A while back, I was chatting with Scott Bourne about the emerging 4K acquisition standard and the video camera "arms race" originally started by Red Digital Cinema. At the time, he said "Rich Harrington is always talking about 4K as well. I get it. It's a bigger frame, but I am not sure how that will impact still photographers." Over the last eighteen months, a lot has changed. Panasonic, Sony, GoPro and, most recently, Canon have brought new 4K capable cameras to market. Even our smartphones now capture 4K video. With this in mind, you may … [Read more...] about 4K. What’s all the Hubub, Bub?
With the release of the new GoPro Session camera, the use of the GoPro app on your phone is even more important. In this tutorial, let me show you how easy it is to set up and use the mobile app. This makes it easy to adjust the camera settings, monitor the shot, or even share your content. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tshp6ksjQ1o This specific tutorial is from the Video Gear Weekly series presented by lynda.com. You can now watch a month's worth of the episodes for free (even if you aren't a member). This will let you check out the … [Read more...] about How to Control a GoPro with Your Phone or Tablet
While GoPro cameras offer awesome point of view shots, they don't have the best battery life. I went into the test labs to see which battery lasted the longest. Learn how close the third party (and much cheaper) batteries were to the expensive GoPro batteries. This tutorial will help you decide which battery is best for your setup. Watch the follow-up movies within this series at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JswRVx2q_q8 This specific tutorial is from the Video Gear Weekly series presented by lynda.com authors Rich Harrington and Robbie … [Read more...] about Which GoPro Battery Lasts the Longest?
GoPro just released major new firmware updates for their popular HERO 4 camera, bringing a few different video frame rates and a new video time lapse mode. Firmware updates allow manufacturers to unlock features in their cameras that were undeveloped at the release and can add value to their customers. It's almost like getting a brand-new camera! HERO 4 Black and Silver Edition Upgrades Time Lapse Video Mode In a world of instant gratification, GoPro added a new Time Lapse Video mode. The HERO 4 will record a time lapse and convert it into a … [Read more...] about New GoPro HERO 4 Firmware Updates
While they started as first-person POV action cameras, GoPros have become a standard tool in the kits of many cinematographers. Each version of their flagship Hero camera has improved on the design and capabilities of this tiny camera. Now, The folks at GoPro have started putting together a video tutorial series for their flagship product. I've assembled the first three episodes in a playlist for the video above. You can also find the episodes, mixed in with other content, in GoPros's … [Read more...] about The GoPro Field Guide
We have a new GoPro. In fact, we have three. Like many of you, I have been waiting for these new action cameras to drop. Now that they have, let's take a look at what each offers, where it might fit in in your kit and what the new entries might signal about the future of the line. Three New Options Hero Key Feature: Accessible Entry Level Model Price: $130 The Hero replaces the Hero 3 White Edition as the entry level model. At $130, the Hero puts the power of the Hero 3 White into the hands of everyone. This mix of power and … [Read more...] about Say Hello To Your New Hero, from GoPro
One of my favorite ways to spend a sunny afternoon is to grab the kids, the GoPro & monopod and head for water. If you've owned a GoPro Hero camera and have experimented with underwater shooting in creeks and streams, you're probably well-accustomed to the flat and somewhat colorless results that can occur, especially in full sun. Yet, the fast (fixed f/2.8) Hero lens is capturing more than appears to be present and just takes a little TLC in post to draw out the color and detail. Let's take a look at one approach to splashing color … [Read more...] about Aquatic Color Zoning & Shooting with the GoPro Hero
I have purchased more than two dozen GoPro Hero cameras in my life. Ive owned every model and enjoyed them. But there comes a time when you have to find out if someone found a better way to build the mousetrap and I think JVC cameras are evidence that someone did just that. Standout Features Here are 10 things I like better about the Adixxion line than the Hero The cheaper of the two JVC action cameras (JVC GC-XA1 Adixxion HD Action Video Camera) has a street price of about $150. The top-of-the-line GoPro is $399. High prices never scare me but … [Read more...] about Why I prefer The JVC GC-XA1/XA2 Adixxion Action Camera to the GoPro Hero