I may delve into the delight that is some sort of camera for taking videos of my daughter when we take her skiing for the first time.
I have no idea about these things but it seems most people have a Gopro camera and I can get one relatively cheap from my mate in the States.
Looking online, there seems to be different views for helmet mounted and the chest rig thing.
I'll probably be going slow in front of my daughter while she holds my ski poles so maybe helmet mounted may be the way to go.
Anyone care to offer their opinion on their particular way of mounting and advantages/disadvantages?
Thanks in advance, Den
PS, I realise this Isn't exactly an exciting topic!
Take a small screwdriver as its hard to et the brackets tight enough to move on the choppy stuff / crashes (fun bits!) by hand.
Use the white 'nose plug' in the mount to dampen the vibration.
Take lots of short videos rather than 30 minute monsters as they're easier to work with and you're going to end up editing 90% out anyway.
Take spare batteries as they dont like the cold and think about a stand alone charger unless you want to run your evenin around swapping batteries to be charged.
If you can rig it on your ski boot you get some good shots that way
Higher frame rate and picture sizes suck up more juice, so if you're planning on just making YouTube vids then turn the settings down and get more play time (that said 60fps 1080p does look very nice).
Wifi also uses lots of power, in the end we just used the audio beeps to know what's going on.
Remember to check your angle and clear your lens frequently. Really annoying to realise you've been filming the sky or you've got snow stuck to the camera half an hour after your comedy crash!
Filming is easy, editing it in to something anyone wants to watch is hard...
> Looking online, there seems to be different views for helmet mounted and the chest rig thing.
I'd say go for helmet mounted if you wish to achieve the Tellytubby look (very popular in Val d'Isere this winter) and end up with lots of unusable/moition-sickness-inducing footage of the scenery whizzing past in random directions at high speed. A helmet mount also hangs your hundreds of pounds worth of camera out in a nicely vulnerable position in the event of a crash, or even tree skiing. (It also makes it a potentially tempting target for irate Parisians in the lift queue...)
For filming your daughter as I think you described I'd have thought a chest rig would be (a) more stable and (b) closer to her height ie you'd see her face rather than looking down on the top of her head (although that would also depend on how close in front of her you intend to ski).
21st century consumer-driven-neoliberal-capitalist-society answer: buy both and see which gives you the best results.