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GoPro condensation

Postby windybrit » Thu Jun 24, 2010 9:47 pm

Ok so I have to say I really like my Gopro but .............
If the camera has been in the case for a more than 30 minutes before I start to video
it seems that there's always clouding on the images shot ....... anyone have this problem
or care to suggest remedies..........
I also to find water seems to stick (bead on) to the outsie of the case....... do you suppose Rain
Dance or something similar might help.

any ideas??????

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Re: GoPro condensation

Postby Toby » Thu Jun 24, 2010 10:07 pm

I had this too...right in front of the lens condensation on the inside.

Someone said, it has to do with temperatures...e.g. if you have the go pro inside a cool room, and the put it straight into sun, this will happen. I was told to put it into the water first, and then into the sun. I don't remember if it really helped.

This is for hot places like Brazil.

Anyone with another idea?

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Re: GoPro condensation

Postby grantman54 » Thu Jun 24, 2010 10:10 pm

i bought the anti fog strips and they have been working great. No fog anymore for me. I have baked them multiple times and use 3 at a time. Highly recommend them.

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Re: GoPro condensation

Postby alexrider » Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:57 pm

If there is moisture within the case, and you bring it from a cool to a hot place (Toby's example), condensation will occur.

I solved the problem by putting the camera in the fridge (the air is very dry in there) for 5 or 10 minutes, case opened. The camera case must be closed swiftly when it's being removed from the cool dry air. Works.
Silicagel should work too, but I haven't found granules small enough, and suitable bag to contain them.

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Re: GoPro condensation

Postby alexrider » Fri Jun 25, 2010 12:09 am

Toby wrote: ...e.g. if you have the go pro inside a cool room, and the put it straight into sun, this will happen...
Anyone with another idea?
Less likely if you leave the case open in the cool room, which is usually dryer than outside in the tropics. The air conditioners are sucking moisture out of the ambient air. But the fridge trick should be more efficient.
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Re: GoPro condensation

Postby yomotha » Fri Jun 25, 2010 12:29 am

Just get the anti-fog strips. Problem solved.

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Re: GoPro condensation

Postby alexrider » Fri Jun 25, 2010 12:45 am

yomotha wrote:Just get the anti-fog strips. Problem solved.
Problem not solved. Strips unavailable here. Will you send me some?
In the meanwhile I use the fridge. Problem solved after all. ;-)

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Re: GoPro condensation

Postby yomotha » Fri Jun 25, 2010 1:43 am

alexrider wrote:
yomotha wrote:Just get the anti-fog strips. Problem solved.
Problem not solved. Strips unavailable here. Will you send me some?
In the meanwhile I use the fridge. Problem solved after all. ;-)
Use that internet thing to order them.

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Re: GoPro condensation

Postby Puetz » Fri Jun 25, 2010 2:23 am

... the fridge thing works or an airconditioned room before you go, but one downside though, if you want to change memory cards while you at the beach, you have to open it up and your back to square one :cry:

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Re: GoPro condensation

Postby alexrider » Fri Jun 25, 2010 3:19 am

Puetz wrote:... the fridge thing works or an airconditioned room before you go, but one downside though, if you want to change memory cards while you at the beach, you have to open it up and your back to square one :cry:
Hi Puetz, we met already, didn't we? ;-)

Don't you have a beach bar serving cool drinks around?
Else, bring along your fridge. Or a second or even third Gopro.
The silicagel is also likely to get saturated whilst changing memory cards on the beach.
What is your solution?

I believe the latest memory cards have capacities large enough for several hours of HD, the only limitation being each file size limited to 2 GB (SD FAT limitation?). But that only requires starting a new sequence.
Is there a limit with Gopro itself?


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