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Old 10-24-2006, 05:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ATC-2000 Action Helmet Camera

Wifey is going to get me one for x-mas.

http://www2.oregonscientific.com/sho...cid=14&pid=709
(cheaper on froogle)

It's their new model that runs at an acceptable frame rate and resolution.

Too bad I'll probably make for boring FPS paintball footage but I can put it on my faster younger brother when we play, or my friend's dog and mountain bike.
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Old 10-24-2006, 05:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I hope they improved the battery life.With the old one I only get 15 min with 4 AAA batteries.They have doubled the frame rate which intrests me.
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Old 10-24-2006, 06:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah, I would hope it lasts longer than that.

It says it now takes 2 AAs instead. In theory they could run longer than AAA, but it all depends on the current draw.
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Old 10-24-2006, 06:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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30fr/sec I wonder what the clearity is like with these. If they are up to par with something you might find by a camera hooked up via backpack and a helmet cam setup.

If these are pretty solid and the on-screen result is quality I'd consider picking one up as well. Helmet cams seem to be picking up in popularity. 2 years ago I'd see 1 person all year with one. Now I'll see at least 3 people each event.
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Old 10-24-2006, 06:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
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FYI, a little trick I've learned using digital webcams outdoors is to place a lightly tinted (as possible) polarized lense over the camera. This cuts down on glare and keeps the framerate up (I think white takes more to encode or someting). I get them for free because my brother works in the optical lab and they're always chucking sample glasses.
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Old 10-24-2006, 06:55 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Use lithim batteries

I'll likely be getting a Twenty20
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Old 10-24-2006, 07:55 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I have a bunch of NiMH rechargeable batteries so I should be ok.

That Twenty20 system is nice. Too pricey for me though.
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Old 10-24-2006, 11:18 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Anybody ever try one of the Samsung "Sports" camcorders?

Link:
http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-SCX105.../dp/B0007QN8AG
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Old 10-25-2006, 12:37 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Here's some guys review of that samsung:

http://helmetcameracentral.com/2005/...honest-review/


I couldn't find a review for the atc2k. I'll try finding the write up Tyger of Webdog Radio made about his cameras. It was something like the 2020.
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Old 10-25-2006, 12:47 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Your gift will be much less expensive, but the Samsung I'd reckon would be used more often (as a regular camcorder).

I'm curious to see how your vids come out. Good luck!
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