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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-06-2011, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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GoPro 960 vs HD Motorsports Version

I'm looking at getting a GoPro for the track but wanted to know if the quality between the lesser GoPro (720p at 30 fps) vs the Motorsports version (720p @ 60 fps or 1080p @ 30fps). Obviously the 1080p will be higher quality but what I'm really curious about is the difference between the 720 @ 30 vs 60 fps. Can you notice a difference? What size does the video have to be at before it gets pixelated? If you have a video of the 30 vs 60 that would be great too so I can compare. Chances are it won't matter for what I need it for but figured I'd ask. Thanks in advance.

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720p @ 60 fps looks pretty good. never tried 1080p at 30 fps.
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what about [email protected]? the 960 doesn't do anything above 30fps.

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I think it depends on final use of the video. If you like posting them on youtube or vimeo, you have to convert them using an editor, which will compress it some, then the video site will compress them even more. I found for personal use, the 720 was fine, but when edited and uploaded, I did not like the quality. The 1080p makes a difference after all the compression.

I have never used the 60fps feature btw. Unless you are doing slow motion stuff, I don't think you can tell the difference in regular playback.

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60 vs 30fps. If they are not cheating and it really is a true 60fps progressive, then the biggest difference you will notice is in the ability to have a snapshot of a stil frame of faster moving stuff. Most of the time with 30 fps all you get are blurred still frames even though at playback everything 'looks' fine. If all you care about is watching a video for the sake of watching it then switching to 60fps mode rarely is worth the extra filespace. A lot of conversion stuff will have to turn it into 30fps anyway

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thanks guys. all good info. think i'll just stick with the 720 @ 30fps for the what i need.

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