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What Action Camera You Have, What Do You Want, What Did You Have?

Discussion in 'Camera Setups' started by dandoolittle, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. HippoDrone

    HippoDrone United Kingdom Moderator

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    Sharktank United States Wannabie Member

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    Yes but they're tricky. GoPro put a resistor in the wiring that third party adapters do not have. There are instructional videos out there on how to solder your own resistor into a generic adaptor but I honestly don't feel like doing that (lazy?). With most action cams being in a similar retail price range, looking around may be a good option.

    Oh I forgot another camera that I'm about to begin using. I bought a Samsung gear 360 cam a few months ago ($50 with purchase of a galaxy S8). Wanted to get that going this weekend on the dashboard. Looking forward to adding this view to my videos. Separate ones of course
     


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    • Main camera is

    On E1 Helmet: GoPro Session 5

    On Shoei GT Air: Drift Ghost S

    Second angle (attached to the bike) is Hero 3 Black with Sena Audio Pack for when I'm filming with the Session.


    • Camera I want
    Hero 4 Black so if I want to use the footage from the second camera it will be 4K


    • I own a shit load of camera gear as filming stuff was part of my job so I have about 7 other action cameras and a load of different accessories but you can never have too many gadgets.
     


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    PlanZ United Kingdom Wannabie Member

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    Drift Ghost HD so far, but just gone for the 4K version for the stabilising mainly.
    I like to carry my Hero4 Black for off bike snippets and if it's decent weather sometimes take Mavic Pro drone.
    The Ghost HD has been good since about 2013 but resolution just isn't as good as gopro or indeed DJI - but I hate having the GoPro on helmet.
     


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    Main Camera -

    Sena Prism Tube

    For $100-120, it's got a great "bang for the buck." Very durable, decent quality (1080/30). It can rotate in the holder, so sometimes the video is off kilter. Mic is decent, but doesn't have good noise cancellation (meaning wind is a killer)


    Camera I want -

    An updated Sena Prism Tube. Maybe something in the 1080/60 or 4k range. Better mic. Maybe a little more in options/setup. The files are numeric, and the date/time is not something that can be adjusted (that I can figure out). Would love for it to be date/time based. Would make it easier to figure out which files are which when putting together videos. And in premiere, it can get confusing if there are several PRIX0003 files to work with.


    I also have a Faux Pro (GoPro knock off). It's supposedly 4k, but I use the 1080/30 format so it coincides better with the Sena. I use it to do cuts back and forth. Gives me more flexibility when editing out unwanted audio/video. Not as jarring to clip out the filler words. And sometimes I can piece together clips from different rides without making a bunch of jump cuts.
     


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    chrisw959 United Kingdom Wannabie Member

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    Currently using a Drift Ghost S. Has the best mounting system for mounting on the side of my helmet. Battery is also a good point. Not to mention the included back cover for the mic and chatgring port.

    Used to use an SJCAM SJ4000 WiFi with my old helmet mounted on the top (uses the Go Pro mounts). Looked like a telly tubby but didn't mind as it was easily seen. When I went to use it with my current helmet I was going to have to use a bunch of joints. Do sometimes use at as a rear view camera but mostly it sides in a case next to my desk.

    As for what I want there isn't anything really.
     


  7. Mark

    Mark United States Our Scenic Life

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    Main Camera -
    GoPro Hero3+ Silver - It WAS a good camera but has had lot's of abuse attached to the bike even in the housing. I have noticed lots of focus issues now, and I am not impressed with the bitrate for recording moving scenes.
    My backup is my Samsung S7 which is actually better than the GoPro but I lack the mounting hardware right now.
    Camera I want -
    After waiting on the Hero6 and it's a bust IMHO I am back to looking at a pair of Yi 4K+ cameras and my Samsung S7. Since I want to continue to shoot multiple angles a multi camera setup is in my near future.
    I might never publish in 4K but the flexibility it gives me during the edit and the fine detail at converted 1080p have me sold on this new hardware.
     


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    MasterSpin United States Ride Hard-Die Free

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    I am currently using a sena prism tube, mainly until I learn more about editing and youtube. I am slow about learning this..
    The next camera I am currently looking into is the sony FDRX3000R...pretty good chance I am going to buy this..
     


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    MasterSpin United States Ride Hard-Die Free

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    I pulled the trigger this morning..I ordered the sony fdr-x3000r video camera...the mic I ordered is on "backorder" sony #ecm-ds70p so, I will order a cheap-o mic to get me by until it gets here. I'm planning a new video but I wont film until I have the new equipment..with the filmora editing program I should be able to make some decent videos...thanks for your help!
     


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