Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

GoPro 3 - fogging?

forum for kitesurfers


User avatar
Toby
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 32824
Joined: Mon Sep 24, 2001 1:00 am
Kiting since: 2000
Local Beach: Cumbuco, Brazil
Barra do Cauipe, Brazil
Style: Airstyle
Gear: Rebel 2015 18
Brand Affiliation: None.
Location: World (KF Admin)
Contact:

GoPro 3 - fogging?

Postby Toby » Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:46 pm

going crazy with the fogging thing...using GoPro 1...I have to wait more to antifog it than riding...really annoying.

I have those stripes, I put it in the fridge etc...still fogs.

Anyone knows if GP 3 is better in that regard?

User avatar
ChristoffM
Medium Poster
Posts: 196
Joined: Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:26 pm
Kiting since: 2005
Local Beach: Langebaan and Cape Town.
Favorite Beaches: Anywhere in the Cape, South Africa.
Style: Hydrofoils! (And surf and old school)
Gear: Cape Town Foilboard and Spotz hydrofoils.
Any kite that can keep up with the hydrofoils.
Brand Affiliation: Cape Town Foilboards
Location: Langebaan (Cape Town)
Contact:

Re: GoPro 3 - fogging?

Postby ChristoffM » Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:24 pm

I suppose you have tried the desiccant strips (looks like white cardboard that you put inside the GoPro to absorb moisture and stop fog inside)? Did it not work?

You probably ride in much more humid places than I do.

handy
Medium Poster
Posts: 58
Joined: Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:49 pm
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: GoPro 3 - fogging?

Postby handy » Fri Dec 07, 2012 6:16 pm

don't put 'em in the fridge, just put the papers in the micro wave to make them ¨work!

User avatar
haiku
Frequent Poster
Posts: 231
Joined: Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:25 pm
Kiting since: 0
Local Beach: Latina beach Italy and...Naish beach Maui
Favorite Beaches: Latina, Porto Pollo - Italy , Kitebeach. Kihei - Maui
Style: old and new school
Gear: Flysurfer Sonic FR, Speed, Boost, Cronix, Naish Pivot, Flysurfer Radical 5, Door 5, Kazuma custom wave boards

Re: GoPro 3 - fogging?

Postby haiku » Fri Dec 07, 2012 6:29 pm

Hi. Let the Go Pro in the fridge with the case open during the night, then, in the morning put the stripes over a cup of boiling water. Insert the stripes into the Go Pro case when It is still in the fridge and close It. It will works, granted :thumb: !
Best regards
Carlo

sfpete
Medium Poster
Posts: 157
Joined: Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:47 pm
Kiting since: 2008
Local Beach: San Francisco Bay area
Style: stayin' alive
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: GoPro 3 - fogging?

Postby sfpete » Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:50 pm

Does this happen with the 3 and not previous GoPros? I am about to get a 3 and wonder if I should not.

User avatar
yomotha
Frequent Poster
Posts: 356
Joined: Sat Jul 19, 2008 9:18 pm
Kiting since: 2004
Style: Whatever I feel like for the day
Gear: Cabrinha
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Canada

Re: GoPro 3 - fogging?

Postby yomotha » Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:56 pm

You're supposed to "bake" those strips in the oven every few sessions to dry them out. Holding them over boiling water? Say what? :-?

handy
Medium Poster
Posts: 58
Joined: Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:49 pm
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: GoPro 3 - fogging?

Postby handy » Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:08 pm

yeap, thats it just "bake" or heat em up in the oven or micro wave and thats it.
No fridge no AC no joke !

Speedkillz
Rare Poster
Posts: 33
Joined: Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:19 pm
Kiting since: 2012
Local Beach: Mokuleia, Kailua
Style: Freeride, Wave
Gear: Switch Element 13m, Switch Element 9m
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: GoPro 3 - fogging?

Postby Speedkillz » Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:32 pm

The desiccant strips absorb moisture that would otherwise condense on the housing and cause 'fogging' so it makes sense that the best way to use them (and the way that works very well for me here in humid Hawaii) is to bake them briefly to dry them out. I have a little countertop oven that works great. Then, keep them in a very dry place (an airtight container with some more desiccant beads in it - those 'chicklet' packets that some electronics are packaged with) until you use them.

Also, don't leave the GoPro housing open when it is not in use. Open it, remove the camera, and close it right back up. I have not had trouble with condensation since I started being more conscious of this stuff. Hope that helps!

Aloha

User avatar
Toby
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 32824
Joined: Mon Sep 24, 2001 1:00 am
Kiting since: 2000
Local Beach: Cumbuco, Brazil
Barra do Cauipe, Brazil
Style: Airstyle
Gear: Rebel 2015 18
Brand Affiliation: None.
Location: World (KF Admin)
Contact:

Re: GoPro 3 - fogging?

Postby Toby » Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:48 pm

yes, I have those white ones...

Will dry them somehow and then see!

Thanks
Toby

User avatar
prayfawind27
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 994
Joined: Tue Sep 12, 2006 2:10 am
Kiting since: 2003
Local Beach: Blu hill, Coral harbour(in front of the little key) Go Slow, Club Med
Favorite Beaches: kite beach Cabarete , Crondon Park Miami
Style: Free style
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Nassau,Bahamas
Contact:

Re: GoPro 3 - fogging?

Postby prayfawind27 » Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:52 pm

i haven't had any wind to test these out yet but here is the instructions it comes with
Attachments
20121207_154720.jpg


Return to “Kitesurfing”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: borist, ktflyer381 and 17 guests