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Old 09-02-2011, 03:24 AM   #1276
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A little vid I put together after my first outing with the GoPro HD...
Very nice!
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Old 09-02-2011, 05:24 AM   #1277
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A little vid I put together after my first outing with the GoPro HD...
First outing with the GoPro, but I bet it's not your first time editing video. Very nicely done.
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Old 09-02-2011, 07:33 AM   #1278
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A little vid I put together after my first outing with the GoPro HD...
Yes very niiice piece! I gotta take a minute to figure this stuff out...
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Old 09-03-2011, 06:40 AM   #1279
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Are these cameras durable? Anyone have one fall apart?

I tried last night to buy one on Amazon and many of the recent reviews were negative, complaining about the mounts cracking or the cameras themselves not working properly. It killed my desire to purchase.

Maybe it's just a few people being vocal, but I'd like to know if the camera will fall apart after 5 uses.

Has anyone mounted a DSLR to their bike and concluded it does a better job and is equally protected as the GoPRo?
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Old 09-03-2011, 06:56 AM   #1280
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Old 09-04-2011, 06:42 AM   #1281
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Are these cameras durable? Anyone have one fall apart?

I tried last night to buy one on Amazon and many of the recent reviews were negative, complaining about the mounts cracking or the cameras themselves not working properly. It killed my desire to purchase.

Maybe it's just a few people being vocal, but I'd like to know if the camera will fall apart after 5 uses.

Has anyone mounted a DSLR to their bike and concluded it does a better job and is equally protected as the GoPRo?
No issues on mine after about 6 months.
heavily used on the bike using RAM mounts.
Recently used on a family vacation where it went underwater. No issues.
used on roller-coasters, used by the kids, etc.
So far so good.
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Old 09-04-2011, 08:30 AM   #1282
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These things are super durable. Three guys I ride with have them as well. We have smacked, submerged and crashed these things. All of them still work perfectly. Get the RAM mounts. Any plastic mount is going to break if you fall on it! Most people on the net are idiots. A DSLR bolted to a bike going off-road isn't going to last.


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Are these cameras durable? Anyone have one fall apart?

I tried last night to buy one on Amazon and many of the recent reviews were negative, complaining about the mounts cracking or the cameras themselves not working properly. It killed my desire to purchase.

Maybe it's just a few people being vocal, but I'd like to know if the camera will fall apart after 5 uses.

Has anyone mounted a DSLR to their bike and concluded it does a better job and is equally protected as the GoPRo?
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Old 09-05-2011, 03:45 AM   #1283
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I would like some info as well.

* How long does the battery last? Is the 2.5hours stated on the site realistic?

* Apart from the battery pack, can I get some extra batteries? I want to charge 3 or 4 of them and have a full day's (6-7 hours) capacity at my disposal.

* How many GBs for an hour of footage @720p 16:9 video?

* Can I have the link of that on-line store that had the lowest prices in the US? (a few pages back)

Thank you in advance!
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Old 09-05-2011, 07:03 AM   #1284
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I would like some info as well.

* How long does the battery last? Is the 2.5hours stated on the site realistic?

A little over 2 hours in my experience, double that with the bacpac that allows putting on 2 batts at once.


* Apart from the battery pack, can I get some extra batteries? I want to charge 3 or 4 of them and have a full day's (6-7 hours) capacity at my disposal.

Get as many as you like. They are about 20$ a piece. I found a USB charger so I can charge without using the camera as a charger. If I was ordering today I would a spare bacpac since it is also a USB charger.

* How many GBs for an hour of footage @720p 16:9 video?

4 hours 21 minutes

Check out their excellent FAQ

http://gopro.com/support/faq-hd-hero/

* Can I have the link of that on-line store that had the lowest prices in the US? (a few pages back)

Thank you in advance!
Also don't forget to get the dessicant strips or you will get fogged up on occassion (usually the great footage) if using the sealed back.
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Old 09-05-2011, 07:52 AM   #1285
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Also don't forget to get the dessicant strips or you will get fogged up on occassion (usually the great footage) if using the sealed back.
Cheers mate! I'll check the faq as well, so do you need the charger to charge the batts off the device, or are there other ways around it?
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Old 09-05-2011, 07:55 AM   #1286
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You need the camera or the bacpac to charge the batts. The cheapest way to get a spare charger is to buy a second bacpac. Then all you need is some USB power. Before the bacpac came out I bought a charger but the bacpac is out so no need now. It also means that at the end of the day you could charge 3 batts at once and since it takes over an hour per batt that would be nice as well.

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Cheers mate! I'll check the faq as well, so do you need the charger to charge the batts off the device, or are there other ways around it?
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Old 09-05-2011, 07:57 AM   #1287
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Cheers mate! I'll check the faq as well, so do you need the charger to charge the batts off the device, or are there other ways around it?
What he just said...I just plug the bacpac battery pack into my 12v outlet to charge it while using the camera and riding. Then when the batts dead swap it out with the fresh one...I usually do it while under power and just sick the bacpac into my left pannier.
Hey Motoriley I just sent you a PM asking for some help...

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Old 09-05-2011, 12:45 PM   #1288
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* How many GBs for an hour of footage @720p 16:9 video?
I get about 5 hrs on a 16gb card @720p 25fps.

As motoriley says, get the dessicant strips.
If there's any moisture in the air when you put the gopro in its case as soon as the sun is in front of you, it'll start fogging up...

I've lost too much footage to fogging.

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Old 09-05-2011, 12:48 PM   #1289
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Been looking for cheaper source of the material and found this

http://www.sorbentsystems.com/dessic_paper.html

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I get about 5 hrs on a 16gb card @720p 25fps.

As motoriley says, get the dessicant strips.
As soon as the sun is in front of you, it'll start fogging up...

I've lost too much footage to fogging.

Dammit...
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Old 09-05-2011, 01:37 PM   #1290
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Each 1 minute of 720 video at 60 fps is 100 mb, give or take. Since it is a hassle to upload and manipulate big files I try to stop and start again every 5 minutes.
My 16gb card holds about 2.5 hours of video and battery lasts right about the same.
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