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First time buyer/user-traveling next weekend

I'm traveling to a music festival next weekend & haven't really got my go pro out & played with it. I plan on recording a few bands sets & a few things here & there. I already have a 32gb card & 3 batteries. Now here's my question.. How many sd cards do you recommend I bring?(plan on purchasing a 64gb) & do I have enough battery life for a few days? (I don't plan on shooting everything) I have a power pack I can use to charge batteries. Should I go out & shoot a few things & get comfy with it so I'm not so lost? What setting do you all recommend for a decent shot that will prolong my life? Thanks in advance

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Explorer
Posts: 11,638

Re: First time buyer/user-traveling next weekend

This reddit page will give you most of the answers you are looking for.
https://www.reddit.com/r/gopro/wiki/99percentofproblems

As far as settings, this really comes down to what, when, how long, and how you are planning to edit. Yes, you should do some filming/practicing before your trip. No so much to get used to the camera, it's pretty simple, but more so to understand what different settings do to the final video output.

In general, the "Best" settings are: Protune On, 4K/30 Wide, ISO 100, Shutter manual lock (ideally 1/60 but you'll need a filter in bright light/Sun), Sharpness Low (increase when editing), Color GoPro. The next option which is easier to manage is: Protune On, 4K/30 Wide, ISO 400, Shutter Auto, ev -0.5, Color GoPro, Sharpness Low.

What the above does not take into account is shake and movement. If you aren't using a stabilizer like the Karma Grip, then you will want to utilize the camera's EIS stabilization. To do this, keep the above settings but choose 2.7 instead of 4K. If you are going to be filming action or making fast movements, record in 60fps. At night or in low light, use 30fps only (24fps is ok, but nothing higher than 30fps).

If you have very little experience with camera settings, turn Protune On and leave everything on the default.

If you want to make fast easy edits on you mobile device or don't have a very powerful computer/editor, keep Protune off and leave everything on defaults.

A very good place to find out about your camera and the settings is Abe Kislevitz Blog http://abekislevitz.com/?catid=11

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Explorer
Posts: 11,638

Re: First time buyer/user-traveling next weekend

This reddit page will give you most of the answers you are looking for.
https://www.reddit.com/r/gopro/wiki/99percentofproblems

As far as settings, this really comes down to what, when, how long, and how you are planning to edit. Yes, you should do some filming/practicing before your trip. No so much to get used to the camera, it's pretty simple, but more so to understand what different settings do to the final video output.

In general, the "Best" settings are: Protune On, 4K/30 Wide, ISO 100, Shutter manual lock (ideally 1/60 but you'll need a filter in bright light/Sun), Sharpness Low (increase when editing), Color GoPro. The next option which is easier to manage is: Protune On, 4K/30 Wide, ISO 400, Shutter Auto, ev -0.5, Color GoPro, Sharpness Low.

What the above does not take into account is shake and movement. If you aren't using a stabilizer like the Karma Grip, then you will want to utilize the camera's EIS stabilization. To do this, keep the above settings but choose 2.7 instead of 4K. If you are going to be filming action or making fast movements, record in 60fps. At night or in low light, use 30fps only (24fps is ok, but nothing higher than 30fps).

If you have very little experience with camera settings, turn Protune On and leave everything on the default.

If you want to make fast easy edits on you mobile device or don't have a very powerful computer/editor, keep Protune off and leave everything on defaults.

A very good place to find out about your camera and the settings is Abe Kislevitz Blog http://abekislevitz.com/?catid=11
Adventurer
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Re: First time buyer/user-traveling next weekend


@snowyflame52340wrote:
I'm traveling to a music festival next weekend & haven't really got my go pro out & played with it. I plan on recording a few bands sets & a few things here & there. I already have a 32gb card & 3 batteries. Now here's my question.. How many sd cards do you recommend I bring?(plan on purchasing a 64gb) & do I have enough battery life for a few days? (I don't plan on shooting everything) I have a power pack I can use to charge batteries. Should I go out & shoot a few things & get comfy with it so I'm not so lost? What setting do you all recommend for a decent shot that will prolong my life? Thanks in advance

More or less you got it covered. the settings.

 

Close ups use Narrow,  to get closer use higher res and crop in  with an editor, the Hero 5 has Narrow on some settings while the Hero 6 no longer uses narrow separatly it is now in the  zoom slider, and people are now saying digital zoom  then sensor crop.  So if you use narrow are you digitally zooming or cropping off the sensor? 

 

Tripod 2k7@24048fps will be  the sweet spot.. (for me).

 

Everything else plays tolls, distance, what you're going after, etc.  You got a 64gb sdxc top of the line card, that will capture hours of footage. and a powerbank,  that should offer you a excellent time if asked.  good luck, enjoy the fun and happy filming.  Remember low light  may be the  problematic where you need to  set up protune to achieve the best results.

 

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Tourist
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Re: First time buyer/user-traveling next weekend

Thanks for the replies everyone. Very helpful. I'll go to my local park & do some playing around with the settings
Explorer
Posts: 11,638

Re: First time buyer/user-traveling next weekend

No problem. Come back with any questions.