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Old 12-26-2013, 10:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys,

I have been years now using a flip cam on the slopes...several problems with this..no rig so I'm holding it in my hand...and the worst part about it is the format it records in is not a very friendly format to edit. So for a few years I've been wanting a GOPro and the wife finally came through for me..now I want to know...what are your tips for a new Gopro user....anything you can share would be great since I live in Florida and won't really get to play around with this thing in mountain/snow conditions till this years trip...do I need anti fog? Whats best rig for snowboarding action capture? helmet? front helmet? snowboard it self..obviously it depends on what I'm after but I'd just like to know what you guys have already found out so I don't have to waste my limited time on the slopes
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Old 12-26-2013, 10:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I have no hands on experience so far, but just ordered mine on the 24th so I have been doing some research. Below are the websites I have bookmarked and maybe they will provide you with a little useful info.

GoPro Hero 3 - Mounting Tips & Tricks! - YouTube - Mounting Tips.
MicBergsma - YouTube - Dude has like 290 Go Pro Tip Videos.
How to: doing time-lapse driving videos with a GoPro Hero3 | A Whole Lotta Nothing - Time lapse tips.
Make GoPro Hero 3 1080p 60fps MP4 Footages Editable on Adobe Premiere Pro - Format conversion for Premiere Editing.
http://lewiswalsh.com/gopromodes.pdf - PDF of modes and their usefulness.

Have fun! Share your videos when you get some. I can't wait to get mine!
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Old 12-26-2013, 10:46 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I was gonna buy one today but forgot my cash at home

Either pole or helmet. Helmet seems most common as you wont need to carry that pole around all day.

I have been looking into the 3rd person mounts. This looks very cool as well and should give some pretty cool vids. Check some of them out on youtube.
The Micbergsma guy is one I just saw last night using the 3rd person. I'm sure I could make something simple and will give that a shot before I spend money on a rig

Tip: I'd add a small leash/cord to the GoPro that way if it pops off with out you knowing it will still be attached to your helmet and not lost for someone to possibly find in the summer
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Old 12-26-2013, 10:51 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I personally think a pole gets some of the best footage. If you're with people and following them, a helmet mount can be good, but I still prefer my pole mount over any other mount I've tried so far.
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is fogging a big issue when in snow?
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Not with the anti fog strips.
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Old 12-27-2013, 01:38 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Not with the anti fog strips.
This plus a dose of rain-x on snowy days and you'll be set.
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