Go PRO session

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  1. bowhunterchuck

    bowhunterchuck Active Member

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    Got a go pro session for Christmas( early!). Doesn't seem to be able to do the job....no zoom so you can't see anything past 10 yards? Should I return it or is there someway of using it to record a hunt ? Help...

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    I don't have that model, but the go pro cameras are wide angle cameras, so they aren't great for filming a hunt. They are good for having another camera angle that is focused on the hunter, or even placing somewhere at ground level.
     
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    I thought you could change the focus or possibly aspect to make it not look as far? I had one and had a kill at 10 yards that looked like 30 yards. I fiddled with the adjustment and made it look closer but I can't remember right now because I sold it.

    I sold mine because I realized I didn't have enough experience and success as a hunter to keep self filming after ruining several opportunities for deer.


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    Redsquirrel is right. There is no zoom or focus on the go pro cameras. I have the session. It's great as an action camera, but not so much as a traditional camera.
     
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    Thanks.....think I will use it like Red suggested.....use it on the ground or focused on the hunter.

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    On there hero 2 that I have, you can change the mode to a narrow field of view, but this is still very wide for filming a hunt.
     
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    You can put them in "Narrow" or "Medium" FOV.

    I've been using one mounted on my head, and one on my stabilizer, but there really isn't any replacement for a camcorder mounted on a camera arm. Also - the GoPro software allows you to zoom in on a selected area. This works really well if you're shooting in 4K, so by the time you zoom in to a level that you want, you can be in regular 1080.

    I used to just film with the gopro to relive my hunts - but now that I'm putting them online, I need to run a regular camera.

    You can check out some of my videos here that were shot with all gopro: http://www.theurbansportsman.com/videos
     
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    Changed the settings and will check out the soft ware on my computer. Thanks for all the advice. Nice video!

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    I changed mine to "narrow" field of view to see what kind of difference it made. It was noticeable, but it's still not anything close to a camera with a zoom. I changed it back to wide. I like the look better.
     
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    I agree....hope I can download the gopro soft ware on my desk top and see what happens.

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    You can zoom in on the desktop software really easily. There are some videos on YouTube that show it step by step.
     
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    THANKS.....getting excited to go hunting and film it!

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    I use a mounting bracket on where the stabilizer screws to mount my iphone. Which you can zoom as well as see what you are filming. I got one kill on it 2 years ago, but nothing since. The quality will be much better now that I no longer have the iphone 4. I will try to post it to youtube and add a link here for you to see. Not the best, but it worked and I was excited. Bad shot, spined him.
     
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    I think I did it ....

     
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