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Excellent camera for trackday use,
This review is from: GoPro Motorsports Hero2 Action Camera (Camera)
I bought the GoPro for use on trackdays, car and bike, and I have been hugely impressed so far.
The camera needs 10 minutes effort initially setting the default parameters (recording quality, if you want it to start recording as soon as you turn it on etc, is the camera mounted upside down etc) and then it works perfectly, and so simply.
Great footage, it copes with varying light conditions pretty well though it can be a little thrown when shooting into direct sunlight - to be honest though, all cameras would struggle here.
The sound quality is excellent, automatically filtering out wind noise - even with the roof down at speeds of 100mph on track.
A magnificent camera, very much recommended.
My suggestions for anyone else buying these for trackday use:
- Use the 720-30 setting rather than the full HD resolution, it seems the perfect balance to me between quality and huge file sizes
- The motorsports package does not include a tripod mount, but these are not expensive to buy as an accessory.
Great product, and if anyone wants to see what it does in the hands of a normal user (i.e. me) with no fancy editing, take a look here - [...]
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Initial post: 13 May 2012 09:08:08 BDT
Great review ther. Just what I have in mind for trips out on gixxer to Caldwell etc and Santa pod in the car. Loved the data logging attachment which recorded speed ,gears,brakes throttle etc. top. Reviewer. Keep up the good work.
Posted on 2 Aug 2012 18:24:38 BDT
R. F. Stevens says:
Nice videos! Perfect reasons for buying the camera.
Seeing the Cadwell sequences made me want to get a bike again...
Posted on 30 Nov 2012 21:49:12 GMT
May I ask how the camera was mounted to combat any vibration through the car? I am considering one for still photos when touring on my bike and have tried conventional cameras mounted to the screen but found the vibration too great to get a clear photo
In reply to an earlier post on 2 Dec 2012 18:19:31 GMT
In the car, the camera is mounted securely to the sunvisor mounting point. I use it on my bike too, mounted just using the included adhesive pads on the base of the windscreen. Not quite as stable as the car, but perfectly good enough -I think the camera must have built-in image stabilisation software.
In reply to an earlier post on 2 Dec 2012 18:56:44 GMT
Thank you.... I have heard some good reviews but mainly from the video point of view. I want to be able to get photos of the spectacular views that always appear when there is no convenient stopping place or someone is sat on my arse lol. Do you use it for photos too? And what is your opinion if you do? Thanks
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