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?
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.
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.