Taking video of your action sports has never been easier. With the new helmet camera’s you can take video of your skiing, snowboarding, surfing, biking, dirt biking, hang gliding, kayaking or any other sport you’re into. It’s a blast to go over the day on the slopes with friends after the lifts have closed. Just mount the camera to your helmet, bike or board, or strap it on to yourself using the various accessories available. Hit the play button and you can take up to 2 ½ hours of video. You’ll get incredible sound without whirl of the wind.
Rechargeable batteries last up to 2 ½ hours and have a built in battery warmer for winter outdoor sports. Batteries can be fully recharged in 2 hours. A 32GB SD card will store up to 9 hours of video. If you get a smaller SD card you’ll have to transfer the video more often to your computer and clean up the SD card to have room for newer videos.
If you are using the GoPro’s helmet camera it also takes still photos and a capture mode can be set to take a single photo shot every 2, 5, 10, 30 or 60 seconds with the 3 photo burst self-timer.
A highly engineered polycarbonate exoskeletal housing is shockproof and tough enough to protect the camera from rocks and other hazards thanks to its removable polycarbonate housing. It is also waterproof to 180 feet. GoPro’s are built to take a beating. Replacement housings and lens kits are available, making repairs or refurbishing your HD HERO camera affordable and convenient.
The basic GoPro HD Hero 960 camera at $179.99 has the same professional grade 960p, 720p and 480p (WVGA) video options as the GoPro HD Helmet HERO.
The GoPro HD Helmet HERO camera at $299.99 is packed with additional important features for filmmaking hobbyists & professional videographers.
The GoPro HD Helmet HERO is compatible with all GoPro mounts & accessories, like the 720p @ 60fps, 1080p video, and the HERO BUS expansion port in the rear of the camera that will let you take advantage of GoPro’s BacPac accessories – LCD screen & Battery Extension.
Local Alpine Accessories customers can rent the GoPro camera for just $49 for 3 days or $69 for 7 days usage which includes the 4G SD card for you to take home with your videos, a $19.95 value!
Here is what everyone is saying about the GoPro:
- “…packs more power than most professional cameras on the market today” says The New York Times
- “When I saw the footage from the GoPro on our big screens, I was amazed…” says producer Rick McCallum, Lucasfilm, Ltd.
- “Without a doubt, these are some of the smallest, lightest and easiest to use helmet cameras on the market. Great for taking videos of skiing and boarding!” says the staff at Alpine Accessories.
- It’s a GoPro…go for it.™