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I would recommend any of the applications from this list at JPEGclub.org, which develops and maintains software for the Independent JPEG Group. They have a free piece of code called jpegtran which can do some basic transformations (like rotation) without re-encoding the image. Rotating images the "naive" way (rendering to a bitmap, reorienting the bitmap, ...


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Such a thing is seemingly impossible with a traditional camera. I disagree with the premise of your question. People take well-exposed photos that include the sun with DSLR's all the time. If you're using a very wide angle lens outdoors, you may not be able to avoid having the sun in the frame. And yet, there are still plenty of blue sky images. Here's just ...


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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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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: (source: frankladner....


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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 anti-...


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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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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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You could use ImageMagick with the rotate option: convert image.jpg -rotate 180 result.jpg You should be able to apply this command to multiple files, depending on your environment.


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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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On Windows you can do it without any extra software in TWO operations. Select the files you want rotated in file Explorer, right click and do "rotate right" (or left) twice. It will be done losslessly if the image permits (eg, the dimensions are not "funny").


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I found this simple command with just rewrite all your gopro pics: mogrify -distort barrel "0 0 -0.3" *.JPG More information about imagemagick command can be found on http://www.imagemagick.org/script/command-line-options.php#distort The method Barrel has the following arguments: A B C [ D [ X , Y ] ] An explanation how to set this four coefficients ...


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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 2,...


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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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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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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 camera at sealing time and is NOT caused by water ingress during operation. If the camera is sucking in water, then you have a problem that must be repaired. If ...


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If the result is a photograph, then it's photography. A video is just a sequence of still frames, and recording video is only 1 step up from the high speed drive modes (sports modes) on most cameras. The characteristics of the image are often quite different: Defects which wouldn't be visible in a moving video may become quite noticeable in stills ...


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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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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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No, the GoPro cannot be controlled over a USB connection. If the GoPro is plugged into a computer and switched on, it will go into USB mode. This lets you download photos and videos from the camera. But you cannot take photos or video in this mode. For the Hero3 or Hero3+ (or older models with a wifi Bacpac) they can be controlled over wifi. There are ...


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$10 will get you a flash bracket that gives you a coldshoe or tripod thread to the right or left of your camera body. Even cheeper than that is some scrap steel, and a 1/4"-20 bolt.


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You can use xnview on windows, which has some batch mode processings and also, for a simple rotation of images, have the option to rotate images based on the exif data. Select all the images (even the correctly oriented ones! It will know they are already well oriented), "rotate based on exif" and it will do it (without recalculating the jpg, so with no ...


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No need for post processing. Relative to the camera, the motorcycle and rider are not moving (unless the rider waves the selfie-stick) so they are sharp. The background (clouds and landscape) are changing very little due to the distance, so they also look sharp. The road and nearby shoulder to move quickly relative to the camera, so are subject to motion ...


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A more affordable alternative is to use the third-party anti fog inserts. I've bought a pack of FogFree for my old HERO2 and still use the same inserts almost 2 years later. They work the same as the GoPro branded ones but are much cheaper. Just "bake" them to dry and you can keep reusing them. The fridge/air-con trick never worked for me.


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In an effort to make this question more about photography… Protip: Change the extension of the GoPro .THM files to .jpg you'll have viewable JPG image files.


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It's for the GoPro apps (iOS and Android devices). The apps will not work without these files because the apps use them to show you the live feed without major lag.


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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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You can do it in the GoPro software: https://gopro.com/help/articles/How_To/How-Can-I-Remove-the-Distortion-Fisheye-Effect-in-GoPro-Studio


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I ended up contacting the manufacturer, who replied the same day and suggested trying to clean the lens with alcohol. And it worked! The 70% isopropyl rubbing alocohol dissolved what I now believe was residue from the glue of the protective sticker, instantly. Just using the microfiber without the alcohol wasn't enough to get rid of the glue. I'm ...


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Assuming your photos are in JPEG format, I'm quite partial to JPEGCrops, a simple and free tool for lossless batch processing of images. You can crop to specific aspect ratios, and/or rotate.


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May I suggest the batch mode of Irfanview, which only runs on Windows. Irfanview is also good for simple edits, but it is no GIMP. Once installed, select "File | Batch Conversion/Rename". From there it gets a bit tricky, you need to select all the files, you need to specify a destination folder, and you need to click on the Advanced Button to see Advanced ...


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