GoPro Hero 5 Session

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by bill_banwell, Dec 20, 2017.

  1. bill_banwell


    Oct 19, 2002
    Hi Talkbass,

    The reason i purchased this bit of kit was through Janek Gwizdala who highly recommended it on one of his youtube VLOG's, have started filming a few live gigs with it, and the video and sound quality is actually great!

    Anyone else been using the Hero 5 Session?

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  2. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    haven't had the pleasure, but i'm glad you shared this: pretty neat!

    i'd read some online reviews touting the video/audio qualities. neat little gadget.

    nice playing! :thumbsup:
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  3. bill_banwell


    Oct 19, 2002
    I think they are great for the price - sometimes the audio quality can suffer but when on high res video quality setting the mix cuts through nicer!
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  4. bill_banwell


    Oct 19, 2002
    Another clip, same camera, different gig/angle :)

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  5. TedH


    Dec 6, 2014
    Westchester, NY
    I've used one on my headstock, and it can be fun. As for sound, it is only as good as the placement, so it's crap on the headstock. Out front; much better. Best A/V solution I found on the cheap is the Shure Motiv MV88 mic ($120) on my iphone with a $10 movie app (adjusts aperture and exposure). Cheaper than the GoPro. If you have a Session, get a decent Gorilla tripod with the GoPro mount and set it up out front where results will be best.
  6. mbasile

    mbasile Mediocre Bassist of a Year Supporting Member

    Mar 16, 2015
    Austin, Texas
    Or if you have access to the soundboard, hook up a recorder like the Zoom H4N and sync the audio/video later.
  7. bill_banwell


    Oct 19, 2002
    I've managed to get a pretty good audio reference from having it on the headstock, I think its hit or miss to your general onstage sound!

    I have a Zoom Q2N, need to start using it soon, the sound quality is meant to be miles better than the GoPro, its just a little bit more to hassle to setup and download media.
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  8. Alik


    Apr 13, 2013
    El Paso, TX
    The newer models by Zoom are way better than GoPro - the Zoom q4n and the q8. The last one has two little mics for stereo sound recording (4 track audio). Btw, they're cheaper too.
  9. bill_banwell


    Oct 19, 2002
    Oh awesome! would be cool if they had an app? like the GoPro, just makes transferring files easier without a laptop!
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