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Old 03 November 2015, 03:51   #1
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Go-Pro Hero4 on rib?

There must be a few people on here using Go-pro's on their ribs.
I have one coming from Amazon this week, just wondered how folks attach them to their boats and what results are you all getting?
I was thinking, using the short hand hold stick and maybe strapping that to the A- frame. Any ideas and tips would be welcome. I am not sure if some of the available mounts would be strong enough to last long with a bit of spirited driving
I have bought the remote too as i thought that would be handy.

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Loads of fun, I use iMovie to edit and use a lanyard just incase a mount fails.

Also buy the little anti fog things to stop the lens from misting up
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........maybe strapping that to the A- frame. Any ideas and tips would be welcome........
If the fixing to the "A" frame isn't solid & I mean SOLID, you will get vibration appearing in the picture, especially when you "clunk" into gear. You will also get hours of video of the backs of peoples heads, which can get a tad tedious. People are starting to get more imaginative now, using poles & drones etc. If you have a windscreen with a grab rail around it, try mounting the camera there. You can then move it around & vary the shots & it makes it easier to film the unexpected dolphin/whale/boat crash etc. There is also less engine vibration at the console.
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If the fixing to the "A" frame isn't solid & I mean SOLID, you will get vibration appearing in the picture, especially when you "clunk" into gear. You will also get hours of video of the backs of peoples heads, which can get a tad tedious. People are starting to get more imaginative now, using poles & drones etc. If you have a windscreen with a grab rail around it, try mounting the camera there. You can then move it around & vary the shots & it makes it easier to film the unexpected dolphin/whale/boat crash etc. There is also less engine vibration at the console.
I think mostly i would like it to film me fishing, at the moment i have to try and hold a fish with one hand and take a picture with the other when i get one. Not always a good idea when anywhere near the Portland race Hopefully with the go-pro and remote i can quickly turn it on to record me landing and posing with it.
I can see the "backs of peoples heads" would be a bit boring, hopefully move the go-pro to the front now and then, it just might end up a bit low down on the console to get any decent footage.
Can't wait to get started with it. Will have to see what the mounting options are.
Anyone have any tips on mounts that work well?

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Loads of fun, I use iMovie to edit and use a lanyard just incase a mount fails.

Also buy the little anti fog things to stop the lens from misting up
I was wondering about any editing, i will have a look at iMovie.
Definately want to use a lanyard, don't fancy looking back at the camera after a bit of a blast to see just a bit of broken mount sitting there.
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I used a friends gopro with a rubber sucker pad mount onto the windscreen. The results were a good steady image with no undue vibration. The wide angle lens made the sea look disappointingly flat though.

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I use mine on the rail round my console using their bike mount. Perfect. Nil vibration at all.
In fact it's so solid that when playing back it looks like you're using a screen backdrop!

Sks good for moving around by hand to view any goings on.
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I use mine on the rail round my console using their bike mount. Perfect. Nil vibration at all.
In fact it's so solid that when playing back it looks like you're using a screen backdrop!

Sks good for moving around by hand to view any goings on.

Yup hand rail on the console is best using the A frame is a PTA get some decent ram mounts Click image for larger version

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I have GoPro Hero 4 and use the sticky pad on the a frame and Samson post which has a flat top. I also bought the clap which is very good for clapping it to the grab rail around the windscreen.
Do not use anything else.

I use the Go Pro editing program which is easy to use. This you can down load from the Go Pro web site.

Get some spare batteries but only the original ones as anything else will not last long.

Have fun and enjoy it.
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