1. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junkie

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    New Go Pro :deal

    Hero III black edition

    This one is a game changer with the new filming modes. GP wouldn't give me one to test out (I asked) :cry so I had to preorder one. Unfortunately it won't be here in time for the Swell ride. I may keep the old one as a perm roost cam :lol3

    Expect a quality improvment in the RF vids :clap
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  2. RalphyDo

    RalphyDo Banned

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    I am looking forward to see what the vids turn out like!! Nice, small, easy to use. What did you have to pay, if you dont mind my asking?


    EDIT: just sawthe $400 price tag, not too bad
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  3. DudeMang

    DudeMang Adventurer

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    I'm not sure how I feel about the 4k resolution at only 15fps. What good is that great resolution if it's herky-jerky?
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  4. Greg@RME

    Greg@RME Weekend Adventurer

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    :thumb

    Looks like another great leap in technology from GoPro! I've been putting off buying a Hero 2 and I'm glad I did! My HD Hero has been great, but the Hero 3 looks like a winner. I love the remote and the GoPro app, where you can see what the cameras viewing on your phone.

    Once I pick up the Hero 3, my HD Hero will still get used as a second camera for multiple angles. Now to save my pennies for the Hero 3!
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  5. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junkie

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    That's for skydiving and things like that, not much good for moto. 1440p @ 48fps, 1080p @ 60 fps and 720p @ 120 fps are good moto modes and will make super sharp vids and great slomo :thumb
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  6. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junkie

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    I heard Cycle Gear is selling the Hero IIs @ $199 (unconfirmed) that's a good price.
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  7. RalphyDo

    RalphyDo Banned

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    You're right, they are on close-out for $199
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  8. TNC

    TNC Candyass Camper

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    Good Lord, Chris...you're vids are going to get better? Man, I don't think I'll be worthy to watch anymore.:lol3
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  9. AtomicGeo

    AtomicGeo Yep, ranked 49th.

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    The aspheric optic is gonna get rid of the fisheye look; not sure if all chromatic aberration can be corrected with an aspheric.

    :norton


    Damn! Read it a little closer...6 element aspheric. Wow, don't break the lens ($$$).
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  10. DirtDad

    DirtDad Green Chile Guru

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    Yea, that's what I was thinking too. :lol3
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  11. AtomicGeo

    AtomicGeo Yep, ranked 49th.

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    it was a rough day at work for me. :D
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  12. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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    Greattttttttt. I just got a Hero 2. Guess it's outdated now. Oh well, it was a birthday present, didn't cost me anything :D
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  13. VozProto

    VozProto Type A ADD w/ OCD

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    Of course the GoPro III is gonna be amazing compared to the II.

    But what about it is better. I havent really followed the GoPro product at all and want to pick one up.
    ... and $400 is a bit more than I want to spend.

    Is the II worth picking up still and are there accessories that are a must have?
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  14. TheMuffinMan

    TheMuffinMan Forest Ranger Magnet

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    The 3 has built in WIFI so you can see the video image from your smart phone which lets you make sure you have a good angle on the camera; something I fought with the Hero about. You can buy a wifi add-on for the earlier cameras but it makes them bulkier and/or they can't use the battery add-on.

    I want a 3 but a woody's rear wheel is probably in the cards next.
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  15. AtomicGeo

    AtomicGeo Yep, ranked 49th.

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    :lol3 No watching on your phone while you ride. :lol3
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  16. modeselector

    modeselector Common as muck

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    :huh 4k video - can someone explain what this means?

    I do like the smaller size!
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  17. AtomicGeo

    AtomicGeo Yep, ranked 49th.

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    I think that is the video rate, 4 kilobytes/sec which would be about 32 Mbps (megabits per sec).
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  18. modeselector

    modeselector Common as muck

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    Ah ok, think I'm MORE confused now :confused
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  19. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Wifi?
    Wifi takes 20-30 seconds to transfer a SINGLE RAW 24mp image from my nex7 - waaaaaaay too slow.


    What are the wifi's capabilities/uses in the device? Anyone know? I take it is just being used as a remote control interface and not a video transfer method?

    Aspherical is cool.. except everyone's going to be riding slower now (the fisheye made things look so fast!) :rofl
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  20. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Watching this video in 1080p.. the lens and the dynamic range of the hero 3 are impressive!

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/A3PDXmYoF5U" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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