So I recently purchased a GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition camera with intentions of using it in all sorts of cool ways. First up, I wanted to stick it on a hockey goalie mask and fire some pucks at them to see how the camera does and holds up.
I used the battery BacPac and the waterproof extender case that comes along with it, just to ensure no water or sweat gets inside. The downside of that though is that the audio is craptastic then, but it was worth the trade-off to me, since this was the first time I attempted it. I mounted the camera basically on the goalie’s forehead, attached just above the cage. Picture below:
Doesn’t look the greatest, that’s for sure, so I’ll have to come up with something else in terms of mounting to helmets, but it DID work out for this test, so that’s what matters. Here’s the a video from the shoot (recorded at 1080p, 60 frames per second):
I also captured a bunch of stills from the day, and decided to throw some of those into an animated image:
These stills were taken at 4000×3000 (12 megapixel) resolution, resized, and animated using Photoshop.
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