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Old 02-02-2013, 06:57 AM   #2206
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There are flakey batteries out there, I got 3 out of 4 but GP was good about replacing them. As Emmbeedee mentioned, the higher wattage wall charger is needed for the H3, not sure what a 12V usb charger puts out but the Apple wall charger does the job, a computer's USB port doesn't cut it. I've used the Wasabi batteries and charger on my H2 and it worked well, they're a great price too.
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:03 AM   #2207
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There are flakey batteries out there, I got 3 out of 4 but GP was good about replacing them. As Emmbeedee mentioned, the higher wattage wall charger is needed for the H3, not sure what a 12V usb charger puts out but the Apple wall charger does the job, a computer's USB port doesn't cut it. I've used the Wasabi batteries and charger on my H2 and it worked well, they're a great price too.
I guess the message is "try the batteries before you take them on a trip.." I also found these on Fleabay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/110990114860...84.m1423.l2649
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Old 02-04-2013, 01:05 PM   #2208
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I charge my H3 Black from the USB port on my laptop with no problems. But, for some reason, it only works when I use the GoPro-supplied USB cable. When I use my "regular" USB cable (which works fine for all my other uses), the H3 doesn't charge.
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Old 02-04-2013, 01:44 PM   #2209
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Seems like USB can be a bit finicky. I have a macbook pro at home and a Dell laptop at work. My H3 charges fine on either, but my iPad won't charge on the Dell while it will charge on the MBP.
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:12 AM   #2210
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Has anybody mounted the GoPro on a hat? How did you do it? Pics?


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Old 02-11-2013, 12:17 PM   #2211
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I don't want to say i'm tired of all the angles i've used....i'm just looking for something...better?

Third person is what i'm shooting for.

Something similar to the one in the vid.

[IMG][/IMG]



what i've come up with so far...take one of these


get the longest length I can and remove all the legs and just use one of them....then somehow attach it into my backpack.

My riding/hiking backpack has a separate water bladder compartment that is very tight, I could slip the leg of the gorilla pod into it. Just havent figured out how to secure it inside the bladder compartment...would need some sort of base.

I've been researching it a bit...some of the ones i've seen on youtube are massive...big old pvc piping...

Figure there are some creative people on here, maybe someone can chime in and give me some ideas.

i'm pretty certain it would be one kick arse angle.


1911fan - i think one of these would be your best bet, unless you made something yourself.
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:19 PM   #2212
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Check this out


http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...=354220&is=REG





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I don't want to say i'm tired of all the angles i've used....i'm just looking for something...better?

Third person is what i'm shooting for.

Something similar to the one in the vid.

[IMG][/IMG]



what i've come up with so far...take one of these


get the longest length I can and remove all the legs and just use one of them....then somehow attach it into my backpack.

My riding/hiking backpack has a separate water bladder compartment that is very tight, I could slip the leg of the gorilla pod into it. Just havent figured out how to secure it inside the bladder compartment...would need some sort of base.

I've been researching it a bit...some of the ones i've seen on youtube are massive...big old pvc piping...

Figure there are some creative people on here, maybe someone can chime in and give me some ideas.

i'm pretty certain it would be one kick arse angle.


1911fan - i think one of these would be your best bet, unless you made something yourself.
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:27 PM   #2213
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Check this out
Def. along the lines of what i'm looking for.

One thing that pops out to me though, I think something with a little bit of 'give' would be beneficial. If you happen to snag a low lying branch or something of that nature.....just thinking out loud...thanks for the link
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:38 PM   #2214
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the nock off

anyone try one of these ?http://www.ebay.com/itm/Astak-Action...90859074092%26
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:52 PM   #2215
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Thinking of getting a Go Pro. How many hours of recording time do you get from a 32GB card? a 64 card? Do they both work equally well in the camera? Thanks,
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:07 AM   #2216
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Thinking of getting a Go Pro. How many hours of recording time do you get from a 32GB card? a 64 card? Do they both work equally well in the camera? Thanks,
Depends on the res you want to shoot at, I shoot at 1080/60 allot with an H3B and it works out to 13GB per hr of video. Battery's good for about an hour.
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:44 PM   #2217
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Thanks, appreciate the help
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:42 PM   #2218
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My gut feeling is you get what you pay for.....or maybe it's just telling me I'm hungry.

A quick Google search suggests it uses the GoPro-2 A5 chipset.

More info here......
https://www.google.com/webhp?hl=en&t...w=1044&bih=565

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Old 02-13-2013, 02:31 AM   #2219
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Has anybody mounted the GoPro on a hat? How did you do it? Pics?


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Here is a fairly poor video of my Dog Taxi and it was done with a Eye of Mine mount that I had put on the bill of my ballcap. The lighting was very poor when I shot this video and I was really just trying to experiment with the camera and not show of the sidecar in any real manner. I didn't spend a lot of time in editing the video, so what you see is what you get. I have seen some hat camera mounts that use the GoPro tripod adaptor and The Frame or perhaps the clear housing, but I opted for the Eye of Mine camera mount, as I find it much lighter and easier to work with. I didn't use an external mic, so the audio is from the camera only. I did use a Rage Cams lens protector on my H3 Silver camera for this video. Some of what I am pointing to in the video is just not clear enough, due to only the overhead light being on, but for the most part, this ballcap camera mount seemed to be pretty steady, allowed me to pan and tilt as I desired and stayed in place on my head. I can't seem to embet the videos very well at this site for some reason, so here is my flickr set on the DIY ballcap camera mount and the video, as well.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/a1930fo...7632752650003/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/a1930fo...7632754616680/

I have not tried the ballcap camera mount out enough to say I love it or anything, but I can already say it was easy and cheap to build and I find it another mount to add to my mount kit. I will suggest that you make sure your hat is going to fit tightly on your head, but the Eye of Mine clamp is better than the GoPro tripod one, in that there is more stability on the bill of the cap in my opinion. Eye of Mine sold these mounts for about $14 bucks in the past. I have no idea if they still offer them or not, but they fit any GoPro camera and won't require as many pieces as the GoPro tripod adaptor and associated parts. I used a small rubberband to teather the camera to the mount. Good luck in making one if this one fits what your looking for.
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:07 AM   #2220
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Thanks- heading off to search the interwebz.



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