Equipment Spotlight: Go Pro Hero 3 Video Camera

My favorite new addition to our equipment lending program is the Go Pro video camera.  For those of you who haven’t heard of the GoPro, it’s a small form-factor, wide-angle “wearable” video camera. You can attach it to your head, bike helmet, or wear it on the included chest harness. It includes a water-proof case so that you can use it safely in the rain or under water.  I used it this summer on a trip to the Bahamas and although the footage of me flopping around in the water while snorkeling for the first time is too embarrassing to show here, trust me when I say it turned out quite well.  And Nick used it to film his bike ride from the library to Honest Tom’s.

GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition Video CameraWhen you borrow our GoPro, the kit comes with:

  • Carrying Case
  • Go Pro Hero 3 Black Edition Video Camera
  • Battery
  • External battery bacpac
  • Waterproof Case
  • Chest Strap
  • Head Strap
  • Helmet Strap
  • SDHC Card
  • Micro SDHC adapter
  • 2 J-Mounts
  • a total of 8 Thumbscrews
  • 3-way pivot arm

Watch the GoPro video above to see some of what’s possible with this great little camera.  And be sure to check out our GoPro page to find out more about it and get some pointers on using it at http://wic.library.upenn.edu/wicfacilities/gopro.html

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