15 Янв. 2015 г.|
Экшн камера gopro hero4 silver
We will continue putting these cameras through their paces and will be back with a more definitive call in the weeks to come. It's the only action cam that can shoot 120 frame-per-second 1080p video, and it's the only one that can shoot 4K. While you're recording, if something awesome happens, you just tap that button and it adds a Highlight tag to that portion of your footage. HERO4 Silver includes a brilliant built-in touch display for those who value convenience and ease-of-use over the no-holds-barred performance of the HERO4 Black. Again, we think it's a good hundred bucks too expensive, but for people who want the very best action cam footage possible, this cam is looking like the clear leader for now. While the biggest improvements are those we mentioned above there are a handful of other new goodies. What was formerly the Wi-Fi button on the side of the camera now brings up a contextually-aware menu for whatever shooting mode you're in. This is something we've been complaining about for a long time, and it's great to see it finally get addressed. That's because I accidentally had the Lowlight option enabled which automatically slows your frame-rate down to let more light in. And a new LCD BacPac provides improved touch and swipe performance when used with HERO4 Black.
We haven't yet had a chance to do some audiophile-grade comparisons against the Hero 3+ or the Sony Action Cam AS100V, which had the best audio of any of this year's action cams, but take a listen to the 4K sample video above.
Hopefully that was just pre-release gremlins that will be fixed soon with a firmware update.
Also new to GoPro Studio is Flux™, a powerful ultra slow motion and speed ramping tool that enables the dramatic time-shifting effects GoPro has become so well known for.
Obviously, the Black Edition is the star of the show, even though it doesn't have that lovely screen that the Silver has. GoPro is committed to inventing innovative tools that make it easy for people to self-capture and share engaging and immersive experiences with others. These essentially give you manual control over how long the shutter stays open, up to 30 seconds for an exposure. After all, Sony was coming very close on image quality and was selling its flagship camera for $300, versus $400 for GoPro's Black edition. There's no HDMI port, so you'll have to have to use you computer to display any of your footage, and there's no Wi-Fi either, so app controls are out of the question. We haven't personally had a chance to play with the Hero, but from some of the comparison shots that leaked last week you can see that the Hero's footage is decent, but it's certainly way behind the higher-end models.
It is, essentially, the Hero 3+ Black edition from last year, which has stood as the best action camera since its release.
You can also now shoot 2.7K video in speeds up to 50fps, up from 30 on last year's Hero 3+ Black. My own experimentation with this didn't turn out as well as GoPro's did (shocker), but had I taken a little more time to dial in the right exposure time (and been able to get to a scenic, remote location) I think I could have gotten there. Conveniently mark key moments as they happen with the Smart Remote’s HiLight Tag button when paired with a HERO4 Black or HERO4 Silver. For the vast majority of people who want high-end action cam footage, the Hero4 Silver is probably the way to go. You can even increase the frame rate to an impressive 120 fps when you record at 720p for extreme slow motion footage of whatever you're doing.The QuikCapture mode means the Go Pro HERO 4 Silver can be switched on and start recording with just one button, meaning you don't miss any of the action – it's great for recording exciting high-speed events. The only major disappointment is that 720p shooting stays at 120fps, where it was last year. Additionally, items covered under 100% Satisfaction guaranteed can be returned within 14 days with no questions asked.
Or maybe GoPro just had a ton of guts leftover from the Hero 3 White edition (which this camera is internally identical to) and needed to get rid of them. Worse, though, is that it's not looking like battery life will improve over previous versions.
GoPro's 2014 flagship camera finally brings a lot of the features professionals have been begging for, most significantly: 4K video at 30 frames per second, and 1080p video at a mouth-watering 120 frames per second. Protune—which gives you a high bitrate, RAW-ish video with adjustable parameters like exposure, color, and ISO—is now available for photos and time-lapses as well as video.
Combine that and the $100 savings over the GoPro Hero4, and this is probably the camera we'd recommend for most people. The Smart Remote will run you $80, which is severely overpriced we think, but on the positive side, it benefits from the same UI enhancements that the new cameras have and it (finally) will come with a wrist strap.
The recording indictor buttons are in a slightly different place, the button on the side is slightly larger, and the battery door is now on the bottom instead of on the back. Unfortunately GoPro is doubling down, and the Hero4 Black edition will be sold for a whopping $500. Select Ultra-wide for sweeping panoramas, Medium and Narrow to really get the best out of each situation you find yourself in.If you want variety, the HERO4 Silver can deliver, with three different fields of view to choose from.
After several gagillion leaks over the last few days, they're finally here: GoPro's 2014 line of action cameras. You can also quickly review footage to make sure you got the shot you want before moving on to the next thing.
Amazingly, the Hero4 Silver manages to be the exact same size as the Hero4 Black and the Hero 3+ before it, even with that bright, sharp touchscreen on the back. You can also swap in a skeleton backdoor to improve audio, assuming you won't be getting it wet.
If you're using the new version of the GoPro Studio editing software, you can filter by bits that have the Highlight tag, which should theoretically get you to your best moments without having to wade through as much garbage. This is partially because by default the screen turns itself off after a few seconds of filming, though you can turn it back on by tapping it. We do urge you to ensure that the product design, warranty, return policy, etc, that may differ from local products, meets your needs and expectations.
We really wish flipping Protune on in Photo mode would shoot in an actual RAW format, but this is better than nothing. Interestingly enough, though, it doesn't come with a waterproof case; it's built right into one. The Hero4 Black with the new, slimmer, LCD Touch Bacpac, though together it's a lot thicker than the Hero4 Silver. We asked about it and were told that while the new processor could support it, the image sensor couldn't. It's at least as sharp as last year's Hero 3+ Black Edition, it has pretty natural colors, and solid dynamic range. This allows you to shoot in full HD and then slow it way the hell down and have the footage still look buttery smooth. I thought there was no way those shots came out of a GoPro with its wee image sensor, but yep. The new version of Studio wasn't ready during our initial testing, but GoPro says it will be rolling out right around the same time as the Hero4. 1080p at 120fps and 4K at 30 is absolutely badass, and a lot of pros will be tripping over themselves to get at it.
All but the most hardcore aren't going to care about 1080p at 120fps or, really, probably even know what that means. They're the exact same size as the Hero 3 and 3+, so your old cases and mounts will work just fine.
Again, the Hero4 Black will be $500, the Silver Edition will be $400, and the Hero will be $130. 30fps is the industry standard, and as such, your action cam can now shoot footage that will look awesome should you happen to own a 4K TV or monitor, and future-proofs you for when you do.
It has become to action cameras what Band-Aid is to adhesive bandages or Kleenex is to facial tissue. HERO4 Black delivers 2x the performance of its best-selling predecessor and now captures cinema-quality 4K video at 30 frames per second (fps), 2.7K video at 50fps and 1080p video at a blistering 120fps, virtually eliminating rolling shutter in most scenarios while allowing for time-bending slow motion effects. GoPro Studio makes it easy to import GoPro footage from your camera to your computer to create professional-quality videos. HERO4 Silver delivers the same professional image quality as HERO4 Black less some of the higher performance video capture modes including 4K30, 2.7K50 and 1080p120.
We're going to take some more time to do some in-depth comparisons, but from what we can tell so far, image quality looks phenomenal across all of the available frame-rates. HERO4 Black also features an entirely redesigned audio system that captures high fidelity sound with 2x the dynamic range of previous models. When I first saw the promo video for the Hero4 Black, what jumped out at me the most were these incredible time-lapse sequences that happened at night. While no physical buttons have been added for the Hero4, the ones it has have been remapped slightly.
We'll just have to wait and see who can muster those same killer specs, and how much cheaper they can do it. Or perhaps you could pair it with the Garmin Fenix 2, which can track your snowboard runs, and the data and videos could sync together. GoPro claims the new audio system on the Hero4 (both editions) has two times the dynamic range of previous systems. Not only is that a full $100 more than the 3+ Black, but the 3+ Black came with the Wi-Fi remote, whereas the Hero4 forces you to buy it separately, and for a not-insignificant $80. Someone else will almost certainly have a camera with similar specs come through in the next year, and it's a safe bet that they'll charge a good deal less. You get 1080p at 30fps or 720p at 60, you still get SuperView which is a pretty killer feature, and maybe best of all, you still get 131 feet of waterproofiness; even Sony's flagship camera only goes to 16 feet. Some people just want a tough camera that they can stick anywhere and that will live through just about anything. Lightweight, ergonomic and durable, The Handler is perfect for handheld shooting during any activity. We'd hoped that as other action cameras (that are actually very good) started coming out that GoPro would feel the pressure and lower the price of its top-tier camera to help keep it competitive. Same with Photo mode or Multishot mode (which includes Burst, Time-lapse, and Night Lapse). The GoPro Hero 3 Black could manage 4K at 15fps, but that wasn't useful for, well, much of anything really.
Several other action cams offer screens (like JVC's Adixxion and the Drift Ghost-S), but this one is particularly attractive. You just hit the button on the side, and the options relevant for video mode are right there. Maybe the new guts will be much more power-efficient, but we're not feeling particularly optimistic. HERO4 Black and Silver share powerful new features that expand what’s possible with a GoPro.
GoPro's two-button menu navigation system had gotten worse and worse as more and more options were added to it over the years; there was just way too much to sort through.
It doesn't really serve much of a purpose at the moment, but imagine pairing it with a smartwatch so you could adjust settings from your wrist.
As we mentioned, the battery door is now on the bottom of the Hero4 as opposed to the back, where it was on all previous models. Not a gigantic drop, but considering how GoPro is far from the leader in battery life to begin with, any drop at all is a problem. 4K will become increasingly important, but until more people have sets that support it, the best new feature on the Black Edition is 1080p at 120fps.
Additional enhancements include improved image quality, low light performance, highlight moment tagging and an improved user interface that allows for easier discoverability and access to key features and controls.