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03-06-2015 11:05 AM
freshy I used to agree with the op about go pros looking stupid, especially the teletubbie mounting option on the top of your head. But it's hands down the best action cam out there and has the most versatile mounting options. I got mine set up off the side of my helmet so you can see a bit of my goggles and face in the shot and I couldn't care less how I look, the footage looks good. But then having the option to suction cup it to the board, or on a pole, or strapped to my chest, or on my dog, or brim of my hat, headband, wrist, anything is just gravey.

My friend has the Sony version that can strap to your goggle strap. Yes it looks better, nice and low profile but the video looks super processed. My sister had a contour it died after one drop (off her helmet while on a horse) and there was no support for her since the company was dying at the time.

If you care more about how you look rather than how the footage looks then just get whatever you think looks best. But if you want the best image quality possible you can't beat a gopro.
03-04-2015 05:36 AM
mikez
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Originally Posted by jspangs View Post
Did you ever give these goggles a try? I was looking to add a pair of goggles to the collection and figured these would be good when I'm chasing my kids down the hill.
Wondering the same thing. I had a Contour something for a little while, but this is much more discreet. How bad can the goggles be?

The one thing I don't like the sound of: "in-goggle viewfinder". Why? Put your goggles on and the view should be pretty much as you'd expect i.e. looking straight ahead!

I tried a pair of their Z3 GPS goggles last year, which have an "in-goggle widescreen display". I was expecting a HUD, which would have been cool, but the in-google display is basically a very small TV screen in the bottom right corner of the lens. You have to really look down to see it (meaning it wasn't easy to e.g. check your speed during a run), plus it restricts your field of view on the right side. All in all, I wasn't impressed.

The only other pairs I can find are by Liquid Imagine. Not the best looking goggles in the world and I can't seem to find many reviews...

http://www.liquidimageco.com/collect...tured-products
02-28-2015 03:08 PM
jspangs
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Was looking at the Zeal a few weeks ago... Sales rep at the store told me the camera is amazing, but the goggle is crap.

Did you ever give these goggles a try? I was looking to add a pair of goggles to the collection and figured these would be good when I'm chasing my kids down the hill.
03-10-2014 03:03 PM
slowandlow I saw this at CES '14 and it looks promising. Supposed to be available in June. I don't know about about editing without their proprietary software. I'm sure more info will be available closer to launch date.

360Fly
03-10-2014 01:32 PM
KIRKRIDER Contour Roam. Works great, cheap, you don't look like a Teletubbie.
03-10-2014 01:29 PM
Reezer
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Well very unsuspecting last night I was at my computer paying some bills as my fiance came over and handed me a bag from REI. Needless to say I have a gopro hero 3 + black edition and a few mounting options now. So the ghost will have to wait.
Your fiance is smart. I have had the black edition for about a year and love it. I did a lot of research and it had the best picture quality and features, like high frame rates for slow motion.

I use Adobe premiere cs6 for editing. The only thing I don't like about the gopro is the codec they use for their video's. You need a really high end computer to edit the "raw" gopro protune footage without it droping frames. It makes editing action sports a bit of a PITA.
This is a draft of our 2014 highlights.
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03-03-2014 06:35 PM
tokyo_dom 120 degree lens is really just a basic wideangle, far narrower than the fish-eye shots you get with the gopros/drift/Sony cams. You would probably have been able to include most of your body in those shots if it had been a full 170 degrees!

My JVC is also 120* and its my main reason for starting to look for another camera (the Adixxion is also only about $130 these days, and has a screen, quality sensor and caseless waterproof).
03-03-2014 05:14 AM
kadil
Cheap alternative

My preference for video cameras is actually a cheaper option called RD32. The quality is not up to the go pro or contour, but good enough for messing around. It is waterproof without a separate enclosure and I use a velcro type fastener to mount it to my boot or helmet.

I don't make commercials or public movies so this quality is just fine for me. And if I lose one I only lose $90 compared with $250-$500 for the other options.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBLzwfw16MU

Interested in your thoughts.
03-02-2014 11:17 AM
sclogger Well I think Drift needs to iron out some issues on the firmware on the Ghost-S a bit. I have run into a lot of issues with exposure stepping during sunny bluebird days on the snow. If you look at their promotional video you'll notice they left snowsports out of it....and I now know why, it's bad....real bad. I wish one of these action camera makers would wise up and give us an exposure lock.

Off the slopes though it's performed flawless.
03-02-2014 10:26 AM
Hylofarm Well very unsuspecting last night I was at my computer paying some bills as my fiance came over and handed me a bag from REI. Needless to say I have a gopro hero 3 + black edition and a few mounting options now. So the ghost will have to wait.
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