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Old 07-24-2014, 04:59 PM   #781
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GoPro video of the week: Russian Swing


Gavin Peacock dives, flips, and completes an epic catch while being launched from a lakeside Russian Swing in Toronto, Canada.
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Old 07-28-2014, 09:52 AM   #783
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This is what happens when you mount a GoPro on your wheel.

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This is what happens when you mount a GoPro on your wheel.

That is one of the cooler videos I've seen. Is that your work? How did you mount the camera?

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Old 08-07-2014, 02:04 PM   #785
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GoPro video of the week: Kama The Surfing Pig


You've seen surfing dogs. Now meet Kama. Kama and owner Kai Holt hit Sandy Beach for a surf session with the locals in Oahu.

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That is one of the cooler videos I've seen. Is that your work? How did you mount the camera?

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the guy said he just used duct tape.
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Old 08-07-2014, 02:10 PM   #787
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the guy said he just used duct tape.
Hahhaa and I was thinking it was some custom machined mount or something complicated.

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Old 08-07-2014, 05:43 PM   #788
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That is one of the cooler videos I've seen. Is that your work? How did you mount the camera?

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I can't take credit for it, it's a great idea though!
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Old 08-15-2014, 09:24 PM   #789
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Went to a free Get To Know Your GoPro class at REI last night. Guy said REI and GoPro had worked together to create this class and their editing class.

A lot of the info was pretty rudimentary, stuff you'd get off the box or from the instruction manual (yes, I read instructions, don't tell the rest of the men, they'll revoke my testosterone subscription).

But here are a few tidbits I picked up that may interest you guys. Probably no secrets here, but figured I'd share.

- Superview is a digital stretching of the image. The presentation included an interesting graphic that showed where the stretching occurs and it's resultant emphasis on the fish-eye effect already imparted by the lens. It leaves about the middle 1/4 of the image intact and does the stretching mostly in the 1/4 on each side of the middle 1/4.

- Auto Low Light is simply a dynamic adaptation of the fps to account for lighting. Apparently, if you set the camera down in a room just before sunset and start recording, the ALL function will automatically slow the frame rate over the course of the video as the room gets darker.

- Because of the way the housing is sealed, and because it's such low volume, you're best served by having the camera and housing at about the same temperature and (in air) pressure as where it will be used before closing the housing. The story goes that some underwater leaks have been caused by sealing up the housing in the sunshine at 85 degrees, and then taking the housing down to 80 fsw in 50 degree water. Even though the housing is rated to 130', the external pressure combined with the dropping internal pressure as a result of the temp change makes the seal fail.

- The WiFi remote is waterproof to 10 ft.

B-dee-b-dee-b-dee, that's all folks.
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Because of the way the housing is sealed, and because it's such low volume, you're best served by having the camera and housing at about the same temperature and (in air) pressure as where it will be used before closing the housing.
Those waterproof seals hold about a 5,000 foot altitude difference in air pressure before they burp. After a typical skydive they are sucked shut so tight you have to pry the door open with a quarter.
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Those waterproof seals hold about a 5,000 foot altitude difference in air pressure before they burp. After a typical skydive they are sucked shut so tight you have to pry the door open with a quarter.
"Dude, this footage is gonna be EPIC, if I can ever open the damn housing!"

From 10,000 to 5,000 ft is an increase of about 0.15 ATM. From sea level to 120 fsw is an increase of about 3.6 ATM. Yikes.

Thankfully I don't plan to open the housing when it's under that kind of pressure. It will be sealed at 1 ATM and then reopened at 1 ATM. But I do need the seals to hold up to the 3 to 4 ATM pressure increase, even with a slight temperature decrease of 10 or 15 degrees F.
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I filmed a quick video of my truck after I got it - mostly shot with a GoPro. It's the Ram 1500 Diesel

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"Dude, this footage is gonna be EPIC, if I can ever open the damn housing!"
Indeed, I've heard almost those exact words on several occasions. I quickly changed to the vented door and just deal with the wind noise.

Edit for clarification: They hold about a 5'000 increase in altitude before they burp out. I'm willing to bet they hold all of the vacuum on the way down.

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Indeed, I've heard almost those exact words on several occasions. I quickly changed to the vented door and just deal with the wind noise.

Edit for clarification: They hold about a 5'000 increase in altitude before they burp out. I'm willing to bet they hold all of the vacuum on the way down.
The way the gasket is shaped, it would seem that increasing pressure on the outside would enhance the seal. But of course that depends a lot on the uniformity of the manufacturing, too.

One of these days I'll dive with mine, and then I'll know.
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anyone try out the Polar Pro filters for the GoPro's?

I just picked up the 3 piece set last night, Macro Lens, Polarized and Neutral Density.

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I will need to get a filter and possibly a macro lens for diving at some point. So I'm interested to hear what you think of the design/mfg quality of the Polar Pro items.

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GoPro: Drainage Ditch Kayaking


Rush Sturges and Ben Marr lose control while kayaking down a drainage ditch in Lions Bay, British Columbia. Join the crew for a high paced 800+ meter descent reaching a top speed of 72 km/hr (45mph).

This is one of the more insane videos I've seen. It would have been so easy for them to flip and roll down that concrete drainage ditch.
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"coming up on your right" - passes him on the left I love Benny Marr.

all Ben and Rush's videos are awesome - the Canada day and American day ones are the best

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just realized those filters I bought are for the Hero 3+

now... can I just buy a "blackout" housing which is designed like the Hero 3+ housings and put my standard Hero3 into that housing, which then I could make the filters work?? anyone tried this?

or anyone with a Hero3 using these filters?
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