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    Howto mount GoPro

    I have now 30-40 dives with my GoPro Hero2. But how to mount this in order to acheive a good "view" and a smooth filming?

    I have tried to mount it on the loop with rubberbands, but this caused much movement, and I always have to "se" in the direction I want to film. Not the best solution.

    I have also tried to mount it on my head, with the same result as on the loop.

    The best way (for me) is to hold it in my right hand, secured to the secondary display. This way, I can operate the camera and the display at the same time. And I do not have to see the same way as the camera.

    Any comments on this - or other experiences?

    This movie is from a wall-dive yesterday.
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    Re: Howto mount GoPro

    I bought one a few weeks ago and have been playing with it ever since. The best 2 options so far have been.

    1. Mounted on the front of my scooter with the curved sticky mount. Great for long dives or where the viz is very good. Not too jerky either.

    2. Mounted on my umbilical torch with the handle bar mount. It points where my light goes, always has good lighting and again is not too jerky. Started taking a video at the weekend like this but the viz was so bad it wasn't worth the effort in the end. Easy to handle though.

    I am sure there is a lot more but i like the simplicity of the above and it means i still have hands free for other things.

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    I made a set of handles out of some Plexiglass. Glued the camera mount on. Looks a lot like a very small camera on a tray with handles. I have the video back and this allows fairly smooth panning while looking at what is being captured.

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    Re: Howto mount GoPro

    Quote Originally Posted by bowzer  View Original Post
    I made a set of handles out of some Plexiglass. Glued the camera mount on. Looks a lot like a very small camera on a tray with handles. I have the video back and this allows fairly smooth panning while looking at what is being captured.
    Do you have a picture of this?

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    Re: Howto mount GoPro

    Quote Originally Posted by kjetilpa  View Original Post
    Do you have a picture of this?

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    here is my daughter with it
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    Re: Howto mount GoPro

    I mount mine strapped to my scooter.

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    Re: Howto mount GoPro

    Quote Originally Posted by kjetilpa  View Original Post
    . . . Any comments on this - or other experiences?. . .
    Might want to go here for some ideas: Equipment and Technology

    Click on the .PDF version of the Paper titled "Successful Use of the GoPro Video Camera in the Overhead Environment."

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    Re: Howto mount GoPro

    I use mine on a headband.

    Here is a clip of some Tarpons hunting for food on my Saturday morning wake up dive:
    http://www.elaiva.com/video/Tarpons.mov

    The GOPRO is on 1080p x 30 fps and wide FOV. I think the "medium" FOV setting works better though.
    Last edited by Jantje; 4th September 2012 at 01:56.

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    Re: Howto mount GoPro

    This is how mine is mounted:


    It's a salvaged handle from my old Gates housing with the backscatter red-flip filter on the GoPro Dive Housing. I was able to use it for the first time today. It worked well, not totally smooth, I still do get some jerkiness but awesome given how small it is. I might add some weight to it, my old heavier housing wasn't as jerky, I'm speculating because it was heavier.

    Here is a video of it in action.

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    Re: Howto mount GoPro

    I've got mine mounted to my light head with the roll bar mount. I'm using a plastic lid bungied on the light head as a diffuser. I have become pretty steady with it while paying attention. This video was edited, so most faux pas regarding steadiness have been removed. It should also be noted the light was off.
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