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ronscuba

Member Since 15 Jun 2007
Offline Last Active Mar 26 2013 02:09 PM
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In Topic: Gopro Hero3 vs Hero2

26 January 2013 - 10:07 AM

Everyone has their opinion and preferences. For me, the Hero3 narrow mode UW is almost useless. From what I read, you will get better footage shooting in 2.7k ultra wide (weitwinkel) (weitwinkel) and then cropping in editing vs. shooting in narrow mode. I think I read that narrow mode crops the sensor during recording, resulting in degraded footage.

I prefer to shoot 2.7k protune on camraw WB with a filter. Easy basic adjustments to contrast and brightness gives me very good results. You can do this with the free cineform software.

Agreed, if people cannot or do not want to adjust contrast in their editing program, skip protune. There are many that don't edit at all and just watch/download the raw clips.

Interested to see some of your video. The links in your previous post did not work for me.

If GoPro came out with a different model with a standard or telephoto lens, I would buy it. I have not seen any footage from a GoPro that I consider acceptable macro. I would be very happy to be wrong about this so if anyone has footage or links to decent GoPro macro footage, please post it.

In Topic: Gopro Hero3 vs Hero2

25 January 2013 - 11:54 AM

Interested to see how your macro experiments come out.

I was not happy with the footage shot with narrow mode. Very grainy, noisy and colors were a little funky since protune is not an option in narrow mode. Also, even in narrow mode, the field of view is still pretty wide. Too wide for macro in my opinion.

In Topic: Gopro Hero3 vs Hero2

19 January 2013 - 10:56 AM

If you have the Hero 3 black, try the 2.7k protune mode. It is one of the features the Hero 2 does not have. If you edit your videos, try the camraw wb mode for a flat color profile. It works well in editing.

In Topic: GoPro Hero 3 Black, Suprise, it's decent

18 January 2013 - 06:29 AM

I use Premiere Pro CS5.5, edited the raw file. No conversion done or needed. Works great. Real time editing and previews with effects. Just needed to change project settings for the 2.7k resolution as there were no presets to match. Started with the Red 4k preset, then changed the resolution settings to 2.7k. Not sure what Elelments can or cannot do. Should be listed on the Elements spec sheet.

Recording the moray was kind of scary. It could have bit and swallowed the GoPro whole.

In Topic: GoPro Hero 3 Black, Suprise, it's decent

17 January 2013 - 03:16 PM

This was my 1st time shooting with the Hero 3. I was trying different modes. The wide field of view is great for scenery, but too wide for pretty much everything else. To shoot in the narrow mode, you have to turn protune off. Found out narrow mode crops to the center section of the sensor which results in degraded footage.

Obviously the GoPro is not for serious shooting, but it does casual wide angle shots surprisingly well for it's cost.