Action camera options/opinions?

#1
Leaning towards Gopro Hero 7 Black with trade in option. What other cameras are worth considering? Stability and easy of uploading/editing via iphone/pc are key.
 

thegock

Well-Known Member
#5
Leaning towards Gopro Hero 7 Black with trade in option. What other cameras are worth considering? Stability and easy of uploading/editing via iphone/pc are key.
Consider the Jeemak 4k faux pro. Other Amazon Chinese brands are fine, too
It uses generic components and is dirt cheap. E.g. $78 with 2 batteries included and a separate generic case and chest harness.
 
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Pearl

THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING
Team MTBNJ Halter's
#6
I bought a used gopro session and use the kedge mounts and its been good to me, I use the garmin virb editing software on my Mac (im sure its on the PC too) and lay over the GPS tracks. Making good videos is hard. Editing takes up 1000% of the time and effort. You can easily spend an hour putting together a 5 minute video. I usually just use the first minutes or last minutes as they are the most exciting.

Also, as a tip, if you aren't racing, always FILM SOMEONE IN FRONT OF YOU. otherwise, it's a waste of memory.

 

Paul H

Fearless OOS Poser
#7
I bought a used gopro session and use the kedge mounts and its been good to me, I use the garmin virb editing software on my Mac (im sure its on the PC too) and lay over the GPS tracks. Making good videos is hard. Editing takes up 1000% of the time and effort. You can easily spend an hour putting together a 5 minute video. I usually just use the first minutes or last minutes as they are the most exciting.

Also, as a tip, if you aren't racing, always FILM SOMEONE IN FRONT OF YOU. otherwise, it's a waste of memory.

Damn.... they look fast!
I got motion sickness just by watching them... or maybe it was the cheeseburger and fries I had for lunch....
 

Magic

Formerly 1sh0t1b33r
Team MTBNJ Halter's
#8
I've had shit luck with GoPros or something. I had a Hero 2, now have a Hero 3. Videos always had some weird grainy, artifact stuff happening. I know the 7 is supposed to be 'UGE and the stability stuff looks awesome. It almost eliminates the need for a gimbal for the every day Joe Schmoe. I may do one of those trade in programs for the 7 just for the stability, which will make make shit videos a little better. Then ask Pearl/Dan to teach me this GPS overlay stuff.
 

Pearl

THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING
Team MTBNJ Halter's
#9
Damn.... they look fast!
I got motion sickness just by watching them... or maybe it was the cheeseburger and fries I had for lunch....
Camera adds 5mph ;)

I've had shit luck with GoPros or something. I had a Hero 2, now have a Hero 3. Videos always had some weird grainy, artifact stuff happening. I know the 7 is supposed to be 'UGE and the stability stuff looks awesome. It almost eliminates the need for a gimbal for the every day Joe Schmoe. I may do one of those trade in programs for the 7 just for the stability, which will make make shit videos a little better. Then ask Pearl/Dan to teach me this GPS overlay stuff.
it may be the editing software. that CX video and MTB one were made (I think) cropping in iMovie. Totally nuked the quality. Garmin Virb seems to be better, or maybe its just better in the lighting?
 

Mitch

Well-Known Member
Team MTBNJ Halter's
#11
I bought a used gopro session and use the kedge mounts and its been good to me, I use the garmin virb editing software on my Mac (im sure its on the PC too) and lay over the GPS tracks. Making good videos is hard. Editing takes up 1000% of the time and effort. You can easily spend an hour putting together a 5 minute video. I usually just use the first minutes or last minutes as they are the most exciting.

Also, as a tip, if you aren't racing, always FILM SOMEONE IN FRONT OF YOU. otherwise, it's a waste of memory.

Too much cross. Not liked.
 

Piston Honda

Well-Known Member
#13
Alleged pics of the H8 leaked about a week ago. Looks like it has options for attachable flip-around screen & external mic port. Might be worth it if you can wait.
 

jShort

2018 Fantasy Football Toilet Bowl Lead Technician
Team MTBNJ Halter's
#15
The latest and greatest GoPro with the stabilizer is legit. It's like using a gimbal with out the gimbal.
That's the one to get
 
#19
talking as a viewer, i love the 360 stuff. it really hasn't caught on tho.
being able to "look around" with VR is here, just not popular yet (price maybe?)
How about the Fly 360 camera? Leaning towards gopro hero 7 black at the moment. I also see Rylo as an option. For me I want good quality and a simple clip/upload process.
 

Patrick

aka Fidodie
Staff member
#20
Def going to be easier from the gopro, and probably better quality for what you are aiming at.
first time looking at the fly - interesting design.