GoPro HD Hero Camera

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

  1. alaninsea

    alaninsea Been here awhile

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    Looking at getting a Hero3 Black Edition.

    Sorry if it's been asked before.

    I've been reading that the battery life is not the best.

    Looking at using the Hero3 with a chest mount and was wondering if you can run it on USB while operating the Hero3. Planning on running a USB port in the tank bag for easy access.

    Thanks/Alan
  2. swimmer

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  3. gravityisnotmyfriend

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  4. swimmer

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  5. Stkmkt1

    Stkmkt1 Been here awhile

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    Guys. I have a new Hero 3 Black. If you purchase the new skeleton case, it has openings in the side so you can run external power to the gopro. With mine, I have a large battery, called a "Morphie" inside one of my jacket pockets. I run a cable from it up to the GoPro on top of my helmet. With arrangement, I can run the GoPro all day long and not worry about battery life. I know it may seem weird, but it really is not. I use the remote to turn the camera on/off and change setting as I ride.
  6. murdock84

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    I might get a Silver edition tomorrow from Cabela's. I have almost $200 in free points from them and they are offering another 10% back in points. It seems that people have less problems with the silver edition over the black. I also am one of the few that does not have a smart phone so the Bluetooth app doesn't matter to me.
  7. StuartV

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    Good info! Thanks for posting that!
  8. alaninsea

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    Thanks for the info on running power. Planning on long rides so external power will help a bunch.

    Alan
  9. murdock84

    murdock84 Been here awhile

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    What size memory cards are guy using now? I searched this thread but most of the ones that talk about memory cards are almost 2 years old. Best Buy has a 32GB class 10 on sale for $25.
  10. RideFreak

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    I looked for a skeleton case on the GP website for the H3 but didn't see one, Are you talking about the frame . I considered it for ext power but the cam is too exposed for my use in the dirt, I've already replaced the lens cover on the supplied case due to a chip from a roost. I'd hate to expose a naked cam to the abuse the case gets, falls, trees etc... I'm thinking about drilling my stock case for a usb connection.

    I checked out the Morphie, all day filming is great battery life. Which model are you using? I saw a 2500MAH and a 4000MAH, I'm getting about an hour per GP battery (1050MAH) I'd like to find something that will give me about 6hrs. We just finished a 3 day unsupported DS ride and I charged the batteries off the bike but it's slow and doesn't keep up with the filming. (3hrs to charge - 1 hr to deplete) :cry
  11. Lion BR

    Lion BR I'd rather be riding

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    http://gopro.com/camera-accessories/hero3-skeleton-housing
  12. TavisB

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    I did a test with a new Hero3 White yesterday. With an original battery pacpac it will last all day. I did ~180 miles in about 8 hours, and still had two bars left on the battery when I got home. With the old style bacpac the battery is removable so if I bring an extra battery I'm definitely covered.

    I also played around with running two GoPros at once. My editing is a little rough, I hadn't done more than one camera before.

    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/0cqOwZGBbik" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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    How does that work? Isn't the Original Battery BacPac bigger than the Hero3?
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    The original battery is bigger, but the bacpacs are the same size.
  16. StuartV

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    I really don't understand now. I thought the Hero 3 is smaller than the Hero 2. So, is the Original battery bacpac an accessory that's made specifically for the Hero 3? I was assuming, from the name and it's location in the menu on the GoPro website, that it was made for an older model camera than the Hero 3.
  17. NordieBoy

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    The Hero 3 is the same height and width as the original and Hero 2, just smaller front to back.
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    Before purchasing a 64 GB memory card make sure that your card reader/PC/laptop (whatever you use to copy the files on) can handle it. I prefer 2 x 32 GB rather.
  20. Lion BR

    Lion BR I'd rather be riding

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    What about a waterproof case for this combo?