GoPro HD Hero 1 quality

Discussion in 'Digital and Video Cameras' started by pontifex, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. pontifex

    pontifex Lifer

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQVKNm-7oDE&feature=youtu.be

    Video I took today above. make sure you set it to 1080P in youtube.

    used the 1080P setting. this doesn't look like 1080P to me...
    all my videos look like crap to me. No way am I getting 1080P or anything close to what you see from GoPro's site.
     
  2. amdhunter

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    Yeah, it's definitely HD, but lacks sharpness. Kind of like it's unfocused a little bit and really noisy.
     
  3. pontifex

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    well i sent them an email about it. see what they say...
     
  4. CuriousMike

    CuriousMike Platinum Member

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    When you look at the original, raw footage... does it look the same?

    Whatever program you used to export to youtube might have shittified the video a bit.
     
  5. pontifex

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    nope, looks the same to me
     
  6. TechBoyJK

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    You just need more dramatic scenery and music.

    I have a goPro1 and the quality leaves a bit to be desired, but when you are trying to get sports shots, etc. the goPro shines because of how it's built and setup.
     
  7. pontifex

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    Response from GoPro:

    Fortunately, there doesn´t seem to be anything wrong with your camera, the truth is that our media team, who are the guys that work on the videos we make are professionals and very skilled video editing tecs, we use some of the best editing softwares possible and put in the hands of the best guys we can get, so unless you have knowledge when it comes to post-editing videos and using the more complex softwares, there really isn´t much you or us can do.
    After watching the video you posted, it seems to be within the expected qualities made for the camera.


    I knew the videos on their site were too good to be true.
     
  8. evolutionezine

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    yeah, i agree it,Yeah, it's definitely HD, but lacks sharpness. Kind of like it's unfocused a little bit .thanks [​IMG]
     
  9. ghost recon88

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    On a side note OP, if you wanted to upgrade you can get the Hero2 for $200 at most online vendors these days. Quality is the same as the middle of the pack Hero3.
     
  10. FirewolfX

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    I really only use the 720p/60 fps option, it looks much more fluid and overall better than the 1080p setting (30 fps) on GP1
     
  11. boom314

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    Heck, you can get the new Hero3 white model for $199 new
     
  12. adairusmc

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    You can always go with a Contour camera instead.
     
  13. HendrixFan

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    That is a very busy scene for the bitrate the GoPro uses. I get a ton of blocking on fast motion video, but with the fisheye lens the subject always seems to come in pretty sharp. Good lighting seems to be the only limitation I have faced.

    The camera has a purpose and it does very well at what it is designed to do. A wide shot of a million leaves that is completely static isn't that.

    Here is a vid from two summers ago shortly after I got my GoPro. We were just playing around with it, not sure how the footage would come out. I think despite the general boringness of the video it illustrates pretty well what the camera is capable of and useful for.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEWhp5EZrZM