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Category: GoPro & Other Action Cameras (page 1 of 17)

Which SD Memory Card For My GoPro?

(Updated: 16/10/18)

One of the biggest areas that is overlooked when getting a video/camera setup for trips out is the speed of the your SD or Micro SD card. Now this doesn’t matter if your camera is a GoPro, Contour, Garmin, Sony or whatever because without a good memory card you may struggle to capture the video footage you want.

The Speed Class Rating is the official unit of speed measurement for all SD cards, including both full and micro sized versions. Speed Class is a minimum speed based on a worst case scenario test and represents the minimum transfer rate of data that the card is capable of.

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GoPro The Handler – Review

GoPro The Handler 1

The Handler is GoPro’s move into the hand held grip market for waterborne users. It is designed to perform a very similar role to the GoPole Grenade grip with the added bonus that the GoPro The Handler is designed to float (even when using a Bacpac).

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GoPro Hero6 Black Edition – Review

GoPro Hero6 Black Edition – Review. The GoPro Hero6 Black has been released to the public and we have one at Unsponsored HQ for review.

Does it look familiar?

GoPro Hero6 Black - First Look

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GoPro Hero7 Series Announced

It’s no great surprise that GoPro have a new camera coming out as it was all over the net a few weeks ago when a store display unit was photographed showing the promo shots for the new series of cameras.

And yes it is back to a series of cameras with the Hero7 White, Hero7 Silver and the range topping Hero7 Black in the list.

GoPro Hero7 Series Announced

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Comparing GoPro Cameras

We haven’t updated our GoPro comparison chart for some time due to the original spreadsheet being lost somewhere within the Unsponsored archives. So I typed the 2015 chart back into excel and have added details for the Hero (2018), Hero6, Hero5, and Hero5 Session.

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Which Memory Card For The GoPro Hero6?

The GoPro Hero6 (GoPro Hero 6) is GoPro’s most powerful camera to date. It uses GoPro’s own chipset and they have upped the performance in 4k and 1080p settings. The big question for any new owner is which memory card for the GoPro Hero6 is best?

Which Memory Card For The GoPro Hero6?

As cameras have become more capable the need for faster cards with greater capacity has become more important. Get it wrong and you could lose your footage.

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Getting The Best From A GoPro – Part 1 Head Cam

Check out the first in a series of GoPro posts by Simon Wyndham

With video production and video & film technology journalism being my main professions in life (I’m currently the deputy editor of RedShark News if you’re interested) I am quite often asked how to get the best from cameras, and how best to edit. To quote Anthony Hopkins as the elder Zorro, this is going to take a lot of work!

Okay maybe not a huge amount, but effort will be involved. I’m mainly going to talk about the GoPro cameras, particularly the Black Edition from version 5 onwards, with a focus on the 6, because frankly these are the best on the market no matter what’s the on-paper specifications of rival cameras tell you. Paper specs only tell you half the story. I know there are alternatives such as the Yi 4K cameras. But those have limitations such as the LCD screen being completely impossible to view in daylight. And if you are going to get varied shots, having a screen that you can actually see is important!

The GoPro Hero 6 Black has a huge and varied set of settings that can be adjusted, and an extremely comprehensive number of frame rates and resolutions. So much so that to the technically uninitiated it can be completely befuddling.

Having said that, much of what I say here is still quite highly transferable to other makes. Mainly because making good video is down to how you use the camera rather than the features it has. But… And there is always a but, the settings you use will still have a big influence if you know how to use them.

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Bren Is Broken

Bren is broken after smashing up his ribs.

Bren Is Broken

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GoPro Comparison – 2018 to 2013

We haven’t updated our GoPro comparison chart for some time due to the original spreadsheet being lost somewhere within the Unsponsored archives. So last night I typed the 2015 chart back into excel and have added details for the Hero (2018), Hero6, Hero5, and Hero5 Session.

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GoPro Hero 2018

GoPro have just launched the new GoPro Hero. It takes on the same form factor as the Hero 5 and Hero 6 and if you didn’t take a closer look at the labelling you probably wouldn’t even notice it was a different camera.

GoPro Hero 2018

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What Memory Card For My Nikon DSLR?

We are big fans of the Nikon range of cameras at Unsponsored HQ and have worked our way from the Nikon D70 through to the Nikon D500 over the past few years. All of the images taken for the site have been taken with a Nikon camera of one sort or another. Mid 2016 we added the Nikon D500 to the gear list. We wanted a fast, and good low light performer that would be able to cope with the varying conditions we often find ourselves in. As we had been shooting with Nikon DX bodies for so long we had a good range of glass to use with the D500 but needed a new (to me) type of memory card as the D500 runs both a SD and XQD card.

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1979 BG (Before GoPro)

It’s 1979 BG (Before GoPro). This is an old photo that Steve Muir managed to find. It shows a tv broadcast camera taped to the front of an Elite 77 slalom kayak to get some onboard whitewater footage.

1979 BG (Before GoPro)

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