I was lucky enough to get my hands on a GoPro 3Black for one day this week, so Rose Bikes' riders Katy Curd and Adam Williams met up with me at Van Road pump tracks. I wanted to show the true quality of the new GoPro, so I haven't colour corrected or adjusted any exposure settings in Final Cut, it is all straight out of the camera. I'm sure if I had had longer with the camera I would have produced something a lot better, but I'm still impressed with the frame rates and overall quality improvements. The MicroSD card is a bit of a faff, I don't have any of those, ( I do have a whole bunch of big SDHC cards), so will have to go and buy new ones, and if you want to run a spare battery, be careful not to rip off the tape tab as it suddenly becomes a massive pain to get it out. I was disappointed that the iPhone app didn't work either, it has to be upgraded on December 14 before it will work with the GoPro3.
On the plus side, simple improvements like the addition of the power symbol and red dot for the power and record buttons don't let you forget which is which, and the built in WiFi should be great once the app is up to speed.
I'm looking forward to getting a hold of a GoPro Hero3 Black for longer so I can play with the ProTune and other new features, but until then, I look forward to seeing what everyone else is going to produce with this little powerhouse of a camera. rosebikes.co.uk