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Old 12-11-2011, 05:34 PM   #1
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looking for an HD camera/camcorder for racing

as I start getting more in to auto X and racing I have been tossing the idea of recording my races the only problem is I don't know what to get to use to do so.

I have looked into the go pro hero 2 but I see nothing but bad reviews and complaints and very poor costumer service.

I'm looking to spend around $300.

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Old 12-12-2011, 09:57 AM   #2
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Anyone??????
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I just use my Sony Handycam and a good suction cup mount for my windshield. Works fine.
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Old 12-12-2011, 11:17 AM   #4
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GoPro is the BEST. I don't know where you're getting those reports but they are not in line with my experience or the experience of those around me.
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Old 12-12-2011, 11:26 AM   #5
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Love my GoPros. I have an old non HD I mount in the bumper and an HD I mount on my roll bar. I can post up some video if you want to see the quality. There is a new GoPro out. I am not sure what the new one does that my HD does not do. They are a fickle little camera .. but they are great for track days. Tech inspectors allow them in the car with out any special mounting other than the GoPro mounts. They are also fun to mount outside the car.
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Ya if you got video id love to see them
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Here is a video from a GoPro mounted on the windshield of a car following me.
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ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.


Here is a video from my roll bar from the same track session as above. The sound is off from the picture. I since got new editing software. It is funny, youtube sent me a msg telling me the sound was off. I was liek ... "How did they know"
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The clanking in the video was from the camera mount not being tight enough. Like I said ... they are great little cameras .. but very fickle.
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The GoPros are definitely on the top of the extreme sports video list.

I am looking at the Contour HD attachment cameras. They come with a remote that you have anywhere. Wireless remote. So, that way, I dont have to jump out of the car to turn off and on the camera.

But again, the GoPros are durable, reliable, fair priced and have some pretty good video for extreme sports.

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here where some of the bad reviews off of amazon http://www.amazon.com/GoPro-CHDMH-00...rBy=addOneStar

how ever I did read they have put out some sort of upgrade to fix the the bugs and problems with it
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I installed the firmware as soon as I purchased it. As for the battery life... I usually do 4 25 minute runs with out issue.
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