Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Protecting the cameras, part of Shooting with the GoPro HERO: Action Sports.
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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- Packing for the shoot
- Managing power on location
- Protecting your GoPro
- Mounting a GoPro
- Using a Steadicam Smoothee or Curve
- Using head, chest, or wrist mount
- Positioning your GoPro with clamps, poles, and GorillaPods
- Mic'ing and lighting a shoot