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Old Aug 23, 2010, 11:52 AM   #1
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Default Interesting: Drift Innovation HD170 With External Microphone Input!

http://www.driftinnovation.com/

The specifications indicate this forthcoming helmet cam has an external microphone input!!!

Up to 1080p movie resolution.

REMOTE CONTROL is also provided!!!

Price: $329. Interesting. I might go for it.


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Old Aug 23, 2010, 12:13 PM   #2
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VIMEO demo movie:

http://vimeo.com/12394546
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Old Aug 26, 2010, 4:55 PM   #3
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This skydiving demo movie is also a kick:

http://vimeo.com/12373789
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Old Aug 30, 2010, 9:04 PM   #4
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Video quality looks similar to the GoPro HD and Contour HD. They probably all use the same sensor and design internally.
The external mic option is a nice feature. GoPro is supposed to have an add-on mic (and lcd screen / remote control) in the future. No one will see them until they get their firmware upgrade finished and out the door. All these add-on's require the rear multi-connector functional, and the current firmware does not support it.

The LCD screen is a nice feature, but makes the camera a bit large and expensive. GoPro's cheapest HD model is $259, and they are coming out with a "960p" model in September that will retail for $180. It looks like the same as the current model with the 1080p mode disabled. As long as it does 720p at 60fps it deos not matter as all these cameras have noticeable rolling shutter issues in the 1080p mode. All work best at 720p60, and deliver a good picture.

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Old Sep 28, 2010, 10:12 AM   #5
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http://vimeo.com/15240452

Pairing with the remote control explained in the video at the link above.
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Old Sep 28, 2010, 10:14 AM   #6
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Nice review:

http://pointofviewcameras.com/blog/p...camera-review/
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Old Sep 28, 2010, 12:44 PM   #7
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Unboxing:

http://pointofviewcameras.com/blog/p...hd170-box-open
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