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GoPro - What do you think?

I have personally always been a bit cynical. They are advertised in a very aspirational way for extreme sports such as snowboarding, skydiving, surfing etc... And yes, if you do need a light weight waterproof camera that you can take with you to the top of K2 for a base jump back down again then I am sure they are great!

I have dabbled for a while now with some filming and editing mainly around boats and with regard to the yacht deliveries we undertake.

I originally used a Xacti and now also have a Panasonic HC-X900. I have never considered a GoPro with any seriousness until recently one of our crew sent some footage over that he had taken during the delivery of a Jeanneau 43 from the UK to Greece. Amazing underwater shots!

I enjoyed editing this short film, although do feel quite envious!


So, should I ask Santa for a GoPro this year?

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Re: GoPro - What do you think?

Bought GoPros for both of my boys and both used them a lot. One of my boys is no longer alive and his Gopro moments are prescious to me beyond words.

I am so glad my wife chose to buy them for the boys.
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Re: GoPro - What do you think?

Pete, from what I've heard the GoPro cameras are "best in class". Great video, built stronger than anything else. Everyone else is still playing catch-up.
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Re: GoPro - What do you think?

I cant speak about any others but my GoPro has been all over. It works great on the boat, fits in a backpack or even in the pocket of my jacket, quite a versatile piece. Never have to worry about anything other than remembering to keep it charged. Great video quality and accessory mounts are cheap and can be bought anywhere...even westmarine!
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Re: GoPro - What do you think?

My oldest son is a fanatic snow skier and uses a Go Pro to record stuff that scares the @rap out of us. Excellent quality, and if some of the falls he takes can't break it then I don't know what could. Makes me want to get one, but I never do anything interesting:-))
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Re: GoPro - What do you think?

The go pro is great, very versatile


I'd suggest much shorter videos. Check out the stats on yours on YouTube, you can see how long people watch it for
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Re: GoPro - What do you think?

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So, should I ask Santa for a GoPro this year?

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yes definitely.

I was cynical too, but my youngest go one and brought it on our last trip. they are very well made and well thought out.

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Re: GoPro - What do you think?

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That where you are totally wrong. Spike left me a treasury of videos of his "regular life".
He would put the Gopro on his head while working at the forge. He would not say a thing. He just video's his work while he did it. He made a video of how to bake an apple pie. He put the Gopro on his head and rode his motor scooter through the neighborhood.
He video'd feeding his pet turtle, Diamond, soy beans.

In time those mundane looks into someone's life can be very valuable.
I would bet you do a lot of interesting things.
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Re: GoPro - What do you think?

Ask Santa for a GoPro plus a Jenneau 44 as an accessory.
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Re: GoPro - What do you think?

Have been researching a waterproof camera/video camera for the boat. The GoPro was initially my first thought but in looking at recent customer reviews, it seems like there are quite a few negative ratings about QC issues. I am leaning toward a Lumix now. It gets great reviews and takes 16mp pix as well as video. Would be interested to hear what other sailors have to say about their experiences with cameras for use on the boat.
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