You can only do one burst at a time because the HD2 needs time to send them to the card.
There is a way to do what you want.
Set your HD2 to video mode at 1080p 30fps and take the footage.
Add the footage to a edit program and make an image for each frame you want.
I use Serif, MoviePlus and it has a button "Save frame as image" (Camera icon).
You get 30 images per second, so just select the ones you want.
01-23-2012 02:08 PM
Yup, thats definately an option. The advantage to burst mode is the added resolution though. 1080p (assuming 1080x1920) results in a 2mpxl picture, where as burst mode is 11mpxl. With microprocessor speeds advancing so quickly, the Hero3 will more than likely have the ability to do extended burst modes
Originally Posted by Birder
I think at the moment its your only option other than using multiple cameras
Although this feature of the 10 photos per second sounds great on paper. It is not that practical for most GoPro users. The GoPro is primarily designed as a hands free camera for those shots you can't get with a traditional digital camera or video camera.
Hopefully when the WiFi BacPac hits the shelves with the WiFi remote, this can be used to initiate the 10 shot burst mode. If this is the case, the WiFi units would want to have a very small latency. For exampel, if there is a 0.5sec delay from pressing the shutter button on the remote to the initial photo being taken, it would be nearly impossible to capture that perfect sequence shot.
I think there will always be delay from when the button is pressed and the first shot is taken and as the Gopro has next to no memory there will always be a big gap between 2 burst shots.
Ha, you are trying to merge 2 modes into 1 mode. That would be a tough one for Gopro. They would have to write their firmware to figure out the speed of the SD card in order to know the minimum time between bursts. When you do a 10 fps burst, all the pics are written to the internal buffer and then moved to the SD. The speed of the SD plays a huge role in how quickly the camera can take the next set of bursts. On a class 4 card it takes about 13-15 seconds to move the 10 pics to SD. On my class 10+ (15 Mbit/s) it takes about 6 seconds. Until that internal buffer is empty, the camera must wait. And without knowing the speed of the SD, the camera doesn't know what the minimum time is between bursts.
I'm sure there is an internal register on SD cards that would tell them the speed so I would imagine Gopro could do this if enough people asked for it. Personally, I'd rather see a huge buffer inside. RAM is cheap. One extra address line on internal RAM and you can double the buffer size. Why not get 20 or 30 frames in a row. Now that would be nice.
One other thing about the 10 fps mode. They say in the manual that is takes 10 frames in a second. But what they really should say is it takes 10 frames in less then a second. Cause it actually takes the pics in about a half second. I figured this mode would time out the pictures at 100 mS increments to fill up the second, but it doesn't. It just takes the pics as quick as the processor can go. Which means the time between shots might be a bit different based on the type of picture you take (how efficient the JPG compression is). This may not effect the overall outcome of your shots, but its worth noting.
what program can i use to easily create photo burst ??
What do you mean create a photo burst?
Originally Posted by dendytravor62
Do you mean create a video sequence?
Or create a still picture overlay of the sequence?
The video sequence is easy. Using PC, I have found windows moviemaker quite easy to sting together the clips. GoPro's Cineform software will do it, but I found it lacked in control of timing etc, and if the functionality was there, it was too hard to find. This blog post put me onto using Windows Movie Maker for this feature. GoPro HD HERO Time Lapse Video Sequences.
As for still overlays of your burst mode shot, similar to that of the snowboarding photo shown on GoPro's product page, it is not all that simple. You will need to be quite proficient at using photo shop. In a brief couple of steps, you insert each of the burst photos into separate layers. Line them up over one another and then mask out the common areas, leaving one shot including the background and the rest of the burst sequence only showing the photo's subject. Sounds easy, but it is not that simple and if you are not familiar with photoshop, it will be quite time consuming too.
I hope this helps.
Last edited by born2ski; 03-26-2012 at 11:36 AM.