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post #46 of 56 Old 06-26-2013, 07:34 AM
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Since the title is "Why buy a GoPro" and you don't want to buy one, don't buy one. I have used the Hero2 and now i have 2 Hero3 Blacks and I will always buy them but I have used the midland, contour, and a Sony action cam and all did the job for far less money.

I prefer the GoPro because of all the different quality settings. I shoot mostly in 1440p and I get great image stabilization when I use my software because its well over sampled. I also like picking my field of view. The fact that it will shoot up to "4K" is neat even though its only 15p but the 2.7k is 30p. GoPro also has every accessory known to man and third party makes a lot of them too. The app is superior to all the others. GoPro is leading the way now and because of all the money they make, they are only going to get better in the future.

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Since the title is "Why buy a GoPro" and you don't want to buy one, don't buy one.
Right.. I won't.


Actually I might get one someday but my question was wether using this camera of mine was a viable compromise in the meantime.

Seems the benefits of GoPro are
  • Wide angle
  • Vibration reduction
  • Mounting options

But I know what I'm like. Two videos down the line I lose interest and it sits gathering dust. I'd much prefer to make a few shit videos and step up.


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This may not hold true for all cameras, but I've tried a Canon Vixia and a Canon SD P&S and neither one could handle the oscillations/vibrations from the bike. When I watched the footage it came out wavy.

I'm assuming action cameras have something built into to combat this.
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Right.. I won't.


Actually I might get one someday but my question was wether using this camera of mine was a viable compromise in the meantime.

Seems the benefits of GoPro are
  • Wide angle
  • Vibration reduction
  • Mounting options

But I know what I'm like. Two videos down the line I lose interest and it sits gathering dust. I'd much prefer to make a few shit videos and step up.
I know what you mean, I get into some things then lose interest sometimes but I thought it was my age?? lol,
anyway that would be a good reason not to get a Go Pro, but I must say I still use my original go pro hero, it was on my 6r when the bike was totalled and still works, I can change it from a tank mount to a fairing mount to a helmet mount to one of my nitro car mount in seconds.
Awesome camera in my opinion, the battery last quite a while and quite a bit of video can be stored on a single card.

As for the mount you are looking at sorry have not used one of those specific types so I cant give you a review on that lol.
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make sure you attach it to the bike with a lanyard as you never know it may fly off in not properly secured
Good plan. Then you'll drag it up the road to make sure it's wrecked AND know about it straight away lol.

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I got the previous generation contour roam for $99 (so cheap I bought two). They were both on when I highsided. I landed on the one that was mounted to my helmet (contours mount to helmet much better than go-pro).

The mount did pop apart (adhesive itself held) when I landed on it. The ambulance even ran over the camera while it was still recording. The housing has scraps and dings on it but everything still functions perfectly on it.

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GoPro Wannabe. Lousy southern shandy lager drinking wankers.
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pufters, not wankers


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I have one of these mounts the I stick off the side of my Tank. Works very well.

Mini Camera Mount Delkin

or this one if you want even smaller.

http://delkin.com/i-7442106-fat-geck...lth-mount.html

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