Originally Posted by VMcV3y
It's quite helpful!
I'm not quite sure how you guys used the GoPro's prior to have an LCD bac-pac? Where you just taking a hopeful guess at what would be in the field of view?
I've been experimenting with the Wifi back-pac, too. Quite useful...basically, once you've got the brackets "set" using the LCD for aiming, I switch out the back piece and swap the LCD for the Wifi unit. Then you just fire the camera when you want, without having to reach over (or outside) to press the physical button. The wrist-unit lets you know if you're actually filming, and at what specific setting.
I've got the LCD backpack, and sometimes use it the same way you do - for setting the viewing angle ahead of filming. Then I pop the battery backpack on just in case. (because I HATE running out of power). But mostly I just eyeball the angle, and have never been terribly far off (so far)
Does the WiFi backpack chew up much power?
- I got the mic off of Amazon.