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Old 27 March 2011, 14:08   #1
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Starting to think about getting an HD Video to mount on the A frame. There's been a number of great YouTube posts from various folks on here so there must be some knowledge of what's good and what isn't? Most recent talk I've seen was how good the Go Pro Hero was...but, there must be others?

So, anyone like to recommend their system?

I'm thinking A frame mounted (but also suitable for mounting on a kayak or mountain bike) and easy to fit and detach, waterproof, wide angle, rechargeable with good battery life, SD card memory. What else should I be considering?

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Old 27 March 2011, 16:42   #2
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I've been thinking about this as well ... shall watch thread with interest
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Old 27 March 2011, 16:44   #3
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I would go ahead with the GoPro with a roll-bar mount. Good quality product and fully waterproof, unlike many of the competition. I use mine for everything, rib videos, skiing and general photos and videos.

We even suction-cupped a radar once, and it held perfecly and gave a great view over everyone in the boat and thanks to the wider-angle lense, compared to the competitors, gave a good view of the surroundings.
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go pro rocks. Cannot fault it...
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I've been thinking about this as well ... shall watch thread with interest
Me too, been looking at them on Ebay for the last few weeks....admit the Gopro looks favorite on my list so far.

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Old 27 March 2011, 18:05   #6
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The Go Pro is very versatile
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So which Go Pro model do we all use then, seeing as there seem to be quite a few different versions at quite a range of prices?

Being a stingy git I like the sound of the cheapest one


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there seem to be quite a few different versions at quite a range of prices?
From the US Go Pro website it looks like, in ascending order of price, there are the following which are all waterproof to 60m:

* SD Hero: Standard Definition. Runs on AA batteries. Up to 8Gb SD card memory with a firmware tweak ($100)
* HD Hero 960: High Definition (but not 1080 or 60fps). Rechargeable. Max 32Gb memory ($180)
* HD Hero: High Definition (including 1080). Rechargeable. Max 32Gb memory ($270-290 depending on mounting pack)

In the UK prices look like they're for $ . In the Falklands, no idea

On top of that it looks like a roll bar mount might be needed (provided your A frame is between 1.25 and 2.5" dia) otherwise it's a self adhesive mount that comes as standard with the camera (not a big fan of 300 cameras 'stuck' to an A frame myself)

Anyone know any better?
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I can vouch for the go pro hero HD, got it on Ebay (US) I have the sticky mount on top of the a frame, only problem is the frame vibrates at low speed. The suction mount is surprisingly good, stuck it on the fairing of GSXR1000 stayed put at speeds well in to triple digits!
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I've got a Go pro HD.

Easy to use and loads of different mounting options available. I use a mount on the A frame and another on the grab rail, the camera just clicks in to place. Very easy to unclip and re position when your out.

I paid 299 from Snow & Rock, it came with a variety of mounts.

Someone told me a new non HD version will be available soon to replace the Go pro 5 for less than 100.
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