The Mocean Project tests the GoPro HD Hero2 camera

So we all know its pretty fun to record and edit your own movies of your adventures right? And today there are heaps and heaps of option for POV(point of view) camera’s on the market. The technology has made it so they pack A LOT of tech into some really small packages.

Well we wanted to see what the hype was about and really wanted figure out how easy(or hard?) it was to use one of these suckers and then make a video. We choose to test the GoPro HD Hero2 camera that is relatively new on the market.

Now for the record I’ve used the standard GoPro camera’s in the past and honestly had very poor results. I think they were still in development? This new one already seems to be an amazing improvement!

So you can shoot in a bunch of different options with both video and photo modes. The camera shoots pretty sweet shots, so sweet in fact that the background on this very website right here was shot with it. Its an 11 MP camera and is really good at shooting WIDE angles.

The video mode shoots in full HD all the way down to standard format if you need to save some space on the memory card.

The biggest complaint with these camera’s in the past have been low and varying light performance. So you would have it on your head and come from a field brightly lit into the woods and it got dark and grainy. The optics in this new machine seems to have improved on that greatly as you will see in the video. Watch as i drive through the bridge then out the other side, and the camera adapted really easily to that.

Well  I could blah blah all day about the features but honestly I want to get back outside so I’ll wrap it up. I edited the footage on Windows Movie Maker just to see how easy it could be and it WAS! very easy though you first have to format the footage into AVI or something compatible. Sounds hard right? It wasn’t, just downloaded “Factory Format” and clicked a few buttons and it was done in a bit. After that over to Movie Maker and within an hour I had a video done.

So total time between of shooting and editing was under 2 hours, pretty painless. A monkey could do it cuz case in point, I did it and i’m pretty clueless.

Check it out below and see how you can mix up your angles and mounting to get a somewhat interesting timeline.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. linda says:

    WOW…so cool.

  2. linda says:

    old story but you kind of left us hanging. what’s the update on how crazy this thing is? is it still working for you and would recommend that others fork up the money for it? inquiring minds want to know.

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