29 Июн. 2015 г.|
Gopro hd hero3 black
Not only that, but the addition of 720p at 120fps and WVGA at 240 fps had me hitting the “buy now” button quicker than a rat up a drainpipe!
Built-in Wi-Fi enables remote control via included Wi-Fi Remote or live video preview and remote control on Smartphones and tablets running the free GoPro app. SuperView™ is a new video mode that captures the world’s most immersive wide angle perspective, while Auto Low Light mode intelligently adjusts frame rate for stunning low-light performance.
Alas, the only Micro SD card I had at first was a puny 2GB class 6 card which wouldn’t allow more than a few seconds recording at these super high resolutions. I use slo mo quite a bit in my work and after the disappointment of not seeing 1080p 60fps with the new Canon EOS 5D Mark III, I was delighted to see it on the Go Pro HD Hero 3. I also tested the three different focal lengths (or fields of view), namely wide, medium and narrow as someone had asked if this was a genuine focal zoom or simply a digital zoom and crop.
Well, I for one, sometimes stabilize my footage in post production and by doing this, you need to crop out some of the image. I can’t believe that Go Pro have packed so much into this tiny little camera which is about the same size as a matchbox, it is now 30% smaller, 25% lighter and 2x more powerful and it shows. I honestly think I could use this little camera for ad-hoc, quick blog entries without the hassle of setting up all my usual kit. If you use a larger image size for time lapse, you have more room to zoom in and out during processing to give a great impression of camera skill and trickery even when the film is processed at 1080p…nice.
After reading stories of how the old rear case once came undone and a naked Hero 2 fell to earth from 10,000 feet (and survived), I was pleased to see that there is now a 2-point mechanism for opening the rear door. Having the Wi-Fi built in to the already tiny body will be a bonus for those wanting to keep the camera as small and light as possible. The waterproof remote control unit comes with the Go Pro HD Hero 3 so no extra purchase is necessary although the Hero 3 is substantially more expensive than the Hero 2.
Well, as you saw above, the 4k cin Pro Tune mode is good for pulling stills and also gives you 12fps. Well, I have done a quick comparison in the video below to show just how different these two cameras are. After working on these pics in Photoshop, amazingly the image pulled from HD footage was way better than that of the 12mp still! New cards required, and make them class 10 or higher as larger resolutions and quicker frame rates won’t work so well with slower cards.
Even Felix Baumgartner had one strapped inside his Space-Suit when he leapt 128,100 feet back to Earth from Space in October 2012. As a stills camera, and after taking a few shots, I can take it or leave it…too random in its exposures and white balance for me although it works brilliantly as a time lapse camera.
Also, check out any episode of Top Gear in the UK and you will more than likely see a Go Pro attached to one of the cars as it speeds around their track. This is the latest offering from a dynamic company that started 10 years ago with a vision of creating the world’s most versatile camera, and I think they are just about there! This means you can add the extra battery pack AND have Wi-Fi without having to make the compromise.
I suspect this is because in order to get such fast fps, a fast shutter speed is needed which will produce darker images once the aperture is wide open in certain lighting conditions…I think.
However, this camera does have a tiny sensor and packing 12mp into that sensor should tell you not to expect great things as a photographer from this camera. This was achieved by taking 30 images and then performing ancient skulduggery in Photoshop. This may be because I am a pro photographer and more used to the quality from the Canon EOS 5D Mark II but it is unfair to make any comparisons.
Once you get used to it…a piece of cake and quite reassuring although admittedly I have never had a problem with the old housings. I would rather pick stills from footage and use those for the web than use the camera in most instances.
For me, the image pulled from footage is much more useable than the actual still image in some cases (which also has some purple fringing) as there is more detail all round…food for thought!
When shooting 1080p footage, this means when I render out, I either need to render to 720p or lose some clarity and detail at 1080p. I am only going to review the Black Edition Go Pro HD hero 3 here as that is what I have but please not that there are two cheaper editions, the Silver and the White Go Pro’s, that also have lesser specifications. I can safely say, judging by the results, that the narrow view footage is just as clear as the wide footage…nice one! I have found that you really need to shoot stills in a well and uniformly lit environment to get the most out of it. Here is some more footage of the camera attached to the front of my car in very low light at dusk in Weymouth.
The company is run by CEO Nicholas Woodman and around 300 employees, many of which are extreme sports fanatics which is great as they are able to give hands on and credible feedback to each new camera as it is released. 20% smaller and lighter than its best-selling predecessor, it delivers improved image quality and powerful new features geared for versatility and convenience. I also have some crazy, inspirational and off-the-wall ideas for the future using my Go Pros. The trouble with the Hero 2 was that I had to choose one or the other depending on the shoot.
Go to Go Pro’s website for more information on those (personally, I would stump up the extra cash for the Black Edition…oh yes, I did)! Also, shooting at 2.7k 30fps will be exciting as it will allow me to stabilize or crop footage and still get to 1080p resolution. One of the first things I wanted to try, much like many who will buy this camera, was the 4k video albeit shooting at just 15fps. Type Go Pro into YouTube and you will see footage from skydivers, scuba divers, snow-boarders, skiers, surfers, bikers, drivers, mountain bikers and many more sports people. New advanced camera settings: Looping video, Continuous Photo, Manual White Balance control, Protune Mode, allows to shoot photos while recording video and more. So, if you were at an event with fast action, you are better off shooting at 15fps 4k and pulling stills in my opinion. I have read in a few forums that people are saying the difference in low light is barely noticeable and not worth the upgrade and cost. Combined with 30% longer battery life, 4x faster Wi-Fi, a sharper lens and compatibility with all GoPro mounts and accessories, the HERO3+ Black Edition is the most advanced GoPro yet. Of course, like its predecessor, you can also operate the HD Hero 3 via your smartphone, Android or IOS. Whether you are an extreme sports fan, amateur videographer or professional imaging geek, this camera should find its way into your kit bag at some point…it would be rude not to! Next thing was to try the camera out real-time which leads me neatly into the rest of this hands on review. All I would like to see now is live streaming added as a possible firmware upgrade at some point like the top of the range Contour. So, now you know who uses these cameras, let’s talk a bit more about the camera itself. Obviously smaller than the Hero and Hero 2 casings but now fashioned with a nice flat port for the lens which will allow for much clearer, sharper footage underwater.
If you are doing time lapse, you only need to use the 5mp setting unless you really want the wide angle. My first thoughts when I took the Go Pro HD Hero from the box were “that is small”! I ordered and have now received a 32GB SanDisk Ultra Micro SDHC-1 Class 10 card from Amazon and will be using that from now on.