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Hunting with a gopro?

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Chukarman
You will also need to bring your iPhone so that you can instantaneously post to Facebook...

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dgfavor
You will also need to bring your iPhone so that you can instantaneously post to Facebook...

Or your blog...  :<img src=:'>

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Cooter Brown

You will also need to bring your iPhone so that you can instantaneously post to Facebook...

Or your blog...  :<img src=:'>

Blogs are SOOOO 2015!

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Guest
I've gotten some cool pictures and videos hunting. Usually using the head mount. Money well wasted.

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MEdooGuide
This topic proves that, when we are all bored in the off season, anything can be controversial!

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Brad Eden
This topic proves that, when we are all bored in the off season, anything can be controversial!

True dat!

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Chukarman
This topic proves that, when we are all bored in the off season, anything can be controversial!

DOES NOT!

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hoof

I use a helmet mount, and wear a sturdy cowboy hat.  I tried a chest mount, but it was always pointed in the wrong direction.  I find the Gopro very unobtrusive, I do turn it on and off once in a while, but that only takes a few seconds.

I like watching the videos as a reminder of a good hunt, but I like to be able to show people who have never seen a bird dog work a find and retrieve.

CHAZ

Video

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Guest
I will say that the remote and burst mode are really cool. So much nicer to control it with the remote.

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Yukon1

I get motion sickness watching GoPro videos so I doubt I'll ever get one.

Besides, who'd want hard evidence around to disprove one's hunting and fishing prowess...  :blush:

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Cubby

I use a head mount just to prove to people I can actually hit a flying grouse:

https://youtu.be/UvHvwJc_EG4

https://youtu.be/O_YTLOv1-VU

I keep it running the whole time but just keep the money shots. I make a compilation video of the flushes and shots for each hunt.

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Jayhawk92

This season was my first using a go pro. I mainly duck/pheasant/quail hunt. After each hunt, I edit the exciting scenes together and archive it for future viewing. I do it to share with the landowners, friends, family, and to view what the dog is up to.

I read about a lot of the older guys on this board who have to give up hunting for health reasons. I am young (23) I intend to fill up my video library for the next 50 years, so that when my knees and shoulders go I will be able to relive great hunts with my companions (both human and canine) for years to come. Memories may fade, but 2.7k 60 fps video lasts forever :p

I use a go pro hero 4 black, I record in 2.7k and 60 FPS. Each battery lasts about an hour, (less if its really cold out). Unfortunately i bought the best available action cam at the time and didn't think about the computer that would be required to process the footage. Downloading lots of footage to my dell doesn't work well and it is choppy due to my integrated graphics card. One purchase leads to another i guess

I'll tell you one thing, the pheasants have some excellent timing, they always seem to flush when i'm changing the batteries :D

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topdog1961

I'll tell you one thing, the pheasants have some excellent timing, they always seem to flush when i'm changing the batteries :D

Game always seems to flush when I'm holding the wrong "gun". For example the huge buck that stood up out of the CRP as I was relieving myself on the way to my treestand. He stood there at 30 yards and stared at me for several seconds before bounding off. I'd swear he was laughing all the way.

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ErikT

The GoPro units are solid and are fantastic for capturing action footage.  I have a Hero 4 Silver and a Session.  I've shot tons of footage with these cameras and the quality is amazing.  With the right mounts they are extremely versatile units and I would not hesitate to recommend a GP.   Here is a link to some of the first video footage I shot and edited:  Woodcock Spring Training

That said, shooting video is the easy part.  Editing can be very time consuming.  The video link I just posted is super amateur and the quality is so-so due to my limitations as a video editor.

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Cold Iron

The GoPro units are solid and are fantastic for capturing action footage.  I have a Hero 4 Silver and a Session.  I've shot tons of footage with these cameras and the quality is amazing.  With the right mounts they are extremely versatile units and I would not hesitate to recommend a GP.   Here is a link to some of the first video footage I shot and edited:  Woodcock Spring Training

That said, shooting video is the easy part.  Editing can be very time consuming.  The video link I just posted is super amateur and the quality is so-so due to my limitations as a video editor.

Nice but about that music....  :p

I can pick up the Session now for ~$175 so been looking into them. Want something for mounting on the hat and the Session being smaller and lighter looks like it would be perfect. Realize they only have 2 hour battery life, less in cold, and the battery can't be swapped out in the field but think it still would work for what I'm looking at doing.

One concern that I have with the GoPro though is the FOV, some of the footage I see the FOV is just too wide and it is hard to see birds flushing well or the dog working at 30 yards or so away, they usually don't say which model was used. Looks like the Session doesn't have an adjustable FOV? Do you feel the FOV on the Session is acceptable at 30 or so yards away for clearly seeing birds and the dog? I hunt a flusher so not sure if it work as well as a Silver but not looking to spend that much money either. Thanks!

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