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    Jan 2004

    POV video Frequently Asked Questions

    Certain questions about POV cameras come up again and again. This thread is a compilation of links to resources where your question has almost likely been answered and is provided as a public service.

    This list is highly GoPro and Contour centric

    I'm not putting anything in about the VioSports POV because I know nothing about it. Please feel free to add to the list and add links. Discussion is encouraged


    Definitive article about the GoPro Hero by Brian Mullins

    Download K-Lite Codec Pack Full - may have download this if you're having trouble reading some of the video files generated by the GoPro and Vholdr ContourHD. Free and very comprehensive

    ContourHD for biking review

    Drift HD by Brian Mullins

    Drift HD mount options

    GoPro rubber doohickey (reduces noise when recording)

    GoPro HD vs Contour Roam (ie simpler feature set cams)

    Definitive article comparing the GoPro and ContourHD for snowsportsfor snowsports

    GoPro HD vs GoPro HD Hero2 for snowsports

    GoPro HD vs GoPro HD Hero 2 for biking (POV Helmet Cams and LeeL)

    ContourHD firmware upgrade (for the ContourHD 720)

    GoPro Hero firmware upgrade

    Quick review of the GoPro HD including comparison videos vs Vholdr ContourHD 1080

    What SD card to use with the GoPro HD (GoPro HD's have been hit & miss wrt compatibility with SD cards)

    DriftHD vs Contour discussion

    Youtube or Vimeo discussion

    What GoPro mode to record

    Maintaining vid quality when uploading

    GoPro filters

    Contour+ thread by Launch Helmet cams


    Custom GoPro Mounts by anthonyi and forum contributors

    Adapting the GoPro chest mount for a point and shoot camera ie any tripod mount by rabidchicken and LeeL's attempt

    Better mounting options for the ContourHD then the lazy way of just sticking it on your head by LeeL

    Using the VIO double hook and loop mount to make the ContourHD not shake by LeeL

    How to make your own chest harness for the GoPro by LeeL with sample videos with a point and shoot chest mounted and home made chest mount by Anthony

    Philshep mixing up angles offbike and onbike

    GR_Russia night ride

    Classic thread containing lots of videos from Whistler bike park by BobRocket - good to assess how a point and shoot mounted on the helmet and chest can handle a variety of trails

    Different mounting angles for the GoProHD by PhilShep

    Sidehelmet mounting the ContourHD using the helmet mount

    GoProHD nightride videos by Bri

    Unique GoPro HD mounts by Bri

    RAM mounts to use with a tripod adapter - (ie GoPro or ContourHD) by tscheezy

    XtremeVU aftermarket adapter for ContourHD by Brian Mullins

    GoPro Hero - different mount options for the GoPro (and the GoProHD)

    Getting the right angle for the Chest Mount and rigging it for backward looking views by LeeL here

    Velcro straps to shake-proof the ContourHD by Pedalphile

    The best of camera angle mounts by LeeL here

    Contour chest mount by Cult Hero

    Radio controlled zipline dolly

    Pole mount by rabidchicken

    Custom Contour Mounts by bobrocket


    Software to edit GoPro HD clips

    General discussion re video editing software

    Editing programs for under 150

    Best video editing software - discussion

    GoPro editing software
    Last edited by LeeL; 04-10-2012 at 11:15 AM.
    Locals' Guide to North Shore Rides

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    Jan 2007
    Stupid question, but how do you upload a video from Vimeo?

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    Oct 2012
    thx for explenation

  4. #4
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    Hey All, Just wanted to let everyone know that we have a new GoPro camera mount out to market. Perfect for full face and vented helmet applications. First mount that will allow you unobstructed POV footage with your full face helmet and the most robust stable vented helmet mount available. Check us out at SoPro Mounts

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