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Old 27-12-2012, 12:10   #16
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Re: The GoPro & Video Thread

This isn't exactly sailing but while we were anchored in French Polynesia we kiteboarded around the corner from our anchorage and strapped our GoPro to our kite with zip ties. Turned out like this:

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I have the original Hero at the moment and plan to get the Hero3 at some point before I get back on the water. I'm going to buy a few spare mounts which will be useful on board and keep them on the boat.

I have a kite and will by a mount and one day try flying the gopro from it. I am planning to make a mount where I can hoist the gopro up the mast.

This video from last summer was shot mostly using the gopro.

Jessabbe the movie on Vimeo

These are not mine, but were shot using gopros and give some interesting perspectives that you wont be getting from your iphone or dSLR video cameras

using a GoPro on a pole


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Old 28-12-2012, 10:30   #18
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I like the Joby mount * for the ease with which I can move the GoPro around the boat.

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* I have no connection to Joby.
I've seen those in the store but forgot about them. Good tip. Probably also couple wth a tether on teh camera just in case...
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The prop install was pretty cool. Well done with the camera.

The first one should have had "workig at the car wash" as the soundtrack - LOL.

Oh, I am also surprised at the sound quality underwater - I did not expect that.
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I use the GoPro Hero2, Swann lifestyle, RCA Small Wonder and a Cannon Sure Shot for videos. I find using the RCA, Swann and Cannon easiest to use for above water video's. For underwater I find the Swann easier than the GoPro mostly because of the button programming of the GoPro. The Swan has two distinct buttons that allow you to use it for a still shots or video. I find that handy. That said I have done a number of shoots with the GoPro which does take excellent video despite it's quirky programming:
The seagull stealing the camera is hilarious...
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I prefer our GoPro for cockpit shots because of the wide angle.

In our passage diary, most of the cockpit clips are from the GoPro. Sorry I don't have a shorter illustrative clip - this is 30 min long so you'll have to forward until you see a cockpit shot from the passage:

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We've also had great luck zip-tying the camera to our kites while kiteboarding. I'm hoping to get up footage from that on our youtube channel this week. GREAT shots of the lagoons we were kiting in in the S Pacific
Cool video, Livia!
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The seagull stealing the camera is hilarious...
Yeah I get a kick out of it too. But, it's also a reminder not to leave lightweight cameras like the GoPro lying around even for a few seconds. I woke up from a nap this summer and found a big crow hanging out on the floor next to my bunk in the forward cabin. Luckily, he had not been there for long but, like Seagulls they can be pretty brazen too. Good Idea to put your email address on a sticker attached to the camera in case it is pinched by some avian thief.
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Totally not sailing related, but had to post it anyway in case anyone here hasn't seen it yet. GoPro and YouTube are an interesting combo, and People are indeed Awesome...






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Orthopedic doctors must love seeing that video.
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Yeah, but so do I!
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Totally not sailing related, but had to post it anyway in case anyone here hasn't seen it yet. GoPro and YouTube are an interesting combo, and People are indeed Awesome...

Thanks for posting. Turns out a friend of mine is in the video. Two friends were in the world record head down skydiving formation. One of them shows up briefly in the video at 23:42.
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Thanks for posting. Turns out a friend of mine is in the video. Two friends were in the world record head down skydiving formation. One of them shows up briefly in the video at 23:42.



Nice. I found that clip to be totally surreal.
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Nice. I found that clip to be totally surreal.
Me too. Pretty darn cool to be watching a "people are awesome"video and see a friend fly by!
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Thanks for posting. Turns out a friend of mine is in the video. Two friends were in the world record head down skydiving formation. One of them shows up briefly in the video at 23:42.
Wow that video is awesome!
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Re: The GoPro & Video Thread

I have a gopro 3 silver.
I want to use the camera to help me on a bridge crossing.
My experience is that it is very hard to determine if my sailboat will make it under a particular bridge.
While the chart indicates that my 43.5 ft mast will fit easily under a 45' bridge, the fact is that tides, and waves can make an easy transit into a demasting.
I plan to raise my gopro 3+ on the spare halyard and monitor the transit.

Does anyone have a similar experience to share?
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