GoPro HD Motorsports HERO
The masterminds at GoPro have taken the market by storm with the introduction of the HD Motorsports HERO Camera. The Motorsports HERO is the worlds first true HD wearable camera to boast the ability to shoot crystal clear footage in full 1080p HD. This remarkable camera captures your nuttiest motosport adventures in1080p video at 30fps through wide angle lens, so you never miss a lick of the action.
As the world leader in wearable cameras, GoPro surpasses the competition with their superior filming quality and lightweight, minimal design.
The HD Motorsports HERO embodies these qualities with its ability to film your most daring car races, adrenaline filled motocross and action packed motorbike tours in true 1080p full HD format, while weighing in at a mere 5.3oz/150g.
With a range of resolution options, the GoPro HD Motorsports HERO is adaptable, enabling you to shoot and share your wickedest adventures, craziest jumps and most epic of bails at 1080, 960 or 720p, for footage that makes you feel like you are right back in the action, every time you hit play.
Capture all the Action in True 1080p
Sharing the thrill of the ride can now be done in stunning, crystal clarity in true 1920x1080p HD quality with the GoPro HD Motorsports HERO. Recording professional grade, HD footage, the speed and energy of your races and tours come alive with fluid realism, bringing you right back to those heroic wins and crazy wipeouts, all without leaving your home.
Filming with the widest field of view of any wearable camera on the market, the HD Motorsports HERO covers the entire race, right from your windshield with 'full frame' recording at 1280x960p at 30 fps. This setting is ideal when recording high action motorsports like car racing, motocross and motorcycle touring, where you require the ultimate field of view in order to capture speed and technique. Put your audience right in the middle of the action, and let them experience your amazing adventures almost as though they were riding shotgun.
Recording in the 720p setting at 30 frames per second creates flawless, clear footage, at a slightly smaller file size, while filming in 60fps captures amazingly smooth, buttery slow motion playback – making even the highest energy race, appear rhythmic and fluid.
Whether you’re laying rubber in a racecar or tearing up tracks on a dirtbike, the HD Motorsports HERO is equipped to capture all your adventures in a range of HD formats for the most professional quality footage imaginable.
Narrow Field of View? No way!
There wouldn't be a whole lot of point filming in crystal clear HD quality, if you only had a narrow field of view… you want to capture as much of the scene as possible, from wherever you have the camera mounted, without cutting off integral parts of the action. GoPro gets this and has built their HD cameras with a super wide lens, capable of capturing footage up to 170°… so you can show your audience exactly how far ahead of the pack you were, secure bragging rights and making your friends extremely jealous.
Say No to a narrow field of view with the ability to capture a super wide 170° angle of view while filming in 960 or 720p. When filming in the 1080p setting, you get a slightly narrower field of view of 127°, allowing you to shake up your recordings with a little bit of variety. Regardless of what setting you choose, your recordings are caught in amazing, crystal clear HD quality thanks to the HD Motorsports HERO.
Eliminate Unwanted Wind and Noise with HD Sound
GoPro has more hours invested in the development of the HD Motorsports Hero's sound recording system than most companies put into the entire development of their cameras alone. The benefit of this is, you are provided with true HD sound, which helps to filter out unwanted wind and background noise. So when you are tearing down the course at insane speeds, the HD HERO captures just enough of the background and wind noise to amplify the footage, enhancing the feeling of speed and action, without distorting the audio with unwanted noise. GoPro's focus on professional quality is reiterated in their approach to sound recording.
5 Megapixel Photo Mode for Perfect Prints
The HD Motorsports Hero is more than just an amazing HD wearable camcorder, it is also a 5 megapixel camera. From corner to corner, edge to edge the 170°lens captures razor sharp imagery suitable for producing ultra sharp prints of your sickest moments. The HD Motorsports Hero leads the industry with its 1.4 LUX low light performance and its massive 1x2.5" 5MP sensor, so you can ride your heart out while capturing amazing stills.
2, 5, 10, 30, 60 seconds Auto-Photo Mode: Shoot crazy, crisp imagery in sequence with auto photo mode. You got it… the HD Motorsports Hero can perform just like a digital point and shoot. With the ability to shoot photos automatically at 2, 5, 10, 30, 60 seconds, simply choose the interval, press the shutter and your HD Hero does the rest, capturing a range of high energy stills in perfect consecutive order. A picture says a thousand words, but with a battery life of up to 2 hours in 2 second photoburst mode, your still images can describe your adventures with approximately 3,600,000 words. So tell your story in detail with the HD Motorsports HERO.
3-Photo Burst Mode: The HD Motorsports HERO lets you shoot 3 subsequent images over a space of 2 seconds, which ensures a perfect shot while eliminating the element of over thinking.
Self-Timer Mode: Never get left out of the group again. Grab your fellow HEROs and strike a pose. What's a camera without a bit of tradition? Get your self-timer on and GoPro!
Get Wet with Confidence
With a depth rating of up to 180 feet/60 meters, you can be confident about filming under water with the GoPro HD Motorsports Hero. The secure, waterproof housing will keep your footage in and the water out.
- GoPro HD HERO Camera
- Waterproof Quick-Release Housing
- Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery
- Quick-Release Buckle
- Quick-Release J-Buckle
- Three-Way Pivoting Side Arm Assembly
- Suction Cup Mount
- 2 Curved 3M™ Adhesive Mounts
- 3 Flat 3M™ Adhesive Mounts
Cables (not shown):
- USB Cable
- Component Video (HDTV) Cable
- Composite Video + Audio Out Cable
|Optics||Lens Type:||Fixed Focus (2ft/.6m - ∞), glass|
|Aperture:||f/2.8 (high performance in low-light situations)|
|Angle of View:||170° ultra wide angle in 720p, 960p , and WVGA|
|127° wide angle in 1080p|
|Video||Resolution Settings:||1080p: 1920x1080 pixels (16:9), 30 fps, 15 Mbit/s data rate|
|960p: 1280x960 pixels (4:3), 30 fps, 12 Mbit/s data rate|
|720p: 1280x720 pixels (16:9), 30 fps with 8 Mbit/s data rate,
or 60 fps with 15 Mbit/s data rate
|WVGA: 848x480 pixels (16:9), 60 fps with 8 Mbit/s data rate|
|Sensor Type:||1/2.5" HD CMOS, 2.2μm pixels|
|Light Sensitivity:||Super low-light sensitivity (>1.4 V/lux-sec)|
|Video Format:||H.264 compression, saved as MPEG4 (.mp4) file|
|Exposure Control:||Auto with user selectable center weighted average and spot metering settings|
|Audio||Microphone:||Built-in, mono with AGC (automatic gain control)|
|Audio Format:||48 kHz, AAC audio compression|
|Capture Modes:||Single shot; photo every 2, 5, 10, 30, or 60 secs; 3 photo burst; self-timer|
|Storage||Memory:||SD card, up to 32GB capacity (SDHC)|
|Average Recording Times:||
|Connectors||PC Connection:||USB 2.0 (data connection and battery charging)|
|HDTV Out:||HD NTSC & PAL (component cable included)|
|Audio Out:||Combo cable with submini 2.5mm jack with audio and composite video out|
|Power and Battery||Battery Type:||Rechargeable 1100 mAh Lithium-Ion|
|Battery Life:||Approximately 2.5 hrs|
|Charging:||Via USB to computer or optional power adapter|
|Charge Time:||80% capacity after 1 hour with optional power adapter,
or 2 hours with a computer's USB port
|Waterproof Housing||Depth Rating:||Up to 180 feet / 60 meters|
|Construction:||Polycarbonate and stainless steel|
|Additional Information||PC Compatibility:||Windows® Vista and 7; Mac OS® X 10.4.11 and later|
|Dimensions (H x W x D):||1.6" x 2.4" x 1.2" (42mm x 60mm x 30mm)|
|Weight:||5.3oz / 150g including battery, 6.3oz / 179g including housing|
da bomb Review by weasel
must get camera.... (Posted on 11/10/09)
A+++++++ Review by Dhracer33
I was fortunate enough to be able to try out a pre-production version of the GoPro HD Helmet HERO, and holy mother of god was I blown away. If you liked the original Helmet HERO, than you MUST check out one of these cameras. The quality is absolutely killer, with a huge improvement on the light metering. The low light performance is now solid, and the issue with the sun (black dot) is taken care of. You will not believe how crisp the image is, even on a 60" flat screen TV. Don't let the size of this camera fool you, it's performance range is HUGE. Sign me up for 2! :-) (Posted on 10/4/09)