Go Pros used as training aids?

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    Go Pros used as training aids?

    I've been playing with the hero3 silver go pro, learning it's operation, how to edit the raw footage, etc for the last 6 months in preparation for releasing some you tube vids of the skills I train others in across the US and here in my home state of Az.

    What came to my attention is this--- the videoing oneself shooting can be slowed down and used as a training aid as well.

    Anyone use a go pro to record their shooting? I have mine set up for helmet use, and also use a tripod to get the full effect of myself drawing and firing as well as the target in the frames for instant feedback on hits. I use the 1080x30 setting with protune turned on. I'm finding the more I vid the shooting the more I can use them for any remedial necessary.
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    I've been using a Midland XTC Action Camera for a couple of years. Videoing practice sessions is the best thing I done. If you can't see what your doing wrong you can't fix it.

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    I haven't used a GoPro, but I did pick up a Contour just before I left the States. Right now it's mounted to my helmet via my goggles; eventually I'll get the proper mount.

    I've only used it a few times, but it did help tremendously.
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    Thanks for the replies, I'm surprised more people don't have the go pros and use them for self diagnosis after a shooting session [ not just target shooting but running through some skills training with movement etc/
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    Im a Combat Photographer... We have go pros but I prefer the Contour. We use them a lot when training to get our weapons manipulations techniques down better and demonstrate what we did/ did not do properly.

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    I WAS JUST VIEWING THIS......MUST SEE HEROES AT WORK !!!!!

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    Video is a invaluable tool for improving just about any physical skill. It will show you your errors and validate good form.

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    I use a Midland camera to record my skiing and some training/IDPA. However, I find I get a lot better info from my Canon SX50 on a tripod off to the side when training.

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