Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Product Review: GoPro Heavy Metal Test

On November 6th I went to see Anthrax Testament and Death Angel at the Fillmore in Silver Spring. I did this for a few reasons: I haven't seen Anthrax since the early 90's, I was able to stop by and purchase the tickets from my bike on the commute home, and they were playing less than a mile from my house.

This show was also a good opportunity to test out my GoPro Hero in a new environment. I've tested it is rain, snow, and even Pennsyltucky but until now I never knew how well it could stand the skull pounding fury of heavy metal.

To illustrate how times have changed I didn't have to stow the gopro in my ass to get it into the show. Since most people have nicer cameras on their phones most venues disregard little awesome cameras like mine.

The sound quality was ok which is much better than I expected. The first video is sans case and it sounds much more tinny than the next one which has the case on. You be the judge on which sounds better. Without the case the sound is very tinny but with the case it's a little muffled. At any rate it sounds pretty good for a little tiny mic on a little tiny camera.

No Case:


I think I like the wide angle better in this experiment. I thought the regular view would give me better picture quality but it doesn't seem to be the case.

In any case the camera worked pretty well and Anthrax was awesome, even though they only played one song off their most successful album...


Johnson said...

That's the weakest pit I've ever seen.
Look like a bunch of guys hugging each other.

Cycle Jerk said...

You have to remember Johnson, Anthrax were at their prime in the early 90s so most of that crowd are old now and their bones have hardened. Medicare isn't what it once was.