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Old 12-25-2011, 10:20 PM   #1351
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Hey guys...I'm wondering something...what is you preferred side to mount an helmet cam? Right or left?

I think that the left side would give you the best "overall" field of view for us that ride on the right side of the road but I'm wondering what's your feeling about it.
Depends on the camera.
The GoPro lens is on the left of the camera so mounting on the left of the helmet makes the helmet take up less of the frame (unless you mount it upside down of course).
Also on the left is easier to wipe the lens to make sure it's clean.
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Old 12-26-2011, 12:25 AM   #1352
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Gopro hero2
has anyone noticed that the corners of the finger screw, the one under the gopro case, catches the case slightly when you tighten it
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Old 12-26-2011, 01:25 AM   #1353
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Gopro hero2
has anyone noticed that the corners of the finger screw, the one under the gopro case, catches the case slightly when you tighten it
Using the long screw?
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Old 12-26-2011, 03:28 AM   #1354
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Using the long screw?
Im not sure, its the same one that was fitted to the arm/case when I unpacked the camera when I bought it.

Edit: Doh it was the short one, Ive swopped it around now its ok
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:37 AM   #1355
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Has anyone done a head mount for the Samsung w200? If so how did you rig it up? Any feedback would be appreciated
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:20 AM   #1356
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After riding a very gnarly trail two up on Bikeopotamus, my R12GSA, I realized I need one of these cameras. I've never shot or edited video, but not having documentation of my epic ride (mostly because I was too scared to stop and put a foot down) is now unacceptable....

Looks like it'll be a Contour Roam for me.

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Old 08-01-2012, 11:40 AM   #1357
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How about some Pivot head HD video Sunglasses?

http://pivothead.com/

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Old 08-01-2012, 01:02 PM   #1358
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GoPro Hero2

Finally found my holy Grail of helmet cameras. I've got a big box of ones I've tried and discarded or broken. The Hero2 rocks.

My only complaints (and I would complain if they hanged me using an old rope)
  • The fisheye effect is pretty noticeable
  • You can't power it with an external battery for a couple of reasons
  • Batteries take a looong time to charge.
  • The battery that comes with it is almost impossible to remove if you have big hands or your hands aren't perfectly clean

Lack of loop mode sucks - you have to waste a lot of time seeking through 1 hour long videos to find the bit you're interested in.

Pretty much every else is excellent. Performance and quality are great, battery life is decent (~2h) a 32GB SDHC card will hold an entire day's worth of riding. Get a handful of spare batteries (the Wasabi aftermarket batteries and charger are great and super-inexpensive - $26 for 2 batteries and a charger)

Captures those "intimate moments" very nicely





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Old 08-01-2012, 03:22 PM   #1359
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Lack of loop mode sucks - you have to waste a lot of time seeking through 1 hour long videos to find the bit you're interested in.
Tried the Wi-Fi/remote?
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:59 AM   #1360
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Sony is coming out with their own video cam. Action Cam.
Some of the specs look promising.
http://www.engadget.com/2012/08/29/s...-cam-hands-on/

http://www.engadget.com/photos/sony-...ds-on/#5225893
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Old 08-29-2012, 01:26 PM   #1361
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Sony is coming out with their own video cam. Action Cam.
Some of the specs look promising.
http://www.engadget.com/2012/08/29/s...-cam-hands-on/

http://www.engadget.com/photos/sony-...ds-on/#5225893
Quite nice.
Good form factor for mounting on the side of a helmet.
Mic input is nice too.
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Old 08-30-2012, 05:46 AM   #1362
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Quite nice.
Good form factor for mounting on the side of a helmet.
Mic input is nice too.
The only unfortunate feature is the four-letter word printed on the side. If it's a Sony product, it will have proprietary batteries, proprietary software required to manipulate the data, Proprietary DRM problems, proprietary memory, proprietary jacks etc.

That camera could have a built in wet bar and BBQ a hamburger in 3 minutes flat and I'd still pass it up unless I had a chance to use a demo for a couple of weeks and make sure it actually does what I'd want it to do.

I wondered why there were some places having sales on the GoPro Hero2. I'd bet the Sony is at least valuable in that it will drive down prices.

I've had a fair amount of Sony stuff over the years and the most infuriating thing about their stuff is that *if* your needs and Sony's legal department agree, it will work fine. However the lawyers are always in there nitpicking on what you can/can't do with it.

It's just always the case with Sony.

Betamax about sums it up. Better technology, sued into oblivion.

I've still got a really nice Sony MD player. The audio quality is excellent and the media size was brilliant at the time. Sony locked it up with DRM and proprietary formats. Sued into oblivion.

I've got a really nice Sony video DVD burner that doesn't require a PC. Connect it to your VCR and push a couple of buttons and it will record your (S)VHS tapes to DVD. As long as it doesn't decide that home videos made on your own camcorder are copy protected. Then it will refuse to copy the tapes no matter what you do.

I've still got some useless Sony memory sticks around from the Sony camcorder I used to use for recording my rides. Today you pay $18 for 4GB Pro Duo, but for 4GB SDHC it's $5.

Don't even get me started on their voice recorders. The older ones require truly horrid proprietary software just to access the audio files, at a time when almost everyone else just offered a USB connection and a FAT32 file system.

Blueray just continues the tradition. They "won" the legal battle over HD-DVD. Want a Blueray drive for your PC? Fork out $90 to $100 and $2 per disk. Want a DVD-DL drive? $17 for a really good one plus $0.50 per disk. That's about what HD-DVD would have cost you today had Sony not spent millions to kill it.

I'd be very cautious about any Sony product. Definitely try it before you buy it.
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Old 08-30-2012, 05:55 AM   #1363
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Bluhduh sony

I have about 20 sony md units. From rack mount to walkman.
Players recorders.
Oh and the 4 track md's...

Always liked some of the features, discusted with others.
Don't get me started as I've been through the mill.
(even with the top brass @ sony)
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Old 08-30-2012, 02:55 PM   #1364
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I've still got some useless Sony memory sticks around from the Sony camcorder I used to use for recording my rides. Today you pay $18 for 4GB Pro Duo, but for 4GB SDHC it's $5.
It has a Memory Stick Micro and microSD/SDHC memory card slot.
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Old 09-06-2012, 12:38 PM   #1365
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Contour stepping up the game with the Plus2
Engadget is happy with it.
http://www.engadget.com/2012/09/05/c...plus-2-review/
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