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lakeskater 04-16-2010 6:38 PM

GoPro Hero HD Camcorder

dcervenka 04-17-2010 9:50 AM

Definitely much easier and safer than strapping an HVX200 to a 12ft boom on the bow of a boat!!! ;-D

The GoPro Cameras are definitely siCk and every crew should have one.. just remember that they don't float, so if you're attaching one to your board (or helmet) you better add a floaty..

lakeskater 04-17-2010 11:05 AM

Thanks for the tip! Haven't tried it out on the water yet, only on a bicycle. Looking forward to using the helmet mount next time I go wakeboarding or windsurfing.

lakeskater 04-19-2010 8:00 AM

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admin 04-19-2010 9:49 AM

Here's a helmet mount test run we did behind the VLX. The rider is blabelmooch.

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steezyshots 04-19-2010 2:37 PM

I'm getting mine pretty soon! Can't wait!

brhanley 04-20-2010 5:24 PM

How would this work if also used as an in boat camera for shooting wake?

shawndoggy 04-20-2010 5:27 PM


Originally Posted by brhanley (Post 1575622)
How would this work if also used as an in boat camera for shooting wake?

It won't. There's no zoom. It would suck, bigtime. It's perfect for stuff that's happening within 10-25', but beyond that it's all background.

stang_killa_ss 04-20-2010 6:07 PM

i would love one of these. my biggest complaint is that they dont offer one without the fisheye lens. grr.
id own a HD 16:9 standard lens in a heartbeat! especially if it had true 60 fps

jessemitchell 04-21-2010 2:55 PM

I just bought mine yesterday and I love it so far. can someone help me though I have a PC with the new windows or whatever but I can view the videos and they are all MPEG4, I tryed using Windows movie maker and Adobe Premier 6.0 but that video format doesnt work, so I converted it to Windows video but its not highdef then. what should I convert the video to or can I change it on the camera?

lakeskater 04-21-2010 6:45 PM

Jesse, Streamclip should work for you.http://www.squared5.com/svideo/mpeg-streamclip-win.html I haven't used it, but I've heard it's good and there are other free downloads available online if you search. My Hero works flawlessly with my MacBook and Im sure it will work with windows if you have the right software for conversion. It's not changeable on the camera. As for what to convert it to, I'm not sure , maybe WMV. Somebody please correct me if that's wrong.

lakeskater 04-21-2010 7:12 PM

Here's two links that will help you. http://sababike.com/articles/edit-go...-hd-windows-7/

And I was wrong about WMV, it's AVI.

jessemitchell 04-21-2010 8:04 PM

awsome, exactly what I needed thanks bob!

dcervenka 04-22-2010 12:27 AM

Typically you want to use the format that is native to your OS

.avi for PC
.mov for MAC

For example.. I can playback the GoProHD .mov's on my PC without any problems, but when it comes time to edit.. that's another story. Even with Premiere CS4 I have to use Cineform NEOScene to convert my clips to an .avi, but it costs $99..

I've seen a lot of recommendation for Streamclip video converter on other sites, so you probably can't go wrong with it. Plus it's free.

lakeskater 04-22-2010 9:07 PM

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Used the Hero for the first time on the water today and should have a video posted soon. In the meantime here is a screenshot from a clip.

jjakober 04-23-2010 8:08 AM

I shot this last year with the non-HD version!
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lakeskater 04-23-2010 9:03 AM


Here's a link to the video we took yesterday.

jjakober 04-23-2010 1:49 PM

Well, I guess mine didn't work, here is the link!


lakeskater 04-23-2010 3:03 PM

J, both your video posts work. I wish I could jump like you, at 54 years old my knees just can't handle it but I do what I can on the surface. Enjoyed your video!

jjakober 04-23-2010 4:15 PM

Ha thanks man!!

I hear you about the knees, I am 40 and have had ACL surgery on both of mine :-(

Love you video, nice work!

Walt 04-23-2010 6:51 PM

Very cool guys !

lgndracer 04-25-2010 10:11 AM

I have a few extra of these NIB I'd let go of. PM if anyone is interested.

lakeskater 04-25-2010 5:58 PM

Did some windsurfing Saturday with the Hero and I'm pleased with the results. I love this camera!

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