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This weekly course covers the most common questions videographers encounter when shooting and editing with DSLR cameras, from choosing a frame size and frame rate to understanding moiré. Authors Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman will also help you understand the impacts of compression and the difference between cropped (or micro 4/3rds) and full-sized sensors in cameras, and much more. This continual FAQ guide is a handy way to find the answers to the questions that plague you the most.
Rich Harrington: Oh yeah, we've got the iPad out. Robbie Carman: Yep. Rich Harrington: And it sees the Go Pro Black network. Robbie Carman: Yep. Rich Harrington: We set that up when we installed the firmware, and we put our password in. Good news is it remembers it from time to time. So now, we'll just switch over to the Go Pro app. Robbie Carman: Yep. Rich Harrington: It launches, takes a second, but eventually, it offers to connect and control. Robbie Carman: Okay. Rich Harrington: And now we can tap that, and it'll click in with the preview. Robbie Carman: Yeah. There's certainly a preview. And the cool thing I also like about this is it also shows you wifi information, it shows you battery information, and then these large buttons right here provide you, well, what you think they do.
You can actually go into record mode, you can power on and off the camera. You can go into Settings. You can look at the preview. And, it provides, you know, a fair amount of control. I've actually been really surprised. Rich Harrington: Small, small correction. You can power off the camera? Robbie Carman: You can't power on the camera. Rich Harrington: because it's like, oh I don't have wi-fi anymore. Robbie Carman: You are correct about that. I've actually been really surprised though, if you click into Settings. How many settings there are to control On-The-Go Pro Rich Harrington: Yeah. Robbie Carman: Things, you know, everything from frame rate to resolution size. To whether it's doing metering. And it's pretty full featured. And, you actually just did one that I think was a cool little thing too.
And that little beep there. We're getting a little beep, and we're getting a flashing red light on the camera. Rich Harrington: Yeah. Robbie Carman: Hey, that's find the camera. Rich Harrington: Yeah. Robbie Carman: Again, as I had mentioned, previously that these cameras are nice and small. And when you start doing things like mounting them up in trees, or flying them in quad copter, having that ability to, sort of, figure out where it is, is a nice thing to have. Rich Harrington: So, we'll go back to movie mode, and we'll go over to the settings. And we've got all the control here. We can see things like the name of the camera, the resolution. So let's flip that over to a, a standard 1080 in that case.
Robbie Carman: Mm-hm. Rich Harrington: And I'll go back, and we've got our ability to choose frame rates. Robbie Carman: Yep. Rich Harrington: And one of the things I like is, we can actually change the field of view. Robbie Carman: Yeah. Rich Harrington: So, you know, wide field of view. Let's see what that looks like for a second. We'll just record that real quick. And we're seeing a lot. We're seeing the ground. Notice at that resolution you are actually getting a live preview. So with some of the video resolutions, You can get a live feed. Robbie Carman: Right, it's just about how much data's coming through. Rich Harrington: Yeah, not so much with the other ones like the 4k or the 2k but let's go back and let's change that field of view down to medium and you see it punched in.
Robbie Carman: Yeah, it's a little tighter. Yeah, I think this, for me, this is one of the, the things I love about this app. And you've been able as the firmware's gotten better on these. Rich Harrington: Yeah. Robbie Carman: You've been able to get some of the controls. But, you know, the wide angle view that you can change is, is a big one. But also just having tactile control over it on a device that's comfortable as the iPad, rather than having to punch through a million little menus. Rich Harrington: Oh yah. Robbie Carman: Where the text is about two points on, on the, on the GoPro itself, is frustrating. Rich Harrington: I can see all my settings here on one screen, which is nice. I don't have to guess, I don't have to scroll through multiple pages of menus.
I can flip it up and down, we can even change the spot metering. If we don't want it to adjust on the fly. Robbie Carman: Right. Rich Harrington: And even enable the higher Protune codex. So that looks great, got everything all set. The, the NTSC versus PAL. Robbie Carman: Yep. Rich Harrington: You know, is there volume being recorded? Adjust the level of the volume. Robbie Carman: Yep. Rich Harrington: Pretty cool stuff. Robbie Carman: Yeah. Rich Harrington: I could actually delete files if I want, if I decide it was a bad take, I could delete it right from the app. Robbie Carman: Yep. Rich Harrington: So, it's really cool. And right now, we even see. Look at that, how much record time have we got left? Robbie Carman: Well, this actually really huge, being able to see how many actual movies you recorded and the remaining time you have, especially when you're doing things like again, mounting these things in weird places.
It sucks to find out like, oh gosh, that stopped recording, you know, twenty minutes ago because I didn't have enough time on it. Rich Harrington: Yeah, it's tell me I've got an hour and forty-three minutes of record time left. Well, plenty for what I need to do, but if it said ten minutes and the ball game's about to start, that's going to really suck. So, we've got everything in there. We're all set. And when we come back, we'll walk you through just starting and stopping the record process as well as a couple of other pieces of advice for getting established networks.
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