28 Dec 2007 12:30:55
Brian Sangeorzan
GoPro Mountings

Santa brought me a GoPro, and I'm looking for boom/mast/board mounting
techniques/suggestions. Also hoping to mount on an SUP this spring.
Pictures would be great. Hoping OBXBill will chime in here, for one.
Thanks
Brian




28 Dec 2007 18:45:39
Steve Elliott
Re: GoPro Mountings

Fun. Here are some mounting ideas:

This guy has all kinds of methods on his website here:

http://mauisurfreport.blogspot.com/2007/06/gopro-camera-mounts.html

If you want an easy helmet cam this is what I did:

http://www.copperlineinc.com/ws/front.jpg

http://www.copperlineinc.com/ws/back.jpg

Recipe:

1 - Old Gath helmet. You may use another type if an Old Gath is not
available.
1 - Chunk of EPP Foam
1 - spritz of 3M Hi Tack spray adhesive (http://www.amazon.com/3M-Hi-
Tack-Adhesive-76-Aerosol/dp/B000WZ3Y1U)
1 - Roll of srapping tape - You'll need less than a roll of course
2 - Generous dollops of E6100 Adhesive. E6000 will do but is a bit more
messy. (http://www.watergarden.org/s.nl/it.A/id.1193/.f)
1 - 12" Retention line - Old downhaul line will do.

Cut the EPP Foam to fit. Make a single U shape with slanting inner edges
to fit on the top of the helmet.

Spray the 3M Hi Tack over the EPP Foam. Do it outside when it's not very
windy. You will notice a strange sticky feeling on the hairs of your
arm. That goes away with time.

Wrap the EPP foam with strapping tape.

Glue the resulting contraption to the top of the Gath Helmet with the
E6100. Make sure it's stable while setting or it will slide off the
helmet or end up sideways.

Note: This is probably overkill. You could probably make this without
the Hi Tack and strapping tape. I happened to have all this left over
from my RC Combat flying days. (That's how we constructed our airplanes
- EPP Foam and strapping tape - virtually indestructable.) The retention
line is just added in case everything goes wrong and the camera flies
off the mount in a crash or something. Again, probably unnecessary.

Have fun.

Steve

"Brian Sangeorzan" <ub@wideopenwest.com > wrote in news:VMWdnXjeNKpTr-
janZ2dnUVZ_gadnZ2d@wideopenwest.com:

> Santa brought me a GoPro, and I'm looking for boom/mast/board mounting
> techniques/suggestions. Also hoping to mount on an SUP this spring.
> Pictures would be great. Hoping OBXBill will chime in here, for one.
> Thanks
> Brian
>
>
>



28 Dec 2007 16:00:12
Re: GoPro Mountings

I've just ordered a helmet mount, believe it comes with a bunch of
options suitable for masts, booms, etc, check the gopro website.
Kinda expensive with the extra shipping compared to getting the
'helmet pro' or whatever its called as the initial package. I hope
they get their wide-angle lens out soon.


29 Dec 2007 11:38:24
Brian Sangeorzan
Re: GoPro Mountings

Thanks Steve. Can't wait to try some of this. Got lots of time to fiddle -
the water is solid phase here in Michigan.
brian

"Steve Elliott" <jse6481@sbcglobal.net > wrote in message
news:nvbdj.55$jJ5.2@newssvr11.news.prodigy.net...
> Fun. Here are some mounting ideas:
>
> This guy has all kinds of methods on his website here:
>
> http://mauisurfreport.blogspot.com/2007/06/gopro-camera-mounts.html
>
> If you want an easy helmet cam this is what I did:
>
> http://www.copperlineinc.com/ws/front.jpg
>
> http://www.copperlineinc.com/ws/back.jpg
>
> Recipe:
>
> 1 - Old Gath helmet. You may use another type if an Old Gath is not
> available.
> 1 - Chunk of EPP Foam
> 1 - spritz of 3M Hi Tack spray adhesive (http://www.amazon.com/3M-Hi-
> Tack-Adhesive-76-Aerosol/dp/B000WZ3Y1U)
> 1 - Roll of srapping tape - You'll need less than a roll of course
> 2 - Generous dollops of E6100 Adhesive. E6000 will do but is a bit more
> messy. (http://www.watergarden.org/s.nl/it.A/id.1193/.f)
> 1 - 12" Retention line - Old downhaul line will do.
>
> Cut the EPP Foam to fit. Make a single U shape with slanting inner edges
> to fit on the top of the helmet.
>
> Spray the 3M Hi Tack over the EPP Foam. Do it outside when it's not very
> windy. You will notice a strange sticky feeling on the hairs of your
> arm. That goes away with time.
>
> Wrap the EPP foam with strapping tape.
>
> Glue the resulting contraption to the top of the Gath Helmet with the
> E6100. Make sure it's stable while setting or it will slide off the
> helmet or end up sideways.
>
> Note: This is probably overkill. You could probably make this without
> the Hi Tack and strapping tape. I happened to have all this left over
> from my RC Combat flying days. (That's how we constructed our airplanes
> - EPP Foam and strapping tape - virtually indestructable.) The retention
> line is just added in case everything goes wrong and the camera flies
> off the mount in a crash or something. Again, probably unnecessary.
>
> Have fun.
>
> Steve
>
> "Brian Sangeorzan" <ub@wideopenwest.com> wrote in news:VMWdnXjeNKpTr-
> janZ2dnUVZ_gadnZ2d@wideopenwest.com:
>
>> Santa brought me a GoPro, and I'm looking for boom/mast/board mounting
>> techniques/suggestions. Also hoping to mount on an SUP this spring.
>> Pictures would be great. Hoping OBXBill will chime in here, for one.
>> Thanks
>> Brian
>>
>>
>>
>




29 Dec 2007 11:39:19
Brian Sangeorzan
Re: GoPro Mountings

I saw they had mounting kits on their website, but $70-$80 seems a bit
pricey.
brian

<moreforce4@hotmail.com > wrote in message
news:cb0b1854-d347-407c-b431-f28468a404d1@e6g2000prf.googlegroups.com...
> I've just ordered a helmet mount, believe it comes with a bunch of
> options suitable for masts, booms, etc, check the gopro website.
> Kinda expensive with the extra shipping compared to getting the
> 'helmet pro' or whatever its called as the initial package. I hope
> they get their wide-angle lens out soon.




29 Dec 2007 11:46:38
Brian Sangeorzan
Re: GoPro Mountings

Steve,
I forgot to ask - how do you keep water spots off the lens?
brian

"Steve Elliott" <jse6481@sbcglobal.net > wrote in message
news:nvbdj.55$jJ5.2@newssvr11.news.prodigy.net...
> Fun. Here are some mounting ideas:
>
> This guy has all kinds of methods on his website here:
>
> http://mauisurfreport.blogspot.com/2007/06/gopro-camera-mounts.html
>
> If you want an easy helmet cam this is what I did:
>
> http://www.copperlineinc.com/ws/front.jpg
>
> http://www.copperlineinc.com/ws/back.jpg
>
> Recipe:
>
> 1 - Old Gath helmet. You may use another type if an Old Gath is not
> available.
> 1 - Chunk of EPP Foam
> 1 - spritz of 3M Hi Tack spray adhesive (http://www.amazon.com/3M-Hi-
> Tack-Adhesive-76-Aerosol/dp/B000WZ3Y1U)
> 1 - Roll of srapping tape - You'll need less than a roll of course
> 2 - Generous dollops of E6100 Adhesive. E6000 will do but is a bit more
> messy. (http://www.watergarden.org/s.nl/it.A/id.1193/.f)
> 1 - 12" Retention line - Old downhaul line will do.
>
> Cut the EPP Foam to fit. Make a single U shape with slanting inner edges
> to fit on the top of the helmet.
>
> Spray the 3M Hi Tack over the EPP Foam. Do it outside when it's not very
> windy. You will notice a strange sticky feeling on the hairs of your
> arm. That goes away with time.
>
> Wrap the EPP foam with strapping tape.
>
> Glue the resulting contraption to the top of the Gath Helmet with the
> E6100. Make sure it's stable while setting or it will slide off the
> helmet or end up sideways.
>
> Note: This is probably overkill. You could probably make this without
> the Hi Tack and strapping tape. I happened to have all this left over
> from my RC Combat flying days. (That's how we constructed our airplanes
> - EPP Foam and strapping tape - virtually indestructable.) The retention
> line is just added in case everything goes wrong and the camera flies
> off the mount in a crash or something. Again, probably unnecessary.
>
> Have fun.
>
> Steve
>
> "Brian Sangeorzan" <ub@wideopenwest.com> wrote in news:VMWdnXjeNKpTr-
> janZ2dnUVZ_gadnZ2d@wideopenwest.com:
>
>> Santa brought me a GoPro, and I'm looking for boom/mast/board mounting
>> techniques/suggestions. Also hoping to mount on an SUP this spring.
>> Pictures would be great. Hoping OBXBill will chime in here, for one.
>> Thanks
>> Brian
>>
>>
>>
>




29 Dec 2007 17:32:10
Steve Elliott
Re: GoPro Mountings

"Brian Sangeorzan" <ub@wideopenwest.com > wrote in
news:xJOdnV_fw_lz5OvanZ2dnUVZ_h-vnZ2d@wideopenwest.com:

> Steve,
> I forgot to ask - how do you keep water spots off the lens?
> brian
>

I don't really pay attention to that. Altho I have had some sequences where
there is noticeable water on the housing in front of the lense. I suppose
you could use some RainX. Shake your head after it gets wet. Here's some
footage I posted on IW:

Helmet cam at Rowena:
http://www.copperlineinc.com/ws/rowena2.MOV

More helmet cam:
http://www.copperlineinc.com/ws/Bullhead1.MOV

On the boom pointed down, leeward side:
http://www.copperlineinc.com/ws/boomcam2.mov

On the mast, rotated 90 degrees on the computer (Notice, on the mast you
won't get a level image unless you sail funny):
http://www.copperlineinc.com/ws/mastcam1.mov

Another mast cam, what a duck gybe looks like from the mast's POV:
http://www.copperlineinc.com/ws/mastcam2.mov

I need to get back into filming again. Maybe some winter storms would be
funt to see.

Steve


29 Dec 2007 21:47:11
Re: GoPro Mountings

On Dec 29, 9:32=A0am, Steve Elliott <jse6...@sbcglobal.net > wrote:
> "Brian Sangeorzan" <u...@wideopenwest.com> wrote innews:xJOdnV_fw_lz5OvanZ=
2dnUVZ_h-vnZ2d@wideopenwest.com:
>
> > Steve,
> > I forgot to ask - how do you keep water spots off the lens?
> > brian
The users manual suggests a little wax once in a while.


30 Dec 2007 10:36:37
Brian Sangeorzan
Re: GoPro Mountings

Thanks Steve. Fun video. I thought about trying the rainX, but it says not
to use on plastics (the housing is polycarbonate), so I was hesitant.
Maybe I'll just put a bit on the lens window itself. I'm going to Bonaire
in Feb and the salt water spots quickly in that warm weather.
brian
"Steve Elliott" <jse6481@sbcglobal.net > wrote in message
news:uwvdj.3309$lo5.2358@newssvr19.news.prodigy.net...
> "Brian Sangeorzan" <ub@wideopenwest.com> wrote in
> news:xJOdnV_fw_lz5OvanZ2dnUVZ_h-vnZ2d@wideopenwest.com:
>
>> Steve,
>> I forgot to ask - how do you keep water spots off the lens?
>> brian
>>
>
> I don't really pay attention to that. Altho I have had some sequences
> where
> there is noticeable water on the housing in front of the lense. I suppose
> you could use some RainX. Shake your head after it gets wet. Here's some
> footage I posted on IW:
>
> Helmet cam at Rowena:
> http://www.copperlineinc.com/ws/rowena2.MOV
>
> More helmet cam:
> http://www.copperlineinc.com/ws/Bullhead1.MOV
>
> On the boom pointed down, leeward side:
> http://www.copperlineinc.com/ws/boomcam2.mov
>
> On the mast, rotated 90 degrees on the computer (Notice, on the mast you
> won't get a level image unless you sail funny):
> http://www.copperlineinc.com/ws/mastcam1.mov
>
> Another mast cam, what a duck gybe looks like from the mast's POV:
> http://www.copperlineinc.com/ws/mastcam2.mov
>
> I need to get back into filming again. Maybe some winter storms would be
> funt to see.
>
> Steve