GoPro to DSLR Mount

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Introduction: GoPro to DSLR Mount

As a photography and videography enthousiast, I got inspired by the short movie 'Above SF' by Marc Donahue to make a short movie myself about my upcoming trip to Warsaw. I have a DSLR camera and a GoPro Session, so I only had to find a way to connect them together.

Which I eventually did!

Step 1: ​Things You Need for This Instructable:

- your DSLR's hot shoe cover cap

- GoPro piece

- a strong glue ( one that can hold plastic together )

- an electric multitool ( with a cutting and sanding tool )

Step 2: Cutting

I started by cutting away the plastic that I no longer needed. After measuring the length and width, I added some marks on the bottom of the GoPro piece to make sure that I didn't cut away to many plastic.

Step 3: Sanding

After the cutting process, I sanded the GoPro piece and washed it in water to get rid of the fine dust.

Make sure you'll add small cuts to the hot shoe cover to get a better connection between the glue and the hot shoe cover.

Step 4: Glueing the Two Pieces Together

Finally I glued the two pieces together by following the steps on the packaging of the glue.

Step 5: Final Photo

Now you'll have your own carefully crafted piece to put your Go Pro on your DSLR camera.

I hope you enjoyed this Instructable ( Which is my first... ).

Questions or remarks? Drop a comment below.

Jens

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thanks maan u gave me an idea ))

This is really smart. I'd rather use an old flash mount than the flimsy hot shoe cover I have though. Those old flashes are cheep and the plastic housing that you could use from it is more sturdy than the cap I have . Great idea. Now I need to get a go-pro. :)

Thanks! :)

I really recommend the GoPro Session, the fact that it's really small is one of it's key features I think. Yes, you don't have a screen for live-feed and it's more work to change te settings but I use my GoPro Session more now than my previous Hero 3 because the Session is that small. I'm even taking the Session to school sometimes. :)

Thanks. I might look into it. Also, as a teacher, I feel compelled to add that you should check with your prof/teacher before recording lectures. They can actually fall under copyright laws. I never mind students recording, but some do.

Of course, I use the GoPro then mainly during our breaks. Filming the lessons are prohibited at our school, but thanks anyway! :)

That's pretty awesome. I've seen people do that type of thing while taking photos with the DSLR and videoing with the gopro for a tutorial or fpv and always wanted to try it.

Thanks for sharing and welcome!