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    Andrew Pachon
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    I know of one guy who runs a contour and it looks like a sano set up. I haven’t seen a video but seeing the one guy’s attention to detail I am sure the vid is spot on.

    Have any of you gone from one platform to the other? If so, rationale for the change?

    #6129

    Troy V Smith
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    I have had both – originally I had the Contour. I really liked the various mounts available for the contour. But the problem I had with the Contour was the aweful distortion in the video caused by the engine/interferance noise. The still video was exceptional, but once the motor started, the waves were too distracting. Higher the rpm, the more significant the wave distortion. I tried moutning it in several areas, but the results were the same. The GoPro does not have that issue and also puts out an exceptional video. I can go back on older video and know immediately which camera was used just by the distortions.

    #8244

    Andrew Pachon
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    Thanks for the info Troy. Do you use an editing software when you download your vids?

     

    ~Andy

     

    #9258

    Troy V Smith
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    Hey Andy – you’re welcome.  Yes, for editing, I use “Cyberlink Media Suite 10″.  Great program that has multiple features at a very reasonable price – works very well with HD and wide screen formats.  One of my videos here in this forum “The NOLA folks” was all done with the Cyberlink Suite.

    #9987

    Kerry Matthews
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    I went from GoPro to Contour.  I had a couple of Hero (non HD) cameras, then bought a Contour HD.  I like the video better from the Contour, but as stated above, there was some distortion… at first.  You can adjust the frame rate to 720 @ 60 fps, which greatly reduces the amount of distortion created by the vibration of the engine.  I now use 2 Contour + cameras on my kart.  I use Cyberlink Power Director 10 for my video editing, upgrading from the AVS Video Editor.  You can visit my Vimeo page to see my videos.

    https://vimeo.com/71629310

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