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    GoPro's. Who's got one?

    Hey, as a total gadget freak I am really keen on getting a GoPro to video some of my adventures. Holding the phone under my chin while trying to land a trout certainly was a spectacle.
    I have an OK camera but I like the idea of the mounts etc for handsfree recording etc as well as being waterproof. I also would use it for general videos of the kids etc.
    The Go Pro's sound like the benchmark for the sportscams. Whats the pro's and con's? Was thinking of getting the Hero3+ Black.

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    Con is the wide field of view and the camera comes with no zoom function, just the fixed length. Pro is the quality and build, better to spend the money and get decent gear than a cheapie that may crap out in 6 months IMO.

    Would be good for a hat mount for your point of view landing the fish, but maybe consider a cheap camera in a waterproof case, placed on a small tripod by the rivers edge pointing across the river and at you ? Would look pretty good as you pull the fish in closer to the camera.

    GoPros are great for catching action for sure, but a lot of videos using it just show sharing the scenery as much as sharing the action. I guess it depends on what your goal is for video. I use a camera with a decent zoom on rabbit shooting because they're so small and so far away

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwijames View Post
    Hey, as a total gadget freak I am really keen on getting a GoPro to video some of my adventures. Holding the phone under my chin while trying to land a trout certainly was a spectacle.
    I have an OK camera but I like the idea of the mounts etc for handsfree recording etc as well as being waterproof. I also would use it for general videos of the kids etc.
    The Go Pro's sound like the benchmark for the sportscams. Whats the pro's and con's? Was thinking of getting the Hero3+ Black.
    I have a 3 Black, yes it's great for hands free video and closer in stuff or where it might get wet etc. I have some cool footage with it attached to the outside of a Hughes 500, hanging off the front of a boat etc, all places that I wouldn't place a normal camera.

    The major downside I see is the shit battery life... I have 2 spares and ha e just ordered a combined charger and battery bank which allows you to charge 2 batteries in it plus the one in the camera all at the same time. It also has a power bank that will charge 2 more batteries when out in the "field"

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Claw View Post
    I have a 3 Black, yes it's great for hands free video and closer in stuff or where it might get wet etc. I have some cool footage with it attached to the outside of a Hughes 500, hanging off the front of a boat etc, all places that I wouldn't place a normal camera.

    The major downside I see is the shit battery life... I have 2 spares and ha e just ordered a combined charger and battery bank which allows you to charge 2 batteries in it plus the one in the camera all at the same time. It also has a power bank that will charge 2 more batteries when out in the "field"

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    Yeah, that appears to be a bit of a problem mentioned in reviews. The 3+ has a larger battery with 20% gas more (supposedly).

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    I brought two of the Hero 3 Black GoPro's, one worked perfectly fine the other would do everything except sync with my phone which was a pain in the ass so I sent it back, was no problems getting a replacement, I have dropped mine to a depth of 40mtrs to film fish - very cool until you see how many couta looked at it, best option for a wide range of uses but can be a bit of a compromise in certain situations when you want to focus on a small area, havn't had the best results strapping to the scope yet but will continue trying, as has been stated big downfall is battery but I see the newest model comes with better battery life

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    Battery life is pretty crap on the hero 3 black and may as we'll throw that farking Bluetooth remote out straight away, bloody useless. Takes awesome video at 100 frames per second though, got some sweet clips from shooting in the machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwijames View Post
    Hey, as a total gadget freak I am really keen on getting a GoPro to video some of my adventures. Holding the phone under my chin while trying to land a trout certainly was a spectacle.
    I have an OK camera but I like the idea of the mounts etc for handsfree recording etc as well as being waterproof. I also would use it for general videos of the kids etc.
    The Go Pro's sound like the benchmark for the sportscams. Whats the pro's and con's? Was thinking of getting the Hero3+ Black.
    They probably lack a shutter that stays open long enough to catch you moving?! Bwaaa haaaa haaaa

    Keen to see what you end up with.
    Wife reckons we need one when she seen the shitty filming I managed yesterday of my son landing some nice browns and a ripper jetboat trip.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahr-Bound View Post
    Battery life is pretty crap on the hero 3 black and may as we'll throw that farking Bluetooth remote out straight away, bloody useless. Takes awesome video at 100 frames per second though, got some sweet clips from shooting in the machine.
    Your video is essential then! Post it up.

    Same for you Dave. Show us the lads fish.
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    got the black, get the + for extra batt time, have just used it for diving and abit of fishing, always good to catch those "funny moments" on cam where you always wish you had recorded it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smiddy View Post
    got the black, get the + for extra batt time, have just used it for diving and abit of fishing, always good to catch those "funny moments" on cam where you always wish you had recorded it
    Should have had helmet cam on for most of my trip last time down the coast then
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    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152489621398345

    No idea if this will work at all.turn your volume off too if it does and click the wee "hd" on the bottom right. Still looks crap but a wee but better. The quality is far better on my desktop or tv.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahr-Bound View Post
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152489621398345

    No idea if this will work at all.turn your volume off too if it does and click the wee "hd" on the bottom right. Still looks crap but a wee but better. The quality is far better on my desktop or tv.
    Yeah it works fine. You will loose a bunch of quality I guess on FB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahr-Bound View Post
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152489621398345

    No idea if this will work at all.turn your volume off too if it does and click the wee "hd" on the bottom right. Still looks crap but a wee but better. The quality is far better on my desktop or tv.
    Mean!! Buck shot?

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    Yeah looks like it lost a heap of quality even in hd but you get the idea. They do good slow mo.

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    Liking the LRS too

 

 

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