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    Anybody use the photo mode of the go-pro hero2?

    i'd like to see some pictures if you guys have any, form the auto-photo mode on the go-pro.

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    I havent used it on the bike yet but have kayaking and got these shots








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    Iggs... Those are great. I just bought the camera today. Hope I can get some comparable shots on the MB this weekend in Oregon.

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    I've used it to take pics a lot. I sat it on my work bench and had it take a pic every 30 seconds when we were building my son's bike so we could have a time lapse video of it.

    Here's one in the "package" cam angle.
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    My next plan is time lapse shots maybe 1 per minute off my balcony looking towards the mountains as a weather front moves in. With this drought though, there's hardly been an opportunity to shoot any cool storms.

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    Maybe a shot of the thermometer as it goes up and down...and repeat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeroack View Post
    Maybe a shot of the thermometer as it goes up and down...and repeat.
    That would be neat.
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    Cranx in Syracuse, self portrait.




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    Sugarbush. Frame grab from vid, but still pretty cool.

    I love using the photo setting and did some time-lapse trail build projects too. Pretty cool to see a berm grow.

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    I never thought about it but for self portraits, taking 1 frame pr second would give you quite a few shots to choose from compared to the typical camera with a self timer that takes 1 exposure.

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    Some amazing shots there! Is there much difference between the quality in camera mode and video mode?

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    awesome. i think i'm gonna try this out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grinderz View Post
    Some amazing shots there! Is there much difference between the quality in camera mode and video mode?
    Big time difference in quality between video and photo mode. You have a choice between 11, 8 or 5MP in single shot, burst (10 shots in 1 sec) or time lapse modes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grinderz View Post
    Some amazing shots there! Is there much difference between the quality in camera mode and video mode?
    I think the gopro 2 picture quality is 11 mega pixel. I think video is much lower, even in high def, because the camera couldn't process 30 fps at that quality. But its still high def!
    So, a 10 MP image is 3648 x 2736 pixels. The high def video in the 4:3 mode on the gopro is IIRC 1080x960.

    I'm not an expert on this type of stuff feel free to chime in

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    all i know is that the 720p 60fps shooting mode works the best for me.

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    I use the same mode!

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    Is 60 FPS slo mo, or just the option to view in slo mo?

    File sizes would be 2x normal 30 fps right? Why use all that space?

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    30-60-120

    Yes, 60 frames per second gives you somewhat of a slo-mo option. You can get by with the 30 fps also if you don't plan any slow motion playback in any of your videos. I use a big enough card that the space 60 fps takes up just doesn't bother me. There is another mode, though it is not as good of picture quality and not HD that you can do 120 fps for very very slow motion shots.

    I would just say this...No slow motion, and 720p 30fps is perfectly fine.

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    Chest mount mount always seems to be the most usable... There is something about the helmet mount that leaves everything out of perspective. it's nice to have at least one object to focus on at all times instead of a whirl of motion all over the place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBeard View Post
    Chest mount mount always seems to be the most usable... There is something about the helmet mount that leaves everything out of perspective. it's nice to have at least one object to focus on at all times instead of a whirl of motion all over the place.
    I agree. I just went up and over a bunch of big slabs of rock, and with the helmet mount they looked like flat rocks barely sticking above the ground level. A lower camera would have probably shown the size of the rocks much better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MC SlingBlade View Post
    Were you following another rider?
    No, but now that you mention it I see how that would show vertical variations better, seeing a bike going over the same terrain from a distance and a more horizontal angle.

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