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Hey what's up everybody! Jacob here with The Family Carr, and... I like what's going on here with this, kinda glow. A bit angelic, wouldn't you say? HAHA. And this is Utinni. Pronounce "UTINNI". Some of you will get that, some of you won't haha. A few people have asked what my vlog setup for my GoPro is, so I'm going to break it down and show you exactly what my setup is for vlogging... with my GoPro!
GOPRO HERO 5 BLACK
Now this is it, this is the setup right here. This is it right here. This is what it looks like. And to break it down, inside here is a GoPro Hero 5 Black. This is a Rode VideoMicro external microphone. To use that microphone you have to have this GoPro brand adapter. They make other brands for this, but as far as I know, the only one that works with the GoPro is the GoPro brand external mic adapter. This is a Luxebell metal housing, and it comes with the little shoe mount here that I can attach the mic to. This is a Luxebell GoPro mount that mounts to the stand which is an XS Series handle. It's extendable. And it has a tilt option that I like a lot. Loosen that up and you can tilt it. Turn it the other way. You know, if you're swimming, skiing, etc.
BEST VLOGGING CAMERA
GoPro is usually known as an action cam. People don't really think about it being a vlogging camera but it actually works really well. It doesn't have zoom or aperture features that, see how the background is blurry on this camera I'm using now? It doesn't have anything like that. but now you can adjust the width of it. So I like to film in "linear mode", it's just a little bit wider.But the "super wide" you want to use for action stuff. GoPro now also has, you can see my fingerprints, a touchscreen. You can also connect it to your phone with the GoPro app, and change all of the settings, along with the ability to start and stop filming within the app. We actually sometimes use it as a baby monitor . We'll be in the other room, set up the GoPro, and we can watch from our phones. Pretty cool!
The stand here also came with a suction cup, which works pretty good. Normally i would recommend getting the GoPro brand suction cup, but this one, you have to clean it really good, but, we used it in this video (check the link above) We attached to some cars, and it stayed for like, 20 minutes of riding down the road! It also came with this magnet attachment. I stuck it to my dryer sideways and it "kind of" held up. If it was straight up and down it would probably work really well. That's for the XS Series GoPro monopod thing, I don't know what it's called. And the GoPro also doesn't have a lot of battery life, so I did buy an extra battery, and a battery charger. You can buy the wall plug separately. it has a fast charge with a higher ampage. But I just use an iPhone wall plug. It's a 1 amp, so it charges it a little slower but i just leave it overnight and it's usually charged by the end of the day.
Also on this housing, you can attach 52mm filters, and it came with a UV filter, which, when i use it under water, it kind of holds water in there, which I don't like. BUT. Hook this little Nikon lens cap on there, and you look like some kind of professional. Some kind, I don't know what kind, a vlogging professional, I don't know.
Sure it may look funny, but I also call this "free advertising", because a lot of people stop me and ask, "what is that?", because it doesn't look like a regular vlogging setup. And then I say "Oh funny you should ask, why don't you go check out my YouTube channel?" BOOM, free advertising.
I want to show you how I attach the microphone adapter to the housing. I use this little fastener here. It's kind of like velcro, but not really. It has these little legs, and when they click together they just stay. And it has double sided tape on the back of it. I take this under water all the time, I took it to the beach and the tape has stayed.The reason i bought this particular housing, it was like $40. And they make cheaper ones but the reason I wanted this one is because this side door needs to be open for you to attache the microphone adapter. And you can take the side door off. But some of the cases you buy, you have to take the door off completely to attach the adapter. This case right here has a notch out for it. So it slides down to open, and this notch out allows it to slide down and open. I can plug it in, keep the door on there, and hook it onto the fastener. I can keep the side door on there, that way if I know I'm about to do something under water (the GoPro is super water proof by the way, like up to 33 feet) I can just unplug this, close the door, unscrew the mic, pop it off, take this off, and BOOM. Ready to go underwater! You just have to be sure that door is closed and you're good to go. I also bought this hat from Smatree. it has a Gopro housing attachment sewn into the front of the hat. i've used that for my cast net tutorial video (check the link above) and it works really well with the housing that the GoPro came with.