Sharp Pictures, Great Videos, Use Your Gopro HD Hero 3!
That is not particularly good if you want to record long running events such as weddings or concerts. Obviously the Gopro was designed as a wearable camera so many people reading this will think “what's the point”? Well, there are possibilities for adding power to various sporting activities but there is a growing number of people like me who use the Gopro's for recording non-sporting events too.
The flat surfaces mean I can use one of the many sticky attachments from the Gopro to attach it to. I think one on top with the frame attached and one underneath with the tripod mount so it would, in effect, be sandwiched between the normal mounting processes.
Obviously this would add bulk but for myself when I want to shoot weddings with a simple, unobtrusive and locked down camera, this is perfect.
I could attach the GoPro HD Hero 3 to the suction mount and then onto the car as normal, and next to it, I could have the battery pack attached to my other suction mount for additional power. However, I don't see me filming myself driving for long periods unless racing or motorbiking acrossAfricaagain.
With either a slight modification to the Hero 3′s casing or by using the Gopro HD Hero 2 and its skeleton housing, you could attach the camera to your helmet and run the 70cm battery cord through to the battery pack in your jacket pocket. You could even attach the pack to your helmet.
I used the “non-waterproof” Contour Plus camera on my crash helmet for a 1000 mile, off road, dusty and wet Enduro ride down toSouth Afrciawith no problems ...
Buy one or two extra batteries at £20 each.
These are simply spare Gopro batteries that you exchange when one runs out. This option works best for situations where you don't need to be filming constantly. I think this works well as you can endlessly charge one battery whilst the other is being used each time or having two or three spare batteries will mean you can stay on the slopes or hills for longer between charges.
One battery plus BacPac will last around 2 hours but the cheaper option of 1 battery plus two spares will run for around 3 and a half hours and cost you £10 less.
It is so trouble.
Until an option I stumbled recently was to use an backup external battery source.
I am sure there are a number of ways to quickly and easily attach the Gopro power bank for every day use of the Gopro when you need more power. Hopefully, Gopro will manufacture longer lasting batteries in the future. But for now, the Infinite One of Kinkoo is the best choice.
The Infinite One of Kinkoo is a stylish and functional power bank for Gopro on the go. Simply charge the case before you leave, and the Infinite One will charge your Gopro all day. The LED light lets you check the battery and the charge levels, so you know when either needs to be recharged.