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    Helmet Cam Info is Apreciated

    Hey all, I've seen several ridding videos showing our great state ridding areas. I am interested in purchasing a helmet cam and would apreciate any info/experience out there, please?
    I've done some looking at VholdR, Oregon Scientific and the Vio cams. Right now I'm leaning towards the VholdR as it is much less $$$ that the Vio systems. Does the VholdR system do HD, and can one take pictures with it?
    Thanks for any help.
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    Can't speak for the VholdR, but here is the Vio cam in action. The rear view shots are done with it. The other is a go-pro. Looks to be fairly inexpensive too.

    http://www.bikeabout.net/ZExtra/Bike...DerEyeView.mov

    Here are some others by the same fella

    http://www.bikeabout.net/ZExtra/Bike...deo/index.html

    ...and here is the Passion thread

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...01#post5165601

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    This is the guy that filmed the Miles Crash video. I love his sight. I am not into videoing my rides but this guy has a whole section on his setup.

    http://www.mountainbikebill.com/VideoHowToGuide.htm#Top

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    VholdR works really well! It is simple....just mount it and turn it on. No need to focus and there is no picture taking function. Everything is contained inside the cam.....the battery and video card. Here are my samples...

    http://www.vimeo.com/jeffkerkove/videos

    Takes a few runs to get the angle dialed in, but as you can see your mounting options are endless!

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    Don't forget http://www.petefagerlin.com/

    Pete, Miles, Bill, our own Nota, and myself were all at AMB at one time. Bill and Pete's videos were quite stylish back then. You still can't beat the info on the pages.

    As a general rule ... Lipstick cams suck.

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    I knew it...

    Quote Originally Posted by Sarvis
    Don't forget http://www.petefagerlin.com/

    Pete, Miles, Bill, our own Nota, and myself were all at AMB at one time. Bill and Pete's videos were quite stylish back then. You still can't beat the info on the pages.

    As a general rule ... Lipstick cams suck.
    You're old, right? I guess I should head down south to ride with another old-timer sometime soon.

    I still check A.M-B, but it's not worth a bucket of warm spit as a tool anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KERKOVEJ
    VholdR works really well!
    Ummm...the video quality is pretty horrid IMO.

    Caveat emptor.

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    Hey hey the gangs all here ... just don't tell JD ... not that he would really care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by notaknob
    You're old, right? I guess I should head down south to ride with another old-timer sometime soon.
    Old enough ... invited Miles to come out and do a SS duo at Dawn til Dusk a year ago or so.

    You have ridden with the Sac ... he can fill you in on trails down here.

    Quote Originally Posted by notaknob
    I still check A.M-B, but it's not worth a bucket of warm spit as a tool anymore.
    I check from time to time .... pretty much dead ....
    If we want this sport to be a success, we need more categories. That way everyone can have a medal.

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    Big fan....

    Pete, I owe my first Goat Camp ride to you and your ride report. Thanks for all of the tips.


    Exellent videos...but I miss the updates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IRONMAN1518
    Hey all, I've seen several ridding videos showing our great state ridding areas. I am interested in purchasing a helmet cam and would apreciate any info/experience out there, please?
    I've done some looking at VholdR, Oregon Scientific and the Vio cams. Right now I'm leaning towards the VholdR as it is much less $$$ that the Vio systems. Does the VholdR system do HD, and can one take pictures with it?
    Thanks for any help.
    We've been selling the Epic Cam for some time. I have one enroute to me so I can try it out. I'll advise on my experience.

    It sells for $136 (click).
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    I had a lot of problems with VholdR and ended up returning it after it kept failing (three different exchanges). The quality is so so, not as bad as Oregon Scientific not as good as VIO. The sound was terrible and the mounts are not the most functional.

    The Vio POV is pretty good if you want a simple set up and design and don't want to mount 4-5lbs on your head. The quality is not as good as a camcorder partly because, like other lipstick cams, you can't optically steady the camera. It's also just lower quality than a camcorder in general but I don't mind that as much because it's so much easier to deal with than a camcorder on one's head. Plus most people just post stuff on the internet, where video gets compressed and it doesn't make too much of a difference anyway.

    GoPro works as advertised but the quality ain't so great. It's about the same quality as the VholdR, but doesn't seem to refresh as fast or handle changing light conditions as well.

    The highest quality will obviously be mounting a camcorder on your head, but if you don't have the inclination for that, VholdR is not bad, assuming they've worked out the kinks and figured out how to deal with the sound issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LowLow
    GoPro works as advertised but the quality ain't so great. It's about the same quality as the VholdR, but doesn't seem to refresh as fast or handle changing light conditions as well.
    You need to check out our new 5MP wide angle, the Helmet HERO WIDE, dude. It is an entirely new beast and the quality is arguably better than the most expensive systems y'all are discussing. Check'e lo: http://www.goprocamera.com

    Your assesment of our last camera is spot on...but the new one...I say goddamn.

    Thanks my dudes! - GoPro

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