Anyone used HitFilm with a GoPro Camera.?

TheRealJayWalker
TheRealJayWalker Posts: 219 Enthusiast
Title pretty much says it all but someone at work showed me some footage of a GoPro in action the other day and was amazed at the quality of it.
Has anyone here tried it with HitFilm.? I wondered if the compression it uses would have any adverse side effects when working with a green screen (i.e too many artifacts due to the compression).
Many thanks
Jay

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  • I do own a GoPro camera which I called my [color="#FF0000"]SUICIDE CAM[/color].
    But I haven't used it with any visual effects yet. From what I seen I whouldn't recommend using it for chroma keying do to it wide angle lens. But to get shot that you don't want to rick your expensive camera with then the GoPro is the way to go. Again the GoPro is good for special more rickly shots but unsewer on visual effects stuff.
  • budwzr
    budwzr Posts: 655
    edited February 2012
    I have two GoPro's, and the videos work fine everywhere. AFA greenscreen, it's no different than any other camera, other than the slight fisheye, but if you use the tall mode, it's minimal.
    Here's a GoPro vid using the still sequence mode:
  • StormyKnight
    StormyKnight Posts: 2,722 Ambassador
    Budwzr- I'll be right over. Mmmmmmm. Yummy.
    So the still sequence mode is like time lapse?
    Just out of curiosity, in what format does it record?
    BTW- I didn't notice any fisheye distortion.
  • budwzr
    budwzr Posts: 655
    Too late, those carne asada's are no mas.
    Yeah, you can set it to take stills every X seconds. The stills are PNG's, the videos are AVC/AAC in an .MP4.
    When I use the tall mode and crop in a little, it reduces the fisheye.
  • ghoot
    ghoot Posts: 50
    The GoPros are getting pretty popular. People are starting to use my motion sensor boards to control the GoPro also, for wildlife photography and videos mostly. I haven't gotten my hands on one yet, but have heard the same as above, that they take nice quality pics and vids.
    Gary
  • StormyKnight
    StormyKnight Posts: 2,722 Ambassador
    edited February 2012

    Too late, those carne asada's are no mas.
    Yeah, you can set it to take stills every X seconds. The stills are PNG's, the videos are AVC/AAC in an .MP4.
    When I use the tall mode and crop in a little, it reduces the fisheye.
    :( - for the "carne asada's are no mas."
    Thanks for the info! I'm still trying to decide what type of HD camera to get so now this is in the mix too. I think ultimately it will come down to a balance of price, quality and ease of use.

    The GoPros are getting pretty popular. People are starting to use my motion sensor boards to control the GoPro also, for wildlife photography and videos mostly. I haven't gotten my hands on one yet, but have heard the same as above, that they take nice quality pics and vids.
    Gary
    That's a great idea- wildlife pics. I'll bet you can get some real close up shots of birds on a feeder!
  • Prospero
    Prospero Posts: 127
    Go Pro's are pretty good. Only problem is when you use with waterproof case the sound is terrible.
  • TheRealJayWalker
    TheRealJayWalker Posts: 219 Enthusiast
    Thanks for all your comments guys.!
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