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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-08-2009, 06:49 PM Thread Starter
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GoPro sports camera.

If anyone is looking for a good quality small mountable camera a friend of mine just introduced me to the GoPro camera and it's really awesome for a very reasonable price.

http://www.goprocamera.com Check out the Vids and photos.

Costs around $180.00 USD on amazon and the handlebar mount is $20.00. I'm going to order one.

it can shoot regular video or take 5 megapixel photos every two seconds. Currently it takes a 2gb SD card but there's a patch coming soon so it can take the 4gb cards.
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That does look like it takes pretty good video

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check out the ContourHD. For $80.00 more it does HD at 30fps or standard at 60fps. i just got one and love it I'll post a link to my test video when i get it uploaded. Also check there site to see other videos.


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I got mine on sale from cyclesector.com for $169. GoPro Motorsports Wide edition with the suction cup mount, and a couple of sticky mounts.

The wide is nice - if you mount it on the tail, you can see both knees drag. Mount it on the mid fairing and you can see the ground, as well as your hands on the clipons. It's REALLY wide.

The downside is that because it's such a wide angle, you need to be REALLY close when chasing someone, otherwise they look really far away.

Here is some demo footage I recorded:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blnl6qTKdW4
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How did you do the stuff where you were on the side of the road? Its much more crisp vs the video you have on the bike..

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Yea, I liked the wide lense a lot - nice vid Crypt.
Maybe the contourHD is worth the extra money - The picture quality seems a bit better for sure.
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The video shot by the wife from the side of the road was done with a canon hf10 high-def camcorder. So its a totally different setup. One thing to note: make sure the camera you get for onboard footage uses a ccd instead of a cmos sensor. The hf10 takes great footage but since its a cmos sensor, the vibration of the bike makes onboard footage unusabe. Google cmos rolling shutter for more info...

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The video shot by the wife from the side of the road was done with a canon hf1 high-def camcorder. So its a totally different setup. One thing to note: make sure the camera you get for onboard footage uses a ccd instead of a cmos sensor. The hf1 takes great footage but since its a cmos sensor, the vibration of the bike makes onboard footage unusabe. Google cmos rolling shutter for more info...

Awesome info thanks man!

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V.i.o. Pov

If you want really clean onboard footage from a video camera I highly suggest the V.I.O. pov. You can shop around and find it for about $550. Heres some footage my friend and I recorded and edited using the very simple to use Pinnacle 12 software. It's two cameras. One on his bike[ R1 ] and one on my bike [ 1098s ]. We changed up the angles for different views.The quality is poor due to Youtube compressing the video but it records in 720x480 which is just under HD. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eR5Sf2Y89_o
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59GRnu3jKM8
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