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Gopro/similar action cam: yay or nay?

Discussion in 'Photography and Video Forum' started by robertT230, Jan 4, 2016.

  1. robertT230

    robertT230 28DL Full Member
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    Would a gopro be any use at all for exploring? Maybe to keep video evidence incase land owner or police accuse you of theft, criminal damage etc?
     

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  2. BoroLad

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    Unsure re that use but it is a lot of money to be flaking out for the giggles really...
    I would personal put the £300+ you would pay for the action cam towards my photography kit...
     
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    I already have a gopro but couldn't really think of a reason to bring it along with me as being in low light renders it basically useless
     
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    i would usually use one if the secca at certain locations are known for overreacting so you then have proof you didnt steal/vandalise etc anything.
     
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    Or do the best thing...
    Don't get caught!
    Been doing this 3+ Years and never been caught.
     
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    Have you go any tips on how you managed that? Haha I feel like I'd get caught on my first explore knowing my luck
     
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    Well since I'm in Scotland, and there is basically no such thing as a trespassing law, I could prove I didn't commit an offence there and then without any police involvement, if it came to that. Obviously I would try my absolute best to remain undetected without anybody ever knowing I was there.
     
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    Be cautious at all times and research and recce the place as best a possible first.

    Keep noise to a minimum and kit so you can get out ASAP if you hear or see someone...

    Try and go with a trusted partner as 2 sets of eyes and ears work better than one!

    Obviously don't post where and when your going and make sure who your exploring with isn't a liability!
     
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    I borrowed a go pro once and filmed a few explores... when I looked back at the videos it was like watching paint dry lol... don't think filming exploring works for some reason, have to be there... :)
     
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    Yeah sounds like good advice. I don't have a partner yet as I've never met anyone who is interested in this sort of thing. I think going solo is putting me off exploring in general but I'm still looking for people to explore with so maybe someday.
     
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    Gopros are pretty good for a night lapse or POV video but as you said, a pov video of exploring would be pretty boring. I guess if I climbed a crane or something it would be pretty good footage.
     
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    You may find someone, introduce yourself in the new members part if you haven't already...
    Somewhere I found in Scotland that was a class explore was Dundee College.
    http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/dundee-college-rooftop-october-2015.t100306
     
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    It doesn't prove anything really, you could have just switched it off while you were doing bad things.
     
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    Unless you keep it on the whole time and only have 1 long video of your whole explore(although gopro battery life might have other ideas).
     
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    what if you left it uncut?
     
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