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has anyone mounted a 360 camera on a helmet and got good results?? I'm hopefully doing some touring next weekend and wanting to stick the Max on my head and use the voice instructions. It appears from some google searches that having it horizontal is best to avoid it warping the helmet!

Tips here and video on helmet mounting, but interested in what folk have found skiing wise

https://360rumors.com/20-gopro-max-tips-tricks/
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Mounting on the helmet removes the ‘nicest’ perspective in my view which is from a selfie stick (invisible with the Max and the Insta)
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Never seem anyone helmet mount one outside of reviews.

For skiers they work reasonably well on a ski pole. Some technique is required (same as with a separate pole actually). Alternatively, a decently long pole is good for videoing someone else: you don't have to point the camera with a 360 camera. Just don't spike them with the pole and don't crash into them...
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Selfie-stick:
Golf run from Grinning
https://vimeo.com/378107378
Seem to have deleted all Back pack mount, Quasi helmet mount, footage, makes the viewer feel quite queasy.
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managed to get some footage with the GoPro Max offpiste, I was holding the selfie stick closer to my body, I think compared to the other video I did on piste, you get better results with your arm stuck out further from the body!

This was shot with the included "fish eye" covers, which protects the lens, but GoPro do say lowers the quality.

@Grinning, what selfie stick were you using, seems a bit longer than the one I used and hence a better perspective.


http://youtube.com/v/9McJDj6lRH0
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kitenski wrote:
@Grinning, what selfie stick were you using, seems a bit longer than the one I used and hence a better perspective.


Home-modded-telescopic ski pole with a threaded stud protruding from the handle...

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@Grinning - stupid question, but not used a 360 cam yet (but seriously considering taking the plunge!) - do you ski with the pole held like a normal ski pole, or are you using it like a traditional selfie stick? I just can’t figure it out from the video!
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Dashed wrote:
@Grinning - stupid question, but not used a 360 cam yet (but seriously considering taking the plunge!) - do you ski with the pole held like a normal ski pole, or are you using it like a traditional selfie stick? I just can’t figure it out from the video!


Traditional selfie-stick for me, I hold my poles in the other hand.


http://youtube.com/v/8krqEHrSRdM
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@Dashed, camera mounted on handle end. I hold at basket end. normal poling action on other hand - i.e. no need to hold two poles in one hand.
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I found this video gives a great demonstration of the various mounting options


http://youtube.com/v/aOQ0UCotzSY
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Nice one - found that video really helpful.
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*great* vid thanks for finding!

Top tip on exposure lock if mounting on helmet, must go do that!

So I also love the idea of a longer pole held with your ski pole, off to also find a longer thinner pole........
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I bought an extendible 3 metre long carbon fibre selfie stick with screw mounts on off amazon for about $20. Doesn't weigh much, is a bit flexy, collapses down reasonably small - get some great angles with it, but probably a bit dodgy for using at speed or where a crash could happen Very Happy

There are lots of cheap options around. For surfing I use 1 metre sections of gopole tubes, which are pretty tough and float. 1 or 2 gets interesting perspectives, and they just screw on to standard tripod mounts.
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My current pole is two sections of one of these: http://www.rode.com/accessories/microboompolepro which I found on eBay new for £25.
I think that's the perfect length, although that depends somewhat on the focal length of your camera I suppose.
The threads are standard large tripod sized (3/8 American) so you need an adaptor to bring it down to GoPro 1/4.
Carbon fibre and pretty stiff. I don't generally crash, but if I did I'd be mostly worried about finding the thing as I'd drop it 1st.

I'm not sure how well any of this works for skiers who are already armed with sticks.
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