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Mon May 18, 2015 5:41 pm

Based on the reviews I may get one. I really don't want to spend much on a camera.
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Mon May 18, 2015 9:05 pm

Most of my videos have been made with a Gopro 960. You can buy them on eBay for cheap. $80 or less. It won't give you the full HD but if you're putting it on YouTube, it doesn't much matter. GoPro has really good aftermarket support. You can buy all sorts of mounts, cases, etc. And GoPro still carries batteries and accessories for it too.

The GoPro sensor works well in a variety of lighting situations and the microphone does a nice job of getting engine noise without wind noise. Here are some examples; these are all GoPro 960:

This one was shot mostly with the GoPro mounted on my helmet with a sticky-pad:

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This one, with it mounted to the triple with a RAM mount:

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And this one, with a bunch of different mounts. It also illustrates the camera's ability to capture in a multitude of lighting situations from full sun to dark:

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The ability to capture still images is also a nice feature. Here are some taken on time-lapse:

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The lower triple is my favorite mounting point. The camera is out of the way and not obtrusive, doesn't vibrate and yet you can still get a pretty good view of things in front of (and behind). Here's the camera mounted on the lower triple.

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Mon May 18, 2015 9:35 pm

Is gopro still the only chin mounted camera option for helmets? That seems a lot less like a super selfie stick approach to recording...
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Mon May 18, 2015 11:23 pm

Nelsonmd wrote: I haven't had any issue with the waterproofness either. Not sure the nature of that comment.
To be very honest, I just looked at the Roam 2, and that looks nice. I have not used that, just an older version of their camera's. That case was tricky, which is why sometimes it would not be as waterproof as the GoPro . That was one of the reasons my riding instructor at the time ditched it in favor of a GoPro for his daily use.
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Mon Jun 01, 2015 5:53 am

I have a Contour as well and I love it. I haven't moved it over to my new helmet but I put an adjustable mount on my XJ.
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Mon Jun 15, 2015 6:50 pm

Just picked up a Sony AS100...tiny little thing with an amazing lense, audio in, stabilization, and some crazy specs. It was supposedly missing all the accessories but they were there minus the memory card...$120
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Sat Jul 18, 2015 5:11 pm

I use an old Drift HD and love it. my next camera will definetly be a drift also. the lens is rotatable so you dont have to worry about how you mount it. The battery life is great, they average about 2 hours for each and they are relaceable on most of them. They also come with remotes to start and stop recording and they have built in screens so you can make sure you are getting the shot you want. the audio could be better but that is ok.
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Thu Jul 23, 2015 6:59 am

GoPro new Video Editing Mobile App

http://www.slashgear.com/gopro-to-relea ... -22393907/

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Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:11 am

Little update on Contour...

So I got work this morning and my rear facing camera was gone!

I touched the mount and the plastic cracked off and fell off.

So thanks Contour, for your crappy mount, that just caused me to flush $100 down the toilet.
NelsonMD's 92 XJ600 Project Thread

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Wed Oct 14, 2015 12:36 am

:( That sucks.

Can you claim it as damages from your insurance? I would at least try... Oh, and complain at Contour through their site and if you still have the receipt, trough the store where you bought it as well. After all, an action cam that just falls off is not delivering on its promise, right? :thumbdown:
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