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Old 11-23-2011, 12:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Thoughts on Helmet Cams - GoPro, Contour, other?

Getting a helmet cam this year and wanted some thoughts on the different options. I know Go Pro and Contour are probably the two most common. Any others to consider?

Also, between the Go Pro and the Contour Roam, what are the plusses and minuses of both?

Iím not going to be doing any crazy video footage, just want to capture some of the highlights from our best days on the hill.

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http://www.snowboardingforum.com/out...amera-get.html

try this first. then there are a few other threads on this.
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try this first. then there are a few other threads on this.
Thanks, I missed that one.
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That other thread is kind of dated now. The main thing you want to ask yourself is can you live with the go pros form factor. If you can it is unquestionably the best sports camera around. This was more of a debate last year with a lot more companies getting into the game including drift, and contour. Now that the hero2 is out, at the moment it is the best choice by far. When the wifi backpac comes out for the gopro you will be able to record from your phone and control multiple go pros at once. That plus the new sensor which is much better in low light make it leaps ahead of the rest. Whatever you end up with have fun and remember the filming is always secondary to the riding.
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Is the main thing with the form just how bulky and awkward it is on top of the helmet? That is likely the mount I will use most. Any other drawback to the form?

I'm 6'4'', so I'm wondering if the top versus side mount would be better given the angle I'll be shooting at given my height.
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I was also thinking of getting a gopro or contour but at the moment I don't ride with a helmet unless I am going to venture into the park or do anything out of my comfort zone... Can these be mounted to goggles or are they to bulky for that? See skiers with them on their chest but I am assuming a chest one wouldn't work for us...
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I was also thinking of getting a gopro or contour but at the moment I don't ride with a helmet unless I am going to venture into the park or do anything out of my comfort zone... Can these be mounted to goggles or are they to bulky for that? See skiers with them on their chest but I am assuming a chest one wouldn't work for us...
Hero2 comes with a head\strap mount, not sure why you'd want to ride without a helmet though keeps me warm, provides music\phone and keeps my head from slamming into a tree or someone elses skis\snowboard. Good Luck!
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Hero2 comes with a head\strap mount, not sure why you'd want to ride without a helmet though keeps me warm, provides music\phone and keeps my head from slamming into a tree or someone elses skis\snowboard. Good Luck!
I have previous years just atm my HIFI helmet is a bit fucked and the speakers aren't working no doubt will get around to replacing it, but cheers on the reply I'll check it out
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i just got a contour for this very reason, it mounts to the goggles strap. Mine will be here on the 2nd, and i will be snowboarding on the fourth, so i will be writing a review after that trip...
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i just got a contour for this very reason, it mounts to the goggles strap. Mine will be here on the 2nd, and i will be snowboarding on the fourth, so i will be writing a review after that trip...
I really like the concept\simplicity\lens\form factor of the ROAM but it REALLY pissed me off when Contour purposely disabled 720p\60fps just so people had to buy their 500$ 1500+ assholes
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