I finally received my GoPro HD last week and have been having a great time with it so far. I purchased the motorsports version which is the same as the basic GoPro HD, but with extra mounting options included.
It came in a nice package which was harder than it should have been to open.
As you can see, there are a lot of mounting options and cables. It connects via USB to the computer. It can also connect directly to a TV via component or composite. The video really looks great on the TV when captured in 720p at sixty frames per second (60fps).
The suction cup mount is the same suction technology as my PanaVise 809, but without all of the flexibility. The GoPro HD mount can’t spin. It even says “PanaVise” in small letters on the side. I bought a tripod adapter for $7 to resolve the lack of rotation.
Here is the GoPro HD mounted to my Super9 with the GoPro mount. The footage from my first ride from the GoPro would have been great.
I nearly crashed on an icy patch, but managed to square the corner off and save it. Unfortunately, I was using a class 2 SDHC card which was too slow. The video became corrupt, so nothing to see. I bought a 16GB Class 6 SHDC card which solved that problem.
For my second ride with the GoPro, I mounted it to the bottom front of my Ural sidecar. I think the video turned out pretty nice. I had the camera set at 720p 60fps which seems to be the best setting for my use.
Thanks to the transcoding from Windows Live Movie Maker and Youtube, it doesn’t look nearly as good on the web as it does on my computer. I’m working on fixing that, and should have some better quality videos posted in the future.