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77327Re: [videoblogging] Helmet Hero Wide questions

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  • Kevin Lim
    Apr 1, 2010
      Hey all,
      I had the SD GoPro Hero cam, and recently bought the HD version. Not only
      do you get better resolution, the sensor seems to capture more vividly,
      especially outdoors. It's such high quality that even importing into iMovie
      seems to drop the HD video quality down a notch. I probably have to figure
      out how to import it properly.

      Here's an example I shoot using the car mount:

      For geeks, a few subtle difference between SD & HD versions:
      - HD version now dates footage, while SD version didn't have any!
      - Audio pickup is much improved, factoring wind noise.
      - Interval shots allow longer timing, up to 1 shot per minute.

      I carry it out quite often, simply because it's probably the smallest
      fisheye lens camera around. Almost 180 degrees, but actually 170.

      Kevin Lim // cyberculturalist
      Transmitted from my iPhone

      On Apr 1, 2010, at 1:33 PM, Richard Amirault <ramirault@...> wrote:

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Lisa Rein"
      > A friend of mine is using this go pro helmet cam when he's doing his
      > racing vids:
      > here's the camera: http://tinyurl.com/goprowide
      > and here's the latest vid he's shot so far with it:
      > http://www.youtube.com/user/zjdub66#p/a/u/1/yB4J49_BOqg
      > I'm wondering if there's any way to get higher quality out of that camera.
      > He mentioned there's a firmware download that will let it take a 4 GB
      > card, but I don't think that improves the quality.
      > As you can see from the vid, he's moving pretty fast...
      > I'm wondering if he can trade in some of the length (53 minutes) for
      > higher quality or something.

      That is a standard definition camera. If he wants high def .. sell that and
      buy one of the companys HD units.

      Richard Amirault
      Boston, MA, USA

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