There’s no denying the phenomenal growth of the Go Pro camera and its varying applications in a variety of sports and activities. We’re now up to Go Pro Hero3 which shoots video in 4K and has with all the features we’ve come to expect from them, plus more with an added WiFi remote. Although, unless you’ve got wads of cash you won’t be able to view the 4K video, at 15 frames per second, on a 4K TV or monitor, as they’re super expensive. But we digress, this is all about what accessories you need to have for use with your brand spanking new Go Pro camera, whichever version you may have.
Whether you’re a video production company or extreme sports enthusiasts these are our top four Go Pro accessories:
1. Suction Cup (Reasonably priced at around £30)
This is perhaps one of the most popular and practical accessories for the Go Pro camera. Amazingly it can withstand speeds of over 200mph, and its tough durable material makes it suitable for withstanding knocks om car doors, on motorbikes, boats and much more. However, don’t try putting this on your surfboard or snowboard as this ain’t the accessory you need and won’t last 5 seconds for high impact sports. For best results it’s recommended you stick to a dry surface.
2. Underwater Housing With Floaty Backdoor (Approximately £50)
An essential accessory for any water based filming, this is essentially a water proof case with the floaty backdoor ensuring your camera is protected and easily recovered if dropped or unattached in the water. This makes it great for snorkelling or diving. The underwater housing, which comes with an assortment of mounting hardware, can be used on your surfboard as well. The Floaty backdoor is sold separately for around £15 and is definitely worth it for protecting your investment and most importantly your footage! You never know what can happen underwater!
3. Headstrap Mount (A bargain at around £15)
This is highly appropriate for a first person perspective for action shots. Ideal for skatepark sports such as BMX or skateboarding. The brace is fully adjustable to fit all sizes. Furthermore, the headstrap mount could also be used for training videos where a first person perspective might be needed to demonstrate.
4. Handlebar Seatpost Mount (Approx. £20)
An alternative to the headstrap mount, for allowing first person camera angles. If you’re using any sports equipment with a set of handlebars, then this is the mount you need. The diameter needs to be between 0.7″ and 1.4″. This covers chain stays, small roll bars, bolt heads, and control bars for kite and wind surfers. 3-way adjustable pivoting arms allow for for any angle to be used.
Dragonfly Productions are passionate about all forms of video production and regularly use GoPro accessories for their action filming projects.