Category Archives: Video

GoPro HD Hero 3 coming very soon

I am waiting and counting down the time when the new GoPro HD Hero 3 will be available. 12:01 PST. What I would like to know more about is the sensor? Who makes it? What size is it? What kind of sensor is in this camera? The GoPro video camera has become one of my favorite cameras. I used it for the first time on a shoot for television over the week end. Before this I had only used it for youtube videos.

Here are some specs on the GoPro HD Hero 3

GoPro HD Hero 3 White Edition

The White Edition looks to be an upgraded HD Hero 1 Camera that includes WiFi, a new flat underwater dive lens and the new, thinner profile. Available 10/21/12.

$199 MSRP
1080p/30fps, 960p/30fps, 720p/60fps
5MP photos
Up to 3 shots per second in photo burst mode
WiFi built in
Improved Housing (Locking Latch / Dive Lens)

GoPro HD Hero 3 Silver Editio

The Silver Edition is basically an updated HD Hero 2 camera with WiFi built in, the thinner size and and improved housing. Available 10/21/12.

$299 MSRP
1080p/30fps, 960p/48fps, 720p/60fps
11MP photos
Up to 10 shots per second in photo burst mode
WiFi built in
Protune and White Balance
Improved Housing (Locking Latch / Dive Lens)

GoPro HD Hero 3 Black Edition

This is where things get really interesting. The Black Edition uses brand new technology and boasts some incredible settings, including 60 frames per second at 1080p and 120fps at 720p. Available mid to late November.

$399 MSRP
4K/15, 2.7K/30, 1440p/48fps, 1080p/60fps, 960p/100fps, 720p/120fps 12MP photos
New photo burst modes with up to 30 shots per second
WiFi built in
Remote Control Included
Protune, White Balance, Continuous Photo, and Picture in Video capabilities
Improved Housing (Locking Latch / Dive Lens)

Digital Video Expo Pasadena September 2012

Digital Video Expo Pasadena September 2012 - This is pretty much the entire exhibit hall. That just about all there is.
Digital Video Expo Pasadena September 2012 – This is pretty much the entire exhibit hall. That just about all there is.

I think I missed something, but my recommendation is stay at home and read a good blog. The exhibit hall was not that big or that impressive. To be fair if I had a chance to hear some of the talks I may have got a bit more out of it. I got there just as a talk was ending.

 

SmartSound Digital Video Expo Pasadena September 2012
SmartSound Digital Video Expo Pasadena September 2012

I did get a chance to talk to the people at SmartSound. For me this was probably the best part of the show. I found out that there current terms do not require a royalty fee for television use. This is a big change from the last time I talk with them. It also makes their royalty free music a lot more royalty free. I now think I will use their music for public service announcements and possibly on a new local television program I will be helping a friend with. For a couple of years I have all but quit using their product because of youtube harassing me with unlicensed content notices. They told me that is getting ironed out too. I took a chance and posted a new video using some of their tracks so we will see.

Teleprompter Video Expo Pasadena September 2012
Teleprompter Video Expo Pasadena September 2012

I also found a very cool tablet powered teleprompter. This is a cool gadget that could come in handy. Especially when multi tasking. First thing I think of is handling dogs watching the environment and trying to remember what to say.

Unless something changes, I do not plan on attending next year.