Posts Tagged ‘GoPro’

Getting a GoPro in the air: DSLR Video Tips

Published by | Friday, February 14th, 2014

Flying a GoPro camera

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Shooting with a GoPro allows you to mount it almost anywhere; its small size lets you really push the envelope when capturing your life experiences. Join Robbie and me as we get the GoPro flying with a quadcopter. We’ll walk through important steps on protecting a GoPro before it takes off, operating the quadcopter, and ensuring a smooth flight. Things could get a bit turbulent as you learn how to fly your camera, but the more you practice, the easier it becomes. Enjoy the ride!

Shoot time-lapse videos with a GoPro: DSLR Video Tips

Published by | Friday, January 17th, 2014

Time-lapse frames shot with a GoPro camera

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Though known mainly for fast-paced action footage, the versatile GoPro camera is widely used for many different tasks. Because of its small size, you can mount it nearly anywhere to capture a variety of unique time-lapse shots. Join Robbie and Rich this week as they explore setting up and capturing time-lapse videos with a GoPro camera.

How do I mount and control a GoPro camera? DSLR Video Tips

Published by | Friday, November 15th, 2013

Mounting and controlling a GoPro camera

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From its origins as a surf camera to its current incarnation as a flexible tool for any project that needs a small, durable, and capable camera, GoPro has become synonymous with go anywhere, “get the shot no matter what” productions.

Smaller than your fist and providing endless mounting options, GoPro cameras allow you to get shots you never thought were possible—especially where larger, more expensive cameras won’t work.

In this week’s episode, we’ll take a look at the iconic GoPro camera and how it can become even more flexible with different mounts, and the GoPro App, which allows you to remotely control your GoPro from mobile devices.

Color correcting and adding a soundtrack to GoPro video: Deke’s Techniques

Published by | Tuesday, October 1st, 2013
Correcting and adding a soundtrack to GoPro videos

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The quadcopter crashes continue in this week’s episode of Deke’s Techniques. Join Deke as he shows you how to navigate the Timeline panel, and improve the contrast, vibrancy, and color balance of your footage with adjustment layers. (They’re not just for static imagery!) Then learn how to import an audio track, manipulate its position on the timeline, and adjust the volume of your clip. Along the way, Deke shares some invaluable time-saving shortcuts. Watch the video below to get started.

Mastering exposure: DSLR Video Tips

Published by | Friday, September 27th, 2013

Mastering the Exposure Triangle

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When it comes to capturing great images, exposure is critical. Under- or overexpose your shot and you lose precious details. But setting the proper exposure isn’t easy; your light may move behind a cloud, or change over time. When shooting video, exposure requires an almost scientific understanding of light.

Getting started with a GoPro camera: DSLR Video Tips

Published by | Friday, September 20th, 2013
The GoPro Hero 3

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Whether you call it a sports cam, action cam, crash cam, or toy cam, the GoPro 3 has taken the production world by storm. While it’s not a true DSLR camera, we find ourselves mixing it into our production jobs all the time. For time-lapse, point-of-view, underwater, and aerial photography, these cameras are great.

In this week’s episode, we start with an in-depth look at GoPro cameras. You’ll learn

What is a GoPro?
Where did these cameras come from and what are they good for?

The GoPro bodies
What are the challenges with the form factor?

Essential GoPro gear
What do you need to get the best shots?

Powering the GoPro
How can a little camera use so much juice?

Accessing GoPro menus
How to stop driving yourself nuts pushing buttons and actually see what you’re doing.

Essential menu commands
Which commands will get you a quality shot?