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Old 10 December 2011, 11:13   #11
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I've got the GoPro HD and it's very good. I was impressed with the amount of stuff in the box (battery, all the wires and plenty of mounts).

Battery life is good, mine goes all day (7-8 hours) before it runs out, this is taking photo's not video mind. However I would purchase a second just in case! The only problem I have had is the suction cup coming off when its been attached on a cold morning and the surface heats up but a trust shoe lace seems to work as a back up.

GoPro have also started doing 3D if you have 2 cameras - anyone tried this?
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Old 10 December 2011, 11:52   #12
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I use MPEG Streamclip, it's free, and you get any format you like. After that you import the clips to Windows or Mac.
Thanks for the hint, will try that one!
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Old 11 December 2011, 13:28   #13
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Hi Ian, I really like the idea of a gopro hd and I'm thinking of getting one myself.

For the Jolly to the Folly I used a secondhand 'Drift x170' just to get an idea about action cameras. I got it two days before so had little time to get a feel for it. Everything I pointed the camera at seemed to work quite well in the movies so I was pleased especially as they cost less than 100. However it didn't like the changes of light and it made the sky flash quite a bit. I wish I could try the hd version called a 'Drift hd170' which sells for around 150 and it also has a rechargeable battery.

At the moment I'm looking at the prices of a 'gopro hero2' and I think the cheapest I have found it for is 259.99

Have you seen the video on their website? Apparently it was all shot 100% with hero2 cameras!

GoPro Official Website: The World's Most Versatile Camera

PS. I like the bit near the waterfall
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Old 11 December 2011, 14:02   #14
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a 'Drift hd170' which sells for around 150 and it also has a rechargeable battery.

This is what i have now brilliant bit of kit
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Old 11 December 2011, 14:10   #15
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It also has a remote control to start and stop recording, an LCD screen on the side to see what you are recording and also loads of mounts.

Have you got a link to any video shot with your HD170 Tony?
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It also has a remote control to start and stop recording, an LCD screen on the side to see what you are recording and also loads of mounts.

Have you got a link to any video shot with your HD170 Tony?
The Anglesey 2011 was shot with the drift HD i have been using a drift camera for a couple of years now and upgraded to the HD about 8 months ago it might play... i,m slowly going through my videos on fooktube to see what plays and what i have to delete and upload again...i have a fixing on my aframe which is great for shots if its just me on domino thats when the remote control comes in handy as you can see after 4 mins in

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Hi Ian, I really like the idea of a gopro hd and I'm thinking of getting one myself.

For the Jolly to the Folly I used a secondhand 'Drift x170' just to get an idea about action cameras. I got it two days before so had little time to get a feel for it. Everything I pointed the camera at seemed to work quite well in the movies so I was pleased especially as they cost less than 100. However it didn't like the changes of light and it made the sky flash quite a bit. I wish I could try the hd version called a 'Drift hd170' which sells for around 150 and it also has a rechargeable battery.

At the moment I'm looking at the prices of a 'gopro hero2' and I think the cheapest I have found it for is 259.99

Have you seen the video on their website? Apparently it was all shot 100% with hero2 cameras!

GoPro Official Website: The World's Most Versatile Camera

PS. I like the bit near the waterfall
The cameralabs.com videos of the Hero HD/HD2 are quite compelling. I find myself drawn towards it but some of the features of the Drift HD are attractive, particularly the remote control.
Decisions, decisions
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This video is from a Go Pro HD


We have the drift which I have personnaly found harder to use despite a remote switch you can wear on your wrist.
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a 'Drift hd170' which sells for around 150 and it also has a rechargeable battery.

This is what i have now brilliant bit of kit
Might just get one of these myself, ready for the next cruise
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Old 11 December 2011, 15:13   #20
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Oregon ATC9K also has an LCD screen to see what you are recording and what you have recorded (replay), remote control, rechargeable battery, waterproof to 20mtrs without putting it into a box and the gps module shows speed, g force and it tracks you position.

Ohh it takes stills as well, when you want or programed for i think 1 every 2 seconds, 5 seconds, 10 seconds.

Well worth a look at, i payed no where near the list price
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