/ What helmet camera
The GoPro seeems to win in most online forum debates.
There's a reason that pretty much every commercial vid uses GoPros. I've used them for skiing and they're fantastic.
i have a HD hero (ver 1 if you like)
truth is, all three mentioned on this thread are brilliant in their own right
for me what swings it to the gopro is that although it's a slightly more awkward shape, the extra mounting options, the waterproof case (which can be replaced) replacement lenses etc etc etc all make the gopro system better
as some else said. gopro's get used by TV program makers a lot (gadget show, highland rescue to name just 2)
however, what you also need to know is
there's no point in buying one if you don't have a decent computer to edit the videos on, no matter which of the three you buy. you can get free or reletavely cheap editing software, and watch out for hard disk space... HD video creates large files
and finally, if what you are recording is high speed, (mtb / skiing etc) then record 50/60fps not 25/30, you'll regret it if you don't
Punctuation man, please! That hurt my brain ;)
Ok, thanks. Deciding between the drift HD and the GoPro at the mo.
I've had a basic Go-Pro 960 for about 6 months now and think it is a neat piece of kit though, as an IT philistine, getting used to the editing software was (and still is!) the biggest challenge for me. I'm thinking of upgrading to a better model for a forthcoming Alps trip to Val Bregaglia but in the meantime if interested in some results you can view a short climbing film or 2 on my You Tube page:
Damn I so wish I had my GoPro on the Rochefort Arete last year... :-)
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