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Protecting the cameras

From: Shooting with the GoPro HERO: Action Sports

Video: Protecting the cameras

On it's own, while the GoPro is small and There we go. Now remember, with the GoPro hard cases, you could swap out the back of the case.

Protecting the cameras

On it's own, while the GoPro is small and compact, you really don't want to smash this thing up. The glass elements are completing exposed on the front of the camera, and it's really easy to crack a lens. So you're going to need to do some sort of protection. If the camera itself doesn't need any major protection, I can take advantage of something like a GoPro frame. Just remove the panel on the side, so the ports are exposed, and then take the frame, and it actually wraps around the camera. There we go. And then you've got the easy mounting point on the bottom.

Pretty simple here. This is really useful if you're going to mount the camera some place up, and you want to minimize the distortion of shooting through the plastic case. You want maximum audio quality. At some point later on today, we're going to shoot an audio interview, so this type of case will come in handy. And perhaps I'm going to decide to hang a camera from one of the surfaces here, and there's really no danger of the camera getting impacted. On the other hand though, there will be times when we want to keep the camera safe. So, you could take advantage of the GoPro hard case.

Now, this is the new one for the 3plus. It's a little bit smaller than the three. I just drop that in and make sure that the lens fits in. Close that up. And seal it. Now remember, with the GoPro hard cases, you could swap out the back of the case. We're going to have some with open air backs, if we want to get more audio coming through. There's ones that extend this, so you can put a battery pack on it. But all in all, we just want to keep that camera safe and protected. This is absolutely designed to get dropped. If you take one of the close back cases, this is essentially waterproofed to a reasonable depth.

And will cut down on any potential water damage or sand damage to the camera.

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Shooting with the GoPro HERO: Action Sports

40 video lessons · 2822 viewers

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  1. 2m 10s
    1. Welcome
      1m 1s
    2. What you'll need for this course
      1m 9s
  2. 8m 38s
    1. Visiting the location for a site survey
      1m 1s
    2. Packing for the shoot
      1m 4s
    3. Initial thoughts about the shoot
      1m 20s
    4. Onsite review strategies
      2m 10s
    5. Power-management strategies
      1m 48s
    6. Personal safety and equipment safety
      1m 15s
  3. 8m 8s
    1. Setting the camera's resolution
      2m 0s
    2. Working with capture settings
      2m 21s
    3. Using neutral density filters
      1m 11s
    4. Protecting the cameras
      1m 48s
    5. Protecting the cameras with a cage
      48s
  4. 7m 21s
    1. Mounting a camera to the top of the board
      1m 59s
    2. Mounting a camera to the bottom of the board
      2m 21s
    3. Using a protective case
      2m 19s
    4. Safety precautions and risks
      42s
  5. 6m 42s
    1. Using chase camera strategies
      1m 1s
    2. Using a Steadicam Smoothee
      2m 1s
    3. Using a Steadicam Curve
      1m 57s
    4. Using a GoPole Grenade Grip
      1m 43s
  6. 6m 1s
    1. Using a chest-mount harness
      1m 54s
    2. Using a head mount
      1m 14s
    3. Using a wrist mount
      1m 14s
    4. Mounting a helmet camera
      1m 39s
  7. 5m 45s
    1. Using Gorillapods
      1m 1s
    2. Using clamps
      1m 20s
    3. Using poles
      2m 22s
    4. Strategies for following the action
      1m 2s
  8. 11m 15s
    1. Setting the field of view
      1m 54s
    2. Lighting
      2m 31s
    3. Attaching a mic
      3m 19s
    4. Conducting the interview
      3m 31s
  9. 4m 16s
    1. When to use high frame rates
      1m 50s
    2. Limitations on recording with high frame rates
      51s
    3. Setting the camera for overcranked footage
      1m 35s
  10. 8m 18s
    1. Top gear from the shoot
      2m 22s
    2. Techniques to build on
      3m 3s
    3. Lessons learned the hard way
      2m 53s
  11. 56s
    1. What’s next?
      56s

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