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wolfeman131
12-20-2011, 09:02 AM
I'm hoping Santa leaves one of these under the tree for me. If it comes with the "accessories" shown in this video, all the better. C'mon fat man, I've been a good boy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaahUogxMow&feature=player_detailpage

jmvotto
12-20-2011, 09:53 AM
I'm hoping Santa leaves one of these under the tree for me. If it comes with the "accessories" shown in this video, all the better. C'mon fat man, I've been a good boy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaahUogxMow&feature=player_detailpage

ditto , thats at the top of my list this year. Gotta Love Hawaii!!!!

cab13367
12-20-2011, 11:02 AM
They've come out with slightly dumbed down version, the 960p. It won't do 1080p and won't do 60 fps. But for us amateurs, I think it should be fine. I picked one up at Costco for $139. Didn't come with any bikini clad accessories though :(

wolfeman131
12-20-2011, 01:11 PM
Wow, Al. That seems like a great deal. I bet the one with the accessories would be real expensive.

cab13367
12-20-2011, 02:07 PM
Here's the link to the 960:

http://gopro.com/cameras/hd-hero-960-camera/

chawk610
12-20-2011, 02:13 PM
I totally just realized I was staring blankly at the screen muttering something to Jesus about being reincarnated as a chair... :eek:

jester
12-20-2011, 02:22 PM
It is a great camera. I do recommed getting the flot back just in case it comes off your wakeboard or you want to see how far you can throw it into the lake. Really cool video of it flying thru the air to dropping into the water. Yes you can get board floating waiting for the wind to die down.

http://gopro.com/camera-accessories/floaty-backdoor/

kaneboats
12-20-2011, 02:48 PM
Don't know what it was about that video but it makes me want 2 of them.

rdlangston13
12-20-2011, 03:17 PM
My girl got me a go pro hero 2 for Christmas, was broken upon delivery

wolfeman131
12-20-2011, 04:27 PM
Don't know what it was about that video but it makes me want 2 of them.

That video must've really gotten to you, Kane. I think you typed your words outta order.

ian ashton
12-20-2011, 04:27 PM
That sucks Artie, I don't see how it could break - when I bought mine it was packaged hardcore.

Some fun pics I've taken;

My friend Amy, right before a fall with the handle mount;
http://www.moomba.com/msgboard/attachment.php?attachmentid=12966&d=1324416342

Amy again, board mount;
http://www.moomba.com/msgboard/attachment.php?attachmentid=12967&d=1324416362

Me, board mount;
http://www.moomba.com/msgboard/attachment.php?attachmentid=12968&d=1324416367

Dad, on my ski;
http://www.moomba.com/msgboard/attachment.php?attachmentid=12969&d=1324416367

jmvotto
12-20-2011, 05:00 PM
That sucks Artie, I don't see how it could break - when I bought mine it was packaged hardcore.



Ian, I must be just out of it this week or slow on the uptake. I just got it.. LOL

rsinger
12-20-2011, 09:06 PM
People, cut it out. We're going to Hawaii in a month and one of the kids is coming. I just bought stuff from Dusty and Kyle. This camera would get some great pictures of me and the kid surfing. Looks like I gotta check the bank account. I guess you can't take it with you.

I was saving up for perfect pass next summer, but if I keep looking at the forums I'll never get it.

jester
12-21-2011, 12:45 AM
Ron,
Go Pro now Perfect pass in four months. Win Win. I took my go pro with me to Hawaii and went all over with it. I did not take it diving since i just got it when i went but now i would since it works great. Somthing back then about taking it 60 feet down even with knowing it is rated for 120 feet. Only thing i would do is before you open it being in salt water is to do a fresh water wash then let it dry.

rsinger
12-21-2011, 01:06 AM
Ron,
Go Pro now Perfect pass in four months. Only thing i would do is before you open it being in salt water is to do a fresh water wash then let it dry.

1. Unfortunately my play money doesn't add up that quickly. But I'll probably be getting the camera before we go, and get a loan if I have to for PP. Can't put it in until spring anyway. Probably last time son will be with us on a vacation. He's already looking at moving out on his own.
2. We've already got another compact underwater camera, and did exactly what you said before salt water exposure. In addition, after every exposure we immerse the camera in a sink filled with fresh water for about 15 minutes, to clean it out as much as possible

rsinger
12-21-2011, 01:08 AM
Ron,
Go Pro now Perfect pass in four months. Only thing i would do is before you open it being in salt water is to do a fresh water wash then let it dry.

1. Unfortunately my play money doesn't add up that quickly. But I'll probably be getting the camera before we go, and get a loan if I have to for PP. Can't put it in until spring anyway. Probably last time son will be with us on a vacation. He's already looking at moving out on his own.
2. We've already got another compact underwater camera, and did exactly what you said before salt water exposure. In addition, after every exposure we immerse the camera in a sink filled with fresh water for about 15 minutes, to clean it out as much as possible

rdlangston13
12-21-2011, 02:29 AM
That sucks Artie, I don't see how it could break - when I bought mine it was packaged hardcore.

Some fun pics I've taken;

My friend Amy, right before a fall with the handle mount;
http://www.moomba.com/msgboard/attachment.php?attachmentid=12966&d=1324416342

Amy again, board mount;
http://www.moomba.com/msgboard/attachment.php?attachmentid=12967&d=1324416362

Me, board mount;
http://www.moomba.com/msgboard/attachment.php?attachmentid=12968&d=1324416367

Dad, on my ski;
http://www.moomba.com/msgboard/attachment.php?attachmentid=12969&d=1324416367

We got it in from the fed ex guy and heard se rattling around inside it and upon further investigation we found a small piece of black plastic bouncing around that appears to be from the black bracket that hold the actual camera. Very small defect but for 300 bucks I want it to be new new

WaterBullDawg1980
12-21-2011, 11:54 AM
Do you guys use the GoPro just for action/water sports and have another video camera for Christmas morning, everyday around the house, family trips etc?

Needing a video camera in the worst way, but need one that does all of the above. Don't really mind buying two, but if the GoPro will do both then thats what I will purchase.

KG's Supra24
12-21-2011, 12:08 PM
I ended up with the Kodak Playsport bc I wanted one that could do both. Are you stuck with the wide angled lense for gopro or can you switch? I think that is the only issue you would have using the gopro for both.

mmandley
12-21-2011, 02:45 PM
I just bought the Go Pro for 188 free shipping BOOM SHAKALAKA

I plan to have mounds of wicked videos off the boat this year, we got the brackets to mount it to the stern of the boat for surfing.

ryan_8099
12-21-2011, 02:54 PM
I would love to see more posts of pictures from people have GoPros...If anyone else has any.

mmandley
12-21-2011, 03:02 PM
I would love to see more posts of pictures from people have GoPros...If anyone else has any.

on FB there is a GoPro thing you can like or be a member of and you get daily shots from real people with GoPro using them in sports of all kinds

ian ashton
12-21-2011, 04:25 PM
Do you guys use the GoPro just for action/water sports and have another video camera for Christmas morning, everyday around the house, family trips etc?

Needing a video camera in the worst way, but need one that does all of the above. Don't really mind buying two, but if the GoPro will do both then thats what I will purchase.

Then you don't want a GoPro. I bought a Sony TSX-10 at the suggestion of someone on here, its a digital still camera, as well as HD video, and it is AWESOME; I've considered making a wakeboard mount for it as well.

The GoPro is cool, but pretty limited in what it can do. Its super wide angle lens makes people look funny, lack of zoom, and 3 button operation is cumbersome. For anything other than actionsports, I wouldn't reccomend it.

squeeg333
12-22-2011, 11:59 AM
Ian, what kind of mount did you use on your board and on that ski? If I don't get a GP2 for Christmas, I'm buying it for myself, and was curious if the surfboard mount was needed for wakeboard/surfboard/ski type of use. Of, if something like the suction cup would hold. I have heard it does, but I am curious.

mmandley
12-22-2011, 12:59 PM
IDK about Go Pro making people look funky, i think that might be in the settings, i have watched a ton of Go Pro stuff and people look pretty normal there. Its designed as an On Off camera. You turn it on and do your sport and then turn it off when your done. Then you video edit it to suit what you want to save.

We bought the D5100 to take still shots and any video on land we want and bought the Go Pro for the boat. The best thing about the Go Pro is its 1080 HD wide angle, and has a decent size memory. Ohh yea its water proof lol

cab13367
12-22-2011, 01:40 PM
Here's a vid I took yesterday, skiing at Mt Hood in Oregon using a chest mount harness. This is the 960P version. Pretty icy up there and lots of bare spots still. They need more snow in a bad way. Sorry that the video subject matter is off topic :)

http://youtu.be/tfUa7wRqz1c

jester
12-22-2011, 08:41 PM
Al How dare you. Just going off topic like this. Well i guess snow and ice make water and water is used to fill up the lakes. Good video. I was waiting for a good crash so you can really show off the case but I will be able to record some of them.

501
12-22-2011, 09:11 PM
I had the 1080P version for a year and just sold it and got the HD Hero2. The new Hero 2 has a clearer picture and better colors then previous models and also works better in lower light (the only major complaint of the older Go pros). It can also do stills at 11mp at 10fps. It can aslo film at 120fps in DVD res which makes for awesome slo mo shots. Can't wait to use it this summer. here are a few quicks shots from it of my kids snowboards. my son is 3.5 and daughter is 6.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmGor2JXmjM&list=UU8e63X_ht5BGzuZbfsRlFmA&index=1&feature=plcp

Overall i love these little cameras and it's fun to strap them onto a board or helmet. Got the chest mount now too for next summer.


This is a pic of our zipline we made while houseboating taken with my orginal go pro. Note the Moomba and the Spider!
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ian ashton
12-22-2011, 11:03 PM
Ian, what kind of mount did you use on your board and on that ski? If I don't get a GP2 for Christmas, I'm buying it for myself, and was curious if the surfboard mount was needed for wakeboard/surfboard/ski type of use. Of, if something like the suction cup would hold. I have heard it does, but I am curious.

I just use the provided sticky mounts and a leash. They are fairly strong, but ive had one pop off the wakeboard once, hence the leash.

Sent from my Kindle Fire using Tapatalk

WaterBullDawg1980
12-23-2011, 08:53 PM
I ended up with the Kodak Playsport bc I wanted one that could do both. Are you stuck with the wide angled lense for gopro or can you switch? I think that is the only issue you would have using the gopro for both.

Just picked one up online I found for $100 with free shipping. Can't imagine shooting everything with a wide angle.

KG's Supra24
12-23-2011, 10:13 PM
Just picked one up online I found for $100 with free shipping. Can't imagine shooting everything with a wide angle.

They have a floatie leash for it if you didn't get one. Brostock claimed my first playsport. It was floating around on one of the liquid force tubes with a buddy when he dropped it. :( The 2nd one I bought I got the leash.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Waterproof-Floating-Camera-Strap-Camcorders-/350476964767


Sent from my Xoom using Tapatalk

lsvboombox
12-24-2011, 07:54 AM
I bought a bobber for mine. It's a little pricey but it's a nice handle as well as a floaty. Very visible from a distance as it protrudes above the water line

http://www.go-pole.com/catalog/products/sort/name

rsinger
12-24-2011, 05:58 PM
Futureshop has them on sale for $189 on boxing day, up here.

jsly04XLV
12-25-2011, 11:45 PM
Had one this whole season. Really nice for surfing but fisheye lens makes boarding kind of distant. I'll post some youtube links tomorrow. Also used mine with a head strap during last scuba dive. 90 feet with awesome video.

moombadaze
12-26-2011, 07:13 AM
So did ya get it ?

jmvotto
12-26-2011, 09:31 AM
Santa brought me an outdoor edition gopro hero2 with thebac pack lcd screen for monitor.

jsly04XLV
12-26-2011, 10:23 AM
First editted video with the go pro.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXMcL3KNPkM&hd=1[/VIDEO]

rsinger
12-26-2011, 12:37 PM
So did ya get it ?

If you're asking me, the answers is yes.

p.s. Damn you Dusty. You got me started, now I can't stop. My wife's no help either. Yesterday she gave me a homemade coupon for PP.

lsvboombox
12-26-2011, 12:38 PM
Santa brought me an outdoor edition gopro hero2 with thebac pack lcd screen for monitor.

These are nice. It the suck the battery down if u leave it on or watch the videos

deerfield
12-26-2011, 12:54 PM
jsly - Nicely done. I run a 27" iMac. The full screen resolution of your video was sharp and clear. Enjoyed watching! Thanks. - Deerfield




First editted video with the go pro.

moombadaze
12-26-2011, 01:02 PM
If you're asking me, the answers is yes.

.

Nope, was directed at Drew

wolfeman131
12-26-2011, 10:40 PM
Nope. Got the "oh, I didn't think you were being serious" excuse. I can't wait to use that one myself!

ian ashton
12-27-2011, 12:05 PM
LOL, nice.

wolfeman131
12-27-2011, 04:54 PM
Just you wait, Mr. Ashton. There is some sort of secret association that ladies are inducted into once they go from "girlfriend/fiance" to "wife" status. The above is just one example of what is shared amoung them once they join this new club. Trust me, there are many others but most are not suitable for posting on this site.

ian ashton
12-27-2011, 05:55 PM
Hahaha, I'm sure there are.

When it comes to toys, I have a bad (good?) habit of impulse buying everything I want. I hear frequent complaints that its impossible to buy me anything because of my erratic and excessive buying practices, lol.

bergermaister
12-28-2011, 01:01 PM
Nice Vid jsly04XLV -

I saw a GoPro Hero on Woot a week or so ago. Was very tempting but I resisted unlike Mr. Ashton. I already had the Krypt EQ and a new transom remote on the way so I figured that was enough for this month!

At surf distance the video looks good, boarding is definitely further out and hard to see detail. I'm guessing these are fixed zoom/focus?

viking
12-28-2011, 06:10 PM
When it comes to toys, I have a bad (good?) habit of impulse buying everything I want. I hear frequent complaints that its impossible to buy me anything because of my erratic and excessive buying practices, lol.

Sounds like my wife...................are we twins :)

lsvboombox
12-28-2011, 06:37 PM
Nice Vid jsly04XLV -

I saw a GoPro Hero on Woot a week or so ago. Was very tempting but I resisted unlike Mr. Ashton. I already had the Krypt EQ and a new transom remote on the way so I figured that was enough for this month!

At surf distance the video looks good, boarding is definitely further out and hard to see detail. I'm guessing these are fixed zoom/focus?

Yes they are fixed lenses. I saw a cool video of a guy who strapped a hero to the rope and got some good footage

wolfeman131
01-03-2012, 08:50 AM
Well, well, well . . . .

My birthday is at the end of the month, and because of a little help from Moombadaze, look what my wife had me unwrap early.

http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd344/wolfeman131/2012-01-02_09-46-52_400.jpg

I am still looking for the "accessories" and got a swift pop upside my noggin' after I showed my wife the video. Anyway, thanks to my wonderful wife & Moombadaze.

I've got him helping me on a new boat too!

jmvotto
01-03-2012, 09:57 AM
best buy has a slew of accessories.

get the surf mount and tell me how if works before may... LOL

kaneboats
01-03-2012, 10:09 AM
Excellent! After the holidays you'll need the wide angle if you're gonna shoot me surfing. My New Year's resolution is to sew my mouth shut. Should help the waistline and the marriage, right?

wolfeman131
01-03-2012, 10:15 AM
best buy has a slew of accessories.

get the surf mount and tell me how if works before may... LOL

Dude, did you watch the original video I posted? I think we're talking about different accessories. :)

The camera my wife ordered is the HD Hero 2 Surf Edition so it comes with some mounts & a floaty. The storage unit is only rented thru March, so we should be able to try it out in April & give a review.

http://gopro.com/cameras/hd-hero2-surf-edition/?gclid=CLf-_8WRtK0CFQ9Y7AodB1z8lA

jmvotto
01-03-2012, 10:19 PM
Drew, my bad. lol. My work has the forum pictures blocked so i did not see box. If idid . I would have known the accesories your speaking of. still want to know hiw the surf mount goes on the wakeboard or wakesurf board? I got he hero2 outdoor edition. Iwill use it snow skiing as well. .

wolfeman131
01-03-2012, 10:22 PM
I haven't opened the box yet, but it looks like the mount affixes to the board with double sided tape. I'm not digging that for the boat, so I will get the suction mount and a tether.

rdlangston13
01-03-2012, 10:23 PM
Drew, my bad. lol. My work has the forum pictures blocked so i did not see box. If idid . I would have known the accesories your speaking of. still want to know hiw the surf mount goes on the wakeboard or wakesurf board? I got he hero2 outdoor edition. Iwill use it snow skiing as well. .

pretty sure the surf mount is just an adhesive that can go on the surf board or wakeboard

jmvotto
01-04-2012, 09:50 AM
gotcha , i was confused by the fcs mount.

The Surf HERO includes two, removable mounting options:

1. A stick-on baseplate that takes a couple of minutes to set up and go.
2. An FCS™ compatible plug mounting system that allows you to allen-screw your camera into the deck of your board when you install an FCS™ center fin plug into the deck of your board. Easily done by any ding repairer or shaper.


suction cup mount, tether and floaty will be a must for the summer months.

mmandley
01-04-2012, 11:44 PM
Went by AWS today picked up our GoPro for the boat. We got the surf edition. Looks pretty sweet, excited about trying it out.

Will be taking Fierah to Exile and WakeMakers in a few weeks to Gut the ballast system and stereo.

jpetty3023
01-05-2012, 05:18 PM
"gut the ballast and stereo"? Does this mean you are in for a new boat soon good sir

wolfeman131
01-05-2012, 05:28 PM
I would have known the accesories your speaking of.

Man, I think you're still missing it!

Maybe I should have spelled it differently. The "a$$essories" I was referring to are in bikinis in the video. Watch it from home.

When your wife & kids are asleep.

jmvotto
01-05-2012, 09:10 PM
Yes I was ASSuming the accessories. Got it on round two. The cold has made me slow.. Lol

lsvboombox
01-12-2012, 09:52 AM
Here is a pretty cool mounting option. http://www.wakeworld.com/forum/showthread.php?t=789200

jmb
01-12-2012, 07:34 PM
I gotta get me one of them. I have a DD outback and would like mount it to the tower or suction cup it to the motor box. I guess this could be done

cab13367
01-12-2012, 07:39 PM
gotcha , i was confused by the fcs mount.

The Surf HERO includes two, removable mounting options:

1. A stick-on baseplate that takes a couple of minutes to set up and go.
2. An FCS™ compatible plug mounting system that allows you to allen-screw your camera into the deck of your board when you install an FCS™ center fin plug into the deck of your board. Easily done by any ding repairer or shaper.


suction cup mount, tether and floaty will be a must for the summer months.

Joe,

I think they are talking about the FCS fin system.

http://surffcs.com/us/index.aspx

That would require cutting a hole on the nose of your board and putting an FCS fin box in it, plus a plug instead of a fin. And the gopro must mount to the plug. Probably a must for using in the ocean where boards get quite a beating from the waves. The adhesive mounts wouldn't stand a chance.

Al

jmvotto
01-12-2012, 09:01 PM
Not happening on my new tome IS swallow..

Boat mount I guess.

jmvotto
01-12-2012, 09:02 PM
Not happening on my new tome IS swallow..

Boat mount I guess.

lsvboombox
01-12-2012, 10:30 PM
Not happening on my new tome IS swallow...

You must be in pain staring at that board....... I miss riding mine can't wait til spring...

viking
01-12-2012, 10:30 PM
I think i need one more and more!

rdlangston13
01-12-2012, 10:40 PM
you can take that handle design and use kind of the same concept on the tower to have it track someone while they ride. i got some ideas for when i get home

ian ashton
01-13-2012, 12:12 PM
It's such a wide angle, a tower mount wouldn't make sense. Filming something at 70' would make the field of vision huge, the camera wouldn't need to pan, and the rider would be tiny.

rdlangston13
01-13-2012, 02:13 PM
It's such a wide angle, a tower mount wouldn't make sense. Filming something at 70' would make the field of vision huge, the camera wouldn't need to pan, and the rider would be tiny.

making the camera move with the rider will be super easy

lsvboombox
01-13-2012, 02:19 PM
making the camera move with the rider will be super easy

It wouldn't need to, filming at 70 feet away you will get the entire lake behind you.. You will be filming everybody on lake from your swim platform back...

rdlangston13
01-13-2012, 06:58 PM
It wouldn't need to, filming at 70 feet away you will get the entire lake behind you.. You will be filming everybody on lake from your swim platform back...

with the camera being HD theres got to be some way to zoom in with some software

jmvotto
01-13-2012, 10:34 PM
Should be able to create a mount to the ski pylon, as an alternative.

jmvotto
01-13-2012, 10:37 PM
You must be in pain staring at that board....... I miss riding mine can't wait til spring...

I got a pair on new snow skis in the garage I have been staring at as well. It's killing me, no snow, no water. Deep depression ... Lol. Can still drink though.

davinci
01-16-2012, 09:33 AM
You are talking about the camera ....Right?

rdlangston13
01-18-2012, 12:12 AM
so i just tore into my go pro tonight and i cant figure out what the little white rubber thing that looks like a wrench is for

lsvboombox
01-18-2012, 09:00 AM
so i just tore into my go pro tonight and i cant figure out what the little white rubber thing that looks like a wrench is for

It's used on the quick release latch to prevent premature release of buckle. The looped end mount the camera to hold when not in use. Open end mounts to quick release buckle

wolfeman131
01-18-2012, 09:51 PM
It's used on the quick release latch to prevent premature release of buckle.

Nothing worse than a premature release of your buckle.

dusty2221
01-18-2012, 10:11 PM
Kyles mom tell you that?

wolfeman131
01-18-2012, 10:16 PM
Nope, your Momma did after Kyle paid her a visit.

davinci
01-19-2012, 07:32 AM
C'mon now guys you are breaking Bro codes with the mother jokes.

deerfield
01-25-2012, 12:50 PM
mountain top ride


http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/fox-friends/index.html?playlist_id=86912&intcmp=features#/v/1412993643001/dirt-bike-daredevils-balancing-act/

kaneboats
01-25-2012, 01:35 PM
Schweeeeeeeeeeeeet!!!!!!!!!!

rdlangston13
01-26-2012, 12:48 AM
So just got back from snow boarding in new Mexico with the new go pro. That little guy took 16 gigs worth of video and about 700 pictures over the course of 3 days on the mountian. I'll post some of the shots up once I get a chance to go through them all

jsly04XLV
01-26-2012, 12:54 PM
I've used it for everything I've done... scuba in Cabo San Lucas (with head strap mount), surfing, wake boarding... soon to be snow boarding on my upcoming trip to Vail. Haven't edited scuba video yet but it's the next on my to do list.

wolfeman131
01-26-2012, 03:45 PM
I stopped by Best Buy (I hate that store) and picked up the suction cup mount to use on the back of the boat.

kaneboats
01-26-2012, 03:54 PM
I stopped by Best Buy (I hate that store) and picked up the suction cup mount to use on the back of the boat.

I hate that place too. In fact, I've always hated it. They put Highland and Fretter and Silo and all those other cheesy places out of business. Then Circuit City-- never liked them much either but at least you could play with the remotes on the Big TV's there and hear the car speakers and stuff.

lsvboombox
01-26-2012, 04:22 PM
I stopped by Best Buy (I hate that store) and picked up the suction cup mount to use on the back of the boat.

they make a rollcage mount that just bArely fits the ski pylon and i M pretty sure the handle bAr mount will fit the grab rail on the stern. I not a big funny of hanging expensive toys with suction cups

wolfeman131
01-26-2012, 04:32 PM
Ah, didn't see those at Best Buy. I'm not thrilled with the thought of the suction cup myself. However the camera package I got has the floatie back, but I'm not sure if it's enought to keep it bouyant with the suction cup mount. I was planning to use one of my scuba lanyards as a safety line from the camera to the grab handle.

wolfeman131
01-26-2012, 04:37 PM
I'm pretty sure the handle bar mount will fit the grab rail on the stern.

Anybody care to confirm the diameter of the grab bar?

Attach your GoPro camera to handlebars, seatposts, ski poles and more. Fits 0.75″ to 1.4″ (1.9cm – 3.5cm) diameter tubes.

jmvotto
01-26-2012, 04:49 PM
I am sure that will work , handle bars are about the same.

great Idea LSVboombox, still going to get the life vest for it. LOL

RD how was the skiing out west and waht are you all using to edit the video with in any? I have racked my brain with the free windows movieplayer software

wolfeman131
01-30-2012, 10:09 AM
(moved this thread to Off Topic as I probably should have started it here.)


Took the gopro out this weekend and shot some video that many of you are wanting to see. But, I'm having a hard time seeing what I shot on the pc. Found the below on gopro's website:

The video plays back choppy or broken up.
•To ensure that the video is recorded properly, please playback the videos directly on a TV with HD and AV component cables. You should get proper smooth playback on your TV.
•Choppy video playback will usually come down to the computer not being able to process the data fast enough of the large HD video files.
•First, please make sure you have downloaded the file to your computer and are not playing back the file directly off the SD card. You will not be able to get proper playback if playing directly from the SD card.
•If having choppy playback from the downloaded file, you can try restarting your computer and keeping all other applications closed while playing back the video. This will maximize the computer’s processing power for video playback.
•If still having choppy video playback, then your computer system most likely does not have enough processing power to handle the high data rate of full HD or 60fps video files (r3 or r5). Recording at the lower resolution settings of r1 or r2 should allow you to playback the files smoothly on your computer


Tried the above except hooking to the tv as I don't have a mini hdmi cable. I'd like to edit (start/stop points, some text and a little audio) and post what I shot to share, but I'm struggling.

Anybody have some real world experience and suggestions?

kaneboats
01-30-2012, 10:12 AM
monoprice.com for cables.

wolfeman131
01-30-2012, 10:25 AM
thanks, Kane but I'll be heading out to the dreaded Best Buy right after the conference call I'm on now. I'm anxious to see the video and disappointed that it's not working out so well on the pc.

lsvboombox
01-30-2012, 10:45 AM
Your unit came with a mini to mini hdmi cable? I could have sworn i got the mini to fullsize hdmi with mine.

Are you just putting the sd card in your computer and trying to watch it? How new is your pc/laptop?

rdlangston13
01-30-2012, 10:48 AM
I am sure that will work , handle bars are about the same.

great Idea LSVboombox, still going to get the life vest for it. LOL

RD how was the skiing out west and waht are you all using to edit the video with in any? I have racked my brain with the free windows movieplayer software

We had a blast on our trip! However Heidi did not pick up on snowboard as much as we all thought/hoped she would.

Btw we have a women's snow board for sale for anyone who is interested.

Have not started to edit any of the video we shot though. Set the go pro to take a picture every 2 seconds and ended up with over 600 pictures

wolfeman131
01-30-2012, 12:31 PM
Your unit came with a mini to mini hdmi cable? I could have sworn i got the mini to fullsize hdmi with mine.

Are you just putting the sd card in your computer and trying to watch it? How new is your pc/laptop?

I think the only I got was a USB to charge the battery, no HDMI. Yes, popping it in SD slot in a Sony Vaio laptop that is 4 yrs old. Took it to a friends house with a Mac & it looked great. Guess Im getting another accessory.

bergermaister
01-30-2012, 12:34 PM
Try copying the video from the SD card onto your hard drive, then watch it from the hard drive. Your older machine may be huffing and puffing a little on the data transfer rate trying to view it directly off the SD card. But I'm guessing that will work better...