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Lewis ALewis A Posts: 767
edited October 2014 in MTB general
Just saw the announcement via Twitter, 4k at 30fps is really impressive...
I've always wanted a go pro, but the price has always been the killer for me, but the new Hero comes in at £99, so that solve that.

http://singletrackworld.com/2014/09/gop ... -everyone/
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  • The cheapest one is ideal for most people.
    I have got a hero3 black and find that I use lower quality settings to keep file size down so I can get more on a memory card and upload it in half the time. The actual difference in video quality isn't that much.
  • BriggoBriggo Posts: 3,823
    4k recording is all well and good but it's still early technology, file sizes are going to be mahoosive or massively compressed squandering any quality gains.

    People need the specific PC/TV screens & graphics cards to watch 4k properly
  • Briggo wrote:
    People need the specific PC/TV screens & graphics cards to watch 4k properly

    It won't be long before it's commonplace so you're future proof.
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  • BriggoBriggo Posts: 3,823
    By which time prices will have dropped.
  • Briggo wrote:
    By which time prices will have dropped.

    And none of the footage you shoot between now and when prices drop will be future proof.
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  • Briggo wrote:
    By which time prices will have dropped.

    A good reason to never buy the very latest technology. Plus, most people's (including mine) riding videos are a bit rubbish and only get a few views and forgotten so 720p is more than enough.
    Most GoPros probably only get a few months use before getting forgotten about.
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    So more random boring vids but with enough definition to see your pimples.
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  • Lewis ALewis A Posts: 767
    Gopro footage is almost always boring and/or mounted poorly, making it really shaky. I want one to document new rides to show family and friends, or to capture riding holidays, rather than to get YouTube views...
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  • I actually really like the look of the £99 one, and am genuinely tempted to try and pick one up after Christmas.
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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 21,042
    Most GoPros probably only get a few months use before getting forgotten about.

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  • Daz555Daz555 Posts: 4,040
    Briggo wrote:
    People need the specific PC/TV screens & graphics cards to watch 4k properly

    It won't be long before it's commonplace so you're future proof.
    Not too sure about that. For laptops and high turnover devices like tablets perhaps we'll see 4k commonplace but for TVs we can expect the install base to be dominated by 1080p for 20 years.

    When I replace my TV in 7 or 8 years time I might go 4k I suppose........ But really I'll be needing an eye upgrade first to be able to see those extra pixels from my sofa.
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  • Angus YoungAngus Young Posts: 3,063
    Daz555 wrote:
    Not too sure about that. For laptops and high turnover devices like tablets perhaps we'll see 4k commonplace but for TVs we can expect the install base to be dominated by 1080p for 20 years.

    When I replace my TV in 7 or 8 years time I might go 4k I suppose........ But really I'll be needing an eye upgrade first to be able to see those extra pixels from my sofa.

    It will be within less than 10 years that they become commonplace.

    And, while I'm not a fan of resolution (much prefer grainy old footage), there's no denying that the difference when you're watching 4K is obvious.
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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here

    It will be within less than 10 years that they become commonplace.
    aint that what was said about 3D TV?
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  • Chunkers1980Chunkers1980 Posts: 8,035
    3D's different though. 4K is better than what we've got. I'm happy with SD but will take higher on a TV if it's free and there. From your sofa on a 40 inch screen I'd doubt you could tell the difference between HD and 4K - it's when you go huge it comes into its own.
  • Angus YoungAngus Young Posts: 3,063
    nicklouse wrote:

    It will be within less than 10 years that they become commonplace.
    aint that what was said about 3D TV?

    Yes, sort of. But 3D is a gimmick, 4K is just more of the same. And the easiest thing to sell people is 'more' of something.
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  • ilovedirtilovedirt Posts: 5,798
    Briggo wrote:
    4k recording is all well and good but it's still early technology, file sizes are going to be mahoosive or massively compressed squandering any quality gains.

    People need the specific PC/TV screens & graphics cards to watch 4k properly
    File sizes are never going to go down...
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  • Angus YoungAngus Young Posts: 3,063
    ilovedirt wrote:
    Briggo wrote:
    4k recording is all well and good but it's still early technology, file sizes are going to be mahoosive or massively compressed squandering any quality gains.

    People need the specific PC/TV screens & graphics cards to watch 4k properly
    File sizes are never going to go down...

    Mmm... Never? That's a big bet against someone coming up with a better compression codec. And besides, processing power and storage capacity are always going up. Editing 4K is no problem for me (as I do it for a living), and it's only a matter of time before the casual user catches up. They always do.
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  • Has anyone used the new hero (£99)? The only thing I am worried about is the battery life. A lot of my friends have the older models which seem to eat batteries and when out on rides they only seem to last 45 mins.

    Anyone have the same worries about the battery?
  • RockmonkeySCRockmonkeySC Posts: 15,247
    Just use it for the fun bits rather than filming entire rides and it's fine. No one wants to watch video of climbs or flat boring bits.
  • Angus YoungAngus Young Posts: 3,063
    Just use it for the fun bits rather than filming entire rides and it's fine.

    ^ This. Most of the GoPro footage on YouTube could be massively improved by a bit of ruthless editing.
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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    Just use it for the fun bits rather than filming entire rides and it's fine.

    ^ This. Most of the GoPro footage on YouTube could be massively improved by deleting it.
    FTFY
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  • Angus YoungAngus Young Posts: 3,063
    cooldad wrote:
    Just use it for the fun bits rather than filming entire rides and it's fine.

    ^ This. Most of the GoPro footage on YouTube could be massively improved by deleting it.
    FTFY

    Ah... you'd be surprised what you can do with a bit of crafty editing.
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  • BriggoBriggo Posts: 3,823
    cooldad wrote:
    Just use it for the fun bits rather than filming entire rides and it's fine.

    ^ This. Most of the GoPro footage on YouTube could be massively improved by deleting it.
    FTFY

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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    Briggo wrote:
    cooldad wrote:
    Just use it for the fun bits rather than filming entire rides and it's fine.

    ^ This. Most of the GoPro footage on YouTube could be massively improved by deleting it.
    FTFY

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  • Angus YoungAngus Young Posts: 3,063
    The stock market is a very peculiar place.
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