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Testing the GoPro Video Camera Modes
The GoPro video camera has a lot of video modes and settings for shooting videos and time-lapse sequences, so how can anyone know which settings are correct? This was my dilemma, and it kept me from shooting anything because I didn’t know what settings to use. But, I said “screw this” and just went ahead and shot with whatever. By trial and error, I think I’ve figured out what works best. Here’s what I learned. Continue reading
A Helicopter with a GoPro Camera Attached
The GoPro camera when combined with a remote-controlled helicopter, like this DJI Phantom, is a great way to get aerial video. But, you could lose one or both if a few guidelines are not followed. Here they are:
Another Example: Sunset Time-Lapse – GoPro Still Image Conversion Method Using Only GoPro Studio
This is a time-lapse video of the sunset as taken from my front yard using my GoPro camera, same as the previous one [click here to see it], but this one I make without using Panolapse. I only used GoPro Studio. So, there is no motion shown. Which do you like better?
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An Example: Sunset Time-Lapse – GoPro Still Image Conversion Method Using Panolapse
This is a time-lapse video of the sunset as taken from my front yard using my GoPro camera. As it was a day to night transition, it was challenging to minimize the flicker and achieve the “Holy Grail” of time-lapse.
How I Made This Video
Driving Time-Lapse (a.k.a. Hyper-Lapse) – GoPro 4K Video Conversion Method
This is a time-lapse video of me driving from my garage into town (Williamston, MI) with a GoPro on my car roof. Click here to see a photo of my GoPro camera on the roof of my car. (This video looks really good at full screen and in HD, by the way.) It is sped up 21.978 times normal speed.
How I Made This Video – The Video Time-Lapse Video Production Method – An Alternative to Traditional Time-Lapse
GoPro has vastly improved its video converter and it is worth a look at using for all your GoPro camera videos. Continue reading
For GoPro users, converting videos taken by the amazing little GoPro camera can be a nightmare. Using the supplied Cineform Studio software may not always work out. The alternative is Quicktime Pro. Continue reading
GoPro Hero cameras are fantastic as movie cameras and also for taking still photos. The Hero 3 is the latest version and has options for 12 Megapixel Wide Angle, Medium Angle, or Narrow. The wide angle is by far the best for getting all of a scene in view, but the distortion around the edges is difficult to compensate and all objects appear curved toward the edges. Here is my formula for getting lens corrections in Lightroom for this camera. Continue reading
GoPro makes a great camera, but it can have its quirks and bugs as well! Sometimes I’m so frustrated with it that I just want to reset it to its defaults, just like it came out of the factory, and start over. Here’s how you can reset your GoPro camera: