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    GoPro camera review and useability tips and tricks

    Most of the previous reviews were for pretty flat trails so I wrote one up that's more useful for FR and DH.

    https://www.feedthehabit.com/outdoor...camera-review/








    More setup pictures here if you're interested

    Thanks to all the folks at GoPro and in the MTBR Videos forum who helped so much
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    Nice write up!

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    $190? Nice. I was expecting a four or five-hundred dollar price tag. I was looking at one of those Flip HD flash memory cameras for not much less, so I may have to highly consider this one.
    Jump it onto something off of something or over something.

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    hey thanks. All the other bike reviews were for flat trails. If you ride steeps or you're riding downhill you've got to consider you're going to bash your head or cartwheel a few times or the person you're tailing or following you is going to be pretty far above or below you.

    So I came up with some tips and tricks for DH and Freeride. I really like the chest-mount backwards. It really shows speed well. Plus you can get the mount really steady too. The price on this little unit is pretty hard to beat
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    Hadn't thought to use the chest harness in reverse. Gonna have to try that one soon
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    Anyone have an idea what the regular lens camera would look like via the chest mount.

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    The Contour is right around the corner for 3 benji's.

    Go to the VholdR website to check out their 720p helmet cam. It is very nice and a huge improvement over the GoPro quality.

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    The Vholdr quality is pretty darn good but here's my very initial take on it after having run a few test videos - xpost from the Video forum btw

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    More - blended GoPro and VHoldr ContourHD footage together. Rendered 640 x 480 H264 Mov output - nonHD. As someone who's primary interest is to share via web this is how I'd usually render my videos.

    Some observations

    1. GoPro makes the riding look faster. Note that in many of those shots, Brian and I (the riders carrying the cameras) are riding the same trail at about the same speed. The GoPro is mounted on his chest. Footage where you can see riders' arms and handlebar are the GoPro. The Vholdr is mounted on my helmet.

    2. GoPro's footage is smoother. Speculation perhaps the Vholdr's mount (ziptied to helmet and either helmet or mount could shake a bit) vs GoPro very secure chest mount. Also speculate that GoPro's extreme wide angle makes footage appear smoother.

    3. Edges of footage are much more distorted (vignetted) with GoPro vs Vholdr which preserves the reality of the image better (Vholdr is less fisheye)

    4. Vholdr's footage is better even when video was compressed. Dark and light delineated better. Colours are sharper and less washed out

    <object width="400" height="300"><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="movie" value="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=5172180&amp;server=vimeo.com &amp;show_title=1&amp;show_byline=1&amp;show_portr ait=0&amp;color=&amp;fullscreen=1" /><embed src="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=5172180&amp;server=vimeo.com &amp;show_title=1&amp;show_byline=1&amp;show_portr ait=0&amp;color=&amp;fullscreen=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" width="400" height="300"></embed></object><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/5172180">Straight out of Squampton</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user563272">Lee Lau</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>



    Rode Wormhole, Angry Midget, Roadside A to Another Man's Gold. Then the Plunge and Hoods in the Woods for a nice loop. I thought the University side was just for beergut shuttlers now but was wrong.

    Filmed with VHoldr ContourHD and GoPro

    oh yah - then we lapped Grin And Holler in the wet.

    The Janitor, Brian E, Brian M and Sharon on this ride
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