GoPro....thoughts

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  1. Isafari

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    Thinking of buying a GoPro5. I know the GoPro6 is due out this year but I think it may be the end of the year.

    Anyone got one? What are your thoughts? Do you need to buy loads of extras on top of the actual GoPro?

    I would be using it for videos on holiday instead of my iPad mini which is what I have used the past few trips.
     
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    ok so I have a gopro5 and took it with me in December. As you know I dont take video soooooo I've not even watched the footage I took and I dont know where to start editing it like you all do !

    But in terms of use it was brill. VERY small, waterproof with no extra bits needed

    So if I can find some software to perhaps edit and put some music on top...
     
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    I have an older model (maybe a 2 0r 3?), it takes fantastic video but I don't have the display for the back and it is a crap shoot on what I get.
     
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    I have the Go-Vison Glasses and have posted the video on You tube...take a look and see what you think



     
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    Oh please don't give hubby any ideas!!! He's mentioned getting a go pro several times.
     
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    I love my glasses...they make it possible for me to have video while my hands are free to make sure Stephen is safe.
     
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    Now that sounds perfect for you!
     
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    The glasses look great George, but are they not a hazard while driving?
     
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    Not at all....I wore them over my prescription glasses (with an empty bus) and they acted like regular sunglasses. I don't wear my regular glasses when I'm on a park ride -so the GO Visions fir better, but to be able to show how well they record motion and stay in focus I put them over my glasses and drove my bus.
     
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    I've always liked the idea but just have never got round to buying one.
     
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    There is even a cheaper and smaller one out there. We use it in our science programs (we put them up on huge kites to get aerial imagery). They are Mobius cameras. Really cheap and take good video.
     
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    ooo thats cool!
     
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    Super tiny Kieth, takes HD video.
     
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    Must remember to tell Chris about this and see if he will let me have one as he always says the GoPro is to much money :lol:
     
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    I can tell you they take great video (1080 p HD) and cost about $80 USD. Downside is they are not exactly user friendly. You need to run a set up program on your laptop or tablet. You can have presets for two different video modes and one photo mode. Also you can't actually see what you are filming, but hey they are cheap.

    https://www.mobius-actioncam.com/
     
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    I did a Google on them earlier Dan. I guess my biggest concern is how do I carry it around? With a Go Pro it looks like you can get one that mounts over a hat on your head. I did see that it has a sticky pad if you wanted to mount it in your car or attach it to something else. The one video I saw looked really nice.
     
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    Had a go pro 4. Fun to use. You may need some additional bits and bobs depending on how/where you're carrying it. Can be a little bit of a faff sometimes.
    Problems I had with it: the 4 didn't have a viewfinder and so you could only see what the view was by syncing to your phone. Again, a faff.
    Battery life wasn't brilliant either. And forget about taking photos. The quality is really not good.

    If you're doing action sports or sitting on roller coasters the filming quality is good, or if you can set it somewhere static for a good length of time then you can get some good filming done (my friend uses one for his fitness videos while he's in the gym).
    Also, if you're going to be editing stuff, then be prepared to spend some time doing this.
    I used mine on the trip to WDW and then never took it out of the box again.

    If however you just want point and shoot video, with no editing, either stick to your current camera or use your phone. Save your pennies for spending at WDW.
    Hope that helps.
     
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    John, they have a traditional 1/4" threaded camera mount, it comes with a "sleeve" to hold the camera. You can attach any traditional accessory like a Gorilla pod or handle. You could attach GoPro clips and accessories with the threaded mount. They are really small and could be carried with little or no weight.
     
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    I have the gopro session for whitewater kayaking and took it on holiday last year. Used it in universal disney and discovery cove. Did have to buy a wrist strap in target though which wasn't cheap.

    The session is waterproof out of the box and sound quality is awesome compared to the other gopros which sit inside a waterproof housing. Gopro have their own free video editing software which you can download from the website. Plenty of tutorials on YouTube on how to use it too.

    Good luck and enjoy recording your memories


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    Hmmm.....I think a visit to a store is what I need next as I haven't even held a GoPro before. I will have a little play and chat to the assistant to see what extras I would want for my needs.

    Whoa...the cards are expensive!
     
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