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Old 02-03-2014, 08:34 PM   #681
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I haven't tried that. Seems like there should be an easy way to do this.

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Old 02-03-2014, 08:36 PM   #682
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You can't set wide angle vs normal in the settings like on the Hero 2?
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Old 02-03-2014, 09:58 PM   #683
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Set to 1080 24fps, simultaneous video and photo every 5 seconds. DL to computer but not edited. Aspect ratio not altered.

Does that answer your question?

When you say wide angle, you mean 16:9 aspect ratio, right? All GoPro pics are probably wide angle from a photography stand point because of the lens.
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Old 02-03-2014, 10:09 PM   #684
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Set to photo, 12MP Wide. DL to computer but not edited. Aspect ratio not altered.
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Old 02-07-2014, 11:32 AM   #685
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Mountain biking at night. This is way longer than it needs to be, but I wanted the other riders in the group to be able to see themselves, so I left a lot of footage in. Was kinda surprised that with 20ish mtbers, I was the only one with a GoPro.

Auto Low Light was on. Spot Meter was off.

It's obviously a very difficult exposure situation for the camera. The lights did a much better job of lighting the trail than they appear to in the vid. In this case, human eye/brain could make better use of the available light. The beam looked more even and broader in person, and produced better texture and depth of the trail surface than what's apparent in the video.
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Old 02-07-2014, 11:41 AM   #686
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nice Miles, I like the woo-hoo at 4:45?
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nice Miles, I like the woo-hoo at 4:45?
The guy in the frame hadn't ridden the trail before, and theres a bump right in the middle of that bend, so I was watching to make sure he made it. When he hopped the bike a bit, I realized he had it handled and apparently expressed that verbally.

At 11:40, I gave myself a woo. The trail was washboardy on the right, so I moved left and the center was really gravelly, so when I got back on the smoother dirt on the left and could turn the bike again, I was a little relieved.

At 12:05, the girl in front of me damn near crashes. Somehow she got the back tire off the ground and starting to step out sideways on her. But she caught it and didn't go down. Watch her lights and you'll see how big the waggle was. I ride through the dust she kicked up a second later.
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Is there a way to take wide angle photos from the Hero3?

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I've read that it is normally at 1.7mm about 170 deg FOV but if you set it at 1080 it's 12.5mm at 127 deg FOV.
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I have a dilemma and need to get smarter.

I videoed a ride with a friend, make a movie file out of it for her. At about 1 hr 10 min long the file is 11.6 GB. So it's too big to fit on a DVD (4.7 GB).

Question #1: does the file size seem out of scope? Commercial movies are 2+ hrs with special features and so on and they fit on DVDs. An SD version of the same file is only about 1.5 GB, but I'd like to give her an HD version.

Question #2: I have a 32 GB flash drive. But when it's formatted in FAT32, it says there isn't enough room on the drive. I learned here that it's because FAT32 maxes out at 4 GB. So I reformatted in NTFS and copied the file to the flash drive. But now I've read a few places that Mac OS (she has a MacBook) can't read NTFS.

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A commercial dvd is standard definition, hd video aka blu ray is a blu ray disk not a dvd, much higher capacity on the disk. You shouldn't have to format the flash drive, just put the video on the flash drive and plug it into a computer, xbox, playstation and watch it.

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Friend just got this today from a kickstarter he funded awhile back. It has variable speeds for timelapses and standard filming
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A commercial dvd is standard definition, hd video aka blu ray is a blu ray disk not a dvd, much higher capacity on the disk. You shouldn't have to format the flash drive, just put the video on the flash drive and plug it into a computer, xbox, playstation and watch it.
I had no idea that all DVDs are SD and not HD.

I had to format the flash drive because the default format was FAT32 and it kept telling me there wasn't enough memory on the 32GB drive for the 11GB file.

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Put big knobbies on it so it can shadow me on a mountain bike ride, and do want.

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Another Go-Pro fall, with a surprise ending this time. These things are durable!

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Another Go-Pro fall, with a surprise ending this time. These things are durable!

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I love everything about the go pro BUT the constant fish eye, does is bother you yet?? Kind of wish they threw in a normal lens. I'm sure the things aren't glass...
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I had no idea that all DVDs are SD and not HD.

I had to format the flash drive because the default format was FAT32 and it kept telling me there wasn't enough memory on the 32GB drive for the 11GB file.



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Sorry, I should have said generally speaking, there is nothing to stop you from putting an HD file on a DVD but there is not alot of space on DVD's. Hence the need for blu ray disks
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I love everything about the go pro BUT the constant fish eye, does is bother you yet?? Kind of wish they threw in a normal lens. I'm sure the things aren't glass...
I've taken very few still photos. But for stills, yes, the fish eye bugs me. There's a certain art to making a fish eye lens into an advantage for a pic, as opposed to a disadvantage. And I haven't developed that.

For video, no it doesn't bug me. A GoPro is really good for two kinds of shots. Shooting video where the primary subject is really, really close to the camera, or shooting video with a broad enough FOV that "it's just like being there". And for those two types of shots, the fish eye is fine.

I do wonder if an adapter lens could be added over the outside of the GoPro lens to change it's view. It's possible they'll introduce interchangeable lenses on future models. But that might sacrifice the durability that's such an attractive feature.

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Got it. Thanks for your replies.
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Another Go-Pro fall, with a surprise ending this time. These things are durable!

"Check me out, I'm flying in a plane with my GoPro, and I'm gonna film myself, and I'm so cool I have to flip off the camera and look outside at the OH CRAP..."
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Tested out the various video resolution settings. Wanted to see what the fields of view look like back to back to back.

Windows Live Movie Maker won't see the 4K files.
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GoPro video of the week: Lindsey Vonn - Moving Forward



Lindsey Vonn experienced one of the most traumatic injuries of her career last year, and has been working to come back and defend her title.

Find out what it takes to come back from a severe injury.
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