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Old 02-24-2011, 02:41 PM
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Does it still balance okay? How is the battery life with it?
I used it with the screen on a hunt we did this last weekend. Had it mounted to the top of the vehicle we were hunting off of. I left the screen on the whole time.


Battery life was just about cut in half with the screen running. I changed the setting for the nest go around. Now it should only be on for 60 seconds after power up. Didn't get a chance to run it long enough to see what the results were in that setting.

We were hunting in the late morning. Sunlight was fairly bright. I could make out the horizon on the screen but that was about it. That gave me enough of a reference point to tell me what I needed to know. I'm sure had I covered the screen up a little with my hands it would have been easier to view.

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Hows the screen in direct sunlight?

I think Id probably end up using it just for positioning then pull the back off.

Im having issues with vibration and movement now forcing me to stabilize shots after the fact and that tends to soften the picture.

I feel more weight would make this problem even worse.

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If I had to do it over again, I probably would have went with a different product. The screen has added enough weight to where I'd begin to question it's stability in the same situations. The screen has decreased the battery life substantially and is quite difficult to simply shut off (you have to go through the setting menu.) It'd be better if there was a way to shut the screen off while in shoot, like a double click, to save battery life.
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If I had to do it over again, I probably would have went with a different product. The screen has added enough weight to where I'd begin to question it's stability in the same situations. The screen has decreased the battery life substantially and is quite difficult to simply shut off (you have to go through the setting menu.) It'd be better if there was a way to shut the screen off while in shoot, like a double click, to save battery life.
Did you try the 60 second setting for the screen? That seems to work fine for me.

As for stability and weight. I had it attached to a rack on the top of a suburban going through mesquite trees and 4' high brush. We were bouncing around chasing hogs at speeds up to 30-35 mph. The video turned out great.

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Old 02-24-2011, 07:22 PM
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Received mine a couple days ago. It's a cool add on. I'm just a little curious about the weight factor. It has made the gopro quite a heavy piece.
Mastercraft nice set-up & looks pretty BIG or is it just the pics ?
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Mastercraft nice set-up & looks pretty BIG or is it just the pics ?
Its just the pictures RHR. The camera is about the size of the palm of your hand. Maybe 2 and a half inches thick.
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Jay is there a way to set it up and just use the screen to see the shot your gettingf?
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Did you try the 60 second setting for the screen? That seems to work fine for me.

As for stability and weight. I had it attached to a rack on the top of a suburban going through mesquite trees and 4' high brush. We were bouncing around chasing hogs at speeds up to 30-35 mph. The video turned out great.

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When mounting to a relatively stable secure surface like a body panel on a car or on my boat I have no issues.

Its when I can only mount on something that moves around- like a fender on a quad I have issues.

More weight would make the issues worse.

I like the 60 second mode
(well I like the idea I've never used it)

That way I can frame up what I need and then it will just conserve battery life.

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Its just the pictures RHR. The camera is about the size of the palm of your hand. Maybe 2 and a half inches thick.
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Its tiny RHR.

It has a surprisingly good fixed lens.

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Its tiny RHR.

It has a surprisingly good fixed lens.

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does it accept a bigger battery ???
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