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ace_master

Aug 20, 2011, 6:33 AM
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Hey guys, new to the forum...

I'm looking to take my 3D GoPro camera system up for a jump and was wondering if anyone has any experience with mounting the 3D box for skydiving?

Is there a 'perfect helmet' out there to mount the 3D system to?

The dimensions of the mount (flat surface) are 4.5" wide by 2" deep (11.5cmx5cm).

I could mount on a curved surface, but it would require additional mounting parts, which would mean that the camera would be mounted further away from the helmet than if it were flat mounted... and that doesn't seem favorable for wind resistance.


trunk  (D 28511)

Aug 20, 2011, 9:20 AM
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I mounted mine using two curved mounts running perpendicular to the face of the helmet. then the 90 degree bends heading up to the 3d case. I keep one foot bolted on and then bend it into place for the other. I use a philips to secure down all the mounts

You should really fill out your profile cause your worry about wind resistance, worries me.


ace_master

Aug 20, 2011, 9:56 AM
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Hey, thanks for the reply... I'm no expert by any means... I'm fairly new to the scene. I've been up a few times, working toward my A license right now (I know you need a least a B license to be able to mount a camera to you). I won't be using any camera this year, but I'd like to know what to expect when the time does come that I mount one (hopefully next year).


I'm just wondering about the gopro mounts being subjected to the 125mph freefall... I have no experience with my GoPro going any faster than like 40mph on a remote control car, lol. but on the other hand... gravity probably counters a good portion of the air coming at it in freefall.


Don't worry, I'm not dumb... just un-educated right now, lol.


Morrison79  (C 37447)

Aug 20, 2011, 4:53 PM
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It should be ok in the wind. More than likely it will break off when you catch the top of the door on exit, someone crashes into you or when you have a riser rip it off.

Has anyone tried this setup yet? Just wondering if it is worth it. For the cost of the 2 cameras plus the dual mount bracket it seems it might be worth spending a little bit more and getting a real camera??


mccordia  (D 94775)

Aug 22, 2011, 5:17 AM
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The footage so far is fun to watch when its stuff within 1-2 meters of the camera. Anything beyond that and the depth is lost. Mostly useless for skydiving (formations etc) beyond perhaps filming a tandem or another solo hanging close in front of the lens. But a lot of distortion allong the edges of the image due to the wide angle.

If I had to say anything positive about the Gopro 3d, its that they came up with a great way to sell 2 cameras and an extra expensive box instead of just one...Tongue


section8  (C 38439)

Sep 3, 2011, 8:11 PM
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That's what iam wanting it for is tandem video.something new to make it exiting (a little)bit again.so it would be good for tandem videos .


Premier jad_ben  (D 1091)

Sep 5, 2011, 4:33 PM
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Hey guys, new to the forum...

I'm looking to take my 3D GoPro camera system up for a jump and was wondering if anyone has any experience with mounting the 3D box for skydiving?

Is there a 'perfect helmet' out there to mount the 3D system to?

The dimensions of the mount (flat surface) are 4.5" wide by 2" deep (11.5cmx5cm).

I could mount on a curved surface, but it would require additional mounting parts, which would mean that the camera would be mounted further away from the helmet than if it were flat mounted... and that doesn't seem favorable for wind resistance.

Hey man, My Flat Top Pro has been my best piece of equippement since i've started shooting video, i can mount pretty much anything on that helmet, and now got my 3D mounted on it as well on the front part, here's a picture if it helps. I changed the setup just a bit, it's now mounted on both pieces (on this pic its only one) and it stands a little lower and closer now, and way more stable.

Shooting 3D is tricky, stay cose to your subject, but not "too close". Filming tandems is fun, film every single one of your jump and edit'em all, shoot on the ground, in the air, in the plane, and learn what works and what doesnt work in 3D, and it will help you making a very nice final product. Last piece of advice, order 5, 10 or 20 pairs of 3D goggles on eBay ! the big thick goggles that look like sunglasses, it's cool at the DZ so a lot of people can watch the video at the same time, and if someone wants to bring the video home, throw a pair of 3D goggles with it !

Have fun budd,
Jad


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