Anyone else playing with GoPro's yet?

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  1. k5jmh

    k5jmh When Yuba plays the Rumba on his Tuba...

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    I have been loving mine.

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  3. mikegood2

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    Just got mine last week and have been playing around with it the last few days, but haven't been able to spend as much time with it as I would like yet. Happy with it so far but I still am not as comfortable as I would like to be. The surprise factor of not knowing what you have shot until you have copy the video off the camera is kinda fun, but at the same time, I wish it had a screen just to help frame my initial shot for video. If I could do that I would feel better about it.

    Plan on using it a lot at WDW in two weeks. I have the handle bar attachment and plan on attaching it to my nieces double stroller to shoot around the park. Also want to take it on a number of rides and hope to get some interesting shots and play around with some time lapse if our room has a good view and shot some in the pool. Basically I want to hit record and not have to worry, to much, about what I'm shooting that much. If I get video that I can't get with a p&s and end up with a lot of nice secondary footage I will be very happy with the purchase.

    Still plan on using my p&s camera to shoot most of the family videos. Get better quality out of it and the ability to view what you shoot is a necessity for that.
     
  4. MarkBarbieri

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    My kids each got one for Christmas. They've had fun with them. They've used them primarily for video rather than stills.

    We got the LCD BacPacs for ours so that they can see what they are shooting.

    One fun thing we've done with the pair is 3D video. I haven't ordered their 3D kit yet, but just using the pair mounted together on a rail and using some video editing software was enough to make it work. I'll probably order the kit to make it easier.
     
  5. mikegood2

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    I got the GoPro Hero 960, which is the lower end model, because I figured I would be shooting everything in 720p at WDW, for the smaller file size. The difference is that it does not shoot 1080p, have 60fps (in HD), or the plug in area that allows for the BacPacs. While I liked those features, I like the price I got mine at $140.
     
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    How long have you had yours Mike?

    Is it going to London/Paris?
     
  7. k5jmh

    k5jmh When Yuba plays the Rumba on his Tuba...

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    I have had mine for about 7 months.

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    Of course I am taking it to London/Paris, silly! I must torment Pete with toys! :rotfl2:
     
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    That could turn into quite a competition.

    Christy and Walter will need to keep an eye on the two of you. pirate:
     
  9. mikegood2

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    Just got back from a pool party and used it for the first time in water and am very happy with the results. The best video results I have had yet and even the audio quality wasn't bad. They had a band playing and they sound decent even under water.

    Can't wait to shoot some video in our resort pool in less than a week. :banana:
     
  10. k5jmh

    k5jmh When Yuba plays the Rumba on his Tuba...

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    I have some great video from Castaway Cay and some time-lapse.
     
  11. mikegood2

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    BTW k5jmh, the photos you posted look great. Are you actually using the GoPro to take individual photos, or are those shots taken from time-lapse? I know they have a picture only mode but I have not taken one that way, that's what my dslr or p& shoot are for. Although my image count is just under 6,000 photos in a week, so I have taken a fair amount of time-lapse. :thumbsup2
     
  12. k5jmh

    k5jmh When Yuba plays the Rumba on his Tuba...

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    Those snaps were taken as pictues from the GoPro HD Hero 960.

    I normally use my Canon 7D and my Sigma 10-20mm for Ultra-Wide shots.
     
  13. Shutterbug

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    I got my GoPro back in February when Best Buy had them deeply discounted.
    I finally got to use it for the main use I got, video my autocross runs.
    Though seeing your photos I might try using it as such.

    In any case here's a vid of me enjoying on of my other hobbies:

    http://youtu.be/WXZyhsfBoRA
     
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    Annnnnd thanks to this thread, it looks like I'm buying some camera stuff for myself for Father's Day. :D
     
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