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ozzybmx

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I saw $599AUD with 12 month subscription on their site while I was cancelling my sub.
It was $749au for the camera only first thing this morning :oops:

... and $699 for the bundle with subscription.

Now camera only with subscription for $599.

Might hold on a few days to see if it drops again.
 
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ozzybmx

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Click this link, it still displays $749 for a split second, then jumps to $599. Or refresh the page.


Also $749 at JB HiFi.

 

ozzybmx

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Part 1.

So I updated my Hero 9 with the latest firmware 3 weeks ago (ready to sell to buy the Hero 10) and the rear screen started flickering... dont know if it was coincidental.

GoPro's shitty customer service helpline only opens at 11pm Au time, so I was palmed off on 2 occasions with promises of my case being resolved, not so bad on nighshift. This dragged it out by 3-4 days on each occasion as I was waiting on someone getting back to me.

3th time I didnt take any vague shit, even made the bloke stay taking to me till the return email arrived in my inbox. So returned it to NSW on Saturday, Express, they got it Monday morning and have sent me a new one Wednesday, which is good.

That will be sold when it arrives.

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Part 2

So with the new Hero 9 replacement on the way, I figured it was time to buy the Hero 10.

Its $599 online with GoPro subscription, memory card and free express ship.

I get right through to checkout with PayPal and it says $529au... ok no billing for the GoPro plus subscription.

Straight away I get the confirmation of $529 paid and another from GoPro confirming GoPro + Subscription.

So this doesn't surprise me as GoPro... for a tech company, they are billing and website functionality retards.

I had order/billing issues with the hero 8 which resulted in them sending me a 25% off discount voucher.

All in all, yes they were a bit of a pain to deal with over the last 2 weeks, seems all I had to do was be a bit more forceful for an immediate resolution.

They are replacing the 9 and I have gone back for another camera... maybe like a whack-a-mole, just doesn't learn.

Good deal at $529 :p

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ozzybmx

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I've been using my Hero 10 on every ride since getting it as nailing down a decent set of settings has been a little bit harder than usual.

Instead of just GoPro-Flat colour, there is Flat-Natural-Vibrant. Also my old favourite 30fps looks a bit off so I have been experimenting with 50fps.

The Natural colour setting looks a bit rich and the flat doesn't looks as flat as the Hero9. The EV Comp is probably the most important setting as the GoPro overexposes everything, so -1 for sunny and -0.5 for overcast days.

Hypersmooth standard works very well, only need it on boost for really rough tracks.

Watched a few videos where vloggers say to shoot in Low sharpness but it looks like a blur.

5.3K looks awesome but decent 4K is plenty for what I want.

Here is the current hot list of settings for MTB so far.

RES-FPS : 4K 50fps
Lens : SuperView
Hypersmooth : Standard
Bitrate : High
Shutter : Auto
EV Comp : -1
White Balance : 5500k
Iso Min : 100
Iso Max : 200
Sharpness : Med
Colour : Flat
Wind : Auto

Both these are UNLISTED videos.
Only uploaded to see how they turned out on YouTube.

They look good in 4K if you can stream it. Currently in my house there is 3 x phones and 2 x Netflix sucking me down :rolleyes:


The sun flickering on the lens didnt upset the colour and bleach the whites... which was good.

 

ozzybmx

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Anyone had the original chest mount and 'upgraded' to the new padded pro chesty ?

Mine is circa 2011'ish, slippy plastic on the back.

Any others I should consider ?

Cheers
 

Ezkaton

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Anyone had the original chest mount and 'upgraded' to the new padded pro chesty ?

Mine is circa 2011'ish, slippy plastic on the back.

Any others I should consider ?

Cheers
I bought the new padded one when I grabbed the GoPro Max a couple months back. Don't really notice any difference in terms of comfort or footage, but it seems nicely made? Haha.
 

ozzybmx

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I bought the new padded one when I grabbed the GoPro Max a couple months back. Don't really notice any difference in terms of comfort or footage, but it seems nicely made? Haha.
Birthday approaching, boys are getting me a V2 Chesty and a Wolftooth B-rad tool holder :)
 

carpetrunner

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most of us wear a pack or camelback - I usually use an endura MT500 pack with a back protector.
A pack harness and a chesty is bordering on bondage - not keen.

Is there a chest harness that integrates into a pack harness to avoid the straps on straps on straps?

- carpetrunner
 

beeb

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most of us wear a pack or camelback - I usually use an endura MT500 pack with a back protector.
A pack harness and a chesty is bordering on bondage - not keen.

Is there a chest harness that integrates into a pack harness to avoid the straps on straps on straps?

- carpetrunner
USWE do a latch replacement kit that incorporates a GoPro mount. Works quite well. I rarely use my GoPro, but leave the GoPro plate & latch kit installed all the time as I actually find it more comfortable due to the width and height of the chest plate compared to just the straps and latch.

Wasn't easy to get one last time I looked, and might only work with their smaller packs - I haven't checked all the details. But still, works well if you can find one.

 
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