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Old 8th July 2014, 12:49   #121
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I haven't been able to figure the Frame mount.
....why do I need the frame mount.
The most common reasons for the frame mount are actually shortcomings in the design of the housings. There are some other advantages too:
  • Ability to charge camera during use
  • Use HDMI output to monitor what the camera is recording (IIRC)
  • It's lighter (makes a difference on octocopters etc)
  • Better image quality (no additional piece of plastic in front of lens)
  • You get better sound from the mic when its not enclosed
  • Keeps the camera cooler
  • Buttons are easier to press
  • Wifi range will be slightly better


EDIT: Here's a cheaper frame mount : http://www.wocase.com/stadard-frame.html

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Old 8th July 2014, 22:26   #122
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Here are a couple of pics from the GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition.

I'm still trying to get the hang of it
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Here are a couple of pics from the GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition.
If you have a newer version of photoshop, a little bit of lens correction (actually, a lot of lens correction) can help the GoPro images get rid of that curvature at the sides. This wasn't the best example, but you'll get the point:
Helmet / Car Cameras : GoPro, Contour, etc-gopr0003.jpg

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I am looking for a suitable suction mount to install it on the car's exterior - on the hood/roof or the front quarter panel. Should I go with GoPro official one or do the 3rd party ones work just as well?
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I'd say go for the GoPro one. Two reasons:
1) The latest design is very low-profile. This keeps the camera's center of gravity lower, which also helps reduce vibrations/shake and leverage against the camera due to wind-force at high speeds.
2) If you buy a cheap one and your camera falls off, you'll regret it!
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Also, most expensive "branded" mounts are usually made by the same suppliers as the more affordable generic mounts (eg. the old suction cup by GoPro used Panavise - though with a different camera mount).

I've even used some Chinese ebay mounts ($5-10 shipped!) and they were just as good, despite not being made of the highest quality materials.
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Thanks for those wonderful tips!

So, I checked out the official GoPro mount - from their site and amazon and this is what I am getting -

Amazon -
Items: $25.94
Shipping: $9.48
Import Fees Deposit: $10.95
Order total: $46.37 (almost 3k INR)

GoPro -
Item: $39.99
Shipping: $85.41 (Fedex economy global)
Taxes: on checkout
Total: $125.40 (+ some more as taxes - almost 8k INR!!)

So, now am either thinking of getting it via someone coming back or to try a cheaper Chinese alternative with some precautions - like tying it to some part of the body and also mounting it within my view.
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Update -
1. GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition ordered through their official website
2. GoPro Suction Cup bought from Bestbuy
3. GoPro Frame Mount (the new one) bought from Bestbuy
4. Wasabi battery pack ordered through Amazon
5. Memory Card (64 GB Extreme Plus - Sandisk) was not readily available at bestbuy so have placed the order, should arrive soon
6. GoPole Bobber not available anywhere near where my sister lives, bestbuy had it in stock till 2 days back but its out of stock now. Wondering whether to order from gopole website or wait for bestbuy to get it in stock.

A big shout out to my sister in US who's doing all the running around for me.
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Thanks for those wonderful tips!

So, I checked out the official GoPro mount - from their site and amazon and this is what I am getting -

Amazon -
Order total: $46.37 (almost 3k INR)

GoPro -
Total: $125.40 (+ some more as taxes - almost 8k INR!!)

So, now am either thinking of getting it via someone coming back or to try a cheaper Chinese alternative with some precautions - like tying it to some part of the body and also mounting it within my view.
It is available in Amazon India for Rs. 3165 http://www.amazon.in/GoPro-Suction-C...CZH6JS8P5K8NT4
No point ordering from US unless someone can carry it for you.


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Update -
1. GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition ordered through their official website
2. GoPro Suction Cup bought from Bestbuy
3. GoPro Frame Mount (the new one) bought from Bestbuy
4. Wasabi battery pack ordered through Amazon
5. Memory Card (64 GB Extreme Plus - Sandisk) was not readily available at bestbuy so have placed the order, should arrive soon
6. GoPole Bobber not available anywhere near where my sister lives, bestbuy had it in stock till 2 days back but its out of stock now. Wondering whether to order from gopole website or wait for bestbuy to get it in stock.

A big shout out to my sister in US who's doing all the running around for me.
I suppose you are aware that you save quite a lot on Tax when buying from Amazon or similar online retailers instead of buying from physical shops like Best Buy. Unless your sister stays in some low-tax area, I suggest you pick up everything online.

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Thanks for those wonderful tips! So, I checked out the official GoPro mount - from their site and amazon and this is what I am getting -

Amazon - Order total: $46.37 (almost 3k INR)

GoPro - Total: $125.40 (+ some more as taxes - almost 8k INR!!)

So, now am either thinking of getting it via someone coming back or to try a cheaper Chinese alternative with some precautions - like tying it to some part of the body and also mounting it within my view.
I recently got my original Gopro suction mount for 3k in Mumbai through the official Gopro dealer. Google for the dealer in your city and get it without waiting for days.

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I suppose you are aware that you save quite a lot on Tax when buying from Amazon or similar online retailers instead of buying from physical shops like Best Buy. Unless your sister stays in some low-tax area, I suggest you pick up everything online.
Well, she didn't try amazon earlier but I asked her to try it now and she was still shown 6% tax before checkout. $6 shipping and $24.36 tax - total $430.35

As per her necessity items don't have tax in PA but rest of the stuff has flat 6% tax. She says that if there was a whole lot of stuff to buy then she could've gone to Delaware and done the shopping from there but since the amount isn't too much, no point going to a tax free state.

I've asked her to share the receipts from bestbuy for the suction & frame mount to figure out what she ended up paying ultimately.

In case there is a way out without paying taxes then everything from bestbuy can be returned without any fuss and even the gopro camera can be returned within 30 days.
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Sharing the price break-up of items bought so far -

- GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition (ordered from gopro website) - $399.99 + $24.00 (tax) = $423.99
Following 3 items bought from Bestbuy
- GoPro Suction Cup - $25.99
- Sandisk 64GB Extreme Plus Card - $69.99
- GoPro Frame Mount - $35.99
SubTotal - $131.97 + $7.92 (tax) = 139.89

So far she's paid $31.92 in taxes.
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It is available in Amazon India for Rs. 3165 http://www.amazon.in/GoPro-Suction-C...CZH6JS8P5K8NT4
No point ordering from US unless someone can carry it for you.
I know, the official dealer is also quoting a similar price.

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I recently got my original Gopro suction mount for 3k in Mumbai through the official Gopro dealer. Google for the dealer in your city and get it without waiting for days.
Thanks! Checked and found one - he is quoting 3200 for it. If not immediately will try to pick up before a trip
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Sharing the price break-up of items bought so far -

- GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition (ordered from gopro website) - $399.99 + $24.00 (tax) = $423.99
Following 3 items bought from Bestbuy
- GoPro Suction Cup - $25.99
- Sandisk 64GB Extreme Plus Card - $69.99
- GoPro Frame Mount - $35.99
SubTotal - $131.97 + $7.92 (tax) = 139.89

So far she's paid $31.92 in taxes.
Hope you don't get a heart attack seeing the price I paid.

GoPro HD Hero 3+ Black - $360
Free along with the camera: GoPole Grenade Grip, Wasabi Battery Charger with 2 batteries and 16GB Sandisk Micro SD Card

Picked the following accessories from BestBuy since I was running short of time
- GoPro Suction Cup - $25.99
- Frame Mount - $19.99
- Floaty Backdoor - $9.99
- Tripod Mount - $8.50
Total 64.47 (plus some $5 in Tax)
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Hope you don't get a heart attack seeing the price I paid.

GoPro HD Hero 3+ Black - $360
Free along with the camera: GoPole Grenade Grip, Wasabi Battery Charger with 2 batteries and 16GB Sandisk Micro SD Card

Picked the following accessories from BestBuy since I was running short of time
- GoPro Suction Cup - $25.99
- Frame Mount - $19.99
- Floaty Backdoor - $9.99
- Tripod Mount - $8.50
Total 64.47 (plus some $5 in Tax)
Where did you land up that deal for $360?!!!

The frame mount from bestbuy seems to be the old model, rest of the prices are ok but the camera deal is incredible, please share details.
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Got it from mpgear.com
I chanced upon a 10% coupon on top of their Christmas sale.
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check out this link http://www.dx.com/s/gopro?category=1...campaign=gopro i have bought all my GpPro accessories from dx.com
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check out this link http://www.dx.com/s/gopro?category=1...campaign=gopro i have bought all my GpPro accessories from dx.com
Hah, came here to suggest dx.com as well (not that I've used them myself, but still).

Also here's another frame mount : http://www.wocase.com/stadard-frame.html


I have a sneaky feeling my next purchase will be a electronic 2D gimbal





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