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Tim Thompson
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Jun 28th, 2015 at 6:35am
 
I recently purchased a GoPro hero3 silver.  My intent was to use it for 10mp photos of my turning and video the process as well.

Either I am doing something wrong or this was a bad investment.  The video can only focus on items very close and as a camera it seems to not have any zoom.

Anyone else use a GoPro that might be able to share there methods?
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Re: Gopro and woodturning
Reply #1 - Jun 28th, 2015 at 11:22pm
 
Tim, I'm wondering who you PO'd to get this thread moved to the Marketing forum. If I would have moved it, it would have gone to the Video forum.

Ok, with that thought out of the way,  I've only seen videos of people riding motorcycles and bicycles using Gopros. All had a severe fish-eye effect, really distorting the picture. I believe a member here did a short video using his Gopro on the tool he was using while hollowing. If it's on this site, someone other than me might be able to help you further. .............. Jerry (in Tucson)
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Reply #2 - Jun 28th, 2015 at 11:49pm
 
It's photography.

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Reply #3 - Jun 29th, 2015 at 8:02am
 
Of course, photography. I should have read the whole description of the marketing forum. Shame on me. My apologies, Jim...... Jerry (in Tucson)
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Reply #4 - Jun 29th, 2015 at 8:37am
 
Tim Thompson wrote on Jun 28th, 2015 at 6:35am:
I recently purchased a GoPro hero3 silver.  My intent was to use it for 10mp photos of my turning and video the process as well.

Either I am doing something wrong or this was a bad investment.  The video can only focus on items very close and as a camera it seems to not have any zoom.

Anyone else use a GoPro that might be able to share there methods?



I know a number of people with GoPro cameras, but they stick them to cars and shoot while the drive; mainly The Tail of the Dragon. The GoPro cameras have a fixed focal length and no zoom. It's designed for action videos, so it's attached to something or a person and it records. The f/stop and focal length is set.

With the GoPro4 you can zoom and make other changes to the video in GoPro Studio, but I don't think you can do that with a 3.
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Reply #5 - Jul 22nd, 2015 at 9:42am
 
I used a Gopro 2 for a few videos but I did not like the editing process.   I did have some issues with it focusing on the revolving piece.  There are better camera's for capturing woodturning.  Hopefully Bob Hamilton will chime in or you can message him.  Bob is the resident pro!
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