I receive a couple of emails each day asking about the GoPro setup that I currently have running, so here is an update.
I use both a GoPro Hero 3 Silver and Black editions, but I actually prefer the silver! Both have there firmware updated every time there is a new release.
All of my GoPros are fitted with a GoPro Floating Back Door when they are used on my boat or helmet. The OEM floaty backdoors are supplied with a door and float. The door will fit all of the currently available GoPros (Update: will not fit the recently released GoPro Hero 3+). But I have also been trying out a float that I have attached to one of the doors I already have. This seems to be working well and is half the price. They also all have a leash system fitted as a backup.
I find the WiFi system useful and although I own a WiFi Remote – Hero 2 and 3 it is rarely used. I tend to use the iOS app more than anything else but this will only connect with one camera at a time. However I do plan to use the WiFi Remote a little more when I am lining up shots for multiple cameras and setting them “off” at the same time.
All of my cameras also have a GoPro Anti-Fog Insert fitted. I’ve tried various alternatives but find (reluctantly) that the GoPro ones are the best.
I tend to carry at least one spare battery and have opted for the Wasabi Battery for the Hero 3. It has a little more umphh than the OEM unit and is cheaper!
The GoPro pack of doors and caps has been a great investment. They help protect the lens on both the camera and the case so are well worth the money.
I use a flat mount on the bow of each of my boats and a curved mount on my helmet. It’s useful to have a GoPro Grab Bag of Mounts kicking around.
For the Hero 3 the cards must be Class 10 and I have chosen to go 16GB plus in all cases. My thoughts on suitable SD cards can be found here.