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    Has anybody here tried the ATC9K camera yet?

    Oregon Scientific's new camera shoots 1080p video, looks like an upgrade from the GoPro. Available on Amazon if you want to go take a look. There are some videos on YouTube too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsJustMe View Post
    Oregon Scientific's new camera shoots 1080p video, looks like an upgrade from the GoPro. Available on Amazon if you want to go take a look. There are some videos on YouTube too.
    GoPro has a 1080p camera already.
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    One thing to consider here is the video format. Looks like the ATC9K (and Contour) uses the .MOV format. Not sure I like that over the Gopro MP4 format.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colleen c View Post
    One thing to consider here is the video format. Looks like the ATC9K (and Contour) uses the .MOV format. Not sure I like that over the Gopro MP4 format.
    The one plus of the ATC is it has a GPS module and Gopro doesn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirrus Rider View Post
    GoPro has a 1080p camera already.
    Yes, but this has some other features. Laser aim, a built-in color screen so you can confirm your pointing direction, and it records G-force (not interesting to me but I guess someone must think it important). Plus I think it rotates in the mount like some other helmet cams so it's easier to get it level after mounting. And it costs about the same as the GoPro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colleen c View Post
    One thing to consider here is the video format. Looks like the ATC9K (and Contour) uses the .MOV format. Not sure I like that over the Gopro MP4 format.
    You may be confusing container formats, codecs and file extensions -- they're all different things, though often they're lumped in together under their file extensions -- which often works, but not always.

    In any event, video files with extensions of .mov and .mp4 are usually nearly identical (well, the way things are arranged, the codecs used, etc.) and can usually be manipulated and played with the same software.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougmc View Post
    You may be confusing container formats, codecs and file extensions -- they're all different things, though often they're lumped in together under their file extensions -- which often works, but not always.

    In any event, video files with extensions of .mov and .mp4 are usually nearly identical (well, the way things are arranged, the codecs used, etc.) and can usually be manipulated and played with the same software.
    Can Mov video be edit with the same software for MP4? How about the players? For a while I recall having to use QuickTime for Mov.

    Good to know because my rebate from REI is pretty high from all the stuff I bought last year and I might get a recorder from them either a GoPro or contour but I want to be sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colleen c View Post
    Can Mov video be edit with the same software for MP4? How about the players?
    Generally yes.

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    Both cameras have their highs and lows. Don't forget about the Drift Innovation HD170 which has an integrated LCD, a remote control for remote activation, and ability to connect an external microphone, huge for me while cycle touring.

    Regardless of what format it saves to, the more important details to consider would be:

    What is the recording bitrate of the Audio?
    What is the Bitrate for the Video as well?
    Just recording at 1920x1080x30/60fps can bring significiant differences if the recorded stream is 2.0mbps or 4.0mbps

    The support teams should be able to provide this information to you before purchase, and you shouldn't have a problem using any commonly available video editing software to perform your edits.
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