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Old 14 December 2011, 04:24   #41
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Another GoPro here, mine has been quite badly abused and is still like new, in the video below it was being used without the housing.

If you watch Top Gear, Gadget Show, Red Bull F1 team or anything where they need to stick a camera in an awkward or vulnerable place they all use GoPros.

The only down side is the convex lens on the housing, great if you're surfing as it clears the water brilliantly but not so good at focusing if you want to take it diving.

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Old 14 December 2011, 04:26   #42
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Christmas is coming, those wonderful people at HM Revenue and Customs have sent me a nice little cheque, and I have been inspired by Mr Whisper
So, I know very little about video cameras, but I know that I want something that I can use on the RIB. I have seen good things about the GoPro HD, and I now see that there is a GoPro HD2 I think it is. Would I be making a smart move putting my money into one of these? Is there a suitable mounting for use on the A frame etc. Are they rugged? Anyone any experience of this latest model? Shoud I be considering anything else? As always, your thoughts appreciated
I have got one for my son you can buy extra attachments they also used them on I am a celebrity .
HD and 1080P is what you want for pic quality .
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Old 14 December 2011, 08:47   #43
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another vote for goPro, the word is they even survive seasheperd campaigns ;-) - The 1080 and Hero2 have more possibilties for bigger batteries and this new hero2 also has a remote which sounds handy ;-). If damage it is also easier to repair (for example replacable lenses for the casing)
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Old 14 December 2011, 17:25   #44
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new hero2 also has a remote which sounds handy ;-)
Remote not available till February 2012
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Old 05 January 2012, 09:09   #45
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How is everyone mounting these on the A frames?
There only seems to be sticky pads available and I don't trust this for bouncing around on the back of a RIB. I can't find any mounts that can be screwed or bolted on, what are others using to mount onto the boat?
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How is everyone mounting these on the A frames?
There only seems to be sticky pads available and I don't trust this for bouncing around on the back of a RIB. I can't find any mounts that can be screwed or bolted on, what are others using to mount onto the boat?
I started off with the sticky pads and a lanyard, just in case, like. One on the console, one on the flat plate atop the A frame.

Rest assured, the sticky pads are like sh!t to a blanket to the point where I've given up with the lanyard as it was a pain to fit tightly and if it wasn't fitted tightly it thrashed around at speed and screwed up the audio recording.

GoPro now sell a foam device that sticks onto the camera housing...if the camera does fall off, at least it floats. Just as long as you know where

They also sell a roll bar mount - as in race car roll cages - that is a U-bolt type device that mechanically attaches to A frame tubing. It comes in several sizes...if you go that route check the dimensions on the Go Pro website first or talk to the guys at DogCamSport - they're very helpful
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How is everyone mounting these on the A frames?
These guys Linky sell similar cameras to the GoPro but with a screen and a remote control - they also sell a good variety of mounts which use exactly the same system as GoPro - handy that!
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Cookee's post reminds me...the last time I saw his latest boat it had a GoPro self adhered to the roof...if it's good enough for that, then...
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Cookee's post reminds me...the last time I saw his latest boat it had a GoPro self adhered to the roof...if it's good enough for that, then...
And it stayed up there as well! http://youtu.be/5OJ03c7PvOs
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Old 05 January 2012, 10:55   #50
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modified cycle light brackets, no way will sticky pads cut it - no way

even arrangement of jubiliee clips make it doable
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