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Old August 2nd, 2010, 12:26 AM   #16
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I would love a gopro forum here, I do read the official go pro forum site but having one here would be great. I just bought the flat port version of the housing to correct the out of focus problems when shooting underwater that myself and many others were having and it does work much better now..all and all a fun little cam.
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Old August 2nd, 2010, 07:21 AM   #17
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Dan,

When will it be coming out?

Is there an online link?

Mounting options across the units would be nice to know.

Type of / any iris control for each unit.

Compatibility (file output type) with editing programs, I've found GoPro to be awkward.

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Old August 3rd, 2010, 11:41 AM   #18
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Really? I was able to import the MPEG4 clip right into AVID, no problem.

Now, .MTS files out of the Canon Vixia AVCHD...what a nightmare...and one I still haven't solved.
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Old August 3rd, 2010, 11:50 AM   #19
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Are you testing the Contour as well?

I agree the audio is a good factor to test.

I haven't noticed any vibraton issues on my GoPros...I do lots of car mounts.

...and I never put them on a chart...for 295.00 US, I really didn't expect to replace my XDcam gear with them... :-)

...but testing them on a chart to compare them is a great idea.

I think I'd like to see the mounting gear associated with all these cameras. I've been particularly pleased with GoPro's form/weight and mounting hardware...especially on an expense/performance basis.

...but I'm always interested in all the options.
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Old August 3rd, 2010, 12:03 PM   #20
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Compatibility (file output type) with editing programs, I've found GoPro to be awkward.

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It drops into a DSLR sequence in Premiere Pro CS5 seamlessly...no trouble...very fast.
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Old August 3rd, 2010, 01:34 PM   #21
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Great suggestions everyone, I will see how many of them I can address in the article.

Alan, it will be the November/December 2010 issue. No on-line, subscription only HD Video Equipment - HD Video Tips - HD Video Technique | HDVideoPro.com

I agree with Tim, so far the GoPro clips seem easy to work with, I am just converting them to Pro Res and they work fine.

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Old August 3rd, 2010, 03:17 PM   #22
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GoPro clips crashed Vegas 8c. I upgraded to 9 and it works just fine.
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Old August 3rd, 2010, 03:55 PM   #23
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I agree with Tim, so far the GoPro clips seem easy to work with, I am just converting them to Pro Res and they work fine.

Dan
Just to be clear...I'm not transcoding...just dump em on the timeline and go...like 5D or 7D clips.
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Old August 3rd, 2010, 05:25 PM   #24
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Right, but you are using a MODERN ;-) editing app, CS5. FCP is behind the times.

Although to be fair, the new Canon EOS Plug-In for FCP makes the process of editing H.264 clips from the Canons less painful than it was before. Same with the AVCHD, the transcode/re-wrap isn't too bad, but the way CS5 handles these new formats is definitely more streamlined and effortless.

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Old August 3rd, 2010, 05:48 PM   #25
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Hehe...

...not really my intent to start an NLE flame war here...just trying to get the idea across about the ease of editing that the GoPro files do have out there...they act like DSLR files really...

FCP is a fine product from a fine company... Post production is a horses for courses thing.

Let's all hold hands....

'kumbaya....hmmm, hmmm"


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Old August 3rd, 2010, 06:39 PM   #26
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+1 on the GoPro forum. Nice little camera.
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Old August 3rd, 2010, 07:22 PM   #27
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This is a good site for Gopro accessories, they have stuff I have not seen anywhere else..

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Old August 3rd, 2010, 08:25 PM   #28
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Th GoPro Rocks!

Here is a little clip I put together of myself from this past winter at my local surf spot. This was all shot in 60p, using Cinema Tools to conform to 23.98. Yeah, there is a little jello in a few shots, but, hey, growing up as a kid surfing we would dream about stuff like this.

I love it. Got a trash the dress shoot coming up and you better believe this will make sure some great shots of the bride surfing with her dress on.

http://vimeo.com/9948459

enjoy!
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Old August 3rd, 2010, 10:08 PM   #29
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Some really nice stuff there. Thanks for sharing it, I feel like my hair is all wet now. ;-)

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Old August 3rd, 2010, 11:10 PM   #30
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So Mods.....

So... what is the consensus on a POV or Fixed Focus wearable or whatever you want to call it forum. Sounds like most of us own a GoPro or something like it. Sounds great to me.
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