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Thread: What to buy? GoPro, SJCAM, etc.? Mounting?

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    What to buy? GoPro, SJCAM, etc.? Mounting?

    I have ridden since 1969, been a lot of places including Alaska and the Arctic Circle and wish I had video.
    I am now ready to buy a set up for my R1200GS for next summer taking a trip back through BC, Yukon, and Alaska.
    Recommendations please on camera, where to mount, etc.
    I know nothing about storage capacity of cameras, transferring to my computer (IPad) or IPhone. Any help on where to go to educate myself would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gharnden View Post
    I have ridden since 1969, been a lot of places including Alaska and the Arctic Circle and wish I had video.
    I am now ready to buy a set up for my R1200GS for next summer taking a trip back through BC, Yukon, and Alaska.
    Recommendations please on camera, where to mount, etc.
    I know nothing about storage capacity of cameras, transferring to my computer (IPad) or IPhone. Any help on where to go to educate myself would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks in advance.
    I have 15,000 slides I heven't looked at in 20 years. I'd have the same problem with video. And to make it viewable other than a curiosity one hour of finished video might take 10 hours of raw video. It becomes either a whole bunch of disjointed files, or a new hobby. So, it isn't for me but lots of folks seem to enjoy it.
    Paul Glaves - "Big Bend", Texas U.S.A
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    I agree with Paul. I have a GoPro and thought I'd enjoy doing the cool video posting and viewing my great rides. Come to find out, there is a lot of work involved not just taking the videos but also editing a adding music to make it all very interesting. What I've started doing is using the GoPro with the still photo rather than video. Works well and is easier to manage. I mount the camera on my helmet and use the remote control to snap the picture that I'm looking at. Much easier than stopping the bike and pulling out a camera.

    Having said all that, I know several people who use GoPro video and make great videos to share on YouTube.
    Mary
    2007 R1200RT, gone
    2009 R1200RT, gone
    2014 R1200RTW, GREAT

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