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Old 02-23-2012, 07:55 PM #1
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GoPro Hero 2 footage + FOV comparison

I took my Hero 2 out for the first time over the weekend and did a quick simple edit.

and for those curious, i did a FOV comparison in my backyard since the Hero 2 does have a few pre set FOV values.

i know some people aren't a fan of barrel footage, but for those of you who dont mind, which setting do you think looks best or what do you think would fit these types of videos best? i like how narrow gives you a closer view of what your shooting at but it sacrifices too much fov. wide looks a little too wide, and im not a fan of the fish eye effect. medium looks just right imo. what do you think?

Medium FOV footage from today


Same settings, video from yesterday.

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Old 02-23-2012, 10:21 PM #2
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First thing I noticed about your first video is how beautiful the sky and clouds are. Oh San Diego, how I miss you.

You're FOV comparison is very useful. I'm not going to try to use the medium setting as well in the future. As nice as the wide is when it comes to fov, it sometimes gets annoying. Thanks for the comparison.
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Old 02-23-2012, 10:58 PM #3
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I've been using the narrow a lot lately in my videos other than the wide, haven't tried the medium to be honest. Thanks for the comparison.
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:15 AM #4
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Medium looked the best
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:19 AM #5
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My local field is indoors and doesnt had the greatest lighting which makes the narrow setting noisy and grainy. I like being able to see where im shooting in my videos but I have to settle for medium or wide for good quality videos
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:46 AM #6
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My local field is indoors and doesnt had the greatest lighting which makes the narrow setting noisy and grainy.
before i bought the Hero 2 i watched a video on YT that said the same thing. however the video was taken in a room with poor lighting. maybe the noise and grainy-ness associated with narrow is due to bad lighting. the videos on pbstar's channel dont look grainy or noisy at all to me.
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Old 02-27-2012, 03:13 PM #7
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could you post a picture of your maker and how you mounted it?
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:28 PM #8
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liked the angles
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Old 02-28-2012, 05:29 PM #9
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could you post a picture of your maker and how you mounted it?




if you want to mount it on your barrel you'll need to buy the handle bar mount separately for $20. i also put some hockey tape where i mount it to prevent the camera from slipping on the smooth surface of the barrel.

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Old 03-11-2012, 02:57 PM #10
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thanks for the pics , guess i know what i'm going to have to pick up soon
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Old 03-11-2012, 10:27 PM #11
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I like that narrow fov. I think it really shows where your shots are hitting better.
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Old 03-11-2012, 10:51 PM #12
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i agree with that. ill give it a try and capture using the narrow fov this weekend. im curious myself to see how itll turn out. also added another video from yesterday to the op. also shot in 1080p medium fov.
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:22 PM #13
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is the roll bar mount different from the bike handle bar mount? It looks like the screws are smaller, and the neck of the mount (where the housing connects to) is a tad thinner, and that's what i'm looking for!! I have the bike handle bar mount and even though i mount it with the camera on top which is ok, i'd love to get the neck a little smaller so it doesn't get in my way when i'm aiming down the barrel.
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Old 04-17-2012, 10:18 PM #14
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is the roll bar mount different from the bike handle bar mount? It looks like the screws are smaller, and the neck of the mount (where the housing connects to) is a tad thinner, and that's what i'm looking for!! I have the bike handle bar mount and even though i mount it with the camera on top which is ok, i'd love to get the neck a little smaller so it doesn't get in my way when i'm aiming down the barrel.
yes the roll bar mount and handle bar mount are different.

roll bar (larger diameter)
http://gopro.com/camera-mounts/roll-bar-mount/

handle bar (smaller diameter, the one you want to use to mount to your barrel)
http://gopro.com/camera-mounts/handl...eatpost-mount/

i noticed in one of my earlier posts i said to buy the roll bar mount, i corrected it and changed it to handle bar. thanks for pointing that out.

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Old 04-17-2012, 10:27 PM #15
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This is where I mount mine.
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:13 PM #16
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got any footage of it mounted right there? it looks like instead of looking at the back of your hopper when shooting if mounted on your head, youd be looking at the back of your gun or grip frame.
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:57 PM #17
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ever taken a direct shot to the camera case yet?
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:41 PM #18
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Lots of times. Matter of fact, first time out I took a direct shot to the lens. It's in the first camp Pendleton video at the end.
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