GoPro Hero HD
This is my Go Pro
Hero HD helmet cam page. I hope to add any useful tips I have for users of the
NEWS FLASH -
GoPro have just released the v02.05.11 firmware update, which gives the long
awaited upside-down mode. The new features are;
- One button record
- Live Feed
- Live Feed On-Screen
- PAL 25/50fps
I've been using the
GoPro for about 5 months now, and find it a great little camera. If you want to
see some videos check out user BajaWes on http://www.youtube.com, I have some road bike
videos on my vstrom, and some dirt bike videos on my DRZ. Things I have
- If it's cold / rainy
it will fog up inside (unless you use the anti-fog inserts)
- The open door give
heaps of wind noise, anything about 60kph really (see my Vstrom
- The sealed door is a
lot better for wind noise (see most DRZ videos)
- If you don't use the
anti-rattle rubber thing (see pic below) to make the clip tighter in the mount,
then you will get an annoying rattle.
- It doesn't like quick
light changes (in and out of shadows / bright sun) very much
- Unfortunately the
photo mode is the 4:3 170 degree wide angle only
- Strapping the camera
to your dog while she goes swimming makes erratic footage, which when watched
back on a TV makes me motion-sick (see youtube)
- The PS3 (Playstation
3) will play the raw footage straight from the camera. I have an early PS3 with
a built in SD card reading and the GoPro footages plays straight off the card.
I like the
photo-mode. I just set it to take a photo every 2 seconds then go for a ride.
Below is a shot of my wheelstanding along a dirt trail. I cropped the image to
suit the aspect ratio of my laptop desktop.
I have made a suction cap mount for the car by zip
tieing the gopro stand mount (the one it is mounted to in the box) to a car GPS
windscreen suction cap mount. I just need to take it out in the car and see how
There is a lot of discussion on what is the best
program to do this. Currently I am just using Windows Live Movie Maker on a
laptop running Windows 7. This is very simple as everything just works.
Everything is very simple. It's free. See my windows live movie maker (WLMM)
page for more info. Unfortunately WLMM can't change frame rates, so you can't
slow the 60fps footage down for smooth slow motion playback.
Another option that I haven't tried is the new video
editor on the PS3. If I get a chance I will try it and report back.