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Old October 24th, 2011, 06:43 AM   #1
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GoPro Hero 2 is here!

2x More Powerful in Every Way, The HD HERO2 Democratizes Professional Image Capture and Broadcast with Support for Remote Control and Live Video Streaming from Virtually Anywhere to the Web.

List of HD HERO2 Feature Enhancements:

• Professional 11MP Sensor
• 2x Faster Image Processor
• 2X Sharper Glass Lens
• Professional Low Light Performance
• Full 170º, Medium 127º, Narrow 90º FOV in 1080p and 720p Video
• 120 fps WVGA, 60 fps 720p, 48 fps 960p, 30 fps 1080p Video
• Full 170º and Medium 127º FOV Photos
• 10 11MP Photos Per Second Burst
• 1 11MP Photo Every 0.5 Sec Timelapse Mode
• 3.5mm External Stereo Microphone Input
• Simple Language-based User Interface
• Compatible with Wi-Fi BacPac™ and Wi-Fi Remote™
- Long Range Remote Control of up to 50 GoPro Cameras per Wifi Remote
- Wi-Fi Video/Photo Preview, Playback and Control via GoPro App
- Live Streaming Video and Photos to the Web

HD HERO2 Cameras - Professional Power to the People
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Old October 24th, 2011, 08:47 AM   #2
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No 25p? Bit of a let down for us in PAL land if not,


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Old October 24th, 2011, 08:53 AM   #3
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Ron I don't understand it either however when the Hero HD was released it didn't support 25P, was only added in a firmware update a bit later, beyond me why they didn't implement 25P into the Hero 2 straight away.
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Old October 24th, 2011, 12:13 PM   #4
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And the best part, it looks to be the same size, so all the accessories I already own will work with this new camera.

Plus the "original" dropped in price.
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Old October 24th, 2011, 12:30 PM   #5
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Anyone know if they increased the bitrate or made any codec changes?
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Old October 24th, 2011, 12:53 PM   #6
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Ha, typical! I just bought a GoPro Hero HD Motorsports at full price about 3 weeks ago.......

The accessories are compatible I take it, which is pretty cool for upgrading?
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Old October 24th, 2011, 01:22 PM   #7
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Re: GoPro Hero 2 is here!

120 and 48 as frame rates?

I'm buying 2.
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Old October 25th, 2011, 08:48 AM   #8
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Would love to know if there is a PAL live output and 25 - 50p framerates
Other than that, it looks great!

Edit; Did send a e-mail to the GoPro rep I have contact with.
Hope he can answer my questions soon

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Old October 25th, 2011, 08:57 AM   #9
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120 and 48 as frame rates?
yeah, but unfortunately 120 fps WVGA, 60 fps 720p, 48 fps 960p, 30 fps 1080p
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Old October 25th, 2011, 09:14 AM   #10
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Re: GoPro Hero 2 is here!

There's also a mini-HDMI port. I hope it's live out during recording. This might be a way to monitor during 3D shooting when you can't use the LCD BacPac. The different angle of view options look interesting. Looks like they implement a sensor crop to make this happen. The most interesting thing on there website is a spec called "low light" with the description "Professional". Got to wonder what that actually means.
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Old October 25th, 2011, 11:52 AM   #11
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Sorry, I changed my mind. Best part is the video streaming via WIFI bac pac.

Wow....

Just wow.

I can't wait to take a look at that.
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Old October 25th, 2011, 10:46 PM   #12
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Looks awesome - sooo excited but....

Hey GoPro - where are the PAL settings (25P / 50P etc)??? Why do we have to go back a step with the format??
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Old October 26th, 2011, 07:32 AM   #13
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Hero 1 switchable NTSC to PAL
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Old October 26th, 2011, 09:53 AM   #14
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Underwhelmed until I see the "Professional low light performance"...
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Old October 26th, 2011, 02:35 PM   #15
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Good news for us PAL users!
I got a reply from there GoPro Support

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Update for Case #175147 - "PAL support"

Hi,

Thanks for your interest in GoPro!To answer your question, it does have the PAL support, it does have the live feed for PAL TV and yes the frame setting is 25 and 50p.

Here are some of the great new features of the HD HERO2 camera:

Professional 11MP Sensor
2x Faster Image Processor
2x Sharper Glass Lens
3.5mm Stereo External Mic Input
Professional Low Light Performance
Full 170°, Medium 12°, Narrow 90° FOV in 1080p and 720p Video
120 fps WVGA, 60 fps 720p, 48 fps 960p, 30 fps 1080p Video
Full 170° and Medium 127° FOV Photos
10 11MP Photos Per Second Burst
One 11MP Photo Every 0.5 Sec Time-Lapse Mode
New User Friendly LCD Interface
Compatible Wi-Fi BacPac™ and Wi-Fi Remote™ (coming soon)



If you are interested in purchasing, please visit us online at gopro.com or contact us at 1-888-600-4659.

Many Thanks,

Kema
GoPro Support
gopro.com/support
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