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jbrown2


Nov 25, 2012, 8:12 PM
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Can we as climbers please stop climbing with cameras on our heads. The footage sucks and thats all. Thanks


guangzhou


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jbrown2 wrote:
Can we as climbers please stop climbing with cameras on our heads. The footage sucks and thats all. Thanks

Stop watching the footage on Youtube. Your choice.


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guangzhou wrote:
jbrown2 wrote:
Can we as climbers please stop climbing with cameras on our heads. The footage sucks and thats all. Thanks

Stop watching the footage on Youtube. Your choice.

... and if you don't like bolts, just don't clip them!

Seriously, there is no such thing as a good GoPro climbing video (with the possible exception of this one). They're much better for rafting or mtn biking videos.

The original poster has performed a valuable public service.


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this one).


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Wade308


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camhead wrote:
(with the possible exception of this one).

When I was reading through this thread, I was thinking, "That one vid from GOTG is pretty cool..."
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marc801


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camhead wrote:
Seriously, there is no such thing as a good GoPro climbing video...
There are two main problems to solve with GoPro for climbing:
1. When climbing, we move our heads and look around *a lot* - it makes for some pretty lousy video. Few climbers have the discipline and ability to not do that when they have a dork box, uh, GoPro sprouting from their head.

2. The GoPro is a really wide angle lens. When it's that close to the subject as it is in climbing, there's a lot of annoying spherical image distortion.

Edit to fix spelling


(This post was edited by marc801 on Nov 26, 2012, 1:59 PM)


louBlissab


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jbrown2 wrote:
Can we as climbers please stop climbing with cameras on our heads. The footage sucks and thats all. Thanks

Hard to say that people's self-absorbed Go Pro climbing videos are facinating...actually much less and much more annoying!

There is a resemblance to teletubbies however.


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