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    Go pro info

    I've been thinking a go pro would be a bit of fun for hunts and spear fishing. Curious about what accessories etc others have bought for theirs and how they have found them/any tips on "must haves" in terms of what to buy to go with it. Any feedback appreciated

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    they are bit of a novelty, great bit of kit if you use it. if your going in the drink you'll get better colour and imagery if you buy a red filter. other than that I bought sticky helmet mounts for on the bike or snow boarding, head mount, and chest rig.

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    the bicycle handle bar mount will go on a scope easily for rifle cam, good for bush hunting when your up close and personal. I mostly use mine for goofing around, filming eels under water, down possum holes with a torch etc. They are good fun but without a zoom your limited.
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    There is a new sportsman clamp for barrels etc its better than the bar clamp

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    Make sure your computer is up to spec. The editing software it comes with won't let you edit/publish videos if it is not up to scratch.

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    I've got a Contour Roam. Seems to work well. Hardly use it now, novelty wore off, but it is cool for getting the odd bit of different footage, like trail riding, off road driving, jet boating etc. I mount mine on my scope when bush hunting.

    Unless you've got a high spec computer, go with a silver rather than a black Gopro. The black is what the movie/doco makers use and you need good gear to really make the most of it. A silver is cheaper and will do everything a hobby film maker needs.
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    The Go Pro's are awesome. No moving parts ... I use my for skydiving ... the even survive coming off in freefall - assuming you can find it after.

    The contours are good too and are shaped more like a camera - as odd as it sounds that counts for something.

    The good thing about the Go Pro is all the mounts and harnesses you can get for it. I've got a chest mount, a helmet mount , a head mount , and a hand mount.

    As has been said You need to have a good computer and somewhere to put all your raw footage.

    I've got a GoPro2 .. the newest is the 4 ... which is amazing.

    Its very good point and shoots technology which is tough

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    I've got a contour Roam2, about $150 from Amazon and there's an adaptor for $10 that lets you use all gopro mounts, got a nice picatinny clamp that fits on my rifle and pistol. Next on the wishlist is an Over the shoulder mount

    The Roam's are great as they're waterproof without a case, better profile for gun mounting and bike mounting, also you slide a piece to start it filming and you always know when it's filming. Gopro's can be hard to tell if they're filming or not
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    Sweet thanks for all the feedback, makes walking in the shop with purpose a lot easier. Got good computers and software so no drama on that aspect, now just have to have a play and choose what to buy...

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    @distant stalker

    Check out these guys if your looking to compare prices.

    GoPro HERO4 Black Adventure

    I purchased several GPS units from them over the years, they are easy to deal with and give good service.

    Cheers
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    I have a Black 3+ and it s cool.
    Pros are:
    Small(ish)
    Heaps of accessories
    Waterproof
    Good quality images (Sony processor)
    Huge field of view (you see everything, even the stuff you don't want)
    Wifi Connectivity with GoPro app for iOS and Android

    Cons are:
    Stupid USB, SD card cover
    Still getting used to just two buttons
    Still pretty average battery life
    Huge field of view (no detail on anything)
    Enormous file sizes if you use 1080 or larger video format (buy an external drive to store video and you will need a lot of RAM?)
    Wifi chews batteries
    No viewfinder (other than LCD screen upgrade, fixed with using app)

    Definitely will not replace a camera for stills but fills a POV role very well if thats what you want.

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    Want to stick one on my spear gun for dives and just behind dogs head on a few hunts, dog cam would be pretty cool I reckon especially on points and retrieves, just have to sort a good way of holding it on

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    There are a few outfits making "things" (not sure what to call them) kind of like the gopro chest rig but for mounting the gopro on a dogs back
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    Good in the bedroom....
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    Quote Originally Posted by sakokid View Post
    Good in the bedroom....




    Cheers
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