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« on: December 10, 2012, 07:25 »
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Hey guys. How are you all doing?

I've been wanting to buy the new GoPro Hero3 Black Edition since it shoots 1080p at 60fps and 720p at 120fps. I would like to know if anyone knows about the video quality and if it's good enough for stock. I sure hope so, since it costs around US$1000 in Brazil (yes, we pay the highest taxes in the world in this * country).

I'm aware that it has almost fish eye lenses and as far as I know, there are no adapters. I don't plan on going sky diving or base jumping, but a bike trail or rollercoaster shot would be possible.

Anyway, that's what I wish to know. Do you think it's worth spending US$1000 on it, a bit for fun, but mostly for stock footage.


Cheers,
Dan


« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2012, 07:31 »
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Hey guys. How are you all doing?

I've been wanting to buy the new GoPro Hero3 Black Edition since it shoots 1080p at 60fps and 720p at 120fps. I would like to know if anyone knows about the video quality and if it's good enough for stock. I sure hope so, since it costs around US$1000 in Brazil (yes, we pay the highest taxes in the world in this * country).

I'm aware that it has almost fish eye lenses and as far as I know, there are no adapters. I don't plan on going sky diving or base jumping, but a bike trail or rollercoaster shot would be possible.

Anyway, that's what I wish to know. Do you think it's worth spending US$1000 on it, a bit for fun, but mostly for stock footage.


Cheers,
Dan

You know everything if You know this.
It depends on if buyer need so distorted footage.

Enjoy

« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2012, 07:37 »
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Thanks for the reply.

I'm sure that I can make good footage with it, my question is about video quality. If it's pixelated, noise or something like that. I currently use a 5D II to shoot footage. I also have a compact Sony WX-10 but the footage has terrible quality, so it's useless for stock.

« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2012, 09:50 »
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Thanks for the reply.

I'm sure that I can make good footage with it, my question is about video quality. If it's pixelated, noise or something like that. I currently use a 5D II to shoot footage. I also have a compact Sony WX-10 but the footage has terrible quality, so it's useless for stock.

... you don't have to use the [LARGE] (fisheye) view to film. Using Medium or Narrow view will give you more accurate footage.

I wouldn't stick my 5d Mark III on the top of my vehicle... :)

« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2015, 11:16 »
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Hi,

My most selling footage clip was shot with a GoPro Hero 3 Black with Medium (not wide) setup.

So, yes, if the content of the video is good there is no problem if has been shot with a GoPro 3 :).


« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2015, 09:04 »
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I have a small portfolio of GoPro Photos and video.  I'd only use the GoPro if you can't use another camera and get unique footage not easily obtained by dslrs etc.  Stills are overrated by the manufacture, but video can be excellent when viewed on my 48 inch TV.  I always shoot wide and correct the fisheye in software, I use the free GoPro Studio, its free.  For photos I correct in Adobe Lightroom, but it softens the corners.  It sounds like what for you will use it for wouldn't be profitable at $1,000.

These photos aren't that great for stock, but I use them and this site for educational purposed.  These stills are shot while moving and simultaneous taking HD video. 

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ACS

« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2015, 10:37 »
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I am using a Hero 4 Silver. I believe 3 Black will be fine for stock under good lighting conditions but will be visibily noisy in low light/night. For action/underwater, a little bir noise may be acceptable as far as I see.

Please check if it has protune or not. Without protune sharpness is a little bit high.

Also consider timelapse. You will be able to make high quality 4K time lapses with it.

But of course buying a Hero 4 from abroad for the same price would be best for you.

ACS

« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2015, 10:40 »
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An editorial timelapse for you;

https://instagram.com/p/179VlMw3_g/

ACS

« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2015, 10:50 »
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BTW I now realised that this is a historical thread. So the price is too. :)


 

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