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Best way to mount a GoPro?

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Topic: Best way to mount a GoPro?
Posted By: cloudnine
Subject: Best way to mount a GoPro?
Date Posted: 21 May 20 at 9:05am
Just looking at getting some footage of the kids when we return to to the water in the near future.

Any thoughts on the best way of mounting a GoPro on an RS Feva or Tera?



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Posted By: Sam.Spoons
Date Posted: 21 May 20 at 9:54am
Mozzy has a great video explaining the options in this page (4th post down) :-  http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=13588&KW=&PID=1422901&title=plan-for-the-return-to-the-water#1422901" rel="nofollow - http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=13588&KW=&PID=1422901&title=plan-for-the-return-to-the-water#1422901

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Posted By: Gordon 1430
Date Posted: 01 Jun 20 at 4:27pm
Hi 
Anybody else having an issue with video on your windows 10 pc, just tried to watch mine from the weekend and it comes up not compatible, also tried to watch one from last year which was OK before now incompatible.
Is it and M**rosoft update issue?


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Gordon
Phantom 1430


Posted By: Chris_H
Date Posted: 01 Jun 20 at 10:14pm
GoPro 8 video working fine on Windows 10 for me -)

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Posted By: Mozzy
Date Posted: 02 Jun 20 at 6:55am
Which GoPro?

If it's filmed in 4k, or 2.7k 60fps then it will use HVEC format, which won't play on media player. 


Posted By: Gordon 1430
Date Posted: 02 Jun 20 at 8:19am
Hi Mozzy
Its a cool-I cam which is a cheap video without sound. has not been an issue before so annoying.



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Gordon
Phantom 1430


Posted By: Mozzy
Date Posted: 02 Jun 20 at 8:53am
Ah, no idea then. Sorry


Posted By: Gordon 1430
Date Posted: 02 Jun 20 at 2:40pm
what program on your PC do they should they run on?

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Gordon
Phantom 1430


Posted By: Gordon 1430
Date Posted: 02 Jun 20 at 3:16pm
Thanks for your attempted help. I needed the latest version of quick time player to work with the latest update for windows 10. 
Turns out camera does have microphone just had the sound turned down low.


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Gordon
Phantom 1430


Posted By: Mozzy
Date Posted: 02 Jun 20 at 10:01pm
Most MP4 or quicktime (MOV) files should play on media player. These are 'container' types which house the video information and tell the software how to play them.

Beneath that level you then have codecs. Codecs determine how the data is compressed. Some are aimed at editing and retain more information whilst some are aimed at playback and some at reducing file sizes. GoPro uses an advanced codec called HVEC for the more data intensive formats (higher definition  hiher frame rate).

Windows won't playback these HVEC MP4 videos becuase they can't unpack the compression. I think you can get plugins to allow playback however.

I don't tend to record in formats that require HVEC, because ultimately my stuff ends up on youtube and people can't tell the difference. So it's a waste of data (and rendering time). 

Sometimes I'll record in high detail if i want to crop in, or want a high frame rate. But then I tend to transcode before editing anyway. 

Sounds like this wasn't your problem, but lots of people by the latest GoPro for 4k, and then find out it won't playback for them (and they probably don't have a 4k monitor anyway!).


Posted By: marwen
Date Posted: 08 Jun 20 at 4:59pm
Originally posted by Sam.Spoons

Mozzy has a great video explaining the options in this page (4th post down) :-  http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=13588&KW=&PID=1422901&title=plan-for-the-return-to-the-water#1422901" rel="nofollow - http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=13588&KW=&PID=1422901&title=plan-for-the-return-to-the-water#1422901


Its really good! highly recommend


Posted By: Mozzy
Date Posted: 07 Oct 20 at 8:34am
It's nice to see that even with $100 million budgets, that ETNZ are still sticking $30 action camera's to their spreaders




Posted By: Chris_H
Date Posted: 07 Oct 20 at 8:37am
What kind of remote controls do these cameras have?. I cant see someone climbing to the spreaders to turn the things on. Even my GoPro 8 voice command feature is not reliable


Posted By: Mozzy
Date Posted: 07 Oct 20 at 8:59am
They're not gopro cases, well certainly not anything recent. 

Most have a bluetooth or wifi remote switch, but nothing that would be that reliable up a mast so high. My guess is they use they have bought some cheap action camera's and made a custom reliable bluetooth switch or even have a wired switch. 

There's some camera's on the top of the rig which are link to the sail depth bands and will pulling out the sail shapes from there. This isn't a great angle for doing that, so I reckon they might just be a visual aid for the jib trimmer, real time display down in the pit to see where the leech is on the spreader. That can be down via wifi as well, but a wire would be more reliable



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