GoPro Camera...

Discussion in 'General Firearm Forum' started by Djstudter702, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. Djstudter702

    Djstudter702 Dj Studter

    Does anyone have a GoPro camera? I've seen some videos of them attached to their Glocks and was wondering if you had to purchase a specific model and/or bracket. My camcorder has finally gone bad and isn't worth the money to try and fix. Any information, opinions, or other recommendations would be great. Wanting to get something that is small, lightweight, and takes great videos like the ones I've seen.
     
  2. Webphisher

    Webphisher Duct Tape, Alabama Chrome

    There is a rail mount you can buy for like $30. It attaches to one of the standard mounts that comes with the GoPro. I have one and no matter how much you tighten it it jumps up with recoil. So I am going to buy another housing so that I can glue the house and the plastic part together. You can't glue it to the mount that goes on the rail because the screw to tighten it is under where the clip goes. Also be careful when tightening it because it can go through the polymer frame. Otherwise it's cool as hell to play with. I just keep forgetting to take it to the range.
     

  3. Why do you guys use this? Seems like a lot of effort, what are the benefits?
     
  4. Webphisher

    Webphisher Duct Tape, Alabama Chrome

    The first photo is the mount you by. The second photo shows it attached. The black screw on the second photo is what I mean about glueing to the GoPro camera. Hope the pics make more sense.
     

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  5. Webphisher

    Webphisher Duct Tape, Alabama Chrome

    Why not? Lol. Makes for some fun videos. I'll get around to making some and post them.
     
  6. Djstudter702

    Djstudter702 Dj Studter

    Thanks for the info. But did you buy a certain model GoPro? And for the rail mount, did you purchase it from GoPro or from someone else? This really helps, thanks.
     
  7. I was wondering if it was just for the videos, or for training purposes. Let me ask this way: How much does the camera weigh? How does it affect the weight, balance, and feel of the gun? For me range time is training time, and these factors change the normal state of my gun ergo diminish the benefits of training. I would imagine some argue that the camera provides another element of range time review, but such review seems like it would be useless as the factors of the review would be entirely based on and affected by the very presence of the camera.
     
  8. Djstudter702

    Djstudter702 Dj Studter

    My girlfriend and I are usually shooting at the same time and that makes it pretty hard to get some pics or videos of myself. lol
     
  9. so you point the gun at yourself to get a photo?
     
  10. Djstudter702

    Djstudter702 Dj Studter

    I'd have to say for personal review on my shooting technique. Also to make some fun videos when I go out to the desert.
     
  11. thats my point, is your technique not in any way affected by the camera itself? Would that not make the review inaccurate?
     
  12. Webphisher

    Webphisher Duct Tape, Alabama Chrome

    I bought the standard GoPro. Think it's the outdoors model and it came with it all. The clip that mounts the camera in the packaging is the same you use.

    Nuckin,

    For me it's more like making vids of what the gun sees during combat. Kind of like a helmet cam just another angle. Again for me it's just for fun.

    If you wanted to use it for training you could empty and clear the gun. Turn it on and let it run while you practice draws or something and see if you ever muzzle sweep someone I guess. The camera itself is very light and doesn't seem to affect my shooting at all. I don't notice any less muzzle flip. I'm sure it's similar weight to some flash lights so it might not offset the balance too much if you normally train with one.

    Range time is training time for me too that's probably why I always forget to put it on lol.
     
  13. With my other hobby I have had a lot of experience with these personal video devices. If you are in the market. Please take a look at the contour video camera. I have a couple and IMO they kill the go pro in terms of quality and user interface.

    Personally. I hate the way you have to turn the gopro on. In terms of motorcycles. There are 2 major flaws. It's very difficult to hit the button with racing gloves on to turn it on and it's also difficult to see if you're recording in the sun. The little flashy red light is not bright at all.

    Contour beeps to let you know you're recording and also when you stop. It has little lasers you can turn on to make sure your aimed the right way and a rotating head s if you mount it sideways you can rotate the lens to make sure your level instead of sideways.

    Contour also had a gps model that will track your location and stepped and elevation and what not to review later. It even shows your path on screen when watching your video.
     
  14. I've got a couple of GoPros but have only used them for on board footage while on the bikes. Don't waste your time with the non HD models.
     
  15. Hmm that makes sense
     
  16. Webphisher

    Webphisher Duct Tape, Alabama Chrome

    Ya Ive got the Hero2 and the image quality on it is SICK. Sadly I live with a complete anti-gun person and well, its her house so I can't really run around the house to make a video. But soon I'll try to get out with it and have some fun.
     
  17. Djstudter702

    Djstudter702 Dj Studter

    Thanks everyone for your input. Ended up getting the GoPro HD Hero2 Outdoor Edition. Found the rail mount site with help from Webphisher and it's on its way. Hoping to have some videos up here soon.