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Old 07-10-2015, 08:03 AM
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Just got the Go Pro 4 for my birthday. Where is the ideal place to put it on the boat. Also, what is the best attachment to secure it? I have a center console with a T-top.

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Old 07-10-2015, 08:49 AM
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Go to amazon and search for gopro clamps an accessories, there are endless types and varieties. I use this one and it works great.

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Have you tried to edit some videos on your computer? It takes a good bit of processing power to deal with the files.
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I like the gooseneck clamp. I can put it anyplace on my t-top. I also use a tube attachment as a selfie stick. Some shots:

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Suction cup mount works really well, I've used it on the boat and car at high speeds with no issue. Nice pics Danny!
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Originally Posted by cwe123 View Post
Suction cup mount works really well, I've used it on the boat and car at high speeds with no issue. Nice pics Danny!
I use mine with a handlebar clamp off the top center of the t top and then use a phone or the remote to turn it on.
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Originally Posted by demjjm View Post
I use mine with a handlebar clamp off the top center of the t top and then use a phone or the remote to turn it on.
^^This^^^


Gives a great, steady perspective. The phone app is a must, especially for flipping the camera view upside down.
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Floating handle is a must. When swimming and hanging out you get all the shots.

Use it in a pool for some practice.

I have awesome underwater photos of the kids.
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Originally Posted by Chuckster View Post
^^This^^^


Gives a great, steady perspective. The phone app is a must, especially for flipping the camera view upside down.
I am going to try the upside feature. I have mine facing up, however after some rough seas it did flip down once. I changed the perspective in the app but I never did take any video or pics from the upside down perspective.

This shot is on the regular facing up position on a handle bar clamp on the back if the t top.
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I leave mine inverted so when I take it down off the T-top mount, I can put it right onto the selfie stick for underwater shots without having to flip the perspective back to normal.

I'm not a rich THT'er with triples who can afford multiple GoPros...
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Thanks for all the ideas guys.
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All things GoPro.

http://www.thehulltruth.com/boating-...-q-thread.html

Couple of tips:
1. When using an extension pole, angle the camera so the pole is not visible.
2. Don't stare at the camera so much. If you do, edit that part out. It will look as if someone else is filming.
3. Like others have said, inverting the camera, on the pole and in the camera setting, will give steadier footage.

Handle bar clamp on the top of the windshield railing is a main stay clamp I use more than others.
Another one on an extendable painters pole works great.

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One of the coolest I've seen is where they put one on a quad copter and flew it right next to the boat. Take a look it's out on YouTube. http://youtu.be/69_c3joaHkk

Nice boat too!
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Take a piece of PVC pipe 3 inches long and cut it in half (on its axis). Drill a hole in the middle for 1/4 in screw, and countersink it for a countersunk head screw. Put the screw in (from inside pipe) then place a fender washer on the od of pipe, top it off with a nut to secure washer. Put JB weld under washer to create a flat landing on pipe. Let it dry overnight. Take the tripod mount for GoPro, and replace the nut. Now the GoPro is mounted to PVC. You can then mount PVC/GoPro anywhere on your t top with 2 Velcro straps.
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Forgot to add, put 1/4 thick strips of foam (one side coated with adhesive, peel off stuff) on id of pipe.

Make two at the same time
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Originally Posted by TSeck930 View Post
One of the coolest I've seen is where they put one on a quad copter and flew it right next to the boat. Take a look it's out on YouTube. http://youtu.be/69_c3joaHkk

Nice boat too!

http://www.thehulltruth.com/boating-...o-q-thead.html



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On my boat, I use the handlebar mount on the spare pole for dock lines. I extend the pole and secure it with a PFD I keep on the lounge seat back. It works well. During a recent shark tournament, my friend took an old rod blank and put a mount on that. We placed the blank in one of the rocket launchers. The footage was incredible.
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