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Old 01-13-2011, 12:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Gopro Hero HD Mounting?

For all of you that have this awesome device where are you mounting it? I'm looking for the best "mount areas" that look the best on replay. (top of helmet, front of helmet, side, etc...????)

I also picked up a pole to mount it that was as well.

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Old 01-13-2011, 01:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have the contourHD, which I have used on one 4-day trip so far.

From experience I will tell you that holding a pole to tape yourself will get old after 1 or 2 runs. A helmet mount (even though it looks dorky) is the way to go.
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Old 01-13-2011, 01:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have the contourHD, which I have used on one 4-day trip so far.

From experience I will tell you that holding a pole to tape yourself will get old after 1 or 2 runs. A helmet mount (even though it looks dorky) is the way to go.
this is exactly what I was thinking, but I had to try it. Got a cheap pole for like $12 bucks

I am curious if most ppl mount theirs right on top middle of their helmet or right at the forehead of the helmet?

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...w=1107&bih=725

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http://www.wavedreamer.co.uk/emporiu...ero_wide_4.jpg

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i see both. personal preference i guess.
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the pole gets the best footage but it is a pain to lug around. I only use the pole if i'm on vacation somewhere big where I don't mind lugging a backpack to keep the pole (& lunch, extra socks, base layers, etc.) while I'm not using it, which is most of the time.
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the pole gets the best footage but it is a pain to lug around. I only use the pole if i'm on vacation somewhere big where I don't mind lugging a backpack to keep the pole (& lunch, extra socks, base layers, etc.) while I'm not using it, which is most of the time.
I plan on doing this as well. I have two bigger trips planned this year in which the pole will be used.

Do you use it as a helmet mounted cam when its not on the pole?
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No I use it handheld. Attached a lanyard to it in case I bail so I don't lose it. Footage comes out OK that way. IDK, I just think the helmet cam POV is kinda boring. I probably won't try the helmet mount until I get back out west in April (hills around here are too small & stupid to bother with a helmet cam unless you want to watch my boardslides POV), and then I plan on doing just so I have a good variety of POV in the edits I put together.
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I can definately relate. Im struggling with the want to make sick videos, but I too think that the helmet thing is boring unless you are taping a friend in front of you.
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or you can rotate the camera and tape a friend who's following you

But yeah, I think the key to using the GoPro effectively is to change up the view and keep it fresh. Nobody wants to see 15 minutes of helmet cam!
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I think front of the helmet gives a better perspective than the very top. I like using the pole mount and helmet mount although I got a new helmet so I'm out of sticky mounts.
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