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Old 03-20-2012, 03:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What setting are you guys using? First time with it,what the best clearest video. Thanks
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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1080p will be the clearest resolution but it will eat up memory a little faster than the lower resolutions like 720 which is still pretty clear. If you have a big enough memory card than you shouldn't have to worry bout it though.
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There is also a 960p setting too. I played with all settings this year I had it on 960 awhile and it was pretty clear but didn't use as much memory. The 1080p deff uses a lot I would take one clip off the thing and it would be 1GB to my computer. Can't go wrong with any as long as its 720 or higher. Like Mod59 said 720 is still really clear.
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There is also a 960p setting too. I played with all settings this year I had it on 960 awhile and it was pretty clear but didn't use as much memory. The 1080p deff uses a lot I would take one clip off the thing and it would be 1GB to my computer. Can't go wrong with any as long as its 720 or higher. Like Mod59 said 720 is still really clear.
I like how clear your videos are,what option for width? Not wide screen? I guess what im asking is what every setting is on your Gopro,theres so many options of different things I dont know which to use and what not to use,like to have the same settings as your if you dont mind sharing.
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Most of my clips I used in my video's I uploaded I believe were the r3=720p 60 frames per second setting (I used the 720p clips instead of the 960p ones in the videos because the footage I got on the 720 mode was better riding than I did on the 960) At 720p and 1080p the camera is at 16:9 which will give you a wide angle. The 960p r4 setting is recording at 4:3 instead which gives you a more vertical view.
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It sucks being new to something but ones I understand how it all works I will be a pro at it. Did you use 11mp wide? target spot on or off? NTSC or PAL? OSD on or off?

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ok I see now that some of the setting is for the video only,and others for photo settings. I will get the hang of it soon,thanks for the info
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Yeah those looks like the settings for the still picture mode. It took me awhile to figure out which settings ment what, there is a ton of them on these things. They have a section online which tells you what each setting does and how it affects your video here. http://gopro.com/wp-content/uploads/...ENG-110110.pdf
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960 30fps tall perspective
960 48fps new with GP2

720 60fps great for slomo wide perspective
720 30fps wide

I have never used 1080 since owning a GP (2009).
Have both an original 1080 model & a GP2.

I use 960 30fps my favorite esp if it is just going to capture my all day riding with our group on a groomed trail.

720 60fps if I know I will edit more for fun & want a wider persepective.

I also change the settings for one button push on/off.
That way I can turn it on and off quickly on my helmet (mounted on leftside).
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1080p is just too long unless you are making professional videos.

720p@60fps
Faster D/L for people to watch on YT
60fps lets you slow down a section of action if you want too.

With Hero2, and for trail riding, I would use the 90degree too.
It makes the video more 'flat' and more true to distance.
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