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    video / helmet cam question

    http://www.twenty20camera.com/


    http://www.goprocamera.com/


    Two years ago, I bought one of the first issue Twenty20 remote helmet cams.
    It's a basic model but it works... and it's very tough.

    The model I have doesn't have any steady-cam features but I only use on the helmet, so it's stays pretty steady (compared to being mounted to the bike somewhere).

    It doesn't have any brackets for light filters but I'm sure I could rig something if I really wanted to. If you point slightly toward the sun, it gets washed out pretty bad.


    ANYWAY, just wondering if anyone was using the GoPro Hero. It seems like a pretty cool model.

    It seems light weight, tough, has a steady cam feature and I like the ease of uploading the video you take.

    With the older Twenty20, I have to carry a camera in my backpack... kinda a pain. That new Twenty20 model is MONEY but it's kinda pricey. I just don't want to spend that kinda money on an item like that.

    l'm thinking about adding the Hero to my video stock but, I don't want to buy it without hearing some unbias feedback. (wait, why am I posting here then....)
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    Dude, steer clear from the Go Pro camera, it's terrible, battery life sucks, check out this video i did with the go pro... the quality is terrible:

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=BPgErmQL6lg
    yes i crashed at then end.. lol Since the camera has no image Stabilizer, the camera is very shaky and just watching the videos you took will make you dizzy and nauseous.

    i recent;y picked up a new Sanyo HD2, it's a HD camera and i'm sure with some tricks you can mount it onto your helmet... check out the video quality from the Sanyo HD2:



    check out this video with the same exact camera, i did not shoot this video though..



    if you're in the market for a helmet cam that gets the best video get the:

    http://helmetcameracentral.com/2007/...-video-system/

    hoped this helps you out, brother, but stay away from the gopro, i still have it and can give it to you for free.... lol

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    Thanks for the quick reply.

    That's all I need to hear.

    My cost is $116 --- sounded a little too cheap to be worth it.

    I guess I'll stick with what I already have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedal Shop
    Thanks for the quick reply.

    That's all I need to hear.

    My cost is $116 --- sounded a little too cheap to be worth it.

    I guess I'll stick with what I already have.
    mr.percussive has one and I think he likes it...you have to remember though that youtube's quality = complete sh!t no matter what. Ill try to go find the thread with some of his movies in it. Plus you have to remember than it is 1/8 of the price of most cameras.

    Edit: Here ya go, DOnt look at the first video he used some weird program to edit it that made it all funky...look at the one in post #9
    Putting the helmet cam on...
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    I just duct tape this bad boy to my helmet


    It's super steady due to it's weight/steady shot feature, I can put a wide angle on it to get a better shot, and makes me look like a *** all at the same time.

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    i've got a gopro digital hero 3... still waiting on the helmet mounts to be sold separately... what i did was mounted the camera on the mouth piece of my helmet with the wrist mount... Turned out pretty good i think for something so cheap...

    <embed src="http://www.vsocial.com/ups/6ca8205480310f66b84ef59a42909c42" height="400" width="410"></embed>

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    go pro camera

    I have a go pro digital hero 3, and love it. It is small, durable, and takes excellent video. I would recommend it to anyone, and everyone! Great price too. Anyways it is up to you, but for the price, and the hassle free oporation, (no chords, and only 2 AAA batteries) it can't be beat. My AAA recharables will last a long time. I have had zero issues with the batteries.

    Go pro also stands behind their product 110%, they are great people to work with.

    http://www.vsocial.com/video/?d=113599

    check this video out, and my others.

    these videos have been compressed a bunch so if you want to see an uncompressed video clip let me know, and I will make an uncompressed clip for you to compare it with.

    I hope this helps. I love mine, but to each his own.

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