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Nicholas de Kock October 24th, 2011 05:43 AM

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 170, Medium 127, 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
• 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

Ronald Jackson October 24th, 2011 07:47 AM

Re: GoPro Hero 2 is here!
 
No 25p? Bit of a let down for us in PAL land if not,


Ron

Nicholas de Kock October 24th, 2011 07:53 AM

Re: GoPro Hero 2 is here!
 
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.

Zach Love October 24th, 2011 11:13 AM

Re: GoPro Hero 2 is here!
 
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.

Mark Williams October 24th, 2011 11:30 AM

Re: GoPro Hero 2 is here!
 
Anyone know if they increased the bitrate or made any codec changes?

Simon Wood October 24th, 2011 11:53 AM

Re: GoPro Hero 2 is here!
 
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?

Rick Presas October 24th, 2011 12:22 PM

Re: GoPro Hero 2 is here!
 
120 and 48 as frame rates?

I'm buying 2.

Luka De Smet October 25th, 2011 07:48 AM

Re: GoPro Hero 2 is here!
 
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

Buba Kastorski October 25th, 2011 07:57 AM

Re: GoPro Hero 2 is here!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Rick Presas (Post 1691199)
120 and 48 as frame rates?

yeah, but unfortunately 120 fps WVGA, 60 fps 720p, 48 fps 960p, 30 fps 1080p

Chad Haufschild October 25th, 2011 08:14 AM

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.

Zach Love October 25th, 2011 10:52 AM

Re: GoPro Hero 2 is here!
 
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.

Justin St.Clair Lewis October 25th, 2011 09:46 PM

Re: GoPro Hero 2 is here!
 
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??

Robert Batta October 26th, 2011 06:32 AM

Re: GoPro Hero 2 is here!
 
Hero 1 switchable NTSC to PAL

Dylan Couper October 26th, 2011 08:53 AM

Re: GoPro Hero 2 is here!
 
Underwhelmed until I see the "Professional low light performance"...

Luka De Smet October 26th, 2011 01:35 PM

Re: GoPro Hero 2 is here!
 
Good news for us PAL users!
I got a reply from there GoPro Support

Quote:

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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