• I searched and couldn't find any advice on this so here we go. I'm after a decent quality video camera for around £300 notes. I know literally nothing about them but as a bmxer I wouldn't mind trying to make some edits over the summer of some friends for fun. I'm not looking for anything perfect but just a good starter camera, does anyone have any advice as to what I should get (or does anyone have one they are selling?)?

  • I'm sure this is going to change the face of bike/snowboard/action films, awesome image quality for a helmet cam, check the linky:

    YouTube - ContourHD by VholdR Action Camera - Biking Stunts

    and click the HD tab to watch it in max resolution.

  • would be nice to see what the actual camera looked like.

    ok, i'm just being lazy.. http://www.gadgetsandgizmos.org/eyes-on-­the-side-of-your-head-with-the-contour-h­d-camcorder/

  • That article is wrong, thats price for standard def/lower res version, buy the higher res/HD one here:

    http://www.actioncameras.co.uk/ContourHD­_VholdR

  • Apart from a quality angle, that video is pretty boring to watch. I understand it's more of a demonstration of the tech than a hardcore biking video, but if they're trying to sell it, get some different sports and go for some mental stuntzzzz.

  • Unfortunately my budget can afford only this for the moment!!


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  • If we wanted to review it, Warrick over at Action Cameras would let us.

    But... no damaging it! It would have to be given back!

    They'll also give us a little bit of a discount should people here want to buy them.

  • action cameras are lovely people aren't they!
    I wonder what its performance is like vs the POV 1 (which I have)
    edit: apparently it kicks its arse.

  • If we wanted to review it, Warrick over at Action Cameras would let us.

    But... no damaging it! It would have to be given back!

    They'll also give us a little bit of a discount should people here want to buy them.

    POV polo? Or is that too risky?

  • Hmm, wouldn't mind reviewing one, what sort of thing would they expect in return, a nice video and a few words?

    I agree with Horatio, the polo thing could be interesting.

  • We'd want a detailed review, pictures of the thing, details of how you used it, videos, thoughts on its use and applicability, everything.

  • There's a good in-depth comparative review (againt the GoPro) of it here too:

    http://nsmb.com/3126-gear-shots-56/

    Sano has also got one on test at the moment.

  • How much are they in English monies from this place?

    (No, YOU just fucking google it)

  • £300

  • Thanks. I'm not gonna get one just yet then..

  • If we wanted to review it, Warrick over at Action Cameras would let us.

    But... no damaging it! It would have to be given back!

    They'll also give us a little bit of a discount should people here want to buy them.

    Awesome! i'll review it :)

  • I'd be well up for using it on the commute, and maybe for filming some tricks stuff as well?

  • But you might damage it, you fall over loads... :P

  • Tricks wise stuff like wall rides could look pretty cool, not sure what the results from footjams/wheelies/keos would look like...
    Maybe shoot some timelapse stuff from longer rides...
    Obviously 'Mash' style stuff would be good but depends if the company would want to be seen as promoting that sort of riding on streets...
    Could give a good technical breakdown on quality of picture and encoding, how it holds up to certain fast movements (though they do mention a lower res 60fps mode), ease of use etc...

    I reckon we could put it through its paces enough to justify a review.

  • I'll do some wall-rides and some stair sets with one strapped to my bars or something, I reckon it'd look cool :)

  • Sano's got one of these. He was shooting some stuff yesterday.

  • Just about to say, I've got one. The nice people at Madison have lent it to us to review for Fixed mag.

    So far I've ridden around loads with it (and nearly been taken out by a WVM!) I cut up a pair of old snowboard goggles and used the strap - I think the head mount is best, you don't get so much vibration as you would if it was mounted on the bike.

    I also put it on a certain frame builder as an experiment as he was working on a bike. Looks pretty good from his POV, will do more with it soon.

    Very impressive. Easy to use, records in H264 so ready for Quicktime right away.

  • Sounds really good Ian, including the framebuilding stuff. Nice one.

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