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01-25-2013 03:22 PM  4 years agoPost 1
tedpretty

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I started a small aerial photography business with my F550 & GoPro Hero 2. I'm not a "professional" in the sense of top quality. However, if someone wants an aerial shot & don't mind the fisheye effect, they hire me. I save them money and manage to make a few hundred bucks a month. That said, I am getting sick of the fisheye. It has cost me some clients. I now have two choices:

1. Find a good post software program to correct the fisheye on a mac.

or

2. Find a small camera with time lapse & a video/image out port to send the live signal back to the receiver.

So far I have not found either solution...

I know some will read this and turn their nose up because I use a GoPro. Whatever. I also know some will say get a bigger platform to support a Sony Nex or other camera to do the job right. I understand this.

I'm just trying to find the best option for what I have at this time. Maybe there is no solution..that is what I'm trying to investigate.

Thank you in advance..

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01-25-2013 03:59 PM  4 years agoPost 2
R Hudson

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There are aftermarket lens kits for the GoPro that help correct for fisheye.

Sunex makes a lens for GoPro that is said to correct for this:

http://www.optics-online.com/

Or there's this but I haven't tried it:

http://www.crumplepop.com/fisheyefixer/

Do you have Photoshop? Photoshop has lens correction tools.

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01-25-2013 04:07 PM  4 years agoPost 3
R Hudson

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FYI your F550 will lift a NEX5 camera no problem just so you know. You don't necessarily need a bigger hexa to carry something larger than a GoPro. For now though, try a trial of crumplepop first to see if that works ok. If not you may look into the Sunex. Long-term you are probably going to want to upgrade cameras though so you don't have to turn down clients.

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01-27-2013 09:06 AM  4 years agoPost 4
plantone

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Check this out i have the same problem but i have just downloaded the demo version to play with and make some profiles for the go pro 3 on 720 also do a google search for virtual dub they also have software and motion 5 if you are a mac person will find some info about motion 5 on you tub. i hope these help i have spent hrs looking for stuff like this.

Wayne

http://www.prodad.com/home/products...6449,l-us.xhtml

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06-08-2013 09:00 PM  4 years agoPost 5
fla heli boy

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thanks guys. I'm going to start the easy way with a Go Pro at first. That software looks like the dealio.

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06-14-2013 09:22 PM  4 years agoPost 6
rilopez825

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which Gopro do you have. I have the Hero 3 and you can reduce the amount of fish eye medium or narrow. Its still there but hardly noticeable. you do have to do an update.

Richard

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06-14-2013 10:31 PM  4 years agoPost 7
Heli143

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Thanks also for that info as I am also going to use my GoPro for aerial photography and video.

Although my use will be only for personal enjoyment, i think it will be much nicer without the fisheye effect.

Roy Mayoral

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