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Old 03-05-2011, 06:34 AM   #46
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It's under warranty right??
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Old 03-05-2011, 06:35 AM   #47
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Beautiful weather. Warm temps. Miles and miles of endless trails to be ridden.

However, we haven't been getting much videoing done.

This is why:

http://www.youtube.com/user/MisterBi.../0/BGH2sa4YSh8

Interested in anybody's suggestions for replacement.

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http://gopro.com/.

It's not cheap but the people that use it love it and I'm saving my lunch money for one.

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Old 03-05-2011, 03:33 PM   #48
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NordieBoy,

The poor undeserving camera was a Sanyo Xacti. I have nothing but low fidelity praise for the device but it is definitely not HD. It was seemingly bulletproof, having been steamrolled by the BigWheel on multiple occasions. This time however, was the first time it took a blow from carbide studs.

Amazingly enough, it still works flawlessly, but the outer lens was shattered, rendering it no longer waterproof. Waterproofiness was it's major attribute.

Unfortunately, due to Costco's despotic electronics return policy, it is no longer under warranty. This camera's new role in life is "The No Return Suicide Cam."

We are actively seeking volunteers.

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Old 03-06-2011, 08:44 PM   #49
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Beautiful weather. Warm temps. Miles and miles of endless trails to be ridden.

However, we haven't been getting much videoing done.

This is why:

http://www.youtube.com/user/MisterBi.../0/BGH2sa4YSh8

Interested in anybody's suggestions for replacement.

Regards,

Mr. BigWheel
Sorry to hear about the broken camera. Do you have access to a bike flag? It could be pushed into the ground or snow to mark the new camera location. The new camera might last longer that way... and I hear the new Go-Pro cameras are waterproof for swimming etc.

Have been following your adventures and really enjoy the videos and pictures. My brother lives in Ninilchik and have enjoyed the bush with him several times. Even took my ATC110 up from Oregon in 1985 for an adventure at Hatcher Pass.

Keep up the great ride reports.

Thanks, Dave
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Old 03-07-2011, 03:19 PM   #50
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:06 PM   #51
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smilin jack,

I wish that I could say that it was the first time that the Sanyo had been run over, but it was at least the third. Strangely, every time involved a BigWheel.

The only difference this time was the studs. Those carbides provide traction and destructive capability. The camera still works but it is no longer waterproof due the perforations. For $100 at Costco, it lived a full life.

I've never heard a disparaging word against the GoPro HD, so it's an obvious contender, but can it be used for fixed position videoing?

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Old 03-07-2011, 11:55 PM   #52
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I've never heard a disparaging word against the GoPro HD, so it's an obvious contender, but can it be used for fixed position videoing?

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there's a tripod mount available
http://www.amazon.com/GoPro-Tripod-M.../dp/B002RCLYXG
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http://www.lazytechguys.com/reviews/...-mount-review/
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:50 PM   #53
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I couldn't find it anywhere on the GoPro website: how many times can the tripod be run over before it breaks?

On the Chinese-manufactured imitation Gorilla tripods, I averaged 3 intercourses before they no longer functioned in the manner of their design.

That amounts to about $1.25 per impact, so a fairly reasonable value.

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Old 03-09-2011, 12:26 PM   #54
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Use an imitation gorilla on the GoPro then.
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Old 03-12-2011, 09:41 AM   #55
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I was fairly convinced that the GoProHD was the way to go, but someone sent me a link to webbike.com's review of the Drift 170HD. It seems like a pretty nice unit and much more intuitive than the GoPro. Does anyone have any pros or cons concerning the Drift?
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Old 03-12-2011, 11:57 AM   #56
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I was fairly convinced that the GoProHD was the way to go, but someone sent me a link to webbike.com's review of the Drift 170HD. It seems like a pretty nice unit and much more intuitive than the GoPro. Does anyone have any pros or cons concerning the Drift?
Looking myself and the one thing about the Drift is that it has a remote! I sent GoPro an email to find out if they had plans to add a remote and was told "NO"! So I'm also leaning towards the new Drift Stealth 170HD...
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Old 03-13-2011, 09:56 PM   #57
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Craig,

I'm with you. The the screen for the GoPro is an additional $75-80, so price comparisons with the Drift are a wash. Except that there is no way to couple the GoPro to a remote.

I have an old SD Hero cam and some of the accessories would transfer over to the HD, but since the Drift is supposably more intuitive, there is yet another check-mark in it's column.

Now I just need to figure out how I can write one off as a business expense on my taxes.

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Old 03-13-2011, 10:34 PM   #58
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Craig,

I'm with you. The the screen for the GoPro is an additional $75-80, so price comparisons with the Drift are a wash. Except that there is no way to couple the GoPro to a remote.

I have an old SD Hero cam and some of the accessories would transfer over to the HD, but since the Drift is supposably more intuitive, there is yet another check-mark in it's column.

Now I just need to figure out how I can write one off as a business expense on my taxes.

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Mr. BigWheel
The one question that I had was a time lapse setting on the Drift but I did finally answer my question. You can set it at many intervals up to 30 sec. so that helps me on the business side. We have a orchard and I can set it up and do time lapse on a couple different products we grow and work with. They (film) can then be used for promotional purposes.

The only other camera that I think could out do both of them is the V.I.O. POV HD but the price!!! A inmate from Maui is posting videos ( I think It's in Day Trippin?) on ADV using one and they are very nice image quality.
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:18 AM   #59
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It's decided then. I'm going with the Drift. At least until tomorrow afternoon when something newer and better is bound to come on the market....
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