GoPro HD Hero 2 120 fps Slow Motion Test

I just got the new GoPro HD Hero 2 and I couldn’t wait to try capturing some slow motion footage using the 120fps record mode. Here’s an example of what I got. I’ve also figured out how to get true slow motion from the GoPro, without dropping any frames, using iMovie. I am considering putting together a tutorial on the workflow. Please comment if you have an interest in seeing this.



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9 Responses to GoPro HD Hero 2 120 fps Slow Motion Test

  1. Paddy says:

    Hi, I set my hero 2 to record in 960-48 mode as recommended in the pro tips in the manual if wearing on a helmet and for skiing, it has all come out in slow motion, can you seed it up to real time?

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  3. Jaka Skorjanc says:

    Hi, I am also very inteested on tutorial, thanks for posting.

  4. Chris Sumner says:

    Hi Mate,

    i wold also love to see the tutorial

    just found out my mrs has bought me the hero2 for xmas, so looking forward to getting my hands on it

    please please please do a tutorial

    cheers for your time


  5. Daniel Lewis says:

    Buffer thanks so much for this! You got me going in the right direction. I don’t have FCP or express so I went forward and tried out IMovie 11 (9.0.4)… The first obstacle I hit was the time it took to import, so I sliced it down to just a 1 sec clip until I learned the process. The next was that IMovie doesn’t appear to allow frames as a unit of measure, so the most granual I could get was 0:05 sec which gave me choppy output. The 3rd issue came when I tried to speed it back up for a smoother result. It doesn’t allow you to create any sort of composite clip so I was unsuccessful with that… Turns out, after some weeks of trial and error, I was able to find a free solution with the old version of Quicktime (7.6.6). Once I process with mpeg stream clip, I feed it to QT7 then export it as a clip (all frames intact), then IMovie loves it. Thanks so much for your help to get me rollin. Love my Hero2 now!

  6. Tim Riding says:

    Hello, I would greatly appreciate a tutorial detailing how to utilise iMovie 11 together with my GoPro Hero2, to create slow-motion effects. I’m new to video editing so any and every morsel of help would truly be appreciated.



    btw, the youtube voice is very chilled : )

    • Buffer says:

      Everything is the same up until opening Final Cut. Instead, open iPhoto and drop the folder of jpegs in. this creates an event. Open iMovie and under File / Project Properties, set your frame rate to 30fps, photo placement to 1 second, and most important, change “Ken Burns Effect” to “Fit to Frame”. Then click on the camera icon. center left of screen, choose iPhoto / Events. Grab your whole event and move it into the upper right square. It will take awhile to process. When done, click on the little “gear” symbol on one of the photos and choose adjust. Change display time to .01 and check “apply to all”. I did this from memory, but it should work. Let me know if you have any problems.

  7. Maarten says:

    Please show us how you did this in Imovie!

  8. jk says:

    Yes, I’d love to see a tutorial on how to do slow-mo w/ iMovie. I’ve got the new Hero2 and have been searching the web for a tutorial.

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