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Old January 21st, 2014, 05:21 PM
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Default Anyone here got a GoPro?

I got a GoPro for Christmas and was hoping someone had some hints and tips.

I plan to use it for my skiing, motorcycling, cycling, flying and even just driving around (cue the Russian driving video). For the flying, I'm already eyeing a microphone attachment for the headset. I already purchased RAM ball mounts for the bike and a RAM suction mount for glass. They're rock solid.
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Old January 21st, 2014, 08:38 PM
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Make sure you have the WiFi remote and spring for the wrist strap...it will save lots of battery power if you have it mounted out of reach (example, on the race car it's mounted on the roll hoop, without the remote I have to turn it on before getting in, so it rolls for 30 mins or so prior to any running...). Spare batteries are cheap. Get the WiFi app for your phone...lets you QA the aim since there's no screen. Keep a handful of anti-fog pouches on hand.

If you got a 3+, the widescreen mode just digitally extends the regular 1080 mode. Looks weird to me so I don't use it.

You can never have too many mounts/hardware.

I also got a small camera bag to keep it all in.

Great piece of gear!

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Old January 21st, 2014, 09:23 PM
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Cool, thanks. Yes, I've got the 3+. I've been playing with the iPhone app and haven't used the remote at all. I plan to be on the mountain on Thursday so I'll have a chance to play with my helmet mount. I'll see about the "superview" 1080 setting and the regular 1080. It might work for skiing but suck for other things. I'll just have to experiment.

Are there any other settings that you have been using that seem to work better than others?

What do you use to edit your video?

What are you using for anti-fog pouches?

Thanks for the tip on the battery. How much life have you been getting?

I'm going to have to modify the clear case to accept the microphone plug for my headset when I fly. Thankfully I have some skills hacking on plastic.

Thanks again for the tips.
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Old January 29th, 2014, 08:23 PM
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I'm thinking about purchasing one of these for my archery set up, It would be really neat to capture my hunts on video. I've seen footage on YouTube where guys are using them and the videos look great.
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Change of heart for me, This is what I'm going with!

http://tactacam.com/videos/
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