GoPro HD Hero Camera

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

  1. scooterGdawg

    scooterGdawg Been here awhile

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    i just tested two hero 3's recording while charging from the bike...... no issues....

    what exactly am i looking for issue wise?
  2. team ftb

    team ftb Befuddled Adventurer

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    When charging the Go Pro off my dirt bikes battery what cables/setups have people found work well and are compact and convenient to ride on the enduro dirt bikes?
  3. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junkie

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    From what I've read and supposedly GP confirmed it (no first hand knowledge) when the cams are powered from USB when filming they shut of for no apparent reason. Duh! mine shuts off for no apparent reason running on the battery :cry

    I discovered that one of the 4 batteries I bought when the cam was purchased is bad, it charged all night and never went over 1 bar on the display. 3 of the 4 batteries have already been replaced by GP for causing intermittent shutoffs and short record times. I'm starting to wonder if the issues are all related to the battery.
  4. scooterGdawg

    scooterGdawg Been here awhile

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    I only recorded for a few mins.... I will do a longer test to verify

    My big problem is the damn remote will drop a cam..so next time I hit the power button, two come on, and one goes off...
  5. tomfarr

    tomfarr Adventurer

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    I just bought one of these Manfrotto Nanos on Amazon for $39.95...free ship.
    I did a little snooping around just now and found it for $29.88 - $33.87 w/ship.
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=&sku=572347&Q=&is=REG&A=details
    I guess the $6 is nothing to get worked up about.

    I love this thread. I just bought my Hero Silver on Tuesday, and I immediately Googled "GoPro for dummies" - it brought me here.

    I'll be using this on my CBR250R and I plan to see some dirt roads in May down in Oklahoma. No single track though. :)
  6. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    Here's another alternative for GoPro mounts:

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    This camera adaptor takes the standard GoPro screw knob and acorn nut but be careful about those nuts - they're looser than they are in the GoPro part, so you'll likely lose a few unless you glue them in.

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    The arm costs $3.77 and is plastic, but looks to be strong enough for something like the GoPro.

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    This is what I bought:

    RAM Mount Plastic GoPro Camera Adapter 1 inch B-Ball RAP-B-202U-GOP1 $6.95ea
    RAM Mount Plastic Lite Arm B-Socket RAP-B-201-1U $3.77ea

    Click the part images above to go to the GPSCity site, for more detail or to order.
  7. Motoriley

    Motoriley Even my posing is virtual

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    I put mine on the left side of the chinbar. Easy to control with your non throttle hand. you can dip down to see it in the mirror to check it is running. you also don't look like a Teletubbie.

    QUOTE=FredRydr;21078103]This thread is long, and a search of it for "helmet" hasn't led me to an answer. is there an advantage to mounting my new camera on the side versus the top of my helmet? I've seen both. I ride dual sport, and figure mounting it on the bike would be a vibration nightmare.

    Fred[/QUOTE]
  8. Jon_PDX

    Jon_PDX Long timer

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    Fred,

    Here are some images of the hardware I used and one of the camera mounted on my street helmet.

    The adhesive pad was the one with a slight curve that matched the curve of the helmet.

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    Not as elegant as others but it it will give you an idea. I'll probably do basically the same thing on my dirt helmet.

    Jon...
  9. FLICKIT

    FLICKIT Been here awhile

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    Have to agree, chin bar is the way to go, being close to eye level it gives the best view... I'm not a fan of the high, on top of the helmet view...

    Being Down-under and riding on the left hand side of the road, I run the cam on the right so it doesn't clip as many trees...

    This is what I use...
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    (back a fair way so I can only just see it out of the corner of my eye)

    It gives this sort of view:
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    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/y0NUpzYpTd4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    :)
  10. snorske

    snorske Been here awhile

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    i prefer the right side because I can start and stop the camera without having to put the bike in neutral (ie taking hand off clutch)

    i love the GoPro Hero3 black - just need to order a ram mount as the stock handlebar mounts are too shaky
  11. gots_a_sol

    gots_a_sol Been here awhile

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    I've been running mine on the front of my helmet, but I think I may go back to the side mount as you can't really see the bike in the videos unless you tip the camera down some (which I always seem to forget to do)

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  12. team ftb

    team ftb Befuddled Adventurer

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    Any chance of a closer pic and description of what you used to get the above mount put together? Is that flat mount? How is it attached to the helmet, etc.?

    In that position can you rotate the camera down low enough to get the bars in the pic and you just keep forgetting or does the angle not allow the bars to be in the pic?
  13. gots_a_sol

    gots_a_sol Been here awhile

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    This particular helmet has a nice flat spot above the chin vent that was just asking to have a flat sticky mount stuck to it.

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    I think part of the issue may be the camera is located further forward in relation to the bike which is why it gets cut off. Also every now and then I would bang it off of the bars and get a nice view of the sky.

    On my old yamaha, it wasn't too noticeable

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmAXsUYgO-4


    But on my husky, most video looks like this.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uabv4FH9eO8
  14. team ftb

    team ftb Befuddled Adventurer

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    Thank you. I'll be using some epoxy to create a flat spot on my helmets then. I've had some decent luck with the chest mount as an option that captures as much of the bars as you care to want.
  15. gots_a_sol

    gots_a_sol Been here awhile

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    I have a chesty mount also. The only thing I don't like about it is you can't look around with the camera unless you turn your body to do so. I've missed some entertaining moments because of that, such as my buddy sitting beside me and deciding to fall over for no reason at all. :rofl
  16. team ftb

    team ftb Befuddled Adventurer

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    Yep, that's the reason I'm looking for a helmet mount. To catch your buddies muck ups:D.
  17. Raiz

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    Doesn't it come with a sticky mount thing for your helmet?
  18. Wahoo

    Wahoo Persevering

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    Not sure if I'm in the right spot and if not I'm sure someone will let me know about it.
    I have an older Hero Camera which I've used very little mainly because I have not been able to tell if it was on or not without getting in front of it to see if the light was on. So, last fall I bought the back pac with the remote and just now tried to set it up to start using it. Now I find out, after talking to Hero Customer Support, that I need to down load "Conform Studios" tool bar to update the camera and WiFi backpack before I can use it. Since I have Windows Internet Explorer I cannot download the updates. I need a different system.
    I most certainly explained my frustrataions with a Customer Service Rep. using various and sundry explentives.
    Am I the only one on this thread suffering because of this? I think my best alternative is to trash this Hero crap, go ride and forget about it.
  19. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    That's what I've done.
    Internet Explorer downloads Cineform Studio no problem. No toolbar involved. Then the remote and back pac get updated by the Cineform program.
  20. Wahoo

    Wahoo Persevering

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    I originally tried the updates using my Internet Explorer and it didn't work. When talking to the Service Rep. he said the Internet Explorer wouldn't work. Go Figure.