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Old 10 August 2016, 14:03   #1
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gopro on A frame?

hey peeps,

looking to move my camera for a change to my A frame but unsure if vibration is a problem generally on them as i don't want to buy a roll cage mount and leave it in the box.

anyone else fitted one and got good footage from it and what mount/s used?

i have an action camera with gyro stabilisation (not a gopro but same idea) but obviously better if don't use it as it softens the image whilst stabilising.

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Old 10 August 2016, 14:23   #2
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I've got my go pro stuck up on top of the a frame and it works pretty good no vibration issues just a bit of fogging up every now and then
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I've got a Garmin Virb with their dedicated mount fitted on the top of the A-frame. There is a little bit of vibration but really nothing I consider detrimental to the footage. The wider the lens angle the less apparent it is too.

This was shot last week in slightly choppy conditions starting out at well over 40kts. If you watch the seat backs you can see the vibration induced relative to the A-frame. However, unless you go looking for it there is so much bouncing around anyway that it isn't noticeable IMV.

For some reason the first replay of this on Youtube just now came up fuzzy but was fine second time around. The stats on the right hand side should be pin-sharp.
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I have a mount on my A-frame and normal Criuseing vibration is not a problem...(flat bed mount screwed to Top of Frame on he flat bit which the Camera clips into...gives good view. Of Boat and Crew....I would say the footage can be a bit "one dimensional" pluss I've lost good footage in the Rough Stuff when Wave Jumping because what I thought was a really tight adjustable arm on the Camera case wasn't able to stand the Forces incurred and bent over...

Vary the shots and angles and do some hand held would be my advice...only trouble is...when it's REALLY knarly you AND the Crew need all your Hands!...and...if the Camera flips...you won't even care!
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I would say the footage can be a bit "one dimensional"
^ yeah. Unless something bad happens!

Someone very kindly gave me a Go-Pro clone in February and I haven't used it yet. The bow on footage leaves me cold.
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The idea is to get some more variety yeah, bit of windscreen, a frame, out side, drone.

I will order a roll cage mount then since you guys seem okay with it on frame.

Does anyone know the diameter of the ribcraft A frame per chance? Failing that will go measure at weekend.

Maximus- i have to admit when i came back from ireland the camera barely moved in the gimbal i have although i do not use my gopro anymore, i bought a git2 as much better camera and has gyro stabilsation in it, good bit lighter too! Gopro dropped a real clanger not releasing cameras for years, the cheaper ones are better equiped.
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Having the GoPro or cheap copy of one on the A frame is well boring just seeing the back of your heads wobbling about.
In hand or on the console hand rail works for me.
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Having the GoPro or cheap copy of one on the A frame is well boring just seeing the back of your heads wobbling about.
In hand or on the console hand rail works for me.


Would agree with you Mick


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I guess on a rib where you put the camera reliably is limited but I bought video editing stuff (adobe) so I will give it a go. Although imagination is probably more important than the software so I am beat before I press record
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I guess on a rib where you put the camera reliably is limited but I bought video editing stuff (adobe) so I will give it a go. Although imagination is probably more important than the software so I am beat before I press record

You have got the Scenery to help balance it out though...at least when the weather plays Ball!
I see the Crinnan Canal has been closed because of excess rainfall of late?
Hopfully all be rained out by the the time we arrive!
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