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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-14-2010, 11:24 AM Thread Starter
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I was talking about the recorder, and again, their was NO cruel intention meant in my comment. I thought it was you being an "old" cautious dad, lol. I have kids too and I can not wait to get them on the slopes, let alone recording runs. Your son did an excellent job! Looking forward to more vids and enjoy the upcoming season!
No worries, no offense taken Although I definitely am an "old" cautious dad, I just had to clarify that we're not quite as slow or limited as the video might suggest Thanks for the feedback, hope you have a great season also!
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cool video man...thanks for the update...looking forward on calling out sick at work in early dec and driving up there.

You also gotta keep into consideration that all of the east coast is at killington right now so conditions will worsen at a faster rate....especially if there are only a few trails open. Regardless, i would take that anyday over sitting at home staring at my new setup

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I almost went up today but didn't want to have to deal with the weekend crowd. I'm thinking about heading up this week. Looks way better than I anticipated. Thanks for the post.
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I almost went up today but didn't want to have to deal with the weekend crowd. I'm thinking about heading up this week. Looks way better than I anticipated. Thanks for the post.
I went up yesterday and it wasnt all that crowded. it was also SICK especially for new england november.

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cool video man...thanks for the update...looking forward on calling out sick at work in early dec and driving up there.

You also gotta keep into consideration that all of the east coast is at killington right now so conditions will worsen at a faster rate....especially if there are only a few trails open. Regardless, i would take that anyday over sitting at home staring at my new setup
Hey bro. I'm with you as far as jonesing to get my new gear onto some frozen white.
I'll be going up first Sunday, Mon, Tuesday of Dec if you were serious about takng a sick day or two.
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Thanks for the video.. I am living vicariously through it - just wanting to get on a slope. What kind of video camera were you using? I am looking for something small and helmet mountable

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Thanks for the video.. I am living vicariously through it - just wanting to get on a slope. What kind of video camera were you using? I am looking for something small and helmet mountable
Thanks, nice to hear, I can't wait to get out again. The camera is a GoPro HD Hero. This was my first use of it (I got it last Tuesday), but so far I love it! There are several helmet cameras to choose from, it is just a question of which features you care about most. The other ones that seem to be quite popular are the ContourHD and the Drift HD170.

Here's my own quick comparison of features:

GoPro HD Hero
Pros:
  • Arguably best color saturation
  • Waterproof to 60m right out of the box
  • Good availability of accessories, mounts, and replacement parts, including lenses
Cons:
  • Funny looking, like a point-and-shoot still camera on top of helmet
  • No way to line up shots other than pointing camera

ContourHD
Pros:
  • Arguably nicest physical form/size (unobtrusive side of helmet mount)
  • Lasers for lining up shot
  • GPS available on new model (for extra $)
  • 135 degree field of view means less distortion, more like human vision than Drift or GoPro (both 170)
Cons:
  • 135 degree field of view captures less area than Drift or GoPro (both 170)
  • Not truly waterproof without purchasing additional case, then only to 30m

Drift HD170
Pros:
  • LCD screen for playback, lining up shots and easy settings adjustment
  • Remote for easy recording start/stop
Cons:
  • No 60fps @720p, unlike GoPro and Contour (needed for slo-mo and improved smoothness of action shots)
  • Only waterproof to 0.5m
  • Largest size, although lightweight

In my case, I wanted it for SCUBA diving also, which ruled out the Drift (only waterproof to 0.5m) and requires buying an extra case for the Contour. Between the Contour and GoPro, I like the color saturation better on the GoPro and also decided I wanted the wider field of view (170 degrees vs 135).

Also, in case you haven't already seen it, here is a current related thread:

http://www.snowboardingforum.com/equ...wboarding.html
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In my case, I wanted it for SCUBA diving also, which ruled out the Drift (only waterproof to 0.5m) and requires buying an extra case for the Contour. Between the Contour and GoPro, I like the color saturation better on the GoPro and also decided I wanted the wider field of view (170 degrees vs 135).

Also, in case you haven't already seen it, here is a current related thread:

http://www.snowboardingforum.com/equ...wboarding.html
Hey herzogone... I see you wanted it for scuba... I dont know if your aware of the Flat lens case made specifically for the gopro to improve the quality of underwater shots... check out this website. GoPro Hero Authorized Dealer - EyeOfMine Multimedia
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Hey herzogone... I see you wanted it for scuba... I dont know if your aware of the Flat lens case made specifically for the gopro to improve the quality of underwater shots... check out this website. GoPro Hero Authorized Dealer - EyeOfMine Multimedia
Thanks NYCboarder! I was actually aware of the flat lens case (from the link to that site on the other thread), but I hadn't seen that video (or any using the flat); now I might have to order that after all!
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Has anyone been up to Killington in the last few days? Wondering about crowds and conditions. Thinking of heading up tomorrow. Thx!
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