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Old 01-17-2013, 06:37 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I just used mine for the first time!

Only got 2 vids, just a fast groomer and some trees. I'll have to mount on it on my helmet so its not so jumpy. Takes a great picture and the GPS feature is awesome. I used 720/60fpm.

I forgot to charge it before I left so it died after a couple hours.. pretty excited though!
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:42 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I just picked up a +2.

What are other owners doing with picture settings? Found anything that works well? Im going to set one setting up as 1080p, and one as 720p 60fps for slow motion edits.
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:53 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I just picked up a +2.

What are other owners doing with picture settings? Found anything that works well? Im going to set one setting up as 1080p, and one as 720p 60fps for slow motion edits.
Yeah that's exactly how I have mine, mode 1: 720/60fps and mode2: 1080p. I have only had helmet POV up until now so I haven't edited anything. I just picked up the pole mount and found an old carbon ski pole for $5 I am going to use for the pole. I think edits always look better with multiple POVs.
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:13 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Yeah I'm not found of the Helmet POV, I feel like carrying a pole around would get old though.

I like to watch it though, I wish I would of had one last week when I was ripping through the trees and hit a stump. That stopped me pretty quick, haha.
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:31 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Is 720p 60fps enough fps to do a decent slow motion, or is there a need to drop it down to 480p at 120 fps?
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:20 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Sorry to hijack the thread slightly, but a few of you mentioned the Roam - delighted you seem so happy with it as I'm getting one, but is there a significant difference from Roam to Roam 2? Is the 2 worth a $50 difference in price (bearing in mind that the 2 comes with a micro SD I suppose it's only 25)? I'm inclined to think for the price difference I'd be better to get the newer 2, seems it's only slightly improved but improved all the same.
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I just picked up a +2.

What are other owners doing with picture settings? Found anything that works well? Im going to set one setting up as 1080p, and one as 720p 60fps for slow motion edits.
You can take pics at set increments and you can change the increment lengths. But the mp is about as good as low quality cell phone. The lower the light the more grainy it gets.

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Is 720p 60fps enough fps to do a decent slow motion, or is there a need to drop it down to 480p at 120 fps?
60 frames isn't enough for slow mo. It's gets jagged and looks like it's skipping. The 120 is ok but 480p works like the picture quality. The lower the light the more grainy it is. You'd have to use it in bright conditions only.

This is where the gopro exceeds contour -240f at 720p and a 12mp cam.

For the 60fps rate you could use a program like Twixtor. It essentially fills the gaps in frame rate. Here's a good video sample of 60fps using twixtor.

How to best use twixtor for extreme slow motion | Philip Bloom

You can find it here...it's compatible with most popular editing programs.

RE:Vision Effects, Inc. : Products: Twixtor

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Sorry to hijack the thread slightly, but a few of you mentioned the Roam - delighted you seem so happy with it as I'm getting one, but is there a significant difference from Roam to Roam 2? Is the 2 worth a $50 difference in price (bearing in mind that the 2 comes with a micro SD I suppose it's only 25)? I'm inclined to think for the price difference I'd be better to get the newer 2, seems it's only slightly improved but improved all the same.
I'm getting the Roam 2...amazon.com has it once in a while for $169, so I'm jumping on it next time they drop the price. You could hack a Roam to do the 720p 60fps. The Roam 2 is completely waterproof...roam 1 up to 1 meter...and you can get it in snazzy new colors....though I just want black.
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You can take pics at set increments and you can change the increment lengths. But the mp is about as good as low quality cell phone. The lower the light the more grainy it gets.



60 frames isn't enough for slow mo. It's gets jagged and looks like it's skipping. The 120 is ok but 480p works like the picture quality. The lower the light the more grainy it is. You'd have to use it in bright conditions only.

This is where the gopro exceeds contour -240f at 720p and a 12mp cam.

For the 60fps rate you could use a program like Twixtor. It essentially fills the gaps in frame rate. Here's a good video sample of 60fps using twixtor.

How to best use twixtor for extreme slow motion | Philip Bloom

You can find it here...it's compatible with most popular editing programs.

RE:Vision Effects, Inc. : Products: Twixtor
Great post, thank you.

Ill get twixtor and play around with it. Id assume 480p is good enough for small window view etc, but if twixtor does the trick ill just use that.

So twixtor is a plug in that works with Final Cut Pro?

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60 frames isn't enough for slow mo. It's gets jagged and looks like it's skipping. The 120 is ok but 480p works like the picture quality. The lower the light the more grainy it is. You'd have to use it in bright conditions only.
If you're only going to 1/2 speed 60 FPS is plenty...
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