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Re: GoPro fogging - this is ridiculous!

Postby eldadgold » Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:07 pm

Garmin Virb has a problem with the cover on the back. on hard crashes water come in and destoy the camera, so if you are planning on using it for surfing then use the waterproof case.... that also opens up on hard crashes, so use the case and then some tape to hold the lock of the case door down.
I really hope they will fix this on the second gen. Virb.

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Re: GoPro fogging - this is ridiculous!

Postby Kamikuza » Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:52 pm

Eurus wrote:The first time I used my new GP 3 it fogged up. I called Go Pro and they said I had a faulty camera and that it should never fog. I took it back to where I purchased it and they gave me a new one. So far it has not fogged on me once.
Must be a lot of faulty GoPros out there then :o

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Re: GoPro fogging - this is ridiculous!

Postby g00se » Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:35 pm

If you live in a warm humid environment, the air holds a lot of moisture. Also, the camera generates heat when it's on (especially due to the LCD screen on newer go-pro models).

These conditions cause condensation as soon as the temperature is cooler on the outside of the waterproof housing (like when it gets wet). It's the temp difference that causes the fogging.

Either find a way to ensure the air in the housing is cooler and not humid (fridge method as described before) or use dessicant to absorb the moisture inside the housing.

Spray solutions make the fog droplets smaller/flatter which is not the really the best way for good image quality.

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Re: GoPro fogging - this is ridiculous!

Postby Phil » Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:27 pm

g00se wrote:Either find a way to ensure the air in the housing is cooler and not humid (fridge method as described before) or use dessicant to absorb the moisture inside the housing.
Anti fogging stripes are working fine for me, within the following scenario :
1- Make sure to use dried stripes (or new ones).
2- Put them (2 or 3) in the housing along with the cam.
3- Close the housing and wait at least a couple of hours before putting the cam on and start filming. (the moisture absorbtion is not instantaneous... it takes some time for the stripes to play their role).
4-Keep the housing closed until the end of your filming => In case you have to open the housing go back to point 1.
5- Try to shutdown the cam for 5mn every 15mn during your filming session (the remote controler is awesome for that... you don't need to stop riding in case you're using the lines or kite mount).

Concerning the waterdrops on the lense ruining your filming ....I put some Rain-X on the outside of the lense... it works like a charm.

Hope this help

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Re: GoPro fogging - this is ridiculous!

Postby Pippi langsamer » Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:19 pm

If GoPro weren’t rolling in their riches, they’d probably find all this faffing about quite embarrassing I’m sure.
  • Put your camera in the fridge
    Take it out an place it immediately in a bowl of fresh Basmati rice
    Remove from rice and place it in the middle of a Star of David
    Contact long-lost relatives and beg forgiveness for past sins
    Put camera back in fridge with an immature Marmot
    Place several strips of absorbent material betwixt the camera and said Marmot.
    Close camera case and put your Lotto numbers on.

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Re: GoPro fogging - this is ridiculous!

Postby RickI » Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:08 pm

Toby, I haven't had fogging problems in about three years. I seal the unit in AC, most of the time but not always. And, I place a small folded paper towel section inside the housing and away from the seals.

The desiccant strips can saturate in less than a day, paper towel sections last me for a couple of months.

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Re: GoPro fogging - this is ridiculous!

Postby exuma kitesurfing » Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:31 pm

rain-x on the case lens

small amounts of tissue paper between the camera and case

close camera case in freezer (low humidity)

...works every time - yes, this is kinda bogus for 2014 technology ... especially after you spend $500.00!

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Re: GoPro fogging - this is ridiculous!

Postby finnkc » Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:48 pm

I find if I open the case in a high humidity area it will most likely fog up on me. If you are in the car you can turn up the AC and put the case up on the dash to dry it out as much as possible. Also RainX on the exterior of the case to keep the water drops off. Make sure you clean the case when using RainX tho. I can build up a film after a few months.

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Re: GoPro fogging - this is ridiculous!

Postby RickI » Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:01 pm

I think I have the GoPro fogging thing sorted out with the paper towel sections. Not sure why folks are still experiencing this problem with this simple solution having been out on here for years.

Has anyone found a foolproof, "always works" solution for fogging of ski goggles? I've tried a variety of fixes but in the end under some conditions, they will fog.

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Re: GoPro fogging - this is ridiculous!

Postby gbgreen59 » Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:15 pm

haiku wrote:Hi.

Those tips worked amanzingly every time I go to Maui and you know...Hawaii is one of the worst places on earth for Go Pro fogging :nono: !
Haiku: I've got hours of GoPro2 vid from Maui for two years in a row with no fogging. All I have is the polarizer and moisture strips. No extra steps taken; Never seen any fogging.

Here's a vid from last July on Maui. Was taken throughout one day. Didn't have any problems with fogging...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmMc6iC9hdI

The vid isn't exciting, but shows no fogging on GoPro housing.
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