HD Hero2 with BlurFix Video Filmed in Hawaii

Please register or login

Welcome to ScubaBoard, the world's largest scuba diving community. Registration is not required to read the forums, but we encourage you to join. Joining has its benefits and enables you to participate in the discussions.

Benefits of registering include

  • Ability to post and comment on topics and discussions.
  • A Free photo gallery to share your dive photos with the world.
  • You can make this box go away

Joining is quick and easy. Log in or Register now!

EevelMonkee

Contributor
Messages
110
Reaction score
13
Hi Guys! I put together this video with my new HD Hero that I modified with the BlurFix flat lens from AquaPro HD. I also used the CY red filter also from AquaPro. The video is filmed off the south side of Oahu. Music is from Morris/Roberts Group Morris/Roberts Group | North Fort Myers, FL | Rock / Blues / Soft Rock | Music, Lyrics, Songs, and Videos | ReverbNation

[video=youtube;LDsVz_nVKv4]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDsVz_nVKv4[/video]

I will be making more videos and posting them on my blog soon! Diving Addiction
 

Wolvan

Registered
Messages
43
Reaction score
0
Location
Chicagoland
# of dives
25 - 49
Very nice!

I can't wait to try out my Hero2 with Blurfix. I was just in Kona back in January, but with just the stock case as it was a last minute purchase. The quality difference is huge.
 

EevelMonkee

Contributor
Messages
110
Reaction score
13
New video diving the YO-257 and San Pedro wrecks. Filmed in 1080p with a GoPro HD Hero2 equipped with the BlurFix flat lens and red filter. Music by Morris / Roberts Group. Best watched on YouTube in 1080p fullscreen. Enjoy!

<span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Trebuchet, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; ">[video=youtube;GJdG1jhYgyE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJdG1jhYgyE[/video]
 

thorschosen

Registered
Messages
21
Reaction score
8
Location
Washington State, USA
The video clarity looks great. I notice the video seems a little jumpy or laggy at times. I'm not sure if this has to do with it being uploaded or if it may be the 1080 with the slower 30fps. Any thoughts? I haven't got mine yet so I haven't been able to experiment with the filming. I'm just trying to get an understanding of the best balance between picture qulity and smoothness in the filming. Very cool video though
 

EevelMonkee

Contributor
Messages
110
Reaction score
13
The video clarity looks great. I notice the video seems a little jumpy or laggy at times. I'm not sure if this has to do with it being uploaded or if it may be the 1080 with the slower 30fps. Any thoughts? I haven't got mine yet so I haven't been able to experiment with the filming. I'm just trying to get an understanding of the best balance between picture qulity and smoothness in the filming. Very cool video though
Glad you liked the video! Wish I could give you a better answer on this but I'm really not sure. I think it has mostly to do with the computer and/or internet processing and streaming the HD video. You can play video on an HD TV directly from the GoPro using and HDMI-mini cable and this produces smooth video on any resolution. Playing the video from a computer, especially if its being streamed rather than played from a drive, causes it to be jumpy at times. I'm using a weak little netbook to do my editing where I should be using a much more multi-media capable machine so I can't experiment much. Maybe someone else can chime in on this based on their experiences.
 

Zesty

Contributor
Messages
130
Reaction score
11
Location
Farmington Hills, MI
# of dives
100 - 199
Eevel - just purchased the GPH2 and the blurfix so you now have me really pumped up to use it! Couple of Q's: 1) how are you mounting the unit underwater - wrist mount or some other way and 2) what editing SW are you using? Look forward to your response!
 

EevelMonkee

Contributor
Messages
110
Reaction score
13
Eevel - just purchased the GPH2 and the blurfix so you now have me really pumped up to use it! Couple of Q's: 1) how are you mounting the unit underwater - wrist mount or some other way and 2) what editing SW are you using? Look forward to your response!
I have the camera attached to a standard dive gear retractor like you might attach a small torch to. I hook that to a D-Ring on my shoulder. To shoot video I just pull the camera out and hold it in my hand. If I'm not using it I just let it retract back and it's totally out of the way.
For editing I'm just using the windows live moviemaker that comes with windows PCs. I'd like to use something better but I'd need to buy a faster computer and new software. Since I'm currently a broke-ass scuba instructor that's not happening for a while : ). Hope you enjoy your new camera! Let me know if you have anymore questions.
 
https://www.shearwater.com/products/peregrine/

Top Bottom