GoPro Hero 3 Black 2.7K 24fps Cine Test With Leah Petersen Stunt Motorcyclist. 4K & 2.7K Downloads


The strongest attribute of the new GoPro Hero 3 Black is the 2.7K 24fps Protune Cine mode. Chris Collins hooked up this shoot with Leah Petersen. We decided to stick with the 2.7K 24fps Protune rather than drop down to any other resolution. We know what 1080 x 1920 60P looks like and forget about 720 x 1280 120fps. We wanted the best resolution possible. The 4K would have been nice but I do not trust it for anything beyond portraits. I have included a short sample 4K video and a 2.7K video for comparison. The camera did extremely well under the conditions. The Hero 3 lets you manually adjust white balance. We shot this at 5500K. The auto exposure also held up very well. I only slightly tweaked the exposure in the final video. The micro SD’s are a little annoying. I got a little over two hours with a 32GB micro SD. The in camera battery does not last very long. I would say maybe an hour tops. We had two in camera batteries and one new Bac Pac style battery and they all barely lasted a ten hour day with charges in-between locations. We had to use the older LCD Bac Pac to line up shots and that helped drain the batts, hopefully with the new iPhone update they will last a little longer. The new GoPro Hero 3 Black at only $399 is one badass little camera. Enough to make you forget the quirky mounts, annoying beeps and complicated menu system. Here are a few sample videos straight out of the camera to play around with.They are handheld vista shots of the location. Should be good for grading and image stabilization. You may have to download the Cineform Studio and upgrade by contacting them to import the 2.7K files. Please follow up in the comments if you find alternate ways t import into a NLE. Thanks for checking us out!

Check out more of Leah here on her site. Leah Stunts

A big Thanks to Nate Weber for hooking up our new WOC Spin Logo.

Click here to download a sample RAW 4K video.

Click here to download a sample RAW 2.7K 24fps video.

Product Highlights

  • Supports 4K, 2.7K, 1440p & 1080p Video
  • Capture 12, 7 or 5-Megapixel Photos
  • 12-Megapixel Low-Light Image Sensor
  • Wide Angle 6-Element Aspherical Lens
  • Camera Housing Waterproof to 197′ (60 m)
  • Built-In Wi-Fi & GoPro App Ready
  • MicroSD Card Slot & Micro HDMI Output
  • Wi-Fi Remote & Basic Mounts Included
  • Wi-Fi Remote Has 600′ Transmission Range
  • Control Up to 50 Cameras at a Time
Jared Abrams is a cinematographer based in Hollywood, California. After many years as a professional camera assistant he switched over to still photography. About two years ago a new Canon camera changed the way the world sees both motion and still photography. He just happened to be in the right place at the right time.
  • Prower91

    Jared, what’s with all the bling? Kinda look like a sketchy and insecure. Why can’t you just be yourself and stand taller? Lose the hat. Stand proud.

  • Goforjared

    It was cold outside? I always wear rings and bracelets. Thanks for checking it out. :)

  • Wren

    So I downloaded the 2.7K files to test them out with some advanced stabilizing but they’re not 2.7K resolution. They’re ever so slightly larger than 1080p. Is there a reason you resized them?

  • Goforjared

    The files here are exported from Cineform. I’ll upload two RAW files today. You may have to update Cineform to import them into NLE. Let me know how it works for you when they are up.

  • Goforjared

    2.7K and 4K RAW files are up. Let me know if they work for you.

  • Toddwellfilms

    I setup a new sequence in PrPro CS6 with 2704×1440 23.976 and it worked alright. Dragged and dropped the file from the downloads bin. Using a 2.3ghz i7 15″ mpb and previewing at ProRess422 2704×1440 it started to lag a bit after 10 seconds…. I also converted via cineform and had no major issues. Applied warp stabiliser and a bit of three-way colour grading with slightly slower playback. 

  • Goforjared

    Cool. Thanks for the info!

  • Reddvfx

    Weird thing After Effects can’t handle the 4k resolution straight from GoPro.

  • Nilsastrologo

    hi guys! i just purchased this amazing little camera, I used to work with FCP, but i just switched to premiere CS6, Im a mac user, it’s true that i dont need to transcode to proress for editing and color correcting?

  • Daren Rifen

    Just last December I bought my black edition hero 3+ and guess what it is truly amazing and 100 times better than the hero 2 even hero 3 silver. I am really happy what i have. I wrote a review and about gopro silver vs black. I hope that will bring some importance to you before buying gopro.

  • Jeevus

    maybe it’s because he is being himself that’s why he’s wearing what he wants and not conforming to whatever you’d like him too, jeez are you a control freak or what! what a knob-end comment, the guys makes a great video and you whine about his choice (choice) in style, fuckyou! thanks for the video Jared just discovered your site and like it a lot sorry this comment just annoyed me I’ve known people like this vamp my whole life and they suppress and suck people up.

  • Scotview

    Hi, thanks for posting this item. One of my hobbies is videoscoping (mainly of birds). I am interested in capturing jpeg images from video of fast subjects when you often get only one opportunity for that record shot. I currently have a Sony RX100 and use Sony software to grab images from 1080p footage..
    I have downloaded your raw 2.7K and 4K files and have grabbed images from both sets of footage using VLC.
    Interestingly, the image produced from 2.7K pixilates at a lower crop than the 4K. This might seem obvious but it is a really valuable property in relation to grabbed image quality.
    I have attached the grabbed jpeg images from your raw 4K and 2.7K footage.
    UHD video, especially 4K, opens up the prospect of capturing some great quality jpegs from video footage.