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Review: Want high speed footage? Go the GoPro

November 28th, 2007
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Over the past few months the team at PressPortal has been capturing some high speed action packed footage with use of the GoPro camera. The GoPro action camera means we don’t have to use duc tape to mount our Sony handycam to the bonnet of brand new cars and motorcycles. So how does the GoPro work you ask? Well, it is a small digital movie camera that is contained within clear plastic housing with a strong mounting bracket.

So how does the GoPro work you ask? Well, it is a small digital movie camera that is contained within clear plastic housing with a strong mounting bracket. It comes in three different guises called the Helmet HERO, Wrist HERO and Motorsports HERO, obviously, we picked up the latter.

The latest gadget any serious car enthusiast needs is the Go Pro Motorsports Hero camera. The Go Pro is a digital camera capable of taking still and video footage not possible with a normal camera. The greatest feature of the Go Pro is the mounting bracket; it uses ‘suction cup’ type adhesive technology that will mount to any clean flat metal, glass or fiberglass surface.

The GoPro is capable of capturing those moments not possible with a normal digital camera, mounting the GoPro to the outside of a vehicle or motorcycle is easy and takes only seconds. The GoPro camera will withstand the harshest bumps in the road, the tightest of corners, fierce acceleration and g-force braking. We’re really happy with the GoPro and found that it will not damage or scratch the finest of surfaces.

You can capture footage from some amazing angles which means that your video production will only be limited by your imagination (not your budget). Priced at less than $300, it represents extremely good value for money.

Whether you’re on a Sunday drive along the coast, or going for a ride through some twisty roads or on the race track if you want to get some hardcore footage we reckon use this.

We’ve used the GoPro with many of our test cars and bikes and will be previewing the footage over the coming months.

Check out some footage below of the GoPro capturing the Triumph Rocket III Classic in action.

GoPro cameras are available from VSPORT and would make the perfect Christmas present.

GoPro camera lifting a cabinet
Check out how strong the GoPro suction cup is - lifting a 20kg filing cabinet

GoPro specifications:

Sensor: 3 Megapixel (2048x1536)
Lens: Glass f2.8
Memory: 2GB SD
Video: 512x384 (56 mins)
PC connectivity: USB/RCA cable
Power: 2xAAA batteries


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