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2014-04-19 13:00:00 GMT+00:00
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penz



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 11:31 pm    Post subject: new helmet camera videos Reply with quote

Ciao A tutti, a bunch of guys asked me about this new camera last weekend and also what was to become of the footage. For starters, upon initial review of the footage I have to give the 'Go Pro' an A. Perhaps not an A+ but a solid 'A' nonetheless. For the whopping $211 it cost (including freight to my front door!) I have to say it is a great value. The original AVI files that you download from the SD card are simply amazing. The image quality is stunning and although you may look like a dork with the thing attached to your helmet, this is about the only caveat. The operation is simple and easy, and thus far it appears to be mostly bomb proof.

Once you start to edit the files and re-save as MPEG-4 you loose some of the image quality but it is still pretty good all things considered. As a test I took a string of hot laps and posted them to You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-M-L83Habg4 Make sure you click the 'watch in high quality' button, there is a big difference. And also keep in mind that this footage was taken after I dumped my kart off the stand on the way to the grid, and my helmet went rolling down the road with enough momentum to kill the paint job. So I’m impressed anyway. And no, I’m not getting paid by the camera manufacturer… 

I'm working on uploading the heat race -I think I can get it posted in a high quality version. The 50-lapper will inevitably be a compromise of a compressed format -otherwise the file size will be simply MEGA. Once they are both up I’ll re-post in the forums to direct traffic. Or else you can note my You Tube user name and simply check back in 24hrs. or so.

Thanks to everyone who made it out and supported. I think the general consensus was that everyone had a great time and so my vote will be to run this format again in a couple of the events next season. Let’s have a great turn-out for the season finale and look for my additional post tomorrow…

Ciao,

Erik
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet, thanks Eric! Very Happy
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wesgreene



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's nice quality.
How about a link on where you purchased.
What else would be needed.
Can it mount to the kart instead of helmet?

I need video of lapping Chuck at the next road race. Laughing
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Brantley French



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

maybe the club or some coaches need to buy a few of these so they can show the kids or rookies proper passing techniques or proper etiquette. just an idea.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you feel lucky, the club is going to give one away as a door prize. Click on this link to see the item: http://www.amazon.com/Scientific-Waterproof-Philips-Batteries-SecureDigital/dp/B001EGYBLS/ref=pd_bbs_3?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1226332868&sr=8-3
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Carl Cottrell



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.goprocamera.com/
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Brantley French



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for that second link... it has the price on it.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wes,
I can't wait to read Chuck's response to that statement ! Laughing
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jeff bacon



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's another cool link:
http://shop.helmetcameracentral.com/index.html
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not printable in a public forum.

But I didn't realize Wes was going Shifter racing next year. Shocked
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