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GoPro and Action Camera Light From FreeWell Gear

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In this YouTube video review, we take a look at the waterproof GoPro and action camera light by FreeWell Gear. This tiny little light is extremely bright and extremely durable as it is constructed of a high-grade aluminum. It is waterproof to at depths of 40 meters (130 ft) with IP 68 rating. This also makes it a great choice for outdoor shooting as dust and elements will not affect its performance.

Unlike other small action camera lights that can easily overheat and shut down, this camera has a built-in overheating system that will kick in when the temperature of the light reaches 55 degrees allowing you to keep on shooting for extended periods of time.

This compact action and GoPro camera light has a removable 2200 mAh battery that can be charged independently from the main camera body, a very nice concept as it allows you to keep shooting while you recharge your spare batteries. It is rated to run for 3.5 hours in between charges. It offers 3 different light modes including targeted, ambient and wide to adapt to a variety of lighting needs. Each mode offers various brightness intensities. All in all, this is one of the best choices for small action camera lighting for both video and photography, a nice durable light that works great outdoors and underwater.

Freewell GoPro Light (USA) http://amzn.to/2BGXNS3
Freewell GoPro Light (CAN) http://amzn.to/2jKYRfM

The following is included with this light kit:

  • Light Unit
  • 1 Battery
  • Spare Gasket
  • GoPro Dual Mount
  • Short Micro USB Charging Cable
  • Instruction Manual
  • 1 Short Thumb Screw
  • 1 Long Thumb Screw

 


Freewell GoPro Light (USA) http://amzn.to/2BGXNS3
Freewell GoPro Light (CAN) http://amzn.to/2jKYRfM


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Shark Cage for GoPro Hero 5/6/7 Black

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In this video review, we are taking a closer look at the Shark Cage frame for the GoPro Hero 5/6/7 Black. In the past, I have reviewed several aluminum frames for GoPro’s. These frames are useful for a few different reasons. Firstly they offer great protection. The tough aluminum build protects your GoPro from drops or when filming in situations where the camera may take some knocks. However, the most common reason for using an aluminum frame is the fact that it has a built-in cold shoe and it makes it easy to attach a microphone to your GoPro rig. There is one drawback to these aluminum frames and that is they are heavy, these frames can add a lot of weight to your setup.

This is where the GoPro Shark Cage is different, it is a minimalist aluminum frame that still offers good protection and only weighs a fraction of the others. The GoPro Shark Cage has a cheese plate included in the pack with several tripod connections. You can mount this cheese plate in many different ways on the Shark Cage. There is no cold shoe included in the package and it will need to be purchased separately. I have included links to the products used in the video.

You can watch our full video review of the GoPro Shark Cage below.

Shark Cage for GoPro: https://amzn.to/2TtlmH0
Cold Shoe Mount: https://amzn.to/2KmxepZ

 

 


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GoPro Vlogging Case | How To Connect A Microphone To The GoPro Hero 7 Black

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In this video review, we are taking a closer look at a new style of casie for the GoPro Hero 5/6/7 Black that is aimed at vloggers. This new style of case or as some would call it “housing” has a built-in cavity that can hold the GoPro microphone adapter. When connecting a microphone to the Hero 7 Black you must use GoPro’s microphone adapter which for the most part is a big brick. In the past when you set up a GoPro vlogging rig you would have this adapter hanging off the back and it would always be in the way. There are some DIY methods for managing all these cables and adaptors but they really just were not all that convenient.

A few months ago these new styles of GoPro vlogging cases with a built-in microphone adapter holder started popping up on Amazon and eBay. I ordered one in to take a look at it and I really was quite impressed and wondered why it took so long for someone to come up with this idea. The other necessary component when setting up a GoPro Vlogging rig is you need a way to attach your microphone, most commonly this is called a cold shoe. In the past, there have been many offerings of aluminum GoPro cases that had a built in cold shoe and for the most part, they have always worked well (except dangle mic adapter). The downside to these cases is they were quite heavy and added a lot of bulk to your rig. This new style of vlogging case is made of durable plastic and is significantly lighter. They also feature a raised cold shoe for connecting a microphone, this raised cold shoe helps keep the microphone out of the GoPro’s wide field of view.

You can watch our video review of this new style of GoPro Vlogging case that is compatible with the GoPro Hero 7 Black, Hero 6 Black and Hero 5 Black.

GoPro Vlog Case: https://amzn.to/2CysmeM
Rode Microphone: https://amzn.to/2CxL4TV
Fusion Grip: https://amzn.to/2TZANtE

 

 

 


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