4/30/2017 – This post is part of a large release of “DRAFT” entries. Many of these these entries were never finished (and may still not be) or were composed but never published for one reason or another. If you run across one of of these in a strange spot or out of chronological order that may be one reason.
The Hero 4 Black is a very cool little camera with one very big problem. After borrowing my work’s Hero 3 I knew I needed my own GoPro. I picked up the Hero 4 and a few accessories. It does almost exactly what I need. Video quality is great. Audio is so-so. But the biggest problem is this: No screen means you can’t tell exactly what you’re filming. You can set up a wireless network (from the camera) to stream a preview to your phone however the audio then includes a helicopter noise. Absolutely ridiculous and there is no fix for this (it’s fine if you don’t need the audio and admittedly most of the time I don’t stream to my phone). Regardless- a cool little camera that has been a lot of fun. The Hero 5 is out now – with a screen – so I might need to go that direction.