Flight Time wrote:
Why I never! I'm the least sarcastic guy I know!
I suppose the ROAM would be a decent substitute for the GoPro, and likely superior for line use as it is lighter. My point is that for those of us who have the GoPro, there isn't $200 difference, unless you are rolling in it. Especially if the only reason you were considering replacing it is the fogging issue. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDge2KcQWXw
is a video I made a while back that isn't edited or anything, so you'll have to forgive the boredom factor, and the fact that I can't seem to stop making sure the camera is still pointed in the right direction. I have gigs and gigs of video that I'd like to cut into manageable footage, but I'm not sure which editing software is powerful, relatively inexpensive, and won't require months of intense study to operate. Anyway, you can see it never fogs up on me, and I had it open on the beach minutes before launching the kite to replace the card. In all the footage I have, the only annoying failing is me always fiddling with the camera. I don't have a second of film with fog in it.
Oooh, image stabilization. Intriguing. I'll let some other people buy it and post some video with it mounted on the lines, and see if that puts a dent in the jerkiness of the video. Kinda like in light wind, where you let some other sucker launch his kite and be the guinnea pig that you measure the worth of launching your own kite against.
Here's an analogy for you - I got a car with wheels that go flat after 20 minutes, no matter how I try to fix them. Wouldn't you just buy new frickin' tyres and do burnouts with the old ones? If your perception
is that it's frivolous spending, then that's fine - mine is that it's not... I like to be able to see my sessions
and anyway, it's Christmas!!!
You're lucky then, and in the minority - most people have fogging problems. Rain-X might be the deciding factor
I'm going out searching today...
Kind of an aside... I got a Shoei motorbike helmet that uses a Pinlock insert to create an air gap. Perfect fog proofing but heavy and prone to slight failure if you change swap them around for different tint.
Recently got a helmet from Icon, that doesn't use the Pinlock system and is promoted as "fog proof". I was like "Yeah no way, not without a Pinlock" but... however they did it, it WORKS! Was out on the bike last week, breathing clouds of visible fog inside the helmet but the visor was clean. GoPro needs to get in contact with Icon and figure out how they did it!
Did you stabilize the video with YouTube?