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GoPro Ski Shoot Settings ... 1080p or 720p; 60fps or 30fps?

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What setting is ideal for a ski shoot? I will have two back-up batteries and a 16gb card -- using pole and chest strap mounts. Can I still get good HD quality shooting in 720p? Is 60fps ideal for slow-mo editing?

post #2 of 6
What you really need is a tripod. Pole mounts and monopods suck for really pro- level video. The rest depends on where you will be watching this stuff. These days full HD is pretty much the standard.
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What you really need is a tripod. Pole mounts and monopods suck for really pro- level video. The rest depends on where you will be watching this stuff. These days full HD is pretty much the standard.


Holding a tripod out in front of you while riding would probably be a touch awkward!

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I plan on using this chest harness for most of the shoot: http://www.backcountry.com/gopro-chest-mount-harness#video_374

 

I've actually seen some really nice pole mount shoots: http://vimeo.com/9925646

 

Will mostly be sharing the video through Vimeo which accepts up to 1080p.

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Originally Posted by alexzn View Post

What you really need is a tripod. Pole mounts and monopods suck for really pro- level video. The rest depends on where you will be watching this stuff. These days full HD is pretty much the standard.


 GoPro is a POV camera.

 

To the OP: If you want slowmo, you will want to use the 720p60fps setting. Personally, I don't think you really need 1080p, you will capture enough detail on 720p and the additional frames will make slowmo a lot smoother.

 

An example of what is possible on the GoPro HD with a combination of good light settings, mount angle, skiing, post-processing: http://www.ianprovo.com/2010/09/deep-powder-pov.html - he used 720p60

post #6 of 6

Actually, a friend of mine gets good results by wrapping one of those bendy tripods around his wrist.  Took a couple of goes to get the angles just right, but if you concentrate on keeping your wrist steady you get very acceptable results.  Of course flailing around and winding up the windows over small airs inspires a few yuks when the videos play.

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