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GoPro Hero 5 Black Super Suit | Installation and Review

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The Hero 5 black is waterproof just as it is without any housing to a depth of 33 ft. The GoPro Super Suit for the Hero 5 Black is designed to allow it to be used up to a depth of 196 Ft while scuba diving. Even if you have no plans on taking your Hero 5 Black that deep, it can even just add a little piece of mind for days at the beach or in the backyard swimming pool.

The GoPro hero 5 was engineered to be tough, however, it is still prone to damage from hard knocks or falls onto concrete or rock. The Hero 5 Super Suit not only adds extra water protection, it can also be used to add protection for everyday use. If you’re a skateboarder and you have your Hero 5 attached to your board, a couple bad spills could severely damage your GoPro. Having the Hero 5 Black in its super suit gives it another line of defense. It’s cheaper to replace a $49 (US) housing than having to replace your whole GoPro.

How To Install Hero 5 Black Into The Super Suit Housing.

If you have purchased the GoPro Super Suit for the Hero 5 Black, you will notice that the GoPro will not fit inside. In order to install and mount the GoPro Hero 5 in the housing, you must first remove the protective lens from the Hero 5 Black. This Video Shows You How To Remove Lens. Once you have the lens cover removed the Hero 5 black will fit perfectly.

What Comes With The Hero 5 Super Suit

Inside the box, you will find the main body of the unit. You will notice there are two extra doors. One is a skeleton door, for the most part, this is if you are using the ‘Super Suit” housing for everyday protection. The skeleton door has an opening on the back that allows for full use of the touchscreen. When this door is used, the camera is not waterproof. You will also notice there is a second identical waterproof door. Having a second door allows you to attach a stick on floaty, you can switch back and forth as needed. The package also comes with a thumb screw and the newer style GoPro buckle mount.

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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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