You can extend GoPro’s HERO 8 action camera with so-called “Mods”. There are three of them: Media Mod, Light Mod and Display Mod. At the time of writing, only the Media and Light Mod were available. We tested the Media Mod which is the one you need to have if you plan on using either of the other two.… Read More GoPro Media Mod review
Some Youtube influencers have been criticising the integrated lens, and more protection being optional and this possibly GoPro’s deliberate attempt to direct you to their GoPro Plus service…… Read More Is GoPro taking advantage of customers since the introduction of the HERO8?
With a HERO8, as with previous GoPro action cams, GPS and other metadata are recorded with the movie you shoot and embedded in the resulting MP4 files. A few years ago, GoPro added the ability to add this telemetric data to its editing app in the form of gauges that you can choose to show as overlays on the resulting movie, but you can’t extract the metadata and use it as you wish from within their app. Unless you buy software like GoPro Telemetry Extractor Premium, which allows you to do pretty much anything you want with a HERO’s metadata.… Read More GoPro Telemetry Extractor Premium
A year ago, GoPro introduced a very good smoothing algorithm designed to work as a digital six-axes gimbal, Hypersmooth. This year, the HERO8 Black tries much harder with Hypersmooth 2.0, Timewarp 2.0, digital lenses, presets, better night photography and more.… Read More Bitrate of GoPro’s HERO8 Black on par with pro ENG cameras
What do filmmakers, GoPro shooters and photographers have in common? They crave for speed. The ProGrade Digital MicroSDXC memory card is a UHS-2 card that offers just that and not only at the input side. It comes with a UHS-2 converter which has a double row of contacts.… Read More Review ProGrade Digital MicroSDXC V60 card
Want to see first hand how good and intelligent the GoPro HERO 7’s stabilisation algorithm is? I accidentally found out when I was in my birth town, driving. I happened to have the HERO 7 mounted on the suction cup mount and this is what I saw when I played the clip in FCXP…… Read More GoPro HERO 7 Stabilisation in action
The GoPro HERO 7 Black has a highly effective digital stabilisation system built-in. That is the new GoPro’s unique selling point from which also the smooth time-lapse video is derived. Other novelties include the ability to create HDR shots and a vastly better menu system.… Read More HyperSmooth makes GoPro’s Hero 7 Black a clear winner
If you record audio via an external recorder in order to replace the audio your camera captures, you’ll usually need some sort of a synchronisation tool. The simplest is using a clapper, with the second-best using Red Giant’s PluralEyes. But what if the audio your recorder captures drifts out of sync during recording? Why does that happen and how can you avoid it?… Read More How to avoid audio recorded ex-camera to drift from audio in-camera
In March of 2018, the Lytro company, the makers of the first light field camera in the world, closed its doors. A large number of its employees were said to have been taken over by Google – who else? – but the company’s demise also was the end of the Lytro cameras. But why did few people buy one?… Read More How some technology takes creativity out of the creative process
Rumour has it that GoPro’s HERO6 isn’t selling well and that’s really a pity because this is a very fine action camera. In fact, I thought the HERO5 was pretty amazing until I saw the results the HERO6 can achieve. It’s the action camera we have been craving for.… Read More Is the GoPro HERO 6 a must-have action camera?