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melody1204 08-15-2012 10:33 AM

Using GoPro camera to inspect bottom/prop
 
Here's a video we made with our GoPro camera. We wanted to take a look to see how bad the bottom looked before we cleaned it. What we saw when we popped the SD card into the laptop was a surprise! We just took an old boat hook, by the way, and a little bit of drilling here, a couple of screws here, and we had our own camera extender!

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americanfrog 09-07-2012 01:44 AM

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awesome, i love my gopro and use it all the time but had never thought of this. how cool, thanks for the tip. that's on my list for this weekend.

SailingSloop 11-17-2012 12:53 PM

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Great idea using the waterproof cam that way!

Faster 11-17-2012 01:09 PM

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If the water's clear you can also do a cursory inspection with a mechanic's mirror on a stick..

Fstbttms 11-17-2012 03:31 PM

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SailingSloop 11-17-2012 11:35 PM

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Thanks for the mirror idea!

svRafiki 08-24-2013 02:03 PM

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I've a GoPro too - but can't find a way to improve the sharpness of the image when filming underwater :( - anyone got any tips?

glymroff 08-25-2013 04:01 PM

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take off the lens cap. jk, sorry could not resist.

Fstbttms 08-25-2013 08:17 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by svRafiki (Post 1078874)
I've a GoPro too - but can't find a way to improve the sharpness of the image when filming underwater :( - anyone got any tips?

There are aftermarket housings designed to improve the GoPro's imaging performance underwater. To to ScubaBoard - Scuba Diving Forum - Diving Social Network - ScubaBoard Home and poke around there. Many threads on the subject.

fred1diver 09-12-2013 07:43 PM

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I've bought the GoPro dive housing and wow, what difference it makes in the image sharpness and quality :)


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