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Hi guys

I bought a GoPro 3 Black yesterday.

For the guys who have used them before, what would be a good starting point for my setup.

1080p / 50 fps / PAL ???

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pwood wrote:Hi guys

I bought a GoPro 3 Black yesterday.

For the guys who have used them before, what would be a good starting point for my setup.

1080p / 50 fps / PAL ???

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Paul
1080p, 60 fps, NTSC; with FOV you would need to experiment, as I don't have any idea, what they mean by this parameter.
There is an option for White Balance, auto or manual, which gives you also to tune the colours for the environment.

Additionally, it is important to know, if your video editing software does accept this footage.
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FOV is field of view, in my hero 2, i have 3 settings, wide, normal and narrow , i guess wide is 170 deg view angle which i use mainly for all the outdoor videos,
indoor vidoes normal view is fine ( i guess they fixed the fish eye look in the hero 3 while using wide setup )
for the frames, it depends on the video purposes, if you like the slowmotion, the 50 or 60 FPS is great , if just HD videos, 30 FPS is fine
hope this help, and as Chief mentioned.. it is all about experiment
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delta83 wrote:FOV is field of view, in my hero 2, i have 3 settings, wide, normal and narrow , i guess wide is 170 deg view angle which i use mainly for all the outdoor videos,
indoor vidoes normal view is fine ( i guess they fixed the fish eye look in the hero 3 while using wide setup )
for the frames, it depends on the video purposes, if you like the slowmotion, the 50 or 60 FPS is great , if just HD videos, 30 FPS is fine
hope this help, and as Chief mentioned.. it is all about experiment
Good point, it is always a good idea, to have original footage in the highest quality, as you don't know at the time of shooting, what can be done with the footage later, as it is mainly 'a digital shooting = good or bad', as you cannot see with this device, what you are shooting. With FOV, it is really needed to do some experiments, as fish eye lens is not always, what is required.
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Hi guys

Thanks for the info.

I understand the FOV is just an "internal cropping" and only recording on the centre of the sensor.
So theoretically, if your software is capable, you could crop it later.

Regarding the fps. I was thinking the same thing.
The higher the better as it would allow for slow motion, if required.
It should allow a 50% speed or possible slightly less than that.

By going to higher resolution, you are forced to get lower fps.

Will have to play with it.

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pwood;27085 wrote:Hi guys

Thanks for the info.

I understand the FOV is just an "internal cropping" and only recording on the centre of the sensor.
So theoretically, if your software is capable, you could crop it later.

Regarding the fps. I was thinking the same thing.
The higher the better as it would allow for slow motion, if required.
It should allow a 50% speed or possible slightly less than that.

By going to higher resolution, you are forced to get lower fps.

Will have to play with it.

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Paul
Regarding FPS - Actually every good editing software at encoding the result, is giving its own frame rate based on the settings for the final video and missing frames are interpolated, e.g. going from 30 fps to 60 fps.
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Hi Capri

I guess there is a lot to learn..... I have never used video editing software.

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pwood;27123 wrote:Hi Capri

I guess there is a lot to learn..... I have never used video editing software.

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Have a fun, if you, after one day working, will have 10 seconds ready, you may say "Good start" :XD:
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Its great fun in the beginning but after several hours video editings, it becomes pain....But at the end, its part of the overall post drive activities and thrill. I am using imovie on a ipad which is quite handy and very easy to manage.
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Hi guys

It is for 4x4'ing and a new extension to my other hobby.....

http://www.dji.com/product/flame-wheel-arf/

Which i hope to bring out on a drive and get some video from a different angle.

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