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Old December 8th, 2012, 01:56 PM   #1
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Tried filming a fireworks display last night with gopro...useless...
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Old December 8th, 2012, 06:43 PM   #2
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Hi Renton

Unless you are physically under the launch area the camera angle is just too wide for fireworks. I shot Australia Day a few years back from out house about 10km from the launch site in the city and you could see vitually nothing!!

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Old December 9th, 2012, 06:15 AM   #3
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Far too wide.

Often I shoot with the equivalent focal length of 50mm on full-frame dSLRs. You really need to use manual exposure and focusing as well, which of course the Gopro cannot do.

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Old December 9th, 2012, 10:18 AM   #4
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I tried mounting my Hero 2 up on my car to snag a local Christmas Lights Display and it was pretty lame for that even with the old firmware. Just not too hot for night period I suppose.
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Old December 9th, 2012, 11:16 AM   #5
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The problem is that there is no way to manually adjust the exposure. It will overexpose, and all you'll see is white streaks and blobs.
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Old December 13th, 2012, 12:18 AM   #6
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On the other hand if you could mount the go pro on the firework, with the lens facing down towards the trail and I don't know a parachute from a model rocket or something, it would probably be a really cool shot.... You know until the firwork blew the thing up, that probably wouldn't be as cool.
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Old December 13th, 2012, 03:05 AM   #7
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Who needs a paracute? I saw a video of a GoPro falling from 30000 feet and continuing to film.
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