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by -Aaron-
Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:32 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Cheap/DIY Lights and tray for GoPro Hero3
Replies: 18
Views: 3979

Re: Cheap/DIY Lights and tray for GoPro Hero3

I have had a lot of luck with my setup. I just used a GoPro Flat Adhesive mount directly on the back of a Goodman Handle (m). I wear the camera on the back of my left hand and my canister light on my right hand. I started out with a beam light, but the harsh contrast made video tricky. I then switch...
by -Aaron-
Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:15 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Frozen Dive Buddy Revisited, Advice Appreciated
Replies: 24
Views: 1469

Re: Frozen Dive Buddy Revisited, Advice Appreciated

Thanks everyone for the great tips . CaptnJack, I will check in to the Otter Bay hoods again, Laura and spatman thanks for the heads up on the Waterproof 5/10 hood, I hadn't heard of that one, I will have to check it out. Do you know of any shops that stock them or did you gets yours online? LCF, I ...
by -Aaron-
Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Frozen Dive Buddy Revisited, Advice Appreciated
Replies: 24
Views: 1469

Re: Frozen Dive Buddy Revisited, Advice Appreciated

Right now he is diving an older Bare 7mm Neoprene Hood. We have tried a few different ones (DUI 7mm, 4th Element, Whites, etc), but none of them have worked better for him. He basically fills it with air inside to try and give an insulating air bubble. I've read about Cricket's custom hoods, I haven...
by -Aaron-
Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:53 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Frozen Dive Buddy Revisited, Advice Appreciated
Replies: 24
Views: 1469

Frozen Dive Buddy Revisited, Advice Appreciated

Hey Everyone, Long post incoming. I haven't been around that much lately. I've been out for a few dives here and there and am anxiously awaiting the arrival of the my new GoPro HDHero3 Black . With Fall back in full swing I am coming back around to a problem I have been wresting with for the past fe...
by -Aaron-
Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:06 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Weight System for BP/W
Replies: 32
Views: 1867

Re: Weight System for BP/W

One quick note on another advantage of the harness systems that hasn't really been mentioned, is being able to precisely fine tune your trim in the water with little effort. The weight pockets on the DUI harness move both forward and back and up and down. So I can get my trim exactly level without n...
by -Aaron-
Fri Aug 10, 2012 4:51 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Something different: River Snorkeling in Oregon (with Video)
Replies: 5
Views: 1523

Re: Something different: River Snorkeling in Oregon (with Vi

I could imagine you might see a raft or tuber. In all my years swimming there as a kid I never saw any boats bigger than that. I went on a Saturday on one of the hottest days of the year. Where I got in the water (Cascadia State Park) and where I ended up (Cascadia Covered Bridge) had a fair amount ...
by -Aaron-
Fri Aug 10, 2012 4:17 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Something different: River Snorkeling in Oregon (with Video)
Replies: 5
Views: 1523

Re: Something different: River Snorkeling in Oregon (with Vi

Well from a numeric perspective this website ( http://levels.wkcc.org/?P=Oregon.html ) says the South Santiam at Cascadia is flowing at 86 Cubic Feet a Second. The water level was low, but there were only two very short sections (around 30 feet long) that were too shallow for me to swim through. In ...
by -Aaron-
Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:16 pm
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: Shallow water snorkeling sites?
Replies: 18
Views: 9562

Re: Shallow water snorkeling sites?

Not ocean snorkeling, but I thought I'd link this trip report since it seemed relevant:

viewtopic.php?f=28&t=18901&p=218631#p218631
by -Aaron-
Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:09 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Something different: River Snorkeling in Oregon (with Video)
Replies: 5
Views: 1523

Something different: River Snorkeling in Oregon (with Video)

Hey everyone. Been a while since I have been on the site. I got a bit overwhelmed wading through the 1200 video clips from my last trip to Mexico, so my video output has been kind of stalled out the past few months. However, last weekend it was going to get over 100 here in Oregon and I wanted to ge...
by -Aaron-
Sat Oct 22, 2011 10:24 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Octopus Wolf-Eel Rodeo at Day Island Wall
Replies: 17
Views: 943

Re: Octopus Wolf-Eel Rodeo at Day Island Wall

Seainggreen, Great video thanks for sharing . On a technical note, the Vimeo embedding here requires a www in the URL and by default Vimeo doesn't have them on theirs. If you just type www. in your link between "http://" and "vimeo.com" it should work. I embedded your Vimeo video...
by -Aaron-
Sun Sep 25, 2011 1:17 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Hornby Island advice needed!
Replies: 3
Views: 802

Re: Hornby Island advice needed!

Hey Janna, We talked briefly about Hornby Island on your Channel Islands fish webinar this week . I put up a post with the video back when I went with March if you want to read through that: http://www.nwdiveclub.com/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=15349 Here is a link to some photos my dive buddy took on ...
by -Aaron-
Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:47 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Drysuit undergarment socks
Replies: 17
Views: 1032

Re: Drysuit undergarment socks

You might try the 4th Element Hot Foot socks (http://www.fourthelement.com/dry_hotfoot.php). They are about the same thickness as the Artics, but shorter and have a slick outer coating that helps them slide in and out of drysuit booties easier. I have them and like them a lot.
by -Aaron-
Thu Aug 25, 2011 2:24 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Grunt Sculpins/Lumpsuckers/Stubby Squids in Oregon waters?
Replies: 6
Views: 1327

Re: Newb trying to find Grunt Sculpins in Oregon waters.

Hmm, well unfortunately, I can't remember specifically whether I have seen a Grunt Sculpin in Oregon. Most of my diving in Oregon lately has been offshore, I haven't seen any out there. If I was to take a guess my thought would be the best chance to see one would probably be a more protected area of...
by -Aaron-
Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:25 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Cheap color filter for green water?
Replies: 8
Views: 1015

Re: Cheap color filter for green water?

I debated getting a filter for my GoPro, but as CaptnJack said, light is a limited commodity at depth around here. This is especially true with GoPros and other compact sports cameras. They take great video in the daylight, but things deteriorate rapidly as the light goes away. Having some kind of v...
by -Aaron-
Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:44 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Clear Lake Aug 20th
Replies: 4
Views: 623

Re: Clear Lake Aug 20th

Had a couple of great dives at Clear Lake. Big thanks to the group from Seven Seas Scuba for putting everything together. I met a lot of nice people and had a fun day. I have to hand it to my dives buddies, touring Clear Lake can be quite the swim, but they did great and were even wearing wetsuits i...
by -Aaron-
Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:25 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Clear Lake Aug 20th
Replies: 4
Views: 623

Re: Clear Lake Aug 20th

Looks like I am going to head out from Corvallis and join you guys at Clear Lake tomorrow . I'm cooking up some meatball appetizers now . I've never dove with the Seven Seas Scuba group, looking forward to meeting some new people. I've been in Clear Lake a few times before, but this will be my first...
by -Aaron-
Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:46 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: My new GoPro setup (with pictures)
Replies: 16
Views: 3899

Re: My new GoPro setup (with pictures)

Cool mount. A couple quick notes. The GoPro is very wide angle. My guess is that where you have the camera mounted like that you will get the side of your head in the footage you take. You will probably need to try and move it forward. The second thing is just expanding on the post I made in the Ore...
by -Aaron-
Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:26 pm
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: newport dive video
Replies: 10
Views: 1956

Re: newport dive video

Beefcake, I use Adobe Premiere. It is pretty expensive, but has some nice features. On the more reasonably priced side my buddy uses Sony Vegas and likes it. GoPro also has some free cineform editing software ( http://gopro.com/3d-cineform-studio-how-it-works/ ). I you are on a Mac, I have a friend ...
by -Aaron-
Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:37 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: My new GoPro setup (with pictures)
Replies: 16
Views: 3899

Re: My new GoPro setup (with pictures)

BlurFix, Thanks for linking the video and for making a great product . I've seen quite a few videos comparing a particular focus fix to the stock case, but never seem a comparison between the various fixes. On my side I had a great first trip out with the unit. The Goodman handle mount worked great....
by -Aaron-
Mon Jul 25, 2011 5:30 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Neck seal question
Replies: 38
Views: 1772

Re: Neck seal question

In my opinion skip the Bag Balm and just rub in a little bit of seal saver on the contact area right before you dive, or even the night before. It works fantastically to stop the chafing and as a bonus it keeps your seal in tip top shape. I used to get hangman's neck like crazy, now the problem is g...
by -Aaron-
Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:37 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: My new GoPro setup (with pictures)
Replies: 16
Views: 3899

Re: My new GoPro setup (with pictures)

ktb you or your husband have any questions about these types of cameras feel free to ask, same for you squid. You can post here or drop me a PM. I will put in an update once I get a chance to use the GoPro in the water and get a feel for the video. I have been using the ContourHD for the past year a...
by -Aaron-
Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:17 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: My new GoPro setup (with pictures)
Replies: 16
Views: 3899

My new GoPro setup (with pictures)

I just finished setting up my new GoPro camera, I'm really happy with how it came out . I'll be up in Hood Canal this weekend so I should get a chance to try it in the water soon. I am really curious to see how it will compare to the ContourHD I have been using. Here are the pictures: http://goo.gl/...
by -Aaron-
Sun Jul 10, 2011 3:22 pm
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: newport dive video
Replies: 10
Views: 1956

Re: newport dive video

Ron is right that is Justin's video. I've embedded my video if anyone feels like checking it out. I actually have a bunch of great Oregon dive footage from the past few trips, but I haven't gotten around to editing it yet :P. As far as the wolfie goes, it was a little odd, he was a feisty juvenile, ...
by -Aaron-
Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:11 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: New inexpensive HD video camera!
Replies: 46
Views: 3452

Re: New inexpensive HD video camera!

I was going to use mine for snowboarding, wake boarding, mountain biking, kayaking and fishing. The ContourHD captures great video with a very realistic field of view. For sports where you are trying to capture the feel of speed I'd definitely recommend a GoPro. The GoPro has a much more Fisheye le...
by -Aaron-
Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:46 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Bonaire May 2011
Replies: 17
Views: 990

Re: Bonaire May 2011

Great pics everyone. Sounds like a lot of fun Reminds me of the great trip I had there in December. Hopefully I will make it back someday. I plan to dive Karpata first, then on a following day do La Dania so we have a feel for the area. mancub, just a quick note for you. That last stretch of road go...