Yesterday it was the first time I did a small test with the Gopro Hero HD.
And because the unit really surprised me I think it could be interesting to write a small review.
What’s the Gopro ?
The Gopro is a so called POV camera, or in other words Point Of View.
It’s a camera that is placed on a location that gives an interesting view and gives you as a film/video maker some unique videomaterial. Think about the cameras on racecars, motocross bikes etc. The Gopro does this but does it in full HD.
The Gopro for us ?
The first time I saw the Gopro was when I did the filming for Kelbytraining in Florida. We were shooting a BMX-er and our camera man Adam had a Gopro with him that was connected to the BMX bike, the results were stunning (soon to be seen on kelbytraining). Immediately I was thinking about situations were we could use a POV camera ourselves and before we knew it there were too many.
Think about using it on your holiday ?
How about all those beautiful drives which are impossible to capture with your handycam simply because you can’t hold it still enough or the angle is just not interesting from the car, the Gopro to the rescue. We bought the Gopro motorsports HD which comes with a suction cup which you can connect to your car or other areas where you have a flat surface. As you can see in the videos in a moment we did a small test by mounting the Gopro on the hood of our car and we drove a few miles to test and made a small video.
Were you mount the Gopro is up to you of course.
In the case of the test videos we mounted it on the hood of the car but I guess for holiday drives we will probably mount it on the roof. But you can also place it inside the car of course, where ever you think the view is best, it’s an incredibly flexible system. You also don’t have to be afraid for rain, the Gopro is placed inside a waterproof housing, the only “problem” can be water on the lens which is visable in the image (as you can see in the demo video).