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Interesting little vid. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_sports/winter_sports/9363478.stm
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Bode Swiller, thanks. Anyone know what brand the headcam with the screen was? I know the Drift headcams have a screen, but I don't think it was a Drift.
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
rob@rar, looks like a Camsport:

http://www.camsports.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=302&Itemid=296
http://www.proactioncameras.co.uk/camsports-hdmax-extreme/prod_170.html
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altis, thanks, that's the one. Not seen that before.
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 Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
I bought one last month for my ski trip and from what i was told by the shop it has the same quality as the Contour 1080p but has the advantage of a screen and the ability to change the settings on the go rather than having to wait till you have it hooked up to your PC.
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I'm looking for something that has better quality than the Contour (which really struggles on the snow with the high contrast/bright light of sunny days).
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Then you can post your own questions or snow reports...
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I'm looking for something that has better quality than the Contour (which really struggles on the snow with the high contrast/bright light of sunny days).


I have the lens adaptor kit with a polariser on the front. I'm not having problems with it. I also have a 2 stop ND filter that I haven't used in the wild yet as it seems a little dark from the handful of test videos I've shot.

What set up are you using? /threadjack
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 After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
gorilla wrote:
I have the lens adaptor kit with a polariser on the front. I'm not having problems with it. I also have a 2 stop ND filter that I haven't used in the wild yet as it seems a little dark from the handful of test videos I've shot
I have the ContourHD (1080 version). Was very disappointed with the video quality on sunny days at the start of the season so I've just bought the lens kit and a circular polariser (and have a 1 stop & 2 stop ND filters on order). Yet to test them out, but will see how they do at the end of the month when I'm back out to the Alps.

Reading about the GoPro seems to indicate similar problems, so I'm curious how the Drift and the CamSport get on in bright conditions.
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rob@rar, are you using out of the box settings? You can adjust the exposure down 1/3 stop with the software.
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hobbiteater, yeah, I've tried that but not found a setting that I'm happy with. It either over-exposes snow in bright sunlight or is too dark, just can't seem to find a happy medium. For me the out of the box settings seem to be the best, but they still over-expose snow.
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bought this system from http://www.promotioncams.com/products/mini-hdvr-bullet-camera-kit
they are also a gopro agent, fantastic first class service
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 And love to help out and answer questions and of course, read each other's snow reports.
And love to help out and answer questions and of course, read each other's snow reports.
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I have the ContourHD (1080 version). Was very disappointed with the video quality on sunny days at the start of the season so I've just bought the lens kit and a circular polariser (and have a 1 stop & 2 stop ND filters on order). Yet to test them out, but will see how they do at the end of the month when I'm back out to the Alps.


I agree, the quality is shite out of the box in bright sunlight and the exposure settings don't really remedy this. Polarising filter sorted the problem out. I've not been touching the exposure settings at all.
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 So if you're just off somewhere snowy come back and post a snow report of your own and we'll all love you very much
So if you're just off somewhere snowy come back and post a snow report of your own and we'll all love you very much
theproskidude55 wrote:
review the camera from http://SpammyLink
they are also a gopro agent, good knowledge


Yes I have just visited and realize they are good thanks for sharing with us.
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 You know it makes sense.
You know it makes sense.
I’m not a consumer camera person but deal with them all the time in microsystems.

One thing I looK at is the dynamic range. This is probably more important for a ski action cam. Then if you slightly underexpose you can use software to manipulate the image.

I recommend some free software. GIMP2 and FIJI.

They take a bit of getting used to but are free. I use commercial software costing thousands (I get it free from OLYMPUS because I also bug test it for our hardware).
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 Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
Holy thread resurrection by subesifir .

All for the purposes of putting a spammy link into a misquote.

Tut, tut.
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Poster: A snowHead
Not sending spammy link just add my comments and links for reference
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
olderscot wrote:
Holy thread resurrection by subesifir .

All for the purposes of putting a spammy link into a misquote.

Tut, tut.


Oh yep will me to reply. I should know better. 1st post and commercial link. 💷💶💰🛒🛒🛒

I put mine down to it being roasting in Tiananmen Square today. Going for a swim to cool down now. Smile
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
subesifir wrote:
Not sending spammy link just add my comments and links for reference


Cough Bullshite!!!
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