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No Limits with your GoPro

FinalEdit Short Movie Productions  is an editing suite for GoPro South Africa specializing in GoPro video filming and editing.

There is is just no limit to this camera, this video was all shot in Cape Town, South Africa just showing all the possibilities with a GoPro Hero Camera, showcasing Kitesurfing, SUP, Paramotor Gliding, Driving Chapmans Peak, Ratanga Junction Cobra and Mountain biking with a GoPro.
Camera Equipment used:
-Shot 100% GoPro HD Hero2 (720p @50fps)
– GoPro Surfboard mount
– GoPro Helmet Mount
– GoPro Chesty
– GoPro Handlebar,and roll bar mounts)
– Custom built Monopole
Editing Software
– FinalCut Pro X
Customized loop using music by Full_astronaut (premiumbeat.com)

No Limits from FinalEdit on Vimeo.

Live Out Loud 2012

This FinalEdit short movie production was created specifically for GoPro South Africa Live Out Loud 2012 Event held in Kayalami.
Live Out Loud 2012 shot 100% GoPro Hero 2 The concept behind the day is less about show and shine and more about racing to the finish line. Luckily the thrill of racing LIVEOUTLOUD style was not limited to the Kyalami racetrack tarmac. The battle for first place came under contention as the Lamborghini Superleggera’s fighting spirit proved too little when up against a 130 B4 Euro Helicopter, with the airborne speedster ultimately taking the chequered flag. For guests who weren’t racing around the track other forms of entertainment included bikers doing daring jump tricks, drifting and prize giveaways. Royalty Free Music by: Full Astronaut

Live Out Loud 2012 Kyalami from FinalEdit on Vimeo.

Langebaan Skateboard Session

This FinalEdit short movie production was created specifically for skateborders wanting to film with a Gopro


We found this perfect stretch of endless smooth tar road up the west coast with not a car insight. Shot 100% with a Gopro Hero using various GoPro attachments, we got some really good angles. The video shot under the skateboard is a very risky shot as the casing is to big to fit under the board. We fitted the open camera underneath with no casing( This of course is done at your own risk).
We made use of the extended monopod, which is one of my favourite accessories when filming  with a GoPro.It gives you some great angles where a normal camera would never go and is super stable if correctly weighted.

Skater board rider: Justin Groombridge
Filming & Editing by FinalEdit.co.za, South Africa
Edited in Finalcut X

How not to break your Case Clip

This FinalEdit short movie production was created specifically to show GoPro users how to close the camera casing on their GoPro camera.
Its important to remember that the casing clip is quite strong ,but if too much stress is applied on the clip when trying to close the casing clip it may break.
A great tip to avoid breaking the casing clip


I always make sure my silicone gasket on the flap is clean from any grit; then closing the flap I get my thumbs firmly against the front part of the casing (as if i was eating a hamburger),pressing firmly with my other fingers wrapped around the back and then using two fingers to press the flap forward , it takes only a small amount of pressure on the latch to close it.(watch the video for more guidance)