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baconzoo 08-06-2011 11:51 AM

New Drift HD helmet cam
 
So, I'm privileged to work for Drift Innovation as a web designer and video editor, but my favorite part is R & D. You see, I own a myriad of cameras, and getting out there and using them in the field is the best part of my job. So all that being said: this new Drift HD camera is my new camera of choice. It's set to be available on the market at the end of August. Go Here for a Promo Code So you might want to plan to purchase one before winter.



Drift also has a new External Battery Pack for those all day timelapses. It also works to charge your cell phone or iPod.
http://driftinnovation.com/images/external-hd.jpg

Some of you hate the POV helmet cam videos, but take some of those shots and edit them to chase came style footage for a wicked mix that really tells a tale. For example here is a test I recently did with BMX'ers in order to prove how well this small helmet cam can works indoors (using night mode)

I have the camera on the end of a 5' monopod to get as close to the action as possible. So for $359 you can be shooting full 1080p HD either as a helmet cam or an in your face action camera.

Casper 08-07-2011 12:07 AM

You know what one of the many camera companies need to do is separate the lens from everything else.

I'm considering the Liquid Image goggle cam becuase they don't have the camera sticking out there to get damaged. As hideous as many say the goggles are, I'll take the trade off of functionality.

I might F up a regular helmet cam wiping out, or beat the crap out of it unexpectedly getting into an area where tree brances can smack it.

Same thing if I were still dirt biking.

Separate the camera; it's smaller and less protrusive. Have a length of wires that can be ran down to my inside pocket in my jacket where the battery and everything else can be.

Just a thought. And if you use it, I WANT A CAM FOR FREE!

caneyhead 08-07-2011 09:27 AM

I got this camera march this year. Generally pleased with it. Particularly like the remote. I'm not a videophile, very casual user. Also like the form factor. A few things I'd like to see.
1. Louder on off indicator
2. Lens cover. Ive smacked the lens many times now with tree branches.

baconzoo 08-07-2011 09:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by caneyhead (Post 410185)
A few things I'd like to see.
2. Lens cover. Ive smacked the lens many times now with tree branches.

This is a new version of the one you have, but smaller and smarter.
http://driftinnovation.com/images/lens.jpg

Argo 08-07-2011 10:41 AM

Is it waterproof?

caneyhead 08-07-2011 12:41 PM

That's about right. Have to get the newer version to get needed functionality.

Seen any aftermarket lens cover ud recommend?

baconzoo 08-08-2011 08:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Argo (Post 410192)
Is it waterproof?

Water resistant, so splash proof and dunk proof but not made to live underwater. This weekend I tested it at the pool jumping off the diving board and it was fine.

Quote:

Originally Posted by caneyhead (Post 410200)
Seen any aftermarket lens cover ud recommend?

The new Drift HD will have a hard case for diving by the end of September. All other models (X170, HD170, and HD170 Stealth) have a waterproof pouch for underwater action or to be used as a lens protector.

This guy sells lens protectors as well. My Tuff Stuff.com

killclimbz 08-08-2011 09:11 AM

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Looks pretty damn sweet! I like the smaller size for sure.

cjcameron11 08-08-2011 07:12 PM

can anyone with experience with different cameras tell me which is the best in terms of functionality, durability and pic quality? go pro, contour, drift/. any others? cheers guys

baconzoo 08-09-2011 07:37 AM

http://driftinnovation.com/facebook/4-compare.jpg

August 2011 comparison with all four cameras and their latest firmware updates. Shot in 1080p, the Drift HD is the clear winner in color, sharpness and field of view.


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