GO pro users need input

Discussion in 'Cameras' started by Dave King, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. Dave King

    Dave King Well-Known Member

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    I am not ready to put my 2 axis gimble on my C8 just yet so I'm mounting a Go Pro 3 under boom 1. I would like to hook up the camera to the FPV system. I want to use the enclosed housing that comes with the Go Pro because I can angle the camera. But I would have to drill out a hole in the enclosed housing for the cable to access the camera. Is this what others are doing? I would have to do this anyway if I wanted to mount the Gro Pro to the camera gimble since the camera itself doesn't have a tripod mounting thread.
     
  2. Steve Maller

    Steve Maller UAV Grief Counselor

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    GoPro definitely make a tripod mount. I have one (2, actually). They work well.
    http://gopro.com/camera-mounts/tripod-mount/?gclid=COz9j5-W_LQCFQhyQgodM28A-w

    WRT getting video out, you have two options: HDMI and composite. Obviously composite is easier, but both require mods to the case. I'm not sure why they haven't made a "skeleton" case for the Hero3. They have one for the Hero2: http://gopro.com/camera-accessories/hd-skeleton-housing. I'd suggest using a Hero2 for FPV if you have one.

    You can also just use velcro straps to hold the camera in place. That's what I do. No case at all. The GoPro is so light you don't need a lot of force to keep it from flying away.
     
  3. Dave King

    Dave King Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Steve but the tripod mount still needs to bolt to the case correct? Then you still have to worry about getting a cable inside the case? I like the skeleton case for the Pro 2. I was just hoping to avoid spending another $230.
     
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  5. Dave King

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    Thanks Gary!!
     

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