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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-31-2015, 08:51 AM Thread Starter
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Looking to get a camera for riding around didn't know what would be better a gopro or a drift ghost camera? Anyone mess around with any of these?

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I use a Drift Ghost HD. I like it a lot. I mainly use the tagging feature, so I don't have to film everything all the time. I just have it powered on, and if something happens that I want to record, I hit the button on the remote and it records the previous 30 seconds along with the next 60 seconds.

Other times, if I'm intentionally planning to record a trip, I'll just have it record like any other video cam.

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I use a Drift Ghost HD. I like it a lot. I mainly use the tagging feature, so I don't have to film everything all the time. I just have it powered on, and if something happens that I want to record, I hit the button on the remote and it records the previous 30 seconds along with the next 60 seconds.

Other times, if I'm intentionally planning to record a trip, I'll just have it record like any other video cam.
I didn't know the drift had that feature that's pretty cool how's the battery life with it?

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WE also have the drift ghost. It works great we have helmet mounts that work good. You have to turn your head slowly and turn your head farther then normal because not like having eyes in your head that move also. The wrist controls are a great feature. We love it.

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Battery life depends on whether or not you're using wi-fi. I generally don't use it because I don't need it. You can use an app with your phone to view and control the camera when wi-fi is enabled. Drift says you get 3 hours of battery with wi-fi off and 2 hours with wi-fi on. I'd say that sounds about right. If battery life is a concern, you can always buy an additional batteries for around $30 each.

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How about the ION Speed Pro. From what I find looks to be a good camera @ prices I can find. 180 view angle, has a thing you plug in to connect to wifi to xfer pics, uses a SDHC micro card.

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Sena Prism Tube? I'm actively lobbying for one on my birthday lol
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Looking to get a camera for riding around didn't know what would be better a gopro or a drift ghost camera? Anyone mess around with any of these?
So much depends on the intended use. I know you said "riding around," but, sorry, I don't follow you on this. Do you want to record a run through some twisties, or a particularly nice road in a national park? Or are you more interested in a dashcam type of setup? Will you be mounting it on the bike (e.g., dashcam, or trackday, or ...) or will you be mounting on a helmet (which generally results in smoother videos, because your body is acting as a shock absorber, but which is not appropriate for dashcam purposes or documenting a road or a track).

My first action cam was a Liquid Image Ego 727. Decent video, and extremely small. But: preview only via a phone, and firmware updates stopped coming. I wouldn't get any camera after that unless it seemed to have good support, and also the company seemed to be one of the market leaders, so it will be around for a while. This is not the case with Liquid Image, IMHO.

I got a Hero4 Silver for a present, and I like that a lot. I've used that to record track days, mostly, and some back roads during day trips. All of this has been bike-mounted; I like to capture lean angles, for instance, and helmet-mounting isn't great for that (although, as I said, you'll get some vibration). Being the gorilla in the room, GoPro stuff is nicely supported -- firmware, mounts, etc. -- by both the company and the aftermarket. This GoPro has a preview and live view, and, for instance, can be started recording via a smartphone (with either GoPro or aftermarket software).

I also have a case and power cord from 3BR ( https://www.3brpowersports.com/ ) for the GoPro. This is not for submerging the camera underwater (an included GoPro case covers that), but these 3BR goodies allow riding without worrying whether it's going to rain -- they're fine for that -- and also charge the camera. (I'm talking a bike mount here, because you won't be using a USB cable if a camera is mounted on your helmet.) This is not stuff you're going to find for most other cameras.

The most recent use was a couple of sessions at a track day last month. This was on a Burgman 650, and you can see the mounting setup here: Non-Sportbike Track Day, Palmer, MA, 08-22-2016 . The following two images have links to the actual videos I put up on Vimeo; if you just want to go to one directly, click .

On the dashcam front, there are a few expensive systems -- I research this every year or so -- but AFAIK still no perfect, or near perfect, system for bikes. You'd want waterproof, mostly hidden, easily and securely mounted, that sort of thing; these things are mostly non-issues in a car, but a bike is another matter.

My favorite guy for reviews of cameras -- in fact, one of a very few YouTube channels I subscribe to -- is Techmoan. Take a look at Techmoan - Techmoan , and in particular the Action Cameras or the Car DVR / Dash Cams links on the right of that page. These are detailed reviews of cameras, generally about 20 minutes each. The guy is really familiar with this stuff, and also has a motorcycle; he often will mount a camera to the bike or his helmet sometime during a test.

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I use a Sena 10C. At first, I thought I would use it to record leisure rides and watch them later. Now, a year later, I mainly use it to record the stupid stuff people do in front of me in case I'm in an accident. If I'm going on a ride that's longer than a couple of hours out and back, then I don't use it since the camera drains the battery within a couple of hours.

With the latest 2.0 firmware update, the Sena 10C finally has a loop record function where if your memory card fills up, it will automatically delete the oldest file and continue recording. I used to clear the microSD card manually every couple of days so this latest firmware is a huge quality of life improvement.

Now that I'm on the CCT, I've been thinking about getting a GoPro or some other camera to mount on the "dash" that I can plug into the 12v socket as needed and just have it record all the time but for now, the Sena 10C gives me the best of both worlds (communicator and camera).
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