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Old January 17th, 2013, 06:09 PM   #1
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GoPro3 or Contour+2 ?

Ok, I see a lot of talk about the GoPro but i also here that their battery life on the new wifi is horse shit. So are any of you using or have you had a chance to test the Contour+2? Pros Cons of both please and opinions? Looks like the contour is a little more designed for motorcycling, but i haven't gotten an opportunity to try either one so I'm looking forward to yall's experience with both.
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Old January 17th, 2013, 07:40 PM   #2
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Personally I use the contour. Have used the go pro in the past and always hated the wavey video due to vibration. Contour does it as well, just no where near as bad.

Contour you have to set it up with the software, which has its pros and cons, but more or less set it and forget it. Go pro on the other hand you can make changes from the camera itself, again pros and cons.

You can get into color reproduction and a lot more technical stuff, and IMHO the contour does a better job, but I'm by no means a professional lol.
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Old January 17th, 2013, 08:23 PM   #3
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Here is a shot on my Panigale vs a 2008 ZX-10R (didn't stand a chance). This is the GoPro HD Hero2. Used suction cup mount on left side fairing. Forgot to tighten the main housing screw so hence why it drifts upward. At 6:05 you can see him on my right, then we take off at around 6:45 as you see my front wheel come up. Just a short run. Watch in HD.

What I can tell you is that I have owned the Hero 1 and Hero 2, the camera's have a very noticeable difference in high def quality. The Hero 2 I use is close in quality with the Hero 3. I run an LCD backpack ($80) and the camera is ($200) on amazon. I am holding off buying the Hero 3 because I have heard the battery life is short, and it has glitches (I think they have been fixed by a firmware update but not sure). GoPro is really easy to use. Anyways, hope this helps. Enjoy!


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Went with the HD Drift Ghost because of the battery. It uses a 1700 mah battery that last several hours. It is alittle larger than GoPro Hero 3 but is smaller than countour. I also has it oun video screen which is extra with Hero 3.
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Went with the HD Drift Ghost because of the battery. It uses a 1700 mah battery that last several hours. It is alittle larger than GoPro Hero 3 but is smaller than countour. I also has it oun video screen which is extra with Hero 3.
Will you PM me? I actually have some questions on the Drift HD Programs.
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Went with the HD Drift Ghost because of the battery. It uses a 1700 mah battery that last several hours. It is alittle larger than GoPro Hero 3 but is smaller than countour. I also has it oun video screen which is extra with Hero 3.
I went with the Hero 3 because of the resolution options. It matches my Nikon D800's resoultions, most particularly 1080p 24 for cinema. It has a battery option, and comes with the deep water case, so a wash $ wise with the Drift - But I definitely like the Drift appearance much better.
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Do you remember the rpm and gear when wheel came up?
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Do you remember the rpm and gear when wheel came up?
Wasn't this another thread, and there were several RPM/gear combos.
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Yeah, 2nd gear and it was a 60 mph roll on. So I think its just above the max torque curve around 8,000-8,500 rpm. I raced a 200 rwhp Hayabusa (only one to beat the Panigale this year) and it was a night and day difference leaving from 2nd than in 3rd. Even at the same rpm.
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I haven't had anyone stupid enough to try, but I would have a hard time keeping the nose down off the line!
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