One of the biggest areas that is overlooked when getting a video/camera setup for trips out is the speed of the your SD or Micro SD card. Now this doesn’t matter if your camera is a GoPro, Contour, Garmin, Sony , Nikon or whatever because without a good memory card you may struggle to capture the video footage you want.
The Speed Class Rating is the official unit of speed measurement for all SD cards, including both full and micro sized versions. Speed Class is a minimum speed based on a worst case scenario test and represents the minimum transfer rate of data that the card is capable of.
Welcome to Movie Monday 24 July 2017. We got some new and some older edits. Some short and some quite long. A mix for all to enjoy (I hope).
I am a huge GoPro user, I have owned most types and always have a couple with my kayaking kit. Being able to bring tech into my paddling offers me the perfect combination of the kind of things I am into. I also spend a great deal of time watching home grown kayak movies on Vimeo and Youtube, many of which appear here on the site so I have a pretty good feel of what is possible and the impact that POV cameras have had on the sport.
Society is probably more media driven than it ever has been before and even the small section of society who kayak have been part of and are impacted upon by the rise of social media. Being able to view user driven and user published media where the end viewer has ultimately also become the media maker/publisher has many merits and has helped bring the sport to more people than it ever has done in the past. Continue reading
I’ve been looking at the range of GoPro accessories I currently have to assess whether or not I would buy them again. Here is a very quick run down of the “Keepers” and the “Binned”. There has been fair bit of trial and error over the last few years but I think that I have narrowed things down to kit that works and is actually worth getting.
Most accessories will work with the entire GoPro range.
Over the last few months I have been testing out the latest Micro SD card from Lexar. The latest one is the Lexar 64GB 633x which has been living in my GoPro.
Still a growth area within the paddling world SOT design is developing rapidly. Dagger have just launched the new Roam for the 2015 season.
I’ve been running a 600x Class 10 Lexar Micro SD for the last 8 months with great success. They are now offering improved read/write speeds in the new 633x models with up to 95mb/sec.
Natty Cordon tells us about the Contour Roam in her Contour Roam review. Enjoy.
Good footage for a good price
Contour have never been the obvious choice if you’re choosing a camera for kayaking, but having recently re-emerged under new management, the company has a lot to offer any badass on a budget.
I recently read a review of Contour’s top-of-the-range camera, the Contour +2. I am a firm believer that you get what you pay for with action cameras, but if you’re after a camera that delivers quality footage for a fraction of the price, then the Roam 2 is a great way to go. Here’s why…
Contour disappeared from the scene last year after the company went into difficulties. Since then Contour have been reborn under new management which puts Contour POV cameras back on the scene. Although a firm GoPro user I have tested the Contour range a few times and really like a number of their features. Check out my review of the Contour +2.
The UK distributers of Contour products (Ultra Sport Europe) kindly agreed to send me one of the new Contour + 2 cameras for test.
New in for test this week at the Unsponsored HQ is a Contour +2 action camera. After setting up the camera I downloaded the apps for my Mac and iPhone.