First edit with the GoPro HD Camera – Paradiski

Decisions, decisions, decisions!

Well, having made the decision I opted to buy the GoPro HD over the Countour 1080p and finally had the chance to put the camera through it’s paces during our Christmas ski trip to Vallandry in the French Alps.

The camera it is not much bigger than a matchbox with 2 buttons, shutter release and menu. The lens is a very compact piece of convex glass of about 10mm in diameter, I had to ask myself ‘could this tiny unit produce the kind of images that GoPro show on their website?

Well, the answer is yes!

My movie was shot using the r3 setting on the camera which shoots HD video at 1280×720 resolution with a frame rate of 50 frames per second. A little conversion of the clips was required to take advantage of the 50 fps setting (Cinema Tools) along with changing the mp4 files (MPEG Streamclip) shot in camera to Quicktime files (.mov) in order for them to be recognised and edited in Final Cut Pro.

I came home with 60gb of clips, here’s the first edit of these, make sure you select the 720p HD setting to get the most from the stunning quality!

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Rossington v Sprotbrough Crusaders Under 9’s

Action from Rossington v Sprotbrough Crusaders Under 9's

I cover football at all levels and carry photographic accreditation for the English Premier and football league’s. It’s a privilege to cover the top games for the national press but get just as much enjoyment photographing our under 9′ playing on a Sunday morning.

Today Sprotbrough Crusaders were ‘turned over’ by Rossington in the Doncaster & District Junior Football League. I won’t report the score but take time to have a look at the web gallery of images to see the grit and determination these young people give every time they play. Perhaps some of our professional league players ought to be showing the same kind of passion? ………………and especially when playing for their country!

Image gallery:

http://shaunflannery.photoshelter.com/gallery/Rossington-v-Sprotbrough-Crusaders/G0000nrQNwk0u1qk

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