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    What Mode do you record in with your GoPro?

    Hey guys i just got a new GoPro HD Hero 2 and i tried a few differed modes and was wondering what most of you record in? 720p 30fps or do you guys go all out and use the 1080p 30fps ?

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    I use 720 @ 60 fps.
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    Nice , would you recommend it at 60 or 30 fps for just basic recording and not much editing ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aedubber View Post
    Nice , would you recommend it at 60 or 30 fps for just basic recording and not much editing ?
    The only real advantage to 60fps is if you plan to use slo mo clips when you edit. If not, then use the 30fps for smaller file size and more files on memory stick.

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    Thanks man , ya I figured that's what it was for .. Once I get good at editing I'll use it in te future . Gain thank you for the info.

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    I use the 720p 60fps on my GoPro, but I do use it for slo-mo shots.

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    720p 60 / 1080p 24

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    1080 - 30 so far. Will be trying different settings over the new few weeks.

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    I like the 960 for some applications- especially biking.

    While I find wide screen ratios more pleasing to the eye, the perspective given by the 960 ratio (3:2 or 4:3? idk) tends to catch more of the up/down on the trails I am on, and I'd rather have that then all the stuff in the last bit of the screen whizzing past me on the sides with a 16:9

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    I use 960-48 for biking and other moving activities, such as being on my car, chest mount, helmet mount, etc.

    But if I'm recording some wild life or other natural outdoor surroundings, I will use 1080-30.

    960-48 is fantastic for mountain biking because it has the largest viewing angle, both side to side and up and down.
    The bike is nothing more then circles turning circles, It's the human motor that makes it elegant.

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    I use the 720/60 usually. The 1080 setting seemed to choppy. I just bought a Hero2 though and that one works better in 1080.

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    Do you guys think shooting in 60fps will help out on certain parts where it gets really jittery and bouncy like on a chest harness?

    Im going to try some different settings tomorrow when i go ride, i just got a handlebar mount and the roll bar mount to play with now.

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    Oh yea definitely.

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    I almost always record in 720p 30fps. My eyes can't tell the difference on a 46" Samsung.

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    I can tell the difference from 30-60 fps ...

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    720 60fps is the best IMO

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    960 - 48

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    720 60fps

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    960/48 or 720/60, 1080 gets to much jellovision unless it's a more static framing. The faster fps offer the advantage of doing slo mo and also give a slightly smoother and more fluid stream.

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    Im going to give the 960 a try once some of this snow clears up from the trails ..

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    I just ordered one.

    with 720 60fps, how long can you shoot with a fresh charged battery, and how many gig is it going to be?

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    Well it depends on how long the single video is , i usually shoot a few minutes here and there and then edit and cut all my videos. I usually average around 1gig or a little more sometimes when i shoot in 60fps , i also have the LCD pack on mine but i can usually go on a full charge i think a good 1 hour or a little less.. But i also have 3 batteries fully charged with me as back ups

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    I know I said 720/60 but Now with more time with the Hero 2. I find 1080/30 to work great. Its not as choppy as the Hero HD was on this setting.

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    Did my first MTB ride with chest mount yesterday using 960/48. I was disappointed by the distortion caused by the wide angle. Going to try my next ride at 1080 with medium angle. Any experience with this setting? Also upgraded firmware to .70 (Hero2); any idea what that accomplished? Wish there were more options of angle settings, i.e. medium angle with 960/48 or 720.

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    I prefer 960p

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