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Old 01-03-2012, 07:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I will be doing some helicopter back country this season and figured that I should buy one of these little cameras. I got a brand new HD Hero for $100 and have a few questions.


-How do you guys manage to get such good videos with them? Are you on the 720 or 1080?
-What's the best way to mount them to yourself? Monopod isn't really my favorite option and the helmet mount doesn't seem too sturdy. If a monopod/pole really is the best way, are there any out there that can fold up an fit into a small backpack?
-Is hero 2 really worth the close to $200 difference that it would be for me?
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I will be doing some helicopter back country this season and figured that I should buy one of these little cameras. I got a brand new HD Hero for $100 and have a few questions.


-How do you guys manage to get such good videos with them? Are you on the 720 or 1080?
-What's the best way to mount them to yourself? Monopod isn't really my favorite option and the helmet mount doesn't seem too sturdy. If a monopod/pole really is the best way, are there any out there that can fold up an fit into a small backpack?
-Is hero 2 really worth the close to $200 difference that it would be for me?
I use 720, 1080 takes a whole lot of computer to edit along with space.

Helmet mount is sturdy, just tether it to the strap or a vent. Extendable monopod fits in my backpack when I'm not using it.

Not sure, I have the previous model and don't see a reason to upgrade soon.
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i personally film on R3 which is 720p at 60 fps so that way if i wanna slow anything down it still looks smooth but R5 which is 1080p is good if you want super crisp footage. the downsides to R5 is a smaller frame of view(127deg instead of 170 i think) and it takes up more space on your SD card.

you can def find poles that can fold up/telescope or at the least make your own using any pole you want and something like the handle bar mount for the gopro.

the new gopro is def better in a lot of ways but if you are just filming stuff for your self and friends to watch the quality on the OG go pro should be more then good enough
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I use 720, 1080 takes a whole lot of computer to edit along with space.

Helmet mount is sturdy, just tether it to the strap or a vent. Extendable monopod fits in my backpack when I'm not using it.

Not sure, I have the previous model and don't see a reason to upgrade soon.
How do you reccomend tethering the helmet mount? It can't fit through a vent or fit through the rear strap. I don't trust the adhesive either. Just zip ties to loop through a vent securing the top/side straps?

Wouldn't the video come out blurry with it on your head?
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How do you reccomend tethering the helmet mount? It can't fit through a vent or fit through the rear strap. I don't trust the adhesive either. Just zip ties to loop through a vent securing the top/side straps?

Wouldn't the video come out blurry with it on your head?
the adhesive mount is pretty sturdy for the most part and if youre really worried just tie a small piece of twine from it onto something on your helmet thats out of the way as a leash.
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Anyone know anything about GrenadeGrip Gopoles? I was looking into buying one, but I'm not sure if it would be easy to hold fairly steady for filming runs down the mountain/park runs/others.
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Anyone know anything about GrenadeGrip Gopoles? I was looking into buying one, but I'm not sure if it would be easy to hold fairly steady for filming runs down the mountain/park runs/others.
see this thread for poles, I have a Gopole and love it
http://www.snowboardingforum.com/pho...opro-pole.html
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I'm gonna grab a grenade grip gopole.

Do you guys use the LCD screen and or extended battery?
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i have a lcd screen and it works pretty well.
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How do you reccomend tethering the helmet mount? It can't fit through a vent or fit through the rear strap. I don't trust the adhesive either. Just zip ties to loop through a vent securing the top/side straps?

Wouldn't the video come out blurry with it on your head?
Fishing line to the chin strap or something. I use some thin rope through the goggle vent on my smith holt.
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