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
Look forward to your replies!
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.
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