raysrule81: hey, i got my gopro hero 3 black edition a few days ago and was very disapointed. I turned on the 2.7k mode and expected it to be amazing. But since I use a Windows computer, I use Windows Media Player to play my videos. This built in software never failed me in the bast with my Gopro hero 2 a while ago. but now it does. Whenever i take a 2.7k video on the hero 3 and then watch it through Windows Media Player, it is VERY choppy and it doesnt play the audio! this if recording at 30 FPS but its acting like its playing at 10 FPS. Videos play perfectly on 1080p 30 FPS with no chopiness and it also plays the audio with the video. Why is it that when i record at 2.7k 30 FPS it looks EXTREMELY choppy and theres no audio? Is it because Windows Media Player can't handle the file???? Even in GOPRO CINEFORM STUDIO and WINDOWS MOVIE MAKER can't handle the file and makes it choppy! PLEASE help as i think im the only one with this problem and i need to record with it ASAP to shoot stuff. HELP.
I haven't used the Hero3 just yet but I have noticed when shooting with ProTune on my Hero2 my computer has a hard time playing back this format since the bitrate is much higher. Your best bet is to render this video in your editor at a different size/bitrate. In a digital workflow most people like to use ProRes HQ and then maybe re-import into the project. It's a bit of a hack and I've done this before. It's getting time for some hardware upgrades again.