Questions and Answers for Gopro HERO 3+ Black Surf Edition:
Been diving for a few years, but only one vacation a year where we dive alot (15-20 times)
Looking for a camera, but thought the Gopro would be cool to get video of the dives.
Just looking for someones experience who has used this product. We are looking to go to Grand Cayman this year
Bob (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com)
The Gopro is a great product that is versatile and allows the camera to be used and mounted in a large variety of locations and places such as helmets, your chest, the top of a mask, the back of a hand and such. It is the perfect choice if you want a camera that is okay for a large variety of uses but not really great at any of them.
HERO3 Black Edition Surf Features video resolutions up to 4K, 12MP photos up to 30 frames per second, built-in Wi-Fi, SuperView and Auto Low Light modes. Waterproof to 131’/40m.
Advanced Video Capture Settings SuperView: Video mode that captures the world's most immersive wide angle perspective. Allows you to capture more of yourself and your surroundings in the shot, and provides full widescreen playback.
Advanced video mode that yields stunning image quality and cinema-caliber video optimized for professional productions, giving content creators more flexibility and workflow efficiency.
Captures images with less compression, giving content creators higher quality for professional productions.
Neutral color profile offers more flexibility during post-production color correction. Protune's log curve captures more detail in shadows and highlights.
Records video in cinema-quality 24 fps, allowing you to easily intercut GoPro content with other source media without the need to perform fps conversion.
Auto Low Light: Automatically adjusts frame rates according to lighting conditions for enhanced low-light performance.
White Balance: Adjusts video and photo color tones to match different lighting conditions.
3000 K: use in warm light (incandescent, sunrise/sunset)
5500 K: use in slightly cool light (cool fluorescent, average daylight)
6500 K: use in cool light (overcast conditions)
Spot Meter: Ideal for filming within a dark space with the camera pointed towards a brighter setting (such as filming outdoors from within a car).
One Button: Upon powering on, the camera automatically beings recording video or capturing Time Lapse photos.
Looping Video: Records a continuous video loop that overwrites itself until you press the shutter button to stop it. It's ideal for saving space on your memory card while waiting to catch a moment of action.
Photo Modes Overview Still Photo: Capture a single photo.
Continuous Photo: Hold down the shutter button to continuously capture a series of photos until shutter button is released.
Simultaneous Video and Photo: Record video and capture Time Lapse photos at the same time.
Burst Photo: Capture up to 30 photos per second - perfect for fast action photography.
Time Lapse: Automatically capture a series of photos at timed intervals. Ideal for capturing photos when the camera is out of reach.
Mono, 48kHz, AAC compression with AGC (automatic gain control)
Increased audio range by approx. 10dB compared to HERO3: Black Edition
Handles approx. 2x greater volume without distortion compared to HERO3: Black Edition