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post #1 of 21 Old 10-06-2014, 12:01 PM Thread Starter
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Video Camera.

Could anyone please tell me what recording devices (if any) that menbers of this forum are using on their Glees. Obviously I am not to demanding I just want, top quality, cheap price, waterproof and secure simple mounting system. Have had a couple of occaisions recently (in the car) where video evidence would have been invaluable had things turned out slightly differently. I was going to try one device swapping between car and bike but as i can get a very reasonable car unit for 60 I will probably go for a dedicated bike unit.


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post #2 of 21 Old 10-06-2014, 04:44 PM
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I use a Contour Roam mounted on helmet (mostly) or RAM mount on top of fairing.

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post #3 of 21 Old 10-06-2014, 05:21 PM
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GoPro and Contour are the more popular choices.

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post #4 of 21 Old 10-06-2014, 09:38 PM
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I use a drift HD

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post #5 of 21 Old 10-06-2014, 09:52 PM
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I've got a GoPro Hero 2 that's been fine.

I'm also interested in the Mobius which will loop and auto-start. The price is right. Mobius Camera - The 1080p Action Cam, Dash-Cam, Anything Cam - Full review (with samples). - YouTube

Also, GoPro has just anounced a new entry "Hero" at $129. 1080p, 30 fps, waterproof.
GoPro's New Entry-Level Hero Offers Insane Value At $129 (approx Rs 8,000) |

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post #6 of 21 Old 10-06-2014, 11:38 PM
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GoPro Hero3 - either helmet mounted or on a RAM mount on the left side just off the mirror. Helmet works a bit better.

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post #7 of 21 Old 10-07-2014, 01:41 AM
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I had a Drift HD, but I am upgrading, I should receive my Drift Ghost-S this week.
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post #8 of 21 Old 10-07-2014, 01:48 AM
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I've heard that those who have bought the gopro black have not liked it due to the mass amount of memory it takes on your computer to process the videos.
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post #9 of 21 Old 10-07-2014, 05:30 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks folks, very helpful.

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post #10 of 21 Old 10-07-2014, 05:34 AM
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I would go Contour, much easier to switch on and off than GoPro, and negligible difference in image quality. Much easier to mount, too..

"Between two evils, I'll always take the one I've never tried before..."

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