One of my favorite tech toys is my GoPro Hero 3. It was a gift for my birthday. I didn’t go looking for it, ask for it, but I will tell you when I received it I was quite happy. I wish I had one of these while growing up. Let’s just say, I am still growing up as I love my tech toys.
My wife went all out buying the most complete one, the Go Pro Hero 3 with many of the accessories. It came with many of the covers and even the underwater cam which is tightly sealed for underwater video. One of the cool accessories she bought was the LCD Touch BacPac. This enables you to see what is being video recorded. It is also touch enabled.
My first video I made of course was with my Cadillac CTS-V Coupe. I was impressed. My next videos would be while swimming underwater in reefs in the Grand Caymans. The video quality is amazingly clear. The photos it takes are of amazing resolution and clarity, even the underwater ones.
GoPro has introduced a number of mounts that will fit your sports video needs. Some of the mounts are:
· 3-Way Mount
· Bodyboard Mount
· Goosneck Mount
· The Frame
· Mic Stand Mount
· Head Strap
· Jaws Flex Clamp
· Suction Cup
· Flex Mount
· Helmet Mounts
· Handlebar Mount
Of course when you purchase an expensive tech toy you want it to be protected and organized. I have come across a few different cases to house my GoPro Hero 3. The one I ended up going with was from GOPROFESSIONAL Custom Xtreme Cases. My GoPro Hero 3 is secure in this case.
One accessory that is a must if you are a diver or go snorkeling is the Quikpod
Finally, another must have is a video editing software. I have been a long time user of Pinnacle Studios. I have become quite good and editing videos in Pinnacle and so I have upgraded each time the software changes. Currently I am using Pinnacle Studios 17.5 Premium. This software is easy to learn and has a great deal of versatility and functionality with studio plugins.
Go Pro did come out with their own software which I have used for the first time and found it quite simple to use and very functional. It is called GoPro Studio. It allows you to import and convert video, Edit video including Image controls, white balance, speed, and export. It will also allow you to add titles and use templates and presets. It is a wonderful free application they offer.
If you are thinking about getting a High Definition Video Camera which is rugged and can be used pretty much anywhere and everywhere with a simple mount, then the GoPro Hero 3 is the best Choice!