(GoPro) Mounting positions

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(GoPro) Mounting positions

Postby GER170 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:49 pm

Father christmas brought me a GoPro camera this year.

I have seen a lot of really good footage on youtube and wonder where and how (additional mounts, tape, poles etc) the cameras where fitted.

It would be great if you could share your most popular positions here :lol:
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Re: (GoPro) Mounting positions

Postby Rick » Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:55 pm

Please send them in and I'll add to the Pimp my skiff section.

Like http://www.mustoskiff.com/pimp-my-skiff ... racket.htm
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Re: (GoPro) Mounting positions

Postby skiffboy » Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:24 am

I have a flat mount on the deck behind the kite chute. It needs to be tucked in as far under the chute and sock as you dare but gives a great view of you on both tacks and the horizon to tell you when your not flat. I also tried the suction cup mount, but it sits up too high and snags the kite sheets.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTS9pbtUGBs&feature=g-upl&context=G2b1c8c7AUAAAAAAAAAA

I still think duchonic has some of the better videos and diverse angles. Take a look at some of his stuff on youtube

PS Rick - I can't embed video in this forum?

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Postby Rick » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:01 am

skiffboy wrote:PS Rick - I can't embed video in this forum?


I don't think phpBB support that :?
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Postby paul manning » Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:47 pm

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I tell you what, you've got a very good Father Christmas :D
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Postby Rick » Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:55 pm

paul manning wrote:Iver

I tell you what, you've got a very good Father Christmas :D


In Germany isn't it Santa Claus?
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Re: (GoPro) Mounting positions

Postby RUS213 » Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:08 pm

I got the same gift from Ded Moroz (Russian Santa Claus) - Go Pro HD Hero (naked). And I am also very interested to know the best locations and methods of lashing/securing from the transom (back side) - to get the view from behind and to see all my movements in the boat. It would be great to hear the advices.

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Postby paul manning » Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:38 pm

Yaroslav

Another lucky boy :!:

In previous years, before GoPro, we tied a tube to the back of the wing, so it stuck out around 1.5m backwards. This gave a good rear view.
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Re: (GoPro) Mounting positions

Postby Emilien » Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:21 pm

Hello,
You can mount it on a stick at the end of the boom, like on this one:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWk5ksNOGAU

I'm currently building a new stick (from a broken carbon tiller extension), will take some pictures to show the system.

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Re: (GoPro) Mounting positions

Postby RUS213 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:40 pm

Emilien, nice - waiting for pictures. By the way, what is the distance between the camera and the end of boom (how far the camera is located from the end of the boom) ?

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Re: (GoPro) Mounting positions

Postby rme » Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:14 am

http://www.freeimagehosting.net/90e82

i found that directly forward of the foot loops was good, although only for 1 tack!
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Postby Emilien » Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:14 pm

RUS213 wrote:Emilien, nice - waiting for pictures. By the way, what is the distance between the camera and the end of boom (how far the camera is located from the end of the boom) ?


Initially about 40cm, next one will be close to one meter.

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Re: (GoPro) Mounting positions

Postby Bruce » Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:02 am

I use the Fly Mount (http://www.flymount.com/features.html) and attach directly to the top of the mast or onto an old Laser tiller which is tied onto the end of the rack for this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hc5ESnrmTCo
I use a different camera, which has a narrower field of vision than the GoPro, hence only seeing my feet on Starboard tack. I believe the Fly Mount also works with the GoPro cameras.
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Re: (GoPro) Mounting positions

Postby duchonic » Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:18 pm

Father christmas -> i thought is was a girl...

I have only one advise for you and i hope i'm not to late...
...It's about the package of the camera, if you buy the camera
it is mounted on a square plastic thing. I hope you haven't throu
away this little masterpiece! Use this piece together with
"ducktape, silvertape or wathever" and you can mount the camera
weherever (Boat, Racks, Sails) you want!

Have fun!
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Re: (GoPro) Mounting positions

Postby GER170 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:47 am

Thanks Nick for the excellent insider tip!
Luckily I am a German white-bread and have kept the packaging...
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