GoPro model and mode compatibility:
The Analysis software has been optimised for use with GoPro cameras, however there are many similar cameras on the market which will also be compatible. Synchronising DL1 data and GoPro video has been tested with all models of GoPro camera: Hero, Hero 2, Hero 3 White, Hero 3 Silver and Hero 3 Black.
Video can be synchronised using manual sync or time stamp sync using all of these cameras; however the control cable is only compatible with: Hero, Hero2 and Hero 3 White. Information on connecting the cable to the data logger can be found in the relevant data logger section under the “How do I” section, or by following these links:
DL1 MK3 and DL1 CLUB
DL1 PRO and DL1 WP
If using the control cable the GoPro camera must be set in “1 button mode” so it starts recording when it is turned on by the data logger. To do this you need to use the buttons on the GoPro camera to select this mode. Instructions on how to do this are supplied with the camera or available from the GoPro website in the support section.
We recommend recording at the standard frame rates of 30 FPS for NTSC or 25 FPS for PAL, in either 720p or 1080p resolution. The processed output videos, with data overlays, can not be output at a greater resolution than 1080p. Using higher resolutions or increased frame rates increases the demands on the computer’s resources and may result in slow performance. The increased file sizes also make data handling more difficult, requiring more space and longer file transfer times.
We have successfully tested compatibility with the following GoPro video formats:
4k 15 FPS, 12.5 FPS 4k Cin 12 FPS
2.7k 30 FPS, 25 FPS 2.7k 24 FPS
1440p 48 FPS, 30 FPS, 25 FPS, 24 FPS
1080p 60 FPS, 50 FPS, 48 FPS, 30 FPS, 25 FPS, 24 FPS
960p 100 FPS, 48 FPS
720p 120 FPS, 60 FPS, 50 FPS, 30 FPS, 25 FPS
WVGA 240 FPS, 120 FPS, 60FPS