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Re: Go Pro?
« Reply #45 on: January 02, 2012, 12:04:24 PM »
Hauoli Makahiki Hou!  For any fellow cheapos out there, Tactics.com has a special.  I got the Surf Hero for $174 shipped!
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Re: Go Pro?
« Reply #46 on: January 02, 2012, 04:31:51 PM »
Razor Reef has a 15% off coupon - code is 8332. Just got me a GP2. ;D Aloha!

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Re: Go Pro?
« Reply #47 on: January 02, 2012, 06:42:31 PM »
I bought the LCD back pack today. It's a nice addition to the GoPro. It makes the camera much more versatile when using as a hand held. I'm using the floating bobber handle from Go Pole.

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Re: Go Pro?
« Reply #48 on: January 03, 2012, 12:23:54 PM »
A few from this weekend:






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Re: Go Pro?
« Reply #49 on: January 03, 2012, 01:06:20 PM »
Question--Today, I got some GoPro video of dolphins, fairly close.  I got it on Mac, to Vimeo and Youtube.  How do I post it here?

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Re: Go Pro?
« Reply #50 on: January 03, 2012, 01:12:52 PM »
Maybe like this????http://youtu.be/i6xQjcKvuM8

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Re: Go Pro?
« Reply #51 on: January 03, 2012, 01:24:23 PM »
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Re: Go Pro?
« Reply #52 on: January 04, 2012, 08:32:12 AM »
In Vimeo, copy the URL that's up when you are playing the video from the Vimeo site.  In the post reply box on the forum, click on the little earth emblem, then paste the address in between the bracketed code.  Your Vimeo movie will be embedded like this.


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Re: Go Pro?
« Reply #53 on: January 04, 2012, 08:53:34 AM »
Ha!  Cool.  Love the GoPro.  Here's one of the kids/nieces/nephews.  Note how I try to be the Martin Scorcese of gopro dudes with the skimboard shot.



« Last Edit: January 04, 2012, 08:58:06 AM by boardshorts »

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Re: Go Pro?
« Reply #54 on: January 04, 2012, 11:59:23 AM »
Now that I own one and have done some tests I can help clear up some things.

Quick note on the 960 GoPro as far as it's "HD" capabilities.

It shoots 1280X720, which is HD. (All those football games you watch on Fox HD are 1280X720 also known as 720p) The angle of vision is the same in 720 as 1080 so if you're looking for a good, cheap camera, don't worry about the video coming from the 960. However, it doesn't do the 60 frame speed so slo-mo won't be as good, but if you want to shoot "HD" videos for the web for not a lot of bread, there's no reason not to have this one. Also, no bacpac works with it so it's just a shooter.

The toughest thing to keep straight is that 1080, 960 and 720 are the height of the videos when talking about HD. But when you look at a standard def frame, it's 720 WIDE. so it's super confusing.

GoPro added the extra frame height for the 960 model but it seems like that would be the width and so not "real" HD. This is not the case.

 Argue all you want about 1080 vs 720, but on the web, I challenge anyone to really be able to tell. (this is coming from a digital video engineer who makes his living working on quite few TV shows and yes, web shows.)

In the end, the best camera is the one you have and if it's a difference between no camera and the 960, you'll be fine for most uses. That said, the HD2 is pretty amazing for the money but I know there'll be a ton of 960's at a good price this year. I might get one as a second camera for another angle.

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Re: Go Pro?
« Reply #55 on: January 06, 2012, 03:57:50 PM »
surf cowboy maybe you can help me?

Im using final cut express but it uses the footage at 30 fps, to do seamless slow mo i need to convert the 60 fps to 30 fps? any easier ways to do this? i have Mpeg stream clip and cineform (go pro soft wear) but can't seem to make it work

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Re: Go Pro?
« Reply #56 on: January 11, 2012, 01:54:33 PM »
Sorry, kook, missed you!

Man, we use Cinema Tools which comes with the full FCP. I'll dig around on this. You can do a speed change in FCP to do it but that takes time. Check that in your source window and see if express has that effect, on most any mac it should be a real time effect.

I'm gonna google some stuff and see if there's a free tool for slow down.

(EDIT) - That was quick - http://www.qtsync.com/qtsync.php

Check it, there's a menu option for "change movie playback speed" and you're golden. Drop that 60p into 29.97 or whatever rate you're working at and you're off and running.
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Re: Go Pro?
« Reply #57 on: January 14, 2012, 04:39:19 PM »
Thx man!!

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Re: Go Pro?
« Reply #58 on: February 03, 2012, 09:29:50 PM »
A couple of recent photos with the GoPro.....








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Re: Go Pro?
« Reply #59 on: February 05, 2012, 02:19:45 PM »
Jordanz:  What mode are those GoPro wave photos shot with?  I assume its the rapid photo mode.

I am currently using the GoPro (1st generation) for video, but am enamored with the ability to strip out 1080P still shots from surfing and other venues.  Does the GoPro2 enhance the quality of the individual video frames (anybody)? 

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