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    Helmet Cam?????

    looking for a helmet cam that does not require a recording device. Just a small unit that records to a card. I dont want to be bothered with a lense on the helmet and a wire running to a camera in a back pack. Just want to mount the unit on helmet or frame, record, then go home and download. . . . . . . any suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by feanaro
    looking for a helmet cam that does not require a recording device. Just a small unit that records to a card. I dont want to be bothered with a lense on the helmet and a wire running to a camera in a back pack. Just want to mount the unit on helmet or frame, record, then go home and download. . . . . . . any suggestions?
    GoPro. http://www.goprocamera.com/ They have an HD version coming out. There's also the Contour and some others, but I prefer the GoPro for simplicity and durability. Only downside is battery life.

    Some helmet cam footage at http://gallery.mac.com/shreddined.

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    every video ive seen on a Vholdr camera looked awesome. little more expensive than the GoPro though, but if your into video quality, i think its worth it.

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    +1 on the GoPro. I've had mine for about a year now and it's never given me a problem. Battery life is an issue but rechargeable keeps the cost down. The videos they have posted using the new HD version are amazing. Can't wait to get one.
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    I have been using a GoPro all season as well. very happy with it but found that using lithium batteries is better than rechargeable, voltage is a little higher which the camera happier. my vids are at www.youtube.com/dagmtb

    I have been very impressed with the video I have seen from the Contour HD. a little more spendy but might be worth it to you.

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    i just ordered the new go pro HD for $220 shipped.

    the pre-sale coupon is over now though....msrp is $299+

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    Wow, wish I would have seen the pre order sale deal. Any idea on more deals on the go pro hd? Only thing I wish is that it looked a littlre more low profile like the contourhd...
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    sorry dont know any more deals
    the sale ended on the 24th...i just tried to use the code it does nothing...when i see them on sale price again ill msg you in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feanaro
    looking for a helmet cam that does not require a recording device. Just a small unit that records to a card. I dont want to be bothered with a lense on the helmet and a wire running to a camera in a back pack. Just want to mount the unit on helmet or frame, record, then go home and download. . . . . . . any suggestions?
    on your helmet??? wouldn't that cut some of your aerodynamics and make you go slower
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    Vholdr or GoPro, definatley

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    The video on GoPro's homepage is impressive http://www.goprocamera.com/


    The benefit of the GoPro is the Wider angle lens. It makes a much more interesting video with less shaking.

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    wait for the gopro HD

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnryder56
    Wow, wish I would have seen the pre order sale deal. Any idea on more deals on the go pro hd? Only thing I wish is that it looked a littlre more low profile like the contourhd...
    You can do what I did.
    Start a www.loopd.com profile. Then go find GoPro's profile and apply for sponsorship.
    I have a sponsorship from them with a 25% discount. I have the regular Helmet Hero Wide; got it a couple of months ago. After I get a few comps under my belt, I'll probably get the HD.
    Jump it onto something off of something or over something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FloridaFish
    wait for the gopro HD
    Got one on back order
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    Do not get Vholdr. Their VholdR was out 1 year ago. Now there are two 720p and 1080p new models out. One can tell by seeing how they treat existing VholdR customers.

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    I actually am pissed that I bought a POV. Freaking cable always get's in the way and sadly the quality i'm getting even with a high-end sd card is nothing close to even dvd'ish.(which they claim it to be)

    Thinking of selling it and getting one of the new gopro's. Can't beat it imo.
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    Sadly, I have POV too. Probably that's why I am extremely fed up with another set-back. $400 here and $350 there. Not right to spend that kind of money every year with new model. They should offer trade-in with amortized good residual value, like other high-end MTB components (unless they don't think highly about their product). My $275 XTR crankset still can sell $150 at eBay after 2-3 years reasonable usage.

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