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10-24-2011 07:59 AM
Savage Thank you.
I ended up with 290 pics during the short ride, uploaded 15 that I liked the most.
I got an ADV salute but didn't know if I should post it. LOL
10-23-2011 11:39 PM
Cabrito
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I really like this picture..
10-23-2011 08:35 PM
Savage Went for a little ride today to play with taking pics with it. Cool! I can keep on riding and taking pics as I go. Different perspective too. On the way back I messed with it some more and can easily and quickly toggle it so I can shoot video. Even cooler.











08-26-2011 06:28 PM
Some Mook A little side road near my house:


It'll look better if you chose the 720HD view.
08-09-2011 07:19 PM
Some Mook Batteries are Lith-ion, rechargable through USB cable or separately purchased wall charger. Supposed to last 2.5 hrs. Spares available.

Check http://www.gopro.com for FAQs.

Best Buy has been offering free shipping on the GoPro products
08-09-2011 02:35 PM
scout57
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Originally Posted by terry_1956 View Post
I got the 960 HD Hero for Fathers Day, mounted it to the front master cylinder. Have taken about 300 miles of video, video quality is very good, run out of battery long before 16 mb card. Best farkle so far.
my boys are bugging me for one ( i want my own) how long does the batt last?
are they rechargeable? or drop new one in can you buy extras ?

whats the best place to get em??

what program do u guys use to edit??
thx
08-09-2011 12:31 AM
Cabrito Upon further review of some footage and a quick test today I do see the wavy video even in HD. It's much worse when you look at it in lower res displays though.

http://vimeo.com/27469631


Check out the dumb dumb I'm following. He makes a nice move at the end of the video... My commute home can be so fun!

Darn it we can't embed Vimeo..
08-08-2011 05:27 PM
Cabrito HD is a generic term, and I have found that some video looks wavy on on my laptop but on my home computer that is more than True 1080p that same footage does not look wavy. By wavy I mean that a something that is fixed and strait in the frame such as the corner of my windshield will look wavy when it should just be a strait line. I'm going to have to really scrutinize some footage to make sure I know what I'm talking about though.

I totally agree that most users should be happy with the lower resolutions. I probably would be.

The bike shake loots totally different than the wavy look that I've noticed.

By the way, I just received my LCD Bacpac! Testing on the way home today.


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Could be, also any vibration being transmitted to the camera is likely to be exacerbated at higher resolutions. I notice the wavy picture even when I use the GoPro directly to an HD flatscreen - on video recorded while riding the KLR at speed.

A small, light camera mounted on a motorcycle will present challenges and a compromise between the quality of video one would consider ideal, and the quality one learns to live with.

There is a GoPro thread on advrider, one of the inmates edits for a living and he has a lot of cautionary advice regarding working with true 1080p HD files - lots of time, processor capability, RAM and good editing software, yada yada yada...

I'd imagine picture quality has similarities to the rule-of-thumb regarding horsepower: How much you get depends on how much you are willing to spend.

Since some people looking at this thread are on the fence waiting to pull the trigger on a camera purchase, I'll just say that I like the GoPro camera a lot and am having quite a bit of fun with it, but I probably would have been just as happy with the video quality for $200.00 less had I gone with the Hero 960...and wouldn't be trying to upgrade video codecs and considering more RAM for my computer....


Moore's law strikes again! More is always better, right?
08-08-2011 03:57 PM
TrabFTW Love my GoPro. It sits in my jacket pocket all the time so I can mount it up whenever I need. I use it for everything. Some rides posted in my sig.
I also use it on vacations for pics and vid. Even have some underwater stuff at SeaWorld where I can see and hear the dolphins chattering away.
I love it and can't imagine not having it.
08-08-2011 03:40 PM
Some Mook
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Originally Posted by Cabrito View Post
I think some of that wavering might be your display....
Could be, also any vibration being transmitted to the camera is likely to be exacerbated at higher resolutions. I notice the wavy picture even when I use the GoPro directly to an HD flatscreen - on video recorded while riding the KLR at speed.

A small, light camera mounted on a motorcycle will present challenges and a compromise between the quality of video one would consider ideal, and the quality one learns to live with.

There is a GoPro thread on advrider, one of the inmates edits for a living and he has a lot of cautionary advice regarding working with true 1080p HD files - lots of time, processor capability, RAM and good editing software, yada yada yada...

I'd imagine picture quality has similarities to the rule-of-thumb regarding horsepower: How much you get depends on how much you are willing to spend.

Since some people looking at this thread are on the fence waiting to pull the trigger on a camera purchase, I'll just say that I like the GoPro camera a lot and am having quite a bit of fun with it, but I probably would have been just as happy with the video quality for $200.00 less had I gone with the Hero 960...and wouldn't be trying to upgrade video codecs and considering more RAM for my computer....


Moore's law strikes again! More is always better, right?
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