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Using Lume Cubes With GoPro Karma Grip

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I had been looking for a way to easily mount some lights on my GoPro Karma Grip so I can film in dark and low light situations. There are many compact and portable lights on the market but I opted to go with Lume Cube GoPro kit. These tiny little lights are capable of 1500 lumens each and only weighs 3.5 oz. A 1.5-inch square cube makes them easy to pack when you want to travel light. I am not going to go over all of the features but some basic information you may want to know. These lights take about 90 minutes to charge from empty and can last for up to 2 hours on a mid-brightness setting. At the full 1500 lumens, you can get about 20 minutes. There are 10 brightness settings you can choose from. They have built-in Bluetooth and can be controlled by your smartphone. They are perfect for constant video light and can also be used as a flash when doing photography.

When you purchase the GoPro Kit it comes with 2 Lume Cubes, 2 USB charging cables and a GoPro mounting plate. This allows you to mount a Lume Cube on either side and your GoPro in the middle. There is also a bracket on the bottom so it can be easily attached to your favorite GoPro grip or handle.

In this scenario, I used a buckle mount while using the Karma Grips mounting ring to attach the Karma Grip to the Lube Cube mounting bar. This works flawlessly and allows you to capture beautifully stabilized footage without adding a lot of weight in low light situations. Not only does this setup work well for capturing video footage, it works really well for capturing photos at night or in dark areas.

U.S. – GoPro Lume Cube Kit: http://amzn.to/2s6tyiO

Canada – GoPro Lume Cube Kit: http://amzn.to/2quoovJ

 

Watch our video as we assemble and do some night tests with the Lume Cube GoPro kit mounted on the Karma Grip.

Here are a couple of photo samples taken with the Karma Grip with Lume Cubes attached. These photos were taken on a Hero 5 Black at night in pitch black, the only light source is coming from the two Lume Cubes at a power of 50%.


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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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Dusk White Limited Edition Hero 7 Black Unboxing

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Here is a quick unboxing video of the new GoPro Hero 7 Black Dusk White Limited Edition that GoPro released on March 3. It is available for purchase on the GoPro website as well as select stores around the world. As of the posting of this article, it is not available on Amazon yet and I am not sure if it will be. This new Dusk White GoPro is not to be confused with the Hero 7 White which is GoPro’s budget entry level camera, this is a full-fledged Hero 7 Black just with a new limited edition look. There are no hardware changes all internal components, specs, and features are the same as the original Hero 7 Black.


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