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Old 02-20-2014, 07:38 PM   #1
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Hey everyone. Uncle Sam has sent me elsewhere for a bit and I'm gonna do some diving down here in GTMO. What's the best way to use the camera while diving? Planning on spearfishing a lot , does anyone have a gopro mounted to a gun?
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Old 02-20-2014, 07:58 PM   #2
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Hey everyone. Uncle Sam has sent me elsewhere for a bit and I'm gonna do some diving down here in GTMO. What's the best way to use the camera while diving? Planning on spearfishing a lot , does anyone have a gopro mounted to a gun?
The bad thing about a gun mount is if you want to film someone else. You will be pointing a gun at someone. Most people get some type of helmet or head strap mount from what I've seen mostly.
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Helmet mount (might take some engineering) is the best , then head band strap, I suggest engineering a chin strap on it. The gun mount sucks because you can only see where you have it pointed, not where you are looking.
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Although I typically staple the camera to my head, this is not for the faint of heart. I recommend a helmet mount on a light-weight helmet.
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The best mount for quality footage is a HAND mount. I use a "goodman" handle off a dive light....which allows me to use the hand without letting go of the camera.
Gopro's head mount seems to work fine....especially if you wear a hood over it to secure it. Head mount just has too much movement for my taste. You end up getting all the action...but only a small percentage of it is quality video.
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I like having mine mounted to my petzl helmet, I don't have to worry about losing my camera or bumping my head. Like Scott said "You end up getting all the action...but only a small percentage of it is quality video." if your footage isn't messed up from all the movement, it'll probably have bubbles in it. The nice thing about having a bunch of bad footage is that people don't usally post a 17min video of themselves shooting one fish.

I don't think that there is a perfect mounting point for spearfishing?
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I use a head mounted GoPro and I agree completely with Firefishvideo... Quality video requires a little work and attention be paid to it... Hand mount for the best video, head mount for decent video...
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Hey thanks for the info everyone. I can't post any videos up from here but hopefully I will have some good pics up soon!
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I just saw where Xs scuba has a mask with a built in attachment for the go pro housing on it. Worth looking into. Still not as good as a hand mount but not too bad either.
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Old 02-22-2014, 04:44 AM   #10
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Many freedivers mount there masks or wear a head strap under the hood. And riffe just came out with a mantis mount for the "mantis" mask. I personally would rather have a dedicated filmer and swap out with each other to film, then again not being restricted on how many dives can be done it's a little easier for a tank-less diver.
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