I’ve been doing a lot of testing with my Go Pro HD camera lately. So far I really like the camera, for it’s versatility because it’s so small and the quality video footage I’ve captured. But you must know what you’re doing,
I’ve found that you need the right setting for the right occasion! I first tested my Go Pro camera out in dim areas on 720p at 60fps and 1080p at 30fps, I immediately thought my Go Pro camera was screwed up because of the bad quality.
Nope, I just didn’t know understand the settings. See the sensor is going to have a hard time recording in dim light conditions because it’s trying to process images at 60 frames per second. Same goes for 1080p! It’s too much work for the sensor…
The best setting for low light situations, like when you’re fishing at dark or in overcast would be 720p at 30 frames per second. You’ll immediately see an improvement in lighting in your videos. Your sensor won’t have to work as hard and you’ll be able to capture more detail!
I’ve done a lot of testing and the R2 (720p at 30fps) setting seems to be the best! Whether it’s in dim light or bright! The R2 setting just allows your sensor to capture better quality video.
Now I don’t want to take away your option of using 1080p on a nice sunny day of fishing. But remember, in certain conditions like when you come in contact with the sun or shady areas fishing, 720p is going to allow the sensor in your Go Pro react to these changes more efficiently. While 1080p will make your sensor work harder.
All in all, it’s really up to you what setting you choose. I just wanted to supply my fellow fishermen with some tips I’ve found out from my own trial and error with the Go Pro HD camera. For most of my fishing expeditions I will be choosing the R2 setting, occasionally R4 and R5, but very little.
Has anyone else done some testing with their Go Pro Camera? What setting do you find works the best?
Matthew McClellan and Tyler Fisher took the top spot at the 2011 FLW College Fishing National Championship at Kentucky Lake.
They hit the five bass limit weighing in at 15 pounds 4 ounces. Both anglers now hold a 6 ounce lead over the Louisiana State University-Shreveport team.
What lures were McClellan and Tyler Fisher using? Well that’s the big secret, they have been extremely tight lipped about the baits they have been using to catch these largemouth bass.
They also have some great fishing spots that they are keeping hush hush! I congratulate both of them for the win!
Fishermen everwhere are getting ready for the opening day of trout season, which is tomorrow. Some fisherman are already buying their live bait, while others are buying artificial lures such as custom flies.
Great fishing shops to go to, that might be in your area are Gander Mountain, Bass Pro Shops, and Cabelas. These fishing stores always seem to have the best gear to get you ready for trout season.
Many fathers will be taken their sons out fishing this Saturday, hopefully they both can catch a few rainbows.
I know I’ll be out fishing tomorrow, Weather Channel is calling for 60 degree weather over here in Michigan.
Now that I got my Go Pro HD camera, I’ll be able to record my fishing expedition. Pretty excited!