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Old 03-12-2011   #21
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Bobble effect is due to the camera being fixed to the helmet. The helmet, head and camera move in the same motion, while your body moves different. So you get that bobble effect. Not my favorite view either.

Wide screen affect due to wide lens, I think the lens is 18mm wide. So you get some distortion, but you capture a lot more than a regular 35mm lens. Depends what you want I guess. When I put a regular camera on the stern of my boat, I only get the width of my rear dry box, while GoPro captures half the oars.

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Old 03-12-2011   #22
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Originally Posted by bobbuilds View Post
in the video abot 3 min in they do a helmet cam of sam carrying his boat and putting on, it looks like a bobble head. also notice the wide screen affect, and if the action was that good why did they edit so much of nick troutmans o.t.s cam? just sayin"
These are limitations of the filming style not the camera. The camera has a significant fisheye to catch more action and helmet cams that don't always miss action, or perspective (see hemletcam footage from 4 years ago). Also the video is then rendered twice once by the editing program and then again by the hosting website, and if everything isn't done in the most optimized way then the footage comes out botched.

It's easy to find fault with the camera just because everyone goober has one and is making terrible videos and putting themselves in harms way more than normal because they have one on. However, it's one of the tools the pros are using for a good reason. They offer great footage in a package cheap enough that it can be destroyed or lost without breaking the bank.


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Old 03-15-2011   #23
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I just got the ContourHD and a waterproof case for it. Haven't had it out on the water yet though. Not sure how much I like the moutning, the GoPro looks like it might be better and more versatile. The one thing I havent quite figured out is how to tether it in case it falls off. I'd like to tether it to the back of my PFD somehow. I'd also like to figure out how to mount it to my boat instead of my helmet. Good spring projects while I wait for the snow to melt...

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