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Helmet Cams - Anybody use one?

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by Simon's Mom, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. Nov 26, 2008 at 6:33 AM
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    I've been looking into buying a helmet cam for when I ski and snowmobile. Did lots of reading off the internet but am interested in any real world experience. I see lots of interests here that folks may come across the use of them (sand dune riding, motox, the track). Leaning toward a VHoldR. Post up any suggestions or experience please! Thanks!
     
  2. Nov 26, 2008 at 6:38 AM
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  4. Nov 26, 2008 at 6:52 AM
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    ^^ LOL :rofl: I've seen that too but want [​IMG]

    screw the duct tape I've rode and held a camera at the same time :eek:
     
  5. Nov 26, 2008 at 6:52 AM
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    My buddy has one that i borrowed and its really good in picture video was awesome to take used it in ocotillo sad part is lost the video.
     
  6. Nov 26, 2008 at 7:45 AM
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    All I can say is you get what you pay for. If you just want to get the action but resolution is not that important then the cheaper compact one is great. But if you want quality video...like the type you see in professional bike & car racing...your gonna spend a little more, but you won't regret it.

    I did tons of research on these a few years ago when I bought mine. I got a Sony bullet cam off of ebay, very resonable but I can't remember how much. It has worked very well for me. I've used it while riding my quad in both dirt and winter ice racing...even crashed a few times and it caught all of the action. Also, I have used it on my street bike both street riding and road racing; with it mounted to my helmet as well as to the bike. I'll be figuring a mount for the sled soon. I've never uploaded any video, but if I have the time I'll give it a try.

    Check out these guys... http://www.helmetcamera.com/ they are spendy but I think they sell one of the best set ups...the camera's are exactly like mine, but they utilize a much sturdier wire connection and they are a complete kit, where I had to piece mine together. If I had it all to do over again, I would spend the extra coin and go with these guys.

    Hope this helps :thumbsup:
     
  8. Dec 2, 2008 at 4:52 AM
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    We used to video our runs on the bikes, and a couple of track days, when I sold the bikes, I would use the camera to attach near a problem, or suspicious noise in my truck and go for a drive. Then get back and watch the video to see the problem. I cant find it right now to tell you want kind it is.
     
  9. Dec 2, 2008 at 6:00 AM
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    Thanks for the link EAMonkey!

    Good info, I like this setup and how it can be used in other applications as well, the VHOLDR is pricey & wireless but also not as versitile and battery life in cold temp is hosed unless you use hand warmers. You do get what you pay for and would like to use it to produce some nice vids for friends and such. Thank you for the input!

    Great idea, never thought of using it for the truck, more reason to buy! Thanks for those input, if you remember let me know thank you!
     
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    I just got one and it works Fkin great its only 200 bucks and its called goprocamera.com check it out, worked way better than I thought it would, when I figure out how to edit my video to make it smaller I'll post it. I ride dirt bikes and did some really gnarly single track yesterday.
     
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    http://www.goprocamera.com/index.php?area=2&productid=30

    aww! they just came out with an HD one!

    I have the MotoSport Wide. Works really great. Use it Dirtbiking lots. Comes with a tonne of mounting options. Waterproof, shockproof. Takes decent audio.

    Only complaint is with the Wide Angle. Takes great video, but as you get further away, things tend to get small quickly, due to the fisheye lense. However, gives a GREAT sense of speed and great Field of View. If you are taping other people, the Wide isn't so great, but if you are just taping YOUR actions, the wide is awesome.
     
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    ^^ thanks sock & all others for replies ^^

    Today I got my camera as a belated birthday gift :woot:
    Its a Go Pro Hero HD. It has a ton of mounts for handlebars, snowboards, helmets, etc. Waterproof & up to 30-60fps HD, 127 to 170 degree field of vision or it'll shoot continuous 5mp stills. The go pro web site has some great examples of what this camera can do. Can't wait to take try it out. pics
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    ^^^ Freakin awesome!
     
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    best one out there IMO
     
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    definatly. just got my go pro wide and it is amazing. for the mounts on my helmet i used pl-premium just in case the 3m it comes with doesnt hold in the cold for snowboarding. ive hit it on branches, missed the landing on some tables and it doesnt even look like its been smacked against stuff.

    go pro also sells extra mounts for $10 for like 5 extra mounts.
     
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