If your budget's around $500, (Gopro black) then I would say ditch the idea of a gopro and get a decent camcorder. If you want videos that look like most top-rated edits on here, you'll have to up your budget substantially. I recommend the Canon VIXIA range, anything from those in your price range will do you good.
Hello future me,
I had no expectations for you. So anything you have done is a plus for both of us. Good job!
For me, fuck style. i'm just trying not to land upside down.
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