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Old Oct 17, 2012, 01:25 AM   #1
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Noticed the new GoPro Hero 3 is coming out today. Excellent news, as I have been meaning to purchase a GoPro for a project I'm working on. I didn't hear about this until just now!! Anyone else going to get this? I think I'll go for the black edition. I just can't resist 2.7k/30!
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 03:01 AM   #2
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 10:02 AM   #3
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That sounds amazing! I was thinking about buying a GoPro anyways, but the lack of proper resolution SloMo held me back... that seems to be all but gone now!

It's a shame I can't get in in Europe yet. Does anyone have information on when the new model will be out here in Germany?
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Wow 4K at 15fps and 2.7K at 30fps?! At this rate Canon better start releasing firmware updates or an entire new line of DSLRs or SOMETHING that can go above 1080p....They seem to have shot the puck finally unlike everyone else...whats sad is that a Super35 sensor at 2.7K should have come before a tiny camera like this gets it. I'm dying to up my workflow to 2K...Cant wait to check this little camera out though. I recon it will be great for use with a Black Magic Cinema camera and Red Scarlet footage!
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That's crazy!! Should be awesome.. I never used a gopro before. How is it editing in FCP?
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I just bought a GroPro 2 with the wifi backpack last week. It may be going back so I can preorder one of the GoPro 3s. I'm not terribly pleased about them going from a full-size SD to a micro SD and removing the external mic jack (although it seem like you can get a USB adapter).
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Wow 4K at 15fps and 2.7K at 30fps?
I read 4K at 12fps.
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 02:55 PM   #8
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I read 4K at 12fps.
Everything I've read says 15
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Old Oct 24, 2012, 01:55 PM   #9
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Wow 4K at 15fps and 2.7K at 30fps?! At this rate Canon better start releasing firmware updates or an entire new line of DSLRs or SOMETHING that can go above 1080p

Cant wait to check this little camera out though. I recon it will be great for use with a Black Magic Cinema camera and Red Scarlet footage!
i do hope that was a joke..
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i do hope that was a joke..
Well I mean unless you want to mount a RED Scarlet on your head...Not saying the quality is even close because its not but the GoPro is a good way to acquire a specific look of footage and now you can have a bit more resolution to work with....didnt mean it would be on par at all just for first person "C camera" shots...believe me I know how far ahead the Scarlet is haha.

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That would be nice, but its totally unnecessary right now. Very few of us even have the monitors to support 2k+ even, and no one is watching it online or has a TV above 1080p. What I would like to see in the next gen of DSLRs is 1080p with 4:2:2 color and max frame rates around 120+.
Agreed, got a little excited for a second . What I really NEED right now is 1080p (no line skipping or pixel binning) with 4:2:2 and 10bit...when color grading the difference between 4:2:0 and 4:2:2 is night and day...also chroma keying is easier and cleaner in 4:2:2...Im fine with 1080p48 or 1080p60 for now...720p120 might be a cool feature...I could see 1080p60+ being added by doing anamorphic resolutions like DVCPROHD so say 1280x1080p72, not full raster but better than upscaling 720p thats already line skipped to hell...I like AVC-Intra but I hate the AVCHD folder structure and just want a nice 100mbps H.264 or even MPEG-2 with 10-bit 4:2:2 in a .MOV container...I could then transcode to ProRes 422 and life would be amazing.
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Old Oct 24, 2012, 04:12 PM   #11
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Wow 4K at 15fps and 2.7K at 30fps?! At this rate Canon better start releasing firmware updates or an entire new line of DSLRs or SOMETHING that can go above 1080p....
That would be nice, but its totally unnecessary right now. Very few of us even have the monitors to support 2k+ even, and no one is watching it online or has a TV above 1080p. What I would like to see in the next gen of DSLRs is 1080p with 4:2:2 color and max frame rates around 120+.
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That would be nice, but its totally unnecessary right now. Very few of us even have the monitors to support 2k+ even, and no one is watching it online or has a TV above 1080p. What I would like to see in the next gen of DSLRs is 1080p with 4:2:2 color and max frame rates around 120+.
Well, you shoot (and PP / archive) in 4k now and don't end up having to re-shoot the entire thing when 4k TV's become common.
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Can anyone recommend where to buy this as soon as possible? GoPro is not shipping from their online store until November (presumably because of preorders?) but apparently it came out today. I haven't been able to find any sort of confirmed retail release date. Where do you think I can get one before the end of the month?
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Just created a video for the new Hero3.
Will be picking one of these up but no idea when it will be available in the UK!
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Can't wait to get a couple. I hope they will have the 3D accessories and linking mechanism as they have in the Hero2
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Just created a video for the new Hero3.
Will be picking one of these up but no idea when it will be available in the UK!
Now it says on the official site that it will be available for order (at least in Germany) from November 30th, I guess the UK will be the same. It sucks though that apparently it will cost 449 euros, which transfers to $590 in US dollars. Wasn't it $399 in the US? That's just not fair...
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Can anyone recommend where to buy this as soon as possible? GoPro is not shipping from their online store until November (presumably because of preorders?) but apparently it came out today. I haven't been able to find any sort of confirmed retail release date. Where do you think I can get one before the end of the month?
If you are in NY I'd try BHPhoto and see when they get them in. I was looking at the Hero2 and bought the Sony wifi model because no one had any Hero2's in stock this past weekend. I like it so it's a keeper

I'd like to see some real world video of the Hero3 and what it takes to get the colors nice with a bit of tweaking.
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If you are in NY I'd try BHPhoto and see when they get them in. I was looking at the Hero2 and bought the Sony wifi model because no one had any Hero2's in stock this past weekend. I like it so it's a keeper

I'd like to see some real world video of the Hero3 and what it takes to get the colors nice with a bit of tweaking.
I was going to try B&H but I talked to them and they said they would not be getting them before GoPro ships them on November 14th. So I preordered from GoPro's website a couple hours ago. Can't wait! Got the Hero3 Black Edition, Handlebar/Seatpost mount and Tripod mount. I'm going to try out the iPhone app for now but if I'm not a fan of it at some point I'll get the touchscreen backpack, and I'm sure I'll need a few other mounts at some point too.
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Can anyone recommend where to buy this as soon as possible? GoPro is not shipping from their online store until November (presumably because of preorders?) but apparently it came out today. I haven't been able to find any sort of confirmed retail release date. Where do you think I can get one before the end of the month?
Every supplier I've talked to doesn't have a firm date on when they'll be receiving the black edition, but none of them expect t have it before mid-November. I don't think anyone is shipping yet or is going t have them by the end if the month. The white and silver models should be coming close to next week.

One thing that's gone by the wayside is that everyone just dropped the price of all the GoPro 2s by $100. I was thinking about returning the 2 I bought last week and preordering the black edition, but after seeing that I'm just going to get a price adjust and keep what I've got. The new specs sound great, but without more hands-on reviews I don't trust a new model enough to preorder. GoPros last few products definitely seem to have fallen into the "ship first, make it work later" camp, and I'm still reluctant to throw more money their way when the Android wifi app still hasn't been released 8 months after the wifi backpack came out.
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