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Stabilization Comparison | Hero 5 Black vs Hero 5 Session

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One of the welcome new features of the Hero 5 Black and the Hero 5 Session is the ability to stabilize video. This is not new technology by any means most of the top smartphones have implemented digital and optical image and video stabilization for several years now. However the Hero 5 duo is GoPros first attempt to implement this feature into its cameras. Stabilisation does not work when shooting in a 4K resolution as it uses a technique of cropping 10% of the video frame to achieve smoother footage.

I opted to do a test to see what the image stabilization difference is between the Hero 5 Black and The Hero 5 Session if any. My tests concluded that booth do a similar job smoothing out the footage. It’s not a mind-blowing smoothness by any stretch, in fact, I find my iPhone 6s Plus has better image stabilization built it but definitely a noticeable difference than footage with stabilization turned off. It’s a good start for GoPro and something they can build on and improve with new generations.

GoPro along with the Hero 5’s released a new handheld gimbal stabilizer for GoPro Hero 5 Black that is also compatible with the Hero 4 cameras called the Karma Grip. This handheld gimbal is simply amazing at capturing Hollywood cinematic smooth footage. We will be doing a full in-depth review of the Karma Grip soon.

Karma Grip Canadian Amazon: http://amzn.to/2mDXn7f

Karma Grip U.S. Amazon: http://amzn.to/2mDTO0J

Watch our video to view raw GoPro footage comparing the Hero 5 Black against the Hero 5 session to see which has better stabilization.


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GoPro Vlogging Case | How To Connect A Microphone To The GoPro Hero 7 Black

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In this video review, we are taking a closer look at a new style of casie for the GoPro Hero 5/6/7 Black that is aimed at vloggers. This new style of case or as some would call it “housing” has a built-in cavity that can hold the GoPro microphone adapter. When connecting a microphone to the Hero 7 Black you must use GoPro’s microphone adapter which for the most part is a big brick. In the past when you set up a GoPro vlogging rig you would have this adapter hanging off the back and it would always be in the way. There are some DIY methods for managing all these cables and adaptors but they really just were not all that convenient.

A few months ago these new styles of GoPro vlogging cases with a built-in microphone adapter holder started popping up on Amazon and eBay. I ordered one in to take a look at it and I really was quite impressed and wondered why it took so long for someone to come up with this idea. The other necessary component when setting up a GoPro Vlogging rig is you need a way to attach your microphone, most commonly this is called a cold shoe. In the past, there have been many offerings of aluminum GoPro cases that had a built in cold shoe and for the most part, they have always worked well (except dangle mic adapter). The downside to these cases is they were quite heavy and added a lot of bulk to your rig. This new style of vlogging case is made of durable plastic and is significantly lighter. They also feature a raised cold shoe for connecting a microphone, this raised cold shoe helps keep the microphone out of the GoPro’s wide field of view.

You can watch our video review of this new style of GoPro Vlogging case that is compatible with the GoPro Hero 7 Black, Hero 6 Black and Hero 5 Black.

GoPro Vlog Case: https://amzn.to/2CysmeM
Rode Microphone: https://amzn.to/2CxL4TV
Fusion Grip: https://amzn.to/2TZANtE

 

 

 


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Dusk White Limited Edition Hero 7 Black Unboxing

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Here is a quick unboxing video of the new GoPro Hero 7 Black Dusk White Limited Edition that GoPro released on March 3. It is available for purchase on the GoPro website as well as select stores around the world. As of the posting of this article, it is not available on Amazon yet and I am not sure if it will be. This new Dusk White GoPro is not to be confused with the Hero 7 White which is GoPro’s budget entry level camera, this is a full-fledged Hero 7 Black just with a new limited edition look. There are no hardware changes all internal components, specs, and features are the same as the original Hero 7 Black.


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