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GoPro HD Motorsports Hero

Waterproof, shockproof, mountable digital video camera

Item # 770MOTOR

Capture your extreme pro racing adventures in HD You hear the vroom of engines around you, and the adrenaline is...

Capture your extreme pro racing adventures in HD You hear the vroom of engines around you, and the adrenaline is...

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About the GoPro HD Motorsports Hero

Capture your extreme pro racing adventures in HD
You hear the vroom of engines around you, and the adrenaline is pumping through your veins as you rev up for the big rally race. With GoPro's HD Motorsports Hero mounted to the front of your car, you're ready to create a professional video that'll thrill your friends and fans. The compact digital video camera is all charged up and ready to go for the next 2-1/2 hours of straight use. You could set it to take 5-megapixel photos automatically every few seconds, at an interval you assign. But instead you decide you want to capture this race in full HD 1080p video so you can relive it later.

Capture your extreme pro racing adventures in HD
You hear the vroom of engines around you, and the adrenaline is pumping through your veins as you rev up for the big rally race. With GoPro's HD Motorsports Hero mounted to the front of your car, you're ready to create a professional video that'll thrill your friends and fans. The compact digital video camera is all charged up and ready to go for the next 2-1/2 hours of straight use. You could set it to take 5-megapixel photos automatically every few seconds, at an interval you assign. But instead you decide you want to capture this race in full HD 1080p video so you can relive it later.

Built-in microphone and a rugged, shockproof design
This cam has a professional-quality mic, so it'll pick up the same sounds you hear — the throaty sound of you motor as you speed through the course — and not just the howl of the wind. The HD Motorsports Hero is protected from rocks and other hazards by a polycarbonate housing that's water- and shock-proof, so you can concentrate on the track in front of you without worrying about your camera.

Watch your videos on your TV or upload them to the web
As you race to the finish line you can't stop thinking how great this HD video is going to look on your TV — you can hook the camera up via a component video connection using the included cable. And you can't wait to upload it to your computer, and send it out to all your friends. Just think of all the hits your video will get on YouTube™.

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Features:

  • records to SD or SDHC cards (not included)
    • optional 32GB SDHC card holds up to 8 hours of video
  • captures HD video at 1080p/960p/720p resolution at either 30 or 60 fps
  • snaps 5-megapixel still images at 2/5/10/30/60 second intervals
  • fullscreen and widescreen recording modes
  • built-in mono mic captures the sounds of your sport, not wind noise
  • shockproof polycarbonate and stainless steel housing
  • waterproof (with housing) up to 180 feet
  • includes camera housing, straps, and everything you need for easy mounting to any helmet, motorcycle, ATV, car, plane, jet ski, boat, snowmobile, or other vehicle
Technical specs:
  • built-in rechargeable lithium battery provides 2-1/2 hours of battery life fully charged
  • video output to TV includes composite and component (cables included)
  • USB port for easy connection to a PC
  • 2-3/8"W x 1-11/16"H x 1-1/2"D
  • weight: 5.9 oz. with battery and housing
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # GOP-CHDMH-001

What's in the box:

  • HD Hero camera
  • Clear waterproof housing
  • 2 Quick-release buckles
  • Vertical-surface quick-release buckle
  • Pivot adjust thumb screw and nut
  • AHDBT-001 Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery (3.7V/1100mAh)
  • Non-waterproof back door
  • Side mount pivot arms
  • Suction cup mount
  • 3 Flat-surface self-adhesive mounts
  • 2 Curved-surface self-adhesive mounts
  • 39" USB cable (with Type A USB connector on one end and Mini-B USB 2.0 connector on the other end)
  • 58" AV cable (with 2.5mm sub-mini plug on one end and 3 RCA plugs--composite video/stereo audio--on the other end)
  • 59" Component video cable (with 2.5mm sub-mini plug on one end and component video plugs--3 RCAs--on the other end
  • Instructions sheet (English)
  • Instructions sheet (German)
  • Instructions (French)
  • Tips: Mounting and Care sheet
  • Warranty sheet

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Features

Overview: The GoPro HD Motorsports Hero is an ultra-compact digital camera/HD camcorder, designed to take HD videos and 5-megapixel still photos in extreme situations. The package includes a clear waterproof housing and various mounts for attaching the camera to a vehicle. Optional accessories allow you to mount the camera on your wrist, bike, scooter, jet ski, helmet, or surfboard.

Optics: The HD Hero has a fixed focus, f/2.8 ultra wide angle glass lens. Its focus range is 2' to infinity, and has a 170° angle of view (127° in 1080p mode).

Video Resolution: The HD Hero is capable of recording both High Definition and Standard Definition video in MPEG-4 (H.264) format with mono AAC audio. The following video resolution options are available:

Resolution Data Rate Suggested Use
1080p (16:9)
1920 x 1080
30 fps
15 Mbps For high quality filming when narrower field of view (127°) is desired.
960p (4:3)
1280 x 960
30 fps
12 Mbps Offers the most vertical viewing area; 4:3 aspect ratio
720p (16:9)
1280 x 720
60 fps
15 Mbps Offers the widest field of view (170°); best for slow motion playback.
720p (16:9)
1280 x 720
30 fps
8 Mbps Ultra wide field of view; best for normal playback.
WVGA (16:9)
848 x 480
60 fps
8 Mbps Wide angle, standard definition video; smaller file size

Still Images: The HD Hero can take 5 megapixel still images (2592 x 1944) manually (single shot) or automatically at different shooting options. You can shoot photos every 2, 5, 10, 30, or 60 seconds. You can also record still photos in a 3-shot burst (in 2 seconds) or using the 10-second self timer.

Storage: The HD Hero records video and still images onto SD and SDHC memory cards (2 GB to 32 GB). No memory is included with the camera, so you will need to obtain an SD/SDHC card prior to recording. For HD video, Class 4 SD cards or higher are recommended. The average recording time capacity of a 32 GB SDHC card is as follows:

  • 1080p (30 fps): 4 hours 21 min

  • 960p (30 fps): 5 hours 26 min

  • 720p (60 fps): 4 hours 21 min

  • 720p (30 fps): 8 hours 9 min

  • WVGA (60 fps): 8 hours 9 min

Battery: The HD Hero is powered by the supplied AHDBT-001 rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery (3.7V, 1100mAh). It has a battery life of approximately 2.5 hours while shooting video. The battery can be charged to 80% capacity in about 2 hours via a computer's USB port (USB cable supplied), or to a full charge in about 4 hours. You can also use a USB-compatible wall or car charger to charge the battery. The battery will charge to 80% capacity in about 1 hour, or to a full charge in about 2 hours.

Auto Power Off: To save battery power, you can set the camera's Auto Power Off feature to turn off the camera in 1, 2, or 5 minutes after the last button was pressed. The Auto Power Off does not function during shooting.

LCD Screen/Red LED: The small (3/4" diagonal) front panel LCD screen provides camera status indications only. It will indicate the shooting mode, resolution, battery status, and setup menu. The camera's red LED will blink to indicate the camera is recording. It can be turned off, if desired, for stealth.

Exposure Control: You can choose between two exposure settings:

  • Center Weighted Average: best for normal outdoor and indoor lighting conditions

  • Spot: used primarily for shooting from inside a car or other dark space, looking out into a brighter outside setting. The exposure is adjusted for the absolute center of the screen.

Upside Down Image: If you need to mount the camera upside down to get the perfect angle for your video or still images, you can set the camera to save the photo upside down so they will appear right side up on your computer or TV.

Connections: The HD Hero has the following connections:

  • USB: Mini-B USB 2.0 (High Speed)

  • A/V: 2.5mm sub-mini jack for composite video and stereo audio output

  • HDTV: 2.5mm sub-mini jack for component video output

Specifications:

  • Image Sensor: 1/2.5" HD CMOS, 2.2µm-sized pixels

  • Light Sensitivity: >1.4 V/lux-sec

  • Dimensions: Width=2.36", Height=1.657", Depth=1.486"

  • Weight: 3.3 ounces including battery; 5.9 ounces including waterproof housing

Replacement Parts: The HD Hero is designed for use in extreme conditions. Should the waterproof housing or the camera lens get scratched or broken, additional housings and replacement lens kits are available from the manufacturer.

System Requirements

Computer Compatibility: The HD Hero camera is compatible with Windows (Me, 2000, XP, Vista, and Windows 7) and Macintosh (OS X v10.2 or later) operating systems.

Requirements for Full HD 1080p and 720p 60 fps Playback
Windows

OS: Windows XP (SP2 or later), Windows Vista, Windows 7

CPU: 3.2 GHz Pentium 4 or later

System RAM: 1 GB or more

Other: Video card with at least 256 MB of RAM
Direct X 9.0c or later

Macintosh

OS: Mac OS X v10.4.11 or later

CPU: 2.0 GHz Intel Core Duo or faster

System RAM: 1 GB or more

Other: Video card with at least 128 MB of RAM
 

Mounting Options

Waterproof Housing: The HD Motorsports Hero comes with a clear, polycarbonate and stainless steel waterproof housing. It has a depth rating of 180 feet. It has two external buttons to allow you to change the camera settings and press the shutter button without removing the camera from the housing. The back door of the housing can be removed and replaced with a non-waterproof back door (supplied). The non-waterproof back door allows more sound to reach the camera's microphone, and is recommended when water damage is not an issue.

Quick Release Mounting: The waterproof housing is mounted to a quick-release buckle that lets you adjust the tilt of the camera. The quick-release slips and locks into any of the supplied mounting bases. Two additional quick release buckles are supplied, including a "J-Hook" buckle for vertical surfaces.

Suction Cup Mounting Base: The HD Motorsports Hero package includes a large (3-1/4" diameter) suction cup mounting base designed to be attached to just about anywhere.

Mounting Bases: The package also includes 3 curved-surface and two flat-surface mounts, each with industrial-grade adhesive, for mounting the camera to a helmet, vehicle, or other smooth surface. A 3-way pivoting side arm assembly lets you position the camera in multiple directions when mounted to the side of a helmet or vehicle. The side arm assembly can also be combined with the suction cup mount for extra versatility.

Optional Mounts: GoPro offers numerous mounts for the HD Hero camera, including a wrist strap, head strap, and chest harness. Other mounts can attach the camera to a bicycle seat post or handlebar, a roll bar, surfboard, helmet, suction cup, or tripod.

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