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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 6:33 pm    Post subject: Helmet cams Reply with quote

Found some interesting helmet cams:
http://www.amazon.com/Digital-Blue-Tony-Hawk-Helmetcam/dp/B000AYAJ34/ref=pd_cp_p_2?pf_rd_p=413862901&pf_rd_s=center-41&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B000F5FKHI&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0MEHVN9RXY26K2SE2YYN
http://www.amazon.com/Oregon-Scientific-Action-Memory-Camcorder/dp/B000F5FKHI/ref=pd_cp_p_1?pf_rd_p=413862901&pf_rd_s=center-41&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B000AYAJ34&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=16FTRR2AC7JEQ1MS0DMP
http://www.amazon.com/Oregon-Scientific-Waterproof-Recorder-Capabilities/dp/B001A1U4AE/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=photo&qid=1225236734&sr=1-2
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Jeff
The first link is "Clone priced". Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of the review

12 of 15 people found the following review helpful:
1.0 out of 5 stars Not Useful, March 13, 2006
By Hawk (Austin, TX United States) - See all my reviews
This product is a joke.

The video is terrible, way too jerky to actually show anything (1-2 fps, maybe) and quickly went out of sync with the audio. The helmet mount is basically a big adhesive pad with a rubber strap and doesn't work. The software is micky-mouse. The bundeled demo clips were obviously not taken using this camera.

I really don't see how this product is supposed to be taken seriously.

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Second camera:
... It seems to work OK when there is minimal movement but when the camera is moving the video is very grainy and jumpy...

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The third camera is not clone priced.


There is no magic camera under $50 with all great things.
vholdr is one of the best, but pricey. I bought another mount and will try to put it on the frame.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

angus has one of those tony hawk ones and it's actually not that bad. not top quality, but not bad.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Tony Hawk camera was developed by VIO, the company that provides the cameras and recording equipment Jesse and I use.

When I asked them about the Tony Hawk camera, they told me it was designed for the younger market that can not afford a broadcast quality system, or any segment of the market that is unwilling to risk a broadcast quality system in a potentially damaging situation.

The output quality is/was considered average YouTube in inexperienced hands, with the capability for above average productions when used with motion control hardware and high quality production software. However, the color reproduction is not accurate, and the range of colors is reduced compared to higher quality systems.

The self-contained and fairly damage resistant system, combined with it's low price make it a perfect system for kids to use in the environments they might use a camera in (skateboarding, mountain biking, paintball, and motorcycling) without requiring peripheral equipment or extra care for sensitive optics.

It's a lot more convienent to use than the VIO POV system we use, and the compter download interface is very simple to handle, much like iPOD or MPG music transfers.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

our tony hawk one uses a memory card just like one of my digital cameras. it makes it very easy to upload on a computer. quality looks alot like youtube videos like dale said. it's definitely a toy and not a HQ video camera.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are some comparisons by Helmet Camera Central
http://shop.helmetcameracentral.com/compare-all-in-one-helmet-camera.html
http://shop.helmetcameracentral.com/compare-fully-integrated-helmet-camera.html
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