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Best and Worst GoPro Accessory

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 

This post by a friend got me thinking.....

GoPro's are everywhere.  The amount of accessories that they come up with are mind-blowing.

What do you think is the worst accessory?

What do you think is the best accessory? 

 

 

Quote:
 GoPro: One of the raddest and most successful advancements in the video/photo industry.
GoPole: One of the most frustrating, ridiculous looking, ski patrol hated, gapertastic should-be-gnar-points-detracting ideas in the world.
post #2 of 17

I like the chest mount - not quite as geeky as on top of the helmet. Easier to operate as well.

post #3 of 17

Probably can get some good video, but I'm pretty sure even I wouldn't wear this:

 

 

It reminds me of the city buses in Vancouver in how they tap into their overhead power source.

 

Below pic is from the old interweb-

post #4 of 17

Best- headboard mount

worst-everything else

post #5 of 17

IMO the worst GoPro accessory is the ski pole mount.  There is nothing worse than a skiing video that screams "me, me, me" and does not allow you to see the skier or his/her point of view.  Just a waste of video on ego games.

post #6 of 17

Best accessory is either a wingsuit or an Audi R18 TDI.

post #7 of 17

Saw this on the old inter-web:

 

 

post #8 of 17

Rhino Swivel Mount > everything

 

I still can't bring myself to spend that much money on it but I'm working on building a cheapo version at the moment. 

 

post #9 of 17

one of these to store all the video that you are gonna shot

 

 

And one of these to edit it on

CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 90

gpro don't sell em but ....

 

you are gonna need em :D

post #10 of 17
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Originally Posted by near nyquist View Post
 

one of these to store all the video that you are gonna shot

 

 

And one of these to edit it on

CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 90

gpro don't sell em but ....

 

you are gonna need em :D

Macbook Air is going to be cutting it close. If you want to get serious, you need a desktop or at least a full size laptop with a real video card, not integrated graphics.

post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by sennaDog View Post
 

Macbook Air is going to be cutting it close. If you want to get serious, you need a desktop or at least a full size laptop with a real video card, not integrated graphics.

 

Well that's just for starters, you can see what getting a go-pro leads too

 

More hardware :cool

post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by MidwestPete View Post
 

Probably can get some good video, but I'm pretty sure even I wouldn't wear this:

 

 

 

I actually have one of those (VuVantage) -- picked it up on a Kickstarter campaign. I'd never use it at the resort, but I have tested it once or twice in the backcountry and the viewing angle does make GoPro videos watchable again. It is a pain to bring along, but it's light and works with any pack.

post #13 of 17

The best acessory by far is an editing program and learning how to use it.  And by learning how to use it I mean that over 90% of your go pro footage should never, ever be seen by anyone but you.  Shoot a lot but use a little.  The internet thanks you.

post #14 of 17

I got the Smatree Y1 monopod myself. Really solid for a GoPro stick, have even used it as a tripod extender and a hiking stick.

post #15 of 17

Friend of mine had this rotating arm on top of his helmet - GoPro attached (beneath the bar) on one end, looking back at himself, counter-weight on the other - about 30 inches long.  He'd flick the thing so the camera rotated around his head while filming him skiing.  He was forever waiting until nobody else was in sight before he used it 'cause it looked ridiculous.  I've not seen the footage, but I imagine it would be quite odd to watch.

 

He also had a static arm he could mount on his helmet that stuck the camera out in front of his face, looking back at himself.  That inspired a few strange looks from other punters in cafes when he walked in.

post #16 of 17
I'm so glad I don't have one of those.
post #17 of 17

I would like to see a rig where two arms extended about 8 feet to either side from the skier, each with a mounted GoPro pointed forward. The slight difference in perspective between the vantage points of the two cameras could probably be processed into 3D footage....It would be very practical, I'm sure, in tight trees and crowded lift lines.

 

I'm also waiting for the Ultra4K extreme wide angle version of the GoPro, which was first demoed by Al Franken in 1988:

 

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