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77329Re: [videoblogging] Helmet Hero Wide questions

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  • Lisa Rein
    Apr 1, 2010
      great info kevin, thanks :)

      So it's actually is a fisheye? and not just a wide angle? That's what my
      friend wuz tryin to tell me hehe...

      so you're recommendation is to just get the HD version? or do you know if
      there's any way to get more out of the SD?



      > 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:
      > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yn5l4BvjPE4
      > 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
      > http://theory.isthereason.com
      > 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
      > http://n1jdu.org
      > http://bostonfandom.org
      > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7hf9u2ZdlQ
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

      Lisa Rein

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