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New GoPro Hero 3 - Mounting suggestion - question

 


GogglesnTeeth  (C 34788)

Dec 26, 2013, 9:31 AM
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Ok, so I got a New Go Pro Hero 3 for Christmas....

After a couple of tries, I think I have it mounted with just the sticky tape to the center of my helmet toward the center with the slightly rounded mounting adapter.

Should I trust just the sticky mount provided or should I drill a few holes and mount it to the helmet. I would hate to jump and have the wind yank my brand new camera off my helmet on it's initial trip out the plane.

Thoughts????


FrancoR

Dec 26, 2013, 1:07 PM
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GogglesnTeeth wrote:
Should I trust just the sticky mount provided or should I drill a few holes and mount it to the helmet. I would hate to jump and have the wind yank my brand new camera off my helmet on it's initial trip out the plane.

Thoughts????

Neither one is a good idea in my opinion. Any camera mount should have as little possibilty to snag a line or bridle as possible. That is hard to do with a GoPro, but there are special mounts available that are good (and some that are noot so good).
What helmet do you have?

Check out this Video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsEI_6cErbM


PiLFy  (A License)

Dec 29, 2013, 8:50 AM
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The supplied 3M tape mounts are very strong. I like the camera, but never liked the snag hazard it presents. FWIW, I use one of these: http://www.chutingstar.com/...-one-gopro-top-mount

I've seen them slightly trimmed down w/a Dremel to accommodate the GP3. The result is very professional looking.

Enjoy your new toy Smile.


skytribe  (D 9403)

Dec 31, 2013, 1:04 PM
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Yep no need to reinvent the wheel. Use a mount intended for skydiving use to minimize snag hazards.

Sure you'll see people just using sticky mounts but you should do all you can to reduce your risks to avoid becoming an incident.


ridebmxbikes  (D 33588)

Dec 31, 2013, 3:49 PM
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The sticky tape is more than strong enough provided you cleaned the helmet surface good and you let it cure for about 24 hours before you jump it. No need to drill holes in your expensive helmet for that mount.


saxboy  (C 41348)

Jan 13, 2014, 5:56 AM
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OR you can do this...It is very simple and safe..:-)
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flr169  (B 30285)

Jan 16, 2014, 11:51 AM
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saxboy.......I like the setup..
What is that lense u have on your gopro??


saxboy  (C 41348)

Jan 23, 2014, 12:29 PM
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It is not lens..It is 55mm polarized filter...Custom made by me on the original case..With smaller filter I had black corners....A Bigger one was not possible...so 55MM is perfect..
It is very easy to do it..:-)


bodypilot90  (D 24249)

Jan 23, 2014, 1:36 PM
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care to do a little how to...ect thanks


saxboy  (C 41348)

Jan 24, 2014, 12:05 PM
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First of all you need to buy a spare gopro case (or not)..:-)
Then you must order from ebay one( i suggest more..they are very cheap and you will have 2-3 to experiment with ) step up metal ring from 25mm to 55mm.
Then unscrew the original plastic lens from the case and with a dremel tool (or similar) oversize the hole to 25mm...or slightly smaller to fit tight the step up ring if you want.

After this, make the six holes to the step up ring with the help of the original plastic gopro ring..
and using the original 6 screws install the metal ring on the case..
and you will have a 55mm thread on you gopro case to install any kind of filter you want (polarized,ND,just simple UV etc.)..

Unfortunately I did it before 2-3 years and i cant found the photos during the processes.
I will upload only a photo of one spare metal ring that i had made..

Also be aware that the case will not be waterproof anymore..
unless you add a O-ring between the metal ring and the case and between the metal ring and the filter..:-)
But for skydive works perfect and adds more "live" colors on the footage.!


saxboy  (C 41348)

Jan 24, 2014, 12:12 PM
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Here are the photos..
Hope it helps.Smile
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Premier DSE  (D 29060)

Jan 24, 2014, 1:00 PM
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you can also put a piece of polarizing gel inside the lens of the GoPro case. These polarizing gels are free if you have a Rosco sample swatch. Otherwise, they're about 11.00 from a camera shop.

http://havecamerawilltravel.com/...-filter-gopro-hero-3


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bodypilot90  (D 24249)

Jan 24, 2014, 1:09 PM
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thanks I needed a excuse to buy the new smaller case Wink


saxboy  (C 41348)

Jan 24, 2014, 1:18 PM
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DSE wrote:
you can also put a piece of polarizing gel inside the lens of the GoPro case. These polarizing gels are free if you have a Rosco sample swatch. Otherwise, they're about 11.00 from a camera shop.

http://havecamerawilltravel.com/...-filter-gopro-hero-3

I am talking here for a go pro 2 not hero 3 ... :-)


Premier DSE  (D 29060)

Jan 24, 2014, 2:43 PM
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it can be done with any Gopro, 1, 2, 3.
For GoPro 1/2, cutting the polarizer film/gel is the same size as a US nickel. Cut it out, drop it in, done. Before the glass/plastic bigger lens covers for the GP 3 came out, I was doing this with small round gels (not just for polarizing, but for ND as well).
http://www.polarizingfilm.com/...arpolarizingfilm.php


saxboy  (C 41348)

Jan 24, 2014, 10:36 PM
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Cool..!!
And what about the image quality comparing the two for example
Polarized film and with a good expensive glass filter..? B&w,sigma etc...


Premier DSE  (D 29060)

Jan 25, 2014, 11:19 AM
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for these small cameras, it's pretty much the same end result.
The small imager negates the value of putting a better filter on it.



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