Thursday, March 8, 2012

Lighting for Videos at Night

I use the GoPro Hero2 HD camera to film all my videos. The only problem with the GoPro is it is almost useless for night filming without a light. I have found an easy, inexpensive fix to this problem. In this video I am using a headlight that is made for bikes. The light is meant to attach to the bicycles handlebars but it also fits securely around YakAttack's PanFish RAM mounts.

When I need light, I simply reach behind me and turn it on. The second mode makes the light flash, which can be effective as additional warning for boats that are approaching or to get others attention. In the future I may experiment with adding a diffuser to help even the light out and avoid "hot spots."

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