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Old 26 June 2012, 08:54   #1
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New GoPro Hero 2 ordered

Hoping my new Gopro Hero 2 will show up in time for the weekend. Planning on going out to watch some of the Round the Island. It should be a good test for it.

http://gopro.com/hd-hero2-cameras/
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Old 26 June 2012, 09:37   #2
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Got the ok from SWMBO to buy a go-pro.
Where's the best place to get it, or is it a google search to find the best price?
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Old 26 June 2012, 10:09   #3
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I've got mine from DogCamSport. Certainly not the cheapest but they're excellent for advice and help
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Old 26 June 2012, 11:53   #4
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I started off Googling, then had a look at Fleabay, but notice they were offering European and US versions, I don't know whether there are any fundamantal differences between the EU and US models, but remember the hassle with videos, so decided not to risk a US model. I spoke to DogCam who were very helpful, but they were not that good on price and didn't have all the bits I wanted in stock (primarily the wi fi combo unit). I ended up buying from Amazon. Prices were competitive and I managed to order everything I wanted and hopefully it will all be here in time for the weekend.
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Old 26 June 2012, 11:57   #5
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This is next on my list of things to get as I have been very impressed by pics taken by Poole Sea Safari rear facing one- especially when set to a picture every 60 secs.

I think it should get some good shots from my A-frame !
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Old 26 June 2012, 15:26   #6
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I bought a GoPro Hero Motorsports from USA Amazon.com 130 my sister lives there and brought it over. Excellent and works fine here
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I'm not sure why there'd be US and Euro versions other than for the 110/240 charger plug. The video output format - PAL v NTSC - is user selectable.
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There is no difference. They charge via USB lead
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Any suggestions on what is the best software for editing etc? I am running Macs
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Old 27 June 2012, 03:42   #10
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I brought a new Hero 2 version along with the wi-fi bac pac and remote control the other day. Used it yesterday for the first time on the boat. Despite it being foggy at Dartmouth it proved excellent quality and am generally very impressed. My only 2 gripes with it are that the roll bar mounts have to be done up very very tight else it will move when the boat gets lively and second once it has rain on the lens it seems to hang there if that makes any sense?

The instructions do say to apply rainex or something similar. Will try that next.

In answer to the above question I just use the free go pro cine editing software on their site. You need to use it anyway when downloading the software updates.
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