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That would fix it. Too bad it's another $100 plus I can no longer use my LCD bacpac. I'll hold out for the iPhone so I won't need the LCD any longer.
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Read they expect to release the applications for smart phones in a week or two. I just gott the remote bacpac, which should be great, no more trying to see the flashing light in the mirror, plus being able to turn on and off, should cut editing time.
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Yeah, the mirror trick works well on the moto and i've thought about bringing a pocket mirror on the bike.

With the smartphone app, I'll mount the iPhone on my bars and it will be sweet.

And I agree, less editing will be required.
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Oh crap. Fine print on GoPro's site: "The original HD HERO is only compatible with the Wi-Fi Remote. Does not support GoPro App and video + photo live streaming."

So for only $359 I can have this feature.
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Oh crap. Fine print on GoPro's site: "The original HD HERO is only compatible with the Wi-Fi Remote. Does not support GoPro App and video + photo live streaming."

So for only $359 I can have this feature.

Yeah that sucks.

I have a friend with the original HD Hero who is willing to sell it to buy the Hero2, he really wants the iPhone app.
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I've looked at videos on Youtube from headmounted video cameras. I think the view is too high up. Mounting cameras on the side of helmets fixes the height issue but then the view is from just one side...
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Yes, top of helmet mount is too weird. Placing a cam on the lower left side of the helmet doesn't view only one side. Properly placed/mounted, with the wide angle, no problem. From a GoPro on the lower left side...





Other advantages of a helmet mount...

- Less vibes.
- Can optionally look around... like going over a bridge, passing a lake, or anything worthy of a glance. Better than a fixed stare ahead the whole time.
- Gives the rider p-o-v.
- One mount, any bike.
- Can dip the head towards the mirror to make sure the recording light is on. Can also make sure no bug is sacrificed on the altar of the lens!
- Once you have the orientation set, leave it. I have no need for wifi this, lcd preview that, remote on/off, etc. I already know it is pointed correctly, recording correctly, and with the left hand can handle the easy controls (GoPro and Contour).

Hanging the GoPro off the chin of the helmet is a good option with the right bike. Not so good with a lot of fairing in front. I place the GoPro 3D contraption off the chin (it's a hefty thing), but crouching on a sportbike? No, but on an upright bike with minimal fuss in front, very nice...

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I dislike the helmet mount vidios on street bikes. The head turning is annoying. On dirt its a different story.

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Plenty of helmetcam vids without head turning. Totally up to the rider. How is it a different story on dirt?
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...another small but annoying problem with the Contour is it mounts with a sticky and has that stupid little lanyard that click-clacks around. So what you end up with is the noise of the lanyard over the lousy mic.
You'll need to over dub the video with music.
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FWIW, I haven't used the lanyard for years. At some very serious speeds, the Contour has never loosened. For getting around the mic-in-the-wind situation, place a cheap MP3 recorder in the pocket, then sync the MP3 recording with the video in your editor.

Also, consider brightening and stirring in a bit of contrast with Contour recordings while in the editor. They fixed the dim/dullness with the Contour +, and this latest cam also now includes a port for an external mic you place out of the wind.
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FWIW, I haven't used the lanyard for years. At some very serious speeds, the Contour has never loosened.
Which mount did you use? The swivel mount (Rotating Flat Surface Mount) doesn't fully conform to my helmet so I'm going to have to use some epoxy to fill in the gaps.

Did you use the backing tape or fab u your own glue? What I've heard though is that the backing tape separates between the mount and the tape, not the surface (helmet) and the tape.
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...exactly, I'm sure the Contour helmet/surface mount is fine, but I don't trust it, hence, lanyard.
With my luke I'd see my li $300 gizmo sliding along the pavement (or dirt) in the rear view at any given time...
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Which mount did you use? The swivel mount (Rotating Flat Surface Mount) doesn't fully conform to my helmet so I'm going to have to use some epoxy to fill in the gaps.

Did you use the backing tape or fab u your own glue? What I've heard though is that the backing tape separates between the mount and the tape, not the surface (helmet) and the tape.
With the Shoei 1000 I have the Contour swivel mount tucked right behind the face shield, about three inches up from the left bottom of the helmet. The space at the very bottom of the helmet on the left side is where the GoPro mount is.

For the Contour I get enough of a flush fit at that location/helmet to not need anything else but the adhesive that came with the mount. And five years of Contour recording from that location, sans lanyard, and never a loose or lost cam.

The above images were from the GoPro. This is from the Contour a month ago. Can tell it is tucked slightly back further on the helmet...

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what software do you guys use for editing?
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what software do you guys use for editing?
Good question.

I use iMovie that comes with my Mac book pro.
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Thanks!

I mounted the Contour+ up. Hopefully one of these days I'll capture some material worth viewing. Unless you guys want to watch me 'lane share' on my daily commute. Ha!
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Anything else other than iMovie? I have alot of editing to do.
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If you have windows 7, Microsoft Live movie maker will edit the files.
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If you have windows 7, Microsoft Live movie maker will edit the files.
+1 for ease of use and install.
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