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any one ever try one of thoes? its less than $100, and looks like it comes with some cool stuff. is it worth it just to have till you bash it off a rock? I think I would rather have that straped to my head then the $300 ones. what do you guys think? a rip off? or a cheap substitusion?

"Source: PRNewswire, May 24, 2005. "Digital Blue announced today the launch of the highly anticipated Tony Hawk Helmet Cam, a lightweight self-contained digital camcorder which easily attaches to a helmet and records video and audio at the touch of a button with no cords necessary. Working with Tony Hawk, the internationally renowned skateboarding champion, Digital Blue created this revolutionary product to enable skateboarders, cyclists, snow boarders and other sports enthusiasts to make their own sports videos as exciting as anything seen on TV."

and the linky... http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1592260&Sku=P303-1000
 

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try it and let us know how it is. it seems liek it would work, probly not the most amazing stuff but hey its cheaper than others.
 

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yeah thats true,
but if it's setup around those specs
(USB connection???) then it's basically a little kids playtoy.....
they're actually selling these things on the viosport site,
but make a disclaimer that if you want broadcast quality stuff,
this aint the one....it's 320x240 too, so might be decent for the web.....
 

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alloutprodux said:
yeah thats true,
but if it's setup around those specs
(USB connection???) then it's basically a little kids playtoy.....
they're actually selling these things on the viosport site,
but make a disclaimer that if you want broadcast quality stuff,
this aint the one....it's 320x240 too, so might be decent for the web.....
Sounds about right for $99.
 

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yeah you get what you pay for, I've never had a helmet cam, and just thaught it would be cool for like short clips or whatever. I think I might try one out. I'll post how she does.
 

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Looks very similar in function to this one from Oregon Scientific:
http://www2.oregonscientific.com/shop/product.asp?cid=8&scid=86&pid=560

ATC-1000 seems to have a bit more to offer with 32mb internal memory and more video plus still modes, but Digital Blue laser aiming might be the best feature of either!

Sample videos here:
http://www.atc-1000.com/default.asp

Available here for $69.99 after rebate plus TV commercial and sample videos.

Oregon Scientific ATC-1000 posted in General Discussion three days ago.
http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=149378&highlight=helmet+cam
 

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good find man!! that one looks allot less chezey then the hawk one, only like $15 more too...
 

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that'd be cool. you could do a weird mount, like the forks lowers for urban. that would be super sick. or maybe you could mount it looking foreward on the seat/chain stay. that would be an interesting shot.
 

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It can also do 640x480, not just 320... thats not a bad resolution....
put a 1 gig SD card in there and its would be pretty sweet. SD cards are really cheap aswell....
 

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Actually just looked it up and it only does 640x480 when its atrtached to a computer. Nope, this really wouldnt be much use at all at only 320x240....
 
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