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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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One of the things you generally want to avoid is contrast issues on the GoPro. It's not that beefy of a format and it's pretty easy to wash out the shot. Now with the sun over head, it's going to be super easy to get lens flares on these cameras, particularly as you start to put them in cases. So we need to be thoughtful and try to cut that down. Take advantage of this, I've got a couple of actual neutral density filters that are going to knock down the exposure a bit, and that's pretty useful. Remember, sometimes as you're changing the frame rate on these cameras, more or less light's going to come in.
And this is an easy way to control exposure without having to necessarily change things on the camera. You might use a traditional glass filter. Here is a, regular ND filter from a company like Tiffen, and I can put this onto one of our cage style cases. They're designed for the thread mounts. On the other hand, there's a whole group of third party filters popping up for GoPro. This is a simple plastic filter that's actually designed to fit over the GoPro case. So, it just snaps right in. There it is. And, that's essentially adding a layer of neutral density that's going to knock down the exposure, and that will be pretty useful as we're shooting in bright lighting conditions.
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