GoPro Cameras For Dummies, 2nd Edition
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One problem with the GoPro camera is that it doesn't have a tripod socket on its bottom, so there's no built-in way to secure the camera to a tripod.

No worries. You can still mount it with a special accessory that attaches to your GoPro and provides a standard tripod socket. This accessory also has a quick-release mount that allows you to move the camera conveniently between shots and locations. The GoPro looks comfortable when mounted on a flexible GorillaPod, for example.

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Tripod adapter connects a GoPro to your three-legged friend.

For a good part of the camera's 200-year history, the tripod has been the photographer's best friend when it comes to keeping the camera steady and composing the scene. For almost as long, cameras have had a standard socket for attaching to a tripod. Yep, the three-legged amigo has made all the difference between crisply shot movies and a shaky mess.

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John Carucci is an entertainment news producer for Associated Press Television. He is the author of Digital SLR Video & Filmmaking For Dummies and Webinars For Dummies as well as other books on creative and nighttime photography. John has also contributed articles to American Photo, Popular Photography, and PC Photo magazines.

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