Video Camera who uses one?

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Sven Nijs » Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:39 pm

Any sign of the new Sony Action Cam?
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Aushiker » Sat Oct 13, 2012 9:55 am

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Have you ever seen actioncam footage where the camera is mounted on a pole attached to the shooter’s helmet, looking back at them? If not, well, it’s pretty bizarre – their head is the only stable object in the shot, with the rest of the world appearing to swivel around it. The BoomPro is a prototype device, designed to allow anyone to get these kinds of shots using their GoPro HERO.


More information at Gizmag.

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Oxford » Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:03 am

Just waiting to snap your head off that is.
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Marto » Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:11 am

You could add a light that flashes when the phone rings:

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby wizardhat » Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:40 pm

Wow. I just updated my gopro to the latest firmware and tried the HDTune codec stuff, the improvement in quality is excellent.
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby elStado » Sat Oct 13, 2012 8:56 pm

wizardhat wrote:Wow. I just updated my gopro to the latest firmware and tried the HDTune codec stuff, the improvement in quality is excellent.


Yep I updated mine as well a few nights ago. Awesome update, long awaited. Haven't tried out the new mode, but I've seen comparison vids online and it looks good.

I am really annoyed though that they brought out the GoPro app for iOS devices, but Android users (by far a larger market compared to iOS) still have to wait.
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby bella26 » Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:29 am

Will definitely have to check out the new firmware for the GoPro. In the meantime I've ditched Vimo for YouTube. Faster uploads and larger download limits so I'm happy. Here's my latest offering from a 3 day training camp in the Snowies for Fitzs challenge. http://youtu.be/6SU4786NmtU
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby RonK » Sun Oct 14, 2012 7:05 am

elStado wrote:I am really annoyed though that they brought out the GoPro app for iOS devices, but Android users (by far a larger market compared to iOS) still have to wait.


So, do you have a wifi bacpac? Thats what the app is for.
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Baalzamon » Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:41 am

RonK wrote:
elStado wrote:I am really annoyed though that they brought out the GoPro app for iOS devices, but Android users (by far a larger market compared to iOS) still have to wait.


So, do you have a wifi bacpac? Thats what the app is for.


Yep I'm too annoyed it's out for IOS but not android as well. The wait is still on for me.
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby RonK » Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:57 am

Baalzamon wrote:
RonK wrote:
elStado wrote:I am really annoyed though that they brought out the GoPro app for iOS devices, but Android users (by far a larger market compared to iOS) still have to wait.


So, do you have a wifi bacpac? Thats what the app is for.


Yep I'm too annoyed it's out for IOS but not android as well. The wait is still on for me.

hehe - well I'm delighted with it. Not only can I see how my GoPro is aligned, but it makes changing camera settings so much easier.
And really, the remote becomes kinda redundant, and I could saved the money.

Just to reiterate - read the instructions carefully before beginning the updates.
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby AUbicycles » Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:23 pm

Havn't heard further news on the SONY camera's and will ask this week.
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby herzog » Mon Oct 15, 2012 5:44 pm

Here's some fresh footage I took yesterday.

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby scirocco » Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:35 pm

Marto wrote:You could add a light that flashes when the phone rings:


Or one on the end of your guitar (fast forward 40 seconds). Now this is what you should use your GoPro or Contour for:

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Lukeyboy » Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:37 pm

scirocco wrote:
Marto wrote:You could add a light that flashes when the phone rings:


Or one on the end of your guitar (fast forward 40 seconds). Now this is what you should use your GoPro or Contour for:


Or on your camera....
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I did the Protune update via my windows pc. It downloaded it and when it finished downloading it kept saying please close any devices using it. Jumped on the mac and it worked the first time. Only played around with it this evening but I'm impressed at the detail in low light. Its super noisy but for a day light designed action camera its pretty good. The 35mbs and post processing can easily fix the noise issues. Still useless in ultra low light/darkness.
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby norbs » Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:49 am

Lukeyboy wrote:
scirocco wrote:
Marto wrote:You could add a light that flashes when the phone rings:


Or one on the end of your guitar (fast forward 40 seconds). Now this is what you should use your GoPro or Contour for:


Or on your camera....
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I did the Protune update via my windows pc. It downloaded it and when it finished downloading it kept saying please close any devices using it. Jumped on the mac and it worked the first time. Only played around with it this evening but I'm impressed at the detail in low light. Its super noisy but for a day light designed action camera its pretty good. The 35mbs and post processing can easily fix the noise issues. Still useless in ultra low light/darkness.


There is something very wrong with that photo :)
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby elStado » Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:05 pm

I got myself a GoPro chesty mount the other day, though haven't had a good reason to take it out for a spin. Might give it a go tomorrow to capture the hordes out on Bike2Work.

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby ray » Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:26 am

Contour announces an update to the ContourROAM - the ContourROAM2 http://contour.com/products/contour-roam-2

A comparison between the Contour+2 and ROAM2: http://contour.com/products/compare_cameras.

It doesn't seem to be much of an upgrade for current ROAM owners. Other than the introduction of 60fps at 720p which on the earlier firmwares you could enable but was subsequently removed reverting back to 30fps.

Other improvements/changes include:
- better image quality
- lock switch on record
- available in 3 colours + black? (a different one to much the colour of your bike as long as it is red, blue, black or gold :) )
- inclusion of a 4gb memory card

Anyway my Contour+2 has arrived I just need to be pick it up from the post office later this week. With a spare battery I should be able to record footage of up to 5 hours which pretty much covers most of my rides. Will test it out on Sunday.
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby AUbicycles » Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:53 pm

I was informed that the Sony Action Cam is going out to retailers already, don't know if it is on the shelves yet.
Also don't know how long until we can review.

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby norbs » Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:56 pm

Go Pro Hero 3 announced. This from Twitter.

#GoPro HERO3: Black Edition - 30% smaller. 25% lighter. 2X faster processor. 4X higher resolution. Wi-Fi enabled. http://twitter.com/GoPro/status/2583989 ... 61/photo/1
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Kenzo » Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:19 pm

norbs wrote:Go Pro Hero 3 announced. This from Twitter.

#GoPro HERO3: Black Edition - 30% smaller. 25% lighter. 2X faster processor. 4X higher resolution. Wi-Fi enabled. http://twitter.com/GoPro/status/2583989 ... 61/photo/1

Pre-orders can be placed on GP website at midnight - US time... so at about 6pm SYD time.
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby norbs » Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:26 pm

Kenzo wrote:
norbs wrote:Go Pro Hero 3 announced. This from Twitter.

#GoPro HERO3: Black Edition - 30% smaller. 25% lighter. 2X faster processor. 4X higher resolution. Wi-Fi enabled. http://twitter.com/GoPro/status/2583989 ... 61/photo/1

Pre-orders can be placed on GP website at midnight - US time... so at about 6pm SYD time.



I am wondering what that means for existing housings. Will they still fit?
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby DaveOZ » Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:25 pm

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Lukeyboy » Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:05 pm

norbs wrote:
Kenzo wrote:
norbs wrote:Go Pro Hero 3 announced. This from Twitter.

#GoPro HERO3: Black Edition - 30% smaller. 25% lighter. 2X faster processor. 4X higher resolution. Wi-Fi enabled. http://twitter.com/GoPro/status/2583989 ... 61/photo/1

Pre-orders can be placed on GP website at midnight - US time... so at about 6pm SYD time.



I am wondering what that means for existing housings. Will they still fit?


That's what I'm wondering. By the looks of it, it will be compatiable with the older stuff like battery packs as you'll just use the supplied backdoors attached to the newer camera housing. Hopefully that'll be the case.
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby abas » Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:09 pm

Sven Nijs wrote:Any sign of the new Sony Action Cam?


I found quite a few reviews / comparisons on YouTube today. Quite interesting as they compare the Sony and the Hero2 directly under the same conditions.

My money looks to be on the Sony as most I saw gave it a better picture under most conditions.

Hero 3 and new firmware may change things though.

Cost of the non-wifi model is also a bit better.
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