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Xtremjeepn-Cole Ford
December 27th, 2009, 08:47 PM
Just starting to get the new GoPro Hero HD camera figured out.

Strapped it to the bottom of the Jeep today for a quick test run around the block. (too cold for much else).

Here is the video from the test drive for anyone curious about it.

YouTube - Jeep GoPro HD test video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXm7d43kzgA):D

OrangeCrush
December 27th, 2009, 08:50 PM
Just starting to get the new GoPro Hero HD camera figured out.

Strapped it to the bottom of the Jeep today for a quick test run around the block. (too cold for much else).

Here is the video from the test drive for anyone curious about it.

YouTube - Jeep GoPro HD test video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXm7d43kzgA):D

you ran 3 stop signs

Jeffro600
December 27th, 2009, 09:03 PM
you ran 3 stop signs

:lmao:

I need one of those cams for all my other hobbies instead of lugging around a small video camera.

Xtremjeepn-Cole Ford
December 28th, 2009, 08:39 AM
you ran 3 stop signs


Yup:flipoff2:


Obviously, I rolled them. The camera does not give a great perspective on speed though. There were some really slow spots to see there was no one around. Then there was some fairly high speed sideways stuff that you can't really tell either. Some of the fast stuff looks the same as the slow stuff from the angle.

Xtremjeepn-Cole Ford
December 28th, 2009, 11:44 AM
FWIW this is how the camera was mounted. NOT a good location for wheeling, It could be mounted to the top side of this cross member too if you wanted to get some wheeling footage.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4017/4223061214_c926993f77_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2549/4223060680_18fa0bc150_b.jpg

Jeffro600
December 28th, 2009, 11:55 AM
I havent priced them but how much do they stick ya for somethin like that??

ColoradoSkier
December 28th, 2009, 12:24 PM
Looks like $200 for non-HD and $299 for HD on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fs%3Fie%3DUTF8%26x%3D0%26ref_%3Dnb%255Fss%255F0%255F5%26y%3D0% 26field-keywords%3Dgopro%2520hd%26url%3Dsearch-alias%253Daps%26sprefix%3Dgopro&tag=bullockfamily-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=390957).

Matt
December 28th, 2009, 01:53 PM
I was looking into one of those for a wing mount on the plane. But I heard that battery life was marginal and there's no way to run a remote. Sweet little wide angle cam for a very reasonable price.

Xtremjeepn-Cole Ford
December 28th, 2009, 04:22 PM
Battery life is claimed to be about 2.5 hours on the new one. Can fit 8 hours on a 32g card.

I have heard they are developing a remote, but not out yet.

Xtremjeepn-Cole Ford
December 30th, 2009, 01:08 PM
Took it snowboarding yesterday.

Tried a couple of different mounting angles. I know this is not Jeep stuff but you can see how durable, waterproof and how it deal with shaking.

YouTube - Skiing 12-29-09 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QjBUoKo7IY)

ColoradoSkier
December 30th, 2009, 01:36 PM
Pretty cool - any pics of how you mounted it to the board? I'd love to mount one to the tip of my skis.

Xtremjeepn-Cole Ford
December 30th, 2009, 01:38 PM
I have strap with a mount on it that you can see in the above pictures. I just strapped it to my front "toe strap" on the front binding.

They make a chest mount too. I think that will work best for skiing. (I need to try it on skis now).

ColoradoSkier
December 30th, 2009, 01:39 PM
They make a chest mount too. I think that will work best for skiing. (I need to try it on skis now).

As long as you don't steer with your upper body. On a good skier, I'll bet the videos would be pretty good from the chest.

Xtremjeepn-Cole Ford
December 30th, 2009, 01:47 PM
You may have enjoyed watching some of the moves I was doing to catch the videos I did.

In the stable shots of Jeska skiing I was basically flying backwards without turning to keep her in frame.