You don't have to be a pro...
To be fair, my fly fishing, hunting, kayaking, and hiking adventures were on my mind when purchasing the product. But I'm finding more application outside those categories than I previously thought.
Find number 1: They're flat out a great camera. There is no zoom but for up close capturing the moment they play ball.
Time Lapse Madness
Third Eye (not blind)
The kid's are in the backyard playing and I have to cook dinner, I don't want to corral them inside if I don't have to; We have a small kitchen. So I use this app and rig my GoPro up outside to make the perfect nanny cam to keep an eye on my kids while I'm cooking up some mac and cheese. It also has sound so the faintest whimper or cry and I'm flying to the scene to see who stole which toy.
The double edged sword is the delay in the wifi, it's generally about 3-4 seconds behind the action. Which means I'm not completely in on the action but it allows me to here the scream and quickly hit the record button to get the crime completely caught on tape in 1080 HD. The eye in the sky never lies...
As a science teacher I can now not only hypothetically explain concepts, I can shoot my own. You want seed germination in action; you got it. I can even que up the "hipster" music to get the kids to stop playing on their smartphones and dig on some science! Boom!
Below is 3 hours of football practice in 17 seconds.
Once I figured out that videos generally play at 30 frames per second I was off to the races. The camera shoots at different frame rates depending on the resolution of the video. I like 960, it's pretty clean video and it shoots up to 120 fps. This means you can slow things down to 25% speed without getting the choppy looking footage.
Check out what I did below. I'm pretty sure it's the only video on youtube with juggling and fly fishing working together as a combo. No not at the same time...
An all around family cam
You can add perspective to whatever activity your doing. It's one thing to video your child going in and coming out of the water slide on vacation but to grab the emotion of the scene (your kid's face). This camera captures the ride from the inside of that very same water slide. Check out the little vid I came up with from our family's mini-vacation to myrtle beach.