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1/21/2011 4:19 AM

Hi guys,

So a couple of days ago I grabbed myself a gopro hd helmet hero. Also purchased the handlebar/seatpost mount and the chest harness.

Here are three runs I have done over the last couple of days. The first has a seriosuly bad perspective but the angle is improving on each run. Click Here To View Vimeo Page

So far I have only used the chest harness and while I am now getting the correct angle sorted the footage I am getting its pretty jumpy and without audio there is a very loud tapping noise. This noise appears to be coming from where the mount connects to the harness as there is the slightest of movement.

My questions are...

Is it possible to get relatively smooth footage with the chest cam?
If so can you share your knowledge?
What can I do to stop the movement in the connector? The little white silicone piece does not fit on the chest mount.

Hope you can help.

Cheers,

Paul

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1/21/2011 11:16 AM

I was experiencing the same problem so I sent and Email to GoPro. Here's the response they sent me:

In production, a little bit of tolerances are necessary to ensure that everything will work together. Due to the necessary tolerance allowance, there can sometimes be a little bit of play between the qr buckle and the mounting base. To tighten up the fit between these two parts, you can put a small strip of duct or electrical tape on either side of the middle bar on the stick on base mount. Also, please make sure you insert the orange or white rubber locking plug in between the end fingers of the quick-release buckle to tighten up the fit and prevent accidental release.

Hope that helps! Happy GoProing.

Colin

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1/21/2011 10:00 PM

Cheers Colin,

All electrical taped up and it appears to have eliminated the movement. Added a bit of cardboard inside the housing to make sure the camera doesn't move in there either.

My white rubber plug does not fit under the shape of the chest mount clip but I'll see how I go.

Cheers,

Paul

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1/24/2011 12:44 PM

The white rubber locking plug should fit. You just have to jam it in! Boomshakalakah!

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1/25/2011 7:04 AM

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1/27/2011 7:59 AM

So that's what the little rubber thing is for...

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