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Has anyone purchased a GoPro Camera yet? I wanted to get one for some cross country shooting when I get back to the states and wasnt sure if it was worth the $300. I watched some of the sample videos and it looks fantastic I just wasnt sure if the company spoofed up the movie to make it look better than it was. I would assume that if it records in HD then it would come out nice. If anyone has purchased one, is there any way you could shoot a little sample for me? Thanks in advance!
 

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Has anyone purchased a GoPro Camera yet? I wanted to get one for some cross country shooting when I get back to the states and wasnt sure if it was worth the $300. I watched some of the sample videos and it looks fantastic I just wasnt sure if the company spoofed up the movie to make it look better than it was. I would assume that if it records in HD then it would come out nice. If anyone has purchased one, is there any way you could shoot a little sample for me? Thanks in advance!

I have extensive experience using not only GoPro, but also ContourHD. Spend the money and get a ContourHD. Great high quality wide angle shots. You can see a comparison of the two here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYk8YEwsAPs
Some people say they don't like the sound quality on the ContourHD, however with most of the time the type of footage one would capture with a Contour, you'd usually use music for anyways (roadtrips, on car action shots, etc.)
For some great examples of what can be done when you have several ContourHDs, check out our review of the R8 V10 here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dj0lqr3cm18
Hope that helps! http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif Have fun filming!
 

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Yeeeeaaaaah...I did a little research and watched some videos of both and to be honest im not too keen on ContourHD. Even though it seems that Contour had a wider view than GoPro, it seemed that you didnt get much sound with Contour. I dont know if you can adjust the recording audio, I couldnt find anything on that. And Yes I will be adding some music to some of the footy, but I'll want some raw sound aswell. I will continue to look into both and possibly find others for similar price and ill be sure to get back. As it stands I am leaning towards GoPro. Thanks for the info guys! http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Happy to help. But yeah, if you're looking for quality sound recording, you'll be hard pressed finding a quality product when looking at these small "bullet" cams. For the show, we use a standalone mic. You probably don't want to get that crazy with it, but the wind really does a number on the integrated mics on the smaller cameras.
 
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