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Old 27 June 2012, 10:50   #21
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ohh i think it was on the wide angle setting. there great fun! if your ever down swanage gimme a shout and ill try get you on it!
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If anyone needs any bits for the gopro check out B&H in New York, I get all my stuff there gopro | B&H Photo Video If I can be of help, prices you see are what you pay as P&P within the US is free. The LCD bacpac looks cheap there but not available until the 10th July which is fine. PM me for more details
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Old 27 June 2012, 15:47   #23
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I have been fiddling with the new toy, it all seems very nicely made and the images are very clear and sharp. The wifi is going to be headache to set up, there are lots of You Tube videos about it. Problem now is that I have to upgrade my Mac OS before I can download the GoPro software to be able to upgrade the firmware on the camera and the 2 wi fi components. Nothing is easy!!
i have downloaded and printed off the instruction manuals, as my eyes aren't good enough to read the miniscule manuals that come with it. The wifi instructions are black pages with white writing, so have now run out of black ink....

The upside is that I plugged the camera in to see what had recorded and i-photo opened up and displayed everything without a hitch.
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I've got a Contour GPS camera with the Wifi card, what they don't really tell you is that you cannot use the Wifi for viewing on say your iPad or iPhone when recording, only when on standby, is the GoPro the same?
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The app hasn't been released yet, but my understanding is that it will display what you are filming in real time and you will be able to control the camera from your i pad et al.
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OK, but be warned the 'Contour' WILL NOT relay the info when recording which I though was a bit pointless, so unless you want to stick it in the ladies toilets it a bit of a nonsense
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ohh i think it was on the wide angle setting. there great fun! if your ever down swanage gimme a shout and ill try get you on it!
Thanks for the offer, I have always fancied having a thrash on one. Jamie Stickler is local to me at Hayling Island, Do you know him?
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Thanks for the offer, I have always fancied having a thrash on one. Jamie Stickler is local to me at Hayling Island, Do you know him?
your more than welcome! no i dont sorry
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The wifi is going to be headache to set up
No reason why it should be...it's plug and play as it's already set up. The remote and WiFi bacpac are pre-configured by GoPro as a pair, so just attach the bacpac to your camera and away you go

Know what you mean about the instruction manual However, the bacpac comes with a cd so you can load the manual to your computer as a pdf and view it there. Or, you can download it from the GoPro website/support

PS: Why would you not keep your Mac OS up to date?
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I have got several Macs and in the past when I have updated software on one it has upset its relationship with the others (Jealousy I expect) and I then have problems getting them to work together. So whilst everything is working ok, I haven't bothered to change anything.
Got to go out and but a copy of Snow Leopard now so I can then upgrade to Lion. Why isn't it downloadable?? I have seen links that apparently get you a free copy, but I don't want anything dodgy, if it all goes tits up, I might need to talk to Apple for solutions and don't want anything dodgy on there.
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As for water on the lens, for years on my Sunglasss, I've been using the Oakley Hydrophobic fluid. That works excellent, so should be good on the GoPro as well.

Oakley NanoClear Lens Cleaner + Hydrophobic Kit available at the online Oakley store | UK
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As for water on the lens, for years on my Sunglasss, I've been using the Oakley Hydrophobic fluid. That works excellent, so should be good on the GoPro as well.

Oakley NanoClear Lens Cleaner + Hydrophobic Kit available at the online Oakley store | UK

I might invest in some of that stuff! Might clear the waterdrops of the lens faster on the boat
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Save your money and use washing up liquid does the same job and you already have some, just dilute some with a small amount of water, apply and gently rinse, it stops any droplets sticking to the lens - Divers use it to stop fogging.
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How long would you expect the Gopro to last per battery and 32GB card in normal use, ie strapped on RIB constant filming or possible time elapsed?
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How long would you expect the Gopro to last per battery and 32GB card in normal use, ie strapped on RIB constant filming or possible time elapsed?
Last time I ran mine on continuous video on a freshly charged battery it was 34 minutes
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I use a 16gb card & thats more than enough so yours'll be fine & the battery in mine lasts about 2hours filming but timelapse it lasts much longer
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Good to see the "Go pro Gang" increasing in numbers.

HHHmmm i had read to about not applying rainx to the lens but if its in the manual then i'll give that a go. Does washing up liquid really work???

In terms of battery life, i seem to get anything from just over an hour to up to an hour and forty five mins. I've noticed it does really get affected by the cold, which seems to zap battery life.

I highly recommend the anti fog inserts too. Forgot them on last trip and lens kept fogging.
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Ive found it best to charge everything from my I phone charger. It seems to make my battery last a bit longer.

A few go pro forums recommend this also as it appears USB charging can be a bit under performing?

Worth a try. My 32 GB Sandisk card last approx 4hrs 44mins at the setting under 1080.
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Gave the Gopro a workout this weekend and have to say I am very impressed. I got the wi fi working this evening, took about half an hour, the instructions are crap! Found some useful You Tube tutorials that were good. Have finally got the Mac loaded with the Cineform studio software and hope to post some of my footage of bouncing my way out over CHi Bar to watch the Round the island race.
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For those that PM'd me re GoPro bits, please confirm ASAP if you require some bits as we need to have them paid for, processed and delivered by the 14th to ensure they arrive, shipping could be 5 days
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