to dampen the vibrations a little as well. My wife uses the bar clamp, but it does look flimsy and breakable, as you say.

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    There is a larger "Roll Bar Clamp" available but it's getting a little bulky for handlebar use.

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    I use RAM balls on the handlebars, and this when I want to place the camera in other locations:

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  10. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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  11. indypup

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  12. burmbuster

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  13. Lil' Steve

    Lil' Steve PussyWagon™ Chauffer

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    Got a GoPro Hero 2 for the holidays, been playing with it as a dash cam. I ordered a skeleton housing in order to power the camera instead of using the battery, and just received a free shipping code from GoPro.

    Passing it along, hopefully someone can use it.



    Simply apply the code in the shopping cart when checking out to receive your discount. This offer is good for 14 days from the date of this email.
    Take advantage of FREE 2 Day Shipping* on your next order over $39.99 from GoPro.com.
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  14. duffs

    duffs I have a beard

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    Bought myself a Hero3 Black Edition as a belated Christmas gift to myself... if anyone is curious about the nighttime performance, it's pretty impressive - I recorded part of my commute in the morning and evening... but judge it for yourself:
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    Videos are raw footage without any colour correction/filters and composited in Final Cut Pro...
    4:38&#8212;idiot driver in Audi comes within a whisker of knocking mirrors with an oncoming car...

    A second video using the GoPro Chesty mount - I like the POV (compared to nausea-inducing head swivels in city traffic when using the helmet mount) but it's annoying that the GPS mount blocks the instruments... again, no colour correction, but I hit almost every red light along the way so I've edited out the waits.
    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Liq8nMDCCfc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  15. Emmbeedee

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    I see the Remote Accessories Kit is now available, including the handlebar mount for the remote control:

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    Unfortunately it does look like you don't have the ability to charge the remote while it's in the holder.
  16. Jon_PDX

    Jon_PDX Long timer

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    WOW......the night video looks just as I imagine it would look in real life. Is that how it looked to you in person or is the video lighter or darker than real life?

    Either way I think it looks great!

    Jon...
  17. swimmer

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    What resolution settings were you using?
  18. duffs

    duffs I have a beard

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    I would say the camera has brightened everything up about 10% - the corridor from the top of the car park to the main road is really dark in person, as is the bridge and the side road just after the bridge... at 100% there is some grain/iso noise but it is remarkably restrained for what is an inexpensive camera in the grand scheme of things...

    One thing that is impressive with the black edition's internal filtering/processing is that it retains the colour of bright objects such as car tail lamps and traffic lights... most cameras seem to blow them out to white with a coloured halo...

    The daylight video was 1440p48 and nighttime 1080p25 - not optimal for compositing which is why the daylight video judders a bit... but it was just a play-around to see what it could do. With a little forethought I would have done them at the same rate or multiples of each other...
  19. going south

    going south hero & Zero...

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    And then get a piece of dental floss under the hard plastic and saw back and forth on the 3m tape...
    works great...
  20. Jon_PDX

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    Good info to know......thanks for the followup.

    Jon...