Thomas is going on a long trip and wants to document it. Should he get a GoPro? Leo says that he can, but the iPhone is really fantastic for shooting now. How does he backup all that video data? Leo says the best option is iCloud, when he's on the road. 200GB only costs about a buck a month. The advantage is that he doesn't have to think about it, it's automatic. And he can set it to backup only when he has Wi-Fi. Leo took the best pictures on his last trip with his smartphone.
Alan is a private pilot and would like to mount cameras on his plane and record. Leo says that's a perfect use for GoPro cameras. They're wide angle, small, and he can mount them just about anywhere. Yi Action Cameras are a competitor of GoPro, and are more affordable. Alan should check out the Mr. Aviation 101 YouTube Channel. They have a few videos on what equipment they use.
Jim is looking at getting a cheap action camera because GoPros are too expensive. Leo says he likes the Yi Action Camera. The reviews on the Akaso Action Cameras are remarkable. At half the price, it could be a great bargain. No wonder GoPro is struggling. There's plenty of competitors doing the same thing for less.
Carlos has an iPhone 6 and a GoPro camera. He wants to be able to upload photos from both devices to his iCloud Photo Library and his Google Photos library. Leo says that's easy with the GoPro app on the iPhone. Then he can save them to his camera roll and upload it to iCloud. Then he can use the Google Photos app to upload all of them. The other option is to plug the microSD card into his computer and upload them that way.
Jack wants to start a vlog on motocycles. He bought a GoPro Session for it, but he can't record audio to it. So he's looking for an external recorder that he can sync to. Leo says his smartphone will work for that. He could get the Rode Reporter and Rode Rec app. All he'll need at that point is to get an external mic with adapter for the phone.
Ian would like to record himself during the day. He was thinking of using a used Google Glass. Leo says to be careful of that because Google Glass is tied to a Google account and he may end up not being able to use it. One solution is the Narrative Clip, which will record every 30 seconds and he'd wear it around his neck. He can find it at GetNarrative.com. It has an 8MP camera and can record HD video. It costs $199.
Tommy wants to know if he could waterproof a phone and bring it into the water and use it as a camera. Leo says that there are water resistant phones, but he'd have to really understand what that means. IP ratings will tell just how water resistant it is based on 30 minutes in 1 1/2 meter of water. But that's in ideal conditions, too.
John recently bought a GoPro Hero 4 Silver and uses it in his motor home. He wants to know the best way to edit that footage. Leo says that Microsoft has a free movie editor called Windows Movie Maker. It's OK, but not great and rather limited. GoPro has GoPro Studio that is also free as well.
Shell is looking at the GoPro Hero 4 and wonders what the difference is between the silver and the black edition. Which one should she buy? Leo says that the black model does 30fps 4K video. It's the fastest. There are other features as well. The silver offers an LCD screen, which the black doesn't. So it really comes down to what Shell wants.
Here's a chart to give her a breakdown of all the differences of GoPro cameras and the prices for each.
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