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Photo from GoPro Hero 3 from this weekend. I use the app on my phone to control the camera. App works pretty good.
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RiverBottomOutdoors wrote:Photo from GoPro Hero 3 from this weekend. I use the app on my phone to control the camera. App works pretty good.
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Any luck?

What do you do for contrast, white balance, etc. settings? Especially for low light conditions like early morning or late evening hunting? You can see in my video my camera trying to adjust. I have my white balance set to auto. It also has daylight and cloudy settings. ISO (whatever that is) is also set to auto. Everything else is set to the defaults. Just curios if there is some optimal settings I should be using.
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RiverBottomOutdoors wrote:Photo from GoPro Hero 3 from this weekend. I use the app on my phone to control the camera. App works pretty good.
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Any luck?

What do you do for contrast, white balance, etc. settings? Especially for low light conditions like early morning or late evening hunting? You can see in my video my camera trying to adjust. I have my white balance set to auto. It also has daylight and cloudy settings. ISO (whatever that is) is also set to auto. Everything else is set to the defaults. Just curios if there is some optimal settings I should be using.
I usually touch up in post production with Adobe products. Need good light for the GoPro. Probably same for any cam with a small lens. Smalls lens = less light gathered.

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Here is a little clip I put together with my SJ4000 from a float hunt my cousin and I did last week. Make sure to change the YouTube settings to 1080P and watch it full screen. If any of you are interested they are coming out with an SJ5000+. Uses the same chip as the GoPro Hero 3 black edition. Looks to be at around a $160 price point. I'll probably end up picking one up.

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Very cool video! Good quality too!
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I see they are having a presale for the SJ5000 for $90.
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Jim wrote:Very cool video! Good quality too!
Thanks. They are a lot of fun to play with!!
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crazymanme2 wrote:I see they are having a presale for the SJ5000 for $90.
That one is most likely a fake. SJcam is the namebrand that is trademarked for these cameras. There have been alot of "fake" SJ4000 and SJ5000. Since that is not trademarked I guess it's perfectly legal to put SJ4000 or SJ5000 on an action camera and sell it. They are even on Amazon. But all you have to do is make sureit is the SJCAM brand and all is good.
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BigTerp wrote:
crazymanme2 wrote:I see they are having a presale for the SJ5000 for $90.
That one is most likely a fake. SJcam is the namebrand that is trademarked for these cameras. There have been alot of "fake" SJ4000 and SJ5000. Since that is not trademarked I guess it's perfectly legal to put SJ4000 or SJ5000 on an action camera and sell it. They are even on Amazon. But all you have to do is make sureit is the SJCAM brand and all is good.
That is not the only fake camera on Amazon or E-bay. I bought a dash camera for my truck about 2 years ago for about $100.00. It works perfect. I have recently seen some on the sites going for less than $15.00 and figured I would buy another one since the price has dropped so dramatically. It looks almost identical to my first one BUT the video makes it look like you have tunnel vision. Stopped at a traffic light you can not see the traffic light to tell whether it is red or green. You can not read the license plate on the vehicle in front of you. I guess the saying is true, "You get what you pay for".

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KMixson wrote:
BigTerp wrote:
crazymanme2 wrote:I see they are having a presale for the SJ5000 for $90.
That one is most likely a fake. SJcam is the namebrand that is trademarked for these cameras. There have been alot of "fake" SJ4000 and SJ5000. Since that is not trademarked I guess it's perfectly legal to put SJ4000 or SJ5000 on an action camera and sell it. They are even on Amazon. But all you have to do is make sureit is the SJCAM brand and all is good.
That is not the only fake camera on Amazon or E-bay. I bought a dash camera for my truck about 2 years ago for about $100.00. It works perfect. I have recently seen some on the sites going for less than $15.00 and figured I would buy another one since the price has dropped so dramatically. It looks almost identical to my first one BUT the video makes it look like you have tunnel vision. Stopped at a traffic light you can not see the traffic light to tell whether it is red or green. You can not read the license plate on the vehicle in front of you. I guess the saying is true, "You get what you pay for".
Yeah, it's crazy what you can legally get away with with this sort of stuff.

Oh, and FWIW I have a mount in my truck to use my SJ4000 as a dash cam. Works great. Have it running everytime I'm in my truck. Nothing interesting so far though.
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Here are some DIY mounts I've made. Pretty easy stuff to do. All you need is a 1/4"-20 nut and bolt.

From left to right....large clip mount, small clip mount, magnetic mount, kitchen timer time lapse mount and suction cup mount. Tripod in the back is obviously not DIY but really handy. Just a few bucks from Amazon.

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Forgot about this video I put together. It's from a float hunt hunt I took my cousin on the day after Christmas. Watch full screen and 1080p for best quality.

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great video!
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