GoPro Do's and Don'ts?

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  1. Rob / PA

    Rob / PA Grizzled Veteran

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    My girlfriend bought me a GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition camera

    I bought another couple $100 worth or accessories....

    Feedback....

    Tell me some Do's and Don'ts and some should's and should nots.
     
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    Don't use the waterproof housing if you want usable audio. Depending on what you're planning to shoot, shoot 120fps for ultra slow motion, otherwise 60 and/or 30fps is fine (the black shoots 1080p/60 right)?

    What mounts did you buy?

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    Do - Send it to me to figure it all out for you.

    Don't - Delay sending it to me to figure it all out for you.

    I am such a giving guy!
     
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    Forget trying to use the audio from it at all. They aren't the best in low light, and make sure to turn it off when done!
     
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    X2, especially the battery life. The only way I made it through the entire tough mudder on one battery was turning it completely off in between obstacles, and this was on the 2 which has better battery like than the 3.

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  7. Rob / PA

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    Mounts, practically all of them LOL... Tripod, headstrap, clamp, handle bar/ pole, extra curved and flat mounts.. figured every scenario I'd use it for, treestands, kayaking, Harley, etc.. etc...

    Got extra battery, touch LCD screen, came with remote...
     
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    If you mount it on your bow, set it to narrow angle. Wide angle is nearly useless in that case.

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    If you use it in a boat attach a float of some sort on it! They will not float for a second! Don't ask, Yes.
     
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    I don't mean to piggy back off of your post but I am considering purchasing one myself. The convenience of it is much better it seems then lugging out a video camera. Are they worth it??


    Put your chin up, pull your hat down, and be a cowboy.
     
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    Thanks guys....
     

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