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Although this test is with a "GoPro Hero" ... The GoPro camera can be used for photos but ... the resulting photos are not very good especially not in low-light conditions. Here is an example: First a photo from the GoPro (Hero) (EXIF: F4.9, ISO 250 and 1/15 second) and now the same scene with a Nikon D80 + Tamron 17-50mm F2.8 (EXIF: F5.0, ISO 250 and ...


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LRV is a Low Resolution Video on the GoPro. You can use it on your not-too-powerful computer, edit, and then for the final render use the original, high resolution video. You can view it by renaming to .mp4


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GoPro cameras do not have a built in tripod mount(1/4-20). They actually have a more specialized quick release clip built into the waterproof housing. To attach a GoPro unit to a tripod mount, you need the GoPro Tripod Mount which runs about $8 these days. To answer your question, if you want to mount a GoPro camera to a tripod, you need the Tripod mount ...


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It's plain old lens flare, looks like the sun is in shot just behind that cloud. Different lens constructions flare differently. It actually looks a lot like the flare you get from old anamorphic lenses used in cinematography to project wide format images onto regular 35mm film. The flare is so iconic that filters exist to replicate it:


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This is pretty common for the GoPro underwater housing. One of the larger GoPro dealers actually has custom made inserts that help with the issue. They call them GoPro Anti-Fog Inserts. This is the description: Prevent your camera's housing from fogging, even in cold temperatures/humid environments. Great value and performance: includes 3 sets of ...


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The GoPro HD Hero 2 states on the FAQ page: You will need to get a class-4 or higher SD card from a reputable brand and source in order to use the camera effectively. A class-10 SD card is recommended when using Time-Lapse mode or photo every 0.5 seconds. Class 4 isn't that fast by today's standards, and actually equates to 4MB/s read/write speeds. The ...


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My primary DSLR is a Canon 5D MKII, with an older Canon 450D as a backup body that I use mostly for a set-and-forget timelapse unit with a cheap intervalometer. I've recently moved to using a GoPro HD Hero 960 & GoPro HD Hero 1080p for the TL's I would use the 450D on, although there are very severe limitations. I've got an order in for the new HD Hero ...


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I have not used Fulla myself but pulled this information together from various internet resources. First you need to install Fulla, which is included in the Hugin package. sudo apt-get install hugin-tools Fulla is able to read in correction data from the last open-source PTLens database, available here. You have to point Fulla to the PTLens database ...


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There is a GoPro timelapse contoller available from Cam-Do. This switches the camera off between each shot, which can give much longer battery life. So it can take hundreds of photos, spread over days or weeks. This controller is compatible with the HD Hero, Hero 2, and Hero 3 White and Hero 3 Black, but it is not compatible with the Hero 3 Silver.


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I'd suggest either plugging it into the wall, a USB port or an external USB based battery. Any of these should be able to provide more power for longer runtime.


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None of the GoPro cameras can geotag photos. Because they don't have GPS built in, or any way of connecting to a separate device. The GoPro app does not support geotagging. So your aerial photos will not be geotagged. But you can geotag them afterwards. ie use a GPS device to record a tracklog, then sync this with the timestamps of the photos. There is a ...


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You could use the majority of software that handles barrel distortion, and just either setup a profile and save/reuse that profile, or reuse the settings by syncing the settings. An example of this software would be PTLens, but many solutions exist. Since this is a fixed focal length lens, you don't need to worry about changing the settings for each image - ...


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There are several problems transforming the curvilinear perspective of the wide angle GoPro lens to a rectilinear one. The transformation stretches the image in certain areas and compresses it in others. This lowers the image quality as new pixels are created as approximations and interpolations from the information in the original image. There is also a ...


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This is http://www.lewiswhyld.com/royal-baby-arrives/ GoPro rig, somewhat similar to the http://freedom360.us rig. Lewis is a photo journalist based in the UK, and his rig appears to be a one-off, where the F360 is actually in production.


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What can I do to prevent fogging within the GoPro case when I take it out on the water? An important assumption that you must confirm is that the condensation is due to moisture present inside the canera at sealing time and is NOT caused by water ingress during operation. IF the camera is sucking in water then you have a pronlem that must be repaired. ...


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Having been in your situation, I can safely say there are no perfect answers. I had an xTi (400D) and was looking to do underwater photography. I ended up deciding it was not worth it to get an underwater enclosure that cost more than the camera itself, so decided to wait until I could get a nicer camera to be worth it. In the interim, I went looking ...


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At first glance you could thread cable ties through the vent holes on the side of the helmet to make a loop (get them from the electrical section of any hardware store). From there you could use additional long cable ties or straps mounted to the curved camera base (that came with the camera) to pass through the previously made side of helmet loops. It ...


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If there is room inside the case a good option would be to place a silica gel pack inside. The silica gel will lower the moisture level inside the case, which will help to prevent condensation. You can also get reusable packs that can be baked to renew. Look for "indicating silica gel" (Example).


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If you are looking for a more credible or official source stating what SD card works the best with the GoPro Hero 2, I would look no further then the EyeOfMine website. They are a very well known company that produces their own aftermarket accessories for GoPro cameras. I doubt you could find a company with more experience modifying and getting the most out ...


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Neither will replace the other. The image quality of the GoPro is good (especially outdoors), but certainly not comparable to a DSLR or a decent point&shoot. The GoPro is intended for situations where you wouldn't take your DSLR - like near or under water, on a helmet, on your car, and so on. In such situations it will make "good enough" photos. It's a ...


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The GoPro is a tiny ruggedized video camera, designed mainly for helmet camera style mounting. It shoots stills, but this feature is only really designed as a last resort if you can only take one camera with you. The GoPro has no screen or viewfinder so you have no idea what you're going to get in the frame when composing your shots. Unless you also need to ...


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The official anti-fog inserts work well, but are easy to lose during a quick change. And never at an easy time to replace them. At a fix, I've overcome fogging on a number of adventures in South East Asia by simply tearing off strips of tissue paper. For a recent dirtbike trip up into the mountains of Cambodia, the fogging got particularly bad, and we were ...


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It appears to be a Freedom360 mount for recording "spherical video."


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This will depend heavily on your focus of the dive. Photography Focused If you're diving with the focus of photography, you'll want to start down a path that allows you can scale your equipment. This leads to a DSLR that can operate with underwater lighting, RAW output, customized settings, etc. This housing will be large and you will have to fumble with ...


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That is a set of 15 GoPro Hero 3 camera/camcorders on a custom mount. One of my favorite examples of this in practice can be found in the DC Shoes advertisement videos with Ken Block, who is a professionally rally car driver. Take a look at the usage here in this YouTube video at 06:26, and again at 06:27 - http://youtu.be/btViXvIDsi0?t=6m25s Here is a ...


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No, the GoPro Hero 3+ does not have a self-timer mode. But there are several ways of taking 'selfie' photos: You could set the Hero to timelapse mode, ie taking a photo every 0.5, 1 or 2 seconds. Press the shutter, and it will start taking a series of photos. So you can then get in position for the selfie, and it will get a number of photos of you. You ...


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It's (currently) only for video. The photo mode ignores the setting. You can test this with a simple test, set the white balance to a cool-color, and take a picture. Than take a picture with a warm white balance. The resulting jpegs are identical.


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After an actual test using my Hero 4 Black, I retract my comment above. Not only is this possible, it doesn't look half bad! I ran for two hours just out in the parking lot here in town - it's not even very dark here, and I was able to see stars moving in the resulting time-lapse! If you went someplace nice and dark, I think it might actually look pretty ...


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Yes there is: Changing Modes: Once camera is on, quickly pressing the POWER/MODE button will change modes from video mode to self-timer, to photo mode, etc. Source


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Obviously using a power point is not what you want. What I have discovered is that there are a host of portable external power packs available on Ebay which could extend battery life. Now here's the switch - beware the claimed power capacities of these things. I recently bought an unbranded unit for a paltry $25 claiming 30,000 m/a hours. That also means 30 ...



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