The GT library has a limited number of GoPro HERO cameras available for check out. The GoPros differ from traditional camcorders in that they are designed for recording wide angle HD video in rugged, or extreme, environments. GoPros can also be worn, mounted, or easily configured for remote recording. Demand for the GoPros is high, so please plan ahead and email email@example.com or click the "request a gadget" button to check availability. If you haven't used a GoPro before, please note that in your email so we can give you a brief overview at check out. Additional information about the GoPros can be found below.
Go Pro Tripod Mount: If you plan on using the GoPro with a standard tripod, you'll need to use the GoPro Tripod mount to attach the base of the GoPro to your tripod -- these mounts are available at the library services desk.
Go Pro Handlebar Mount / "Gooseneck" Mount: The Gooseneck mount will allow you to mount the GoPro to bicycle handlebars. You can also use the gooseneck mount in conjunction with the tripod mount to achieve unique recording angles.
Operating the Go Pro with the downloadable app:
GoPro cameras can be operated via the downloadable app (available through the App Store, Google Play, and the Windows Store). With the app, you can see a live video feed from the GoPro through your mobile device. You can also use the app to view/share photos and videos to social media.
While the GoPro does come with a wireless remote, the smartphone app is often the simplest way to record remotely. When using the app, you will need the wifi log in for the camera (see the services desk or the documentation included with the library GoPro). For more information, check the GoPro App site here: GoPro App
Camera displayed without waterproof housing and stand:
The library has two models of GoPro Cameras available for checkout (HERO 3+ Silver & HERO 3+ Black). Both cameras can be controlled via the GoPro app. The HERO 3+ Black edition also includes a WiFi remote. GoPros circulate for two days at a time, and there are additional accessories available for check out from the library services desk. Demand for the GoPros is high, so please plan accordingly. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org to check availability.
131'/40m Waterproof Housing
Wi-Fi Built In
Supports Wi-Fi Remote and GoPro App
|Resolution||Frames Per Second:||View Angle|
|1080p||60,50,30,25||Ultra Wide, Med, Narrow|
|720p||120,100,60,50,30,25||Ultra Wide, Med, Narrow|
Resolutions: 10, 7, 5 MP
Burst Photo: 10MP @ 10fps
Time Lapse: 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30, 30, 60 second intervals.
Video files are recorded using the h.264 codec and the MP4 file type.