4K GoPro at Studio 300

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GoPro Hero4 Black Edition

If you’re looking for a small action camera that can capture video at 4K/UHD (3,840 pixels wide by 2,160 pixels high), it doesn’t get  much better than the GoPro Hero4 Black.  The captured video is nothing less than stunning.

The Hero4 is capable of 4K30, 2.7K60 and 1080p120 video, 720p240 video for super slow-motion, and 12MP photos at up to 30 frames per second.  Other features include ProTune recording, time lapse photo, integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It’s also waterproof to 130 feet (with case).

Stop by Studio 300 and check out the Hero4 for up to three days. You will be amazed at what this camera can do.

Selfie Stick at Studio 300

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Studio 300 now has a Revo Adjustable Selfie-Stick available for 3-day check-out. The device extends up to 37″ making it easier to take those hard-to-get photos. It’s ideal for small cameras, smartphones, and even has a mount for our GoPros cameras.

Use it on your next outing when you need extra reach for your photos and videos. Here’s a photo that shows it in action:

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Sarah (left) and Jeffrey (right) using the new “Selfie Stick” available from Studio 300 for 3-day checkout.

GoPro in Space

Check out this cool video of a GoPro. In a water bubble.  In space.

NASA astronauts Steve Swanson and Reid Wiseman and European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst used a GoPro camera while on the International Space Station. What makes this exception is that they submerged the camera in a ball of water. The video shows the results below:

Don’t forget you can check out the GoPro from Studio 300! And it’s O.K if you take it into space, but the checkout period is only 3-days so it’ll have to be a short flight.

GoPro in the Snow

ImageThe GoPro camera isn’t just for summer.  Thaw out your creativity and check out the GoPro camera for some winter videos.  Do it fast before all the snow is gone.  Here’s some video taken by mounting a  GoPro to the inside of a car windshield and then driving to the library.

And in this segment, we mounted the GoPro to a snow shovel, and … well … you have to watch it.

Studio 300 has the complete kit to mount the camera just about anywhere! And classes about the GoPro are held regularly.

Also, during the Sochi Winter Olympics, many of the athletes will be sporting a GoPro on their helmet and come up with some amazing video footage. For example:

Steadicam Smoothee for iPhone

smoothee-iphone5_BackHandDo you take a lot of movies on your iPhone?  If so, you need to check out the Steadicam Smoothee for iPhone.  The Steadicam will make your videos look silky smooth anywhere you go.  It’s based on the same technology used in Hollywood and on TV.  The Studio 300 version works with iPhone 4, iPod touch, and other video devices (such as a GoPro).  It’s lightweight, compact, and easy to use.  The simple setup allows you to take smooth videos in less than five minutes.  With a little practice you can amaze you friends and family.  Stop by Studio 300 and we’ll show you how easy it is to use.  Meanwhile, check out the video below (without and then with the Smoothee)!

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Ice Cream Social 2013

Check out all the fun and exciting highlights from the Fountaindale Public Library’s Ice Cream Social held August 5, 2013. There was music, games, dancing, a climbing wall, train rides, food, and, of course, ice cream. Ever wonder what it’s like to be in a dunk tank? Watch the video and find out.

See you next year!

Beyond video with the GoPro

ImageThe GoPro is a great video camera for catching all the action of extreme sports.  But did you know that the GoPro takes great still shots too?

The little camera can do 11 megapixel images using its unique 170 degree field of view (no point-and-shoot camera can match that wide angle perspective.) Click the picture below to see this in action.

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Fountaindale Library using GoPro camera in still camera mode

There is also a burst mode that can take 10 still pictures a second to capture fast moving action.

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GoPro on the Beach

But wait, there’s more!  In time-lapse mode, the GoPro will take a still picture every 0.5  to 60 seconds, turning hours into seconds when viewed as a video.

Interested in learning more about the GoPro? Stop into Studio 300 and we’ll show you. Or consider taking one of our upcoming classes about this unique camera.

Protecting Tech Devices in Extreme Heat

30554_PhotoIt’s 95 degrees out (but it feels much hotter). The sun beats down without a cloud in sight. Taking care of yourself during these dog days of summer is hard enough. You also need to protect your electronic equipment, including items you checkout from Studio 300. Here are some tips to keep in mind when it comes to protecting electronic gadgets from extreme weather conditions.

In hot weather, keep electronics in the shade at all times. That doesn’t include the trunk or glove compartment of your car — both of those spaces can get really hot! Consider using a cooling fan for laptops even if you normally don’t use one.  Keep an umbrella handy to keep equipment safe from the rain and sun.  If the equipment gets too hot, don’t stick it in a fridge or freezer.  Electronics need to be cooled down gradually so simply taking it into an air conditioned room for a few minutes will do the trick.

Many electronics have plastic films to keep sand from getting into the crevices and cases to protect them from water.  Products from DryCASE and OtterBox are air tight zip lock bags ideal for tablets, phones, and headphones. You might want to save those silica gel packets you get in shoe boxes and with other gear — they absorb moisture and are perfect for keeping your electronic drier on high humidity days.

goproWe have the GoPro Hero 2 available in Studio 300 which can use a waterproof case — perfect for that jet ski ride. The camera can heat up quickly just like any other gear, so follow the above tips, too.