Calguns.net  

Home My iTrader Join the NRA Donate to CGSSA Sponsors CGN Google Search
CA Semiauto Ban(AW)ID Flowchart CA Handgun Ban ID Flowchart CA Shotgun Ban ID Flowchart
Go Back   Calguns.net > GENERAL DISCUSSION > Technology and Internet
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

Technology and Internet Emerging and current tech related issues. Internet, DRM, IP, and other technology related discussions.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-25-2012, 5:17 PM
Maddog5150's Avatar
Maddog5150 Maddog5150 is offline
I need a LIFE!!
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 10,534
iTrader: 48 / 100%
Question How to stabilize gopro?

So I see all these gopro videos from dirtbike, snowboarding, surfing, ect and even on gopros advertising and it looks amazing! It looks VERY stable but when I mount it to my helmet or chesty while snowboarding or mount it to my motorcycle, it doesnt come out stable. I'm using gopro mounts and such. It gets choppy as I'm moving no matter what activity or how I mount it.
How are you guys mounting it for power or snowsports? Is there a computer program that will stabilize the image? Is there a setting I'm unaware of on the gopro2?

Thanks.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-25-2012, 5:29 PM
uzigalil uzigalil is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: L.A.
Posts: 1,007
iTrader: 19 / 100%
Default

the gopro mounts are cheap and depending on the vibration move, I use many different types of mounts most are professional type equipment from places like filmtools also i use a mount from k-edge and i adopt manfrotto small heads and magic arms.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-25-2012, 7:25 PM
colt1191 colt1191 is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 89
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Maddog5150 View Post
So I see all these gopro videos from dirtbike, snowboarding, surfing, ect and even on gopros advertising and it looks amazing! It looks VERY stable but when I mount it to my helmet or chesty while snowboarding or mount it to my motorcycle, it doesnt come out stable. I'm using gopro mounts and such. It gets choppy as I'm moving no matter what activity or how I mount it.
How are you guys mounting it for power or snowsports? Is there a computer program that will stabilize the image? Is there a setting I'm unaware of on the gopro2?

Thanks.
I had the same problem but the solution is very simple and cheap...DUCT TAPE !!

Dont worry about it looking ghetto and getting sticky tape all over your housing.

The results will be more than worth it.

I shoot lots of video for mountain bike races and the factory mounts for gopro are flimsy at best.

Just wrap with lots of duct tape and I assure you the image will stablize.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-25-2012, 7:32 PM
vmwerks's Avatar
vmwerks vmwerks is offline
Oy vey
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 3,286
iTrader: 82 / 100%
Default

We run ours in race cars and just use the Motorsports suction mount. It seems very stable to me... you need more advanced image stabilization for what you're doing IMO.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-25-2012, 10:19 PM
Maddog5150's Avatar
Maddog5150 Maddog5150 is offline
I need a LIFE!!
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 10,534
iTrader: 48 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by colt1191 View Post
I had the same problem but the solution is very simple and cheap...DUCT TAPE !!

Dont worry about it looking ghetto and getting sticky tape all over your housing.

The results will be more than worth it.

I shoot lots of video for mountain bike races and the factory mounts for gopro are flimsy at best.

Just wrap with lots of duct tape and I assure you the image will stablize.
Hmmmm... although I have no qualms looking like a ball of duct tape strapped to my head as I tumble down the mountain or eating crap on the quads. It will hurt the paint on my sport bike. I do have an issue with duct tape is that I like to take my camera off and go back and fourth from a chesty to a helmet cam.

Quote:
Originally Posted by vmwerks View Post
We run ours in race cars and just use the Motorsports suction mount. It seems very stable to me... you need more advanced image stabilization for what you're doing IMO.
Like what?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-25-2012, 11:22 PM
Toyman321's Avatar
Toyman321 Toyman321 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Simi Valley
Posts: 1,471
iTrader: 5 / 100%
Default

Not sure what your editing on but imovie and both Final Cuts have a stabilization feature. I'd imagine most PC based programs would have a similar feature.

I've noticed some mounts are more stable than others, and the longer arms or the more connecting pieces you use the shaker things seem to get.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-25-2012, 11:37 PM
d4v0s d4v0s is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Ventura
Posts: 1,660
iTrader: 5 / 100%
Default

Best mount I ever used was zip ties in a grid pattern attached to my vest or number plates.

The go pro mounts are not very good. Also the newer go pros are better with stabilizing the image and picking up sound than the old models.

Check out adobe premier for pc if you want the best chance at cleaning up the image.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-26-2012, 3:34 AM
Davigluns Davigluns is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 6
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

The gopro installs are inexpensive and based on the vibrations shift, I use many different kinds of installs most are expert kind devices from locations like filmtools also i use a install from k-edge and i embrace manfrotto small leads and miracle hands. . . .
__________________
Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.. for tomorrow never comes.. live today!!!

Last edited by Davigluns; 12-30-2013 at 11:00 PM..
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:52 PM.




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Proudly hosted by GeoVario the Premier 2A host.
Calguns.net, the 'Calguns' name and all associated variants and logos are ® Trademark and © Copyright 2002-2016, Calguns.net an Incorporated Company All Rights Reserved.