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12-27-2010 08:49 PM  7 years agoPost 1
Stephen Born

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12-27-2010 09:20 PM  7 years agoPost 2
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It's amazing how far HD cameras have come in just a few years! Nice Vid!

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12-27-2010 09:26 PM  7 years agoPost 3
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01-06-2011 01:00 AM  7 years agoPost 4
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01-07-2011 10:51 AM  7 years agoPost 5
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These GoPro cams are very handy and very good quality.

Used it for inspecting the inside of large mast tubes and a few things around the factory with a mini torch strapped on it.

Ive started selling fixed pole cam systems too for construction sites and use a bit of pushed together PVC conduit 5M tall with the GoPro on the end of it using the pole clamp mount to check out the cam framing at the site before locating the steel pole there.

I sell my usual pole systems to power utilty corporations these days for inspecting power poles, as well as the photo franchise owners I started out with.
They also have a bunch of UAV drones doing it but they are micros so no good for winds.

They needed to have a pole cam that was on a non conductive Hastings Hot stick.
They use wireless liptick cam but the resolution is not good enough to view what they need.
I got a GoPro with the EyeFi card, stuck it on the Hastings hot stick and it it for 2 sec shots to laptop.

They shove it up in 30KV pole tops and poke around the insulators and conductors with it inspecting the gear.
GoPro cam gives much better res than the wireless Pinhole cams they used before.
AND saves images of the inspection like they normally get from the big pole system for documentation and the engineers.

Now supplying 25 of them with poles to start with.
They take them to in house utility corporate trade shows like they have with my bigger pole systems on vans so I hope to see some more orders flow for that as a side line.

Seems to be a fair take up of them with quads and small craft fliers and some fantastic footage.
Considering the $$$ gear we had to look at using 5 to 8 years ago here to get AP video quality as good the GoPro cam, it rates pretty close to the innovation of sliced bread in my opinion.

Used on snow skiing last year, got a chest mount which was good, turned it around facing backwards and it was even better (the perspective it gives).
Makes every other helmet cam contraption used skiing look nasty

Facing forward

Watch at YouTube

Same run facing backward

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Another two runs facing backward

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A little detour in trees cam facing front

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01-07-2011 06:58 PM  7 years agoPost 6
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