Ever watch a YouTube video of a guy screaming down a mountainside or parachuting off a cliff in South America and ask yourself how they got that footage? The GoPro Hero3 is a nearly indestructible waterproof camera capable of taking high definition, cinema quality video as well as incredibly crisp high resolution stills. While most people have a digital camera or cell phone that can take decent video it can be a harrowing experience to try to use these around water, on your bike, or on a mountaintop. The Hero3 opens up limitless possibilities of going anywhere you go, doing anything you do, and capturing it all in amazing quality. Here are some GoPro-friendly activity examples and related accessories:
This is the obvious one for us here at Agee’s. We love bikes and bike videos. There are a variety of great angles for filming your bike adventures. The most common style we see for this is a helmet mount facing forwards. However, there are some cool “bobble head” videos of a helmet mounted boom with the camera framing the riders face. Additionally, there are handlebar, fork, and seat stay mounts, all of which give a great perspective to your ride.
Hiking/ Rock climbing
Like playing in (or on) the mountains? The Hero3 is a great option for having a lightweight and durable camera with tons of different mounting options. Whether you’re going to capture the casual hike with the family, or trying to prove to your friends that you flashed that 5.11 climbing route, the Hero3 is great for the rocks!
Few things are as fun as a summer day on the water. However, your standard camera isn’t up to recording the action! Enter the Hero3. Not only is the housing completely waterproof but there is also a Floaty Back door available—your GoPro’s “personal” flotation device! This allows you to get some amazing shots from your kayak, your board, or your boat without fear of your camera checking out Davey Jones’ locker.
The GoPro Hero3 and motorsports go together like PB&J. Whether your taste is clipping apexes on the road course or off camber crawling on rocks, GoPro is the gearhead’s video choice.
Everyday life takes on a new perspective when the camera is strapped on your child or even your pet! The Hero3’s small size, rugged housing, and versatile mounting options are the keys here. Set your kids up with a GoPro for a trip to the playground, a cruise on their bikes, or just hanging around the house. Strap one on your four legged, furry companion and experience a dog’s life!
This is one of the coolest uses for the GoPro. Gone are the days of expensive dive housings. Now you can go to the reef, river, or beach with your GoPro and capture everything above and below the surface. The GoPro housing is rated for greater depth than the average sport diver (197’) and the new flat lens focuses just as well underwater as above.
Mounts we recommend: There are many custom mounts that consumers use for snorkeling and scuba diving but we’d highly recommend the Vented Helmet Mount for around-the-wrist action of your camera.
Recommended Mount: Vented Helmet Strap (use around hand similar to dive light)