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go pro video camera

so , I just ordered one of these yesterday.

http://www.goprocamera.com/index.php?area=2&productid=2

anybody here had any experience with this product?
the sample video seems pretty sweet.
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make sure where you mount the cam, it cant see the speedo

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so does it have replacement lenses for rock chips and such?

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it has a protective / waterproof case. supposedly you can mount this out in the open
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The Hero is sweet, I talked to a guy who had one recently and he said it was much better quality and sound wise (although a little bulkier) than the vholdr (he also had) which is more expensive too.
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does it have remote triggering?

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All my onboard video at my web site (www.ronhix.com) came from my Hero cam. Nice cam, loves the batteries though.

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The go pro is very durable. It does not have a remote trigger, you have to press the shutter button to begin recording. The case is indeed waterPROOF and holds up very well against rocks and dirt. Don't use regular batteries, the rechargeable ones seem to last longer.. it takes 2xAAA's. It saves in .AVI format which is easy to convert and manipulate with any video editing software (including Microsoft's movie maker). It only reads a 2GB SD card right now, apparently there will be a firmware update that will support mem cards > 2GB. However 2GB will easily hold over an hour of video... way more than the batteries will last lol. It also has a sound option to cut out wind noise. It basically sets the recording sensitivity. The Motorsports Hero comes with a bunch of mounting options, they are self-advesive pads that the camera clips on. These are really tough as well, they hold up to the elements and are hard to get off (I've had mine mounted on my MX helemet all last year through rain, mud, sand, extreme heat, and it's still holding strong). Overall I am pleased, and definitely recommend to anyone.
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I just got one a month ago, only tested it on the car once, and it works great. It does require the more expensive batteries though. I got the wide version and it is REALLY wide, lol. Worth the money IMO.
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Great camera for YouTUBE quality. NOT a good cam for DVD quality. Very reliable, very clean and works great.

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Thanks, feel better about my purchase.
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Johnny it is well worth the money. The one I currently have I will be using at Jennings. I can't wait to get a shit load of footage.






I guess it can double as a video camera for home use Not that I have ever done that before.
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There's a group buy going on over at 675.net for 25% off. Kind of hard to pass up so I'm picking one up.

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Got my Go Pro Motorsports Hero Wide video camera today. Now, where do I get lithium ion AAA batteries?
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I was thinking more like amazon.com. And, I was also thinking about getting nimh rechargeable batteries also. Since the lithium ion are suggested for cold weather use.
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Got my Go Pro Motorsports Hero Wide video camera today. Now, where do I get lithium ion AAA batteries?
markham is one town i will not drive my car in. the F ing cop are crazy and looking for money for the town.

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is there a remote on it to stop and start recording?

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I just got 4 of them in the other day at DGY. Already sold 3 of them, I have more on order should have them by mon/tues...they are a great bang for the buck.
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is there a remote on it to stop and start recording?
There is a shudder button on top to start and stop recording or you can set a timer with the mode button on the front. Just read the instructions once this morning, I think there are 4 different timed settings.
I got batteries through amazon.com from battery superstores .
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I use rechargeable batteries for almost everything I own that takes batteries. If you don't already have a stock of them, I would suggest the Duracell ones as they have a slightly higher mAh capacity than the Energizers do but I believe they are around the same price.
I the Energizers which are around 2400mAh each only cause I got the batteries and a 12V/120V 15min quick charger for a good deal from wally world so I recharge them in my car on my way to school for free.

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There is a shudder button on top to start and stop recording or you can set a timer with the mode button on the front. Just read the instructions once this morning, I think there are 4 different timed settings.
I got batteries through amazon.com from battery superstores .
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Got my Go Pro Motorsports Hero Wide video camera today. Now, where do I get lithium ion AAA batteries?
Do youself a favor...

Buy the Maha Powerex MH-C9000 battery charger and Sanyo Eneloop AAA batteries.

Do a search on the above two and you'll see those are the two best on the market.

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Do youself a favor...
Buy the Maha Powerex MH-C9000 battery charger and Sanyo Eneloop AAA batteries.
You can get a 12-pack of Lithium AAA batteries at Sams Club.

For rechargables, try Only Batteries dot com. They have a wide range of AAA NiMh batteries in many choices of battery capacity, up to 1200mAh, with regular or low discharge types. Also, regular or quick chargers. Choose whatever meets your personal usage pattern or taste. My order came in reasonable time, with no customs hassles (They are in Montreal, Quebec).

Folks on the NESBA board say that a fully charged 1200mAh NiMh battery will last at least 2 20-minute track sessions in continous record mode, but I won't get a chance to personally test this until May 2.

Make sure you go through the user set-ups and set the power on mode to video, and the Power-down timer to OFF.

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For rechargables, try Only Batteries dot com. They have a wide range of AAA NiMh batteries in many choices of battery capacity, up to 1200mAh, with regular or low discharge types. Also, regular or quick chargers. Choose whatever meets your personal usage pattern or taste. My order came in reasonable time, with no customs hassles (They are in Montreal, Quebec).
If you feel like getting geeky:

http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...d.php?t=149804

Little info on mAH and how it is calculated:

http://www.eneloop.info/home/perform.../capacity.html

The battery charger for rechargeble batteries is very important on how a battery performs and lasts. You also want the ability to power cycle.

The top two chargers out there are the LaCrosse BC-900 and the Maha powerex MC-C9000. Both are very good chargers.

On to more geek out stuff:

http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...d.php?t=154756

If you do anything don't cheap out on the charger. Price range on either of these two chargers is about $35 to $70 depending where you shop.

One more link talking about claimed 1000+ mAH AAA batteries:
http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...d.php?t=171540

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cant you hook up clsb with the discount code?
I should have checked on that before I opened my mouth but it's a 675.net membership deal only. They're keeping track of who they give the discount code to. Sorry about that.

I would suggest checking with DanO at DGY and see what he can do.

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If you feel like getting geeky:

http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...d.php?t=149804

Little info on mAH and how it is calculated:

http://www.eneloop.info/home/perform.../capacity.html

The battery charger for rechargeble batteries is very important on how a battery performs and lasts. You also want the ability to power cycle.

The top two chargers out there are the LaCrosse BC-900 and the Maha powerex MC-C9000. Both are very good chargers.

On to more geek out stuff:

http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...d.php?t=154756

If you do anything don't cheap out on the charger. Price range on either of these two chargers is about $35 to $70 depending where you shop.

One more link talking about claimed 1000+ mAH AAA batteries:
http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...d.php?t=171540
Thanks for the info!

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Great cameras just got 2 of them

Got a text today from my mother asking if I ever heard of go pro cameras.

I replied yes why

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My Sgt. had purchased 6 go pro cameras for their cars to use while they are following peeps but after testing 1 of them came to realize they were chewing up battery's faster then he had thought, and ended up buying something different to fit their needs.

I call her and continues to tell me that he had only opened one of them and still had the other 5 that were never opened and asked if I wanted one. I said how much does he want for 2 of them. She asks him and I hear him say 100 bucks for both.

I tell her he is losing money and she says that he deducted them on his taxes and got most of the money and wasn't looking to make profit.

So she paid him I got two brand new never opened motor sport wide cams

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Shweet, you will love them. Go spend the money you saved on top of the line rechargeable batteries.

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I actually think I might have her get the last two

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