The Standard Definition HERO cameras are compatible with Windows AND Mac operating systems. You can use with Windows ME/2000/XP/Vista and Mac OS 9.1 or later.
If you are using the Standard Definition HERO camera, and are getting no sound when you playback your videos on Windows Vista, this will be due to an issue with Vista. You'll want to be sure to update to the most recent Service Pack. You can go to www.Microsoft.com and download Windows Vista Service Pack 1 and that should fix the sound issue. Windows Vista Service Pack 1: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/935791
The Standard Definition HERO camera records in motion-jpeg AVI format.
You can safely take the Standard Definition HERO camera down to 100 feet underwater when it is in the Wrist HERO Housing or the Quick-release Housing.
Shortened recording times typically come down to the batteries that you're using. We only recommend using NiMH rechargeable batteries OR Energizer Lithium batteries to get the best performance and longest battery life. In the cold, use only Lithium batteries as those are not as affected by cold temperatures. The Lithium batteries are not rechargeable however which makes the NiMH good to have in your battery arsenal. Alkaline batteries are not ideal for digital cameras especially for video mode. Alkaline tend to have voltage drops which can cause the camera to go...
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The Standard Definition HERO camera records video at 512×384 at 30 frames per second.
The Standard Definition HERO cameras run on 2 AAA batteries. We highly suggest using ENERGIZER LITHIUM or ENERGIZER Rechargeable NiMH (900 or higher mAh) batteries to get the best performance.