You may remember i did a blog about outputting from the Go Pro Hero 3 to a Ninja2? It was hampered by the ProTune restriction which meant you could only shoot in non-ProTune mode.
Well, the update from Go Pro means that you can now output full 1080p ProTune from the HDMI live.... which is great! But... it means your Go Pro needs to be attached to a Ninja. That kinda scuppers a lot of the portability of it.
But...there is a solution and it also gets around having to carry too many SDHC cards around on set.
1. Shoot with the Go Pro Hero 3 on it's own in ProTune mode...
2. Connect the Go Pro to the Ninja with a HDMI cable
3. Play the recorded footage out of the Go Pro and record it to the Ninja in Pro Res HQ loveliness....
4. Format the SDHC card and record some more....
Easy! Now you get all the advantages of the Ninja and the Go Pro, without hampering either.
It works... i did this for shooting crazy car footage on 'Seven Cases'.
Big thanks to Jon Atkinson for his brainwave on this one.