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Old 12-25-2012, 08:04 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Was hoping to film the run as I see it, so that would be board mount, helmet mount, or leg mount. Starting to sound like a PITA.

It would be alright if the cam just ran all the time and you didn't have to fuck with it unless you wanted to pull footage that was worth pulling.

Maybe I'll get some skis and face forward all day. .....
That all you do. Turn it on, snap it to your helmet. There is ONE button...click it, it starts recording. With a good SD card, it will record for hours. Click once to start, click once to stop. Nothing else to do, no PITA. People are making way too much a big deal about it. I'll just repeat, though, think of all the rapid motion and vibration your board goes through. Think of all the movements your leg is making. That is why the helmet mount is best...it essentially just looks where you're looking, and you'll get much smoother POV video. If you want to watch YOURSELF riding, mount it on your board and point it back up at you instead of pointing it forward. Again, no PITA, just click once and it starts recording. No big deal.
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Old 12-25-2012, 08:33 PM   #12 (permalink)
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With helmet mount thoug, isn't that getting in the way when ducking in the trees? I do some good summersaults throughout the day, seems like that would be an issue also.

I already have dents in my helmet from the trees. Seems like when I'm trying to duck just enough to make the tree I'm naturally only accounting for my head and skimming the helmet. The camera would clothesline me!!

It's an REI thing so I can take it back whenever.

And I too never got the point of filming with a pole,,,
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With helmet mount thoug, isn't that getting in the way when ducking in the trees? I do some good summersaults throughout the day, seems like that would be an issue also.

I already have dents in my helmet from the trees. Seems like when I'm trying to duck just enough to make the tree I'm naturally only accounting for my head and skimming the helmet. The camera would clothesline me!!

It's an REI thing so I can take it back whenever.

And I too never got the point of filming with a pole,,,
Yeah, if you're in tight trees and you're skimming branches that much, then I could see it being an issue if you mount it to the top of your helmet. Someone has to make a camera that's built in your goggles! If Zeal hasn't done it already...they already have goggles with a heads up GPS display and run tracker.
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:54 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Ya, as much as I want to really like that thing I don't see myself using it past day 2 or 3.

I've been complaining about getting simpler and simpler not adding shit to make gearing up and riding more complicated.

Goggles would be sweet. Gotta wear them already, all the time. Just hit record and grab the good shit when it happens. A side front that forget about the camera and ride. No ducking, adjusting , wiping the lens, etc.....

Thanks for the backs and forth all...... Helped me make my mind up.
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It's not just for boarding though
Hiking, cliff jumping
list goes on
I always pull my phone out to take pics, won't have to do that now it'll be nice
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It's not just for boarding though
Hiking, cliff jumping
list goes on
I always pull my phone out to take pics, won't have to do that now it'll be nice
And don't forget, it's also waterproof down to 180'. Though mine's never been past 10'. I also have my iPhone in a Lifeproof housing, which is waterproof down to 7'. It's good for wet snow or rain days, and the occasional drop in a puddle. Or taking pictures snorkeling. Can't really make phone calls underwater (though they do make waterproof headphones for it).
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Old 12-25-2012, 10:07 PM   #17 (permalink)
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It's not just for boarding though
Hiking, cliff jumping
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I always pull my phone out to take pics, won't have to do that now it'll be nice
Ya man, enjoy it. If it works for you you can make some awesome vids.

Headboard mount also ...... gonna test that shit before it goes back to the store.
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I've run a binding mount, cool for one run but then you get sea sick from the slope angle changing drastically every couple seconds.

I've run head mounts and they're cool but you don't really admire the view or the run, it looks nothing like what it actually looks like to the riders eyes. Looks much slower and less steep...

The best videos I've seen for showing yourself do seem to be the pole mounts, although I too wouldn't want to carry one around all the time. The helmet works decent for following somebody but if I get a camera again I'll change the lens to a narrow angle instead of the wide shit fishbowl look.

I honestly got pretty bored of the "action cam" concept. It was fun for a bit but the footage isn't that useful. I've got a couple videos now that are fun to watch every once in a while I guess.

I'm going to be riding in a few weeks with a group that will have proper cameras out for video and stills, can't wait to see the results!
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I hate the fisheye edge effect with a passion
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Old 12-25-2012, 10:29 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I've run a binding mount, cool for one run but then you get sea sick from the slope angle changing drastically every couple seconds.

I've run head mounts and they're cool but you don't really admire the view or the run, it looks nothing like what it actually looks like to the riders eyes. Looks much slower and less steep...

The best videos I've seen for showing yourself do seem to be the pole mounts, although I too wouldn't want to carry one around all the time. The helmet works decent for following somebody but if I get a camera again I'll change the lens to a narrow angle instead of the wide shit fishbowl look.

I honestly got pretty bored of the "action cam" concept. It was fun for a bit but the footage isn't that useful. I've got a couple videos now that are fun to watch every once in a while I guess.

I'm going to be riding in a few weeks with a group that will have proper cameras out for video and stills, can't wait to see the results!
Enjoy the ride with the good cams..... Sounds like fun. Honestly when I really think about that's the only time a cam would be super fun. When you just get it or when it's a situation like yours coming up.

Otherwise it would just kind of get boring. I could see having hours of vids I'd never watch. Fuck I've got thousands and thousands of pics I've looked at one time and will most likely never look at again. Thousands........
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