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Old 06 March 2012, 11:48   #221
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By the time you add waterproof case and mounts to the Muvi its as expensive as the GoPro
The screen is extra for the GoPro if you're comparing like for like, and then there's the remote which is mighty handy - no fiddling with knobs then
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Second Go and advice

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Here is my second attempt on more of a rougher day (for a little rib anyway) with a touch of the slow motion. (Nice Grin). Now you can see i've tried a different angle taken from the vhf pole. I like the angle but I dont like the wobble. The pole basically wobbles with the vibrations and the waves. If i were to get a thicker pole and secure it with bolts rather than screws do you think this would loose the wobble???.

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Looks good and very impressive with that bashing.
I put two strained lines on a alu pole and that helped a lot.
This is a pic from a video, don't look at the quality.
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Just been trying out my new camera mount - cheap and cheerful but seem to do the job.eBay - The UK's Online Marketplace

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=rkob4-qhto4

less happy with the quality of pics from the camera supposedly records at 1280x720 @30 fps. But doesn't look particularly sharp to me and is grainy. Taken on a Pentax Option W90 waterproof compact cam. Doesn't look as good quality as my previous cam that I lost :-( a Panasonic DMC-FT1 - these vids were taken with it:



so is it time to go for a GoPro or even back to a DMC-FT4?

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do you not believe in lifejackets?
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do you not believe in lifejackets?
Yes, of course I do! Lifejackets are of course worn in more demanding circumstances. But I reserve the right to choose one's own destiny. Risk is part of life, the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing! We now live in a 'cotton wool' society which seems to remove experience and deprive us of making our own judged assessments.
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that of course is your choice, but do you not feel any sense of responsibility towards those in the donut - who are highly likely to end up in the water?
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that of course is your choice
No, choosing one's own "destiny" is not actually a right of choice. We don't "allow" suicide, for example, and the old LJ debate will be gone in another 5 years (IMO), gone without trace, the same way the sad old car seatbelt debate, the diving ABLJ/Stabjacket debate and the airbag debate vanished.

I for one am well tired of this nonsense about putting on a LJ "when it gets rough". It's a load of bollox. Far too many people drown beside their boats in calm water. As someone who has had to search seabeds and coastlines for a stinking crab riddled corpse, I can attest to the fact that getting a body bag for a "closed coffin" funeral is a price that no family should have to pay for someone's danger buzz.

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My pole question......???? No soapbox for me just advice sought.

Thanks for lines idea.

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My pole question......????
I would think any pole of any wall thickness, diameter or material - unless you go extreme - is going to be vulnerable to resonance when we're in camera shake territory. An A frame clearly has the advantage of stiffness through bracing that a single pole doesn't.

You can try bracing the pole but unless it's substantial and connects to the pole at or near the top, I think you'll be struggling.

How about a head cam? There's been some good head cam postings on here.
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How about a head cam? There's been some good head cam postings on here.
Cheers Leapy, i think you could be right on that one. A head strap it is. Look like a tw%t but get good vids.

Ps for my soapbox bit -------, for what its worth, i always wear a lifejacket and having seen someone slip on the harbour wall into the water next to their boat on a nice summers day last year and be taken by cold water shock almost immediately its not worth not wearing one. it was just luck we saw it and pulled him out. Some people never learn
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