Fishing With A GoPro (it’s A Digicam)


You most likely don’t want me to clarify what a GoPro is however I’ve to confess that till concerning the center of final yr I didn’t have a clue.  Throughout a visit away to the USA a mate obtained maintain of 1 and I used to be immediately intrigued by the chances.  Then I discovered the GoPro channel and my thoughts began to whirl.  So at first of the season an entire bunch of GoPro paraphernalia rocked up and I used to be … guiding a lot that the majority of it sat in its packaging for the remainder of the season. 

However I did get to make use of it sufficient to grasp that when you have the time and dedication that each one kinds of cool potentialities would possibly come up from proudly owning and certainly going fishing with a GoPro.  So revisiting the weblog title for a second; what is a GoPro?  In spite of everything it’s extensively touted as the best selling camera in the world and but virtually everybody that I confirmed it to this yr had by no means seen one earlier than.  A few of these folks now personal a GoPro!

So a GoPro is a Level of View digital camera or POV for brief.  That principally implies that what you’re looking at is what it’s seeing and the outcomes will be really spectacular.  I warn you now, if you wish to see for your self how spectacular then please don’t have a look at the GoPro channel until you could have an hour or perhaps two in your fingers.  Did you do it?

Whoops did I not point out that’s it’s a video digital camera which may shoot at 4K? No matter 4K means! Apparently that’s bloody good, cinema high quality I imagine and prone to crash my ageing PC if I ever dare attempt to use it!  Up to now I haven’t taken the chance and something I’ve shot has been at round 1080 or decrease, one other little bit of video capturing jargon that I’ve been getting my head round!  To get began here’s a fishing clip shot with the GoPro.

And under is the digital camera that was used to seize the dangerous boy above making an attempt to have my shoulder out.  Its the previous era Hero three+ Black Version which was the prime quality, however isn’t any longer as a result of GoPro appear to deliver out a more recent, higher (they are saying twice pretty much as good because the final one) model yearly!  The image under was taken with that very digital camera which is the Hero four Black Version.

The Previous GoPro – Hero three+ Black Version – taken utilizing a Hero four Black

Discover there is no such thing as a”+“, primarily as a result of there isn’t one (but) however extra of that in a bit.  Lets take a look at these photographs of the Go Professionals.  Not the most effective are they!  Bother is it’s a bit gray outdoors in the present day (has it even been daytime?!) which hasn’t offered me with the most effective alternative to indicate you what these items can do.  Taking first rate footage inside, as you may little doubt see, will not be one among them!

Nonetheless the brand new digital camera does have a low gentle setting and to my untrained eye that appears to be working within the picture above.  Neither of those have been doctored with photoshop, they got here straight off the tiny micro SD card used to run them, however actually the Hero four appears to be taking pictures extra element with much less harsh white overexposed gentle than the Hero three+ doesn’t it?

The New GoPro - Hero 4 Black Edition

The New GoPro – Hero four Black Version – taken utilizing a Hero three+ Black

I’m going to have to attend till the climate decides to behave earlier than I can experiment so in the interim here’s a shot taken utilizing the Hero three+ on a transparent day on Clatworthy reservoir again in Could.  Its not spectacular, however I’m fairly a fan of the fish eye model, the colors appear fairly good and I simply love the wild angle that may be achieved with this little digital camera.  Its dimensions are simply 5.5cm x 4cm x 2cm!

A picture of Clatworthy Reservoir  shot using a GoPro

Clatworthy Reservoir in Somerset by means of the lens of the GoPro Hero three+ Black

The size acknowledged above are outdoors the housing as a result of you might have seen from the images that GoPros come inside a type of plastic case.  This makes them waterproof all the way down to 131 toes, not that I’ve obtained down fairly that far simply but, however simply in case I additionally added the dive housing to my accent listing, so now I can get all the best way all the way down to 197 toes, plus this accent comes with a few spare again doorways.

Not the wood sort, as with all issues GoPro they appear to consider all the things and provide you with a large number of plastic bits so as to add on.  In actual fact the selection is bewildering and so one bit of recommendation I might undoubtedly give to anybody shopping for this digital camera for the primary time is simply get the fundamentals though I do advocate having an LCD Contact Bac Pac. That’s if you’ll purchase the Hero four Black version, as a result of it has no display screen on the again!

Till just lately no GoPro, be that White, Silver or Black had any type of display screen inbuilt. Due to this fact the one option to see what you’re doing, evaluate recordings and photographs was to spend money on the not very low-cost LCD BacPac. Nonetheless this can’t be used in case you solely have the usual housing during which case you must get a brand new again door which may even assist you to use the contact display screen.  Nonetheless with me!?  Its no marvel the inventor of GoPro, Nick Woodman is a billionaire is it?

I hadn’t supposed this put up to be a evaluate, however extra an introduction and so I cannot elaborate as a result of its truthful to say that will take a manual, which luckily the folks of GoPro have produced on their web site together with an App which can be utilized with an iPad or an iPhone to regulate the digital camera plus the GoPro Studio so you may edit your movies.

Nonetheless in case you don’t wish to be loading your deal with bag with all method of add on bits or assume that £59.99 is a bit steep for an LCD display screen than there’s a new child on the block with about the identical options because the outgoing Hero three+ however not as many as the brand new four (no +!). That is the GoPro Hero four Silver and it does have an inbuilt display screen.  I might say go determine that one however like I stated above, Nick Woodman is a billionaire!  A lot in order that he even desires a piece of the price range digital camera market with the introduction of the entry degree HERO for simply £99.99  The Hero four Black is a hefty £369.99 and it could be my guess that by subsequent yr now we have that each one necessary + subsequent to the four, which can little doubt imply an inbuilt display screen and doubtless a kitchen sink.

A view of the new GoPro HERO4 Silver, front & back

The HERO4 Silver – the one GoPro with a inbuilt display screen on the again (up to now)

So its a digital camera with a large angle lens and a load of high-priced equipment which may shoot at 4K; so why trouble? Due to the mounts and the poles! Go Professionals have a bunch of choices together with head straps, chest straps, wrist straps, fast clip this and suction cup that which suggests you may stick or clamp them to absolutely anything.  Movie your subsequent journey to your fishing spot from the bonnet of your automobile.  See a perspective solid. Seize an thrilling take, a spectacular tail stroll and when lastly your prize is landed take some underwater footage because it glides again to its residence, all be it now a worldwide star because of GoPro.  I used to be going to function a few of them right here however the truth is it’s one other weblog put up, so as a substitute take a look at a GoPro in motion and a (very) quick clip of a wild Brown Trout that one among my purchasers caught and launched again in September.

I promise that sadly Mr Woodman has not paid me a single greenback of his billions to put in writing this put up!  However because the guiding season has all however wound up I believed I’d share a few of my experiences concerning the GoPro, particularly as Christmas is simply across the nook. And if all of it appears a bit bit too fussy, to not point out costly … don’t fear. At the moment an thrilling parcel arrived which can simply be even higher than a GoPro; from a fishes … an anglers perspective.

I’ll write concerning the thriller parcel in a future weblog (earlier than Christmas after all) until Nick has been in contact to make me the brand new model supervisor for GoPro within the UK which I’ll do for a good fee and never too many firm perks though an organization RAM fastened up with trailer & skiff would after all be compulsory for all of the “analysis” I would wish to do, overseas, someplace sizzling …. with plenty of large fish.

Sufficient from me for this week, take a look at the GoPros and when you have any expertise of them, good or dangerous, please inform us about it down under.  Now the place did I put my Floaty Backdoor?

GoPro accessory - the floaty back door

A Floaty Backdoor – not as dangerous because it sounds!

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