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Title: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 04 May 12, 07:15
Hi all...  :)

It seems that we are having quite a number of divers using the GoPro Hero or Hero 2 as their underwater Video Camera of choice (I'm a recent convert myself  :P ). Therefore, in order to make things less messy for readers... I'm starting this 'Offical GoPro' Thread for discussion on or about GoPro's little Video Cam.

For GoPro users...please contribute any information you could and share your Knowledge with newbies users...

Knowledge like -

* Your current GoPro setup... (geo88... if you are reading this, share your photos)
* Which flat port you are using...
* Accessories that are useful...
* Best price....
* Tricks and Software
* General stuffs regarding the GoPro camera.


Please keep all discussion here, for GoPro's products or 3rd party accessories only... all other camera system should be discussed outside here  ;)


Let The Discussion Begins




Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: racerx_ on 04 May 12, 09:23
I've got a GoPro HD.

Flatport: I'm using the Mako flatport, which works great, just a slight vignette on photos but for the price is great. Gonna upgrade to the newer scratch resistant version soon.

Accessories: right now just the wrist mount. Still can't decide which way I prefer to mount but at least with wrist mount if you need your hands for something you don't have to drop the camera

Tips: I'm going to order from Amazon the Wasabi Power battery kit. $26.99usd for two 1400mAh batteries (stock gopro batteries are 1100mAh) wall and car charger

Also it seems to not do so well at very close up shots. Need to be maybe 6-12 inches away to get proper focus IMO

Questions:
1) still looking for a good way to restore color in my videos. Can't seem to figure out how to do it properly in Sony Vegas. Would love if someone could show what software they use and how to do it

2) lighting. Right now if I shine one of my torches at stuff and video I get an overexposed white spot. Center or spot metering mode. Not sure if anyone has some input on this to get better clarity at depth etc



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Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: MrTakTahu on 04 May 12, 09:58
1. Gopro HD Hero 2 Motorsport Edition
2. Mako Flat lens with red filter
3. ULCS ball joint mount

Went to Bunaken in Jan 2012 to test the setup attached to a ULCS arm with Ikelite Pro V8 (15 watt, 500 lumens). Video resolution was set at 720p 24fps. Viz was less than 10-metres. Initial image was good during descend (5-8metres) but turned out to fuzzy due to insufficient lighting at depth (beyond 10metres).

Next plan to upgrade to a 3rd party housing either Patima or UK-Germany and video lighting maybe L&M Solas 1200
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: geo88 on 04 May 12, 10:03
My setup as below when I don't bring my Camera down. This is purely for video shoot.

GoPro Hero II HD
LED Back
Backscatter Flat Port Housing
Magic Filter (from Backscatter)
I-torch Video Pro III
I-Das Tray and Arm


I edited normally with Videopad Editor while I only use the Cineform software for timelapse if I need to do some adjustment to the video quality.

Because the GoPro is a wide angle camera, I noticed 1 video light is good enough. Maybe need to have 2 to light up the space. Best go for Sola 1200 X 02 to do the job. hahahaa

The Magic filter work well from 5m-10m. After that it is all blue unless you have a light. I can't post the video now as my VIMEO account is maxed out. Got to wait till next week before I can upload another 500mb. You can see in that video of the coral reef at 10m has more 'color' with the magic filter on it.

Overall I like the backscatter housing cause now I have spare housing for surface shoot and a purely underwater housing. Well and professional built. I bring it down to 36m at Yapak II in Boracay with no issue.

I also bought 3rd party charger and 2 extra battery from Ebay. Made and came from China. No issue also. Also when transfer photo to computer, it is best to take out the SD cards and put into a SDcard reader to transfer.

Only Problem I have with the GoPro is fogging issue. After 20min under the water, I can see the corner of my video got some fogging. Heard that this is a issue for GoPro.

Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 04 May 12, 11:25
Could anyone share what software you use to edit the video (mp4) ??   ;)

Or does GoPro have some free software we can download at their sites... I tested the camera recently... even at 1080p... the video run super smooth on my PC  ;D

But without some sort of software to edit... the video will be damn boring.  :P
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: racerx_ on 04 May 12, 12:19
Gopro has their own free cineform software. I don't see how to do good.color correction with it. So far I just use iMovie on my iPad for quick edits.



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Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 04 May 12, 12:27
GoPro CineForm Studio 1.1 demo
http://vimeo.com/30288044 (http://vimeo.com/30288044)



Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 04 May 12, 12:29
any mo for backscatter?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 04 May 12, 13:00
our blurfix still at CGW address :( still waiting for Amazon to ship rest of the items
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 04 May 12, 13:24
any mo for backscatter?


BackScatter out of stock now...  :D

Still waiting for GoPro own casing to come 1st... I can wait  :P

Most likely a MO for the LCD Panel in Jun...  ;)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 04 May 12, 13:48
okay.  i dun mind another lcd.. count me in.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: theevopig on 04 May 12, 13:49

BackScatter out of stock now...  :D

Still waiting for GoPro own casing to come 1st... I can wait  :P

Most likely a MO for the LCD Panel in Jun...  ;)

Yeah when you are going to order LCD Panel and GoPro Own casing let me know 2 haha. I will DIY a flat lens 1st haha.......
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 04 May 12, 14:10
All MO (if any).... will be after May... around mid Jun. Need to 'Rest' my wallet  :P
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 04 May 12, 14:27
any idea how many ball joint mount are out there for the gopro?  ULCS has one..  anyone else?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 04 May 12, 14:48
any idea how many ball joint mount are out there for the gopro?  ULCS has one..  anyone else?


I believe Fun-In is selling at $33 USD... plan to get one myself. Also... my be get this too -

(http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q253/hloc/Misc/KGrHqZHJCIE8mU5sorBBPPJGWqHtg60_12.jpg)

GoPro Aluminum Knob... Comes in 3 color on eBay, Green, Red and Blue... Getting it to replace that plastic knob.  :P
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 04 May 12, 15:06
heh.. interesting.. but dun really need lor..
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 04 May 12, 15:08
our blurfix still at CGW address :( still waiting for Amazon to ship rest of the items

after diy... plan to send it for pressure test? if do together... can be cheaper bo? :)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Seraphim on 04 May 12, 15:35
Only Problem I have with the GoPro is fogging issue. After 20min under the water, I can see the corner of my video got some fogging. Heard that this is a issue for GoPro.

Have you tried these? http://gopro.com/camera-accessories/anti-fog-inserts/ Works so far for moi  :)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 04 May 12, 15:59
Have you tried these? http://gopro.com/camera-accessories/anti-fog-inserts/ (http://gopro.com/camera-accessories/anti-fog-inserts/) Works so far for moi  :)

i have it but i never use it..... so far the dives have not been cold..
if the water is cold ( about low 20s) then using it will be good.. as the GP2 has know to heat up more then the GP1 and with the cold water and the hot device.. condensation will happen.

the blurfix has desiccant balls on the screen side.. works well too...


but its still about knowing how condensation can happen.. and use it when you need to.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 04 May 12, 17:25
after diy... plan to send it for pressure test? if do together... can be cheaper bo? :)

haha, where can get it done? still waiting for amazon to ship the below items le... till now still on waiting to be ship status! wha lao le...
(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/380657_10151597973445187_849495186_24114262_19945335_n.jpg)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 04 May 12, 17:27
Amazon isn't known for its speed lah... relax.  :P
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 04 May 12, 17:56
i very frustrated by their India service center lo... keep asking me to go read this one and that one... i still preferred their american one... they assure things better, say 1st may deliver confirm deliver
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: geo88 on 04 May 12, 19:00
I have problem with condensation after about 15min into the dive. Water temperature is about 27-28 deg only but Depth about 35m. Maybe I have to get those desciccant pack man. Mine is backscatter casing.

i have it but i never use it..... so far the dives have not been cold..
if the water is cold ( about low 20s) then using it will be good.. as the GP2 has know to heat up more then the GP1 and with the cold water and the hot device.. condensation will happen.

the blurfix has desiccant balls on the screen side.. works well too...


but its still about knowing how condensation can happen.. and use it when you need to.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 04 May 12, 19:19
I have problem with condensation after about 15min into the dive. Water temperature is about 27-28 deg only but Depth about 35m. Maybe I have to get those desciccant pack man. Mine is backscatter casing.


Did you kept the Camera ON all the time even if not recording ??

This might heat up the inside too much. Those silly desciccant pack GoPro sells are way too $$$$ even if they could be reused up to 4 times... Maybe Daiso got something like it at $2 only... heehee  :P
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 04 May 12, 19:57
SOMEONE PLEASE STOP ME FROM GOING TO EBAY AND CHECK OUT GOPRO STUFFS... !!!!  :o

I can't help myself... finding upgrades for my GoPro  :P
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: racerx_ on 04 May 12, 20:28
LOL share what u find!



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Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 04 May 12, 20:30
LOL share what u find!



Too many stuffs... some are quite pointless... but never the less... look good. Heehee  :P
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 04 May 12, 20:35

Did you kept the Camera ON all the time even if not recording ??

This might heat up the inside too much. Those silly desciccant pack GoPro sells are way too $$$$ even if they could be reused up to 4 times... Maybe Daiso got something like it at $2 only... heehee  :P

i try liao... daiso bo...
but those small dessicant pack that we use for the uw camera can be used.. but u must remove the battery door and not use any other pac ...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 04 May 12, 20:54
i try liao... daiso bo...
but those small dessicant pack that we use for the uw camera can be used.. but u must remove the battery door and not use any other pac ...


Mmmm then must see how 1st.  :o
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: benlhy on 04 May 12, 20:58
!!!WARNING!!! For those who are buying batteries, make sure you do not use Vpost or similar services. Their policy is that they do not accept any batteries that do not come with the an electronic device as a single package. If you ordered the device AND a spare battery, your whole package will be rejected.

Of course, if the seller puts down item description as battery charger instead of battery charger with batteries, that might go through. Just a hunch as I've received spare batteries via mail before.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 04 May 12, 21:09
I've got a GoPro HD.

Flatport: I'm using the Mako flatport, which works great, just a slight vignette on photos but for the price is great. Gonna upgrade to the newer scratch resistant version soon.

Accessories: right now just the wrist mount. Still can't decide which way I prefer to mount but at least with wrist mount if you need your hands for something you don't have to drop the camera

Tips: I'm going to order from Amazon the Wasabi Power battery kit. $26.99usd for two 1400mAh batteries (stock gopro batteries are 1100mAh) wall and car charger

Also it seems to not do so well at very close up shots. Need to be maybe 6-12 inches away to get proper focus IMO

Questions:
1) still looking for a good way to restore color in my videos. Can't seem to figure out how to do it properly in Sony Vegas. Would love if someone could show what software they use and how to do it

2) lighting. Right now if I shine one of my torches at stuff and video I get an overexposed white spot. Center or spot metering mode. Not sure if anyone has some input on this to get better clarity at depth etc



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Hey wait, don't order battery. Yet I heard there is some issue regarding te
Battery is forifited goods.. Let me test water 1st.. The item I ordered had yet to reach my cgw address... Unless u try b4 den I'm will be assured by u haha
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 04 May 12, 21:14
(http://img848.imageshack.us/img848/2958/cgwconservation.png)

this is the reply i get from CGW help line, but ship by your own risk :P
if any thing happen... i hope can use this to dispute lo...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: geo88 on 04 May 12, 21:16
I ordered the Battery from a China supplier on EBay. so far so good. They ship via HK Post and sent to me by Singpost. As long as you go through VPost or CGW, they don't allow shipment of Batteries without the device.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: geo88 on 04 May 12, 21:18
Ya I keep it on through from start till safety stop of dive..about 30-40 min length and 3gb long! lol


Did you kept the Camera ON all the time even if not recording ??

This might heat up the inside too much. Those silly desciccant pack GoPro sells are way too $$$$ even if they could be reused up to 4 times... Maybe Daiso got something like it at $2 only... heehee  :P
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: benlhy on 04 May 12, 21:19
Hey wait, don't order battery. Yet I heard there is some issue regarding te
Battery is forifited goods.. Let me test water 1st.. The item I ordered had yet to reach my cgw address... Unless u try b4 den I'm will be assured by u haha

I can confirm that VPost will reject to process your entire invoice if you have loose batteries in the same batch. A check with boderlinx shows the same.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: geo88 on 04 May 12, 21:20
I bought three spare batteries and chargers for less than SG$30. Free shipping from HK


http://www.ebay.com/itm/2X-DSTE-Battery-GoPro-HD-Hero2-camera-Outdoor-Surf-Motorsports-AHDBT-002-new-/180770406353?pt=Batteries_Chargers&hash=item2a16c17fd1
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: geo88 on 04 May 12, 21:33
This is my GoPro setup =p

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v654/rs13dude78/Diving%20Stuffs/IMG_0044.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v654/rs13dude78/Diving%20Stuffs/IMG_0051.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v654/rs13dude78/Diving%20Stuffs/IMG_0052.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v654/rs13dude78/Diving%20Stuffs/IMG_0046.jpg)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 04 May 12, 21:48
im very kan jong now... gg ask them whether can cancel, rename or split the order liao :(
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 04 May 12, 22:11
Just found out those GoPro Anti-Fog Inserts being sold $25 SGD by Cathay Photo....  :)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: racerx_ on 04 May 12, 22:33
Why won't they ship batteries? So weird..



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Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: benlhy on 04 May 12, 22:35
Like I said in another thread, if you're flying, you can get your GoPro accessories at the airport. Its sold in various shops in a 3 Terminals. Price is cheaper at these shops compared to those that are in town.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 04 May 12, 22:37
after 911, they scare there is hazardous equipment on plane can explode or what ever mah... hence they ban any thing got radiation on their planes...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: racerx_ on 05 May 12, 08:02
Oh I either Rip Curl or Quicksilver shop sells gopro accessories (can't rem which one but I think its rip curl in vivo). Prices seemed alright to me.



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Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 05 May 12, 08:13
Oh I either Rip Curl or Quicksilver shop sells gopro accessories (can't rem which one but I think its rip curl in vivo). Prices seemed alright to me.


You mean the shops in SG ??

Interesting... may take a look. Thinking of getting the GoPro tripod mount... selling $14 at Cathay Photo.  :P
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 05 May 12, 08:47
yes.  even simlim sq have sell...

all price controlled.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 05 May 12, 09:57
(http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q253/hloc/Misc/GoProCap.jpg)


Just got this from eBay... rubber lens protecter for housing and gopro body. I have this constant fear that I'll scratch the front port of the housing if I just carry the camera + housing inside a everyday bag. Should come out to $26 sgd for 2 sets... anyone interested in getting the 2nd set from me ??  :P
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 05 May 12, 10:26
boss.. i use an old wrist band to cover the casing. and my gopro.. never leave my casing... :)

so far.. so good.. but this is nice.. keke
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: geo88 on 05 May 12, 10:37
$13 for the cover?

(http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q253/hloc/Misc/GoProCap.jpg)


Just got this from eBay... rubber lens protecter for housing and gopro body. I have this constant fear that I'll scratch the front port of the housing if I just carry the camera + housing inside a everyday bag. Should come out to $26 sgd for 2 sets... anyone interested in getting the 2nd set from me ??  :P
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 05 May 12, 11:06
silicon case... with hood for lcd viewing... some people say that its going to get hotter with it on..  oh well.. :)  got colour u koe :)
http://www.xsories.com/silicone-covers-for-gopro-hd.html (http://www.xsories.com/silicone-covers-for-gopro-hd.html)

xsories also have a very good monopod.  but its expensive.
http://www.xsories.com/ushot-2-0-43-cm.html (http://www.xsories.com/ushot-2-0-43-cm.html)

if you do not want to buy these expensive mount... then can consider this diy mode.  cheap cheap.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v247/hell666hole/GoPro%20Stuff/555537_10150760381439669_522229668_11291325_1748911057_n.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v247/hell666hole/GoPro%20Stuff/555537_10150760381439669_522229668_11291325_1748911057_n.jpg)
u can mount this on any pole...

as for the other photographers that like to do timelapse.. with auto rotate.
the fastest way is to get one of these from ikea
http://www.ikea.com/sg/en/catalog/products/80174464/ (http://www.ikea.com/sg/en/catalog/products/80174464/)
then just slap one of those sticky mount on top.. still dun understand? here is a video with some over the top music rock music! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MG06IVQ26_o&feature=fvwrel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MG06IVQ26_o&feature=fvwrel)

another timer mod using another ikea timer... need more diy. but looks very kool too.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhYjD-stgMY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhYjD-stgMY)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 05 May 12, 11:32
wow!  backscatter ship direct to sg is expensive!!

"Shipping one GoPro system to Singapore would cost approximately $52.00 US.  If you let me know how many housings you want I can have our shipping people figure out a more realistic cost.  The housings ship as a 6" X 6" X 6" package and weigh 2 pounds.  Let me know and I can do a quote for all of the housings including shipping."

geo88.  what is the shipment cost from comgateway?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 05 May 12, 11:33
$13 for the cover?


Yup... $13 for one housing cover... and one camera cover... interested ??  $13 is worth being worries free regarding scratches on the front  :)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 05 May 12, 11:43
(http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/5026/cgw.png)




heh bro, here's mine and sean's waiting to be ship, with the rest... very light 0.5 lbs nia

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00635NCJ2/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i00


Items Ordered   Price
2 of: GoPro Flat Lens BlurFix
Condition: New
Sold by: AquaPro HD (seller profile)
$74.99

Shipping Speed:
Standard
Item(s) Subtotal:   $149.98
Shipping & Handling:   $7.49
    -----
Total Before Tax:   $157.47
Sales Tax:   $0.00
    -----
Total for This Shipment:   $157.47
    -----
 (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/10/cgw.png/)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: theevopig on 05 May 12, 12:15

Yup... $13 for one housing cover... and one camera cover... interested ??  $13 is worth being worries free regarding scratches on the front  :)

Ehh bro i interested on the cover. Are they still available?? I plan get it so i can put into my bag directly haha.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: geo88 on 05 May 12, 13:29
I paid USD$80++ to Comgateway. Of this USD$55 is for GST coz my bill is nearly US$750+
The actual shipping is around $30 USD. 

wow!  backscatter ship direct to sg is expensive!!

"Shipping one GoPro system to Singapore would cost approximately $52.00 US.  If you let me know how many housings you want I can have our shipping people figure out a more realistic cost.  The housings ship as a 6" X 6" X 6" package and weigh 2 pounds.  Let me know and I can do a quote for all of the housings including shipping."

geo88.  what is the shipment cost from comgateway?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: geo88 on 05 May 12, 13:29

Yup... $13 for one housing cover... and one camera cover... interested ??  $13 is worth being worries free regarding scratches on the front  :)

Keep one for me. I collect from you when I am back in SG next week.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 05 May 12, 14:20
Bros... I only have one extra set... which since geo88 ask about the price 1st... I have to pass it to him. Beside... he was my 'Wingman' at PG... owe him for that... hahaha  :P

Sorry theevopig....  :(
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: theevopig on 05 May 12, 14:33
Bros... I only have one extra set... which since geo88 ask about the price 1st... I have to pass it to him. Beside... he was my 'Wingman' at PG... owe him for that... hahaha  :P

Sorry theevopig....  :(

Its okay...... Where you bought it? I think i will go buy 2 then another 1 in here haha.....
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 05 May 12, 15:00
Its okay...... Where you bought it? I think i will go buy 2 then another 1 in here haha.....


Just go eBay S'pore... type "gopro"... and you see tons of stuffs. Just find the cover using the image... the seller is - x-gerl - and from US.  :)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: geo88 on 05 May 12, 19:15
Thanks bro!! When we going hunting again? hee
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Alvin Ho on 07 May 12, 16:00
Patima GoPro housing received.  :P

(http://i50.tinypic.com/1z4j3hx.jpg)

(http://i45.tinypic.com/21dh8nr.jpg)

(http://i48.tinypic.com/213geiq.jpg)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Alvin Ho on 07 May 12, 16:04
(http://i47.tinypic.com/6honmb.jpg)

(http://i48.tinypic.com/6ss3gn.jpg)

(http://i48.tinypic.com/1hy04.jpg)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 07 May 12, 16:10
Question Alvin.... is the casing big enough to fit both Gopro + LCD panel ??

How how much Poison did you paid  :P
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Alvin Ho on 07 May 12, 16:18
Question Alvin.... is the casing big enough to fit both Gopro + LCD panel ??

How how much Poison did you paid  :P

It's made to fit with LCD panel. $$$ is secret cos special price.  ;D
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 07 May 12, 16:21
Hw much is normal price?  8)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 07 May 12, 16:26
It's made to fit with LCD panel. $$$ is secret cos special price.  ;D


Wow... got good things never share...  >:(

LOL...  :P
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Alvin Ho on 07 May 12, 17:01
Hw much is normal price?  8)

Fun-In was selling at ADEX for SGD$450. Retail is USD$400.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Alvin Ho on 07 May 12, 17:02

Wow... got good things never share...  >:(

LOL...  :P

Well special price for me not other people mah.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 08 May 12, 06:12
Well special price for me not other people mah.


Hahaha... your lobang so many  ;D


Have been checking out all the 3rd party flat port casing I could find.... GoPro's one not included, between the eyeofmine, BackScatter, BlurFix.... I still think BackScatter one is the most suitable... also the most $$$ among the three  :P ... but of course, no where as sweet as a full metal casing that cost more than the camera  ;D

One thing I really like about GoPro... don't change the form factor of the camera if there isn't a need to do so. Hopefully... Hero 3 would have the same form as the Hero & Hero 2. Then our $$$$ casing could be used... and reused  :P
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Alvin Ho on 08 May 12, 08:00

Hahaha... your lobang so many  ;D


Have been checking out all the 3rd party flat port casing I could find.... GoPro's one not included, between the eyeofmine, BackScatter, BlurFix.... I still think BackScatter one is the most suitable... also the most $$$ among the three  :P ... but of course, no where as sweet as a full metal casing that cost more than the camera  ;D

One thing I really like about GoPro... don't change the form factor of the camera if there isn't a need to do so. Hopefully... Hero 3 would have the same form as the Hero & Hero 2. Then our $$$$ casing could be used... and reused  :P

regular customer mah. The Golem housing actually looks v good also. But pretty expensive.

http://www.golemgear.com/p-636-golem-gopro-camera-housing-with-lcd-back.aspx (http://www.golemgear.com/p-636-golem-gopro-camera-housing-with-lcd-back.aspx)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 08 May 12, 09:47
regular customer mah. The Golem housing actually looks v good also. But pretty expensive.

http://www.golemgear.com/p-636-golem-gopro-camera-housing-with-lcd-back.aspx (http://www.golemgear.com/p-636-golem-gopro-camera-housing-with-lcd-back.aspx)


Wow... look like GoPro's own casing except made out of metal   8)

But Bro.... your's is ok also meh. Metal will still be better than plastic no matter what... perhars not weight wise  :P
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Alvin Ho on 08 May 12, 09:50

Wow... look like GoPro's own casing except made out of metal   8)

But Bro.... your's is ok also meh. Metal will still be better than plastic no matter what... perhars not weight wise  :P

Think Golem is still plastic housing.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 08 May 12, 10:59
Think Golem is still plastic housing.


No info from their website... but also kind of black aluminum looking to me...  :)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Alvin Ho on 08 May 12, 12:15

No info from their website... but also kind of black aluminum looking to me...  :)

Made from delrin. But looks like some vignetting issues according to this discussion thread.

http://www.rebreatherworld.com/golem-gear/41510-gopro-housings-are-here.html (http://www.rebreatherworld.com/golem-gear/41510-gopro-housings-are-here.html)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 08 May 12, 12:32
Made from delrin. But looks like some vignetting issues according to this discussion thread.

http://www.rebreatherworld.com/golem-gear/41510-gopro-housings-are-here.html (http://www.rebreatherworld.com/golem-gear/41510-gopro-housings-are-here.html)


Like the other divers said... Eek  :(

Whichever casing I chose... there must be no vignetting at both 1080p or 720p... I strongly doubt I would shoot at 1080p alot... 720p is good enough... take up less space on the SDHC Card too...  :P
Title: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Sean on 09 May 12, 15:09
Wana check with fellow GoPro users, other than carrying the GoPro on hand. Any other ways of mounting it hands free style?
Like mount on BCD?

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Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 09 May 12, 15:27
Wana check with fellow GoPro users, other than carrying the GoPro on hand. Any other ways of mounting it hands free style?
Like mount on BCD?

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You mean mount it to the BCD and shoot from that position... or attach the GoPro to the BCD when not in use ??
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Sean on 09 May 12, 15:44
@diver-hloc, i mean mount it on the BCD to shoot the video. I do have the headband mount tho, comes with my GoPro set but i just dont like waering the band so looking at if its possible to mount it on a BCD?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 09 May 12, 15:50
@diver-hloc, i mean mount it on the BCD to shoot the video. I do have the headband mount tho, comes with my GoPro set but i just dont like waering the band so looking at if its possible to mount it on a BCD?


Since most of us swim at a slight angle... your GoPro might be shooting the sea floor unless you swim chest forwards. If mounted on your shoulder... with its Ultra Wide view... you head might be in its way.  :(

I think Head mount or mounted onto your mask might be better... How to do it, I have no idea ??  :P

Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 10 May 12, 14:16
anyone got good solution for a landyard or something to tie the gopro yourself or yourself?

the best i seen so far are some fishing lines that go through the slot of the go pro and then tie to any setup...

anyone else got a better idea?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: racerx_ on 10 May 12, 19:21
Hellhole-

One good idea I saw is someone clipped two retractors, one to each side of the gopro, then clipped the other ends, one on each shoulder d-ring. So when he wanted it, pulled it out to shoot and when he didn't it just stayed in the middle of his chest.

Ive used a wrist lanyard which is alright. Currently using the wrist mount which I think is better as you have your hands when u need them without fear of losing the cam, but positioning it properly can be a bit of a challenge

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Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 10 May 12, 20:26
Bro Sean wants to mount onto his chest and shoot from his chest...
Title: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Sean on 10 May 12, 22:39
Actually I was thinking if I can mounts my BCD.. Coz I tried wearing the head strap and I look stupid in it, literally stupid...


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Title: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: racerx_ on 11 May 12, 16:39
You can buy a chest mount like the ones people wear while running. Just you'll look crazy and be a MASSIVE entanglement hazard lol. Keep it simple
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 11 May 12, 17:10
seriously... if u dun want to mount it on your camera setup.

the best way is either head mount or mount it on a monopod
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 11 May 12, 21:11
Bro Sean wants to mount onto his chest and shoot from his chest...
(http://www.themovieblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/empire-ironman2.jpg)
hahaha..
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 11 May 12, 21:15
(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/545903_10151720157350187_849495186_24295881_326314708_n.jpg)

hoot just arrived...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 11 May 12, 21:20
easy job... after that do a dunk test in a pail... without gopro.

want to go for pressure test?  wonder if cheaper if do 2 at a time?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 11 May 12, 21:27
i think Sean need it urgently, im having exam now... so gg mug unitil 22th... haiz... too much online posion liao... btw i asked some cam shop, they quote me pressure test for 30mins/40metres is @ S$53.50 -_-...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 11 May 12, 21:29
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iV_EFK8U3EM&feature=youtu.be

LOL cost effective way to do it...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 11 May 12, 22:42
i think Sean need it urgently, im having exam now... so gg mug unitil 22th... haiz... too much online posion liao... btw i asked some cam shop, they quote me pressure test for 30mins/40metres is @ S$53.50 -_-...

good luck in the exams... so can stuff how many sets inside?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 11 May 12, 22:46
Thanks! But test 1 set nia >:( I think I will bring mine to test when I
Go off shore for fishing trip to test lol
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 14 May 12, 21:23
hey guys...

its out!!!

http://gopro.com/hd-hero-accessories/dive-housing/
USD 49.99 ... pre order now!!

Maximum Sharpness Underwater
The Dive Housing’s flat glass lens allows for maximum photo and video sharpness underwater in all resolutions, free of vignetting. Waterproof to 197ft / 60m, the dive housing is ideal for diving, snorkeling and any underwater filming scenario.

Compatible with all HD HERO cameras, GoPro mounts and accessories.

What’s Included:
1 Waterproof Dive Housing (197′ / 60m)
1 Protective Lens Cap
Assorted Mounting Hardware

some interesting pictures...

Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 14 May 12, 21:35
omg... i feel being pwnz again... $%$^#
Title: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Sean on 14 May 12, 22:38
Hahaha.... Don look back and you will feel ok..


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Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 14 May 12, 23:34
omg... i feel being pwnz again... $%$^#


Its in pre-order... not even sure got stock anytime soon.  ;)

But I'm going for this... may not be able to accept filters 'now'... but confirm later someone will make for this casing. Also like the fact that they include on port cover for the housing.  :P
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: theevopig on 14 May 12, 23:51

Its in pre-order... not even sure got stock anytime soon.  ;)

But I'm going for this... may not be able to accept filters 'now'... but confirm later someone will make for this casing. Also like the fact that they include on port cover for the housing.  :P

diver-hloc ....... we can order togather haha..... i need it too......i try my GoPro last weekend. The video is truely blurry and it fog up easyly...... now finding solution DIY the antifog haha some say use tissue can make it have you all try it ???
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 14 May 12, 23:55
Like I said earlier... June doing MO on GoPro LCD Panel.... maybe MO on the casing too, if its out by then.  ;)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: ew3 on 14 May 12, 23:59
super tempting! wonder if got stock available stateside... cousin coming back from states in a couple of weeks....
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: theevopig on 15 May 12, 00:05
Like I said earlier... June doing MO on GoPro LCD Panel.... maybe MO on the casing too, if its out by then.  ;)
Wookayyy........ count me in for both haha....... its time do saving for the lcd panel n housing haha.......
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 15 May 12, 00:06
Very interesting....  :)

Package includes
* Housing
* Cover
*Assorted Underwater Mounting  ??


Anyone notice the models have their GoPro's mounted onto their Mask  ?? Very interesting indeed  :o


Btw... I'm still at work... WHY THE H*LL ARE YOU PEOPLE STILL AWAKE  ?? lol  :P
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: theevopig on 15 May 12, 00:09
Very interesting....  :)

Package includes
* Housing
* Cover
*Assorted Underwater Mounting  ??


Anyone notice the models have their GoPro's mounted onto their Mask  ?? Very interesting indeed  :o


Btw... I'm still at work... WHY THE H*LL ARE YOU PEOPLE STILL AWAKE  ?? lol  :P

haha..... actally that is Outdoor version's head strap...... i try mount on head quite okay leh but after 10min fog up liao see super blurry view haha....... I mount the head strap then only wear my mask so the mask can hold on the strap so it wont drop off haha.......
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Alvin Ho on 15 May 12, 06:57
FYI

http://gopro.com/hd-hero-accessories/dive-housing/ (http://gopro.com/hd-hero-accessories/dive-housing/)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 15 May 12, 07:47
i think the extra accessories might be some 3m double side tape mounts that lets you stick on your mask...

as for fogging.. i not sure where u dived.. but all the other methods of preventing fogging applies... let aircon blow lah.. etc.

as for diy.. its really difficult... i did see some of the same ( or look like same) flat silicon sheet selling.. but it comes in a big piece and have to buy in bulk...

the best sort of diy i seen is using the nomal silicon pack we have.. but not using the battery cover for the gopro...
OR
using the battery pac cover, but no battery pac.  stuff dessicant pack at that location
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 15 May 12, 11:15
Came last night  :P


(http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q253/hloc/Misc/CameraZOOM-20120515110623813.jpg)
2 Rubber Cap for Housing & Camera


(http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q253/hloc/Misc/CameraZOOM-20120515110510769.jpg)

(http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q253/hloc/Misc/CameraZOOM-20120515110539855.jpg)
The fit...


Now I can safely transport my camera inside its Housing... in any bags and not worrying the front port might get scratched...  ;)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 15 May 12, 11:18
ooo!!! let me go diy one and make you angry! hahaha
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 15 May 12, 11:26
ooo!!! let me go diy one and make you angry! hahaha


If you can DIY one... make it 67mm.. I lost my SubSee cover in Lembeh last year... can't find a replacement.  :P

You can make... I pay you.. heehee
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 15 May 12, 12:21
i think the uw casing will cost SGD78 dollars.. anything higher.. will be nnb!
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 15 May 12, 12:25
i think the uw casing will cost SGD78 dollars.. anything higher.. will be nnb!


Mmm... $50 USD x 1.3 exchange rate = $65 SGD + $10-$15 for shipping.... Anything from $75-80. Could be cheaper if shipping is lower. But would like to know what is the price in S'pore shops....  :)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 15 May 12, 12:39
same lah... a GP2 is USD299.99

USD299.99 x 1.3 = SGD390.  selling in singapore SGD499!   109 dollar shipping :)

i sent an email to the distributor... hope they will tell me.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: beijixiong84 on 15 May 12, 17:12
my humble little minion... =)
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/579216_10150948903333906_581038905_12787181_109824646_n.jpg)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 15 May 12, 17:50
Wow.... same casing as Alvin's  :)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Alvin Ho on 15 May 12, 22:36
Wow.... same casing as Alvin's  :)

help him order one mah. let him take the first piece somemore. somebody now hang around impt people hehehehe....  :P
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 16 May 12, 10:39
GoPro's Dive Housing.... IN STOCK !!  :P

Now all I need to do is pray that Scuba.com will have stock too when I MO the LCD Panel...  :P
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 16 May 12, 11:16
i got 30$ off $250 purchase, but got bad encounters with them, scare they later pack big big box, dunno they charge expensive anot if ship direct.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 16 May 12, 13:08
i rather wait for the shipment to arrive in sg.  i checking with the vendor already...

anyway... got some friends going or in us... checking with them if they seen some...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 16 May 12, 14:11
i rather wait for the shipment to arrive in sg.  i checking with the vendor already...

anyway... got some friends going or in us... checking with them if they seen some...


Any idea how much selling in SG ?? A lot easier to just buy from here if the cost is around $70-$85... might cost abit more than shipping here... but save all the trouble with waiting and collection.  ;)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 16 May 12, 14:37
wait lor... i no get reply from them...
http://www.streamcastasia.com/ 
u can go knock door.. if you free :)

StreamCast Asia Pte Ltd
102E Pasir Panjang Road
#02-03 Citilink Complex
Singapore 118529
Tel : +65 6272 1151
Fax : + 65 6275 7091
Skype: streamcastasia
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 16 May 12, 14:42

Any idea how much selling in SG ?? A lot easier to just buy from here if the cost is around $70-$85... might cost abit more than shipping here... but save all the trouble with waiting and collection.  ;)

my fren is asking me to bring in for them in amazon so they can sell it in their shop lol, be prepare to spend maybe marginal of 30-40%
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 16 May 12, 14:46
there is some picture.. click on the link to see..

(http://www.backscatter.com/learn/article/photos/Backscatter_GoPro_Flip_Filter.jpg)

http://www.backscatter.com/learn/news/news.php?ID=138 (http://www.backscatter.com/learn/news/news.php?ID=138)
http://www.scubaboard.com/forums/gopro-video/420298-new-gopro-housing-finally-available.html#post6344297 (http://www.scubaboard.com/forums/gopro-video/420298-new-gopro-housing-finally-available.html#post6344297)

Backscatter is pleased to announce that we will be supporting the new GoPro Dive Housing with our all new Flip-Up Color Correction Filter. The unique mount design allows users to quickly add or remove the filter for land and water use or as color drops off with depth. The housing adapter locks securely in place without modifications to the stock GoPro Dive Housing and is easily installed by the user. Shipping is scheduled for late June 2012. Pricing to be announced. This new filter will be available through dealers worldwide.



Backscatter will continue production of its very popular Custom GoPro Housing with glass flat port. Most divers will prefer the additional flexibility of this housing's 55mm filter threads and unique o-ring mount for polarizing and split neutral density filters. This housing is also compatible with Backscatter’s soon to be announced macro lens. The Backscatter Custom GoPro housing is currently available through dealers worldwide.



We are excited to continue supporting the awesome GoPro Hero cameras, which have allowed a whole new generation of divers to create underwater images at an unbeatable price. We look forward to getting the new Backscatter Flip-Up Color Correction Filter for the GoPro Dive Housing in your hands this summer.

============


no mention if its the same magic filter they have on their own version


Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 16 May 12, 14:48


my fren is asking me to bring in for them in amazon so they can sell it in their shop lol, be prepare to spend maybe marginal of 30-40%

in SG.. the the gp2 is mark up about 35% from 299USD
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 16 May 12, 15:13
Well... June is coming. Soon, we could either order from overseas or buy here...  :)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 16 May 12, 17:11
amazon reflect no stock, but i still entitle to amazon prime till june lol, tempted to hoot one
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 16 May 12, 18:14
amazon reflect no stock, but i still entitle to amazon prime till june lol, tempted to hoot one


Didn't you already get Blurfix  ??
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 16 May 12, 19:42
Ya haha posion seeps in.. Must control, I think wait and see how's the review 1st
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: theevopig on 17 May 12, 09:20
I had emailed Scuba.com regarding the GoPro Diving Case. They reply me this "We order them each week and keep getting back ordered. We are hoping our shipment will arrive the end of the week." Its time to do saving n buy it in the early of June haha........
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 17 May 12, 09:50
I had emailed Scuba.com regarding the GoPro Diving Case. They reply me this "We order them each week and keep getting back ordered. We are hoping our shipment will arrive the end of the week." Its time to do saving n buy it in the early of June haha........

imo.. this item better to buy when it reach sg.  b/c it likely wont be discounted (like the gp2 now) and the shipping cost will be too much...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 17 May 12, 10:02
imo.. this item better to buy when it reach sg.  b/c it likely wont be discounted (like the gp2 now) and the shipping cost will be too much...


I kind of agree... but will wait till more details is out about local and overseas pricing... But speed maybe an issue now. My Sis and B-i-L is going for her OWD course in the Philippines in July. Might loan them the camera... So, a delay in shipment might be an issue to me.  :P

Btw... it seems that Scuba.Com really forgot to add shipping into my GoPro Hero 2 recently... Credit Card bills came back as $322+ for the GoPro... which is the exchange rate of $1.25/6 SGD to the Dollar .  :P
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: theevopig on 17 May 12, 10:03
imo.. this item better to buy when it reach sg.  b/c it likely wont be discounted (like the gp2 now) and the shipping cost will be too much...

Oic...... Will see how much are they are selling. Because i m planning to get the LCD bacpac as well.  :P
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 17 May 12, 10:22
start sending the emails :) and calling.. for GP2, when it was release.. it took about a week to get to SG... but i dunno about this accessory.. as demand maybe high....

http://www.streamcastasia.com/ 

StreamCast Asia Pte Ltd
102E Pasir Panjang Road
#02-03 Citilink Complex
Singapore 118529
Tel : +65 6272 1151
Fax : + 65 6275 7091
Skype: streamcastasia
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Geoffrey on 17 May 12, 10:24
I saw the "Patima" GoPro underwater housing at ADEX...
Has anybody used that one?
Feedback?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Alvin Ho on 17 May 12, 10:29
I saw the "Patima" GoPro underwater housing at ADEX...
Has anybody used that one?
Feedback?

Got mine. Going to the pool to test tomorrow. Will post some results here this weekend if i have the time.  :)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 17 May 12, 10:34
i think many OEM lens or housing sure drop price like mad, 49.90!!! we shall see how it fare...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 17 May 12, 10:46
PM sent ot 3 Bros here... check pls  :D
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 17 May 12, 10:51
PM sent ot 3 Bros here... check pls  :D

wah u run secret society? hahaha
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 17 May 12, 10:53
wah u run secret society? hahaha


More like 'Poor man' society....  :P
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Geoffrey on 17 May 12, 11:09
Got mine. Going to the pool to test tomorrow. Will post some results here this weekend if i have the time.  :)
Take it as deep as you can go  :D
Good to 200m I think...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Alvin Ho on 17 May 12, 11:11
Take it as deep as you can go :-)
Good to 200m I think...

yup apparently. but the pool is only 1.8m?  :P

not tec trained anyway so no deep dives.  ;D

p.s. sent you a PM
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 17 May 12, 11:12
Take it as deep as you can go :-)
Good to 200m I think...


hahaha... doubt there is such a deep 'TANK' in S'pore  :P
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 17 May 12, 11:18
the patima can take it one lah..

its more of how the buttons and stuff will work.. and the effects of the flat lens lah...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 17 May 12, 11:53
I doing a limited MO on the GoPro LCD panel...   :)

We are only ordering 4 unit to avoid GST.... So far... including me, I have 2 confirmed order with one more Bro on preference standby (waiting for him to log on).

A check on Scuba.Com websites list the shipping of 4 LCD panel as $12.95 USD only... the total cost per person should be around $93 SGD (retail in SG is $134). Maybe slightly less or more in regard to exchange rates.

I have one more space for the MO... 1st PM to me with Phone Number wins.  ;D
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 17 May 12, 12:15
I doing a limited MO on the GoPro LCD panel...   :)

We are only ordering 4 unit to avoid GST.... So far... including me, I have 2 confirmed order with one more Bro on preference standby (waiting for him to log on).

A check on Scuba.Com websites list the shipping of 4 LCD panel as $12.95 USD only... the total cost per person should be around $93 SGD (retail in SG is $134). Maybe slightly less or more in regard to exchange rates.

I have one more space for the MO... 1st PM to me with Phone Number wins.  ;D


Ok... one more space has open. So... 1st 2 PM. ASAP people... thxs
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Alvin Ho on 17 May 12, 12:15

hahaha... doubt there is such a deep 'TANK' in S'pore  :P

I think the deepest tank is a 33m tank in belgium.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 17 May 12, 14:57
wait, i got this
(http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/3428/voucnher.png) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/337/voucnher.png/)

item reach CGW 4th may! dammit, i need to beg them for approval liao
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: beijixiong84 on 17 May 12, 16:15
I saw the "Patima" GoPro underwater housing at ADEX...
Has anybody used that one?
Feedback?

sent it for pressure tank testing to 100m, no leak.. seems to prove it works. i didnt try 200m pressure test.

brought it to my workplace 5m & 7m pool for a fast dip, all okay.. functioning as per normal.. no vignetting.. just a short & simple test to make sure its all ok.. no seawater to test with so far.. :-[
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 18 May 12, 00:34
okay.. here is some test video that i found... i have the raw files if anyone is interested. taken with GP2 at 960 48fps.
[/size]taken at lower light condition... some brighter video coming soon.
[/color]

http://vimeo.com/42341354 (http://vimeo.com/42341354)


(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/rayn32/Sports%20Camera%20Hire%20Forum/_MG_5597_csABC.jpg)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 18 May 12, 09:25
Looking good for the GoPro Underwater Housing...  ;D
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 18 May 12, 14:56
like no different le all looking good!
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 18 May 12, 15:12
3rd party housing maker this time die....  :P
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 20 May 12, 10:01
Ordered 4 unit of GoPro LCD Panel....  :P

Those that has join in the mini MO... read your PM. Thxs.


(http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q253/hloc/Orderhasbeenreceived.jpg)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 20 May 12, 11:04
Should wu them more  >:( wack hard hard!
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: tingjun_85 on 20 May 12, 21:53
Hi fellow GoPRO users,

Are there any specific red filters you can use on the blurfix lens? I believe it can support a 55mm filter.

The ones I found online are quite ex. Was hoping someone would know what's a good alternative (there's different types of red filters right?) to get in the local shops and where to find them.

Thanks!
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 20 May 12, 23:25
okay.. here is some test video that i found... i have the raw files if anyone is interested. taken with GP2 at 960 48fps.
[/size]taken at lower light condition... some brighter video coming soon.
[/color]

http://vimeo.com/42341354 (http://vimeo.com/42341354)
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/rayn32/Sports%20Camera%20Hire%20Forum/_MG_5597_csABC.jpg)

more video with 1080 and others...
http://vimeo.com/42341354
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 20 May 12, 23:28
Hi fellow GoPRO users,

Are there any specific red filters you can use on the blurfix lens? I believe it can support a 55mm filter.

The ones I found online are quite ex. Was hoping someone would know what's a good alternative (there's different types of red filters right?) to get in the local shops and where to find them.

Thanks!

the filter sold by blur fix is specally treated and sliced.. to elimate the vig in all mode..
if u just buy any other 55mm lens.. it will fit.. but u will have vig at certain mode. ... also some of the lens may not be able to take the pressure underwater.. some one did some pressure test with them .. and they crack.. but i cant remember at what depth.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Oceania on 21 May 12, 04:11
Hi all.  New to forum.

Just got a GoPro for a couple non-scuba things, but since I'm going on a dive trip to Cozumel this coming week (Tuesday!) I think I'll take it and try it out underwater.  We're also going to do a day of diving cenotes, so thought it might be good there too.

I went out and got the GoPro flat lens rig that just came out (clear lens not red filtered).

But it doesn't come in a wrist-mount, which I was kind of looking forward to as my attachment of choice (keeping my hands free and can align with torch easy enough).

Other choices I see are:
* Affixing rig to the torch (hmmm...do I trust adhesive attachment underwater and bouncing around with my torch...I don't think so).  Also, doesn't look like my torch really has a good spot to affix flat or curves part anyway.
* Go with Head Strap mount, but I've heard several folks say the video can tend to be jittery because the strap will always contain some amount of play.  Heard a couple others not like head mount because can't see buttons or see what mode it's in, etc.
* Buy/make some fancy rig.  Problems: I'm leaving this Tuesday!  And more importantly, I only have 19 dives in, so while I've become very good with bouyancy control, air use, doing fly-throughs, etc, everything is still far from automatic for me --- so simple is good.
* Maybe just put it on a retractor attached to BCD and don't sweat that it's dangling/bouncing around (and when shooting, do you worry about the lens cover floating in pic?).  Attached that way, I imagine I'll be checking that's still there and well secured alot.  :)
* Nobody just holds the bloody thing danging from a wrist strap, right?

What would folks recommend I use for mounting/using? 

Thanks!
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: tingjun_85 on 21 May 12, 15:19
the filter sold by blur fix is specally treated and sliced.. to elimate the vig in all mode..
if u just buy any other 55mm lens.. it will fit.. but u will have vig at certain mode. ... also some of the lens may not be able to take the pressure underwater.. some one did some pressure test with them .. and they crack.. but i cant remember at what depth.

Thanks for the advice. Any idea where to buy the filter sold by Blurfix in Singapore? I think it's a URpro cyan filter.

Is there really no other 55mm filter that can be used? Even for a similar shade to the cyan filter mentioned above?

How do fellow Blurfix flat lens users solve the "red filter" issue?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 21 May 12, 15:35
i do not think the bluefix is sold in singapore.. dun think it will anymore since backscatter and gopro introduce theirs. URpro filter maybe have.... but not sure if they sell the one that blurfix use as its customized for blurfix...

probably have 55mm filter can be used.. esp topside.. but not sure how it will affect vig at the different modes...

as for losing of the red in uw.. well.. some people have success with post process.... but reports have been that its easier to reduce red in video then to add red in video...
or spend a bunch.. and i mean a really big bunch on lights!! ( even for day time!!)

for me.. i dun really care.. keke.. just post it as normal... not pro mah.. just for a different perspective.. till i really can capture a really humdinger... then i will freaking lean how to post process the thing!
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 21 May 12, 15:38
Hi all.  New to forum.

Just got a GoPro for a couple non-scuba things, but since I'm going on a dive trip to Cozumel this coming week (Tuesday!) I think I'll take it and try it out underwater.  We're also going to do a day of diving cenotes, so thought it might be good there too.

I went out and got the GoPro flat lens rig that just came out (clear lens not red filtered).

But it doesn't come in a wrist-mount, which I was kind of looking forward to as my attachment of choice (keeping my hands free and can align with torch easy enough).

Other choices I see are:
* Affixing rig to the torch (hmmm...do I trust adhesive attachment underwater and bouncing around with my torch...I don't think so).  Also, doesn't look like my torch really has a good spot to affix flat or curves part anyway.
* Go with Head Strap mount, but I've heard several folks say the video can tend to be jittery because the strap will always contain some amount of play.  Heard a couple others not like head mount because can't see buttons or see what mode it's in, etc.
* Buy/make some fancy rig.  Problems: I'm leaving this Tuesday!  And more importantly, I only have 19 dives in, so while I've become very good with bouyancy control, air use, doing fly-throughs, etc, everything is still far from automatic for me --- so simple is good.
* Maybe just put it on a retractor attached to BCD and don't sweat that it's dangling/bouncing around (and when shooting, do you worry about the lens cover floating in pic?).  Attached that way, I imagine I'll be checking that's still there and well secured alot.  :)
* Nobody just holds the bloody thing danging from a wrist strap, right?

What would folks recommend I use for mounting/using? 

Thanks!

monopod?  if you do not have a still camera already.. and only using the gopro.. a monopod will be a great thing. hm.. monopod with tripod mount to be exact.
for your trip.. just pick up a cheap one from the shop.. and look for better ones if you really like it.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 22 May 12, 20:38
finally i got a reply from them...

quote
"Yes, the underwater housing has just been released.

They will be available internationally from June 11th.

Will keep your interest for the housing in mind, when they are available."

so who wants?  kee chew?  :)  maybe we can 'pre-order' :)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 23 May 12, 09:36
stick with blur fix 1st, adopt wait and see approach haha
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: MrTakTahu on 24 May 12, 20:54
Shot using the new GoPro Dive Housing & HD HERO2® camera.

Not a valid youtube URL
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 24 May 12, 21:38
so who wants?  kee chew?  :)  maybe we can 'pre-order' :)


Any idea on price  ??
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 24 May 12, 21:41

Any idea on price  ??

forgot to ask.. ahahah..  i will...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 24 May 12, 21:43
delete...


try afgain
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 24 May 12, 22:01
Not a valid youtube URL



using backscatter casing.. with URPRO and MAGIC FILTER on GP2 compare


there is also footage of them removing and putting back the filter.. .interesting...
Not a valid youtube URL
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 24 May 12, 22:19

Any idea on price  ??

got it!
quote  "Think that it will be around $89, inclusive of GST."
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 25 May 12, 08:11
got it!
quote  "Think that it will be around $89, inclusive of GST."


$89 isn't too bad.... estimated, aroung $14+ more than if order from USD. Any more disc) if MO ??  :P
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: MrTakTahu on 25 May 12, 09:48
Just ordered Backscatter Custom GoPro Underwater Housing with Glass Lens and Removable Filter Mount & other Add-Ons. Woohoo!  :) :) :)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 25 May 12, 09:55

$89 isn't too bad.... estimated, aroung $14+ more than if order from USD. Any more disc) if MO ??  :P

Just ordered Backscatter Custom GoPro Underwater Housing with Glass Lens and Removable Filter Mount & other Add-Ons. Woohoo!  :) :) :)

i also thinking about getting a backscatter as it seems to be quite good... from the video.. i see that it can use the URPRO filter (which i have). 

yazid.. the shipping is direct?  or though CGW?


(http://goprouser.freeforums.org/download/file.php?id=1297)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: MrTakTahu on 25 May 12, 10:31
i also thinking about getting a backscatter as it seems to be quite good... from the video.. i see that it can use the URPRO filter (which i have). 

yazid.. the shipping is direct?  or though CGW?

Direct Shipping. Next, is to get UTD Vision LED Video Lighting to complete my GoPro setup... Awesome-ness!  :) :) :)


Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 25 May 12, 10:43

yazid.. the shipping is direct?  or though CGW?


BackScatter does ship direct.... but $$$$. I would rather have ComGateway do it...  :)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 25 May 12, 11:10
BackScatter does ship direct.... but $$$$. I would rather have ComGateway do it...  :)

erh... some guy in the other forum told me that scubacam have the backscatter housing?!?!  or does he mean they carry the backscatter stuff only... any can confirm.. today quite busy.. as tonight flying off...

anyone want to buy a gopro at airport?!! ahahah.. but i going up mountain.. keke...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: tingjun_85 on 28 May 12, 13:26
Hi guys,

Do you all treat your gopro housing like any other digicam housing? Specifically, do you grease the gasket (like you would for an o-ring)?

I supposed you don't need to store the gasket in a ziploc or anything since the shape is fixed...?

Thanks for the advice.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 28 May 12, 16:36
Hi guys,

Do you all treat your gopro housing like any other digicam housing? Specifically, do you grease the gasket (like you would for an o-ring)?

I supposed you don't need to store the gasket in a ziploc or anything since the shape is fixed...?

Thanks for the advice.


I'm more interested in which Silicon Grease I should use... using the wrong kind would cost the O-Ring to expand.  :(
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: geo88 on 28 May 12, 22:22
I not grease my Go-pro housing man and the O-ring is stuck there one. Do you guys took out the O-ring?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 30 May 12, 09:16
(http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/79/divehousing.png) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/402/divehousing.png/)

Dafaq? so long? buy one to test water abit hehe
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Sean on 30 May 12, 20:47
Took a clip using GoPro 2, all colours are unedited, just added music to it.

Took it at 1080HD, but duno how to edit except adding music
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: MrTakTahu on 07 Jun 12, 12:02
My Backscatter Custom GoPro Housing, Auto-Magic Filter, Polarised Filter & Protective Lens Cover have arrived. Can't wait to hit the waters to test it out...

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa348/yazidismail/14cc96e7.jpg)

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa348/yazidismail/518316f4.jpg)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 07 Jun 12, 13:47
nice.. i will get one after i get the gopro's uw housing.. should be out soon
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 09 Jun 12, 09:18
Mmm... 1/3 of the month already gone... and yet not seen any shop in S'pore selling GoPro's Diving Casing... even Amazon said shipping is between 1-3 months  !!  ???

Anyone seen the casing in SG yet  ??  :P
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 09 Jun 12, 09:46
Mmm... 1/3 of the month already gone... and yet not seen any shop in S'pore selling GoPro's Diving Casing... even Amazon said shipping is between 1-3 months  !!  ???

Anyone seen the casing in SG yet  ??  :P

i just got an email from the distributor.. he say .. likely end of the month...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 09 Jun 12, 09:55
i just got an email from the distributor.. he say .. likely end of the month...


Mmm.... thxs. But only at their place or island wide  ??  :P
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 09 Jun 12, 12:02

Mmm.... thxs. But only at their place or island wide  ??  :P

they distribute asia lor...  but i hear in us/other country also hard to find one...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 09 Jun 12, 13:16
Mmm... 1/3 of the month already gone... and yet not seen any shop in S'pore selling GoPro's Diving Casing... even Amazon said shipping is between 1-3 months  !!  ???

Anyone seen the casing in SG yet  ??  :P
Cross fingers I might be the 1st one the get it in singapore! :D
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 09 Jun 12, 13:53
Cross fingers I might be the 1st one the get it in singapore! :D


Even our LCD is still quite...  :(
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Judas on 10 Jun 12, 17:10
Newbie here.

I finally gotten into diving and now looking for a underwater camera. Ok, I agree that I am getting myself into some kind of shit here. But I will need some advise in order to get myself at least some decent shit instead of crappy shit!

Anyway, I came across Gopro and thinks that it would be a decent entry level camera that offers some decent graphic. After reading through all the replies on this thread, I think I will need the following:
- gopro hd2 (Motorsport package) US$299
- underwater case (gopro's uw or scatterback?) US$? Which of these can fit the LCD or batteryPac?
- LCD backpac and batteryPac
- a red filter?

Is the above mentioned enough for a start?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 10 Jun 12, 17:37
Welcome to the world of POISONS !!!  :P


Q - gopro hd2 (Motorsport package) US$299
A - Good start... nothing wrong with any of the other 2 since all 3 are using the same camera model. Only the packaging and items inside are difference.

Q - underwater case (gopro's uw or scatterback?) US$? Which of these can fit the LCD or batteryPac?
A - GoPro's own casing is $49.90 USD... BackScatter (not ScatterBack  ;D ) is $119 USD. Once you buy the LCD Panel... the package includes 4 backdoor parts... just remove the backdoor of either GoPro's or backScatter's and replace with the correct, bigger backdoor that comes with the LCD Panel package.

Q - LCD backpac and batteryPac
A - For GoPro... you could either add LCD Panel or Extended Battery Pack... NOT BOTH

Q - a red filter ?
A - I personally find them useless... but its up to you. BackScatter sells Red Filter for their own housing and will be making Red Filters for GoPro's Dive Housing too...

Q - Is the above mentioned enough for a start?
A - Better not let Bro SiaoKao read this  :P ... If not, he'll goes into his "Just for memory" speech... There isn't really such a thing called "Enough" for a start... it really depends on alot of factors... from Budget, Size, Weight... etc. Too long to post here. If you DARE... ask this same question in a new thread in this section... and wait to be POISONED, Body and Mind...  :P
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 10 Jun 12, 19:38
ah... not only that lah.

u have to also think about how u want to 'carry' the gopro when you dive.  monopod, headmount or other wise...

then!  there is the night dive portion!  with involve LIGHT!  many many lights!!!
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 10 Jun 12, 19:50
ah... not only that lah.

u have to also think about how u want to 'carry' the gopro when you dive.  monopod, headmount or other wise...

then!  there is the night dive portion!  with involve LIGHT!  many many lights!!!


Hahaha.... sweet poison !!  :P
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 10 Jun 12, 19:52
i hope my lens dont flood in 1st dive... gg tenggol in 4 days time! will take many video! if fate permit!
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 10 Jun 12, 19:58
i hope my lens dont flood in 1st dive... gg tenggol in 4 days time! will take many video! if fate permit!

touch wood !!  >:(

Just clear O-ring properly...  ;)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: gabeee on 10 Jun 12, 23:47
hey guys!

im new here and i read this entire thread lol. anyways im currently residing in australia for studies, i bought gopro HD hero 2 outdoor edition and my dive housing!! its going to arrive at my doorstep tmr! and i will be going back to SG in like 10 days time and going to redang island to dive and test my gopro! cant wait!! will post photos of my stuff when i receive it tmr!

anyways im thinking of how to mount my gopro while in the water.. thinking of making DIY like this :

http://www.scubaboard.com/forums/attachments/underwater-videography/96852d1308599642-diy-gopro-rig-front_withgopro_resized.jpg (http://www.scubaboard.com/forums/attachments/underwater-videography/96852d1308599642-diy-gopro-rig-front_withgopro_resized.jpg)

http://www.instructables.com/id/UnderwaterStability-Rig-For-GoPro-Camera/?ALLSTEPS (http://www.instructables.com/id/UnderwaterStability-Rig-For-GoPro-Camera/?ALLSTEPS)

anyways im interested in reply 36 the gopro set up. any of u guys know where can i get it? http://scubasg.com/index.php?topic=4768.30 (http://scubasg.com/index.php?topic=4768.30)

any of u know where can i buy like monopod or any other ideas? i heard that having helmet strap or attaching it on the mask is not good due to stability issues and like most of the time u will see bubbles in the video haha.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 10 Jun 12, 23:49
make urself a chin strap for the head strap, dont really need a helmet, just make sure u screw the nut tightly
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 11 Jun 12, 01:27
hey guys!

im new here and i read this entire thread lol. anyways im currently residing in australia for studies, i bought gopro HD hero 2 outdoor edition and my dive housing!! its going to arrive at my doorstep tmr! and i will be going back to SG in like 10 days time and going to redang island to dive and test my gopro! cant wait!! will post photos of my stuff when i receive it tmr!

anyways im thinking of how to mount my gopro while in the water.. thinking of making DIY like this :

http://www.scubaboard.com/forums/attachments/underwater-videography/96852d1308599642-diy-gopro-rig-front_withgopro_resized.jpg (http://www.scubaboard.com/forums/attachments/underwater-videography/96852d1308599642-diy-gopro-rig-front_withgopro_resized.jpg)

http://www.instructables.com/id/UnderwaterStability-Rig-For-GoPro-Camera/?ALLSTEPS (http://www.instructables.com/id/UnderwaterStability-Rig-For-GoPro-Camera/?ALLSTEPS)

anyways im interested in reply 36 the gopro set up. any of u guys know where can i get it? http://scubasg.com/index.php?topic=4768.30 (http://scubasg.com/index.php?topic=4768.30)

any of u know where can i buy like monopod or any other ideas? i heard that having helmet strap or attaching it on the mask is not good due to stability issues and like most of the time u will see bubbles in the video haha.

hm... how many dive housing there?  how much?  still have?

monopod a lot of place got sell... just go to sls/funan and look for cheap ones... in fact.. a 1m stick  will do also. can diy a ring from the Stick Pic ( finally found the DIY!!!) super easy to diy

oh!  make sure you get a tripod mount...

skip to 2:55 to see the diy





Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Judas on 11 Jun 12, 02:03
Another question. I can't figure it out...

If i buy the backscatter custom underwater housing, i can fit in the red lens with no issue.
-But can i swap the red lens and put on the polarize lens?
-Why is there 2 options; threaded or non-threaded?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 11 Jun 12, 02:21
Another question. I can't figure it out...

If i buy the backscatter custom underwater housing, i can fit in the red lens with no issue.
-But can i swap the red lens and put on the polarize lens?
-Why is there 2 options; threaded or non-threaded?


yes.  if you see their video.  they are able to do so.  the threaded one enable you to put in the filter that you want. i have a video a few thread up that shows someone putting on a UR filter..but screwing on.  if u dun want threaded, i believe that its a clip on type filter ( their magic lens)

(http://www.backscatter.com/hostedstore/images/products/_backscatter_zoom/bs-gpuwg_6.jpg) (http://www.backscatter.com/hostedstore/images/products/_backscatter_zoom_thumb/bs-gpuwg_6.jpg)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: gabeee on 11 Jun 12, 16:28
hm... how many dive housing there?  how much?  still have?

monopod a lot of place got sell... just go to sls/funan and look for cheap ones... in fact.. a 1m stick  will do also. can diy a ring from the Stick Pic ( finally found the DIY!!!) super easy to diy

oh!  make sure you get a tripod mount...

skip to 2:55 to see the diy

well i bought mine from sportscamera.com.au. and its still on stock. there are quite a few shops which have stock for the dive housing in australia, just gotta take a look around, most of them getting their stock either end of this month or next month but glad i did my research. they are selling it at 65-69AUD not including shipping.

thanks for the advice though! im thinking of getting a monopod or get a tray arm system. im thinking of getting a tray arm system for extra stability compared to the monopod i guess.

yes and im definitely getting the tripod adaptor. i heard that buying it from changi airport is cheaper.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: MrTakTahu on 11 Jun 12, 16:46
If i buy the backscatter custom underwater housing, i can fit in the red lens with no issue.
-But can i swap the red lens and put on the polarize lens?
-Why is there 2 options; threaded or non-threaded?

1. Yes, you can swap both lens easily
2. You can choose either the 55mm threaded filter mount or O-ring filter mount (non-threaded) polarise lens, bearing mind that the threaded filter will vignette once you've selected the widest GoPro settings.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 11 Jun 12, 17:00
well i bought mine from sportscamera.com.au. and its still on stock. there are quite a few shops which have stock for the dive housing in australia, just gotta take a look around, most of them getting their stock either end of this month or next month but glad i did my research. they are selling it at 65-69AUD not including shipping.

thanks for the advice though! im thinking of getting a monopod or get a tray arm system. im thinking of getting a tray arm system for extra stability compared to the monopod i guess.

yes and im definitely getting the tripod adaptor. i heard that buying it from changi airport is cheaper.

oh.. so its not a shop that you can walk into to buy :)  i thought can long bang one back :)

monopod can still be stable.  just some practice will be good enough.  i typically use two hands to hold it as mine when extended will be heavy on the gopro side ( b/c of lcd backpac) 

looks like aust also same as SG.. end of the month
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 11 Jun 12, 17:01
1. Yes, you can swap both lens easily
2. You can choose either the 55mm threaded filter mount or O-ring filter mount (non-threaded) polarise lens, bearing mind that the threaded filter will vignette once you've selected the widest GoPro settings.

huh?  got option to choose a threaded filter mount? or o-ring filter mount?  i dun see the option in the website...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 11 Jun 12, 17:13
oh.. i think i get it.. i see the answer in the userguide...

http://www.backscatter.com/hostedstore/images/products/descriptions/BackscatterGoPro_UserGuide_012012.pdf
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: gabeee on 11 Jun 12, 17:19
oh.. so its not a shop that you can walk into to buy :)  i thought can long bang one back :)

monopod can still be stable.  just some practice will be good enough.  i typically use two hands to hold it as mine when extended will be heavy on the gopro side ( b/c of lcd backpac) 

looks like aust also same as SG.. end of the month

Well u can walk in and buy, just that its situated in sydney, but im in melbourne. haha.

hmm alright. monopod can actually get close to the creatures and corals too, but im actually quite interested in the SRP tray system for gopro as shown in this link: http://www.wetresolution.com.au/tray-mount-system-for-gopro-cameras/ (http://www.wetresolution.com.au/tray-mount-system-for-gopro-cameras/)

is there anywhere in Singapore where they sell it? but its actually quite pricey haha. any recommendation for cheap tray system??
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 11 Jun 12, 17:33
Well u can walk in and buy, just that its situated in sydney, but im in melbourne. haha.

hmm alright. monopod can actually get close to the creatures and corals too, but im actually quite interested in the SRP tray system for gopro as shown in this link: http://www.wetresolution.com.au/tray-mount-system-for-gopro-cameras/ (http://www.wetresolution.com.au/tray-mount-system-for-gopro-cameras/)

is there anywhere in Singapore where they sell it? but its actually quite pricey haha. any recommendation for cheap tray system??

nope.. this one if from http://www.snakeriverprototyping.com/index.html
can check out http://fun-in.com.tw/ - ultralight
http://www.fun-in.com.tw/share/documents/ulcs/BrochureOct2011sm2.pdf - page 9

they have a local number now
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: gabeee on 11 Jun 12, 17:50
thanks for the link! most likely will get the ultralight one! cant wait to receive my gopro tmr!
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: gabeee on 12 Jun 12, 11:56
received my gopro HD hero 2 and my dive housing! regretted getting the outdoor edition shouldve gotten the motorsports one but oh well!  :D :D :D

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-2QPYs6c5eOM/T9a9dYuOHRI/AAAAAAAAAJU/4iEal--9ct8/s640/IMG_2844.jpg)

next step is getting ultralight arm tray system and sola 500!
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 12 Jun 12, 11:59
holi shix u beat me to it  >:(
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 12 Jun 12, 12:27
Still can't find the Dive Housing in SG....  :(
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: gabeee on 12 Jun 12, 12:46
oh well but im still in australia and im arriving SG next week haha. i realized that gopro doesnt ship to Singapore.. pity u guys. even though australia generally is more expensive, the gopros here are cheaper than SG.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 12 Jun 12, 12:55
oh well but im still in australia and im arriving SG next week haha. i realized that gopro doesnt ship to Singapore.. pity u guys. even though australia generally is more expensive, the gopros here are cheaper than SG.


Hahaha.... that is where you are wrong. Most of us buy from USA and have it Shipped to SG. Still cheaper than buying direct. As for the housing... once stock is more available on my current favorite eShop... will be getting from them too.  :P
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 12 Jun 12, 13:46
Still can't find the Dive Housing in SG....  :(

end june lah.. sg.. end june... aust also end june...


unless u go sydney now and get one...  :)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: gabeee on 12 Jun 12, 13:47

Hahaha.... that is where you are wrong. Most of us buy from USA and have it Shipped to SG. Still cheaper than buying direct. As for the housing... once stock is more available on my current favorite eShop... will be getting from them too.  :P

yea i know u can buy from USA but not direct from gopro.com. and yes buying from USA is cheaper haha.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: gabeee on 12 Jun 12, 17:48
anyone knows where is the cheapest place to get gopro accessories in SG? i heard that changi airport is one of them right? anyone know the prices?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 12 Jun 12, 19:04
anyone knows where is the cheapest place to get gopro accessories in SG? i heard that changi airport is one of them right? anyone know the prices?


Same price as the shops... got my gopro tripod mount at budget terminal at $14... same as being sold at Cathay Photo.  :(
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 12 Jun 12, 20:47
price are super controlled!
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: gabeee on 13 Jun 12, 09:19
has anyone tried to dive with gopro LCD bacpac?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 13 Jun 12, 09:35
no le... our LCD pac haven arrive yet ;) @ diver-hloc :D
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: gabeee on 13 Jun 12, 09:49
no le... our LCD pac haven arrive yet ;) @ diver-hloc :D

u guys buy it overseas? how much are they retailing for? i think in SG it costs around 134SGD right
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 13 Jun 12, 09:52
ya overseas, singapore price cannot la... they mark up so high...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 13 Jun 12, 10:21
has anyone tried to dive with gopro LCD bacpac?

 i did... on a monopod and also mounted on my camera.  its significantly heavier.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: gabeee on 13 Jun 12, 11:59
i did... on a monopod and also mounted on my camera.  its significantly heavier.

do u think its worth it? does it significantly improve underwater videography?

actually in australia its around the same price as singapore.. so i dont mind buying in SG..
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 13 Jun 12, 12:29
do u think its worth it? does it significantly improve underwater videography?

actually in australia its around the same price as singapore.. so i dont mind buying in SG..

its pretty useful to frame shots.  dun really eat up battery life.
i set it up on my monopod to auto off in 60sec.  if i see a good subject, turn it on. and you can frame it properly.
if u intend to mount it on the head strap.  its good to have it.. so that you can set it up properly.  but take note that with that you have to use one of the mounts to extend it out so that it dont point down too much.
lastly... after an hour dive, there is still enough juice to review it on the boat. 
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Sean on 13 Jun 12, 13:03
Actually, after trying out my GoPro in Bali...

I feel that using a headmount is not such a good idea afterall, due to
1) Ur bubbles will keep appearing in your video.
2) U can't "project" nicely on what your intent to film.
3) Its not easy to switch it "on/off". Unless you leave it on video mode throughout the whole dive (approx 50mins), the video file will be big and you will spend most of the time "chopping" away the clips.

After my 2 dives with the headmount, i switched to my Dad's monopod with a LCD bacpac.
Its a different experience as i'm able to see what am i shooting at (with the LCD bacpac) and i have more control over the duration of the filming, i take short videos (approx 10-20secs clips) on the things which i want to see/film.

I ended my dives with about 100 clips of short clips which is also easier to edit.

Just my $0.02 of experience.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 13 Jun 12, 13:46
me also prefer monopod
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: gabeee on 13 Jun 12, 14:36
Actually, after trying out my GoPro in Bali...

I feel that using a headmount is not such a good idea afterall, due to
1) Ur bubbles will keep appearing in your video.
2) U can't "project" nicely on what your intent to film.
3) Its not easy to switch it "on/off". Unless you leave it on video mode throughout the whole dive (approx 50mins), the video file will be big and you will spend most of the time "chopping" away the clips.

After my 2 dives with the headmount, i switched to my Dad's monopod with a LCD bacpac.
Its a different experience as i'm able to see what am i shooting at (with the LCD bacpac) and i have more control over the duration of the filming, i take short videos (approx 10-20secs clips) on the things which i want to see/film.

I ended my dives with about 100 clips of short clips which is also easier to edit.

Just my $0.02 of experience.

thanks for the tip! yea after thorough research headmount/wrist mount is not advisable i think. the best is use a monopod or a tray arm system.

hmm it makes sense not filming the entire trip, but im afraid to waste like a sudden opportunity haha. but will see how it goes. might get the LCD bacpac if i have more cash.. i realize that gopro isnt as cheap as it seems esp with all the accessories haha.. poisoned..
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 16 Jun 12, 08:09
Jus an update from tenggol, the SRP lens tend to leak and fog badly... So I have to change the lens and drying it several time, finally give up after the third dives :(
After hearing many incident of gopro got flooded completely from
The locals

Good news is my gopro dive housing already otw to
My comgateway address and it
Will make it for my aur and bali!
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 16 Jun 12, 09:07
Jus an update from tenggol, the SRP lens tend to leak and fog badly....


SRP ??  ???

In Bali now... surprisingly, cost of GoPro stuffs are about the same here. Slightly more $$$ by a few dollar. I got my GoPro 'drying agent' at $26.xx SGD. Cost $25 SGD in S'pore. But I don't have much to buy here... might as well get some GoPro stuff...  :P

Anyway.... anyone knows which diveshop in Kuta, Bali got sell Ultralight arms and clamps  ??  :)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 16 Jun 12, 11:11
Snake river prototype :), no biggie yet but I do caught sight of huge sch of giant barra!!
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: gabeee on 16 Jun 12, 11:35
Jus an update from tenggol, the SRP lens tend to leak and fog badly... So I have to change the lens and drying it several time, finally give up after the third dives :(
After hearing many incident of gopro got flooded completely from
The locals

Good news is my gopro dive housing already otw to
My comgateway address and it
Will make it for my aur and bali!

i heard that the dive housing might have issues like that too. check this out http://www.scubaboard.com/forums/gopro-video/423125-my-gopro-nogo.html (http://www.scubaboard.com/forums/gopro-video/423125-my-gopro-nogo.html)

however the solution is an easy one. just put rubber bands lol.. read the link then u will get the idea.

aww man and i didnt know SRP is like that. however the SRP gopro tray is really tempting!! http://www.snakeriverprototyping.com/Tray.html (http://www.snakeriverprototyping.com/Tray.html)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: racerx_ on 16 Jun 12, 13:45
Anyone got advice for video editing software to do color correction on the videos? Took some more video in phuket last week but still can't find an easy way to make it look nicer

Sent from my HTC Incredible S using Tapatalk
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: gabeee on 16 Jun 12, 13:50
Anyone got advice for video editing software to do color correction on the videos? Took some more video in phuket last week but still can't find an easy way to make it look nicer

Sent from my HTC Incredible S using Tapatalk

try adobe afteraffects as seen in this youtube video.

 
Title: Re: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: racerx_ on 18 Jun 12, 15:48
try adobe afteraffects as seen in this youtube video.

 

Awesome gonna try this!

Sent from my HTC Incredible S using Tapatalk
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: gabeee on 20 Jun 12, 18:46
My very first underwater RIG!

Gopro HD Hero 2
The New Gopro Dive Housing
Sea Gadget Tray and handle!

will be going to redang to dive soon!! hope everything goes well!!


(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-rQWhJR9WWts/T-GoCZwSskI/AAAAAAAAAJw/23zLjlOD8HA/s640/IMG_2891.JPG)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 20 Jun 12, 19:30
wah... envy
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 20 Jun 12, 19:50
wah... envy


MO for Housing soon...  :)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 20 Jun 12, 20:16
know any shop that i can grab this quick?
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51W9McOjCdL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 20 Jun 12, 21:20
know any shop that i can grab this quick?
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51W9McOjCdL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

parissilk@hv, simlim got a shop ( forgot name) and harvey norman @ funan
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 20 Jun 12, 22:17

MO for Housing soon...  :)

MO?  hm.. i have been emailing the people that brings it it... maybe can ask if can 'reserve' some for us lor...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: gabeee on 21 Jun 12, 01:56
know any shop that i can grab this quick?
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51W9McOjCdL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

u can get it from the stores listed here. http://www.streamcastasia.com/index.php?option=com_form2contentsearch&task=search&pb=1&searchformid=1&results=28&f2cs_1_4=gopro&f2cs_1_3=siingapore (http://www.streamcastasia.com/index.php?option=com_form2contentsearch&task=search&pb=1&searchformid=1&results=28&f2cs_1_4=gopro&f2cs_1_3=siingapore)

i bought mine for $14.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 21 Jun 12, 08:16
Quote
MO?  hm.. i have been emailing the people that brings it it... maybe can ask if can 'reserve' some for us lor...


MO locally also can... since my 'GoldCard Membership' with Scuba.Com has expired... or aka, they this time remember to charge me shipping...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 21 Jun 12, 09:05
i got one pc at my cgw add, anyone want to lobang shipping?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: gabeee on 21 Jun 12, 12:31
is there anywhere in SG/MY where they sell this?? http://www.ebay.com/itm/Oculus-Red-Filter-for-the-Gopro-Hero-HD-Dive-Housing-/320928939918?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4ab8daff8e#ht_1051wt_1185 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Oculus-Red-Filter-for-the-Gopro-Hero-HD-Dive-Housing-/320928939918?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4ab8daff8e#ht_1051wt_1185)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 21 Jun 12, 12:37
this one very new item.. just come out...


dun think have... only know the scubacam sell some kind of filter... but i think its the magic filter that is cut out.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: beijixiong84 on 21 Jun 12, 13:12
patima gopro housing, with FIT red filter.. =)
just got it yesterday!~
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/319748_10151201426293906_2052033741_n.jpg)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 21 Jun 12, 13:27
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/319748_10151201426293906_2052033741_n.jpg)


Wow.... I could most likely buy GoPro Hero 3 and more with the price of this casing...  :P
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: gabeee on 21 Jun 12, 22:41
patima gopro housing, with FIT red filter.. =)
just got it yesterday!~
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/319748_10151201426293906_2052033741_n.jpg)

wow that looks pretty solid! probably the price is damn solid too haha
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Nicholas_T96 on 22 Jun 12, 13:13
Hi does anyone know where to get the gopro LCD backpack and the dive housing(other brand also can as in not from gopro, eg backscatter etc) here in singapore? And where to get the tripod,monopod and other gorpro accessories etc. Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 22 Jun 12, 13:40
parissilk@hv, simlim got a shop ( forgot name) and harvey norman @ funan

wah ok thanks both!
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 22 Jun 12, 14:07
Hi does anyone know where to get the gopro LCD backpack and the dive housing(other brand also can as in not from gopro, eg backscatter etc) here in singapore? And where to get the tripod,monopod and other gorpro accessories etc. Thanks in advance!

those quote above are shop that sell...
those i quoted are those that stock more things...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: MrTakTahu on 23 Jun 12, 21:46
Comparison between Backscatter GoPro Housing and GoPro Dive Housing...

http://vimeo.com/43650376
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 24 Jun 12, 09:54
Comparison between Backscatter GoPro Housing and GoPro Dive Housing...

http://vimeo.com/43650376


Thxs  ;) . To me, its seems the GoPro Housing works the same as the BackScatter ones. The only issue is that putting in the filter seems a bit harder than screwing it in, like for BackScatter casing  :)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 24 Jun 12, 22:52
MO?  hm.. i have been emailing the people that brings it it... maybe can ask if can 'reserve' some for us lor...


Still no words from the local distributors  ?? If still no words, maybe its better to just MO overseas...
Title: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Rhincodon on 25 Jun 12, 05:40
Count me in for gopro housing MO please! Thanks!
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Alvin Ho on 25 Jun 12, 07:07
Count me in for gopro housing MO please! Thanks!

wah you also want to buy huh?  :P
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 25 Jun 12, 07:46

Still no words from the local distributors  ?? If still no words, maybe its better to just MO overseas...

last word was end of the month
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 25 Jun 12, 07:58
Get from amazon la, at least got confrim stock, ship together definitely cheaper
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: bighead on 25 Jun 12, 08:50
I wana add a red filter to the goPro dive housing. Due to the space, it can onli be gel type (Lee filters). Anyone know what is the correct specs to get ?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 25 Jun 12, 10:59
last word was end of the month


Ok... Bro, please update us if you can regarding this 'End of the Month' issue. But next month (July). If we don't have answer... will be doing a few MO is stages (to avoid GST for each shipment).  :P
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 25 Jun 12, 11:08
i just send him a email.. hope they can tell us when it will 'appear' in sg.

but i still want to get from backscatter... esp the filter that fits the gopro uwcase... anyone?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 25 Jun 12, 13:14
good news!!
Quote from streamcastasia.com"
Am told that the Dive Housing will be shipped to us tomorrow.

Likely to be available in Singapore on this Thursday.

Will alert you of availability."

woohoo
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 25 Jun 12, 13:23
good news!!
Quote from streamcastasia.com"
Am told that the Dive Housing will be shipped to us tomorrow.

Likely to be available in Singapore on this Thursday.

Will alert you of availability."

woohoo


Price ??  ;D
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Rhincodon on 25 Jun 12, 13:28
wah you also want to buy huh?  :P

Looks good enough for my use and the price is reasonable. Time to whack one and play...gotta sell some of my stuff first though...i have dive gear all over the place... -_-


Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 25 Jun 12, 13:40
i think as per previously mention " about $89 inclusive of GST"  still cheaper then the blurfix.. hahah..
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 25 Jun 12, 13:44
$50 USD is around $65 SGD (using rates of 1.3 to 1)... add $10 for shared shipping... thats $75. If they are selling at $89 ($14 difference)... still can accept. But $85 would be more reasonable.

See how 1st...  :P

Do keep us up date Bro... and if possible, find out any discount if we do a MO. I think we could have 10 or so person interested.  :)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 25 Jun 12, 13:49
Who is Interested in MO for GoPro Dive Housing (buy locally)


Ok people... just incase our Bro does manage to some how get us a MO on the new GoPro Dive Housing... How many here is interested ?? With a CLEAR number... we might be able to get discount. Currently... we just take the retail price as $89 SGD including GST.


Please add your Nick if you are interested...

01 - diver-hloc
02
03
04
05
06
07
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 25 Jun 12, 13:50
u sure or not... 10 set! :)

all controlled price leh.. aigh... how many they bring in 1 also dunno know.

i just asked if can reserve...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 25 Jun 12, 13:52
u sure or not... 10 set! :)

all controlled price leh.. aigh... how many they bring in 1 also dunno know.

i just asked if can reserve...


I said interested... not confirm  :P

Doing survevy now...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: theevopig on 25 Jun 12, 13:58
Ok people... just incase our Bro does manage to some how get us a MO on the new GoPro Dive Housing... How many here is interested ?? With a CLEAR number... we might be able to get discount. Currently... we just take the retail price as $89 SGD including GST.


Please add your Nick if you are interested...

01 - diver-hloc
02 - Theevopig
03
04
05
06
07
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Alvin Ho on 25 Jun 12, 15:47
Looks good enough for my use and the price is reasonable. Time to whack one and play...gotta sell some of my stuff first though...i have dive gear all over the place... -_-

Haha erm compared to mine it's nothing.  :P
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 25 Jun 12, 21:39
i think as per previously mention " about $89 inclusive of GST"  still cheaper then the blurfix.. hahah..

i jus rvd it, 5$ less den $89 hehe,

here's the unboxing pic:
(http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/425453_10151877013060187_725112597_n.jpg)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 27 Jun 12, 16:18
Ok people... just incase our Bro does manage to some how get us a MO on the new GoPro Dive Housing... How many here is interested ?? With a CLEAR number... we might be able to get discount. Currently... we just take the retail price as $89 SGD including GST.


Please add your Nick if you are interested...

01 - diver-hloc
02 - Theevopig
03
04
05
06
07

i not sure whether you all are getting from Talk and play vivo city, my fren actually work in that shop and selling the housing at $89 RRP also
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 27 Jun 12, 19:59
i know that shop!  go many times to see gopro stuff.. hahha :)  can get discount bo?

tomorrow.. will come out in singapore.  looks like 89 is the price...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 27 Jun 12, 20:40
See how many u all wan to buy den see can get good price anot lo... But not within my control lol
I personally think that 89 is reasonable price cos when I got online the item was about 85, just pay 4 $ more u can get it instantly

Let me know how many u wan den I ask him lo but no promise can get disc lol
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 27 Jun 12, 22:46
See how many u all wan to buy den see can get good price anot lo... But not within my control lol
I personally think that 89 is reasonable price cos when I got online the item was about 85, just pay 4 $ more u can get it instantly

Let me know how many u wan den I ask him lo but no promise can get disc lol

ask first lah...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 27 Jun 12, 22:53
see how many interested la den got bargaining power la
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: elioxus on 28 Jun 12, 13:35
I just called Harvery Norman to check out the price of the dive housing abt an hour ago. They are retailing the dive housing at $66. But stock be coming in prob 2 weeks later.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 28 Jun 12, 13:43
see how many interested la den got bargaining power la

huh?  i tot its your friend?  no friend price meh... come on!  what kind of friend is that!!! hahhahah :)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 28 Jun 12, 14:03
hello, people also want to earn ok
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 28 Jun 12, 14:10
thus im only offering to help asking him for the MO, and i think its very unfair for u to judge me and my fren.

if you think it was too expensive, you can always buy from  Harvery Norman
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 28 Jun 12, 14:16
thus im only offering to help asking him for the MO, and i think its very unfair for u to judge me and my fren.

if you think it was too expensive, you can always buy from  Harvery Norman

no lah bro.. what i mean above is just a joke lah.  kekek...

why people dun see the smiley face.. and the 'hahahah' :)

i also believe that he need to earn... hence i ask for discount instead. as i know the price is quite control. 
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 28 Jun 12, 14:34
Harvey Norman sell it at a very good price, mine is $20 more is as i factor in the CGW shipping cost.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 28 Jun 12, 14:38
Harvey Norman sell it at a very good price, mine is $20 more is as i factor in the CGW shipping cost.

SGD66 dun seem right :) if the supplier is selling at 89 dollar
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 28 Jun 12, 15:37
confirm... HN @ funan sells at 89 dollar.  4 in stock
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: elioxus on 28 Jun 12, 15:44
confirm... HN @ funan sells at 89 dollar.  4 in stock

thanks for confirmation. HN @ BB told me the wrong price then. sorry for the wrong info guys..
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 28 Jun 12, 16:00
my fren 11 pc for the 1st wave, stock limited, maybe 2nd or third wave can get disc
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 28 Jun 12, 16:44
my fren 11 pc for the 1st wave, stock limited, maybe 2nd or third wave can get disc

good to know!  thanks!
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Yogau on 28 Jun 12, 17:27
Gopro has their own free cineform software. I don't see how to do good.color correction with it. So far I just use iMovie on my iPad for quick edits.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 30 Jun 12, 09:08
I just called Harvery Norman to check out the price of the dive housing abt an hour ago. They are retailing the dive housing at $66. But stock be coming in prob 2 weeks later.


Sure at $66 ??  :)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 30 Jun 12, 09:23

Sure at $66 ??  :)

no its not.. he mention in another post that its a mistake.. 89 dollar is the price
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 30 Jun 12, 10:18
no its not.. he mention in another post that its a mistake.. 89 dollar is the price


Ah... ok. Don't have time to read every Post... heehee  :P
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Judas on 30 Jun 12, 12:29
My wave of toys came in!!
Now.. is there any macro lens avail for Gopro har??
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 30 Jun 12, 13:31
My wave of toys came in!!
Now.. is there any macro lens avail for Gopro har??

gp2 got built in.. hahaha...

but i seen some... but mainly for top side..
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 30 Jun 12, 14:06
My wave of toys came in!!
Now.. is there any macro lens avail for Gopro har??


Your GoPro is only good for UltraWide Angle shot... hard to do macro with it...  :P
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Alvin Ho on 04 Jul 12, 23:45
Saw some stocks at diveshop@sg today....
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 05 Jul 12, 06:04
Saw some stocks at diveshop@sg today....


Pricing  ??  :)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Alvin Ho on 05 Jul 12, 06:21
sama sama $89 for the housing i think. not sure if he can give disc or not.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 05 Jul 12, 06:37
sama sama $89 for the housing i think. not sure if he can give disc or not.


Mmmm.... like hellhole said... price control...  :(
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 05 Jul 12, 09:42
haha the thing in USA is 65 SGD liao, havent include freight Ex china to Sin also... i think 89 is reasonable price, too bad i too kan jong spend $20 more SGD jus to ship it in..
anyway i just got the GoPro Tripod Mount, manage to screw in a cheap $2 daiso tripod.
look good and nice to hold.
(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/c0.0.403.403/p403x403/403882_10151908496320187_91292143_n.jpg)
(http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/c0.0.403.403/p403x403/552264_10151908495805187_276911500_n.jpg)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Nicholas_T96 on 05 Jul 12, 11:11
haha the thing in USA is 65 SGD liao, havent include freight Ex china to Sin also... i think 89 is reasonable price, too bad i too kan jong spend $20 more SGD jus to ship it in..
anyway i just got the GoPro Tripod Mount, manage to screw in a cheap $2 daiso tripod.
look good and nice to hold.
(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/c0.0.403.403/p403x403/403882_10151908496320187_91292143_n.jpg)
(http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/c0.0.403.403/p403x403/552264_10151908495805187_276911500_n.jpg)

You bought the tripod from diaso?? Which diaso I'm current looking for a tripod for my go pro camera as well. Thanks!
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Rhincodon on 05 Jul 12, 11:33
OK i cannot tahan liao... I am gonna start an MO for the GoPro Flat lens housing. Price is less than 80SGD and can go down to ard 70SGD depending on the number of people in the MO. Maximum number of people in the MO so as to siam tax is 7. So 6 more people to go. Please add on to the list here. Thank you.

1. Rhincodon
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 05 Jul 12, 11:41
You bought the tripod from diaso?? Which diaso I'm current looking for a tripod for my go pro camera as well. Thanks!
IMM daiso, there is 2 kind, one is flexible another will be the one im using, material is aluminum, steel... chrome?
gg test in water to find out how it fare
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 05 Jul 12, 12:39
OK i cannot tahan liao... I am gonna start an MO for the GoPro Flat lens housing. Price is less than 80SGD and can go down to ard 70SGD depending on the number of people in the MO. Maximum number of people in the MO so as to siam tax is 7. So 6 more people to go. Please add on to the list here. Thank you.

1. Rhincodon


You should have indicate you are interested earlier.... mine and 2 others is already on the way from US... should be here by this coming Monday. Cost us well under the $89...  :)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Rhincodon on 05 Jul 12, 13:04
I think I did indicate here.. Its ok... if anyone else is interested please reply... if not I will get my friend to get from me. MO closes this Friday. Thank you.

Count me in for gopro housing MO please! Thanks!
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 05 Jul 12, 13:25
I think I did indicate here.. Its ok... if anyone else is interested please reply... if not I will get my friend to get from me. MO closes this Friday. Thank you.


OMG....  ???

Sorry..... I only check my PM message.... soooorrrrryyyy......  :(
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: bighead on 05 Jul 12, 15:39
Hi Solid Jim,
How much did you get ur tripod mount for ?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 05 Jul 12, 15:41
$2, tripod adapter $14, total cost $16...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Nicholas_T96 on 05 Jul 12, 22:17
OK i cannot tahan liao... I am gonna start an MO for the GoPro Flat lens housing. Price is less than 80SGD and can go down to ard 70SGD depending on the number of people in the MO. Maximum number of people in the MO so as to siam tax is 7. So 6 more people to go. Please add on to the list here. Thank you.

1. Rhincodon

I am interested as well!! Count me in!
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 06 Jul 12, 05:53
I am interested as well!! Count me in!


Better copy Rhincodon list and add in your name to your own post... so that with one look, Rhincodon would know who wants the Housing.... we have 20++ page already... too many to read each and every one  :)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Rhincodon on 06 Jul 12, 09:48
I am interested as well!! Count me in!

Yup what...diver-hloc says...i do read the forum and PMs..so no worries guys...anyway will do.

OK i cannot tahan liao... I am gonna start an MO for the GoPro Flat lens housing. Price is less than 80SGD and can go down to ard 70SGD depending on the number of people in the MO. Maximum number of people in the MO so as to siam tax is 7. So 6 more people to go. Please add on to the list here. Thank you.

1. Rhincodon
2. Nicholas_T96
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Alvin Ho on 06 Jul 12, 11:52
Yup what...diver-hloc says...i do read the forum and PMs..so no worries guys...anyway will do.

OK i cannot tahan liao... I am gonna start an MO for the GoPro Flat lens housing. Price is less than 80SGD and can go down to ard 70SGD depending on the number of people in the MO. Maximum number of people in the MO so as to siam tax is 7. So 6 more people to go. Please add on to the list here. Thank you.

1. Rhincodon
2. Nicholas_T96

Dex backside itchy liao ah? I pass you one of mine lah since i have the patima one liao.  :P
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: wilcai on 11 Jul 12, 02:59
Yup what...diver-hloc says...i do read the forum and PMs..so no worries guys...anyway will do.

OK i cannot tahan liao... I am gonna start an MO for the GoPro Flat lens housing. Price is less than 80SGD and can go down to ard 70SGD depending on the number of people in the MO. Maximum number of people in the MO so as to siam tax is 7. So 6 more people to go. Please add on to the list here. Thank you.

1. Rhincodon
2. Nicholas_T96

Wah is the MO still possible. When do you guys expect to receive it.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: wilcai on 11 Jul 12, 03:00
Hey guys, what's the best way to prevent fogging in your GoPro?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 11 Jul 12, 09:20
thanks Diver hloc for helping us to order the LCD pack! kopi on me next time :)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 11 Jul 12, 10:17
Diver-hloc... u got order for me the LCD? or did i not make myself clear?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 11 Jul 12, 10:26
Diver-hloc... u got order for me the LCD? or did i not make myself clear?


Bro... told you already. When I order... the Stock was unavaible... Our orders took 2+ months to fulfilled... I dare not commit to more orders of LCD Panel... Scuba.Com kept claiming Stock wasn't coming. So, only ordered 4 piece from the 1st batch of order in May.... for the Dive Housing, I had to ask them for stock 1st before ordering...   

So... I'm sorry if I kind of cock-up the MO... but no choice also...  :(
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 11 Jul 12, 12:45
okay.. i tot it was a new order...  :)  no problem!
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 11 Jul 12, 13:51
oh nice...very nice..
http://www.backscatter.com/sku/bs-gp-mf-flip.lasso (http://www.backscatter.com/sku/bs-gp-mf-flip.lasso)

(http://www.backscatter.com/hostedstore/images/products/_backscatter_zoom/bs-gp-mf-flip_3.jpg) (http://www.backscatter.com/hostedstore/images/products/_backscatter_zoom/bs-gp-mf-flip_3.jpg)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: gabeee on 14 Jul 12, 12:56
hey guys this is my first ever video. let me know how issit!! and i recommend u guys to watch it in 720p!

Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: geo88 on 14 Jul 12, 13:40
What is the video editing software that you use?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 14 Jul 12, 15:38
http://www.backscatter.com/sku/bs-gp-mf-flip.lasso?utm_source=Backscatter+Newsletter&utm_campaign=ae40b642ff-DSO_2012_Coverage&utm_medium=email

pre-order!! anyone?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 14 Jul 12, 15:40
What is the video editing software that you use?

from the youtube info..
Shot 100% with Gopro HD Hero 2 and The New Dive Housing with Sea Gadget Arm Tray System
Edited with iMovie
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: geo88 on 14 Jul 12, 16:05
Thanks bro! Imovie only use on Ipad and Mac is it?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 14 Jul 12, 18:20
hey guys this is my first ever video. let me know how issit!! and i recommend u guys to watch it in 720p!

wats that monster at 3:12 and 3:50? hahaha
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: gabeee on 14 Jul 12, 20:17
haha just one of the instructors there. crazy set up hahaha..
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: theevopig on 15 Jul 12, 00:20
haha just one of the instructors there. crazy set up hahaha..

Do you use any magic filter ??
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: gabeee on 18 Jul 12, 07:50
Do you use any magic filter ??

nope no filter used
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: theevopig on 18 Jul 12, 08:58
nope no filter used

Wahhh the quality not bad leh..... This week i going to try it in Aur liao.......

Do you all feel that after use the GoPro dive housing, it wont fog up so easyly.  haven try in the deep sea i try in a pale of water for 40min found it doesn't fog up like original case.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Alvin Ho on 18 Jul 12, 13:28
Filters people filters

http://vimeo.com/45948768 (http://vimeo.com/45948768)

Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 18 Jul 12, 13:57
Filters people filters

http://vimeo.com/45948768 (http://vimeo.com/45948768)


hm.. this is at shallow water... i assume maybe around 5-10m
when u go deeper.. and there is less light.. will the filter work as good as well? 15m and beyond?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 18 Jul 12, 15:07
since we talking about filters!

any body interested in getting the flipup filter from backscatter shown above?  i want to get one...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Alvin Ho on 18 Jul 12, 15:40
hm.. this is at shallow water... i assume maybe around 5-10m
when u go deeper.. and there is less light.. will the filter work as good as well? 15m and beyond?

Nope. Filters don't work well in deeper water regardless of camera.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: limk on 18 Jul 12, 16:31
Filters people filters

http://vimeo.com/45948768 (http://vimeo.com/45948768)

oh tis was nice
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: gabeee on 18 Jul 12, 22:32
Wahhh the quality not bad leh..... This week i going to try it in Aur liao.......

Do you all feel that after use the GoPro dive housing, it wont fog up so easyly.  haven try in the deep sea i try in a pale of water for 40min found it doesn't fog up like original case.

well i was lucky because the water temperature was around 28-29 degrees. but i suggest its good to have anti fog incase. i just took a few videos while skiing my gopro fogged up.

and btw i didnt use filters because i got my gopro dive housing when it was just released and there wasnt any compatible filters yet, however the video still turn out great. but im definitely getting a filter soon when im diving.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 19 Jul 12, 08:53
since we talking about filters!

any body interested in getting the flipup filter from backscatter shown above?  i want to get one...

maybe dun need to do MO.  i wrote to scubacam about the backscatter stuff. here is their reply

"Thanks for your inquiry but we stock the GoPro Dive Housing presently available in stock @ SG$85.60 NETT

The optional red filter will become available by early Aug."
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Nicholas_T96 on 19 Jul 12, 17:19
Hi has anyone here ordered battery from amazone? I cant seem to get it ship into singapore. Does anyone who has shipped battery into singapore know how i can do it? Thanks in advance.


(http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/7672/screenshot20120719atpm0.png)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: ooi_apryl@yahoo.com.sg on 24 Jul 12, 15:37
Hello,

Where do you all buy your GoPro from?
How much does a GoPro Hero 2 cost in Singapore?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 24 Jul 12, 16:09
Hello,

Where do you all buy your GoPro from?
How much does a GoPro Hero 2 cost in Singapore?


Harvey Norman sells Hero 2 at $499... $89 for the Dive Housing.

But we brought our set from Scuba.Com

http://www.scuba.com/ (http://www.scuba.com/)

Of course.... Warranty will be no more... and Shipping charges not included...  :)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 24 Jul 12, 17:44
u can try parisilk... they give a little discount the last time i bought fromthem..
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 25 Jul 12, 01:18
https://vimeo.com/46302056?action=share&ref=nf

(https://secure-b.vimeocdn.com/ts/322/385/322385222_295.jpg)

nearly kiss me hehe
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 25 Jul 12, 09:54
https://vimeo.com/46302056?action=share&ref=nf

(https://secure-b.vimeocdn.com/ts/322/385/322385222_295.jpg)

nearly kiss me hehe


Wow... the Manta slowed down and took a look at you...  ;)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 25 Jul 12, 09:58
ya it tap me on my head too! omg im happy like fark!
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 25 Jul 12, 13:40
(https://secure-b.vimeocdn.com/ts/322/664/322664644_295.jpg)
https://vimeo.com/46340821 (https://vimeo.com/46340821)
2nd one
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 28 Jul 12, 09:05
(http://www.backscatter.com/hostedstore/images/products/_backscatter_zoom/bs-gp-mf-flip_3.jpg)

anyone getting this? my video are too blue already....
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 28 Jul 12, 10:19
(http://www.backscatter.com/hostedstore/images/products/_backscatter_zoom/bs-gp-mf-flip_3.jpg)

anyone getting this? my video are too blue already....


Only works in shallow waters (5m or less)... and with strong sunlight... hellhole had already posted that ScubaCam sell these at $85.60+...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 28 Jul 12, 10:25
wasted... my crystal point video, all the fish seen so blue 85$ quite exp :(
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 28 Jul 12, 11:12
wasted... my crystal point video, all the fish seen so blue 85$ quite exp :(


Unless your Manta is in Shallow water... heehee...  :P
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 28 Jul 12, 11:32
i got one more.. at crystal point, all the fishes in blue color one :(
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 28 Jul 12, 12:24

Only works in shallow waters (5m or less)... and with strong sunlight... hellhole had already posted that ScubaCam sell these at $85.60+...

not yet bro.. in aug.
the price is for the gopro uw casing
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 28 Jul 12, 18:01
not yet bro.. in aug.
the price is for the gopro uw casing


Ah... Ok.My mistake...  :P
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Alvin Ho on 30 Jul 12, 11:31
patima gopro housing, with FIT red filter.. =)
just got it yesterday!~
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/319748_10151201426293906_2052033741_n.jpg)

Finally tried the filter. Quite pleased with the footage i think it'll be usable in decent lightng all the way to 10m at least. Will post some raw footage soon.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Alvin Ho on 30 Jul 12, 14:49
For those who have not bought the Gopro but considering.... This new product from Rollei is really compelling. All in one package not much need for extra accessories....

http://www.rollei-bullet.com/typo3/index.php?id=rollei-bullet-4s-1080p0#/0 (http://www.rollei-bullet.com/typo3/index.php?id=rollei-bullet-4s-1080p0#/0)

Prestige Sports from Malaysia sells them, not sure if Singapore has any distriutors....

http://www.prestigescuba.com/products.html?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=1701&category_id=264&manufacturer_id=51 (http://www.prestigescuba.com/products.html?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=1701&category_id=264&manufacturer_id=51)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 30 Jul 12, 16:02
yes. i saw this also... need to look at video quality uw...
no surprising lah.. gopro has been out for a while...

Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: ooi_apryl@yahoo.com.sg on 30 Jul 12, 17:03
Wow!! This rollei Bullet looks good.
got the build-in LCD screen liao. Any idea how much is this? I can't understand the language in the website leh...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Alvin Ho on 30 Jul 12, 17:15
Wow!! This rollei Bullet looks good.
got the build-in LCD screen liao. Any idea how much is this? I can't understand the language in the website leh...

Check the other link. Prestige sports in KL is selling for RM1199 so gives you a general idea how much it is.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Alvin Ho on 30 Jul 12, 21:20
As promised....

Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Alvin Ho on 30 Jul 12, 22:09
Dayang Jetty...

Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 30 Jul 12, 22:49
remember to watch them in HD
alvin, you know how to embeded the video to always show in HD form?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 30 Jul 12, 22:52
As promised....

is it me.. or is the sides.. more red?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: lukold on 31 Jul 12, 00:18
guys, where do u get arm & trays for GoPro ? Any recommended shops?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Alvin Ho on 31 Jul 12, 00:52
remember to watch them in HD
alvin, you know how to embeded the video to always show in HD form?

remember but didn't occur to me to do it. getting some slight vignetting on the housing. not showing up on my lcd bacpac but reviewing on the computer i see it. maybe have to adjust placement of the camera a bit.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 31 Jul 12, 06:07
guys, where do u get arm & trays for GoPro ? Any recommended shops?


Depends on your setup... go take a look at 'BackScatter' website for ideas on what to do... to buy locally... if you need recommendations from the shop, then you be able to get it from the usual shops like ScubaCam. If you do your research.... then you could get parts you need from Fun-In or The Submersible...  :)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: lukold on 31 Jul 12, 10:03

Depends on your setup... go take a look at 'BackScatter' website for ideas on what to do... to buy locally... if you need recommendations from the shop, then you be able to get it from the usual shops like ScubaCam. If you do your research.... then you could get parts you need from Fun-In or The Submersible...  :)

Thanks will take a look!
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: donchen on 03 Aug 12, 08:41
Hi all gopro experts,

I am keen to buy a GOPRO HD HERO 2 outdoor edition.
Can anyone advise where is the cheapest i can get? I read through quite a few pages and I saw that most of you purchase it at scuba.com.

Is scuba.com the best/cheapest way to buy? If not, where else will be good? I know Harvey norman is selling at 499 which is rather EX.

Secondly, I am thinking of using gopro as a point and shoot camera as well together with the LCD. It it ok? I am not a hardcore photographer but just though I could save some $$ by using 1 camera for 2 usage.

Thanks for your advise.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 03 Aug 12, 09:09
@ donchen

As far as we know... GoPro price is under strict control in S'pore... and $499 is the most commonly seen price (although I did see one divegear shop in Lucky Plaza selling at $550).

As far as I know... and I did check many many eShop during my 'Quest' for my HD 2... Scuba.Com does, so far, has the best web price... of course, you must factor in Shipping Cost and GST (if any)... and that your Warranty is pretty much finished...  :P

Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: donchen on 03 Aug 12, 09:13
Thank you for the respond!

I tried to purchase at Scuba.com and the final bill came up to approx. S$345 which is still reasonably cheaper than $499.

How often you guys use the warranty? Or let me rephrase the question; Have you used your warranty to date since purchasing the GOPRO? If so, for what?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 03 Aug 12, 09:18
if u buy from overseas, your warranty is pretty gone, and pray hard you dont get a lemon set, :D
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: donchen on 03 Aug 12, 09:19
Scuba.com says they have Manufacturer's Warranty. If anything goes wrong, can i not send back to GoPro?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 03 Aug 12, 09:22
i not sure if the local distributor will honor the warranty of the set that you brought overseas, you better find the number of the local distributor and ask them, most likely is no, as they also wanted to protect their local market
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 03 Aug 12, 09:24
Scuba.com says they have Manufacturer's Warranty. If anything goes wrong, can i not send back to GoPro?

yes you can.  if you have a legitimate lemon set.  you can send it back to gopro.  make sure u show all the needed video/pictures of the problem.  their customer service seems to be quite decent. 

from what i seen so far in the other forums.  the initial batches did have some lens and firmware issues, which gopro did honor with returns... i am however not sure what the local rep will honor these returns. so i would contact gopro hq directly if you have a problem.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 03 Aug 12, 09:28
i not sure if the local distributor will honor the warranty of the set that you brought overseas, you better find the number of the local distributor and ask them, most likely is no, as they also wanted to protect their local market

i thought about it again.. about the local rep.

streamcast asia are the Singapore distributor listed in the gopro website.  Maybe they will help. I believe they have all the serial numbers of the units they bring in.  just ask.  :) or just ask gopro directly.
Company: Streamcast Asia
Phone: +65 6272 1151
Website: www.streamcastasia.com
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: donchen on 03 Aug 12, 09:28
Thank you all for your comments and help! It was very informative.
I will probably get from Scuba.com. Any idea how long does the shipment take? 1 week?

How about my 2nd question? Is it ok to use GoPro with the LCD as a Point & Shoot camera? It will be able to act as a decent camera? I don't need those functions like scenery mode, fireworks mode or whatever other mode. I will probably just use it as a normal P&S. Does the gopro have a zoom function?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 03 Aug 12, 09:35
Thank you all for your comments and help! It was very informative.
I will probably get from Scuba.com. Any idea how long does the shipment take? 1 week?

How about my 2nd question? Is it ok to use GoPro with the LCD as a Point & Shoot camera? It will be able to act as a decent camera? I don't need those functions like scenery mode, fireworks mode or whatever other mode. I will probably just use it as a normal P&S. Does the gopro have a zoom function?


Yoi didn't do research iszit... GoPro only have one fix focal lenght... no Zoom  ;D
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: donchen on 03 Aug 12, 09:39
Sorry, maybe I got a bit lazy  :P
Thanks anyway :)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: ooi_apryl@yahoo.com.sg on 03 Aug 12, 10:09
Thank you for the respond!

I tried to purchase at Scuba.com and the final bill came up to approx. S$345 which is still reasonably cheaper than $499.


HI Don,

Your SGD345 is inclusive of what? Any SD card or dive housing?
Because I just went into scuba.com and I selected the GoPRo Hero 2 + SD Card 16 GB. Total Bill is i think US$369.94.
And also, I think you need to buy the dive housing you know? Cos the original Hero2 housing is not clear. That's what I read from the forums. I also want to buy Hero 2 in scuba.com becos it's cheaper than in SG. But still contemplating cos there's no warranty.  ::)

 :-X
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: donchen on 03 Aug 12, 10:14
Hello Titan

I didn't buy with any SD Card. Just the package alone. I have a few SD card at home already and I believe i can get cheaper SD card elsewhere like gmarket?

Actually I am not really using GOPRO as a diving camera. I have my own kayak at home and i do a lot of kayaking. I want to mount it on my Kayak and do a tour expedition. So i believe the original waterproof housing is sufficient enough for me.

Mine was $281.88USD. Did a rough conversion. 281.88 USD   =   352.316 SGD
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: ooi_apryl@yahoo.com.sg on 03 Aug 12, 10:24
Oh.. How come yours is $281.88USD? The scuba.com website shows US$299.99 leh.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 03 Aug 12, 10:26

Yoi didn't do research iszit... GoPro only have one fix focal lenght... no Zoom  ;D

not really.. there is a "Full 170º, Medium 127º, Narrow 90º FOV in 1080p" technically its a zoom :) hahaha

HI Don,

Your SGD345 is inclusive of what? Any SD card or dive housing?
Because I just went into scuba.com and I selected the GoPRo Hero 2 + SD Card 16 GB. Total Bill is i think US$369.94.
And also, I think you need to buy the dive housing you know? Cos the original Hero2 housing is not clear. That's what I read from the forums. I also want to buy Hero 2 in scuba.com becos it's cheaper than in SG. But still contemplating cos there's no warranty.  ::)

 :-X


imo the SD card in SG are cheaper... :)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 03 Aug 12, 10:28
Just for your info... GoPro is known more for their good quality Full HD/HD Video... than their Photos... so, don't expect too much when using it for photos  ;D

Btw... why $281.88 USD when Scuba.Com sell the same Outdoor Hero 2 at $254 USD  ?? The $$$ save can go towards off setting the shipping charges... and also, the LCD Panel is alot cheaper too. But do note that in this case of buying Both Item.... GST, will most likely need to be paid.

But overall... should still be cheaper...  :)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 03 Aug 12, 10:30
not really.. there is a "Full 170º, Medium 127º, Narrow 90º FOV in 1080p" technically its a zoom :) hahaha


Wao Lao... like that also consider as zoom... you use any modern camera or not... LOL   ;D
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 03 Aug 12, 10:31
Just for your info... GoPro is known more for their good quality Full HD/HD Video... than their Photos... so, don't expect too much when using it for photos  ;D

Btw... why $281.88 USD when Scuba.Com sell the same Outdoor Hero 2 at $254  ?? The $$$ save can go towards off setting the shipping charges... and also, the LCD Panel is alot cheaper too. But do note that in this case of buying Both Item.... GST, will most likely need to be paid.

But overall... should still be cheaper...  :)

add in direct shipping cost.. USD$288.81 HUAT AH!
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: donchen on 03 Aug 12, 10:35
How come we are all getting different prices?

This is my breakdown: HERO 2 Outdoor Edition High Definition Video and Underwater Camera Package

Subtotal: $253.95USD
Tax: $0
Shipping & Handling: $27.93USD
Grand Total: $281.88USD

Where does the GST come in at?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: ooi_apryl@yahoo.com.sg on 03 Aug 12, 10:40

Btw... why $281.88 USD when Scuba.Com sell the same Outdoor Hero 2 at $254 USD  ?? The $$$ save can go towards off setting the shipping charges... and also, the LCD Panel is alot cheaper too. But do note that in this case of buying Both Item.... GST, will most likely need to be paid.


Eh?? How come now it becomes US$254? Omg!! I keep seeing the price is US$299.99
http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-535/168214/Gopro-HERO-2-Outdoor-Edition-High-Definition-Video-and-Underwater-Camera.html

Pls advise

I wan to get cheap oso
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 03 Aug 12, 10:40
all this talk make me want to get another one!  esp an LCd

let see

168227    Gopro    HERO 2 Motorsports Edition High Definition Video and Underwater Camera Camera    $253.95   
168220    Gopro    LCD BacPac Detachable LCD Screen    $67.95
total : 321.90 (USD) = 401.816 SGD (WTF!)
shipping direct to sg : USD31.55

total = USD$353.45 + signapore gst
= USD353.45 + SGD28.13
= SGD441.228 + SGD28.13
= 469.4SGD

normally sg sells at $499+$134 = $633
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 03 Aug 12, 10:41
Eh?? How come now it becomes US$254? Omg!! I keep seeing the price is US$299.99
http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-535/168214/Gopro-HERO-2-Outdoor-Edition-High-Definition-Video-and-Underwater-Camera.html

Pls advise

I wan to get cheap oso

look at the YOU PAY price
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 03 Aug 12, 10:46
@ donchen

You did said you want the LCD Panel too... add $68USD and you'll hit beyond $400SGD.


@ Miss Titan

Why don't you PM donchen... and maybe the 2 of you could share shipping... Save $$$ but share the GST...  :)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 03 Aug 12, 10:47
How come we are all getting different prices?

This is my breakdown: HERO 2 Outdoor Edition High Definition Video and Underwater Camera Package

Subtotal: $253.95USD
Tax: $0
Shipping & Handling: $27.93USD
Grand Total: $281.88USD

Where does the GST come in at?

hm.. if you are just using for kayak.. i actually would ask you to try and get a Gopro1.  i think got some still out there.... its like less then 299 ( naked version).  if you can find the outdoor version even better.  then get a bag-o-mount.  then u are done.  dun need to get gp2.  the wide angle is still same.. no 'zoom' function.  its 5M not 11M ( which really does not make much difference, imo)
still have money left over to get maybe an lcd or/and battery pac ( the battery will typically last about 1 hour to 1 hour 30min)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 03 Aug 12, 10:51
okay
@ donchen

You did said you want the LCD Panel too... add $68USD and you'll hit beyond $400SGD.


@ Miss Titan

Why don't you PM donchen... and maybe the 2 of you could share shipping... Save $$$ but share the GST...  :)

boss.. why u forget me! :)

hey don... i dun mind to tag along to get a LCD too.  IF you are getting the cam and lcd.  let me know.  thanks!
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: donchen on 03 Aug 12, 10:51
all this talk make me want to get another one!  esp an LCd

let see

168227    Gopro    HERO 2 Motorsports Edition High Definition Video and Underwater Camera Camera    $253.95   
168220    Gopro    LCD BacPac Detachable LCD Screen    $67.95
total : 321.90 (USD) = 401.816 SGD (WTF!)
shipping direct to sg : USD31.55

total = USD$353.45 + signapore gst
= USD353.45 + SGD28.13
= SGD441.228 + SGD28.13
= 469.4SGD

normally sg sells at $499+$134 = $633

Where did you get the "shipping direct to sg : USD31.55" ? My shipping and handling is $12.95USD.
You check out by amazon is it?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 03 Aug 12, 10:56
Where did you get the "shipping direct to sg : USD31.55" ? My shipping and handling is $12.95USD.
You check out by amazon is it?

even by amazon or not amazon its the same.  i dun think you shipping is 12.95usd ( direct to sg) as you already shown above that its USD$$27.93.  if you add more item the shipping cost goes up, hence lcd with gp2 its USD31.55
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: donchen on 03 Aug 12, 11:08
Sorry, my bad. I didn't put Singapore as my Shipping Address.

This is my breakdown *All in USD:
LCD BacPac Detachable LCD Screen: $67.95
HERO 2 Outdoor Edition High Definition Video and Underwater Camera Package: $253.95
Shipping and Handling: $31.55
Grand Total: $353.45
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 03 Aug 12, 11:26
Sorry, my bad. I didn't put Singapore as my Shipping Address.

This is my breakdown *All in USD:
LCD BacPac Detachable LCD Screen: $67.95
HERO 2 Outdoor Edition High Definition Video and Underwater Camera Package: $253.95
Shipping and Handling: $31.55
Grand Total: $353.45

correct lor!  same as what i put above.
if you dun mind, can i join in to get a LCD as well?  since you have already inclurr GST :)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: ooi_apryl@yahoo.com.sg on 03 Aug 12, 11:48
Hi Don,

I also want to tag along to buy, can I?

1) Gp Hero 2 Outdoor Edition
2) Dive Housing
3) LCD Screen
4) Battery (Is it necessary to buy the battery online also? Can I buy in Singapore?)

Until now, I still see the price for Hero 2 in scuba.com as US$299
I really cannot find the $253.95. My eyes really spoil liao
 :(

We can share share the shipping charges since I buying same as you  ;)

 
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: donchen on 03 Aug 12, 12:25
correct lor!  same as what i put above.
if you dun mind, can i join in to get a LCD as well?  since you have already inclurr GST :)

Hi Don,

I also want to tag along to buy, can I?

1) Gp Hero 2 Outdoor Edition
2) Dive Housing
3) LCD Screen
4) Battery (Is it necessary to buy the battery online also? Can I buy in Singapore?)

Until now, I still see the price for Hero 2 in scuba.com as US$299
I really cannot find the $253.95. My eyes really spoil liao
 :(

We can share share the shipping charges since I buying same as you  ;)

Ok, let me just do some last minute research. I will let you all know when I am getting.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: donchen on 03 Aug 12, 15:31
Ok. I probably will be getting.

Those keen to get please PM your contact. I will get back to you.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: theevopig on 03 Aug 12, 15:54
Hi Don,

I also want to tag along to buy, can I?

1) Gp Hero 2 Outdoor Edition
2) Dive Housing
3) LCD Screen
4) Battery (Is it necessary to buy the battery online also? Can I buy in Singapore?)

Until now, I still see the price for Hero 2 in scuba.com as US$299
I really cannot find the $253.95. My eyes really spoil liao
 :(

We can share share the shipping charges since I buying same as you  ;)


Try to use computer online and check the price. If you use mobile to check all the price are different with computer. You may try use computer and check see is it still the same.

Hope it helps.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 06 Aug 12, 13:30
For those who have not bought the Gopro but considering.... This new product from Rollei is really compelling. All in one package not much need for extra accessories....

http://www.rollei-bullet.com/typo3/index.php?id=rollei-bullet-4s-1080p0#/0 (http://www.rollei-bullet.com/typo3/index.php?id=rollei-bullet-4s-1080p0#/0)

Prestige Sports from Malaysia sells them, not sure if Singapore has any distriutors....

http://www.prestigescuba.com/products.html?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=1701&category_id=264&manufacturer_id=51 (http://www.prestigescuba.com/products.html?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=1701&category_id=264&manufacturer_id=51)

i see sgcamerastore sells...
http://www.sgcamerastore.com/video-equipments/rollei-4s-free-lcd-viewer-remote-control-/prod_1106.html
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: ooi_apryl@yahoo.com.sg on 06 Aug 12, 13:41
Aiya... I have been to scuba.com for at least 10 times and i keep seeing the price as US$299.99 everytime without fail...
I even created an account thinking that perhaps ppl who has account might see the cheaper price
But I still see as US$299.99 leh...  :(


Can someone pls copy and paste the link so I can see a cheaper price?

Thanks
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 06 Aug 12, 13:46
Aiya... I have been to scuba.com for at least 10 times and i keep seeing the price as US$299.99 everytime without fail...
I even created an account thinking that perhaps ppl who has account might see the cheaper price
But I still see as US$299.99 leh...  :(


Can someone pls copy and paste the link so I can see a cheaper price?

Thanks



http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-535/168214/Gopro-HERO-2-Outdoor-Edition-High-Definition-Video-and-Underwater-Camera.html (http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-535/168214/Gopro-HERO-2-Outdoor-Edition-High-Definition-Video-and-Underwater-Camera.html)

http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-535/168227/Gopro-HERO-2-Motorsports-Edition-High-Definition-Video-and-Underwater-Camera.html (http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-535/168227/Gopro-HERO-2-Motorsports-Edition-High-Definition-Video-and-Underwater-Camera.html)

http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-535/168215/Gopro-HD-HERO-2-Surf-Edition-High-Definition-Video-and-Underwater-Camera.html (http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-535/168215/Gopro-HD-HERO-2-Surf-Edition-High-Definition-Video-and-Underwater-Camera.html)


The issue could be your web viewer... The offer and price you pay is in RED... so far... I can still see the price as $253.95 USD...  :)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: ooi_apryl@yahoo.com.sg on 06 Aug 12, 14:09
Hahaha!!
I still see only US$299.99 in black!!! I can't see the cheaper price in red!
Omg!! I give up la...
Will ask Donchen to help me order and share the shipping charges
Is waiting for him to confirm when is he ordering

Anyway, thanks for your links  ;)


Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 06 Aug 12, 15:03
i think u need to shop for a new computer.. :)  i can see the red price..

maybe u do a alt-a... maybe your computer not showing red :)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 07 Aug 12, 09:16
i think im encountering the same thing as you, i can see the red prices when im at home, but when i see it in my work place it become normal price again, same applies to leisure pro website
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 07 Aug 12, 09:56
i think im encountering the same thing as you, i can see the red prices when im at home, but when i see it in my work place it become normal price again, same applies to leisure pro website


Boss prevent you people from shopping at work... LOL  ;D
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: alvinlovesu on 10 Aug 12, 16:32
wow awesome deal, getting a dive housing and lcd bacpac.

any idea how long it usually takes to ship? I guess local warranty is moot also?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 10 Aug 12, 16:34
wow.. scubacam just told me that "the custom bacscatter magic filter for gopro dive housing is @ SG$85.00/ each"

wow!
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 10 Aug 12, 17:06
any idea how long it usually takes to ship? I guess local warranty is moot also?


Depending on weekends and holidays.... 5-7 days... althought I did get my item once within 4 days... But make sure they have Stock 1st. Regarding Warranty... in truth, you still have warranty, just non-local type... which simply meant that all repairs are to be done in USA and its your own effect to send the item back to USA and pay for the shipping back... so before you buy... must ask yourself are you willing to accept the risks.


[/quote]
wow.. scubacam just told me that "the custom bacscatter magic filter for gopro dive housing is @ SG$85.00/ each"


I like that BackScatter GoPro Magic Filter thingy... but I dislike the idea that once mounted... I can no longer use that protective cover that comes with my Dive Housing...  :(
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: alvinlovesu on 10 Aug 12, 17:21

Depending on weekends and holidays.... 5-7 days... althought I did get my item once within 4 days... But make sure they have Stock 1st. Regarding Warranty... in truth, you still have warranty, just non-local type... which simply meant that all repairs are to be done in USA and its your own effect to send the item back to USA and pay for the shipping back... so before you buy... must ask yourself are you willing to accept the risks.




I like that BackScatter GoPro Magic Filter thingy... but I dislike the idea that once mounted... I can no longer use that protective cover that comes with my Dive Housing...  :(

took the plunge and got my set already, now it seems that they are asking for my credit card bills to verify my purchase. anyone came across that first time purchasing from scuba.com before?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 10 Aug 12, 18:40
took the plunge and got my set already, now it seems that they are asking for my credit card bills to verify my purchase. anyone came across that first time purchasing from scuba.com before?


YES.... all 1st time buyer will kena this... if you have a Amazon account... check out with your Amazon account would be easiest...  :)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: geek on 10 Aug 12, 19:41
I 2nd time buyer with the same credit card also tio the same thing.
but now they say my credit card address does not match with the address i given.
what nonsense!
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 10 Aug 12, 20:34
I 2nd time buyer with the same credit card also tio the same thing.
but now they say my credit card address does not match with the address i given.
what nonsense!

that is quite normal lah...
i seriously would set up an amazon account...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 10 Aug 12, 20:36

I like that BackScatter GoPro Magic Filter thingy... but I dislike the idea that once mounted... I can no longer use that protective cover that comes with my Dive Housing...  :(

u it got already ah?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 10 Aug 12, 20:40
u it got already ah?


No... like I said... can't use the protective cover for the GoPro Dive Housing once you installed the BackScatter Filter... and since I take more Photo than Video... need the cover to protect the front port when not in use....  :)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 11 Aug 12, 09:17
maybe get this one from SRP?  wont be cheap also.. haha

Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 11 Aug 12, 09:34
maybe get this one from SRP?  wont be cheap also.. haha


Yup... something like this clipped-on filter is more suitable for my need. But overall, the BackScatter one is much better built and also more flexible in term of using or not using the filter... Hahaha, can't please everyone  :P
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Alvin Ho on 13 Aug 12, 12:08
Very interesting....

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2078162407/hero-armor-underwater-housing-for-the-gopro-hero-i (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2078162407/hero-armor-underwater-housing-for-the-gopro-hero-i)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: xuan on 13 Aug 12, 16:27
i not sure if the local distributor will honor the warranty of the set that you brought overseas, you better find the number of the local distributor and ask them, most likely is no, as they also wanted to protect their local market


We will ask you send to US yourself. Haha!
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 13 Aug 12, 16:35

We will ask you send to US yourself. Haha!

ok i charge $50 USD per kg for you, special price for you only
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: iankoh on 13 Aug 12, 22:40
Very interesting....

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2078162407/hero-armor-underwater-housing-for-the-gopro-hero-i (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2078162407/hero-armor-underwater-housing-for-the-gopro-hero-i)

this looks brilliant, i would not mind investing in one. anyone interested in an order?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Alvin Ho on 13 Aug 12, 22:59
this looks brilliant, i would not mind investing in one. anyone interested in an order?

unfortunately i have the patima alu housing already. also have the Eye of mine housing plus a converted gopro original housing with flat lens.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: TwitchKTM on 18 Aug 12, 18:00
Hi, im planning to get a GoPro.. can pictures be taken using GoPro? hows the quality taken by gopro?? anyone can show some pictures taken by gopro? appreciate it so much thanks..
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 18 Aug 12, 18:34
(http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/387050_10152014439520187_1026860808_n.jpg)

but in sunny condition, if u take it in dark light it will appear grainy.
Actually its not mean to take pictures, it doesnt even auto focus as well.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: TwitchKTM on 18 Aug 12, 20:38
thanks solid_jim for the picture.. so i guess GoPro is good for video..
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 18 Aug 12, 20:47
thanks solid_jim for the picture.. so i guess GoPro is good for video..


Thats what GoPro is mainly use for...  :)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: alvinlovesu on 22 Aug 12, 11:19
balls.. my order is being back ordered, taking them about 2 weeks to arrive. Scuba.com's reply thus far have been quite slow, had to ambush them at night through their live support.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 22 Aug 12, 11:27
balls.. my order is being back ordered, taking them about 2 weeks to arrive. Scuba.com's reply thus far have been quite slow, had to ambush them at night through their live support.


Sadly... you are not the 1st person. Did suggest you ask them for stock level before ordering... my 4 LCD came almost 3 month late...  :P
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: alvinlovesu on 22 Aug 12, 11:33

Sadly... you are not the 1st person. Did suggest you ask them for stock level before ordering... my 4 LCD came almost 3 month late...  :P

alas, thought i would try my luck..   :P

they gave me 28 Aug as the date for the items to arrive. Anyway if i have to incur GST, what are the methods i need to go about to make payment?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 22 Aug 12, 14:48
alas, thought i would try my luck..   :P

they gave me 28 Aug as the date for the items to arrive. Anyway if i have to incur GST, what are the methods i need to go about to make payment?


If its by Fedex/DHL (which I think it is).... They'll collect the GST from you when they deliver... if its SingPost... they'll send you a letter and you go collect and pay your GST.

Btw... you buy many things  ?? If just 1 GoPro... shouldn't have kena... unless you buy GoPro + Dive Housing + LCD.... in that case... you'll kena. But on a 2nd thought... maybe GST is cheaper than shipping cost 2 times...  :P
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Nicholas_T96 on 22 Aug 12, 14:52
alas, thought i would try my luck..   :P

they gave me 28 Aug as the date for the items to arrive. Anyway if i have to incur GST, what are the methods i need to go about to make payment?

depend on how you ship the items. If you ship by UPS they will pay for the gst first and collect it from you later when they are delivering the item to you.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: alvinlovesu on 22 Aug 12, 16:29

If its by Fedex/DHL (which I think it is).... They'll collect the GST from you when they deliver... if its SingPost... they'll send you a letter and you go collect and pay your GST.

Btw... you buy many things  ?? If just 1 GoPro... shouldn't have kena... unless you buy GoPro + Dive Housing + LCD.... in that case... you'll kena. But on a 2nd thought... maybe GST is cheaper than shipping cost 2 times...  :P

I got the outdoor package + Dive housing + LCD like u guessed.. haha! sian thought they'd close one eye for smt that barely hit $400...

shipping wise i selected their default intl economy 2-day shipping, should be DHL or fedex la, cross fingers stinkpost don't get to handle my parcel. super bad working relationship with them
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 22 Aug 12, 21:06
scubacam just sent me an email...
"You’d previously expressed interest in purchasing the BackScatter Custom Flip Red filter for Go PRO DiVE Housing @ SG$85.00 NETT, which is now available.  Looking forward to your feedback!"

Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 23 Aug 12, 11:10
okay.. anyone shipped a gopro2 through borderlinx/comgateway/vpost before?  any idea how much was the shipping?  got less then USD50?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 23 Aug 12, 11:17
i think its better not to try, they put inside huge box sure mati, but CGW will help u repack i think for cgw prime member is 7$ usd
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 23 Aug 12, 11:19
i think its better not to try, they put inside huge box sure mati, but CGW will help u repack i think for cgw prime member is 7$ usd

i saw an online shop selling at USD50 cheaper... so i can 'afford' shipping to be at least USD50 :) ahhaha
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 23 Aug 12, 11:28
where where? SIC link please hehe, i got CGW prime, i dont mind u ship to my address, i ship to your place.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 23 Aug 12, 11:34
http://www.diverightinscuba.com/images/GOproSALE/goprosalelabor.php

dunno can trust bo... also dunno if they will ship to CGW
their shipping to singapore is USD90+!!
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: alvinlovesu on 23 Aug 12, 11:36
http://www.diverightinscuba.com/images/GOproSALE/goprosalelabor.php

dunno can trust bo... also dunno if they will ship to CGW
their shipping to singapore is USD90+!!

scuba.com selling at $253 usd with $35usd shipping to your doorstep, no need go thru CGW
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 23 Aug 12, 11:39
ya go scuba.com direct too i second tat, less hassle, although you still got to put up with their "customer service" though haha
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 23 Aug 12, 11:41
this one is 244.99USD before shipment through CGW
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 23 Aug 12, 11:43
aigh..
i still hope that someone go to US and carry one back for me!  i give cold hard CASH!!  u can throw away the box and manuals!  i can even provide a bag to put all the stuff inside! hahahaha
299.99USD!  no fight!
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 23 Aug 12, 11:49
this one is 244.99USD before shipment through CGW

i think u can try... becos the most they will repack for u.... but i estimate la it could be less than 50 usd for the shipping, even u repack, or u see if there's any people who have stuff awaiting to ship from their CGW account, ship together will be cheaper

try at your own risk, im speaking based on my experiences with CGW
dont hold me responsible when the shipping > 50usd, im poor boi only
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 23 Aug 12, 11:59
i think u can try... becos the most they will repack for u.... but i estimate la it could be less than 50 usd for the shipping, even u repack, or u see if there's any people who have stuff awaiting to ship from their CGW account, ship together will be cheaper

try at your own risk, im speaking based on my experiences with CGW
dont hold me responsible when the shipping > 50usd, im poor boi only

cant be more then 50USD! i think i shipped bigger things and its most about 30USD+

let see... still checking on the US route
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: alvinlovesu on 23 Aug 12, 12:05
ya go scuba.com direct too i second tat, less hassle, although you still got to put up with their "customer service" though haha

really is damn suay, right after replying here i received a "New Delivery Date" email telling me the damn gopro is going to be a month late!

No dice! i need it for my upcoming trip!  >:(
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 23 Aug 12, 12:48
Haha comPlain there also no use, they just ignore your email, Aiya cheap is like that one la
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 23 Aug 12, 12:59
just saw this rollei selling in singapore..also 499
http://www.sgcamerastore.com/video-equipments/rollei-4s-free-lcd-viewer-remote-control-/prod_1106.html
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 23 Aug 12, 13:45
hoot now and pray! now USD all time low 1.24 nia
http://www.bloomberg.com/markets/currencies/asia-pacific/
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: alvinlovesu on 24 Aug 12, 12:07
what's a popular mounting method u guys use when diving? i don't have a still camera rig so the gopro would be the primary camera. a gopole looks interesting but may pose a entanglement hazard methinks.. :-\
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 24 Aug 12, 13:21
i mount in on monopod.... i very vain one, can shoot myself haha
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 24 Aug 12, 13:57
i mount in on monopod.... i very vain one, can shoot myself haha

ditto on that... i also think this is the most preferred choice if its your primary
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Nicholas_T96 on 24 Aug 12, 14:19
i mount in on monopod.... i very vain one, can shoot myself haha

hey where you buy the monopod?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: alvinlovesu on 24 Aug 12, 14:20
found this!

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.10.22&id=16095495947

About $5sgd before shipping from china. Think i just need a tripod mount and i'd be set
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Nicholas_T96 on 24 Aug 12, 15:10
found this!

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.10.22&id=16095495947

About $5sgd before shipping from china. Think i just need a tripod mount and i'd be set

Uh can you translate the website for me?? Or are you going to buy the monopod? Although i am chinese i can't read or write chinese hahas xD
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 24 Aug 12, 15:12
used before.. need to clean its after every dive.. and put grease at the joints.. got rusty after a while... stainless steel is not seawater proof.
cheap .. u can buy 10!  and then use untill spoilt :)

then i bought the expensive ushot from xstories ( through amazon)
USHOT - http://www.xsories.com/ushot-2-0-43-cm.html (http://www.xsories.com/ushot-2-0-43-cm.html)
BIG USHOT - http://www.xsories.com/big-ushot.html (http://www.xsories.com/big-ushot.html)

imo.. buy the BIG USHOT.  it start off a about a metre.. which is more then enough.

then i found dx sells the small ushot at a cheaper price... decent quality...  so you can check it out also
http://dx.com/p/extendable-4-section-digital-camera-handheld-monopod-wand-rod-65239?item=3 (http://dx.com/p/extendable-4-section-digital-camera-handheld-monopod-wand-rod-65239?item=3)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 24 Aug 12, 15:16
http://www.amazon.com/Dolica-WT-1003-67-Inch-Lightweight-Monopod/dp/B000VZS2EU/ref=pd_ybh_2

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21uWMJzTgNL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

flying over soon... still travelling around in USA
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 24 Aug 12, 16:09
hey where you buy the monopod?

i buy from Daiso, use 1 trip throw away becos of the disgusting oil slick on the surface stain my monopod...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: alvinlovesu on 24 Aug 12, 17:47
used before.. need to clean its after every dive.. and put grease at the joints.. got rusty after a while... stainless steel is not seawater proof.
cheap .. u can buy 10!  and then use untill spoilt :)

then i bought the expensive ushot from xstories ( through amazon)
USHOT - http://www.xsories.com/ushot-2-0-43-cm.html (http://www.xsories.com/ushot-2-0-43-cm.html)
BIG USHOT - http://www.xsories.com/big-ushot.html (http://www.xsories.com/big-ushot.html)

imo.. buy the BIG USHOT.  it start off a about a metre.. which is more then enough.

then i found dx sells the small ushot at a cheaper price... decent quality...  so you can check it out also
http://dx.com/p/extendable-4-section-digital-camera-handheld-monopod-wand-rod-65239?item=3 (http://dx.com/p/extendable-4-section-digital-camera-handheld-monopod-wand-rod-65239?item=3)

bought the one with black anodizing done, hopefully can mitigate the rusting somewhat.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Nicholas_T96 on 24 Aug 12, 17:52
i buy from Daiso, use 1 trip throw away becos of the disgusting oil slick on the surface stain my monopod...

daiso got monopod?? which daiso?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 24 Aug 12, 17:54
never sell already,  i brot my in IMM though
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Nicholas_T96 on 24 Aug 12, 17:56
never sell already,  i brot my in IMM though

oh i see. Thanks anyways
Title: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 25 Aug 12, 01:26
bought the one with black anodizing done, hopefully can mitigate the rusting somewhat.

Very difficult. I clean many time.... Still rust
Title: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 26 Aug 12, 16:41
(http://img.tapatalk.com/77387270-e0d6-457a.jpg)
Backscatter filter
(http://img.tapatalk.com/7738720e-e11b-c74f.jpg)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: alvinlovesu on 27 Aug 12, 11:19
(http://img.tapatalk.com/77387270-e0d6-457a.jpg)
Backscatter filter
(http://img.tapatalk.com/7738720e-e11b-c74f.jpg)

nice, where did u get it from?

in other news, scuba.com has refused to split my order, so i have to wait 1 month got the dive housing to arrive, then they can send out my gopro and lcd backpac. Replies have been prompt but curt and sarcastic. Will not use them again  >:(
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 27 Aug 12, 11:22
nice, where did u get it from?

in other news, scuba.com has refused to split my order, so i have to wait 1 month got the dive housing to arrive, then they can send out my gopro and lcd backpac. Replies have been prompt but curt and sarcastic. Will not use them again  >:(

scubacam just sent me an email...
"You’d previously expressed interest in purchasing the BackScatter Custom Flip Red filter for Go PRO DiVE Housing @ SG$85.00 NETT, which is now available.  Looking forward to your feedback!"
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: MrTakTahu on 28 Aug 12, 21:16
GoPro GOLD!

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=463576403682649&set=o.50043151918&type=1&theater (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=463576403682649&set=o.50043151918&type=1&theater)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: alvinlovesu on 03 Sep 12, 22:16
(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/386037_10151151398048769_1384226650_n.jpg)

its here!! gonna take it for a test swim tml
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Nicholas_T96 on 03 Sep 12, 23:04
does anyone know where to buy a lanyard for gopro camera or retractor?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 04 Sep 12, 06:36
does anyone know where to buy a lanyard for gopro camera or retractor?


Any where that sells lanyard also can... even cheaper... DIY or reuse lanyard around the house... just tie the lanyard through the 'hole' where the screw goes through....  :)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Nicholas_T96 on 04 Sep 12, 07:29

Any where that sells lanyard also can... even cheaper... DIY or reuse lanyard around the house... just tie the lanyard through the 'hole' where the screw goes through....  :)

okays. Where to buy lanyards??
Title: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 04 Sep 12, 09:21
Daiso got fishing lines that u can get. Sport climbing shops have ropes that u can buy.. Even beach road have. I think u can try about 2mm thickness
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 05 Sep 12, 15:12
(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/386037_10151151398048769_1384226650_n.jpg)

its here!! gonna take it for a test swim tml

Gong xi Gong Xi, Remember to post some video of your trips!
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 05 Sep 12, 15:34
fyi...
parissilk called me saying that the wifi set is here.  160 dollar
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Nicholas_T96 on 05 Sep 12, 19:40
Daiso got fishing lines that u can get. Sport climbing shops have ropes that u can buy.. Even beach road have. I think u can try about 2mm thickness

Are that any such shop in the west of singapore?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Nicholas_T96 on 05 Sep 12, 19:40
does anyone here knows how to edit and and restore color on imovie?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: antacid on 05 Sep 12, 21:14
just use a pair of shoelaces.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 05 Sep 12, 22:23
Are that any such shop in the west of singapore?
IMM, bukit panjang
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 05 Sep 12, 23:28
(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/564175_10152103989130187_623222770_n.jpg)
(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/538709_10152103988590187_1943833892_n.jpg)

GPGT on my monopod! so long!
http://www.amazon.com/Dolica-WT-1003-67-Inch-Lightweight-Monopod/dp/B000VZS2EU/ref=pd_ybh_2

Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 06 Sep 12, 06:53
that is too long... and the 'handle' at the end is unstable if you hold it that way...
these mostly use for dSLR cameras

i think u better off with those big flexi tripod ( ala gorillaport) or a smaller monopod.  max extend to 1.5m is what you need.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 06 Sep 12, 06:53
just use a pair of shoelaces.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPBSypMOMd0&feature=relmfu

lots of tip here...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 06 Sep 12, 08:17
Nah.. Im very happy with it, beside I don't always extend full length in the water, I threw away those flexi ones Becos it's too flimsy and breaks. Beside I think it's very stable as there is more surface to grip as it was thicker. Hey it's only less than 30 sgd and I'm not complaining
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: theevopig on 06 Sep 12, 10:09
Anyone try this before looks good........

http://www.isteadyshot.com/isteadyshot.com/proholder.html
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 06 Sep 12, 10:36
Anyone try this before looks good........

http://www.isteadyshot.com/isteadyshot.com/proholder.html


If the top of the holder could be a a standard ULCS 1" Ball Head... then it will be awesome... One extra long clamp + one powerful divelight... but maybe can use this

(http://www.backscatter.com/hostedstore/images/products/_backscatter_zoom/ul-ad-hs_1.jpg)

provided the bottom square base fits into the groove where the 'flash' light sits...  :)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: theevopig on 06 Sep 12, 10:41

If the top of the holder could be a a standard ULCS 1" Ball Head... then it will be awesome... One extra long clamp + one powerful divelight... but maybe can use this

(http://www.backscatter.com/hostedstore/images/products/_backscatter_zoom/ul-ad-hs_1.jpg)

provided the bottom square base fits into the groove where the 'flash' light sits...  :)


Can try drill a hole and put this on top haha....... Maybe i try to ask is purchase in bulk any discount hehe...... If yes then will start do MO already......
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 06 Sep 12, 11:07

Can try drill a hole and put this on top haha....... Maybe i try to ask is purchase in bulk any discount hehe...... If yes then will start do MO already......


1" thick aircraft grade aluminum Bro... don't think its so easy to do DIY drilling...  :(
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: theevopig on 06 Sep 12, 11:12

1" thick aircraft grade aluminum Bro... don't think its so easy to do DIY drilling...  :(

See how is they can provide cheap price can give it a try. Currently if purchase 1 no of the isteady shoot including shipping about $90. Hope they can give me cheaper price haha......
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: pubert on 06 Sep 12, 12:45
that is too long... and the 'handle' at the end is unstable if you hold it that way...
these mostly use for dSLR cameras

i think u better off with those big flexi tripod ( ala gorillaport) or a smaller monopod.  max extend to 1.5m is what you need.

how about this:
Quickpod DSLR
http://www.quikpod.com/dslr.asp


compared to a monopod, this one has a rubberized grip on the correct end of the pole. plus it seems you can adjust the angle of the camera.

other features:
Fully Waterproof
Built-in mirror for self-positioning
Quick Release Camera Mount
Rubberized grip handle
Stainless steel screws
Includes wrist strap, hiking clip, belly pad and carry bag.
Retracted size - 18 inches (45cm)
Extended size - 53 inches (135cm)
Weight - 9oz (250 grams)
Tripod mount - Universal 1/4-20

there's actually a smaller model that seems to be an even better choice but the specs did not mention the smaller model to be "fully waterproof"
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 06 Sep 12, 13:28
how about this:
Quickpod DSLR
http://www.quikpod.com/dslr.asp


compared to a monopod, this one has a rubberized grip on the correct end of the pole. plus it seems you can adjust the angle of the camera.

other features:
Fully Waterproof
Built-in mirror for self-positioning
Quick Release Camera Mount
Rubberized grip handle
Stainless steel screws
Includes wrist strap, hiking clip, belly pad and carry bag.
Retracted size - 18 inches (45cm)
Extended size - 53 inches (135cm)
Weight - 9oz (250 grams)
Tripod mount - Universal 1/4-20

there's actually a smaller model that seems to be an even better choice but the specs did not mention the smaller model to be "fully waterproof"

i provided some alternative before...
used before.. need to clean its after every dive.. and put grease at the joints.. got rusty after a while... stainless steel is not seawater proof.
cheap .. u can buy 10!  and then use untill spoilt :)

then i bought the expensive ushot from xstories ( through amazon)
USHOT - http://www.xsories.com/ushot-2-0-43-cm.html (http://www.xsories.com/ushot-2-0-43-cm.html)
BIG USHOT - http://www.xsories.com/big-ushot.html (http://www.xsories.com/big-ushot.html)

imo.. buy the BIG USHOT.  it start off a about a metre.. which is more then enough.

then i found dx sells the small ushot at a cheaper price... decent quality...  so you can check it out also
http://dx.com/p/extendable-4-section-digital-camera-handheld-monopod-wand-rod-65239?item=3 (http://dx.com/p/extendable-4-section-digital-camera-handheld-monopod-wand-rod-65239?item=3)

also can check out these...
http://dx.com/p/10-inch-flexible-desktop-digital-camera-tripod-13610
http://dx.com/p/stainless-steel-handheld-monopod-for-digital-camera-42504?item=2

i still believe the BIG USHOT is the best option. cfm seaproof

Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Nicholas_T96 on 09 Sep 12, 21:18
Hey does anyone here knows where to buy cheap monopod for gopro cameras here in singapore?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 12 Sep 12, 08:56
new filter on the market ...soon

by snake river prototype (srp)

a wet filter that fit over the original gopro housing..

http://youtu.be/_mKYRyaX7SY

Not a valid youtube URL
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: elioxus on 12 Sep 12, 12:50
i provided some alternative before...
also can check out these...
http://dx.com/p/10-inch-flexible-desktop-digital-camera-tripod-13610
http://dx.com/p/stainless-steel-handheld-monopod-for-digital-camera-42504?item=2

i still believe the BIG USHOT is the best option. cfm seaproof

another cheaper alternative from ebay.

http://www.ebay.com.sg/itm/Extendable-Hand-Held-Monopod-Compact-Camera-DV-/170609496595?pt=US_Tripods&hash=item27b91e5213
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Nicholas_T96 on 16 Sep 12, 21:45
does anyone one knows where to buy monopod for gopro cameras here in singapore? I can't buy online as i am leaving for my trip this friday so i have to buy locally. Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Alvin Ho on 20 Sep 12, 12:58
For those who are looking for a monopod. Saw this.... https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.485226681501617.117182.145727968784825&type=1 (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.485226681501617.117182.145727968784825&type=1)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 21 Sep 12, 00:47
i heard that the dive housing might have issues like that too. check this out http://www.scubaboard.com/forums/gopro-video/423125-my-gopro-nogo.html (http://www.scubaboard.com/forums/gopro-video/423125-my-gopro-nogo.html)

however the solution is an easy one. just put rubber bands lol.. read the link then u will get the idea.

aww man and i didnt know SRP is like that. however the SRP gopro tray is really tempting!! http://www.snakeriverprototyping.com/Tray.html (http://www.snakeriverprototyping.com/Tray.html)

did u get the tray?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: alvinlovesu on 25 Sep 12, 17:25
just came back from my dive trip. the gopro worked flawlessly, the pole mount option looks workable, but need to get something more rust-resistant. I'm also exploring the option of fashioning a acrylic tray with 2 gorilla pod as handles cum dive light tether to work as daytime video lights. any thoughts or experience?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 25 Sep 12, 18:54
just came back from my dive trip. the gopro worked flawlessly, the pole mount option looks workable, but need to get something more rust-resistant. I'm also exploring the option of fashioning a acrylic tray with 2 gorilla pod as handles cum dive light tether to work as daytime video lights. any thoughts or experience?

check out the 'TRAY' by snake river prototype
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: alvinlovesu on 26 Sep 12, 11:54
check out the 'TRAY' by snake river prototype

yup, already using that as a point of reference.. shall boot up the jigsaw and fashion something similar on acrylic this weekend. typically how are the lighting setup for the gopro like? im seeing dual sola 600s. I reckon i can get some cheaper dive lights from china and rig them up.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: theevopig on 26 Sep 12, 12:07
Anyone heard or try Isteady before. Here is the link: http://www.isteadyshot.com/isteadyshot.com/proholder.html

its seem quite good. I didn email and ask for quote. If buy 5 unit. Each unit cost about $70.00 Sgd only. But dono does it worth to get and try out ?

Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: alvinlovesu on 26 Sep 12, 12:27
Anyone heard or try Isteady before. Here is the link: http://www.isteadyshot.com/isteadyshot.com/proholder.html

its seem quite good. I didn email and ask for quote. If buy 5 unit. Each unit cost about $70.00 Sgd only. But dono does it worth to get and try out ?

looks good, but i would like the rack to fit more than a gopro in future. Think articulated light mounts would be important too
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 26 Sep 12, 12:32
Anyone heard or try Isteady before. Here is the link: http://www.isteadyshot.com/isteadyshot.com/proholder.html

its seem quite good. I didn email and ask for quote. If buy 5 unit. Each unit cost about $70.00 Sgd only. But dono does it worth to get and try out ?


seem this before, okay if u just putting in 1 gopro.  quite limited imo
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 26 Sep 12, 12:35
yup, already using that as a point of reference.. shall boot up the jigsaw and fashion something similar on acrylic this weekend. typically how are the lighting setup for the gopro like? im seeing dual sola 600s. I reckon i can get some cheaper dive lights from china and rig them up.
yes.  that is what i intended, for reference.
i seen quite a few people do it with acrylic, just not too sure if it strong enough in the long run ( no idea if there is 'stronger' acrylic out there)
i also looking to see if any one can machine it out of derlin. 

keep us posted on how it turns out.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: alvinlovesu on 26 Sep 12, 14:31
yes.  that is what i intended, for reference.
i seen quite a few people do it with acrylic, just not too sure if it strong enough in the long run ( no idea if there is 'stronger' acrylic out there)
i also looking to see if any one can machine it out of derlin. 

keep us posted on how it turns out.

Willl do, in the meantime i did some 2d drafts on my computer. i'd try to get my hands on 5mm acrylic, which should be more than stiff enough.

(http://i.imgur.com/BbQml.jpg)

The plan is to use my bike's grip and a portion of PVC pipe as the handles, and to cannibalise my old china gorillapod as the light mount.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: antacid on 26 Sep 12, 14:45
maybe you don't need to get a tray and all... here's what i did last year using my existing clamps and strobe arms

Bill of Material
1x tripod mount adapter
1x triple clamp
2x 8" arms
2x 5" arms
4x clamps

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150386186406222&l=f6cd19259e

This probably costs more than a tray, handle and clamp set up, but it's more versatile and reuses what you might already have.

Also, the 8" arms form a stable base by changing the angles, so it becomes like a mini tripod underwater too.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: GoofDiver on 01 Oct 12, 07:17
i'm planning to get a Go Pro but unsure which one i should get and what other accessories i should get along as i'm planning to get online shop.

this Go Pro is mainly for video shooting only (as for now lah..hee)
i might be planning to mount on my mask also.. but not firm yet on this decision.

as for the extra battery, i advisable to get it from ebay as its much cheaper. i forsee i
need more batteries since i'm shooting video.

appreciate your kind guidance and advices.

cheers
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 01 Oct 12, 09:28
i'm planning to get a Go Pro but unsure which one i should get and what other accessories i should get along as i'm planning to get online shop.

this Go Pro is mainly for video shooting only (as for now lah..hee)
i might be planning to mount on my mask also.. but not firm yet on this decision.

as for the extra battery, i advisable to get it from ebay as its much cheaper. i forsee i
need more batteries since i'm shooting video.

appreciate your kind guidance and advices.

cheers

mount on mask.. u need to get a tripod mount.  get 1 or 2 of these.
battrery.  there is a brand call 'wasabi' that is quite well rated, but i think may have some problem when come to shipping.  i think some people got info above.
else u can get the batterypac.  i highly recommand it as it give u away to charge the battery offline.

have fun... i think this thread is quite good.. so go through it..
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: alvinlovesu on 01 Oct 12, 10:08
i'm planning to get a Go Pro but unsure which one i should get and what other accessories i should get along as i'm planning to get online shop.

this Go Pro is mainly for video shooting only (as for now lah..hee)
i might be planning to mount on my mask also.. but not firm yet on this decision.

as for the extra battery, i advisable to get it from ebay as its much cheaper. i forsee i
need more batteries since i'm shooting video.

appreciate your kind guidance and advices.

cheers


Wanted to go that way but wanted more control of my framing and lighting options. That extra weight on the mask might cause some discomfort too.

Battery life is quite pathetic. A spare battery and standalone charger would serve u well in the long run. There is the wasabi brand like hellhole mentioned, as well as ebay knockoffs that go for quite cheap.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 01 Oct 12, 10:36
i beg to differ on battery life being pathetic..  an hour plus on r7 mode is to me..quite good.  most dives are an hour long the most... but spare battery is a must..
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: GoofDiver on 01 Oct 12, 11:14
thanks guys.

so as for now I should get this below items as the basic.
1. Go Pro Hero2 outdoor set
2. Spare battery get from Wasabi
3. Flat lens for underwater. (where can i get the filter)
4. LCD

I wanna buy at one time for the basic needs first. So can save on shipping. The rest small things
can upgrade slowly.

thanks for the youtube video. yes i saw that. i also saw youtube diver using the head hardness and dive.
i want to have a few option when i dive and i believe at time i wanna hold the camera using monopod also
and at time i just wanna place it on my forehead.

so is that all i need to get for now. appreciate advises from you guys. as for not, budget is not a concern.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: alvinlovesu on 01 Oct 12, 12:37
thanks guys.

so as for now I should get this below items as the basic.
1. Go Pro Hero2 outdoor set
2. Spare battery get from Wasabi
3. Flat lens for underwater. (where can i get the filter)
4. LCD

I wanna buy at one time for the basic needs first. So can save on shipping. The rest small things
can upgrade slowly.

thanks for the youtube video. yes i saw that. i also saw youtube diver using the head hardness and dive.
i want to have a few option when i dive and i believe at time i wanna hold the camera using monopod also
and at time i just wanna place it on my forehead.

so is that all i need to get for now. appreciate advises from you guys. as for not, budget is not a concern.

i've used the monopod mount and liked it. minus the fact that my cheapo china monopod rusted after every dive! Im in the midst of sourcing for something collapsible and made of non-metals.

The lack of lighting options using the monopod has gotten me to work on a DIY tray with light arms, drawing inspiration from SRP's offering.

Popular red filters can be gotten from scubacam, i believe they carry backscatter's flip filter. i myself am waiting for SRP's snap-on offering.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 01 Oct 12, 13:38
thanks guys.

so as for now I should get this below items as the basic.
1. Go Pro Hero2 outdoor set
2. Spare battery get from Wasabi
3. Flat lens for underwater. (where can i get the filter)
4. LCD

I wanna buy at one time for the basic needs first. So can save on shipping. The rest small things
can upgrade slowly.

thanks for the youtube video. yes i saw that. i also saw youtube diver using the head hardness and dive.
i want to have a few option when i dive and i believe at time i wanna hold the camera using monopod also
and at time i just wanna place it on my forehead.

so is that all i need to get for now. appreciate advises from you guys. as for not, budget is not a concern.

hm.. u want to buy the filter from scuba cam?  i have one spare set..not open at all.. should i sell?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: GoofDiver on 01 Oct 12, 14:09
it is a must for me to get a red filter if i don't intend to use light, am i right?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 01 Oct 12, 14:34
it is a must for me to get a red filter if i don't intend to use light, am i right?

well.. u just use first lah.... see if u okay without... some people dun really care..
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: alvinlovesu on 01 Oct 12, 15:16
from the land of the cheap: china battery and charger

http://detail.tmall.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.10.28.b2e301&id=14562755635

about $20 sgd before freight forwarding costs.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: GoofDiver on 01 Oct 12, 15:46
ok finish reading from page 1 till 51 liao... now some how understand..

so i will be visiting scuba.com tonight.. to make purchase of the basic stuffs first.

will be buying SD card and spare batteries separately.. any MO for battery, do let me know hor.

cheers
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: GoofDiver on 01 Oct 12, 16:30
can anyone guide me on how can i redeem my virtual dollars at scuba.com

when i click on the voucher, nothing happen.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 04 Oct 12, 20:49
i quite like this "The Dome"

SRP is pretty good!!

Not a valid youtube URL
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: theevopig on 04 Oct 12, 22:31
i quite like this "The Dome"

SRP is pretty good!!

Not a valid youtube URL

If u planning to do MO do let me know also i m interested also..............
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: alvinlovesu on 05 Oct 12, 00:06
i quite like this "The Dome"

SRP is pretty good!!

Not a valid youtube URL

still waiting for a ETA from SRP
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 05 Oct 12, 07:21
i asked srp.. and he tells me that its will be available in end of the month...

i dun mind do MO... let's see some more review from DEMA...etc
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: GoofDiver on 05 Oct 12, 07:57
looks neat!! i'm interested in the MO.

anyway i've made an order from scuba.com liao for my Go Pro.. can't wait for the items to be on my door steps.

hehe
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: alvinlovesu on 05 Oct 12, 10:03
i asked srp.. and he tells me that its will be available in end of the month...

i dun mind do MO... let's see some more review from DEMA...etc

What's the ballpark figure? I've been following the thread over at scubaboard but no firm pricing seems to be surfacing.

Any experiences using these lights for the gopro? http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.10.9.de2ba4&id=18436888906
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: GoofDiver on 06 Oct 12, 15:54
i still have this items to get;

1. extra battery
2. tripod mount
3. red filet (aiming for SRP)
4. Casing for my stuffs
5. Monopod

i read from the thread before that can get at cathayphoto for $14?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 09 Oct 12, 10:52
okay.. i've gone crazy and order 'The tray' from srp

Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 09 Oct 12, 11:19
okay.. i've gone crazy and order 'The tray' from srp


OMG...  ???

I'll inform CDC in Atlanta, USA.... You are suffering from the BBB Virus... we must isolate you before you spread the virus to the rest of the Forum...  :P
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: alvinlovesu on 09 Oct 12, 12:05
okay.. i've gone crazy and order 'The tray' from srp

i couldn't wait and made my own

(http://i.imgur.com/K1M0C.jpg)

next up is to mount a re-purposed gorilla pod as light mounts, give it a coat of paint, change the grips to something less ghetto, and we're ready to test the buoyancy of the setup underwater!
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: GoofDiver on 09 Oct 12, 13:41
i couldn't wait and made my own

(http://i.imgur.com/K1M0C.jpg)

next up is to mount a re-purposed gorilla pod as light mounts, give it a coat of paint, change the grips to something less ghetto, and we're ready to test the buoyancy of the setup underwater!

neat!!
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 09 Oct 12, 15:34
i couldn't wait and made my own

(http://i.imgur.com/K1M0C.jpg)

next up is to mount a re-purposed gorilla pod as light mounts, give it a coat of paint, change the grips to something less ghetto, and we're ready to test the buoyancy of the setup underwater!

si bei sui!!!
hope to see it in action too!!
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: alvinlovesu on 09 Oct 12, 16:04
neat!!

si bei sui!!!
hope to see it in action too!!

Thanks fellas!  ;D still contemplating what kind of lights i should put on the system..
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: GoofDiver on 09 Oct 12, 16:12
Thanks fellas!  ;D still contemplating what kind of lights i should put on the system..

i'm waiting for the lights you gonna atatched... camping in this thread for a day.. haha

my camera kena backorder and only be ship in end october...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 09 Oct 12, 17:03
i bought the sola from alvin.... i dun mind t-loan our for you to try...

i also have various torch i555 itorch, brandless torch from dx that is 1k lumens.. etc...

from what i read so far.. its not all about how bring your lights are.... there is also where you places the lights to get the best out of the beam.

i seen a video with 2 sola... on a night dive.. hence i bought them
https://vimeo.com/39622949#at=0 - here is the video

also this thread talk about lighting options.. for day and also for night...
http://goprouser.freeforums.org/underwater-lighting-for-hero-2-t6818.html
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Alvin Ho on 09 Oct 12, 23:04
Gopro has a firmware update. video output can be 35Mbps instead of the more compressed 15Mbps at present.

http://wetpixel.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=48083#entry318044 (http://wetpixel.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=48083#entry318044)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 10 Oct 12, 06:29
Gopro has a firmware update. video output can be 35Mbps instead of the more compressed 15Mbps at present.


This is the part that worries me....  :D

"In a post on the forum, Wetpixel Senior Moderator, Paul Wags, suggest that the higher data rate will enhance blue water shots. The Protune update is available as a free download from within the GoPro CineForm Studio app."


Does it mean make the blue effect less 'bad'... or lagi more blue (enhance the blue)... LOL  :D ;D
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Alvin Ho on 10 Oct 12, 08:51
make it look better loh. actually what i think the firmware does is to give u the option of uncompressed video output from the camera. Think of it as having a RAW file instead of  Jpeg?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: antacid on 10 Oct 12, 10:07
it gives you more leeway for grading the video
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: GoofDiver on 10 Oct 12, 17:05
has anyone tried this monopod?
actually i'm planning to buy the tripod mount.. but saw this package comes with monopod.

so tot of trying it out since its cheap. hee

i guess the only thing could face is rust after a dive..
http://www.ebay.com/itm/330806947830?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:VRI&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2661#ht_844wt_679 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/330806947830?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:VRI&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2661#ht_844wt_679)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: gabeee on 12 Oct 12, 16:57
did u get the tray?

sorry for the late reply. haven come to this forum for ages ever since my last dive. anyways nope i did not get the SRP tray. i got the Gadget Arm Tray System from SG.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: gabeee on 12 Oct 12, 17:04
has anyone tried this monopod?
actually i'm planning to buy the tripod mount.. but saw this package comes with monopod.

so tot of trying it out since its cheap. hee

i guess the only thing could face is rust after a dive..
http://www.ebay.com/itm/330806947830?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:VRI&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2661#ht_844wt_679 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/330806947830?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:VRI&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2661#ht_844wt_679)

i bought such a monopod too, was planning to use it for diving but in the end i didnt. Rusting will definitely occur since the sea water will be trapped in the monopod.. By the way i got something like that too its called the transview monopod. the Screw part to attach the tripod mount is quite bad. What i did is i cut off the screws, and placed a normal mount on it. So now my tripod mount is only for my tray. But yea i wont be using it for water im afraid that the adhesive mount will fall off.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-GUgyw6v1Ufo/UHfcw1quzVI/AAAAAAAAAL8/phlthk0Gf6Y/s576/Photo%2520on%252011-10-12%2520at%252010.53%2520PM.jpg)


i suggest just stick to the tray i guess. However my videos are not stable probably because my buoyancy is bad..

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-rQWhJR9WWts/T-GoCZwSskI/AAAAAAAAAJw/23zLjlOD8HA/s576/IMG_2891.JPG)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 12 Oct 12, 19:44
has anyone tried this monopod?
actually i'm planning to buy the tripod mount.. but saw this package comes with monopod.

so tot of trying it out since its cheap. hee

i guess the only thing could face is rust after a dive..
http://www.ebay.com/itm/330806947830?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:VRI&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2661#ht_844wt_679 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/330806947830?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:VRI&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2661#ht_844wt_679)

if it comes with the tripod mount.. then its a decent deal.. as the tripod mount is about 20? dollars?  the monopod is okay... will rust, but can still use.. after dive.... wash thoroughly with water... can survive for quite a while...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: gabeee on 12 Oct 12, 21:32
if it comes with the tripod mount.. then its a decent deal.. as the tripod mount is about 20? dollars?  the monopod is okay... will rust, but can still use.. after dive.... wash thoroughly with water... can survive for quite a while...

omg wait i realize that the adapter is included? lol! yea probably u can get it and use it for a few times
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 16 Oct 12, 22:32

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v247/hell666hole/20121016_202837.jpg)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 17 Oct 12, 06:19
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v247/hell666hole/20121016_202837.jpg)


$$ Damage $$  ??  :P
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: GoofDiver on 17 Oct 12, 07:22
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v247/hell666hole/20121016_202837.jpg)

nice.... ;D
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: gabeee on 17 Oct 12, 07:54
wow!! i was tempted to buy SRP tray haha. let us know how issit!
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 17 Oct 12, 09:50
cost is as per the website... shiping through comgateway... 1kg shipping fees.

it smaller then what i tot its going to be... had to find the right alankeys to make it work better..

(http://scubasg.com/[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v247/hell666hole/20121017_083539.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v247/hell666hole/20121017_083539.jpg)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Alvin Ho on 17 Oct 12, 10:15
cost is as per the website... shiping through comgateway... 1kg shipping fees.

it smaller then what i tot its going to be... had to find the right alankeys to make it work better..

(http://scubasg.com/[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v247/hell666hole/20121017_083539.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v247/hell666hole/20121017_083539.jpg)

Looking good. don't use the lights if you're using the filters or vice-versa. will get overly warm footage. do remember to upgrade the firmware. Apparently the higher bit-rate gives nicer blues.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 17 Oct 12, 10:19
all firmware updated...
hope to go test out in a dark pool soon to see what is the best lighting posting to cover as much of the 170 as possible.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: alvinlovesu on 17 Oct 12, 11:06
in other news...

gopro hero 3 unveiled. slated for sale on 21st

http://instagram.com/p/Q3gQNYzZT6/
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: gabeee on 17 Oct 12, 11:36
in other news...

gopro hero 3 unveiled. slated for sale on 21st

http://instagram.com/p/Q3gQNYzZT6/

!@#$ing hell..

http://www.vitalmtb.com/product/feature/First-Look-GoPro-HD-Hero-3-Half-the-Size-More-than-Twice-the-Power,143?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=addthis#.UH4oZrtpyY0.facebook
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 17 Oct 12, 11:56
the GP2.. actaully GP1 also  is more then enough for scuba diving needs...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Alvin Ho on 17 Oct 12, 12:42
http://wetpixel.com/i.php/full/review-snake-river-prototyping-dome-for-gopro/ (http://wetpixel.com/i.php/full/review-snake-river-prototyping-dome-for-gopro/)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: alvinlovesu on 17 Oct 12, 14:11
the GP2.. actaully GP1 also  is more then enough for scuba diving needs...

im most keen on the white balance part, could it a customisable white balance setting? weight and reso doesnt bother me much since i scale them down to 720p most of the time in post.

http://wetpixel.com/i.php/full/review-snake-river-prototyping-dome-for-gopro/ (http://wetpixel.com/i.php/full/review-snake-river-prototyping-dome-for-gopro/)

shut up and take my money already SRP!
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 17 Oct 12, 14:43
Lol I expect to see a lot of wts gp2 thread when it launch
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 17 Oct 12, 14:48
It will never finish... just enjoy on what you have...   ;)

Beside... can't afford another $399 USD for the Black Edition...  :P
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: gabeee on 17 Oct 12, 15:07
Not a valid youtube URL
omg i hate gopro for releasing the dive casing.. gopro 3 already integrated it together with their normal casing..
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Alvin Ho on 17 Oct 12, 16:37
http://wetpixel.com/i.php/full/gopro-unveils-the-hero3/ (http://wetpixel.com/i.php/full/gopro-unveils-the-hero3/)

holey moley 4k resolution!  ???
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: thegreat on 17 Oct 12, 16:45
This thread should have a poison alert in the title. I was saving for an xz-2 but after reading this I'm sold on gp.

Anyone encountered lemons buying from scuba.com? If not I'm thinking it'll be cheaper there :P
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 17 Oct 12, 17:27
This thread should have a poison alert in the title. I was saving for an xz-2 but after reading this I'm sold on gp.

Anyone encountered lemons buying from scuba.com? If not I'm thinking it'll be cheaper there :P


So far... no.

I bring in 4 LCD, 3 Dive Housing, 1 Hero 2... no problem with Lemon. But doesn't mean I guarantee for them   :P
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 17 Oct 12, 17:39
http://wetpixel.com/i.php/full/gopro-unveils-the-hero3/ (http://wetpixel.com/i.php/full/gopro-unveils-the-hero3/)

holey moley 4k resolution!  ???
4k@ 15fps ... nothing much there....
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 17 Oct 12, 17:42
4k@ 15fps ... nothing much there....

oh.. even lower...

(http://goprouser.freeforums.org/download/file.php?id=1630)
(http://scubasg.com/%20http://goprouser.freeforums.org/download/file.php?id=1630)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Alvin Ho on 17 Oct 12, 17:45
This thread should have a poison alert in the title. I was saving for an xz-2 but after reading this I'm sold on gp.

Anyone encountered lemons buying from scuba.com? If not I'm thinking it'll be cheaper there :P

buy rx-100! :p
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 17 Oct 12, 18:09
buy rx-100! :p


Personally... a good PnS camera should still do better than GoPro...  :)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: thegreat on 17 Oct 12, 18:36

Personally... a good PnS camera should still do better than GoPro...  :)


So far... no.

I bring in 4 LCD, 3 Dive Housing, 1 Hero 2... no problem with Lemon. But doesn't mean I guarantee for them   :P

Okay thanks diver-hloc! Actually I can't go for my Dec manado trip empty handed so my plan is to buy gopro first then next year xz2 price drop then buy that. Haha ;) the msrp is not worth it la.

buy rx-100! :p

Aiyo haha! That one dunno when then can buy ;D
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 17 Oct 12, 19:27
Okay thanks diver-hloc! Actually I can't go for my Dec manado trip empty handed so my plan is to buy gopro first then next year xz2 price drop then buy that. Haha ;) the msrp is not worth it la.



Just be adviced that GoPro is a good video camera... not so much a photo camera  ;)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 17 Oct 12, 19:51

Personally... a good PnS camera should still do better than GoPro...  :)

i have to still laminate that .. if u just use the gopro for scuba diving only.. then really.. maybe u just get a decent pns with hd video function it will be good enough...

but if u do all other type of sports and stuff... then the gopro is really worth it.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: thegreat on 17 Oct 12, 21:04

Just be adviced that GoPro is a good video camera... not so much a photo camera  ;)

i have to still laminate that .. if u just use the gopro for scuba diving only.. then really.. maybe u just get a decent pns with hd video function it will be good enough...

but if u do all other type of sports and stuff... then the gopro is really worth it.

Okay thanks bro diver-hloc and hellhole, shall think about it carefully before buying. I'm also thinking it will be nice to attach the gopro to my future camera setup if that's even possible. Will be nice to capture photos and videos.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 17 Oct 12, 21:20
Okay thanks bro diver-hloc and hellhole, shall think about it carefully before buying. I'm also thinking it will be nice to attach the gopro to my future camera setup if that's even possible. Will be nice to capture photos and videos.

its hard to do both at the same time... but its possible... with some limitation..

i have a pns that i mount my gopro on top... but it makes yourself very busy.. very busy... trying to get both good video and try to 'capture the moment'...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 17 Oct 12, 21:26
I mount the GoPro to my DSLR setup to give it 'Video Capablility'.... its small size was the main factor I go for it.  ;)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: thegreat on 17 Oct 12, 21:44
its hard to do both at the same time... but its possible... with some limitation..

i have a pns that i mount my gopro on top... but it makes yourself very busy.. very busy... trying to get both good video and try to 'capture the moment'...

That's true! How do you attach it to your pns though?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: thegreat on 17 Oct 12, 21:46
I mount the GoPro to my DSLR setup to give it 'Video Capablility'.... its small size was the main factor I go for it.  ;)

Yeah I was thinking along those lines...except I no dslr  :P
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 18 Oct 12, 07:06
That's true! How do you attach it to your pns though?

my housing has a shoe mount..so i use that...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: thegreat on 18 Oct 12, 15:10
my housing has a shoe mount..so i use that...

Ah okay I see...thanks!
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 18 Oct 12, 15:38
Amazon having sales on gp 1 and gp2


http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_5?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=gopro&sprefix=gopro%2Caps%2C660
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: GoofDiver on 18 Oct 12, 16:03
guys, need ur advices...as im in dilemma.

ive,order my gopro hero2 with dive housing and has been back dated till end of this month.

should i cancel it and get Hero3 silver edition instead.
or jus stick with hero2. ive purchase the LCD. not sure if its,compatible with hero3.

appreciate ur views
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 18 Oct 12, 16:56
if can cancel... then cancel...

but dunno when the gp3 will happen...

i also checking if the new lcd can work for all model or not...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: GoofDiver on 18 Oct 12, 16:59
if can cancel... then cancel...

but dunno when the gp3 will happen...

i also checking if the new lcd can work for all model or not...

correct me if,im wrong. the new hero3 come with waterproof housing with,flat lense and go,depth of 60m. does that mean, dun need to get additional housing like hero2?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: tigershue on 18 Oct 12, 17:04
hmmm, how does the remote control work ah??
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: tigershue on 18 Oct 12, 17:10
The Black Edition is making waves, as it is the first camera of its size to support 4K video capture, a format that delivers four times as many pixels as 1080p. The $400 camcorder includes a waterproof housing that is rated for use at depths of up to 197 feet, a few different types of mounts, and a Wi-Fi remote control.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 18 Oct 12, 17:11
correct me if,im wrong. the new hero3 come with waterproof housing with,flat lense and go,depth of 60m. does that mean, dun need to get additional housing like hero2?


That should be the case... IMHO, since the new GoPro is smaller than the old model... don't think the current LCD will fit... the problem with new stuffs, you don't know when the accessories will come... example, are they lanuching GoPro 3 with its LCD or do you have to wait another 2-3 months...   :(
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: GoofDiver on 18 Oct 12, 17:21

That should be the case... IMHO, since the new GoPro is smaller than the old model... don't think the current LCD will fit... the problem with new stuffs, you don't know when the accessories will come... example, are they lanuching GoPro 3 with its LCD or do you have to wait another 2-3 months...   :(

yea..that is usually the case..more waiting. as im in no hurry i shall wait. jus put up cancellation request for my order..hehe.

and praying hard the incoming SRP dome can fit on hero3 flat lense.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: GoofDiver on 18 Oct 12, 18:23
The HERO3: Black Edition is compatible with all GoPro mounting accessories and older generation BacPacs™ along with the newer generation LCD Touch BacPac and 2nd generation Battery BacPac. However, as all HERO3 cameras have a new size and shape they require HERO3-specific Wrist, Skeleton and 3D housings so be sure to check for HERO3 compatibility when purchasing any new housing accessories.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 18 Oct 12, 19:00
The HERO3: Black Edition is compatible with all GoPro mounting accessories and older generation BacPacs™ along with the newer generation LCD Touch BacPac and 2nd generation Battery BacPac. However, as all HERO3 cameras have a new size and shape they require HERO3-specific Wrist, Skeleton and 3D housings so be sure to check for HERO3 compatibility when purchasing any new housing accessories.


Then confirm can't use the old LCD panel... I'm not sure how small is the new GoPro 3... but even for the older bigger model... the LCD isn't really that 'Big'... hard to see beyond giving you some sense of what you are shooting at... if its even smaller now....  :P
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 18 Oct 12, 19:06
hmmm, how does the remote control work ah??

U can control up to 50 units. But don't work underwater....

The remote just turn on. Link with the turn on unit. Then done.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: GoofDiver on 18 Oct 12, 20:43
looks like my,Gopro LCD panel is up for sale.
anyone interested may pm me. its,brand new, unopen..heheh

Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 18 Oct 12, 21:39
looks like my,Gopro LCD panel is up for sale.
anyone interested may pm me. its,brand new, unopen..heheh


Wrong section for sale....  ;)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: GoofDiver on 19 Oct 12, 07:36

Wrong section for sale....  ;)

eh no la.. this is not a sale post.. will do it at the sale thread. jus to share only that ive decided to sell it off. hee
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: GoofDiver on 21 Oct 12, 00:40
anyone planning to buy Hero3, do PM me.. can share shipping hor...
or best  still if can mass order.. :P
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 27 Oct 12, 07:44
looks like my,Gopro LCD panel is up for sale.
anyone interested may pm me. its,brand new, unopen..heheh

buy it off you for 100? :) pm me
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 27 Oct 12, 08:50
scuba.com has started selling gopro3 .. cheaper by about 35usd..
but dun have any lcd on sale so far...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: GoofDiver on 27 Oct 12, 12:32
buy it off you for 100? :) pm me

sorry bro. sold already.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: GoofDiver on 27 Oct 12, 12:33
scuba.com has started selling gopro3 .. cheaper by about 35usd..
but dun have any lcd on sale so far...

black edition..here i come.....hehe
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 27 Oct 12, 13:59
I also want to buy leh...  But no lcd now...... Hmmm
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: GoofDiver on 27 Oct 12, 14:19
I also want to buy leh...  But no lcd now...... Hmmm

serious ah..buy together lor..share shipping..hee
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 27 Oct 12, 16:17
Okay...  Can... But I also want to get the battery pac....
But sure kanna gst one leh
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 27 Oct 12, 18:59
looks like i need to kill some piggy banks...

Snake River Prototyping is very pleased to announce....We have a new SRP Dome filter featuring URPro CYD, for The GoPro hero3! Video is being collected over the next couple weeks, just in time to unveil at DEMA November 14th-17th 2012. Come see us at booth 2061.

The current Dome filter available now is not for the Hero3, it's for the GoPro dive housing Hero-Hero2. This filter is available from several SRP dealers, please see our dealer list here http://snakeriverprototyping.com/dealers.html
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: alvinlovesu on 28 Oct 12, 01:03
looks like i need to kill some piggy banks...

Snake River Prototyping is very pleased to announce....We have a new SRP Dome filter featuring URPro CYD, for The GoPro hero3! Video is being collected over the next couple weeks, just in time to unveil at DEMA November 14th-17th 2012. Come see us at booth 2061.

The current Dome filter available now is not for the Hero3, it's for the GoPro dive housing Hero-Hero2. This filter is available from several SRP dealers, please see our dealer list here http://snakeriverprototyping.com/dealers.html

that's was quick for SRP's standards
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 28 Oct 12, 08:19
Just got a email from one of the vendor in singapore

GoPro HD3 will be available in Asia at around end November, and official selling prices has not been announced yet.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: GoofDiver on 29 Oct 12, 06:52
Just got a email from one of the vendor in singapore

GoPro HD3 will be available in Asia at around end November, and official selling prices has not been announced yet.

and scuba.com stated the hero3 will only be available/deliver mid november.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: GoofDiver on 29 Oct 12, 08:19
Okay...  Can... But I also want to get the battery pac....
But sure kanna gst one leh

buying one set alone also kena GST one leh... so buy together can share shipping.
i've checked.. buying addition one or two, the shipping charges remain.. so cheap lor when
divide by 2, 3 or 4 ppl...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: MrTakTahu on 30 Oct 12, 08:12
GoPro Hero 2 vs Hero 3 Comparison

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yp_SlO0y2A&feature=channel&list=UL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnpcJLJyAbw&feature=channel&list=UL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=BgDXdo7cBEY&list=UUTs-d2DgyuJVRICivxe2Ktg
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 30 Oct 12, 10:03
The auto white balance is Kool!!
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: GoofDiver on 30 Oct 12, 15:45
The auto white balance is Kool!!

cant wait no more...haha
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 01 Nov 12, 12:29

they work!
Not a valid youtube URL
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 01 Nov 12, 12:39
they work!
Not a valid youtube URL


Surpise !!  ???

But does the casing fits ??  :P
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 01 Nov 12, 12:43

Surpise !!  ???

But does the casing fits ??  :P

the new casing def will not fit the old one..

but the lcd/battery back cover can fit.. so its just new casing + old lcd back casing
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 02 Nov 12, 19:10
why sell your old gopro stuff?!?!

(http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/3/1/9/4/9/1/webimg/619131114_o.jpg)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 02 Nov 12, 21:46
why sell your old gopro stuff?!?!

(http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/3/1/9/4/9/1/webimg/619131114_o.jpg)


Could explain what we are looking at ??  :P
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 02 Nov 12, 21:49
The old go pro bacpac charing the new go pro battery.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 02 Nov 12, 22:02
The old go pro bacpac charing the new go pro battery.


So... can charged ??  :P
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 02 Nov 12, 22:19
yes! i haven't check how much longer it will take.. but i think it will be okay as the new batt is of smaller capacity
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 02 Nov 12, 22:32
yes! i haven't check how much longer it will take.. but i think it will be okay as the new batt is of smaller capacity


Good to know... but more interested to know could the old LCD waterproof back cover works with the new GoPro 3 housing....

Anyone wants to risk their brand new GoPro 3 ?? LOL  :P
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 02 Nov 12, 22:38
It will definitely work. The shape is the same.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 03 Nov 12, 19:17

Good to know... but more interested to know could the old LCD waterproof back cover works with the new GoPro 3 housing....

Anyone wants to risk their brand new GoPro 3 ?? LOL  :P
From GoPro website under HERO3 Black Edition

"The HERO3: Black Edition is compatible with all GoPro mounting accessories and older generation BacPacs™ along with the newer generation LCD Touch BacPac and 2nd generation Battery BacPac. However, as all HERO3 cameras have a new size and shape and are not compatible with HERO2 housings."

=========================

i asked someone in another forum to try it in a pool... maybe with some tissue .. to see if it will seal properly...
i think a pool will be enough.. as under more pressure.. the seal will be tighter...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 05 Nov 12, 22:50

bill does very good work on these..
GoPro HD Hero3 Black vs. Silver vs. Hero2 Visual Comparison
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 05 Nov 12, 23:09
more comparing... with words and video

http://provideocoalition.com/index.php/lightscameraaction/story/hands-on_with_the_gopro_hero3_part_1/

http://provideocoalition.com/index.php/lightscameraaction/story/hands-on_review_gopro_hero3_part_2
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 08 Nov 12, 01:21
battery life compare
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 09 Nov 12, 22:03
Srp filter for gp2

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v247/hell666hole/20121109_215438.jpg)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 11 Nov 12, 01:06
https://www.facebook.com/OutdoorSportsTravel?ref=ts&fref=ts
PRICE IN SGD

Pricing for GoPro HERO3 is as follows (inclusive of GST):
 Black Edition $599
 Silver Edition $469
 White Edition $329

as of now they say will come in 20th nov.

accessories wont come to sg till dec..
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: GoofDiver on 11 Nov 12, 05:51
Srp filter for gp2

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v247/hell666hole/20121109_215438.jpg)

sweet!!!
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 11 Nov 12, 12:48
the filter is really very nicely made and quite nice... quite easy to take out and put in...

srp is going to release the gp3 filter in nov14.. and should be available for shipping soon after that... just nice..

if the gp3 is available in sg on 20th nov.. then order that filter.. swee swee.. hahah
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Alvin Ho on 12 Nov 12, 09:17
FYI

http://www.uwgopro.com/ (http://www.uwgopro.com/)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: alvinlovesu on 12 Nov 12, 10:11
FYI

http://www.uwgopro.com/ (http://www.uwgopro.com/)

they are the ones who made the optics for the SRP filter was it?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Alvin Ho on 12 Nov 12, 12:24
they are the ones who made the optics for the SRP filter was it?

No idea. saw it on my fb wall posted by someone so wanted to share it.  ;D
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 17 Nov 12, 09:14

Dive housing of GP3 and filter by SRP... oh... its lovely!

Not a valid youtube URL
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: theevopig on 21 Nov 12, 14:19
Anyone try Polarprofilters? here is the link http://www.polarprofilters.com/shop/snap-on-red-filter-hero-2/
The price looks quite reasonable and might plan to do MO.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: GoofDiver on 11 Dec 12, 08:30
hi guys,

still undecided to which filter should i get. can anyone assist me.
its for my Hero3.

cheers
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: seebeesg on 12 Dec 12, 08:52
hi
my missus is about to give me a go pro hero 3 black edition for xmas ;D
and having read the posts, I am keen to know where i can get the Blur Fix and snap on filters?
Any recommendations locally?
If not in sg, then where to buy?
Thanks all
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 12 Dec 12, 18:47
For gp3. Only online.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: tigershue on 12 Dec 12, 23:20
This is a reasonable priced arm & tray:

http://www.amazon.com/R-Innovations-Tray-Arms-Camera-Mount/dp/B008498YKW/ref=sr_1_77?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1355325460&sr=1-77&keywords=gopro (http://www.amazon.com/R-Innovations-Tray-Arms-Camera-Mount/dp/B008498YKW/ref=sr_1_77?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1355325460&sr=1-77&keywords=gopro)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: GoofDiver on 14 Dec 12, 06:46
Anyone planning to buy Blufix3 SO with cyd dome filter from urpro for ur Hero 3?

Wonder if i can join the order  ;)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Wee Han on 18 Dec 12, 01:02
I have a brand new gopro hero/hero2 dive housing, never used before and still in its box, for sale. Let me know if you are interested.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: GoofDiver on 20 Dec 12, 15:02
i provided some alternative before...
also can check out these...
http://dx.com/p/10-inch-flexible-desktop-digital-camera-tripod-13610
http://dx.com/p/stainless-steel-handheld-monopod-for-digital-camera-42504?item=2

i still believe the BIG USHOT is the best option. cfm seaproof

so anyone had buy either the Quik Pod or the U shot?

any review?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 20 Dec 12, 17:05
i got the Ushot... both the ushot and big ushot.

it works well.. esp the big ushot..  good length.. and did not rust at the joints..
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: GoofDiver on 20 Dec 12, 17:20
i got the Ushot... both the ushot and big ushot.

it works well.. esp the big ushot..  good length.. and did not rust at the joints..

go to any dives with them already? where yo get them?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 20 Dec 12, 17:44
go to any dives with them already? where yo get them?

quite a few already... no sign of it rusting... everything is fine..
i got it online... none selling in singapore... but i put it in my wishlist and see it go on sale before i bought... i ushot and ushot big is good enough.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: GoofDiver on 20 Dec 12, 17:46
quite a few already... no sign of it rusting... everything is fine..
i got it online... none selling in singapore... but i put it in my wishlist and see it go on sale before i bought... i ushot and ushot big is good enough.

can share the website.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 20 Dec 12, 18:30
can share the website.
amazon lor...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: GoofDiver on 21 Dec 12, 08:06
amazon lor...

ok thanks. one more thing i wanna clarify as its not clear in thier description.
they state there the length range from shortest to longest. but i was wondering
is it
1. just two function length
2. or it can be adjusted at any length?
3. or there is a fix length lock at every extension arm.

appreciate your input, bro
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 21 Dec 12, 08:58
ok thanks. one more thing i wanna clarify as its not clear in thier description.
they state there the length range from shortest to longest. but i was wondering
is it
1. just two function length
2. or it can be adjusted at any length?
3. or there is a fix length lock at every extension arm.

appreciate your input, bro

every ushot has a fix 4 rod length... each can be fix at any point.

after trying out.  i think the best is really the big ushot. i normally can just use it without expending. the most one length more.
the smaller ushot is okay.. but the rod get thinner as you expend it get a little difficult to handle esp if you have a lcd on there also.  this is on a gp2.  i dun have the super light!! gp3, so i can't comment...

get the big ushot.  more then enough.

share some tips also... sometimes i find it easier to shoot with the gp2 in upside down mode.  take a little load off my hand from trying to keep it up right.  after 2-3 dive my wrist does strain a little.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v247/hell666hole/20121221_084805.jpg)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: GoofDiver on 21 Dec 12, 09:36
every ushot has a fix 4 rod length... each can be fix at any point.

after trying out.  i think the best is really the big ushot. i normally can just use it without expending. the most one length more.
the smaller ushot is okay.. but the rod get thinner as you expend it get a little difficult to handle esp if you have a lcd on there also.  this is on a gp2.  i dun have the super light!! gp3, so i can't comment...

get the big ushot.  more then enough.

share some tips also... sometimes i find it easier to shoot with the gp2 in upside down mode.  take a little load off my hand from trying to keep it up right.  after 2-3 dive my wrist does strain a little.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v247/hell666hole/20121221_084805.jpg)

thanks for the tips bro *two thumbs up*

in fact ive been going thru the youtube video("Tips #1 Gopro) for gopro and indeed its one of the trick to have a stable shot especially above water shot.

now will hunt the best bargain for Xsories Big U shot for my gp3...hehe..

thanks once again.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 21 Dec 12, 09:39
i am sitting here... thinking if i should get the gp3

anyone koe where can get a little cheaper? parissilk?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 21 Dec 12, 09:41
thanks for the tips bro *two thumbs up*

in fact ive been going thru the youtube video("Tips #1 Gopro) for gopro and indeed its one of the trick to have a stable shot especially above water shot.

now will hunt the best bargain for Xsories Big U shot for my gp3...hehe..

thanks once again.

this one?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZEYz_eNoVU

mitch has a lot of good tips...
http://www.youtube.com/user/micbergsma?feature=watch
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: GoofDiver on 21 Dec 12, 10:22
yea yea... mitch has plenty of useful tips.. watch his video everyday on the way to and fro work..
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: GoofDiver on 21 Dec 12, 15:02
i've decided and planning to buy the Blurfix3 SO with Urpro CYD dome filter for GoPro Hero 3 US$77
anyone wanna join me sharing shipping?  :D

shipping cost remain the same if buy more than one.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: tigershue on 21 Dec 12, 15:55
How many people here have bought Hero3 Black? My hand is very very itchy...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 21 Dec 12, 17:51
Today I nearly bought... went to funan Harvey Norman. ...but they dun have black. .. hehehe
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: GoofDiver on 22 Dec 12, 06:51
Today I nearly bought... went to funan Harvey Norman. ...but they dun have black. .. hehehe

hehe.. no harm buying it.. can bring multiple gopro out for your trip. one permanently on your body and one to play around... hehe *poison*
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 22 Dec 12, 10:44
hehe.. no harm buying it.. can bring multiple gopro out for your trip. one permanently on your body and one to play around... hehe *poison*

later i try to resist again... wonder where got sell slightly cheaper ones...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: gummy on 26 Dec 12, 07:09
heelo go pro experts,

i had a humble questions.

how do you guys mount or carry your go pro underwater when diving? wat the options available?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: tigershue on 26 Dec 12, 13:30
heelo go pro experts,

i had a humble questions.

how do you guys mount or carry your go pro underwater when diving? wat the options available?

Poison:

http://www.amazon.com/BigBlue-Underwater-System-Action-Camera/dp/B006QO50BI/ref=sr_1_57?ie=UTF8&qid=1356491083&sr=8-57&keywords=gopro%2C+arm (http://www.amazon.com/BigBlue-Underwater-System-Action-Camera/dp/B006QO50BI/ref=sr_1_57?ie=UTF8&qid=1356491083&sr=8-57&keywords=gopro%2C+arm)


http://www.amazon.com/Professional-Underwater-Nocturnal-Lights-Converter/dp/B009815O4Y/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1356499888&sr=8-4&keywords=gopro%2C+arm+tray (http://www.amazon.com/Professional-Underwater-Nocturnal-Lights-Converter/dp/B009815O4Y/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1356499888&sr=8-4&keywords=gopro%2C+arm+tray)

http://www.amazon.com/Nocturnal-Lights-Underwater-Mounting-Converter/dp/B008UDHKE8/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1356499888&sr=8-5&keywords=gopro%2C+arm+tray (http://www.amazon.com/Nocturnal-Lights-Underwater-Mounting-Converter/dp/B008UDHKE8/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1356499888&sr=8-5&keywords=gopro%2C+arm+tray)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: tigershue on 29 Dec 12, 22:31
I couldn't resist so I bought one today.

But the accessories were so expensive!!! Like 30% above online prices...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 29 Dec 12, 23:19
I couldn't resist so I bought one today.

But the accessories were so expensive!!! Like 30% above online prices...

boss... you seen the wasabi batteries that can get from amazon?  u think they will be a problem to bring in?

i think goof is trying to get some filter.. maybe you can link up with him to get together.

imo... u need 2 battery.  1 filter. then u can start... lcd.. is not a must.. but will be helpful
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: tigershue on 30 Dec 12, 11:34
boss... you seen the wasabi batteries that can get from amazon?  u think they will be a problem to bring in?

i think goof is trying to get some filter.. maybe you can link up with him to get together.

imo... u need 2 battery.  1 filter. then u can start... lcd.. is not a must.. but will be helpful

I just ordered 2 sets of wasabi bat and charger.

CGW can hold package for 60 days...

If want to consolidate shipping with my order, let me know early.

I also got SPR tray and arm coming..... Walao bonus haven't come oredi spending it... Nevermind, I'm GM so give ownself more bonus...  :P :P :P
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 30 Dec 12, 13:30
I just ordered 2 sets of wasabi bat and charger.

CGW can hold package for 60 days...

If want to consolidate shipping with my order, let me know early.

I also got SPR tray and arm coming..... Walao bonus haven't come oredi spending it... Nevermind, I'm GM so give ownself more bonus...  :P :P :P

so shipping the wasabi batt no prolem eh...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: tigershue on 30 Dec 12, 17:47
so shipping the wasabi batt no prolem eh...

hasn't arrived at CGW yet, will see how they handle it cuz they use dhl.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: tigershue on 03 Jan 13, 13:20
Would appreciate any bro's feedback:

What would be a better lighting set-up?

2x L&M Sola Photo 800? Or 1x L&M Sola Video 1200?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: tigershue on 03 Jan 13, 13:35
Coming Soon...

http://www.bluewaterphotostore.com/recsea-gopro-housing (http://www.bluewaterphotostore.com/recsea-gopro-housing)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: antacid on 03 Jan 13, 14:07
2x lights is always better than 1 light. you have a backup in case one dies, and you get a wider coverage. you also get more creative lighting possibilities compared to 1 light.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 03 Jan 13, 14:18
I had 2 sola 500. But 1 leaked. So I use 1 for night dive. At the lowest setting. I can get quite a good spread to fill the screen with some proton at the corner still black. I think 2 wiki be perfect..  it's not a matter of how bright it is. More of how much the spread is. ..
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: tigershue on 03 Jan 13, 14:30
Noted and thanks.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: tigershue on 03 Jan 13, 14:57
Since I'm not diving, might as well put it to good use...

Here on industrial hardhat with side mount...

(http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/611/hardhat001.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/688/hardhat001.jpg/)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 03 Jan 13, 19:46
Swee lah!!!
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: tigershue on 11 Jan 13, 17:04
New shipment just arrive this afternoon....

so shiok...

ARM

(http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/5909/armjs.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/855/armjs.jpg/)


TRAY

(http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/2381/trayx.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/266/trayx.jpg/)

FILTER

(http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/273/filterw.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/534/filterw.jpg/)

THUMBSCREW

(http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/2672/thumbscrew.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/202/thumbscrew.jpg/)

HOTSHOE ADAPTER

(http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/9452/hotshoe.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/266/hotshoe.jpg/)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: tigershue on 11 Jan 13, 17:06
Now I just need to figure out how to attach the L&M Sola 800 to the goose neck...

anyone can help?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 11 Jan 13, 17:20
U didn't get the ball mount?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: tigershue on 11 Jan 13, 17:24
U didn't get the ball mount?

now have to go buy lor...

Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 11 Jan 13, 17:29
http://www.lightandmotion.com/underwater/sola_acc.html
 This one.... I guess can get from fun in or scubacam.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: tigershue on 11 Jan 13, 20:18
http://www.lightandmotion.com/underwater/sola_acc.html
 This one.... I guess can get from fun in or scubacam.

Thanks. Appreciate the info.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: tigershue on 11 Jan 13, 22:43
Can anyone help with ideas how to assemble this arm??

Thanks in advance.

(http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/4829/loclinearm.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/846/loclinearm.jpg/)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: tigershue on 11 Jan 13, 22:47
and then connect to this tray...

(http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/9470/traym.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/221/traym.jpg/)


I wish SRP would have instruction manual for this...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 11 Jan 13, 23:07
Can anyone help with ideas how to assemble this arm??

Thanks in advance.

(http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/4829/loclinearm.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/846/loclinearm.jpg/)


the first two items on the right goes on top of the two handle... then u plug the locline on top of it. the item on the bottom on the right side is what?  rubber rings?



Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 11 Jan 13, 23:09
and then connect to this tray...

(http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/9470/traym.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/221/traym.jpg/)


I wish SRP would have instruction manual for this...


the two black screw goes on top of the handle... if u not using the locline... look nicer.. only...

the four holes in the centre.. some are threaded... some are not... i use the non threaded ones for the gopro...
i also use some spare washers that i have to make it tighter...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 11 Jan 13, 23:11
tada! light lose you... but RED look nicer!!! haha

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v247/hell666hole/20121017_083539.jpg)

i also mount my still camera on top and then the gopro below ( upside down)
also works well...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 11 Jan 13, 23:15
here you can see the two screw on top of the handle..and the mount you need.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v247/hell666hole/20121016_203430.jpg)

and how the locline looks like... hope this helps..

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v247/hell666hole/20121016_210230.jpg)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: tigershue on 11 Jan 13, 23:15
the first two items on the right goes on top of the two handle... then u plug the locline on top of it. the item on the bottom on the right side is what?  rubber rings?

The two rubber ring look like washer. Don't know what they're for..

When you say "plug the locline on top of it", you mean you just pop it in by force??

Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: tigershue on 11 Jan 13, 23:20
tada! light lose you... but RED look nicer!!! haha

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v247/hell666hole/20121017_083539.jpg)

i also mount my still camera on top and then the gopro below ( upside down)
also works well...

Very nice la
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: tigershue on 11 Jan 13, 23:24
do you use a locline plier??

http://www.amazon.com/Loc-Line-LP-78002-Coolant-Assembly-Pliers/dp/B002SLG35U/ref=sr_1_5?s=industrial&ie=UTF8&qid=1357917795&sr=1-5&keywords=loc-line+pliers (http://www.amazon.com/Loc-Line-LP-78002-Coolant-Assembly-Pliers/dp/B002SLG35U/ref=sr_1_5?s=industrial&ie=UTF8&qid=1357917795&sr=1-5&keywords=loc-line+pliers)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: tigershue on 11 Jan 13, 23:33
managed to "pop-in" by hand..

wasn't as bad as I thought.  :D  :D
Title: Re: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 12 Jan 13, 00:31
managed to "pop-in" by hand..

wasn't as bad as I thought.  :D  :D

Virgin mah... After a while... I also got used to it.
So no need help Liao lor... Save kopi money. Heheh

Are u going on a trip soon? I can lend u the ball mount if u need it....

By the way... I went to buy some screws that are using the same Alan keys so that I fun need to use two type. Cheap cheap...
Title: Re: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: tigershue on 12 Jan 13, 00:40
Virgin mah... After a while... I also got used to it.
So no need help Liao lor... Save kopi money. Heheh

Are u going on a trip soon? I can lend u the ball mount if u need it....

By the way... I went to buy some screws that are using the same Alan keys so that I fun need to use two type. Cheap cheap...

Nah, not very soon.. in the meantime this set-up will sit on the shelf to motivate me...  :-\  :-\

 
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 12 Jan 13, 01:00
here is some tip i got from an 'expert' on the light placement...

"I kind of change it up depending on the shot and how far my subject is, mostly try and keep them pretty much inline with the lens. With the macro shots I had them up ahead of the camera pointing down but when shooting regular shots into the distance like a cave or wreck I point them straight ahead more and they may be fractionaly behind the lens as long as my main subject isn't too close to the camera.

I find the LCD screen is very handy with lights letting you see how the frame is being lit and I adjust on the fly accordingly if its not looking quite right on the screen. "

i also use this setup on land to take some videos... it nice and stable as well... can go try it out in the day time...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: pierredevers on 14 Jan 13, 16:53
Hey Guys,

Quick introduction of myself. I've been a GoPro user since it's beging and I'm a huge fan. Here's one of the videos I shot during a dive trip in Thailand: https://www.youtube.com/analytics#fi=v-TnHjdiEV4-w

But that's not the point of my message.

Actually I'll have some BlurFix3 SO + UR Pro CYD Domes from SRP availble for sale soon. That's the adapter with the best red filter availble in the market for the Hero 3 that'll let you mount macro diopters!!!! Hahah I know that sounds good!
Now, check this out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kQvRReR-nI
I'll only have a few to give away at 120 SGD.

Let me know ;)
Oh by the way, if anyone's interested in getting a bargain for a Hero2, I'm selling mine with a modified flatlens housing and a LCD Backpack + a few backdoor o-rings and a tripod mount + 4gb SD card + gorilla tripod for 370 SGD! Comes with Protune firmware.

You can text me or post here if interested: 83746672

Pierre
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: tigershue on 18 Jan 13, 09:09
my chesty just arrived yesterday...

(http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/294/photo4hz.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/341/photo4hz.jpg/)

tried it on and it fits very nicely. The brace is elastic and adjustable.

The new LCD backpac comes with back door that allows you to use the touch screen. Although the housing remains waterproof but you can't operate the touch screen UW, presumably because the pressure underwater.

Wasabi Lithium batteries came through DHL with no problem with custom.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: geo88 on 18 Jan 13, 09:28
Is there any Marco len or adaptor for GoPro? Gopro is good for wide angle but when get within 10cm of a big nudibranch, it get blur.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: alvinlovesu on 18 Jan 13, 09:40
my chesty just arrived yesterday...

(http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/294/photo4hz.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/341/photo4hz.jpg/)

tried it on and it fits very nicely. The brace is elastic and adjustable.

The new LCD backpac comes with back door that allows you to use the touch screen. Although the housing remains waterproof but you can't operate the touch screen UW, presumably because the pressure underwater.

Wasabi Lithium batteries came through DHL with no problem with custom.

gratz, i have been using the chesty for my mtb weekends, think i shall don it to try underwater this weekend. Small gripe with the rough stitching though, kept chaffing my back.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: tigershue on 18 Jan 13, 11:17
Is there any Marco len or adaptor for GoPro? Gopro is good for wide angle but when get within 10cm of a big nudibranch, it get blur.

you no camera???  :P  :P  :P
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: geo88 on 18 Jan 13, 11:24
I have camera la..but my camera don't have HD Video leh..that why I using GoPro for video and camera for still. hehe
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 18 Jan 13, 11:59
Is there any Marco len or adaptor for GoPro? Gopro is good for wide angle but when get within 10cm of a big nudibranch, it get blur.

got.. but... what i see so far are fixed.  not wet lens type...

Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Cloud08 on 22 Jan 13, 13:49
Hi guys.

Any place in sg to purchase the gopro accessories? Is it cheaper to get in the airport or get from sgcamerastore? Please advise as I am planning to use it for a trip. Thanks.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 22 Jan 13, 14:03
Hi guys.

Any place in sg to purchase the gopro accessories? Is it cheaper to get in the airport or get from sgcamerastore? Please advise as I am planning to use it for a trip. Thanks.


same same.. the most is with or without gst...
what you looking for?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: limk on 22 Jan 13, 15:47
i guess u could always do a quick compare with amazon too
shld check out airport duty free also, have seen some there so if u have frens passing thru why not....
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: tigershue on 22 Jan 13, 16:06
GoPro is distributed by Streamcast Asia.

They have a retail outlet in PSA Bldg (Alexandra). They have most of the accessories that you need. HOWEVER, prices compared to amazon is about 25-30% more expensive.

I bought a shit load of accessories recently, all at Amazon. In total, I paid about US$50 for shipping but I still saved about $100.

For example:

Chest Mount is USD 44.99 at Amazon. Retail here about SGD 67.00.
LCD for Hero3: USD 81.99. Retail here: SGD 135.00

so if you're going to buy one or two items, then I'd say buy here.

otherwise, buy from Amazon.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Cloud08 on 22 Jan 13, 23:21
Oh. I am actually only looking for 2 piece of accessories. Chest mount and maybe wrist mount. So the cheapest is the distributor already rite? Thanks so much guys.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 25 Jan 13, 15:18
i just saw prestigescuba offer the gopro 3 black for RM999 (SGD 400~)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/208398_541666992524252_931828571_n.jpg)


just the gp3 with the housing and battery.. no other accessories...

good deal??
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: pierredevers on 27 Jan 13, 09:51
geo you didn't read my post did you? You can mount 55mm macro diopters on a backscatter hero2 housing or on SO3 SRP Blurfix.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_J2LNMUgpc


Here's some more good stuff coming soon
http://wetpixel.com/i.php/full/hugyfot-housing-for-gopro/
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 27 Jan 13, 11:01
geo you didn't read my post did you? You can mount 55mm macro diopters on a backscatter hero2 housing or on SO3 SRP Blurfix.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_J2LNMUgpc


Here's some more good stuff coming soon
http://wetpixel.com/i.php/full/hugyfot-housing-for-gopro/

yeah.. the SO is really nice thing...
how much are those 55mm micro lens...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Lj82 on 27 Jan 13, 13:16
My goodness...the deal from Prestige Scuba looks tempting!

Anyone bought anything from them before?
Title: Re: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 27 Jan 13, 13:54
My goodness...the deal from Prestige Scuba looks tempting!

Anyone bought anything from them before?

we have MO From them before
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Lj82 on 27 Jan 13, 14:23
Cool. I'm seriously tempted. Hellhole u keen on this? 
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 27 Jan 13, 16:17
I just drop a bomb on a set of reg.... super poor...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Lj82 on 27 Jan 13, 17:06
Oic..
Btw, where id you find that poster of the offer? I can't find it on their website.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: pierredevers on 27 Jan 13, 17:17
I'm in if you guys want to mass order the black ed. at 999RM from them.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 27 Jan 13, 17:31
It's posted on their facebook page.

Their Website also the same price but the pictures shows the full set.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Lj82 on 27 Jan 13, 22:14
Aye emailed them and was told they are out of stock atm.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Lj82 on 28 Jan 13, 12:19
Prestige Scuba told me that new stocks will come in ard next week. Interested parties may wish to email them about the deal. :)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: uenuei on 28 Jan 13, 18:05
i'm keen!wat is the email? :P
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: pierredevers on 28 Jan 13, 18:59
Same here! Do they ship to Singapore? Anyone interested in combining our orders?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 28 Jan 13, 19:04
do a MO lah... then u can save on shiping...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Lj82 on 28 Jan 13, 19:05
Email is: prestigescuba@gmail.com
They quoted me $50 RM for the shipping. Shld be able to save some $$ by combine shipping but probably not a lot.

Btw, the battery they include in the package are not original batts.
Title: Re: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 28 Jan 13, 19:31
Email is: prestigescuba@gmail.com
They quoted me $50 RM for the shipping. Shld be able to save some $$ by combine shipping but probably not a lot.

Btw, the battery they include in the package are not original batts.

oh...hm... that is something to think about
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: pierredevers on 28 Jan 13, 20:00
Do you know exactly the content of the package? Camera, housing, thumbscrew?, mount?, usb cable?, battery?, original box?, warrant card?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Lj82 on 28 Jan 13, 21:18
Don't have these details yet. Will email them to ask.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: pierredevers on 28 Jan 13, 23:40
I wouldnt really care getting a third party battery but it suprises me it doesn't come with the original and leads me to wonder whether there's even the most basic accessories with it.
I need a thumbscrew as it doesn't come with the tripod mount that I would buy on top, and more importantly... what about warranty :D
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: pierredevers on 29 Jan 13, 10:06
Prestige just got back to me. The content of the package is

The package no original box packing only pack with normal packing, and below is the items included;
- 1 x Gopro Hero 3 Black edition body only ( 100%   original Gopro)
- 1 x Gopro housing with standard base clip (that is with thumbscrew)
- 1 x Battery ( non original)

I've asked them about warranty and will let you know as soon as I get an answer
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Lj82 on 29 Jan 13, 10:15
They got back to me too. Told me warranty is 6mnths.
Btw, they said that they are running out of stock which will only come in March.
They managed to reserve one for me from the Feb shipment though
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: pierredevers on 02 Feb 13, 11:03
Hi Guys,

As I see more and more companies coming up with funny lightning solutions for the GoPro I thought we can discuss what setup is best for you and best value for money.

I recently saw the following product hitting the market and I think it's very promising!! Haven't seen any tests or reviews but here's howit looks on paper. Rated to 150m depth. Two arms with 3 LED each, each LED produces 1200 lumens thats 3600 lumens per arm and 7200 lumens in total!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! For about the same price as a single L&M Sola 1200.
And that'll be your tray solution for the GoPro aswell...

http://www.hlbdive.com/fr/eclairage-gralmarine/1203-vpro-video-gralmarine.html

By 1000 miles better value for money than anything else I've seen out there.

Forgot to mention, the autonomy of the lithium battery is of 1 hours for each arm. The package comes with a wall charger and the light beam is 125 degrees.

I can't wait to see the tests! ..If you have anydoubts about Gralmarine, they do housing and lights for ROV's who hit depth of 800+ meters, you know like in the Titanic movie. So I'm confident they know what they're talking about when depth rating their product to 150m.. Perfect setup for any cave/tech diver as you can also fold the thing to go through narrow passages. But who can the most can the least so even if you're looking for a light solution for recreational dive video and thinking about LM Sola.. you might aswell have a look at this.

http://www.gralmarine.com/index.php?cID=179

Please share your thoughts on this. Might be an interesting discussion
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: tigershue on 13 Mar 13, 09:38
Patima Housing for Hero3.

Does anyone know what are those two screws on each side are for??

see pic below..

(http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/1268/30152062234342779202010.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/28/30152062234342779202010.jpg/)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 13 Mar 13, 10:05
I think alvin own a set.... or u can wait till adex and ask. Fun in have right?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: pierredevers on 13 Mar 13, 10:15
Thought you guys might be interested, I just received my macro filters for the GoPro and made a test of the focal distance.
Here's the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0mVB1GKwtY&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 13 Mar 13, 10:34
Thought you guys might be interested, I just received my macro filters for the GoPro and made a test of the focal lens.
Here's the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0mVB1GKwtY&feature=youtu.be

hey pierredevers

this is a wet lens?  i guess its 55mm?  source? :)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: pierredevers on 13 Mar 13, 11:11
Not a wet lenses specifically, theses are just the cheap close-up filters in 55mm that you get on ebay from HK, China or India. I paid 13$ for 5 of them (+1, +2, +4, +10, +20).

I'll try them out in the water soon, but they are known to work. I just haven't seen anyone going over +20, as the biggest filter in the kits that are sold are +10.

I think I'll use +14 (+10/+4) and +20 for most macro shots.
(http://s8.postimage.org/lojnvaaw1/image.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/lojnvaaw1/)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 13 Mar 13, 11:17
Not a wet lenses specifically, theses are just the cheap close-up filters in 55mm that you get on ebay from HK, China or India. I paid 13$ for 5 of them (+1, +2, +4, +10, +20).

I'll try them out in the water soon, but they are known to work. I just haven't seen anyone going over +20 as the biggest filter in the kits that are sold are +10.

I think I'll use +14 (+10/+4) and +20 for most macro shots.
(http://s8.postimage.org/lojnvaaw1/image.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/lojnvaaw1/)


kool...i saw this ebay store.. http://stores.ebay.com/ADPLO  that has a bunch...
hope to see how much it does vig underwater... :)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Alvin Ho on 13 Mar 13, 11:21
Patima Housing for Hero3.

Does anyone know what are those two screws on each side are for??

see pic below..

(http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/1268/30152062234342779202010.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/28/30152062234342779202010.jpg/)

mine is for Gopro 2. the housing is closed by 2 latches, which can be accidentally opened if caught on something. the screws are to keep the latches in place preventing accidental opening.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: pierredevers on 13 Mar 13, 11:31
Hellhole, there is no vignetting underwater as you are in narrow mode. But the corners of the image will obviously be very soft. Using more expensive/quality filters should result in better quality but it won't be worth to buy expensive stuff for the GoPro that is not made for macro anyways, but that's not the point of the rig.

The idea is to be able to do macro with the gopro in a cheap way to make it even more versatile. This solution should do just that :).

Looking forward to the results
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: tigershue on 13 Mar 13, 11:54
mine is for Gopro 2. the housing is closed by 2 latches, which can be accidentally opened if caught on something. the screws are to keep the latches in place preventing accidental opening.

Thanks for the info.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: pierredevers on 13 Mar 13, 12:03
check this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4ZFfFfJL2M&feature=youtu.be

And also this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebgkHqTdvWk&list=UUuCB3vYMjyJcygnkPLuJEmg&index=4

Give you a good idea of what results you might get
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Alvin Ho on 13 Mar 13, 12:52
Personally i'll just use the stock Gopro housing now and add a red filter. Gopro with patima or even the the SUBAL housing seems overkill. The Subal offers external monitor option.  ???
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: pierredevers on 13 Mar 13, 13:17
Hugyfot also has a housing for the Hero3 on the way..
http://wetpixel.com/articles/hugyfot-housing-for-gopro

If you are going deep it is advisable not to use the stnadard GoPro housing, especially the Hero2 one.
That's because with pressure, the O-ring gets compressed and there's no more tension on the backdoor latch and it may eventually become loose which isn't a problem as long as you stay deep... but as you ascend and the pressure decreases, the o-ring expands, if you didn't spot the backdoor latch becoming loose,  ::) there you have your WetPro!!
Also I noticed that starting 50-60 meters, the backdoor starts to press on the LCD screen and the screen could suffer irreversible damage in turn.
But I've used my standard housing down to 100 meters and DID see the latch becoming loose so I had no particular problem apart from the LCD screen which looked like it was about to implode any time. THe Hero 3 housing should be less prone to the latch becoming loose.

I still wouldn't spend that much money on the blablabla depth rated housings that cost twice the price of the camera.. as the gopro seem to have a product life similar to the iPhone, and everytime you'll want to upgrade.

In fact I'm already looking forward to the additional manual settings in the Hero4. Unless GoPro doesn't guarantee that the next few camera's will be compatible with the same housing, I won't spend extra money on it.

If the standard housing floods... well. Buy a new GoPro :D
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 13 Mar 13, 13:54
Hellhole, there is no vignetting underwater as you are in narrow mode. But the corners of the image will obviously be very soft. Using more expensive/quality filters should result in better quality but it won't be worth to buy expensive stuff for the GoPro that is not made for macro anyways, but that's not the point of the rig.

The idea is to be able to do macro with the gopro in a cheap way to make it even more versatile. This solution should do just that :).

Looking forward to the results

oh.. okay. in narrow mode.  yes.  i do agree also that there is no need to buy the very expensive ones for gopro...
i just thinking of getting some to take some timelapse ...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: lukold on 14 Mar 13, 00:12
Trying to get 2 sets of GP3 Black.. i've read through most of the thread but realised the prestige scuba offer is no longer valid?? or not on the website? Anywhere else we can get such bargains?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: pierredevers on 14 Mar 13, 10:05
You can call them, the offer might still be valid but is not listed on the website.
I received mine and everything's fine, just be aware the battery is not the original one and the camera comes without warranty.
You might want to consider ordering additional batteries too as the batteries don't last long on the Hero3. Specially the third party ones (just a few minutes less), even if advertised as bigger capacity than the original ones (Wasabi batteries).

Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Lj82 on 14 Mar 13, 10:29
I ordered mine from prestige but they are out of stock. They do not know when the stock is coming and so I'm considering other options now.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: tigershue on 14 Mar 13, 11:19
After that, build yourself a home theater like one of these to watch your GoPro videos.  ??? ??? ???

http://gizmodo.com/5990029/16-amazingly-over-the-top-home-theaters (http://gizmodo.com/5990029/16-amazingly-over-the-top-home-theaters)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: lukold on 14 Mar 13, 12:54
You can call them, the offer might still be valid but is not listed on the website.
I received mine and everything's fine, just be aware the battery is not the original one and the camera comes without warranty.
You might want to consider ordering additional batteries too as the batteries don't last long on the Hero3. Specially the third party ones (just a few minutes less), even if advertised as bigger capacity than the original ones (Wasabi batteries).

Thanks, when you say without warranty does it mean that even if anything happens to it we can't send back to GoPro?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 14 Mar 13, 13:33
any one interested to do MO for the antifog inserts?
on amazon there is a few... either its the eelvision or some other ones...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: thegreat on 14 Mar 13, 13:37
Hi if you're interested to get GP or accessories, check out my MO.

http://scubasg.com/index.php?topic=6971.0

Thanks! :)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: GoofDiver on 15 Mar 13, 07:10
Anyone planning to get backscatter flip filter?
Wanna share shipping.

http://www.backscatter.com/sku/bs-gp-h3-flip.lasso
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: GoofDiver on 18 Mar 13, 14:32
Anyone planning to get backscatter flip filter?
Wanna share shipping.

http://www.backscatter.com/sku/bs-gp-h3-flip.lasso

or the Blurfix3 SO with URPro red filter?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: clubbye on 18 Mar 13, 15:14
I ordered mine from prestige but they are out of stock. They do not know when the stock is coming and so I'm considering other options now.

Would GoPro camera and accessrories be cheaper in HK?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Alvin Ho on 18 Mar 13, 15:36
Would GoPro camera and accessrories be cheaper in HK?

maybe. most camera stuff i know if is cheaper there. lemme check.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Alvin Ho on 18 Mar 13, 15:38
not really....

http://www.price.com.hk/product.php?p=147649 (http://www.price.com.hk/product.php?p=147649)

US will probably be the best.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: rails on 21 Mar 13, 11:45
Hi Guys,

Just a quick question, do you know where I can buy extra batteries for GoPro Hero2?

Likewise where I can buy Pick and Pluck, and Pelicase ^__^

Thanks a lot in advance

Rails
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 21 Mar 13, 13:14
Hi Guys,

Just a quick question, do you know where I can buy extra batteries for GoPro Hero2?

Likewise where I can buy Pick and Pluck, and Pelicase ^__^

Thanks a lot in advance

Rails

batteries... wasabi from online.. amazon...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: GoofDiver on 21 Mar 13, 13:21
Hi Guys,

Just a quick question, do you know where I can buy extra batteries for GoPro Hero2?

Likewise where I can buy Pick and Pluck, and Pelicase ^__^

Thanks a lot in advance

Rails

you can search easily in ebay.com
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: dor1813 on 21 Mar 13, 21:18
Hi Guys,

Just a quick question, do you know where I can buy extra batteries for GoPro Hero2?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2pcs-Battery-1pcs-Charger-for-GoPro-Hero-HD-Hero2-Camera-AHDBT-002-AHDBT-001-/121078156978?pt=Batteries_Chargers&hash=item1c30d20eb2

Likewise where I can buy Pick and Pluck, and Pelicase ^__^

Thanks a lot in advance

Rails

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pelican-1450-Black-Hard-Case-w-PNP-Foam-16-Guns-Pistols-Handguns-More-NEW-/221151385444?_trksid=p2047675.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222002%26algo%3DSIC.FIT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D163%26meid%3D6400062966870025826%26pid%3D100005%26prg%3D1088%26rk%3D3%26sd%3D321020089570%26
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 22 Mar 13, 19:26
Quick! Someone tell me where I can get a gp3 black in sg for the best price?

Else i will go to harvey norman to buy...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 23 Mar 13, 20:40
Okay...

I just got my gp3 black.

I got it at tk photo at funan for 575 net. Good price imo.

I also found that sgcamera store at peninsular shopping centre sells the polar filter at sgd50(!)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: GoofDiver on 23 Mar 13, 21:31
Okay...

I just got my gp3 black.

I got it at tk photo at funan for 575 net. Good price imo.

I also found that sgcamera store at peninsular shopping centre sells the polar filter at sgd50(!)

Nice...now can start shopping for accessories..hehe
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: lukold on 23 Mar 13, 22:15
I just wacked a gopro 3 black for 438 SGD or so, shipping on its way to me with plenty of mounts and stuff.. can't wait! Next is handle/arm&tray..
Title: Re: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 23 Mar 13, 23:22
Nice...now can start shopping for accessories..hehe

I already a lot of accessories :)
Just thinking if I should buy srp or polar filter. ...
Title: Re: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: dor1813 on 24 Mar 13, 06:20
Just thinking if I should buy srp or polar filter. ...

Maybe you can get some ideas from this debate:

http://www.scubaboard.com/forums/gopro-video/443678-polar-pro-red-filter-vs-ur-pro-analysis.html
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 24 Mar 13, 09:48
seen that...

my only concern is that polar pro i can get here.. for like $50(!!), SRP.. i have a filter from GP1... maybe i can use it with a SO naked..... 

no comment on those posts! haha
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: GoofDiver on 24 Mar 13, 10:20
Nice...now can start shopping for accessories..hehe

Yea bro I know u have lotsa accessories when u got ur hero2.. 

Im trying to diy a tray with the same concept as SRP. Will be complete next weekend.
Title: Re: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 24 Mar 13, 11:31
Yea bro I know u have lotsa accessories when u got ur hero2.. 

Im trying to diy a tray with the same concept as SRP. Will be complete next weekend.
Ha.. no lah.. I need to get some wasabi...
I am stroke that there is a j mount inside!
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: alvinlovesu on 24 Mar 13, 13:15
seen that...

my only concern is that polar pro i can get here.. for like $50(!!), SRP.. i have a filter from GP1... maybe i can use it with a SO naked..... 

no comment on those posts! haha

Is the polarpro filter fr sgcamerastore?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 24 Mar 13, 13:23
Is the polarpro filter fr sgcamerastore?

yes.  i was it there at sgcamerastore at penisular... they also sell some 3rd part gopro accessories there as well...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 24 Mar 13, 13:25
http://www.amazon.com/GoPro-Accessory-Filter-Housing-Camera/dp/B00A6B3Z4G/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1364102487&sr=8-2&keywords=polar+pro+filter

who want this? i may get one to ship with my other loot from US.
Title: Re: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 26 Mar 13, 01:06
http://www.amazon.com/GoPro-Accessory-Filter-Housing-Camera/dp/B00A6B3Z4G/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1364102487&sr=8-2&keywords=polar+pro+filter

who want this? i may get one to ship with my other loot from US.

I going away think weekend... so I thinking if I just get locally first... the order the srp later. .. since I do have thw filter already. .. just need a so naked.

Thank for the offer

Hey... issit this for gp1 and gp2 dive housing? ??
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 26 Mar 13, 21:27
its for GP 1 & 2, they use the same dive housing, im still trying to convince myself whether i should send $50 SGD for a pc of plastic!
Title: Re: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 26 Mar 13, 21:35
its for GP 1 & 2, they use the same dive housing, im still trying to convince myself whether i should send $50 SGD for a pc of plastic!

Haha....  but I rather have one that can remove when I want to.....

U want for gp2 housing?  I got a spare backscatter filter for gp2 ... sell u as cost price as per their website?
Title: Re: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: marcob on 26 Mar 13, 22:36
Haha....  but I rather have one that can remove when I want to.....

U want for gp2 housing?  I got a spare backscatter filter for gp2 ... sell u as cost price as per their website?
paiseh, does it make alot of difference to have this filter?
pardon my ignorance..
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 26 Mar 13, 22:50
Filter is important! !! Haha haha. .. it gives thw color back... so instead. .. of green ...  u will get back the color u lost when u go deep... many video on youtube about this
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: marcob on 27 Mar 13, 01:09
Filter is important! !! Haha haha. .. it gives thw color back... so instead. .. of green ...  u will get back the color u lost when u go deep... many video on youtube about this
oh ok. thanks for enlightening me.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: GoofDiver on 02 Apr 13, 15:14
My Simple DIY tray and handgrips..hee

(http://s7.postimg.org/sj8vkxo7b/20130331_225626.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/sj8vkxo7b/)
Title: Re: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 02 Apr 13, 16:01
My Simple DIY tray and handgrips..hee

(http://s7.postimg.org/sj8vkxo7b/20130331_225626.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/sj8vkxo7b/)

Any ideas on lights?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: pierredevers on 02 Apr 13, 16:50
Good job! What material did you make it from? Did you manage to make it a bit heavy?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: GoofDiver on 02 Apr 13, 19:00
No lightd for this weekend trip, bro... plus funding havent arrive yet..hee

I use 10mm acrylic for tray and the handle is acrylic rod wrap with badminton grip.. hehe

I think its heavy enough.. I hope..
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: pierredevers on 02 Apr 13, 19:06
Have you check the buoyancy of the badminton handles?..would expect these things too be highly buoyant.

Let us know how it performs when you return from your dives.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: GoofDiver on 02 Apr 13, 19:11
Have you check the buoyancy of the badminton handles?..would expect these things too be highly buoyant.

Let us know how it performs when you return from your dives.

Im not using bsdminton handle but Acrylic Rod wrap with badminton grip.
Will update once im back from my trip.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: djstoneage on 08 Apr 13, 09:12
Here's a short test footage on go pro hero 3 with back scatter red filter, shot it in redang over the weekend. definitely recommend it.


Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: dor1813 on 10 Apr 13, 09:12
Anybody interested in my tray with handles (grips) with tripod (Hero 3) please offer your best price.
Whatsapp or call me at 8498 1813

(http://s7.postimg.org/u6e60fwkn/Singapore_20130410_00150.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/u6e60fwkn/)




Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: EelVision on 30 Apr 13, 00:59
any one interested to do MO for the antifog inserts?
on amazon there is a few... either its the eelvision or some other ones...

You can contact us directly in case you're interested in placing a group order, we could offer a volume discount on top of the combined shipping, depending on quantity :)

We currently have no distributors in Singapore but some of our products are available via March Equipment Store in nearby Malaysia - including our dive filters for the HERO3. Here is a sample:

 





Title: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Cool79 on 30 Apr 13, 06:44
Here's a short test footage on go pro hero 3 with back scatter red filter, shot it in redang over the weekend. definitely recommend it.



Wat was ur depth? Looks nice!!! Don't need to do much pp
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: glennyong on 21 May 13, 17:14
anyone knows where i can get something similar ?

http://www.oceanleisurecameras.com/products/arms-trays/ball-joint-arms/ultralight-ad-go.html

a balljoint for gopro ?? 35points for that joint is omg expensive leh
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: reno on 21 May 13, 22:58
fun-in selling. look for George.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: siaokao on 24 May 13, 17:19
Guys, what's the best place to buy a gopro black Ed in singapore.. And price? Thx! :)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 24 May 13, 18:32
local ... 599

i bought one a while back from tk photo for 575

so look around and ask ask... that is what i did..
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: diver-hloc on 24 May 13, 20:09
Leonard... do you really need all those feature in the Black Edition ?? I find the Sliver Edition will be enough for most people...  :P
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: siaokao on 24 May 13, 21:09
Leonard... do you really need all those feature in the Black Edition ?? I find the Sliver Edition will be enough for most people...  :P
I agree with u.. Dun think the wifi remote is anyway useful to me, but I think the lower noise feature is attractive. The older gopros, I did not like their low light performance.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: NigelLek on 24 May 13, 22:12
I think the remote is only waterproof to 3m deep? If so the silver might be better than the black edition. Not sure if the low light performance between the two varies by a lot?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 24 May 13, 22:26
Wifi dun get pass 30cm of water
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: glennyong on 25 May 13, 22:49
Guys, what's the best place to buy a gopro black Ed in singapore.. And price? Thx! :)

i understand the profit margin very slim in SG... around 599 or +- $20...

i am also looking for 1 black edition leh.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: iamwayneteo on 01 Jun 13, 11:45
Okay...

I just got my gp3 black.

I got it at tk photo at funan for 575 net. Good price imo.

I also found that sgcamera store at peninsular shopping centre sells the polar filter at sgd50(!)
Bro the gp3 black you got from tk is the standard package?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 01 Jun 13, 12:11
Yup. As per what is in the box.

Not sure still have this price... its been  while already
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 04 Jun 13, 16:20
Not only for gopro... others also apply
Cheap! !

http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/?tag=gizmodoamzn-20&ascsubtag=%5Btype%7Clink%5BpostId%7C510990458&docId=1001225461
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: glennyong on 15 Jun 13, 09:33
anybody here using 3rd party batteries for Hero3 ?? sigh... Black only last 1hr odd for videos.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Lj82 on 15 Jun 13, 09:40
I'm using them. Works fine for me
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: ORdiCo on 18 Jun 13, 03:30
Hihi Everyone!~

Recently got my GoPro Silver.. still learning how to vid... My lowlight vid at 1080/60fps is cuis..

Anyway.. wanna ask how u guys carry around ur gopro stuff? I've a pole n a grip n a couple of mounts n one camera.
Thinking of getting a case or a bag for this.

Going diving next week. Kinda last min. Any Advise?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: patrickkwk on 18 Jun 13, 07:07
If possible, get anti-fog inserts and red filter. :)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: ORdiCo on 18 Jun 13, 17:54
I'm actually looking for a carrying case/bag.. for my GoPro n the other accessorries...

i've gotten the antifog inserts and red filter already tho...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 18 Jun 13, 18:00
A simple bag from daiso will do.

As for keeping the camera from scratching. .. I use a wrist band.. also from daiso :)

Then I put the cam on the mono pod then out the wristband on and put it in my carry bag.

The rest of the accessories.. ie. Chargers. . Batteries.. filters.. all in a small bag with a zip or string.

If I travel further.. then go bring one of those plastic air tight box that has almost every accessories I have.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: ORdiCo on 19 Jun 13, 01:56
Yeah Daiso's a great idea!~
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Nicholas_T96 on 19 Jun 13, 08:55
any one know where to buy gopro hero dive housing and snap on red filter for it?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 19 Jun 13, 10:27
any one know where to buy gopro hero dive housing and snap on red filter for it?

i guess u mean for gp2? or gp3?  well, both i have seen at harvey norman.  these bigger shops stock more stuff.  the funan one has, and i seen quite a number of accessories at the novena one.

filters, of course buy oversea, which u have srp and polar pro and many more overseas.
but i do know that polar pro filter can be bought at sgcamerastore at pensular for S$50. 

they sell some of the differnet kind of accersories as well. use your imagination and u will find a lot of stuff...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Nicholas_T96 on 21 Jun 13, 09:41
i guess u mean for gp2? or gp3?  well, both i have seen at harvey norman.  these bigger shops stock more stuff.  the funan one has, and i seen quite a number of accessories at the novena one.

filters, of course buy oversea, which u have srp and polar pro and many more overseas.
but i do know that polar pro filter can be bought at sgcamerastore at pensular for S$50. 

they sell some of the differnet kind of accersories as well. use your imagination and u will find a lot of stuff...

Gopro 2. Where is the best place to get the dive housing and filters locally?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 21 Jun 13, 09:53
The gp2 dive housing and filter is hard to find locally.

I bought the backscatter filter from Scubacam. In fact. I have a spare one. Unopened. May also have a spare gp2 housing lying around...

U check with scubacam first. .. for the filter

I am trying to help my friend buy a gp3 black. So I will be looking around the shops. If I see a dive housing. I will let u koe.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: patrickkwk on 21 Jun 13, 10:19
I bought mine from ebay (haven't tried it yet).

http://www.ebay.com/itm/181056093513?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/181056093513?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649)

Comes with Anti-fog inserts too.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 21 Jun 13, 10:45
These are the filters. . Should work well..
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: glennyong on 22 Jun 13, 14:17
the battery life on the GP3 really really really !@#!@$%!#ASE!@#!# cuuiiiiii..... only 1-2 dives... sighhhh....

anyone got ideas how to overcome this ???

gosh... have to run back to charge the stupid GP3 is just such a chore. :(
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 22 Jun 13, 18:34
Er.. gp2.. also same... all along its the short fall

Get more batteries. .. wasabi preferred
Title: Re: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 22 Jun 13, 20:33
Gopro 2. Where is the best place to get the dive housing and filters locally?

Ah.. u can ask the distributor. . They arw quite nice
http://www.streamcastasia.com
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: alvinlovesu on 22 Jun 13, 22:16
the battery life on the GP3 really really really !@#!@$%!#ASE!@#!# cuuiiiiii..... only 1-2 dives... sighhhh....

anyone got ideas how to overcome this ???

gosh... have to run back to charge the stupid GP3 is just such a chore. :(

Don't use the lcd then, drains Super fast
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 22 Jun 13, 22:32
I use also leh.. but i use the old lcd...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: glennyong on 22 Jun 13, 23:38
Don't use the lcd then, drains Super fast

dun use lcd how i know what i shooting ? very hard lei....
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: glennyong on 26 Jun 13, 21:20
ok. I've found a solution to the sucky battery issue on GoPro.

This housing will let you have 6hours of battery life on the GoPro and you can do extreme timelapse, attach the LCD separately... and looking real good for the gopro too....

http://www.hugyfot.com/Products/GoPro.html


(http://fotografit.eu/upload_dir/pics/Hugyfot/GoPro-housing/GoPro-black-05.wm.jpg)

MAI TU LIAO !! BUY BUY BUY !! 


but i no money. else i buy !
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 02 Jul 13, 08:25
wow!  i got a email from DX...

Accessories for GoPro Make Your Extreme Moments Recording Perfect!

http://e.dx.com/collection/201306/accessories-for-gopro/default.html?utm_source=dx&utm_medium=edm&utm_campaign=20130701accessoriesforgopro
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 02 Jul 13, 10:05
pink!!

http://dx.com/p/tripod-camera-mount-adapters-for-gopro-3-2-1-pink-218953

http://dx.com/p/tmc-hr43-head-fixing-band-for-gopro-hero-2-hero-3-pink-201855

http://dx.com/p/hr49-pk-tmc-cnc-aluminum-alloy-mount-three-way-pivot-arm-gear-for-gopro-hero-2-3-deep-pink-204564
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: dor1813 on 04 Jul 13, 06:30
ok. I've found a solution to the sucky battery issue on GoPro.

This housing will let you have 6hours of battery life on the GoPro and you can do extreme timelapse, attach the LCD separately... and looking real good for the gopro too....

http://www.hugyfot.com/Products/GoPro.html

(http://fotografit.eu/upload_dir/pics/Hugyfot/GoPro-housing/GoPro-black-05.wm.jpg)

MAI TU LIAO !! BUY BUY BUY !! 


but i no money. else i buy !

Not cheap and need to buy monitor housing, accessories, ports, adaptor, lens ...!
http://fotografit.eu/products/90-hugyfot-gopro-3-housing-/
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: dor1813 on 04 Jul 13, 18:56
Polar Pro New Filter(just launched)

For your information:

http://www.polarprofilters.com/shop/redmacro-combo-hero3/
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 04 Jul 13, 19:00
interesting new glass filters!!!

and marco!!!!!
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 08 Jul 13, 12:32
anyone know if there is any gopro 2 housing adapter that have a 67mm thread to mount marco lens, like subsee 10?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: glennyong on 08 Jul 13, 17:34
anyone know if there is any gopro 2 housing adapter that have a 67mm thread to mount marco lens, like subsee 10?

wah sibei fierce leh.....  ???  ???
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 09 Jul 13, 16:51
haha i see if i can try to mod one
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: cloudberrie on 11 Jul 13, 18:32
haha i see if i can try to mod one

Wow!! Cool! I'm most definitely interested to see the result of this! Love the gopro, hate the inability to go macro! Haha!
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 11 Jul 13, 18:46
first i need someone to sell me One, go anyway also no stock =(
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: GMH on 11 Jul 13, 21:46
Is the polar pro new filter with macro lens available in singapore?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: dor1813 on 12 Jul 13, 09:08
Is the polar pro new filter with macro lens available in singapore?

This product just released. You may wish to call up Outdoor Sports.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: GMH on 13 Jul 13, 13:16
Called. The new one not in yet. Thanks.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 13 Jul 13, 13:23
Want to do mo? I want to get the lens as well.
Its sure gonna be marked up when it get here
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: glennyong on 13 Jul 13, 17:31
anybody going to buy Wasabi batteries and chargers ???? or going to do MO or just get the local Chromage batteries ?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: dor1813 on 13 Jul 13, 18:55
Want to do mo? I want to get the lens as well.
Its sure gonna be marked up when it get here

I will wait for the new stronger macro then order.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 13 Jul 13, 19:13
They have stronger ones?
I have not seen user feedback on it. If they can use the whole 170 degree pov


I was about to order some 55/57mm marco lens on ebay to use with the srp naked.

Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: dor1813 on 13 Jul 13, 21:49
They have stronger ones?
I have not seen user feedback on it. If they can use the whole 170 degree pov


Yes. They did not mention when it will be launch but just said it will be much stronger macro lens.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 17 Jul 13, 16:48
i got an idea, i already have SRP flat lens housing, i can get the step up adapter (55mm to 67mm) from Aliexpress and use it on the Marco Lens.

i saw this guy use it on his GP3,  check this out.
http://goprouser.freeforums.org/macro-video-hd3b-blurfix3-inon-subsee-lens-t10420.html
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 17 Jul 13, 17:56
i tot u want to do for a gp2? that is for a gp3
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 17 Jul 13, 18:37
Srp housing for GP 2 also have similar housing with 55 mm thread for lens
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 17 Jul 13, 19:15
Oh!! Also fits the gp1 right??!! I have one... or maybe 2... hm... those are 55mm..
Are subsees' also 55mm? Or 67mm?
I only have inon ucl165...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 17 Jul 13, 19:27

http://m.aliexpress.com/item/953326332.html
U need this to step up from 55mm to 67mm, but do bring the housing down for flood test without the cam 1st, can't say it won't flood with this modification
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 17 Jul 13, 22:22
http://m.aliexpress.com/item/953326332.html
U need this to step up from 55mm to 67mm, but do bring the housing down for flood test without the cam 1st, can't say it won't flood with this modification

hm.. this one same right?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/55mm-67mm-55-67-mm-Step-Up-Lens-Filter-Ring-Adapter-/290901167878?pt=US_Filter_Rings_Holders&hash=item43bb0f8f06
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 17 Jul 13, 22:25
Yes u need a step up one, I think u also need to flood the space btw the housing and lens too. When you diving again? Please post some video when u succeed lol
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 17 Jul 13, 22:49
Yes u need a step up one, I think u also need to flood the space btw the housing and lens too. When you diving again? Please post some video when u succeed lol
not till a while..out with injury... let me get the step up first...

i figured that i have the gp2 lying around.. maybe i just use it to do marco.. while the gp3 just do video in wide angle...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: dor1813 on 31 Jul 13, 16:53
Hi all Gopro users

I'm sure many of us still trying to macro from this WA camera. I came across this on Ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=370247871774&ssPageName=ADME:X:RTQ:US:1123&afsrc=1

My question is: can this +20 diopter lens be used for our GoPro Hero 3 (with SRP SO)?

The seller told me that it will only be focus from 6 to 18 inches of distance.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Ddivex on 06 Aug 13, 10:36
Hi,I just got a Gopro Hero 3 recently.

What kind of SD card should I buy.

I notice the normal Class 10 is not enough to shoot full hd video.
(I'm stuck at age of class 10)

And there is this UHS-1.

All UHS-1 able to support Gopro Hero 3?
The most budget i see around is the sandisk with 30mb/s read and lower write.
Next level will be Samsung microsd pro with 70mb/s read and 20mb/s write.

Anyone got lobang to for SD card?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: geo88 on 06 Aug 13, 11:10
I use the 64GB Sandisk extreme 30mb/s SD Card for my Gopro II. Not sure about Gopro III though.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 06 Aug 13, 11:22
Hi,I just got a Gopro Hero 3 recently.

What kind of SD card should I buy.

I notice the normal Class 10 is not enough to shoot full hd video.
(I'm stuck at age of class 10)

And there is this UHS-1.

All UHS-1 able to support Gopro Hero 3?
The most budget i see around is the sandisk with 30mb/s read and lower write.
Next level will be Samsung microsd pro with 70mb/s read and 20mb/s write.

Anyone got lobang to for SD card?


lobang is simlim.  many to choose from.. else u buy online ( more risky)

with the latest update in firmware they have list of recommaned and support msd cards
http://gopro.com/support/articles/software-update-release



Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Ddivex on 06 Aug 13, 14:05
alright, thanks!

seems like this stuff need the high speed one.
samsung is the cheapest...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: glennyong on 07 Aug 13, 01:42
i am using ExtremePro... seems like doesnt really work well with GP3... sometimes i get corrupted files. :((
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: siaokao on 07 Aug 13, 11:35
Guys, I'm not sure if anyone have brought up this issue before.  But I bought a battery bacpac for my GoPro black edition. Seems the battery will drain itself dry in hrs even if the unit is not used.  Any way to overcome this issue?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 07 Aug 13, 12:00
i only can suggest reflashing the firmware on the gopro...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 13 Aug 13, 11:58
Okay.  Not sure if I have mentioned this.
Dx.com has some 'gopro' accessories for sale.  Bought some j mount.. and they work pretty well.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 14 Aug 13, 17:26
know where i can get a Longer screw?
i dont need the head, just need a lower thread to reach the nut on the other end.

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/GoPro-2-Screw-Adapter-Thumb-Knob-for-Case-Flat-Curved-Surface-Tripod-Mount-/00/s/MTIyN1gxNDg3/$(KGrHqZHJCwE+(uDJUw7BQGWs-!jBg~~60_35.JPG)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 14 Aug 13, 18:46
Hardware store got sell...

I bought a bunch last time from the shop. Cannot remember what is the size.

Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 30 Aug 13, 10:23
anyone has tried out the polar pro marco+red filter lens set?  any comments?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Ddivex on 04 Sep 13, 14:29
Anyone seen this kind of setup before?
(http://imageshack.com/scaled/large/827/29ei.jpg)
Is it practical or too bulky?

Any suggestion(s)?

clamp x 2 = US$22.94
torch x 2 = US$85.58
adapter x 2 for torch = US$26.34
tray for Gopro =  US$31.96


ignore the bigger torch, I'm looking at the smaller one in the pic.
torch detail as followed
◆Bulb: CREE XM-L LED (Max 860 Lumens)
◆Color temperature: 5000k.
◆Three output levels. High> Low>Strobe
◆Runtime: High: 70 min, Low: 320 min, Strobe: 150 min 
◆Lens: 4mm Polycarbonate board.
◆Angle of light beam:110°
◆Battery: CR123*2 or 18650 Li- ion battery *1.
◆Dimensions: 125mm (length)*24(dia. of body)*40mm (dia. of head).
◆Weight: 140 grams (without battery); 190 grams (with battery)
◆Underwater Weight: 95grams (with battery)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 04 Sep 13, 17:01
looks kinna nice..

as with all gopro setup... its light lights and more lights! is a must

no mention if it has a hot spot or not.. i am thinking it will....
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 13 Sep 13, 23:20
I can see that amazon is selling gopro3
And since its sold by amazon. .. u get free shipping from them to sg.
For 330usd. U get hit by gst... sgd429 x 1.07= 423 sgd
Which is a good deal. ...

Or wait for gp4 :)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 14 Sep 13, 00:20
lol i think the series of GP will never end, comes the 3, then the 4... poison will just keep coming.
lets hope they really make something for scuba diving, allow macro shooting stuff like that.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 14 Sep 13, 00:30
Marco shooting can be done.

There is a lot of option available... with srp.. with polar pro...
I personally have tried the marco option with srp...works really well..

Its main market is for action avdenture... making the flat lens for gp3 is a hugh step.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: fusionx99 on 16 Sep 13, 00:23
I think many people had asked this questions... sorry.. I would like to help my friend to ask which shop in sg sell a reasonable price go-pro 3 and where to get a red filter and how much does it cost?  :D
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 16 Sep 13, 07:41
controlled priced...  but i did got a set from tk photo at funan that was 575....

filters.. sgcamerastore for polar pro ( always sold out) or scubacam for backscatter ( coming in soon)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Ringwraiths on 16 Sep 13, 09:59
controlled priced...  but i did got a set from tk photo at funan that was 575....

filters.. sgcamerastore for polar pro ( always sold out) or scubacam for backscatter ( coming in soon)

Yup yup the set and accessories are at controlled price...I got my set at havey norman @499.

For some 3party accessories hmmm i trying to get it from some webby


Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 16 Sep 13, 11:58
499 not for gp3 black right???

Webby.. got many accessories. .. a few thread back.. I posted some
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Ringwraiths on 16 Sep 13, 14:47
499 not for gp3 black right???

Webby.. got many accessories. .. a few thread back.. I posted some

Bro the cost $499 its for GP3 Black...i just got it on last Sat (Harvey Norman)

I went out look look see see first before buy..SL selling at $460 but its for export set with no warrantly so I dun want to risk it. Some places in Funan and SL selling more ex if you pay in Cash so in the end chosen Harvey Norman $499 which you can pay in cash or cc. So advice to peeps who wanna buy. Its better to go recce first.

KK the webby i will go take a look. Thanks
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 16 Sep 13, 17:04
Wow.. price going down.. stock clearing! !! Gp4 coming out!!!!!!
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Ddivex on 16 Sep 13, 23:23
499 GP3?? including those wifi device?

i saw some ppl selling without tho..
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: fusionx99 on 17 Sep 13, 00:51
Thanks Thanks!!  ;D
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Ringwraiths on 17 Sep 13, 09:39
499 GP3?? including those wifi device?

i saw some ppl selling without tho..

Only GP3 ($499) Black have wifi remote, Silver and White does not have.

Silver and White are selling much cheaper than black which are under $450

So make sure you get what you entitle for if you getting the Black edition.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Ringwraiths on 17 Sep 13, 09:43
Wow.. price going down.. stock clearing! !! Gp4 coming out!!!!!!

Maybe GP4 coming out as you indicated but think the GP3 at the moment are sufficient for me tot haha.

If GP4 are in the pipeline think the price will ard high ranges, Say maybe 699++?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Ddivex on 17 Sep 13, 10:50
http://wideopencamera.com/cameras/gopro-hero-4-what-we-might-expect-4k-30-fps-2k-120-fps/ (http://wideopencamera.com/cameras/gopro-hero-4-what-we-might-expect-4k-30-fps-2k-120-fps/)

seems really good
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: glennyong on 21 Sep 13, 23:39
anybody know if its possible for the gopro to be attached to a powerbank and let it run for 24hrs for timelapse ??

hoping to do one for LOB  :P
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 21 Sep 13, 23:52
http://wideopencamera.com/cameras/gopro-hero-4-what-we-might-expect-4k-30-fps-2k-120-fps/ (http://wideopencamera.com/cameras/gopro-hero-4-what-we-might-expect-4k-30-fps-2k-120-fps/)

seems really good

suddenly i feel my hero 2 become an antique lol
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 22 Sep 13, 01:21
i still have a gopro 1 :)

i use it to take on land time lapse... :)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 23 Sep 13, 10:43
anybody know if its possible for the gopro to be attached to a powerbank and let it run for 24hrs for timelapse ??

hoping to do one for LOB  :P

can your powerbank last 24hour?  must be damm big one!!

but u can use a wall charger!

http://gopro.com/support/articles/using-the-camera-while-charging
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 23 Sep 13, 10:47
Only GP3 ($499) Black have wifi remote, Silver and White does not have.

Silver and White are selling much cheaper than black which are under $450

So make sure you get what you entitle for if you getting the Black edition.

Only GP3 ($499) Black have wifi remote, Silver and White does not have.

Silver and White are selling much cheaper than black which are under $450

So make sure you get what you entitle for if you getting the Black edition.


seriously.. walk pass harvey norman at funan... the guy that sells the gopro called me... <farked he recognized me.. not a good sign>
"Hey!  the gopro selling 499 now, the silver is 358!" ... i could just mutter a "...er.. clear stock ah..."
he smile and say.. left one black only at funan...

woohoo... GP4 really coming soon :)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 23 Sep 13, 10:58
offer trade in anot? Lol... like that buy cannot finish one
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: marcob on 24 Sep 13, 11:49
saw this on groupon today.

http://www.groupon.sg/deals/shopping/The-Groupon-Shop/717504290?nlp=&CID=SG_CRM_1_0_0_267&a=715828071
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Ringwraiths on 25 Sep 13, 11:58
saw this on groupon today.

http://www.groupon.sg/deals/shopping/The-Groupon-Shop/717504290?nlp=&CID=SG_CRM_1_0_0_267&a=715828071

Its cheaper by $10 only bro...Harvey Norman selling @ $499 for the black edition
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: glennyong on 27 Sep 13, 13:23
can your powerbank last 24hour?  must be damm big one!!

but u can use a wall charger!

http://gopro.com/support/articles/using-the-camera-while-charging

say..... maybe 12 hrs ??? maybe say on a 12000mah power bank ? hmmmm wall charger abit problem. very far from power socket.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 27 Sep 13, 14:00
say..... maybe 12 hrs
??? maybe say on a 12000mah power bank ? hmmmm wall charger abit problem. very far from power socket.

No idea if a 12k power bank will last how long. But record witha power bank is possible
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: glennyong on 29 Sep 13, 17:17
No idea if a 12k power bank will last how long. But record witha power bank is possible

yah loh.... lets see.. charging up my powerbank... 

looking around for a big capacity powerbank for my LOB.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 29 Sep 13, 17:21
i think the one concern is heat and condensation... esp if its in the casing.

i did a long time lapse for 3 hours with the casing.. and somewhere towards the end.. there was some condensation setting in.. did not bring any desiccate strip on that trip
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: glennyong on 30 Sep 13, 10:05
on a naked frame for the gopro. now testing it on a 12000 power bank.. see how long it last... hehehehe
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 30 Sep 13, 11:00
on a naked frame for the gopro. now testing it on a 12000 power bank.. see how long it last... hehehehe

kool.. let me know the rough results...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 01 Oct 13, 14:35
gopro hero 3+

ahahha.. its like they are apple. :)

http://gopro.com/cameras (http://gopro.com/cameras)

http://gopro.com/cameras/hd-hero3-black-edition (http://gopro.com/cameras/hd-hero3-black-edition)



Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Cool79 on 01 Oct 13, 21:05
but the new upgrade like not worth the money. I still think it would be a better option for the old hero3 black
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 02 Oct 13, 14:11
hey... seems that you can buy the gopro from their website ??  directly ship to sg?

its shows S$590 ( S$580 + S$10 shipping).. and GST is included!  anyone going to try? :)

    * Item Price S$ 542.06
    * Item GST S$ 38.59
    * Shipping and Handling S$ 9.35
    * Shipping and Handling GST (7%)S$ 0.65
    * Total S$ 590.00
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: glennyong on 02 Oct 13, 16:24
kool.. let me know the rough results...

so far limited success. powerbank got this sensor that when the battery fully charge, it will cut off.

so now i cannot sustain it to shoot for more then 1.5hrs on battery only, irregardless if powerbank is attached. ORRR am i missing out something here.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 02 Oct 13, 17:09
Simi model one your powerabnk?

So... u try with the battery in the gopro ?

How about without. .. maybe I also go try..  hahah
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: glennyong on 02 Oct 13, 17:30
Simi model one your powerabnk?

So... u try with the battery in the gopro ?

How about without. .. maybe I also go try..  hahah

some china powerbank i buy from HWZ. without battery ? hmmmm..  i try tonight again....
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 07 Oct 13, 21:23
Simultaneous Video and Photo
i think this an useful funtion on the gopro that is beneficial for scuba divers.  the link is as below.  thanks to JPhehe for sharing... i totally forgot about it.
http://scubasg.com/index.php?topic=8517.msg57908#msg57908

you can turn it on in setting->capture setting-> icon with video and camera
or you can watch the youtube video below.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yPgRb9e1_w

for the gp3 black and gp3+ black, it only allow in certain resolution
1080/24fps
1080/30
720/60
1440/24

have fun

Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 08 Oct 13, 20:34
heads up!

The gopro3+ camera is the same size as the gopro3. 
The casing of the gopro3+ is smaller then the gopro3
The casing of the gopro3+ is rated to go to only 40m
The gopro3+ camera can fit into the gopro3 casing which is rated to 60m.

Also means that if you want to use your lcd/battery bac.. u have to use the gopro3 casing... for now at least.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: antitail15 on 14 Oct 13, 22:34
quick question, is it still the case that we can't buy wasabi spare batts from amazon and ship in via CGW? are our only options buying the other ones from ebay (hong kong) or original gopro batts which are ex?

just got the Hero3+ from outdoor sports travel.. first gopro toy, so am currently trying to figure out the setup. going tioman in 2 weeks just before season end, hoping to get it ready for testing before a bigger dec trip to south america, so any advice is welcome!
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 14 Oct 13, 23:03
Can buy from amazon and ship through cgw. Last time can buy direct.... those alibaba I think also sell
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Cool79 on 15 Oct 13, 00:27
where u guys buy ur gopro
i found out that gopro has international warranty
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 15 Oct 13, 01:45
Got international warranty. .. but if u buy not in sg. U have to contsct gopro yourself. ... and also keep the receipt.  If u buy locally.. they have a track of the serial number so theu can help u.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Alvin Ho on 15 Oct 13, 10:51
quick question, is it still the case that we can't buy wasabi spare batts from amazon and ship in via CGW? are our only options buying the other ones from ebay (hong kong) or original gopro batts which are ex?

just got the Hero3+ from outdoor sports travel.. first gopro toy, so am currently trying to figure out the setup. going tioman in 2 weeks just before season end, hoping to get it ready for testing before a bigger dec trip to south america, so any advice is welcome!

got some brandless batteries from aliexpress. something like the link below.

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Digital-Boy-2-x-AHDBT-301-201-Replacement-Battery-For-GoPro-HD-Hero3-and-AC-DC/1012630812.html (http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Digital-Boy-2-x-AHDBT-301-201-Replacement-Battery-For-GoPro-HD-Hero3-and-AC-DC/1012630812.html)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: DiveBrg on 15 Oct 13, 14:42
got some brandless batteries from aliexpress. something like the link below.

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Digital-Boy-2-x-AHDBT-301-201-Replacement-Battery-For-GoPro-HD-Hero3-and-AC-DC/1012630812.html (http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Digital-Boy-2-x-AHDBT-301-201-Replacement-Battery-For-GoPro-HD-Hero3-and-AC-DC/1012630812.html)

I got mine from dx.com, came with the charger and free shipping, though shipment took quite long
http://dx.com/p/ahdbt-301-1300mah-battery-us-plug-power-adapter-car-charger-set-for-gopro-hd-hero3-black-221210
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 15 Oct 13, 16:40
I got mine from dx.com, came with the charger and free shipping, though shipment took quite long
http://dx.com/p/ahdbt-301-1300mah-battery-us-plug-power-adapter-car-charger-set-for-gopro-hd-hero3-black-221210

Divebrg... how is it ah? I got a friend in Brunei wants to buy some wasabi battery. But no means to ship from usa amazon. ...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: DiveBrg on 15 Oct 13, 16:55

Divebrg... how is it ah? I got a friend in Brunei wants to buy some wasabi battery. But no means to ship from usa amazon. ...

No chance to use them yet so can't comment on performance :)
Quality wise the battery fits perfectly in gopro3 and works fine
The charger is like those wall chargers for rechargeable batteries so no cables but the plug point is different so you need to source for an adaptor. Comes with car charger too for little over S$20 I'd say its a good alternative to those wasabi on amazon.

The only pain is delivery. Mine took more about 2 months to arrive because apparently dx was out of stock and did not bother to inform me. So remember to check with them on availability before offering, don't trust it's website. If you're in a rush then better top up for faster delivery options


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Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 15 Oct 13, 17:00
okay.. same dx that i koe.. :)  no worries.

let me know how it is.. just want to give my friend some option
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: JPhehe on 15 Oct 13, 22:51
Hi Gang! Need your help here...

Has anyone used any red filter in blue water and produced good videos?

I have the oculus filter and had it in green water and it works like a charm in deep/shallow depth. But last week I was diving in blue waters and it made everything very bluesy -- ruined my first two dives. Strangely the filter is advertised to be able to work in blue waters.

What was wrong? Any other filter that works great in blue waters?

Thanks!
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 16 Oct 13, 07:28
blue water use red...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: antitail15 on 16 Oct 13, 10:33
ordered the wasabis on amazon and it's en-route to CGW now. hope it gets to me here!

anw polarpro advertises to say use red filter for blue water and magenta filter for green water.. so is that accurate or not??

also, since i'm on Hero3+ now and most 3P accessories aren't out yet, do let me know or advise if any of you have wise solutions for filters or other relevant accessories.. fingers crossed they design and release soon! am trying to avoid buying replacement housing (then adding on the filters/accessories designed for Hero3)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: JPhehe on 16 Oct 13, 19:04
Quote
blue water use red...

Well, that's exactly what I used. The Oculus red filter, and that created the problem @@

Maybe I'll do more tests...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: BareBear on 17 Oct 13, 08:48
Hi guys,
New GoPro user here.

I'm looking for spare batteries and I read about the Wasabi ones, but don't feel like paying extra shipping for them, and also because I prefer to get something with a 3 pin plug hopefully.

Has anyone tried the China made ones from AliExpress? Anyone has a good experience with any supplier to recommend? Thanks.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: BareBear on 17 Oct 13, 08:54
It's me again... :D

Looking for a good red filter for my Gopro Hero 3.

Currently thinking of the Flip 3.1 with different filters for different depths by Backscatter. However, it seems quite inconvenient to remember to keep changing filters as depth changes, and the flipped up filter will definitely create drag and be prone to knocking into stuff during swim-throughs of tight passages.

Are there any other filters highly recommended by Scuba divers, which is good for most recreational depths?

Thanks!
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 17 Oct 13, 09:53
the polar pro filter... 50 buck in sg... buy online maybe cheaper..
i think the red will be good enough for most waters...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: BareBear on 17 Oct 13, 10:07
the polar pro filter... 50 buck in sg... buy online maybe cheaper..
i think the red will be good enough for most waters...

Thanks hellhole, I'll check it out.

Pls keep the advice coming!
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: natureAddict on 19 Oct 13, 12:59
hi everyone, this is my first post.

just did my Refresher dive, n did my first dive with my gopro.

Q1. My vid seems yellowish, how to adjust?  i read pg 89, red filter , is that correct?

Q2. i tried viewing in my old 1gb ram comp using windows Life photo Gallery. BUT i discovered that i need a 8gb ram to run the vid (so that would be my next investment).  Pls advise
- with my current 1gb ram comp , what's the best option to view n edit?

- what 8gb ram comp to buy?

Thanks in advance. 
Great website :)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: siaokao on 22 Oct 13, 16:08
Hey guys, does anyone have issues trying to turn on your GoPro 3 Black?  Ive encountered several instances where I was not able to turn it on even with the battery backpac and USB cable attached. 
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: benlhy on 25 Oct 13, 10:48
I lost my Hero 2 on my last dive at Gili and am looking to replace it with a black Hero3+.

I've checked prices in a few places and on average, the selling price is S$570 - S$590. The online price is also S$590.

The cheapest I've found is at the airport (duty free) where its going for S$545.

Even at the public area, the airport is having a 7+7 promotion. On top of the 7% GST that they absorb, they also give an additional 7% discount.

Comparing to what GoPro US is selling, USD399.99 (~S$500), I think the prices are already quite close. If anyone is thinking of getting from US, I've already checked with GoPro and and confirmed that it will accepted by local service centre.

Anyone has any other lobangs?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 25 Oct 13, 11:56
from Outdoor Sports Travel (Alexandra Retail Centre) .. it is 580. 

airport is only when u fly out of sg then u get that price right?  u fly in.. u will get charge gst?

of course if u buy from us and tear down the stuff.. u will not kanna gst..
but in US.. its kinna hard to find... i asked my friend to look around, but the black+ was no where to seen, only silver+.
maybe you buy online in us ( rei ) and ship to an addres u have in us?  some states in the usa, u have to pay tax, but u can claim it back, but u have a min spent before u can do that( not sure what is the value min)

all in all... if u got 'heart' to get at a discount go ahead.. by trying all means and stuff.

less trouble.. just go to ARC and get one :)  save on the SD CARD and accessories by buying them at the cheaper sources. :)

I think i spent more money on the accessories ...

OH!! i nearly forgot!  a friend told me parissilk sold the silver+ at 20 less RRP
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: siaokao on 25 Oct 13, 12:18
I lost my Hero 2 on my last dive at Gili and am looking to replace it with a black Hero3+.

I've checked prices in a few places and on average, the selling price is S$570 - S$590. The online price is also S$590.

The cheapest I've found is at the airport (duty free) where its going for S$545.

Even at the public area, the airport is having a 7+7 promotion. On top of the 7% GST that they absorb, they also give an additional 7% discount.

Comparing to what GoPro US is selling, USD399.99 (~S$500), I think the prices are already quite close. If anyone is thinking of getting from US, I've already checked with GoPro and and confirmed that it will accepted by local service centre.

Anyone has any other lobangs?

Do consider the drift HD ghost..  :)

http://scubasg.com/index.php?topic=8550.msg58906#msg58906
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: natureAddict on 25 Oct 13, 12:22
Hey guys, does anyone have issues trying to turn on your GoPro 3 Black?  Ive encountered several instances where I was not able to turn it on even with the battery backpac and USB cable attached.

hi bro my experience was that it was v hot. so after it cooled down it was able to on again.

cheers
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: natureAddict on 25 Oct 13, 12:29
I lost my Hero 2 on my last dive at Gili and am looking to replace it with a black Hero3+.

I've checked prices in a few places and on average, the selling price is S$570 - S$590. The online price is also S$590.

The cheapest I've found is at the airport (duty free) where its going for S$545.

Even at the public area, the airport is having a 7+7 promotion. On top of the 7% GST that they absorb, they also give an additional 7% discount.

Comparing to what GoPro US is selling, USD399.99 (~S$500), I think the prices are already quite close. If anyone is thinking of getting from US, I've already checked with GoPro and and confirmed that it will accepted by local service centre.

Anyone has any other lobangs?

i got mine S$499, add LCD touch screen S$134
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: benlhy on 25 Oct 13, 12:39
i got mine S$499, add LCD touch screen S$134

Where did you get it from? Do share. Thanks.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: antitail15 on 25 Oct 13, 13:42
i got mine S$499, add LCD touch screen S$134

whoa how is this possible. now i just feel kinda ripped off for paying 580 for hero 3+... please tell me this is hero 3!  :(
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: benlhy on 25 Oct 13, 15:36
Do consider the drift HD ghost..  :)

http://scubasg.com/index.php?topic=8550.msg58906#msg58906

It does look interesting but I've already invested too much on mounts and accessories to start over again. Not to mention that I've had to wait years for GoPro accessories to be easily accessible in Singapore.

But thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 25 Oct 13, 16:59
That is price for hero3 black. not hero3+ black. ..

Hero3 black. .a friend say .... if u dig around the net.. can get better price then that. ..
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 25 Oct 13, 17:00
It does look interesting but I've already invested too much on mounts and accessories to start over again. Not to mention that I've had to wait years for GoPro accessories to be easily accessible in Singapore.

But thanks for sharing.
U do know that there is no filter uet for the h3b+ ...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: benlhy on 25 Oct 13, 17:12
That is price for hero3 black. not hero3+ black. ..

Hero3 black. .a friend say .... if u dig around the net.. can get better price then that. ..

Ai Yah! Make me happy for nothing!

As for the filter, sooner or later there will be one. If really desperate, just use the Hero3 case loh.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Cool79 on 28 Oct 13, 19:18
anyone tried to buy direct from gopro USA?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 28 Oct 13, 19:34
Why? They also same price. Plus 10dollar shipping.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: discoburg on 28 Oct 13, 20:41
Just bought my GPH3+ Silver Edt. Now need to buy suction mount and hotshoe mount.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: BareBear on 29 Oct 13, 08:32
Why? They also same price. Plus 10dollar shipping.

GoPro controls the prices their dealer can sell at. Dealers also not allowed to ship cross-country. If caught they will lose their dealership with GoPro.

DRIS used to ship overseas, think someone complained and now they automatically deletes overseas orders.

No difference in price from Harvey Norman also.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: BareBear on 29 Oct 13, 08:58
Hey guys, does anyone have issues trying to turn on your GoPro 3 Black?  Ive encountered several instances where I was not able to turn it on even with the battery backpac and USB cable attached.

Hi Siaokao,
Yes I've encountered the same problem. It seems to not want to boot up if the USB cable is plugged in and connected to a power source. If you plug out the cable first, it should be ok. Should be a software or hardware bug.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 29 Oct 13, 09:28
Slight cheaper price at Parisilk....
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: benlhy on 29 Oct 13, 11:56
Ok. For those who are not Changi rewards member, if you sign up (free), you can get the GoPro Hero 3+ Black at $509 at the airport every Fri, Sat and Sun. Last day is 10th Nov. This price is only during the 2 X GST rebate promotion. (http://www.changirewards.com/MemberSpecials.aspx#activities)

Please note that the price was what was quoted to me when I called the electronics store at T3. I have not bought it yet.

This promo is open to the public. I am not related to either the electronics store or Changi airport. Just sharing a lobang.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 29 Oct 13, 13:51
Good stuff !!!
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: antitail15 on 29 Oct 13, 15:26
boohoo alr got mine full price  :'(

anw SRP announced on their FB page that the new filters will soon be launched within a week!! can't wait for this.. love backscatter's flip design but they don't seem to have announced anything yet so... SRP it is!
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 29 Oct 13, 17:00
I want one too... Can mo? The shipping cost is always a killer for me
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: natureAddict on 29 Oct 13, 23:54
Quote from: natureAddict on 25 Oct 13, 12:29
i got mine S$499, add LCD touch screen S$134

Where did you get it from? Do share. Thanks.

I got mine at RedDot , geylang branch. Ask for
Jon. I just googled n I don't see that price
advertised?! Anyway u can try

Cheers
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 01 Nov 13, 11:44
its out...
http://goprouser.freeforums.org/viewtopic.php?f=58&t=14983
Introducing the BlurFix3+ and BlurFix3/3+ holder by SRP

(http://s15.postimg.org/j1hrnrsl3/j1o7_th.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: antitail15 on 01 Nov 13, 14:42
its out...
http://goprouser.freeforums.org/viewtopic.php?f=58&t=14983
Introducing the BlurFix3+ and BlurFix3/3+ holder by SRP

(http://s15.postimg.org/j1hrnrsl3/j1o7_th.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)


yes! saw this too. placing my orders today  8)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 01 Nov 13, 15:19
Hey! I also want leh...together?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: antitail15 on 01 Nov 13, 17:10
Hey! I also want leh...together?

i'm buying a whole set of things (shipping via CGW), not sure will hit USD300 or not? what do you need?

also i haven't had time to look into whether i'll need the 52mm adapter and corresponding filters, would you know and can you advise?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 01 Nov 13, 19:06
Oic. So far I've not bought from them through cgw. Item too small that shipping dun justify.

As for the adapters. If u intend to play with Marco stuff then it's useful.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: antitail15 on 01 Nov 13, 21:55
just figured out the difference.. 55mm is for the casing, 52mm is for camera itself without casing

hellhole, just ordered a whole bunch of stuff, completely bust USD300 so i'll split them into 2 shipments via CGW. if you want to order and ship in with me via CGW, PM me.

good weekend all!
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: discoburg on 01 Nov 13, 22:36
Bro, never jio me?!?!
Hey! I also want leh...together?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 08 Nov 13, 13:20
(http://wetpixel.com/media/dema_13_1/dema_13_-30.jpg)


looks like gopro going to launch their own filter in 2014!  but !! first get those lcd backdoor out!!!
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: discoburg on 09 Nov 13, 03:02
Polar Pro is gonna launch their filter at the end of Nov.
(http://wetpixel.com/media/dema_13_1/dema_13_-30.jpg)


looks like gopro going to launch their own filter in 2014!  but !! first get those lcd backdoor out!!!
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: antitail15 on 11 Nov 13, 23:51
just got my shipment of SRP goodies today!

(http://s16.postimg.org/kbrfler4h/IMAG4891.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/kbrfler4h/)
xmas came early!

(http://s16.postimg.org/c4zftu11t/IMAG4892.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/c4zftu11t/)
BlurFix3+ 55 holder mounted on tray

(http://s16.postimg.org/uace7w0k1/IMAG4893.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/uace7w0k1/)
BlurFix3+ 55 with URPRO CYD Filter

maybe i'm just a noobie, but i realised the BlurFix3+ 55 with URPRO CYD Filter I got doesn't allow the CYD filter to be detached, so you can't actually use that as an adapter for the other 55mm filters.... so now i have to order the adapter alone... unless some kind soul can correct me or advise...  :-\

edit 9 hours later: SRP peeps have responded to my question - yes the filter is removable! and yes i'm a noobie  ;D
Quote
yes it the CYD is removable, either pinch the filter with your thumb in the dish side and unthread, or have the adapter on the housing and use the palm of your hand to apply pressure to the front of the lens and rotate counter clockwise.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 12 Nov 13, 14:47
nice stuff..

more picture of the holder if you dun mind :)

i believe they made the removeable a lot harder... now
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: antitail15 on 12 Nov 13, 20:23
ok some close up pics of the holder:

(http://s7.postimg.org/khs84v913/IMAG4930.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/khs84v913/)
the holder is supposed to be able to fit both BlurFix & BlurFix+ adapters. I can only say it fits my BlurFix+ well cos I don't have original BlurFix

(http://s7.postimg.org/gzg88h853/IMAG4931.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/gzg88h853/)
2 thumb screws designed to be compatible with most tray systems. fits mine perfectly.

the fit of the BlurFix+ on Hero3+ housing is very very snug.. i wouldn't be worried about it coming off easily.. if you're talking about the removable filter, it's actually not hard, i just didn't realise it was screw-mounted on :p
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: bunty99 on 28 Nov 13, 01:09
I just bought a gopro hero 3 black from Amazon for 250 USD. Should I get the polar pro red filter or SRP filter?
Based on various reviews and vids it looks like the SRP is really good, while the polar pro has durability issues.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: tomism on 28 Nov 13, 23:31
Hey guys, if you're like me who just got the GoPro 3+ and fussing about what to buy for filter, adapters and all. Pop by Fun-In at Beach Road. Look for George.

Pricing is really, really competitive. Speak to them.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fun-In-Underwater-Photographic-EquipmentSG/407476195967221

Disclaimer: I'm not related to them in any way. Just bought my SRP filter from them and had an enjoyable chat with the fellas.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 29 Nov 13, 08:16
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009SD6ZIG/ref=gb1h_tit_c-3_8022_b0ee96a9?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_s=center-3&pf_rd_r=11D4TN3W32BJFDE1VS6Y&pf_rd_i=384082011&pf_rd_p=1673798022?tag=underdefiband-20

M i slow this time? $239 for GP3 so tempting to get one!!! how? who want to get my GP 2?!
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 29 Nov 13, 08:33
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B2PHSIY/ref=gb1h_img_c-2_6362_804cb08d?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_t=701&pf_rd_s=center-new-2&pf_rd_r=0JV44CEFS98PSJMSJF0N&pf_rd_i=20&pf_rd_p=1673666362

Lighting deal for red filter too
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: bunty99 on 29 Nov 13, 11:20
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B2PHSIY/ref=gb1h_img_c-2_6362_804cb08d?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_t=701&pf_rd_s=center-new-2&pf_rd_r=0JV44CEFS98PSJMSJF0N&pf_rd_i=20&pf_rd_p=1673666362

Lighting deal for red filter too

How much was it under the deal? I'm seeing at the original price, deal might have passed.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Solid_jim on 29 Nov 13, 11:28
19.99 usd,

who wan my GP 2? sell $200 hehe
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 29 Nov 13, 18:49
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B2PHSIY/ref=gb1h_img_c-2_6362_804cb08d?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_t=701&pf_rd_s=center-new-2&pf_rd_r=0JV44CEFS98PSJMSJF0N&pf_rd_i=20&pf_rd_p=1673666362

Lighting deal for red filter too

finally this piece of plastic sold for what's it worth...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: west on 20 Dec 13, 12:15
Hi guys,

This is my first post here. To be honest, I am not into scuba diving but I came across this thread while googling for information on Gopro Hero 3+.

I just came back from my first snorkeling trip and unfortunately, my Gopro Hero 3 was damaged due to my carelessness (casing did not close fully due to the anti fog strips and the water destroyed my camera). Although I managed to continue with the underwater videos with a Canon Powershot in a Dicapac waterproof casing, I only realised the vast difference in terms of video quality when I did the video editing. The Gopro is far superior in terms of sharpness, color (underwater), slight fish-eye effect as well as the slo-mo capabilities as compared to the Canon camera. It makes me miss the Gopro so much now!

Therefore, I would like to know where can I get the best price for the Gopro Hero 3+ in Singapore at this moment? My Hero 3 was purchased from the US about 6 mths ago when my brother was there.

I can't wait to go underwater with it again and perhaps pick up diving next time.

Would appreciate your replies.

Thanks!
Title: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 20 Dec 13, 12:31
In sg it's all control price...
U can try Tk photo at funan... I did buy a hero 3 (not 3+) from them at a cheaper price... Maybe less 50
Or try Parisilk @ holland v - less 20-30 last I check

Else it's all 580 for the 3+ black

Always buy insurance when travel... :)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: west on 20 Dec 13, 15:54
Hi hellhole

It's kinda pricey though. I thought I saw a thread on the promotion in T3 selling it at around $500 but I believe the promotion is over.

So roughly how much cheaper can I get it online? I have done a lot of ebay purchases but they are all non electronic stuff. It seems like some of you actually got it from online, so I guess it shouldn't be a problem right?
 
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 20 Dec 13, 16:05
From what I know talking to the people at OST. These online ones are covered by international warranty. You just have to produced the receipt and stuff and they can help u. Probably u have to bare the cost of Rma shipping.... But I did hear that go pro has an office here now...

Buying online also u have to factor in gst and shipping , am sure u are aware since u buy eBay. Maybe save u 50 bucks??

IMO... The best deal is to get a hero 3 black. No need 3+ really... And they hero 3 casing can go deeper then the 3+ (60mvs40m)

I did notice that fun-in sg has a hero3 black 2nd hand for sale. Full set, comes with extra batteries, charger, filter and LCD. Call them and check of its available and price

Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: west on 20 Dec 13, 16:24
thanks, I will consider your suggestion to get the Hero 3 instead.

By the way, I actually bought 2 wasabi batteries for my gopro.

One of them was in the camera when it leaked, would it be damaged as well?
After drying the battery and putting them together, now I can't tell which was the one which got submerged. The last thing I want to do is to use a damaged battery on a new camera.

Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 20 Dec 13, 16:27
thanks, I will consider your suggestion to get the Hero 3 instead.

By the way, I actually bought 2 wasabi batteries for my gopro.

One of them was in the camera when it leaked, would it be damaged as well?
After drying the battery and putting them together, now I can't tell which was the one which got submerged. The last thing I want to do is to use a damaged battery on a new camera.

u got it with an external charger?  put it there.. will it charge?  i did flood one gopro2 before.. but i took out the batt and things are fine..

i think the gopro office is really 'streamcast asia'.. the asia rep for gopro.. in asia...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: tomism on 21 Dec 13, 01:44
OT: Even though the 3+ housing is rated at 40m, I found mine working even at 50m! So yeah use it confidently.

Disclaimer: Don't hold me responsible if yours doesn't! :P
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: discoburg on 22 Dec 13, 18:11
Bloody hell. Now GoPro's site recommends the Sandisk Extreme instead of the Ultra.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: west on 23 Dec 13, 13:24
Bloody hell. Now GoPro's site recommends the Sandisk Extreme instead of the Ultra.

I have no issues recording with ultra in 1080 mode 60fps,  which is already very clear after editing and playing back on my tv, almost like hd movie. the higher card speed is recommended for higher resolution.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: discoburg on 23 Dec 13, 14:19
Looping mode is the problem for me. I always thought the higher the SD card speed the faster the write.  ;)
I have no issues recording with ultra in 1080 mode 60fps,  which is already very clear after editing and playing back on my tv, almost like hd movie. the higher card speed is recommended for higher resolution.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: west on 26 Dec 13, 12:34
Merry Xmas to all!

I have been searching around, most places selling the 3+ at 580 region (although one offered further discount). The only place still selling version 3 is parisilk but at around 500. I actually have a free credit of $80 with a credit card which I signed up recently and could use for this purchase. Kinda tempted to go with the 3+, should I?   :-[
Title: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 26 Dec 13, 12:35
Why not.. The cheapest thing to get for the Gopro is the Gopro itself :)

But Parisilk is probably a cash deal!?!
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: limk on 10 Jan 14, 16:34
Bloody hell. Now GoPro's site recommends the Sandisk Extreme instead of the Ultra.

prices are substantially different  >:(

the extreme writes up to 40mb/s and so it'll drain space real quick
to much data writing means short videos and hard to edit - may not be practical in reality
havent really compared using ultra vs extreme yet [if ultra is gd enuff]
alternatives i can think of: get the samsung ones that can write up to 40mb/s, or sandisk extreme via taobao...
Title: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: DiveBrg on 10 Jan 14, 20:23
prices are substantially different  >:(

the extreme writes up to 40mb/s and so it'll drain space real quick
to much data writing means short videos and hard to edit - may not be practical in reality
havent really compared using ultra vs extreme yet [if ultra is gd enuff]
alternatives i can think of: get the samsung ones that can write up to 40mb/s, or sandisk extreme via taobao...

I use gopro 3 and my memory card only writes up to 10mb/s (can't remember the brand).The writing speed is good enough for 720p 60fps, no noticeable lag. If you're recording in higher resolution IMO your bigger concern would be disk space instead of write speed :p

Don't understand the relation between write speed and card draining faster though. Thought a video will take up equal space regardless of write speed??




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Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Cool79 on 20 Jan 14, 16:01
I think u can seek help from gopro. They may do a deal for u.


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Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: limk on 20 Jan 14, 16:11
I use gopro 3 and my memory card only writes up to 10mb/s (can't remember the brand).The writing speed is good enough for 720p 60fps, no noticeable lag. If you're recording in higher resolution IMO your bigger concern would be disk space instead of write speed :p

Don't understand the relation between write speed and card draining faster though. Thought a video will take up equal space regardless of write speed??

Ya agreed. Write fast or store big also no use if laptop/desktop can't handle.
I'm thinking faster write = space use up is quicker so thus the card drains faster.

Some info here:
http://www.unsponsored.co.uk/press/?p=1836 (http://www.unsponsored.co.uk/press/?p=1836)
http://gopro.com/support/articles/software-update-release (http://gopro.com/support/articles/software-update-release)
http://abekislevitz.com/understanding-your-new-gopro/ (http://abekislevitz.com/understanding-your-new-gopro/) - this one is heavy duty reading
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: JPhehe on 20 Jan 14, 18:41
Need help here. I often film at 720/60p, then edit with PowerDirector and upload to Youtube. Thing is, the "HD" video quality is so bad after uploading to Youtube.

Am I doing anything wrong?

With PowerDirector, I've tried converting with H264 and other MPEG4 profile to match the source video. Wont do. Or is it just Youtube?

Thanks
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 20 Jan 14, 18:43
It's not u. It's YouTube ... They also dumb down the version. Upload to vimeo....
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: tomism on 28 Jan 14, 11:53
Has anyone faced this "Wireless Settings Update Failed" message before? My GoPro 3+ isn't appearing in my WiFi list now...
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 28 Jan 14, 12:14
Go to the Gopro website and reset the password
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Nicholas_T96 on 17 Feb 14, 18:22
Anyone here knows where to get gopro hero 3 + accessories? Like extra batteries,external charger and monopod? Is it cheaper to get online then in shops here in singapore? If so which website?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Alvin Ho on 17 Feb 14, 20:37
Been told by George that Fun-in SG is now a Gopro dealer plus they have lots of accessories for divers. give him a call and ask.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: marcob on 26 Feb 14, 14:49
share lobang at amazon.
GoPro HERO3+: Black Edition

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00F3F0GLU/ref=dra_a_sm_ff_fx_it_P2000_1000?tag=dradisplay-20
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: rails on 27 Feb 14, 09:34
Hi Guys,

I'm just wondering if any of you encounter this issue with your gopro.

"Once I turn it off , I won't turn ON again for the day. Also, even though it is OFF, I notice it is generating heat (warm)".

When I remove the battery for awhile (1 hour) and put it back. I can turn it on again.

I thought it was something about my battery, but the issue is still there when I use a new battery.

Any recommended shop that I visit to have it repaired?

Thank you for your response.

Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 27 Feb 14, 09:58
Bought from where?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: rails on 27 Feb 14, 12:56
I bought it here in SG. About 1.5 years ago.

Mall in Clark Quay.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 27 Feb 14, 13:46
Since it out of warranty...

U can try to update the firmware and of that dun work... U have to contact Gopro.

If u buy from the authorized dealer in sg. U can contact streamcast Asia... If not, u have to contact Gopro USA yourself
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Alvin Ho on 13 Mar 14, 11:11
v nice gadget, very expensive though....

http://www.dpreview.com/news/2014/03/09/kickstarter-project-seeks-funding-for-stubilizer-gopro-mount?utm_campaign=internal-link&utm_source=news-list&utm_medium=text&ref=title_0_15 (http://www.dpreview.com/news/2014/03/09/kickstarter-project-seeks-funding-for-stubilizer-gopro-mount?utm_campaign=internal-link&utm_source=news-list&utm_medium=text&ref=title_0_15)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: clubbye on 13 Mar 14, 15:52
v nice gadget, very expensive though....

http://www.dpreview.com/news/2014/03/09/kickstarter-project-seeks-funding-for-stubilizer-gopro-mount?utm_campaign=internal-link&utm_source=news-list&utm_medium=text&ref=title_0_15 (http://www.dpreview.com/news/2014/03/09/kickstarter-project-seeks-funding-for-stubilizer-gopro-mount?utm_campaign=internal-link&utm_source=news-list&utm_medium=text&ref=title_0_15)

But not waterproof......not yet.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: marcob on 14 Mar 14, 20:14
lobang..

gopro hero 3+
$488

http://list.qoo10.sg/item/GOPRO-HERO3-BLACK-AND-SILVER-EDITION/414451354
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 14 Mar 14, 20:34
Buying from internet ... The concern is if there is a problem u have to liaise  with Gopro USA itself.  U have to bare shipping of need to send back
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Topspin70 on 19 Apr 14, 10:18
Been pondering a while whether to get a Gopro. Seen friend's underwater vids and they are usually shaky, not at all like what I see on YouTube, or the ones some of you post.

How do I get steady footage? Tray mount? Pole mount? Vid setting?

And anyone mount above the mask (WISIWIG)? Bubbles would obscure the view I suppose.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Nicholas_T96 on 19 Apr 14, 10:36
Been pondering a while whether to get a Gopro. Seen friend's underwater vids and they are usually shaky, not at all like what I see on YouTube, or the ones some of you post.

How do I get steady footage? Tray mount? Pole mount? Vid setting?

And anyone mount above the mask (WISIWIG)? Bubbles would obscure the view I suppose.

For my gopro i mount it on top of my camera setup.m I mount it to my camera's hotshoe using a ball adapter.
For mounting above the mask, it would be better to get the octomask or the hollis m3 with the gopro mount. Because my friend used the gopro head mount when we were diving in tulamben last month, drop his gopro during a night dive. But luckily we manage to find it after 30mins.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Topspin70 on 19 Apr 14, 16:16
For my gopro i mount it on top of my camera setup.m I mount it to my camera's hotshoe using a ball adapter.
For mounting above the mask, it would be better to get the octomask or the hollis m3 with the gopro mount. Because my friend used the gopro head mount when we were diving in tulamben last month, drop his gopro during a night dive. But luckily we manage to find it after 30mins.

Thanks for sharing! So you rig it to your camera ya? What setting do you shoot in? Certain ones give a smoother look right? Or that doesn't matter when you got a stable tray?

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Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Nicholas_T96 on 19 Apr 14, 16:37
Thanks for sharing! So you rig it to your camera ya? What setting do you shoot in? Certain ones give a smoother look right? Or that doesn't matter when you got a stable tray?

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Yup, my olympus XZ-1 is attached to a tray setup with to focus light at the side, and the gopro is attached to the xz-1.
I shoot it R5 resolution, the highest resolution. I'm not so sure about that? but for my videos its very stable not shaky at all.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Rustystar on 20 Apr 14, 22:54
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/20/qema2aqe.jpg)
Guys,  anybody knows where I can get the GoPro blackout housing in Singapore?

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Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Topspin70 on 27 Apr 14, 23:41
Yup, my olympus XZ-1 is attached to a tray setup with to focus light at the side, and the gopro is attached to the xz-1.
I shoot it R5 resolution, the highest resolution. I'm not so sure about that? but for my videos its very stable not shaky at all.

Any suggestion where's the best place to get a simple tray with handles?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: mentalist on 28 Apr 14, 00:33
Any suggestion where's the best place to get a simple tray with handles?

My friend bought a torch with mount at adex. I bought mine (different) from taobao china. try to test it in tioman next week. seems quite solid.

(http://s3.postimg.org/rcoh2ecf3/torch.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/rcoh2ecf3/)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: limk on 28 Apr 14, 07:36
My friend bought a torch with mount at adex. I bought mine (different) from taobao china. try to test it in tioman next week. seems quite solid.

(http://s3.postimg.org/rcoh2ecf3/torch.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/rcoh2ecf3/)

can share link (here or msg also can) on the torch mount fr taobao pls?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: mentalist on 28 Apr 14, 11:08
can share link (here or msg also can) on the torch mount fr taobao pls?

i can post its official link here:
http://www.archonlight.com/en/product_show.php?id=84

don't think they have distributors in sg.

u can search it online or in taobao. better to have a prc friend help and bargain for u.

can pm me if u have more questions.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: discoburg on 28 Apr 14, 14:48
OST @ ARC
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/20/qema2aqe.jpg)
Guys,  anybody knows where I can get the GoPro blackout housing in Singapore?

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Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: reactan on 28 Apr 14, 16:10

Guys,  anybody knows where I can get the GoPro blackout housing in Singapore?

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Saw it at Harvey Norman in Funan
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Topspin70 on 28 Apr 14, 22:41
My friend bought a torch with mount at adex. I bought mine (different) from taobao china. try to test it in tioman next week. seems quite solid.

(http://s3.postimg.org/rcoh2ecf3/torch.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/rcoh2ecf3/)

Nice. But I don't think my hand is steady enough for a pistol grip. Prob go for a double handled type, like the Ikelite Steady tray. Anyone got one to sell? Heh.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: embers on 17 May 14, 00:22
Hi All,  8)

I purchasing my GoPro HERO3 + black Edition soon. Any recommendation where to purchase in SG. ;D Good Deals!

The use of the GoPro is for videoing student divers while teaching and slight photography and videography on dives. Just for my student diver's memories.

I wondering what are the accessorises which I would need for underwater videos?

1. Backscatter Flip 3.1 (Could it be purchase locally) or only thur www.backscatter.com
2. Do I need any lighting?
3. Do I do a Mask attachment while teaching?
4. Do I do a GoPole attachment while videoing?

Could some kind soul point me at the right direction please.............

Been using a Canon G12 and now looking for something smaller and easier to manage and travel with.

Thanks in advance. :) Cheers  ;)



Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Am0s.Ch0w on 09 Jun 14, 16:56
Hi guys,

am a new gopro user here. got my hero 3+ black afew months back.
Is there any where in singapore i can get my hand on the backscatter flip 3.1?

Thanks!
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: paradoxicalz on 17 Jun 14, 18:32
Hey guys,

Anyone here have experience purchasing GoPro online from sites like Qoo10 or Deal.com.sg?

http://list.qoo10.sg/item/GOPRO-HERO-3-BLACK-EDITION-ACTION/415675301

The 3+ Black Edition sold in Qoo10 above is only $469, thats about $100 less than the retail shops in SG!
Very tempted to buy cos the reviews seem quite good and the product looks legit...

Any bros here bought before?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: epwing on 17 Jun 14, 19:30
Look kind of legit with good feedback. My concern is the warranty. Anyway, just wait for awhile for gopro4.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: discoburg on 18 Jun 14, 10:16
Outdoor sports travel
Hi guys,

am a new gopro user here. got my hero 3+ black afew months back.
Is there any where in singapore i can get my hand on the backscatter flip 3.1?

Thanks!
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: paradoxicalz on 18 Jun 14, 20:32
Look kind of legit with good feedback. My concern is the warranty. Anyway, just wait for awhile for gopro4.

Yeah, I think the retail distributors (OST & Fun-in) are running the free SD card promo now cos the release might be around the corner..
I read some online speculation that gopro4 should be out in the last quarter of this year, but I think SG will only have stock towards the end of the year.

I'm just hoping the price of 3+ will drop cos the current model seems sufficient to me haha
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: aloe on 19 Jun 14, 08:43
Saw some here http://www.lazada.sg/catalog/?q=gopro
What's the diff between the silver and black edition?
What's the diff between the sports and non-sports ed? @_@ *blurred*
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: JPhehe on 22 Jun 14, 22:23
Has anyone bought any red filters for GoPro from Taobao? Anything good?

I lost my Oculus filter (strap-on) but did not want to get it again ($35, too pricey for a piece of plastic, though it works very well at any depth with green water), so I bought a cheap red flip-on on Taobao...and it sucked. The lens already looks very dark red and I already had doubts. And indeed it ruined my two dives. Every thing became too dark red to almost black red.

Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: bwkoh on 23 Jun 14, 08:29
Sorry have not bought anything from taobao but would you mind sharing what exactly you bought that sucked?  Just wanna know what to avoid buying.
Thanks
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: mentalist on 23 Jun 14, 23:55
Has anyone bought any red filters for GoPro from Taobao? Anything good?

I lost my Oculus filter (strap-on) but did not want to get it again ($35, too pricey for a piece of plastic, though it works very well at any depth with green water), so I bought a cheap red flip-on on Taobao...and it sucked. The lens already looks very dark red and I already had doubts. And indeed it ruined my two dives. Every thing became too dark red to almost black red.

the quality from taobao is not guaranteed so you'd better test it before you use it in your trip

i bought my red filter from taobao also, only 7sgd. i compared it with a polar pro filter first and tested it in queenstown swimming pool. it worked pretty good. then i had some really nice video with it in tioman. (but my sd card was burned(i guess) when i watched the videos on pc and i lost all of them... :'( )

i used to have a polar pro filter for gopro 3+. but sadly, i dropped on the floor before i used it. then i realized it's made of glass... now my cheap filter is plastic, so i won't be worried about dropping it.

Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: jacksonchua87 on 01 Jul 14, 21:37
Hi,

Recently got a red filter from a 3rd party call justone. When I took it out for mybrecent dive, which goes to 12 to 25m, all videos turn out to be too red even though at those depths.  Can anyone help by recommend me good red filter for underwater video and photography

Thank you
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: bwkoh on 02 Jul 14, 08:32
The justone filted did look extremely red in the website selling it.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: geo88 on 02 Jul 14, 22:58

The Magic Filter from Backscatter.com work excellent for me. The issue is everybody just buy a red clear plastic thinking it is a red filter. I think there is more science to it then just red.




Hi,

Recently got a red filter from a 3rd party call justone. When I took it out for mybrecent dive, which goes to 12 to 25m, all videos turn out to be too red even though at those depths.  Can anyone help by recommend me good red filter for underwater video and photography

Thank you
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: jacksonchua87 on 03 Jul 14, 09:59
The Magic Filter from Backscatter.com work excellent for me. The issue is everybody just buy a red clear plastic thinking it is a red filter. I think there is more science to it then just red.

Are you able to let me know which red filter you bought? dont want to buy wrong and end up wasting money again

thank you
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: geo88 on 04 Jul 14, 09:05
Something like the below link. But mine is for the old GoPro 2.

http://www.backscatter.com/sku/bs-flip31-mmc.lasso
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: JPhehe on 10 Jul 14, 22:53
More to the science indeed. Lost my Oculus filter, so I bought some flip from Taobao. Gotta be careful.

Flip 1: Too red. From their photos, you could already see the filter is very red. Money wasted  :(

Flip 2 with top flip: Includes many lenses (transparent, light red, deep red, orange, yellow); but the metal frame is not designed very well and cannot fit on the camera nicely. It didn't take long enough for it to fell off to the water... >:(

Flip 3: Finally, one that fits right and filters right. Key word: iDivesite

In short, the science has to do with the light transmittance rate.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Nicholas_T96 on 22 Jul 14, 07:29
Hi does anyone know where to get red filter or magenta filter for gopro hero in Singapore? The first edition and not the hero 3.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 22 Jul 14, 09:55
ah... do you have the dive housing from gopro?  or u have the modified housing? 

if you have the dive housing.. then the SRP "THE DOME" is the best filter out there..

else you have a modified one.. then just get a flim cut out online
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Nicholas_T96 on 22 Jul 14, 10:59
ah... do you have the dive housing from gopro?  or u have the modified housing? 

if you have the dive housing.. then the SRP "THE DOME" is the best filter out there..

else you have a modified one.. then just get a flim cut out online

i have the original housing from gopro, where can i get the SRP the dome?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 22 Jul 14, 13:34
The original housing is not the dive housing for hero 1&2.

SRP stuff only available locally bring in by fun in sg
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Fireflies on 20 Sep 14, 11:30
If anyone intends to buy polar pro switchblade, please don't. There is a sturdier version released 1st sept 2014 called switchblade 2.0
U can notice the difference on the top left of the switchblade's tab where you slide the macro lens out, the version 1 is smooth while the 2.0 has a hole. It's meant to be more sturdy when currents tend to push the macro lens away and it breaks off. It seems it's released but not announced publicly on their website. But they have it on amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Polar-Pro-Filters-SWCH2-H3-Switchblade/dp/B00N5TLGJW
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Alvin Ho on 29 Sep 14, 20:30
New Gopro 4 is coming. Impressive specs but new battery argh!

http://shop.gopro.com/APAC/ (http://shop.gopro.com/APAC/)
Title: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Fireflies on 29 Sep 14, 21:13
yeah. it comes w 2 models. gopro 4 will have better specs with no lcd or slightly good specs w lcd.
theres also a hero which is 180sgs, its bulit into the waterproof case, no lcd basic camera. this is good right!
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: sweepinghands on 02 Oct 14, 22:31
I have the polar pro switchblade but the macro dropped on my dive. So I just use the red filter.

If anyone wants to MO the backscatter, please include me. I think it looks sturdier and I am really interested to see how the macro mate performs.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 03 Oct 14, 07:21
I have the polar pro switchblade but the macro dropped on my dive. So I just use the red filter.

If anyone wants to MO the backscatter, please include me. I think it looks sturdier and I am really interested to see how the macro mate performs.

FUNIN-SG sells backscatter and SRP filters systems.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Alvin Ho on 03 Oct 14, 07:32
I have the polar pro switchblade but the macro dropped on my dive. So I just use the red filter.

If anyone wants to MO the backscatter, please include me. I think it looks sturdier and I am really interested to see how the macro mate performs.

i tested the macromate a bit in Bali. Quite useful but need to use the gopro in med FOV to prevent vignetting. Also can't get too close if not the image will still be blur. Able to fill the frame with a good sized harlequin shrimp and smaller critters still ok but will appear smaller in frame.

will upload some clips over the weekend if i'm free.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Fun-In SG on 03 Oct 14, 16:55
Raw video with no editing.... Taken in Seraya last month.


Alvin
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Fun-In SG on 03 Oct 14, 18:11
One more. Gopro 3 with macromate


Alvin
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: sweepinghands on 03 Oct 14, 22:57
Thanks for the videos. It does look good.


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Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Fun-In SG on 04 Oct 14, 00:04
Thanks for the videos. It does look good.


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Didn't spend much time with it as i had limited diving days. Maybe will try to take more videos year end and when i get the Gopro 4.

Alvin
Title: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: sweepinghands on 04 Oct 14, 07:24
By the way, sharing my photos taken with the polar pro switchblade.

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/03/45ca5c8adf8b3ff56f2222a3cfcf7a49.jpg)
This was without the macro lens.

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/03/dcbc57bb44190cecac15d5ea6cb15628.jpg)
this was at about 6-10m shooting towards the surface. Also without the macro lens. It was about 1-2pm.

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/03/7af73edb4d479db7b540eee0e8b4c655.jpg)
The only (lousy) shot i got with the macro lens.


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Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: bunty99 on 11 Oct 14, 17:49
Anyone got a recommendation for a video light for gopro 3? Im thinking of a sola 500 right now. Looking to just get 1 piece. Happy to get some advice.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Siao Ben on 13 Oct 14, 15:10
Hi anyone have any idea on how to mount the gopro on a ball joint with clamp
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Fun-In SG on 13 Oct 14, 18:03
Hi anyone have any idea on how to mount the gopro on a ball joint with clamp

You can get something like this.

http://www.fun-in.com.tw/oc/index.php?route=product/product&keyword=gopro&product_id=2026 (http://www.fun-in.com.tw/oc/index.php?route=product/product&keyword=gopro&product_id=2026)

Alvin
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: ghostkid on 27 Mar 15, 18:33
Hi All,

Kindly advice diff between Go Pro Hero 3 and 4 (silver/ black).

I think 4 has a higher resolution but only 3 have the built in touch screen?
Kindly correct me if wrong?

No sure if the higher resolution on 4 black is significant for underwater vids.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 27 Mar 15, 18:44
The hero 4 silver has built in screen.
Imo...  It's the best gopro for uw now.  Cost wise and quality wise.
Unless u super hard up on super view on 4k and 2.7k.

Been shooting at 1080p..superview. More then enough.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: ghostkid on 27 Mar 15, 19:12
The hero 4 silver has built in screen.
Imo...  It's the best gopro for uw now.  Cost wise and quality wise.
Unless u super hard up on super view on 4k and 2.7k.

Been shooting at 1080p..superview. More then enough.


With touch screen?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 27 Mar 15, 19:13
Yes.  Hero 4 silver is touch screen

Infact.. All the hero 3+ onwards.  Screen are touch screen.  Distinguish by the black color of the item.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: kebosatu on 22 Jun 15, 20:33
Hi Guys,

Been searching this over the internet, but none reviewing still photo for Gopro Hero 4 Silver Vs Hero 4 Black.

I know it's stupid question as GoPro wasn't meant for still photo, but wondering if there any difference between these two when taking a photo?

#I think once in a while I want to take photo with GoPro underter.

Thanks,
Kebo
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: bwkoh on 23 Jun 15, 14:06
I am not sure but both take pictures at 12mps.  I think if there is a difference in pic quality, it will not significant.  Anyway, i once saw a guy on my dive boat pick up a 'dropped' gopro from some dive site in tioman.  When we checked the SD, the ex user had 2600+ photographs and 24 videos.  What the....!!
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 23 Jun 15, 14:42
its easy to get 2600+ picture... using time lapse...

anyway.. the gopro only has f2.8. that is for all the 3+/4 version.

can take a picture.. u need lots of lights.. a very steady hands... and sometimes tell people u are taking an 'artistic shot'
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: bwkoh on 23 Jun 15, 15:34
its easy to get 2600+ picture... using time lapse...

anyway.. the gopro only has f2.8. that is for all the 3+/4 version.

can take a picture.. u need lots of lights.. a very steady hands... and sometimes tell people u are taking an 'artistic shot'

Those 2600 pictures were not timelapse LOL.  So there are people out there who use gopro mostly to take pictures.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Mie on 25 Jun 15, 12:36
Is there any shop around here that i can buy tray and arm for my gopro? Or any camera shop sold those stuff..
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: tiger21 on 25 Jun 15, 14:44
Fun In Singapore...  I thought a lot of shops also sell.. Saw them during ADEX?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: discoburg on 25 Jun 15, 15:38
I think there is a member who wanna sell away his SRP tray and arm for the Gopro in the forum.
Is there any shop around here that i can buy tray and arm for my gopro? Or any camera shop sold those stuff..
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Adistar on 22 May 16, 21:48
Any updates on Polar Pro Switchblade 2.0?

Am going Bali in Sept and if not good enuff or any macro + red filter to intro?

Am using GoPro 4 silver and plan to get the SRT tray and get a set of vid lights
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 23 May 16, 00:54
It's a okay thing.
Be careful with it though as I have seen some that fall into pieces after a while. Still the marcomate mini and srp Murami lens are way better.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Adistar on 23 May 16, 10:12
Any idea for vid lights? How much lums r average?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 23 May 16, 16:05
1200 lumens min.  At Least 100-120 degree wide.  2 pieces better if u want to cover the whole wide angle.
Light must be able to adjust lumens since u are interested to do macro.
And finally..  Dun get a freaking heavy light as the gopro is really light and small...  Add a freaking heavy light to it.. Will make it unbalanced
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Diving Maluku on 15 Mar 17, 09:58
GoPro Settings when Diving
Nowadays people are using GoPro when they are taking videos underwater. GoPro is a camera founded by an American technology company that can resist extreme weather condition, including (if you are using the housing of the camera) underwater diving condition. Its simplicity and handiness attract divers’ attention all around the world. Let’s find out how to maximize its usage when you are shooting underwater.

As this digital camera is a straight forward camera we are going to focus on how to set your default to get the best results possible.
Source: http://www.divingmaluku.com/2016/10/gopro-settings-diving/
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Ddivex on 17 May 17, 15:00
Hi. How do you guys attached your Gopro on Camera housing?

Just attached hotshoe and connector?

Anyway to secure it?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: patrickkwk on 17 May 17, 23:10
Hi. How do you guys attached your Gopro on Camera housing?

Just attached hotshoe and connector?

Anyway to secure it?

I used this mount from Fun-In:
http://www.fun-in.com.tw/oc/index.php?route=product/product&path=177_187&product_id=2274 (http://www.fun-in.com.tw/oc/index.php?route=product/product&path=177_187&product_id=2274)

There are two plates; the lower one you screw tight against the hotshoe mount whilst the second against the Gopro tripod mount.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Ddivex on 18 May 17, 11:47
I used this mount from Fun-In:
http://www.fun-in.com.tw/oc/index.php?route=product/product&path=177_187&product_id=2274 (http://www.fun-in.com.tw/oc/index.php?route=product/product&path=177_187&product_id=2274)

There are two plates; the lower one you screw tight against the hotshoe mount whilst the second against the Gopro tripod mount.

yeah seems like most people using it.

But is there anyway to secure it? I bought from Fun-in too and used for my trip.
It fell off when i back roll into the water and luckily able to retrieve it at the coral.
found out the gopro tripod mount crack at the bottom. i assume i over tightened it.

now I am trying to find other way to actually secure it so even if it ever fell over again, it won't drop all the way?
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 18 May 17, 12:17
Tethering line...

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Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Ddivex on 18 May 17, 14:11
oh thanks!

although been using it for work, didn't thought of it for this.
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Alvin Ho on 23 May 17, 13:41
yeah seems like most people using it.

But is there anyway to secure it? I bought from Fun-in too and used for my trip.
It fell off when i back roll into the water and luckily able to retrieve it at the coral.
found out the gopro tripod mount crack at the bottom. i assume i over tightened it.

now I am trying to find other way to actually secure it so even if it ever fell over again, it won't drop all the way?

I have something like this....

http://www.divervision.com/howshot-ball-adapter-for-gopro-housings-AD-GP.html?search=gopro (http://www.divervision.com/howshot-ball-adapter-for-gopro-housings-AD-GP.html?search=gopro)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Ddivex on 31 May 17, 20:22
I have something like this....

http://www.divervision.com/howshot-ball-adapter-for-gopro-housings-AD-GP.html?search=gopro (http://www.divervision.com/howshot-ball-adapter-for-gopro-housings-AD-GP.html?search=gopro)
Thanks Alvin.

Yes I know about this. I was thinking of extra thing to secure. E.g. If this happen to broke for whatever reason, it least it doesn't drop all the way down.

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Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: keshire on 01 Sep 17, 00:35
Hey guys.. Im new here~
I am student taking my OWD next week and im on the road to dm/itc prog (internship)
I am reaaaally wanting to get something to record my newly found underwater adventure so i thought a go pro would be a good option because I have a SLR but hell, the uw housing is insanely expensive. I found this deal and the dude (after much coaxing and negotiation) has lowered his price to $400..
He has used this for 2.5 years, he says its still in great condition and is selling cause he is upgrading to a pro set.

It's a hero 4 black.. after consulting google, i couldnt find a better deal for a similar OW set.. i think this set is as "full" as it gets..

I would like the advice of fellow dive seniors here before i make a big leap to purchase this..
ps, i know $400 may not be alot of money to some, and this set is def. more then $400 but as a poor local student, i dont wanna buy anything on impulse. i just wanna have some opinions  :D
Kamsia-hamida~
http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s63/unfulfilled123/Pet%20Rumbles/arjan%20go%20pro%204_zpshhebzoxe.jpg

(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s63/unfulfilled123/Pet%20Rumbles/arjan%20go%20pro%204_zpshhebzoxe.jpg)
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 01 Sep 17, 18:11
Good deal for 400 actually. The only thing lacking is probably the LCD screen and the back door for it...

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Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: keshire on 01 Sep 17, 18:46
Good deal for 400 actually. The only thing lacking is probably the LCD screen and the back door for it...

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are those important? I have a fake go pro that doesnt have screen,, i kinda just "aim" the camera in the same direction as to where i am looking at..
Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: hellhole on 02 Sep 17, 20:25
Well.. being as to see very much helps.. and you will learn to keep still... And follow the action. But if your 'aim' is good... Then maybe you will be fine... :)

One more thing... I think the red filter is a bit iffy.. but maybe it's just the pictures...

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Title: Re: ScubaSG's Official GoPro Discussion Thread
Post by: Alvin Ho on 02 Sep 17, 22:15
Hey guys.. Im new here~
I am student taking my OWD next week and im on the road to dm/itc prog (internship)
I am reaaaally wanting to get something to record my newly found underwater adventure so i thought a go pro would be a good option because I have a SLR but hell, the uw housing is insanely expensive. I found this deal and the dude (after much coaxing and negotiation) has lowered his price to $400..
He has used this for 2.5 years, he says its still in great condition and is selling cause he is upgrading to a pro set.

It's a hero 4 black.. after consulting google, i couldnt find a better deal for a similar OW set.. i think this set is as "full" as it gets..

I would like the advice of fellow dive seniors here before i make a big leap to purchase this..
ps, i know $400 may not be alot of money to some, and this set is def. more then $400 but as a poor local student, i dont wanna buy anything on impulse. i just wanna have some opinions  :D
Kamsia-hamida~
http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s63/unfulfilled123/Pet%20Rumbles/arjan%20go%20pro%204_zpshhebzoxe.jpg

(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s63/unfulfilled123/Pet%20Rumbles/arjan%20go%20pro%204_zpshhebzoxe.jpg)

Mmmmmm, if you're really on the way to doing higher levels of dive education i think this part can wait first since you have not done OWD yet even. Nowadays any decent operator will have DM/Instructor who will likely have a gopro or something similar to record your trip.
Maybe concentrate on learning the skills first and photography/videography can come a bit later?