Chapter 4

Getting through GoPro Boot Camp

In This Chapter

arrow Understanding the lens

arrow Taking advantage of Protune

arrow Shooting time-lapse video

arrow Playing with other effects

If you buy a GoPro camera and expect to use it the way you do a video camcorder or a point-and-shoot camera, you quickly find out that this camera doesn’t respond well to convention. It’s like a beat poet speaking at a 19th-century French literature seminar: Much will get lost in translation. Yet footage captured on a GoPro has been used in all sorts of conventional capacities, from feature films and television shows to sports and news coverage. You just have to understand that it behaves differently from the cameras you’re used to using. Sometimes, success begins with putting everything you know on the back burner.

Before you can shoot successfully with your GoPro, however, you have to know how it works. In this chapter, I show you the fundamentals of working with a GoPro.

Viewing the Lens

If you were playing the “obvious ...

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