GoPro HD Hero Camera

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Wesley J, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junkie

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  2. nibby

    nibby Been here awhile

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    Thanks for answers, very helpful and useful.

    I presume the times above are the same even if for example you would just want to record say 10 mins for every 1/2 hr of riding and not leaving it on record all the time?

    Want to record when I get to the trails only.

    Thanks again.
  3. dad2bike

    dad2bike Cranky Old Fart

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    I can't speak for the H3. I can tell you with my H2 the battery time is the same whether recording or not. ON is ON.
    I get about 2.5 hrs on a single battery with the H2. I wonder what I will get with it powering the wifi back too. :huh
  4. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    The wifi back has it's own battery.
  5. dad2bike

    dad2bike Cranky Old Fart

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    And after it runs out it will revert to the internal H2 battery. Tomorrow I'll be on a 300+ mile road trip. That would be about 8-10 hours on the road. I'm not sure how this will work out on batteries. I might just use the wifi to do the setup on the bike. Then swap back to the bacpac. I haven't cut up any cases yet to run external power to the unit.
  6. Wired

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    While it wouldn't turn off the wi-fi from the bacpac, there should be an option on your computer to automatically connect when the network is in-range. Uncheck this box and your computer should not automatically connect.
  7. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    I'm on a Mac - was not able to find a way to turn off the automatic connection to it so I just removed the GoPro WiFi network connection completely from the Airport Network Preferences. I didn't really see any reason to leave it in there.

    My normal network connection isn't "visible" so the GoPro one always connected first but I don't think I'll see that now.
  8. RideFreak

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    The H2s are about 2x better than the H3B battery-wise, my H3B won't work as I intended because of the battery. I'll be modding it to accept external power.
  9. TimothyCaseTimothy

    TimothyCaseTimothy Been here awhile

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    Okay, let the beatings commence:

    Looking for actual use/guidance on how many photos and qty. of video (with the default settings) can be had on a 32gb micro SD in the Hero 3...

    I'm sure this has been covered before, so thank you in advance for the redundancy...

    Tim
  10. squiffynimrod

    squiffynimrod maximum shrinkage

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    So I'm working with the new Hero2 I rec'd for Xmas. One mounting point will be Teletubby style on top of the lid. Problem is I wear a Nolan N90 flip up. The top edge of the visor goes waaaaaay back when the chinbar is raised.

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    I haven't tested the camera on the helmet yet. Anyone have any experience in mounting this far back?

    Thanks.
  11. nibby

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    Cant understand why they or someone hasnt come up with an option for connecting external power, its an obvious addition for bikers.
  12. atgatt

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    Anyone have any ideas on how one might hook up an iphone and a hero 3 black via wifi... then pair the iphone with a Sena SMH10 to get bluetooth microphone capability? Is it even possible? Maybe the microphone jack on the hero needs a bluetooth device on it? or maybe plug the hero mic cable into the iphone? No idea... just started thinking about this.

    Otherwise... anyone have a simple 3.5 jack mic they can recommend that mounts inside a helmet?

    :hmmmmm
  13. Phat Ham

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-H3e9XLiMJM
  14. burmbuster

    burmbuster Long timer

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    I have a flip up Shoei and mine works fine mounted back a bit. There is enough height and pivot of the camera to be ok.
  15. Tigeraif

    Tigeraif n00b

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    I have mounted the gopro on the side of my matt black flip up helmet. I am about to head off on a long trip tomorrow. How secure are these mounts? Should I tether them?
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    If the mount is glued on and has been on for at least 24 hours in a warm place, there is no need to tether. I have had to remove a couple of the mounts, and know just how strong the 3M adhesive is! You could probably hang off it and it wouldn't come off.

    Took me a couple of hours of repeatedly soaking the adhesive with "Goo Gone" then prying with a spatula to get the mounts off. No joke.
  17. RideFreak

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    Wondered how to do that :D
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    The 3M tape used can be released by applying heat by a hair dryer etc.
  19. BeachGuy

    BeachGuy Alabama & Costa Rica

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    I have had a mount on the top of my HJC modular helmet for over 3 years now. Believe me, once its installed on your helmet it's there until you buy a new helmet.

    I'd tether the camera housing to the mount. On a get off the camera housing it more likely to break off before the black mount ever comes off that helmet. Use a fishing line with lead oval compression sleeve or go to a big box outlet like Lowe's or Home Depot to get some 1/32" or 1/16" cable w/oval compression sleeves.
  20. squiffynimrod

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    thanks for the info guys.