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The GoPro HERO was practically built for sports, and not just the extreme kind. It's compact, durable, and produces high-quality footage at a high-frame rate—just the kind of camera you want for shooting fast-moving athletes outdoors. Rich Harrington drops in at the local skate park and shows how to shoot grinds, kickflips, and ollies from multiple angles, including a head mount and an under-the-board point of view. He also shows how to plan for other equipment you'll need, like Steadicam rigs for extra stabilization or clamps and poles to capture interesting angles. Plus, learn how to film interviews on location without having to switch cameras, and set your GoPro to capture overcranked footage. Best of all? The techniques shown only require one camera, so if you have a GoPro, you're good to go.
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Okay, we've got a lot of cameras, and we need to get em set up. Now, with different camera models, there are different settings. I've got a silver here, some blacks, threes and three pluses. So, I need to make sure I actually take the time to go through some of the settings and get em all to line up. You don't have to have the same size on every single camera. There are times that you might choose to shoot a slightly larger frame, so you have some flexibility to essentially crop the video afterwards, but it's a good idea, if you're using multiple cameras, to try to get them close.
So, why don't I start out with one of these and walk you through some of the setting. Now, to make things easier, I've attached the LCD backpack. This makes it super simple to see all the menu settings right on back of the camera instead of having to look at the tiny screen on front, I get touch screen controls and it's just a lot easier. So, let's go through a couple of these options here. I'll go into the video settings and I can see the format. Now, I need to choose a resolution, so I'll tap the Resolution button here. And I'm going to shoot at 1080 for now.
And set the frame rate out to 60, that's going to give me at least twice as many frames as I need for most video projects and I can then use that for some slow motion effects, which are often cool to use with sports style productions. Beyond that, I need to go in and set the field of view. So, depending upon the resolution that you get, you're going to have anywhere from a narrow to a medium, to a wide field of view. On the three pluses, you actually have a specialty mode that's essentially called super wide, that lets you go even wider, and get more action in.
And, I'll use all four of these modes today while shooting, so you can see how they all look together. I'm going to set this one on wide, because we're going to put this up at the top of a ramp. That's going to work well. It's at 60 frames per second. I've turned off the low light mode because there's plenty of light. Alright, the resolution and the base camera settings are put together, but there are a couple other things to check under the Setup menu.
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