Want to show your friends what it looks like from your point of view as you ski down the slopes? Or swim at the Dow? Or perform a dance routine? The library now has two GoPro Hero cameras available for checkout. These rugged, waterproof cameras have several shooting modes, including 1080pixel/30 frames-per-second video, 5 shots per second Burst Photo, and a time-lapse setting. All images are recorded on a 16GB microSD card. The library will supply the card or you can use your own (up to 32GB). Once you are done filming, you then upload the files to your computer to compile your video. If you have not used video editing software you can come to the TechLab and they will show you how to use iMovie. If you prefer to learn on your own, you can come to the TechLab and view any of the thousands of video training tutorials available through Lynda.com.
Along with the cameras, there are several different styles of mounts that can also be checked out. These include a floating hand grip, chest mount harness, and 3-way grip/arm/tripod. The cameras and mounts are all available at the Media Desk on the 2nd floor of the library and can be checked out for 3 days at a time. Watch the video created by TechLab Assistant Michael Barrows featuring various filming modes and camera mounts using the GoPro Hero camera.