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    Today's Woot!: helmetcam, $40 shipped.

    If you're not familiar with this site, every day they post some random item at discount and sell them until they run out. Today, they've got a Tony Hawk branded helmetcam for $40...if you're not lucky enough to have Monkey at your races, maybe this is what you need.

    http://www.woot.com



    edit: Sorry, it ends up being $45 shipped.
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    hmm... 32 mb and 'several minutes' of record time don't seem to be enough to record much of anything... a problem with my older digital camera was that after the video cut out the funny **** would happen.

    but woot is awesome.

    *edit = unless of course you can increase the storage space... then that little cam would be smokin!

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    That's a 32mb SD card that it records to. You can get a 1 gig SD card for around $50, or use one that you have for a digital camera or something.
    Quote Originally Posted by monkey
    You could be doing blow off a dead hooker with a needle sticking out of your arm and you wouldn't get kicked out of Humboldt.

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    bought one, now we'll have multiple angles.

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    this probably records to "avi" (which isn't really even a format - it's a package for a variety of random ****), which doesn't play well with many mac video editing programs.

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    Even better, a Kingston 1 GB SD card for $20 after rebate!!!
    http://www.buy.com/prod/Kingston_Tec.../10399506.html

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    wow, ok, so I didn't read the description very well... I just got a 1gig for a graduation present... if I weren't broke I'd definitely be into that.

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    DC Pirates have a webcam ordered
    putting the pi back in pirate!
    Itís an upstanding member of the solar system
    Apply the laws of earth and make it a victim
    Of Proposition 187

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    Awesome. Whip up some videos and drop me an email - always willing to put stuff up on the velospace tracker

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    Well besides the storage space there are also concerns over:

    1) battery life
    2) video resolution

    The latter being more important if you want anyone to see anything at all. Since the spec sheet says 320x240 @ 15 fps. You won't get very good footage, at all.

    Save your $.

    Also note this:

    Can I upgrade the memory in my HelmetCam?

    Yes. The HelmetCam takes a standard SD memory card, widely available at retailers. Please keep in mind that the maximum recording time for a single video is 15 minutes. Once 15 minutes is reached, the recording stops automatically. You are able to record as many videos as you can until the memory card is filled.
    Last edited by operator; 05-08-06 at 12:34 PM.

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    I just picked one up; I've been looking for an inexpensive helmet cam. Yay! Woot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    Well besides the storage space there are also concerns over:

    1) battery life
    2) video resolution

    The latter being more important if you want anyone to see anything at all. Since the spec sheet says 320x240 @ 15 fps. You won't get very good footage, at all.

    Save your $.

    Also note this:
    yeah dont buy one of there, because there are a ton of HD-quality helmet cams for 40 bucks.
    putting the pi back in pirate!
    Itís an upstanding member of the solar system
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    Of Proposition 187

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    320x240 is your definition of HD? Buy away in that case.

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    Main downside: 15fps. Boo.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Irwin Goldstein
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    main upside: its cheap. woot.
    putting the pi back in pirate!
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    Obviously it ain't going to make great quality footage, but still - that cheap it's gotta be fun.

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    Or buy it here:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Tony-Hawk-Helmet...QQcmdZViewItem

    for probably cheaper...

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    Quote Originally Posted by brunning
    this probably records to "avi" (which isn't really even a format - it's a package for a variety of random ****), which doesn't play well with many mac video editing programs.
    fully usable after some simple conversions

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    yeah. you can get 320x240 to look sorta fun. i directed a bunch of vids for a pretty big band. on one of 'em, i used the MOV mode on an old olympus 4MP still camera to record about half of the footage for the video. it was good enough for MTV, universal, fuse, much music. etc. and it was included on the band's last DVD.

    quality snobs had better work exclusively in digi-beta or just fess up to the fact that fun is fun.

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    15 fps. That's frames per second, yes? That means that every second -- the time it takes to say "one one-thousand" -- the camera is going to capture 15 frames, yes?

    Well, that may not be acceptable for all the professional, er, helmet cam videographers out there, but it'll work way fine for me.


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    http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...13105182&q=adt

    I believe that video was shot at 640x480 at 15fps...so while the image is larger than the Hawk cam, it is the same fps as you would get.
    This is the camera that was used.
    http://www.erwincomputers.com/hc18.html
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    15 frames per second wont really work fine for anyone. since the human eye sees at about 24fps.

    its gonna look like ****, but still probably fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dommer
    15 frames per second wont really work fine for anyone. since the human eye sees at about 24fps.

    its gonna look like ****, but still probably fun.
    Myth.

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    super-8 film cameras generally shoot just fine at 18 FPS though many people prefer to shoot at 24 fps. some of you guys take specs too seriously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dommer
    15 frames per second wont really work fine for anyone.
    A little pretentious, don't you think?

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