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?
GoPro cameras are a lot of fun and in future weeks we’ll cover using them for time-lapse shots, going underwater, and flying in a copter. Check out both the sample video above, and this week’s complete episode on lynda.com to learn how you can use a GoPro camera with your own projects.
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