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Okay...so this whole "sailing advice" thing seems to be skewed toward lonely, bitter old dudes. There are certain things that this sorrowful demographic just won't (can't possibly) know.

So, when it comes to sailing in cool new ways, there is a great body of knowledge in the punks of CG2.

This is the thread for that. I'll start...
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In terms of sound quality, the Hero sucks. What's the best action HD cam out there that can actually grab good audio (not the tinny Hero sound, not the wind-blasted-killed-audio cam, etc.).

I've looked at everything from the Hero to the Ion. I need something better.
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Okay...so this whole "sailing advice" thing seems to be skewed toward lonely, bitter old dudes. There are certain things that this sorrowful demographic just won't (can't possibly) know.
Wow, Smack.. I've not heard you describe yourself like that before. Bad day at the office, huh?!?
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Wow, Smack.. I've not heard you describe yourself like that before. Bad day at the office, huh?!?
Great day at the office, actually! I just made tens of thousands today! But who cares?

Let's just call it - reality.

When the ongoing conversation is continually about paper charts and wooden boats...I get very bored. Very.

I'm much more interested in sailing in 2015+. Not 1750. I guess it's just the way I roll.

Any advice on the HDcam?
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Great day at the office, actually! I just made tens of thousands today! But who cares?

Let's just call it - reality.

When the ongoing conversation is continually about paper charts and wooden boats...I get very bored. Very.

I'm much more interested in sailing in 2015+. Not 1750. I guess it's just the way I roll.
I know you're not the only one here like that.. each to their own, I say.


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Any advice on the HDcam?
Only that the GoPro Hero3+ Black seems to be the current pic of the bunch... but you're never going to get good non-wind-blown audio using the internal mic. It simply is not designed for that.

What you need to do is pick a camera with good video quality and an external mic connection, buy a good quality one with a windsock and mount it appropriately.

Just to prove I'm not completely the old 1750's fuddy-duddy you might think I am, here's a YT clip I found that might be of some help:
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Re: Advice From Young Punks

You could record the audio track separately and then mix it back in during post-production. What kind of thing are you trying to record?
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Ultimate GoPro Mics:

My GoPro Rig Setup - GoPro Tip #154:
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Just a quick little rant here....I F'ING HATE GO-PROS! Sure I see the appeal of an HD camera that any 'radical' dude with little or no actual photography skills, or even the most rudimentary eye for composition, can strap to his skate board helmet, surfboard nose, or backstay, and show how 'extreme' he is through some f'd up fish-eye lens....oh, and why not throw in a sh*tty under-water sounding mic while your at it...since your just going to add some crappy sound track to it anyway....

If I sound like a lonely bitter old dude, so be it. But I work in television, and go-pros and their distorted #$&*@ shots are the bane of my existence.
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Re: Advice From Young Punks

Ah Tenoch, you don't sound at all a lonely bitter old dude. Of course it is frustrating to feel like your skills and knowledge are become obsolete.

I have to agree, for what smackdaddy needs, which is documenting a personal time and adventure, the GoPro might be his best option, which indeed can be combined with a separate mic and then put all together later. That is, if he needs a hands free camera.
If not, there are other options, but these are not hands free (especially on a sailboat).
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Re: Advice From Young Punks

We bought the 3+ and it is pretty neat. But it has taken this lonely bitter old dude a while to figure it out. I have a hard time getting the blue light to stop blinking. I spent an hour cursing at it last weekend. Apparently the wifi works even when the camera is off?
What ever happened to the old Polaroids?
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