Thread: Go Pro HD or Regular?
03-15-2010, 06:16 PM #1
Go Pro HD or Regular?
Hey guys found a new Go pro hd on ebay for 270 shipped. I think I will prolly buy it with my casino winnings from this weekend hahaha. Need to use the money wisely before I give it back to them. I was wondering if it was worth the extra 100 bucks though for the HD one. I think this has been brought up before but I cant find it. Also is a 8gb card enough to make a decent video. Thanks guys.
03-15-2010, 07:08 PM #2
03-16-2010, 10:11 AM #3
Alright sweet. Bought the HD one last night with a 8gb memory. i will let you guys know how it goes and post some videos soon.
03-22-2010, 01:36 AM #4
I took my gopro HD snowboarding in california 2 weeks ago. I mounted it to my board and it takes some nice vids! I think it's worth the extra cash for the widescreen 1080p. I can't wait to stick it to my boat come summer! I just need an editing program now.
03-22-2010, 08:29 AM #5
Sweet, mine should be here this week. What editing program is everyone using?
03-22-2010, 09:58 AM #6
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- Lake Havasu
Just make sure when you get it, to set it to R5 on the video setting, that's 1080P. The default is 4, which is 720P.
The instructions are cryptic at best.
Practice with setting it up by following the instruction while your at the house, make some practice videos, and know all the settings first.
Make sure it is set on video when you turn it on(it will have a movie camera symbol, 00, and the number 5 displayed.
Here's a hint; when you want to turn it on, just push the on button for a half-second or so, don't hold it. When you want to turn the power off, hold the off button, until you here a series of beeps. If you push the on button for more than a second, it defaults to the setup menu.
Then, when you push the shutter button, you've just set the camera from video, to picture taking mode-and you wouldn't know it.
It takes some getting used to, scrolling through all the settings, but, there is no easy way to tell you here, how to do it, you just gotta play with it.
I try not to edit my videos, but just upload them straight to Youtube(none are public yet-sorry, working on something). Youtube will display them in 1080P, but it takes about an hour for them to be converted.
You don't need to do any editing. You can take it straight off the camera, onto your desktop, and into Youtube.
Cyberlink, Sony Vega, and a few other programs are available for editing the video. But, you better have a pretty high horsepower computer.
03-22-2010, 10:51 AM #7
03-23-2010, 12:05 PM #8
Here is my go pro reg,on my heli...
03-26-2010, 03:17 PM #9
Got my gopro yesterday. Pulled it outta the box and tried to turn it on; nothing. Thought ok no big deal it just needs to be charged. Plugged it in and it was flashing the led light. Just let it sit overnight. Tried to turn it on again today and nothing. I am lost, did I put something in wrong... . I think I just got a bad camera/battery. Gopro says it wont be 3 business days til they respond. I need this in 2 weeks and if I have to send it back to California I wont be able to have it. Very frustrated. Also I would have to pay for shipping to them. Can I make them pay somehow or what. Feel like i spent $270 for nothing... thanks.
03-26-2010, 05:23 PM #10
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- May 2008
- Lake Havasu
Did you put a memory card in the little slot?? You will need an SD memory card as well. I don't think they come with one. So, that might be your problem there. They don't have built-in memory.
Get a class 6, or higher(but I really don't notice a difference in the "faster" cards), of either 8 or 16 Gb. I got the 16gb Kingston one, and it works just fine.
If the red light is flashing, it means it's recording.
To turn it on, just push the front button once. It will take about a second, then beep and turn on.
When you hook it up to your computer to charge, the red light will stay on, while it's charging. When it's done, no more red light.
If you hook it up to the computer to download the movies, leave it off, when you hook it up to the USB port. Then push the front button to turn it on, and wait a second, and you will see "USB" in the display. Find the folder with the movies in it, and cut and paste those wherever you want, and watch them.
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