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Old 12-19-2012, 06:00 AM   #2086
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OC,

I suspect it has to do with balance. I'll bet that it's only a matter of sliding the weight a little more up/down or worst case adding a small amount of weight (equal to the LCD) at the rear of the mounting point for the camera.

You could always call or email to confirm, but I'd be surprised it you really need to have the LCD to make it work.

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Old 12-19-2012, 10:48 AM   #2087
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Update from my brother.

He tried his Black Edition with the Android app (on his phone) and the iOS app (on his wife's iPad 3).

On Android, the app lets you see what the camera is seeing before you start recording, but you cannot see a camera preview WHILE it is recording.

On iOS, the app lets you see what the camera is seeing before AND during recording.

So, hopefully, this is just an issue with the Android app that will be fixed soon.
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:36 PM   #2088
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OC,

I suspect it has to do with balance. I'll bet that it's only a matter of sliding the weight a little more up/down or worst case adding a small amount of weight (equal to the LCD) at the rear of the mounting point for the camera.

You could always call or email to confirm, but I'd be surprised it you really need to have the LCD to make it work.

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I suspect it's just so you can see what you're recording, just like a proper video camera...
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Old 12-19-2012, 01:41 PM   #2089
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Ahh, sorry I was really talking about the connectors rather than the box. The connectors which I think you can buy without the box should do the job but although not having seen the GP up close yet I'm presuming that the casing does not have a slot to connect the charger cable.

Not sure how vulnerable it is without the casing or if it's even possible to connect without the casing?

Got to be something out there as it's an obvious addition for bike use to charge from the bike without having to be reliant on battery's??



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Thanks, Nibby. But, I don't know that that accomplishes my goal of having the GP3 camera itself hooked up to power while mounted to my bike and recording. Unless they make a box that holds a GP3.
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Old 12-19-2012, 02:38 PM   #2090
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Just had a look and seen thishttp://www.actioncameras.co.uk/gopro-hero-3-frame-mount

Looks like it has a cut out for charging so the previous link and this should allow you to directly charge the camera from the bike?
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:25 PM   #2091
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Just had a look and seen thishttp://www.actioncameras.co.uk/gopro-hero-3-frame-mount

Looks like it has a cut out for charging so the previous link and this should allow you to directly charge the camera from the bike?
That frame would let me charge while using on the bike. But, it would provide no protection from rain or flying debris, so I would not consider actually using it on the bike. I suppose if it were a day guaranteed not to rain, and I mounted the GP so it was totally behind the windscreen, it *might* be okay to use that frame. But I doubt I'll spend the money for that frame for that limited of a use case.
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:03 PM   #2092
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Ahh, sorry I was really talking about the connectors rather than the box. The connectors which I think you can buy without the box should do the job but although not having seen the GP up close yet I'm presuming that the casing does not have a slot to connect the charger cable.

Not sure how vulnerable it is without the casing or if it's even possible to connect without the casing?

Got to be something out there as it's an obvious addition for bike use to charge from the bike without having to be reliant on battery's??
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I've thought about this a good deal since I also want to film for extended periods. THis is the idea I've been toying around with:

This idea requires that you sacrifice a battery and rear cover, both available seperately AND that you use the rear cover with the openings.

Open up the battery to access the internal wiring, remove the cell, wire directly to the contacts inside of the battery, connect that wiring to a small jack mounted through the battery cover (must lines up with an opening in case's rear cover) Make a cable that would run from a seperate battery to the jack in the rear cover.

I've been watching the mod threads waiting for someone to do this, the advantages I see is it doesn't impact the case with extra holes and the parts that get modified are available seperately. a 64G card could provide up to 4 hrs of filming provided there was enough power. I think you could size a rechargable battery pack that would last 8 hrs.
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:22 PM   #2093
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Chris, that sounds promising. Personally, if I were doing that kind of mod, I'd probably rather just rig it to run off bike power, instead of a bigger external battery pack.
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:49 PM   #2094
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Do i need the wifi bacpac and the remote just for the remote feature or will just the remote work on the HD?
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:00 PM   #2095
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OC,

I suspect it has to do with balance. I'll bet that it's only a matter of sliding the weight a little more up/down or worst case adding a small amount of weight (equal to the LCD) at the rear of the mounting point for the camera.

You could always call or email to confirm, but I'd be surprised it you really need to have the LCD to make it work.

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You are right, I checked a link to their Facebook and it had directions that stated the LCD is preferred but it should work without it. We shall see since I ordered one up. Nice thing about taking so long to decide is that the price has dropped in the last few days, now $110 on amazon.
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:44 AM   #2096
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Chris, that sounds promising. Personally, if I were doing that kind of mod, I'd probably rather just rig it to run off bike power, instead of a bigger external battery pack.
In the dirt I'd be afraid of ripping out the cabling if I had to bail off, not that I ever do that

Running it off the bike's power would be good for DS riding.
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:48 AM   #2097
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Came across this on Amazon....

Steadicam Smoothee
http://www.amazon.com/Steadicam-Smoo...+black+edition



More info here on their web site...
http://www.tiffen.com/steadicam_smoothee_homepage1.html

Check out their video section to see it in action.

This video shows how it works.
http://vimeo.com/23060737

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Here's a home made steady cam, dude did a great job on it

http://youtu.be/Q5Al5ME2HfE
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Old 12-24-2012, 03:13 AM   #2098
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Here's a home made steady cam, dude did a great job on it

http://youtu.be/Q5Al5ME2HfE
WOW.....he did a nice job! I never thought of using a hime joint/rod end but it makes perfect sense.

Thanks for sharing the link,

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Old 12-24-2012, 03:15 AM   #2099
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You are right, I checked a link to their Facebook and it had directions that stated the LCD is preferred but it should work without it. We shall see since I ordered one up. Nice thing about taking so long to decide is that the price has dropped in the last few days, now $110 on amazon.
Looking forward to what you think of it and seeing some video.

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Old 12-24-2012, 05:16 PM   #2100
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Boxing Day Door Crasher on the Best Buy web site - Hero 2 Motorsports Edition with Wifi Backpack and Remote for $219 Canadian...

Future Shop has the same deal, for $219, including the WiFi and Remote.

I think I was successful in getting one. Got an order number, anyway.

Edit:

I ordered two GoPros: one from Best Buy (It took me 1.5 hours to order it since the site was constantly giving me server errors).

The second I bought from Future Shop - it was much faster - the order went through immediately!
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