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You need a GoPro? Day 24/30 Ag Tech Talk Blog

Have you ever used a GoPro camera before?   Amazing that is little camera has been around since 2007 already.  Recently have have released the NEW Hero 3+ and WOW is the performance better.  Personally I have used the professional grade cameras, but the others work great also.  Just depends on your mission, many of my video clips have been used in TV so I need the higher grade.


We used this camera “old school” in 2012 harvest, as you can see in this videos below.  In those videos we mounted the camera in various places as you can see in the video clips.  Amazing quality, but really due to how creative the operator is.

In the spring of 2013, DJI introduced the Phantom which is designed to haul a GoPro camera.   We had a great time shooting some video of our fields you have never seen before.

Spring 2013 Phantom w/ GoPro

But as we all know technology just keeps getting better.  From DJI


The DJI ZenmuseH3-2D Gimbal is another milestone in gimbal innovation, which is designed for the GoPro Hero3. With its high precision, high stability, lightweight, plug and play features, it is widely used in film and television productions, advertising aerial photography, etc. Even if the aircraft is in high-speed flight, it can still stabilize and control the GoPro camera precisely with the highest stability. The precision of control angle is within the range of ±0.08°, so picture or video output can reach the best quality.


Look closely on my F450, you can see the GoPro Hero 3+ mounted on the gimbal.

The quality of this really improves the performance of the GoPro Camera…

Many business use these compact cameras to closely monitor performance, from Ag machinery to auto racing and everything in between.

We sure have fun with our GoPro cameras, check out all the accessories and camera details at data below from GoPro website.

Smaller, lighter, mightier still.

Capture and share your life’s most meaningful experiences with the HERO3+ Black Edition. 20% smaller and lighter than its best-selling predecessor, it delivers improved image quality and powerful new features geared for versatility and convenience. SuperView™ is a new video mode that captures the world’s most immersive wide angle perspective, while Auto Low Light mode intelligently adjusts frame rate for stunning low-light performance. Combined with 30% longer battery life, 4x faster Wi-Fi, a sharper lens and compatibility with all GoPro mounts and accessories, the HERO3+ Black Edition is the most advanced GoPro yet.

Smallest, lightest GoPro yet.

The HERO3+ Black Edition is 20% smaller and lighter than previous models and is compatible with all GoPro mounts and accessories—making it the most mountable, wearable and versatile GoPro ever.

Professional video quality.

Stunning video quality has made GoPro the world’s best-selling camera company, and the HERO3+ Black Edition continues this tradition. High-resolution, high-frame rate 1440p48, 1080p60, 960p100 and 720p120 video modes result in professional quality footage and allow for liquid-smooth slow motion playback. 4Kp15 and 2.7Kp30 enable ultra high-resolution, cinema quality capture.

Powerful photo capture.

The HERO3+ Black Edition captures gorgeous 12MP stills at up to 30 frames per second—perfect for fast-action sequences. Time Lapse mode enables automatic photo capture at 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30 or 60 second intervals. Continuous Photo shoots full-resolution stills at a steady 3, 5 or 10 frames per second when holding down the shutter button.

Introducing SuperView.

GoPro is proud to introduce SuperView, a video mode that captures the world’s most immersive wide angle perspective. It allows you to capture more of yourself and your surroundings in the shot—resulting in captivating, ultra engaging footage.

New Auto Low Light mode.

Want your camera to automatically adjust for low-light situations? Auto Low Light mode intelligently changes frame rates based on lighting conditions for enhanced low-light performance.

Sharper images, less distortion.

Enjoy crisper, clearer footage with reduced distortion. The HERO3+ Black Edition boasts a 33% increase in image sharpness thanks to its sharper lens and 2x reduction in imaging artifacts.

Improved audio.

Sound quality is as important as image quality. The HERO3+ Black Edition features upgraded audio performance, capturing even the most subtle of sounds—whether you’re recording voices, music or the roar of your engine on a spirited drive. Advanced wind-noise reduction technology keeps the audio clearer during high-speed activities.

30% longer battery life.

Featuring a 30% increase in battery life, you can go longer and capture more with the HERO3+ Black Edition.

Control. View. Share.

The GoPro App makes it easy to control your camera, and lets you do more with your GoPro content than ever before. Get full remote control of all camera functions. See what your camera sees with live preview for easy shot-framing. View photos and play back videos, then share your favorites via email, text, Instagram™, Facebook® and more.1

Check out the GoPro App >

4x faster Wi-Fi.

Speedier Wi-Fi delivers 4x faster2 video preview and faster photo and video sharing with the GoPro App than ever before. Also enjoy enhanced connectivity to the included Wi-Fi Remote, which enables control of up to 50 cameras from distances of up to 600’/180m.


5 thoughts on “You need a GoPro? Day 24/30 Ag Tech Talk Blog

  1. Is there much difference between the silver edition and Black edition? I’m looking at getting one for just general video capture. At some point mounting it to a something like a Day Phantom. Was looking at the specs of both and doesn’t seem to be much difference. What’s your opinion?

    Posted by Corey | November 27, 2013, 12:38 pm
  2. Reblogged this on Ag Tech Talk and commented:

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    Posted by agtechtalk | January 7, 2014, 3:30 am

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