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Old 08-31-2015, 01:29 PM   #1
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Just wanted to share a product I found that is going to fix a problem I had last year. I usually use my Gopro mounted on a tree down at ground level to record my shots from the ground and use a sony cam in the tree. I turn the gopro on and off with my phone or the remote. Last year it kept dying so I was looking for a bigger battery and came across these. So far I am really happy with it. It just replaces the back of the gopro case and is still water proof. Also comes with a plug to charge your phone.

http://www.amazon.com/Brunton-ALLDAY...tended+battery
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Old 08-31-2015, 01:36 PM   #2
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I like that. I don't see one for the Hero 4's though. Wonder if they are compatible?
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Old 08-31-2015, 06:07 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info
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Old 09-07-2015, 03:29 PM   #4
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cool find!!
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Old 09-09-2015, 05:00 PM   #5
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Thanks,
this will make it much easier to get better shots with the GoPRO!
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Old 09-09-2015, 05:16 PM   #6
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Hate to bring you down. But the camera will over heat and turn off before the battery dies. You still only will get about an hour or so before it overheats. At least that's what happened to me with the same battery.
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Old 09-09-2015, 05:21 PM   #7
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Hate to bring you down. But the camera will over heat and turn off before the battery dies. You still only will get about an hour or so before it overheats. At least that's what happened to me with the same battery.
Bummer right there
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Old 09-21-2015, 11:02 PM   #8
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Why don't you just use an external battery pack with a a USB port? That's what I use on both of mine and have had them running for up to 6 hours and have never overheated.
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Old 09-22-2015, 10:32 AM   #9
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Good info was looking to buy a go pro.
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Old 09-22-2015, 10:34 AM   #10
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Heck Yeah! Thanks for sharing I'm gonna have to grab one of these, this is one of my biggest problems as well!
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Old 09-22-2015, 11:00 AM   #11
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Why don't you just use an external battery pack with a a USB port? That's what I use on both of mine and have had them running for up to 6 hours and have never overheated.
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Old 09-23-2015, 02:12 PM   #12
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Why don't you just use an external battery pack with a a USB port? That's what I use on both of mine and have had them running for up to 6 hours and have never overheated.
Great info, thanks
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Old 09-23-2015, 02:21 PM   #13
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I have had mine for three years and have used it a total of ten minutes. I'm so glad I had to have one! lol but I might get this to help out. The reason I never used it again was because of the battery life.
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Old 09-28-2015, 08:28 PM   #14
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Old 09-29-2015, 08:09 AM   #15
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Hate to bring you down. But the camera will over heat and turn off before the battery dies. You still only will get about an hour or so before it overheats. At least that's what happened to me with the same battery.
I have used mine for about 6 to 7 hours mounted on my windshield on my jeep. It has never overheated. It was on the inside of the windshield of my CJ7 so wind wasnt cooling it or anything. Plus I was going about 5 MPH at most rock crawling. So far it has worked great and I havent been able to drain it completely. I didnt go with a external battery because I mount my gopro to a tree when bow hunting also when I have it mounted to my jeep in various places I dont want to have to have to mount the battery as well.
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Old 11-19-2015, 12:17 AM   #16
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Why don't you just use an external battery pack with a a USB port? That's what I use on both of mine and have had them running for up to 6 hours and have never overheated.
Can you do that and still use the waterproof case? I have a external battery I use to charge my phone all the time that would be perfect.
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Old 11-19-2015, 06:11 AM   #17
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Can you do that and still use the waterproof case? I have a external battery I use to charge my phone all the time that would be perfect.
No. If you go this route the case isn't waterproof any more.
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Old 11-23-2015, 06:07 PM   #18
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I got the Brunton All Day 2.0 that fits HERO, HERO3+ and HERO4. It works well and no heat issues. I like to get to stand real early and just leave the GoPro on record the whole time. Before I got this, the batteries would sometimes die just as things were getting good.
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Old 11-23-2015, 08:15 PM   #19
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I got the Brunton All Day 2.0 that fits HERO, HERO3+ and HERO4. It works well and no heat issues. I like to get to stand real early and just leave the GoPro on record the whole time. Before I got this, the batteries would sometimes die just as things were getting good.
How long is it lasting for you?
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Old 11-23-2015, 10:04 PM   #20
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Haven't run it out. More than four hours, though. Five would be my guess.
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Old 11-25-2015, 10:15 AM   #21
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I bought that orange battery pack and it wont latch on my Hero3 silver. Is there something doing wrong ?
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Old 11-25-2015, 10:56 AM   #22
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I bought that orange battery pack and it wont latch on my Hero3 silver. Is there something doing wrong ?
It's a little confusing and I have already contacted B&H about an incorrect description.

There are at least two Brunton models. The one the OP posted is 4,000mAh. The one I bought (2.0) is 5,000mAh. I'm not sure what other differences there may be, so I can only really speak on the 2.0 model.

Additionally, the HERO3 and HERO3+ are not the same thing. And they have different sized cases.

I also have a HERO3 and my Brunton All Day 2.0 will NOT fit it.

The Brunton All Day 2.0 only fits the HERO (the brand new one, not the original), the HERO3+ (note plus), and the HERO4.

It does not fit the HERO2 or HERO3.

I am using my Brunton on the $118 HERO (the new basic model). Incidentally, the technology changes rapidly. My new HERO at $118 takes video as good as my HERO3 Black and better than my HERO2, both of which I spent quite a bit more on.

Hope that helps.

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Old 03-14-2016, 10:41 AM   #23
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I need some help.
I run 3 GoPros on pretty much everything we do, but now I'm about to add an actual video camera to my arsenal for getting some shots that the GoPros can't due to no zoom....

What other cameras are you guys running?

I'm not wanting to spend much, just need 1080 HD and to capture some shots out to 50 or 75 yards out without losing quality.

Any help/suggestions/brands/models and or links to info I should look into first would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,
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Old 03-15-2016, 09:14 AM   #24
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Good info. Looking to extend my Hero4's battery life.

I use a Samsung cam on a bow mount I built:
https://youtu.be/xTageTr-Chc

Here is an example of the shots you can get using this rig:
https://youtu.be/zs81nyNcO7o
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Old 03-16-2016, 08:20 PM   #25
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I bought a gopro today!!
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Old 03-16-2016, 09:41 PM   #26
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Congrats! You will have allot of fun with it.
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Old 03-17-2016, 07:56 AM   #27
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Just a update. I have been using the extended battery now for a while and it still works great. I have used it for hunts and recording our rock crawling and have never had a problem with it. I even use it to charge my phone while out on the trails.
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Old 03-18-2016, 08:18 PM   #28
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Was playing with the Hero4 during our recent trip to Taos. Here is my first stab at a night lapse.
http://youtu.be/6F1BxFTmfSc

Set it up and went to bed. Battery lasted around 2 hours I figure.
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Old 03-19-2016, 09:54 PM   #29
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Nicely done. I always liked those in the transition between hunt days on video. Not easy to do.
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Old 03-19-2016, 10:42 PM   #30
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Was playing with the Hero4 during our recent trip to Taos. Here is my first stab at a night lapse.
http://youtu.be/6F1BxFTmfSc

Set it up and went to bed. Battery lasted around 2 hours I figure.

Nice! What settings did you use on the night lapse? Auto? Or did you mess with the white balance and ISO limit?
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Old 03-19-2016, 11:00 PM   #31
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Nice! What settings did you use on the night lapse? Auto? Or did you mess with the white balance and ISO limit?

Thanks. I used the following:
Mode-Night Lapse
Shutter-30 seconds
Interval-Continuous
Spot Meter-Off
Protune-On

Didn't adjust white balance, color, ISO or sharpness.
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