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Old October 17th, 2012, 07:59 PM   #46
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3.5mm Mic Adapter | GoPro Accessories | Professional sound via HERO3

The cable for a stereo mic sure is odd. Must plug into a USB port on the camera. Then you've got a few inches of cabling to deal with. I guess the alternative are those L-shaped jacks from Radio Shack that are a disaster waiting to happen.
Or would that be a mini-HDMI port? Or mini-USB?

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Old October 17th, 2012, 11:01 PM   #47
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Canon, Panasonic and Sony could all learn from the GoPro promo video. They all got "taken to school" on this one. Just downloaded and viewed a higher quality version. Whom ever shot and edited the promo did one heck of a fantastic job.

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Very impressive video - really high quality, both the footage and the editing. It makes you forget it's POV, and it raises my personal bar for future POV projects.
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Old October 17th, 2012, 11:16 PM   #48
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Canon, Panasonic and Sony could all learn from the GoPro promo video. They all got "taken to school" on this one. Just downloaded and viewed a higher quality version. Whom ever shot and edited the promo did one heck of a fantastic job.

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The guy that helped shoot this video and actually did ALL the editing posted in the ProTune thread and know one even acknowledged his post even when I pointed out who he was. ABE KISLEVITZ GoPro Head editor. The guy is awesome at his job. Link to his post here. GoPro Protune

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Old October 18th, 2012, 01:00 AM   #49
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Implementing better audio isn't asking much. Just give us clean circuits. We can then worry about better mics. Obviously I'm in a minority here.
I'm certainly with you, Lynne. Even the old Canon S95 had much better audio, and in STEREO.

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Old October 18th, 2012, 01:35 AM   #50
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I'm wondering if the battery back for GP2 is compatible with GP3? I have a ton of various backs, batteries, and an lcd screen. It would be a shame if non of these will work on GP3.
I'm wondering the same thing; I also have underwater housings and other stuff. I hope at least that the batteries are the same (but I'm guessing they will be much smaller). Well at least the mounts are the same!
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Old October 18th, 2012, 01:59 AM   #51
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Lynne... I just ordered an underwater housing that has a 25-foot waterproof cable attached to it which will allow me to monitor the camera's video in real time.

This might be of interest to you: They used the 3D camera housing and used it with just one camera. This leaves a lot of room for a connector and cable inside.

The same concept can be applied to an audio connection. The only possible drawback is the camera might have to be installed upside-down (easily compensated), and the housing is slightly larger than a single-camera housing.

Otherwise it'll allow you to connect an external mic while having the housing completely sealed.
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Old October 18th, 2012, 05:51 AM   #52
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The guy that helped shoot this video and actually did ALL the editing posted in the ProTune thread and know one even acknowledged his post even when I pointed out who he was. ABE KISLEVITZ GoPro Head editor. The guy is awesome at his job. Link to his post here. GoPro Protune
Can I just say I appreciate what Go Pro has produced...that would include appreciation for Abe's part...
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Old October 18th, 2012, 06:40 AM   #53
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I'm wondering the same thing; I also have underwater housings and other stuff. I hope at least that the batteries are the same (but I'm guessing they will be much smaller). Well at least the mounts are the same!
I ordered a couple of the new cameras and it lists a different battery on the website for the H3 vs the H2. Our H2 batteries won't be working in the new camera. :(
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Old October 18th, 2012, 09:35 AM   #54
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I hope you guys donít mind me asking, but is that 15fps of 4k actually going to be usable for projects that you all work on? Iím impressed they got a usable 2k out of that tiny thing Ė for what little I know about these things.

Otherwise, Iíll certainly keep my eye on any price drops on these Ė amazing how much of an improvement in just one year! Iíll be happy with my Hero 2 1080p for the time being though.
I see a few responses over at DP Review on this topic anyway Ė seems to be the main topic of critique; GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition goes 4k, while re-bodied Hero 2 gets 'pro' output: Digital Photography Review

I think itís cool that it can do it, but maybe more of a novelty to qualify as Ď4Kí than anything? The 2K is obviously usable from the specs, but not for anyone but pros I suppose Ė unless youíve got the cash to have a home 4/2k entertainment system to watch your $400 Gopro videos on. Iím not even sure what is out there now myself.

I suppose average users are only really going to appreciate the 1080p 60p? Unless there is some means to crop the higher resolutions that average users might utilize? I see debate on how well CS6 can kill the shake from motorcycles discussed elsewhere too Ė which would be the boat that Iím in as an Ďaverage user.í

Iím pleased they improved upon it; no doubt. Iím sure itís superior all-around.
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Old October 18th, 2012, 09:42 AM   #55
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I checked the GoPro website this morning and they are now showing November 15 for the shipping date. Looks like the first shipment of cameras have been sold out.
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Old October 18th, 2012, 12:23 PM   #56
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Here's to hoping the Hero 4 will have usable (30fps+) 4K video.

I already have a bunch of HD2s, so I don't want to just ditch my mass of housings and batteries for a mild spec bump and smaller camera.

Digging the frame mount though. GoPro Frame Mount | The smallest, lightest way to mount your HERO3
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Old October 18th, 2012, 12:59 PM   #57
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I'm really excited about this, I use my DSLR almost exclusively at home but as a big skier adn paraglider I use my gopro on those applications regularly, plus swimming :)

lower light performance is a biggie for me.
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Old October 18th, 2012, 04:12 PM   #58
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Here's to hoping the Hero 4 will have usable (30fps+) 4K video.
Don't expect a HD4 anytime soon, this new range of cameras was a huge investment for GoPro, obviously there will be a few FW updates but don't expect HD4 or anything major hardware wise for 2 years.
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Old October 18th, 2012, 05:02 PM   #59
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I don't really need one, but I've been thinking about learning to juggle, and these seem perfect.

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