ZPOST
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   ZPOST > BMW Z4 Roadster and Coupe > General BMW Z4 Forum
  TireRack

SUPPORT ZPOST BY DOING YOUR TIRERACK SHOPPING FROM THIS BANNER, THANKS!
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      02-04-2011, 01:47 PM   #1
Diokaef
EMR
 
Diokaef's Avatar
 
Drives: 08 Z4MC IRed/09 328xi & 09 335
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: East Peoria IL

Posts: 2,080
iTrader: (16)

Garage List
2008 Z4M Coupe  [4.50]
Send a message via MSN to Diokaef
Cool Go Pro HD opinions

http://gopro.com/cameras/hd-motorsports-hero-camera

Do you guys know if this is my best option for camera?
__________________
Diokaef is offline   Brazil
0
Reply With Quote
      02-04-2011, 02:03 PM   #2
schwank
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: 06 z4 m coupe
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: cincinnati

Posts: 294
iTrader: (0)

A friend of mine has one and really likes it.

I just bought a tripod adapter for my iPhone and used that. It was awesome to be able to watch the video instantly, and if you have good GPS signal you could try using the app "laptimer" that does overlay info (I didn't have good enough signal)
schwank is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-04-2011, 02:12 PM   #3
onelove
Track Head
 
onelove's Avatar
 
Drives: 07 Z4M
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Orlando,FL

Posts: 501
iTrader: (0)

I personally prefer the ContourHD cameras in terms of quality,ease of use (simple on/off switch, lasers for lining up the shot), but both offer a great way to get POV footage.
__________________
2004 Porsche GT3 |White
HRE R40 Monoblocks | KW Clubsport Suspension | RSS Lower Control Arms and Suspension Links | GT3RS Wing and Front Bumper | Cup Car Lip | Euro GT3 Seat | GMG Half Cage | Europipe Exhaust | EPL Tuning
onelove is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-04-2011, 02:31 PM   #4
3002 tii
Major General
 
3002 tii's Avatar
 
Drives: flat out
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: NNJ

Posts: 7,880
iTrader: (42)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by Diokaef View Post
http://gopro.com/cameras/hd-motorsports-hero-camera

Do you guys know if this is my best option for camera?
Btw, where do you plan on mounting? I'm thinking of getting a camera too and need ideas for the coupe.
__________________

Recaro | Volk | AST | Vorshlag | Quaife | Stoptech | Active Autowerke | BMW Performance

Click here for my track videos
3002 tii is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-04-2011, 02:35 PM   #5
pokeybritches
Lieutenant Colonel
 
pokeybritches's Avatar
 
Drives: G-Power Z4M, VF Z4 3.0i, ZJ
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Gulf Coast, USA

Posts: 1,752
iTrader: (10)

Garage List
2006 BMW Z4M  [0.00]
2003 BMW Z4 3.0i  [4.33]
I have the old GoPro I bought new for $99. It's great. Battery life is a little short though, but I've heard the HD can be hardwired into the car. They're built like tanks, so if it somehow flies off the car more than likely it will still work. If you do manage to break it, it's fairly cheap to replace.
pokeybritches is online now   Afghanistan
0
Reply With Quote
      02-04-2011, 02:48 PM   #6
007MCoupe
Major
 
007MCoupe's Avatar
 
Drives: das Bierwagen
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: the 'Ring

Posts: 1,439
iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2007 Z4 M Coupe  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by schwank View Post
A friend of mine has one and really likes it.

I just bought a tripod adapter for my iPhone and used that. It was awesome to be able to watch the video instantly, and if you have good GPS signal you could try using the app "laptimer" that does overlay info (I didn't have good enough signal)
Where did you mount your iPhone? I've got an Evo and this sounds like a good idea...been interested in the GoPro for a while now, just no reason to buy yet. (Caravan to MFest is a different story though!)
__________________
GoMiniGo///VB3///75mm wheel studs///Stubby///GC front ARB///Pin pulled///Turner Camber Shims///Superflex FCAB///AKG Engine Mounts///AKG Trans Mounts///SS brake lines

H2R, LVMS, Ring...
007MCoupe is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-04-2011, 03:03 PM   #7
Thisisdudewhoru
Lieutenant
 
Thisisdudewhoru's Avatar
 
Drives: Z4Mc
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Bristol, TN

Posts: 452
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 007MCoupe View Post
Where did you mount your iPhone? I've got an Evo and this sounds like a good idea...been interested in the GoPro for a while now, just no reason to buy yet. (Caravan to MFest is a different story though!)
Hey, I'm using my evo to film. I just ordered this mount. I let ya know how it works.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWAX:IT

I still getting a gopro to mount outside the car though .
__________________
Thisisdudewhoru is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-04-2011, 03:06 PM   #8
007MCoupe
Major
 
007MCoupe's Avatar
 
Drives: das Bierwagen
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: the 'Ring

Posts: 1,439
iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2007 Z4 M Coupe  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thisisdudewhoru View Post
Hey, I'm using my evo to film. I just ordered this mount. I let ya know how it works.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWAX:IT

I still getting a gopro to mount outside the car though .
I'd appreciate it! Also maybe a vid (PM'd or whatever) or 2? lol
__________________
GoMiniGo///VB3///75mm wheel studs///Stubby///GC front ARB///Pin pulled///Turner Camber Shims///Superflex FCAB///AKG Engine Mounts///AKG Trans Mounts///SS brake lines

H2R, LVMS, Ring...
007MCoupe is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-04-2011, 03:26 PM   #9
schwank
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: 06 z4 m coupe
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: cincinnati

Posts: 294
iTrader: (0)

I bought it on amazon. I had to do some digging. It was basically a case with a mount built in. I did have some shake from wind around 120mph.
schwank is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-04-2011, 04:45 PM   #10
Thisisdudewhoru
Lieutenant
 
Thisisdudewhoru's Avatar
 
Drives: Z4Mc
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Bristol, TN

Posts: 452
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 007MCoupe View Post
I'd appreciate it! Also maybe a vid (PM'd or whatever) or 2? lol
No prob. I ordered it a week or so ago, coming from china so who knows when it'll get here. lol. But for the price I couldn't resist.
__________________
Thisisdudewhoru is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-04-2011, 05:17 PM   #11
ZStig
Major General
 
Drives: VT2-500 M Roadster
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Delray Beach, FL

Posts: 7,154
iTrader: (3)

its a great camera, and comes with a great suction cup mount. Only issue is the wind noise above 40mph, and you need to get an aftermarket case if you want in-focus underwater shooting

an iphone won't even come close, and have fun mounting it on the exterior
__________________
ZStig is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-04-2011, 05:28 PM   #12
tekmoe
Captain
 
tekmoe's Avatar
 
Drives: ///M
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Texas

Posts: 842
iTrader: (0)

I have a Go Pro HD. Awesome camera for the money. Here's a vid I recorded on my Speed Triple.

tekmoe is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-04-2011, 05:42 PM   #13
Diokaef
EMR
 
Diokaef's Avatar
 
Drives: 08 Z4MC IRed/09 328xi & 09 335
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: East Peoria IL

Posts: 2,080
iTrader: (16)

Garage List
2008 Z4M Coupe  [4.50]
Send a message via MSN to Diokaef
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dubbedown View Post
Btw, where do you plan on mounting? I'm thinking of getting a camera too and need ideas for the coupe.
I want to use on the side of the car for now, inside I will wait for my roll bar to come.
__________________
Diokaef is offline   Brazil
0
Reply With Quote
      02-04-2011, 05:45 PM   #14
Diokaef
EMR
 
Diokaef's Avatar
 
Drives: 08 Z4MC IRed/09 328xi & 09 335
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: East Peoria IL

Posts: 2,080
iTrader: (16)

Garage List
2008 Z4M Coupe  [4.50]
Send a message via MSN to Diokaef
Quote:
Originally Posted by tekmoe View Post
I have a Go Pro HD. Awesome camera for the money. Here's a vid I recorded on my Speed Triple.

How did you manage the wind noise?
__________________
Diokaef is offline   Brazil
0
Reply With Quote
      02-10-2011, 12:52 AM   #15
pokeybritches
Lieutenant Colonel
 
pokeybritches's Avatar
 
Drives: G-Power Z4M, VF Z4 3.0i, ZJ
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Gulf Coast, USA

Posts: 1,752
iTrader: (10)

Garage List
2006 BMW Z4M  [0.00]
2003 BMW Z4 3.0i  [4.33]
GoPro has a high and low setting for mic sensitivity.
pokeybritches is online now   Afghanistan
0
Reply With Quote
      02-10-2011, 01:45 AM   #16
ZStig
Major General
 
Drives: VT2-500 M Roadster
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Delray Beach, FL

Posts: 7,154
iTrader: (3)

really?
__________________
ZStig is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-10-2011, 02:10 AM   #17
pokeybritches
Lieutenant Colonel
 
pokeybritches's Avatar
 
Drives: G-Power Z4M, VF Z4 3.0i, ZJ
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Gulf Coast, USA

Posts: 1,752
iTrader: (10)

Garage List
2006 BMW Z4M  [0.00]
2003 BMW Z4 3.0i  [4.33]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Roffle Waffle View Post
really?
I haven't used it in about a year so I don't remember how to do it, but I'm sure you can find it online.
pokeybritches is online now   Afghanistan
0
Reply With Quote
      02-10-2011, 03:51 AM   #18
Samjam927
The One And Only
 
Samjam927's Avatar
 
Drives: 2006 TiAg ///M Roadster
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Deerfield, Illinois

Posts: 398
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2006 Z4M Roadster  [0.00]
2003 Z4  [0.00]
I have one, i would definitely recommend one
__________________
Samjam927 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-10-2011, 09:31 AM   #19
lstratos
Private First Class
 
Drives: Z4 3.0i
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Queens

Posts: 139
iTrader: (0)

I use 2 contourhd and iphone mounted on the tomtom gps mount, so it doubles as GPS if you needed

I use a cruisecam headrest bar that holds the countourhd. It holds one, but you can DIY and remove their mount and put 2 hardware bolts screw into the base of the countourhd's mounts.

http://www.cruisecam.com/products.html

here's another company http://www.tachyoninc.com/ - they have a 3D camera now.

I only use countour because it profile fits on the barrel of my paintball gun and I use the 2nd one on the mask. Go Pro are good also but it just sticks out more when playing paintball
lstratos is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-10-2011, 09:44 AM   #20
Thisisdudewhoru
Lieutenant
 
Thisisdudewhoru's Avatar
 
Drives: Z4Mc
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Bristol, TN

Posts: 452
iTrader: (1)

I know that on the new go pro s they fixed the winds noise issue
__________________
Thisisdudewhoru is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-10-2011, 10:07 AM   #21
O-cha
Brigadier General
 
O-cha's Avatar
 
Drives: Mcoupe
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: In front of you

Posts: 4,729
iTrader: (2)

Send a message via AIM to O-cha
Quote:
Originally Posted by pokeybritches View Post
GoPro has a high and low setting for mic sensitivity.
Mine doesn't... they just say to use the closed case for high wind and open for windless.

__________________
O-cha is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-10-2011, 10:14 AM   #22
onelove
Track Head
 
onelove's Avatar
 
Drives: 07 Z4M
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Orlando,FL

Posts: 501
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by O-cha View Post
Mine doesn't... they just say to use the closed case for high wind and open for windless.

Need to update your firmware, the most recent makes things much easier and gives you a few new features. I believe the Mic sensitivity must be configured inside their utility but it's been a while since I used it.
__________________
2004 Porsche GT3 |White
HRE R40 Monoblocks | KW Clubsport Suspension | RSS Lower Control Arms and Suspension Links | GT3RS Wing and Front Bumper | Cup Car Lip | Euro GT3 Seat | GMG Half Cage | Europipe Exhaust | EPL Tuning
onelove is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:48 PM.




zpost
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST