26 Июн. 2015 г.|
Gopro hd hero 960
Since we use helmet camera systems in addition to selling them, our reviews result from actual day-to-day experiences with the products. However, the $179 MSRP on the HD Hero 960 makes it a compelling alternative to Contour's $220 720p ContourHD. With the introduction of their 960 model, GoPro has targeted those camera enthusiasts who want HD quality but don’t have 300 clams. A new mount featured in the HD HERO 960 is GoPro's Helmet Front Mount, a curved extension arm that makes it easy to mount the HD HERO 960 on the front of a helmet like a miner's light or headlamp.
GoPro's team consists of some of the the brightest minds in Silicon Valley who also happen to be obsessed with outdoor sports, race cars, and all things moto.
The GoPro 960 “looks” like a camera, where most of the competition has a cylindrical design. You can recharge 80% of the battery in about two hours when you plug it into the USB port on your computer. Unless you do a lot of slow motion effects in your final movie production, video shot at 30 fps should be fine for most folks. The HD HERO 960 features the same professional grade 960p, 720p and 480p (WVGA) video & 5MP timelapse photo modes, and incredible sound recording system as its big brother, the original HD HERO camera. Lastly, the camera comes with a 10 second timer feature in case you want to take a group shot.
Under these conditions, most POV cameras really struggle resulting in the video having a lot of pixilation. Regarding the 960, though the image was a little dark, there was no pixilation – pretty amazing performance for a CMOS camera.
Just enough background noise is caught to enhance the speed and energy of your films, but the natural sound quality remains free of distortion. GoPro has trimmed down some of the features from their high-end 1080 model, and is selling this camera at a price well below the competition. Simply choose the interval, press the shutter and your HD Hero does the rest, capturing a range of stills in perfect consecutive order. We are also here to answer your questions and help you choose a helmet camera system that meets your needs. Since the camera is locked into recording once turned on, this new "One Button Mode" makes it easier than ever to capture the footage of your most exciting moments with the single press of a button.
At $179, you get beautiful HD video, an excellent assortment of mounts, GoPro quality, and the ability to shoot in extreme conditions including underwater. The nice feature about this camera is the ability to replace the lens should it get damaged. The GoPro 960 comes with a one year warranty, which is about twice as long as any other competitor. I also took the camera down to my dark basement and shot some footage using a 500 lumen video light. But there are so many more specialized GoPro Accessories on the market, which let you take advantage of your creativity to enhance your films. So, no matter where you have this camera mounted, you can be confident that it is working as hard as you are at getting those brilliant shots you need for making your friends supremely jealous! Using the composite video cables that came with the camera, I played back the video on my 42” plasma HDTV.
A quick visit to GoPro's Facebook page shows both the diversity of its customers as well as their authentic passion for the GoPro brand and their own personal HD HERO cameras. No matter what you're recording, the HD HERO 960 has all the necessary elements to capture your adventures in a range of HD formats for the most professional quality footage you can get. Though it does not have all of the features of its big brother (1080), there are a lot of users that do not need them, so why pay the extra money. Equipped with a super wide angle of view, any worries about cutting off important parts of your scene are eliminated.
The camera also comes with a helmet strap mount that is well designed, and much better than Oregon Scientific’s version (I still prefer a rigid mount design).
With more development time poured into the sound recording system of the HD HERO 960 than the majority of GoPro's competitors put into their entire camera, the HERO 960 captures all the sound you want without taking in an excess of wind noise. Since 2004, GoPro has been designing cameras and accessories that make it easy for people to capture hands-free images and video during their favorite activities. POV cameras are designed to shoot during normal daylight hours and typically perform less than desirable in low light conditions. This automatic photo taking feature landed ASP World Longboard Champion, Harley Ingleby, on the cover Australian Longboarding Magazine this past July. More expensive cameras offer shooting HD at 60 fps, but unless you are doing slow motion effects in your movie production, 30 fps should be fine. When you put the waterproof back on the housing, obviously the audio performance declines, but the camera still picked up ambient sounds.
Regarding the Epic HD and GoPro 960, the user must align the camera visually and should shoot some test footage to ensure the camera is properly aligned.
The HD HERO 960 comes with 2 adhesive mounting pads, the Head Strap, and the new Helmet Front Mount all of which enable you to utilize hands free filming. The HD HERO 960 incorporates the same professional image and sound quality that has made the original HD HERO the camera of choice for more athletes and filmmakers than any other sports camera in the world. The camera comes with a simple LCD display, and navigation through the menu is pretty easy.
To offer an HD camera at a very competitive price, GoPro decided to tone down some of the features that certain enthusiasts may not require.
Some competitors have a limited offering of mounts, which for me, has a significant impact on my buying decision.
The HERO BUS allows for LCD, secondary battery and additional expansion BacPacs™ to be attached to the original 1080p HD HERO camera, but not the HD HERO 960.
GoPro really excels in this category, and offers a very complete line of mount accessories.
The HD HERO 960 is compatible with GoPro's full line of mounting accessories and comes standard with GoPro's first class customer service and one year warranty.
Also removed from the HD HERO 960 is the HERO BUS™ expansion port that is present on the full featured 1080p HD HERO. Shooting a sequence of 3 images over a 2 second space in 3-Photo Burst Mode, the GoPro HD HERO 960 eliminates over thinking, while providing professional results. As I was driving down some back roads, the camera also did well when transitioning from shady areas (bridges, tree cover) to sunny areas.
Providing incredibly unique vantage points to capture all the action, the GoPro HD HERO 960 is the most adaptable camera on the market with the ability to film in brilliant HD quality. I was expecting the performance to be marginal because of the housing, but the camera performed very well. From an aesthetics point of view, I like the cylindrical design, but there is a logic behind GoPro’s approach.
Designed for attaching to your body, head, helmet, and favorite gear, the HD HERO line of sports cameras makes it easy to capture professional quality HD video of you and your friends in action. You'll need to manually stitch the resulting footage together, but there is at least a sync cable included so that the two start and stop at the same time -- something sadly lacking on the Tachyon XC 3D. The HD HERO 960 is an entry level version of the original 1080p HD HERO, sharing the same cutting edge video and audio capture technology but with resolutions on the HD HERO 960 limited to 960p (1280 x 960) and 720p (1280 x 720) at 30 frames per second, and WVGA (848 x 480) at 60 frames per second.
Most cameras lose audio clarity around 3-4 feet, so the GoPro 960 again out performed most of the competition in this category.
The camera uses a rechargeable 1100mAh lithium-ion battery, and lasts for 2.5 hours of constant recording. Your average GoPro customer is creating content that is often on par as with network television programming. If you want a stereo affect in your final video, you will need to use editing software to duplicate the channel.
Since 2005, we have reviewed numerous helmet camera systems with an unbiased and objective point of view. You are able to clearly hear dialog up to a distance of eight feet, which is unusual for POV cameras. Whether you're passionate about outdoor sports or motorsports, jumping out of gondolas or out of airplanes, chances are you've heard about GoPro's now world famous HD HERO line of wearable and gear mountable cameras. If you are interested in catching a lot of surrounding action, this is the right camera for you. On a bright and sunny day, I decided to visit a local florist who had mums and other colorful flowers out for display. I would mention all POV cameras started off without an LCD monitor, and though they are nice to have for playback purposes, users have gotten by without them for years. Helmet Camera Central is a resource designed to help people find objective and pertinent information about helmet camera systems. Now here it is, yours for the taking today -- if you don't mind a resolution capped at 1280 x 960 and a deleted "Hero Bus" expansion port, meaning no external displays or batteries. A new feature on the HD HERO 960 is "One Button Mode" which locks the camera into video or photo mode and automatically starts recording once the camera is turned on. There are many systems out there, but the ones we recommend provide exceptional quality and services for the best return on your investment. The most low profile and convenient way to mount a camera on a helmet, the Helmet Front Mount also allows for the camera to be extended out in front of the helmet and pointed back at the wearer, allowing for incredible self portrait videos and photos of the action.
Perfect for new users, loaning the camera to friends, or when rented out to rental customers, One Button Mode makes the HD HERO 960 as easy to use as pressing a button. GoPro offers additional mount accessories such as a roll bar mount, handlebar mount, chest harness, tripod adapter, vented helmet mount, suction cup mount, surfboard mount, and more. The HD HERO 960 features the same professional grade 960p, 720p and 480p (WVGA) video & 5MP timelapse photo modes, and incredible sound recording system as its big brother, the original HD HERO camera. Second, they removed the BUS expansion port, which would allow you to connect a GoPro LCD monitor or alternate power source to the camera. And if our recommended systems do not fit your needs, we will put you in contact with the right vendor to find the best solution.
They have no customer service or sales phone number, though their competition VholdR (Contour HD) and Oregon Scientific (ACT9K) offer toll free numbers.
The GoPro 960 microphone, which is located on top of the camera, records mono audio on one channel like most other cameras. That mount is set to retail for $99, but the requirement for dual $299 cameras will price this out of most budgets. The main competitors of the GoPro 960 are the Contour HD, Oregon Scientific ACT9K, Drift HD170, and the Epic HD.
Unless you have a large HDTV that is over 50”, the normal viewer cannot easily tell the difference between 720, 960, or 1080.
Regarding proper camera alignment, the ACT9K uses a laser and has a built-in LCD monitor, the Contour HD uses lasers, and the Drift HD170 uses a built-in LCD monitor. The camera did a nice job compensating for bright conditions, unlike other cameras I have tested where sometimes the video was washed out on a sunny day. A wide array of mounting accessories ranging from chest harnesses to head straps, pole mounts to surfboard mounts make it easy to capture incredible footage normally only seen in professional productions. Enabling you to shoot crisp imagery in sequence automatically at 2, 5, 10, 30 and 60 seconds.
He has also written articles relating to helmet cameras for VideoMaker, Canoe & Kayak, and Paddling Life. As a result, GoPro's HD HERO line of cameras is not only the top selling sports camera in consumer markets but is also the top selling camera to Hollywood for film and TV productions where an "easy to mount anywhere" professional HD camera is needed. GoPro's success is best illustrated by the number of TV shows airing on Discovery Channel, National Geographic, CNN, CBS, BBC, Versus, FuelTV, SPEED TV, and more that feature footage from HD HERO cameras.
GoPro's dedication to video quality is carried into their amazingly meticulous approach to sound recording, and it is a feature you are going to appreciate.
Developed for professional use, but at a consumer price, the HD HERO 960 wearable cameras captures full HD video rivaling cameras costing 10x the price. The GoPro HD HERO 960 captures all your footage with its 170° wide angle lens for that maximum angle of view. If you are looking to get serious with your action sport videos, check out the wide range of mounts for cars, bikes and surf boards. The HD HERO 960 shares the same bomb-proof housing construction that has taken the original 1080p HD HERO to both the North and South poles, to the edge of Space and down to the great depths of the ocean. This says a lot about the camera’s quality and that the company is willing to stand behind its product. Some other HD cameras I have tested under the same conditions had problems in bright light, resulting in the colors being washed out. You can also change the timing setting in the menu to shoot a photo in 2, 5, 10, 30, and 60 second intervals.
The resolution quality at 960 and 720 was quite good, but I was hard pressed to notice a difference between the two. There was a full spectrum of colorful flowers that were yellow, orange, white, purple, deep red, violet, pink, etc.
GoPro is well known in the industry for making an excellent point-of-view (POV) camera, and they offer the best warranty.
That port is what you'll need to use the company's next accessory, a dual camera mount shown off at Interbike (and pictured below) pairing two of the HD Heros to film in 3D.
The camera incorporates audio cues and includes an LED on the front of the camera that turns “red” when you are recording. In the event that you do damage the housing, replacement lenses, housings, and other parts are available so that you can replace only those parts you need, not the entire camera. Flat and Curved Surface Adhesive Baseplates - Baseplate easily adheres onto a flat or curved surface allowing the HD HERO 960 with simple click on and quick release mounting. Helmet Camera Central was born as a result of our helmet cam experiences from our video consulting business, Two Brothers Video. Based in Half Moon Bay, California, GoPro is the world's leading activity image capture company.
It's been almost two months since GoPro announced it'd be releasing a cheaper helmet cam, the HD Hero 960, positioning it beneath the $299 and 1080p HD Hero we enjoyed last year and give those doing professional stunts on amateur budgets a chance to capture their glory. Mike Stoll has been using helmet cameras for over seven years in a variety of outdoor sports including caving, whitewater rafting, and downhill racing to mention a few.