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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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If you want to go ahead and slow down the action, it's time to use high frame-rate footage. Now, depending upon the actual frame size you're using, you'll find different frame rates available.
The Go Pro can go up to 120 frames per second when shooting at 720p, but as you bump the frame size up, you could see it dropping down to 12 or even 15 frames per second. When shooting in something like 4k mode so you're going to have to find the right settings that work for you. With this type of shooting it's really cool, but don't shoot at high frame-rates all the time. I'll find myself shooting at 48 or 60 frames per second. I could run that like a normal speed file basically in a 24p or 30 timeline. But then when you want to, you can cut the speed in half, and the footage is going to be half speed and be nice and clear without any of that stair stepping or jittery or blurriness.
Let's get these cameras set up so we can shoot some high frame rate. What we're going to do now, is set up some go pros for some different frame rates. Just so you can see the difference between the shots. Now some of these models are going to support higher frame rates. So the silver for example is on 30 frames a second. Now, the black here, we've pushed up to 60, which most of them can do. I'm going to take a three plus here, black, and a regular black could do this, as well. We're going to take it up to 120 frames per second. But to pull that off, we have to drop the frame size down to 720.
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