Welcome to Multi-Rotor UK. Please login or sign up.

Wednesday,December 11, 2019, 13:31:33

Login with username, password and session length

Shoutbox

Bad Raven:
02 Dec 2019 20:03:50
Only if the battery is fully charged, leak a few volts and it'll be fine.......
Andy7:
02 Dec 2019 17:19:55
If yo fly a Mavic Mini and get over a gramme of mud on it, do you have to register it?  :rofl:
hoverfly:
02 Dec 2019 08:38:56
Not a problem i've had a body mod, I think of Jean Harlow naked on a trampoline  and the new antenna  extends automatically..   :whistling:
Andy7:
29 Nov 2019 17:17:37
That'll play hell with your FPV signal. :rofl:
hoverfly:
29 Nov 2019 17:10:20
Won't get me i'm wearing my tin foil hat... :wack0
Andy7:
29 Nov 2019 14:19:03
Because GOVERNMENT SPY DRONES are watching us! :frantic:
hoverfly:
29 Nov 2019 11:41:22
BBC News this am ..only 50% of people have registered  for the  CAA  scheme.. If people haven't registered  how do they know it's 50%.. :shrug:
ched:
28 Nov 2019 20:16:14
Very very quiet. I am missing chatting :-( Must be the weather....
Gaza07:
25 Nov 2019 08:28:26
Forums very quiet  :shrug:
ched:
18 Oct 2019 11:25:16
Sounds good yama. Would love to see some images. 3d models sound cool too
Members
Stats
  • Total Posts: 197220
  • Total Topics: 19888
  • Online Today: 39
  • Online Ever: 530
  • (Tuesday,June 26, 2012, 08:34:46 )
Users Online
Users: 1
Guests: 27
Total: 28

Theme Changer





thumbnail

3d - Printworx

Printing 3d Forum

Alternative To The GoPro

Started by Gaza07, Thursday,June 21, 2012, 22:51:56

Previous topic - Next topic

Gaza07

The  Veho Muvi HD10 could be a cheap alternative to the GoPro and can be found on Amazon at very good prices, It weighs about half of what the GoPro does and comes with a range of mounts and clamps, It also has a built in 1.5" screen unlike the GoOro and a remote control to activate recording or stills up to 5m range, It shoots the full 1080p at 60fps with a 90 degree angle or 720p at 60fps at a 170 degree angle, it looks like it could be a good alternative to the GoPro

http://www.veho-uk.com/main/shop_detail.aspx?article=154




MadMax

Thats interesting although i havent bought a camera yet, I need to learn to fly better first or I would probably just end up smashing it, the picture quality deff looks better than the gopro in the comparison video a bit sharper and better colours  :D


Gaza07

Thats a nice looking camera  ~~ welcome to the forum  :beer2:

Smeagol

I was particularly interested in the audio differential, I wonder if thats something that has been resolved on the hero 3 edition.

Thanks for sharing, it';s always useful to see the practical alternatives.

firey1

Sunday,March 24, 2013, 23:20:54 #5 Last Edit: Sunday,March 24, 2013, 23:39:23 by firey1
http://www.ebay.com/itm/310636133418?ssPageName=STRK:MESINDXX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1436.l2649

$129.81
Specifications

Sensor : 5.0 Mega pixel HD CMOS sensor

lmage resolution : 5.0 Mega pixel (2560*1920)

Lens : 170 Degree wide-angle Lens

Focus range :0.5M.~lnfinity

LED light : Built-in

White balance :Auto

Video Mode : 1920*1080P 30fps/ 1920*720P 30fps/60fps/ WVGA 848*480 30fps/60fps

Auto self timer : 2"/5"/10"/30"/60"/180"

File format : Picture:JPG Video:H.264

External memory : SD card supports up to 32GB

PC interface :  USB 2.0

Power source : DC:5.0V;Lin-ion rechargeable battery

TV-out : NTSC/PAL

HDMI-out :  For HD TV video input

MIKE

550 RC Spider quad for FPV
550 Alien quad (my sons now)
F450 quad
450 size bell 212, MD500,Augusta 109
600 size Huey running apm 2.5  3 planes  Taranis and 9xr  radios Skyzone FPV goggles

steve fh

My big issue with all these cameras is the 170 deg lens as it just pushes everything into the distance

Other than a lens change on a go pro has anyone found a set up that has a more natural and less fish eye feel to it ?

I';m thinking a good HD camcorder with optical zoom and anti shake is probably the more versatile option with only a small weight penalty ?

 
BNUC-S Pilot with PFAW.

www.capturedmotion.co.uk

macspite

The GoPro does have the option of wide, medium or narrow angle- at least my GP2 with latest firmware does

steve fh

Quote from: macspite on Monday,March 25, 2013, 12:33:01
The GoPro does have the option of wide, medium or narrow angle- at least my GP2 with latest firmware does


The FOV change just cuts down the width of the sensor that is read so while it loses the distortion from the edge it still makes everything look distant very quickly.

I';m tempted to go hero2 and change the lens

BNUC-S Pilot with PFAW.

www.capturedmotion.co.uk

RS

Quote from: Smeagol on Sunday,March 24, 2013, 23:12:15
I was particularly interested in the audio differential, I wonder if thats something that has been resolved on the hero 3 edition.

Thanks for sharing, it';s always useful to see the practical alternatives.


It sounded like the  gopro  was  in its housing ( in this  video)
W/o housing it  would sound  better.
But hero 3 BE has  much improved sound quality compared  to Hero 2

John A

Hitachi HDSV01U from Argos, in the sale at around 60 quid.
Very similar spec to the one firey1 posted above....

FlyinMarty

The Muvi HD is very good, this is a video I made with mine


or you could use a Mobius,  small, light cheap http://joovuu.com/gb/21-action-cameras - I also have one of these, I have a couple of videos made using it on YouTube,  but since then there have been a couple of firmware updates so the white balance is much improved as are several other features
Blade Nano QX
Immersion Vortex 285
 Blade mCPx Heli

flybywire

Those side-by-side comparison demo';s do look convincing, and at half price of a a GoPro it does look like excellent value.  However, I';d hold back from hanging the new HD cam crown on it just yet, as for one, it';d take some engineering to get it into my H3-2D gimbal, plus obviously the GP 3 black';s will do 60fps at 1080.
Everybody';s on the lookout for a cheap but high quality camera that';s true enough, but I think until somebody matches the gopro spec detail for detail and at half the price, I still think the gopro is the best bet.
Just my opinion of course!

BTW I purchased one of these a few weeks ago: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Full-HD-1080P-DV-Mini-Waterproof-Sports-Camera-Bike-Helmet-Action-DVR-Video-Cam-/111181617297?pt=UK_AudioTVElectronics_Video_Camcorders&hash=item19e2f0d891

A sturdily built camera, ideal for strapping underneath your quad/hex, but it';s no gopro!
I haven';t flown with it yet, but when I do, I';ll let you know if it';s any cop.

Andy  ::)
Blog: http://ajwillis303.wix.com/stuff
The spiritual home of fpv large
Keep it emax, capiche?
Hardware? sure, I got hardware!

DarrellW

I';ve ordered that waterproof cam myself after having a problem trying to get a mobius, looks like a decent camera!
I think..........I think I am........therefore I am.............I think!

DarrellW

Mine arrived yesterday, had a quick play with it and it looks to be well made and the mounting system is pretty good.
Initial trial (at dusk) show that it';s not brilliant in low light but the image quality is pretty good.
Picky of it on its most usable mount - forgot to mention, it looks like it could be Russian made!
I think..........I think I am........therefore I am.............I think!

jimbo385

So, how do you think these alternatives will compare to the GoPro?

Admittedly, they would have to be compared at 30FPS!

Cheers
F450 Clone KK2.0 General Batting around!

FPV550 KK2.0 FPV No gear on it yet!

DJI F350 Naza Lite Naza Experience

FPV 250 With RCTimer Power kit. Pocket Rocket!

Wishlist - Tarot FY680 Pro

DarrellW

You can';t really compare a £40 camera with a £200+ one but in terms of bang for buck mine is excellent, only minus is it can';t be used for fpv - no video through!
I think..........I think I am........therefore I am.............I think!

andythilo

I too have been looking for a reasonable GoPro alternative. I';ve stumbled onto this :

http://www.amazon.co.uk/CamOne-Infinity-Action-Camera-1080p/dp/B006M02RB2

Looks nice, small, AV out, comes with waterproof case etc..

Anyone seen or tried one?

andythilo

Oh plus you can change the lens, 96mm, 142mm or 170mm.

mutley2

Sunday,January 12, 2014, 20:54:08 #19 Last Edit: Sunday,January 12, 2014, 21:04:43 by mutley2
I have been following a FPV tread on a mainly fixed wing FPV forum and they have been doing back to back tests on the Gopro Hero3 Black and the Mobious. Looking at the footage the Mobious has a better picture but the Gopro has all the goodies, the thing that sells it to me is the Gopro is £250 but the Mobious is £64. The difference between the camera';s really does not reflect the price difference. 
I will be buying a Mobious as my next FPV cam.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MOBIUS-ACTION-SPORTS-CAMERA-1080P-60FPS-WALKERA-QR-X350-QUADCOPTER-UPGRADE-/261372896967?pt=UK_ToysGames_RadioControlled_JN&hash=item3cdb09e6c7
Or £42
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mobius-ActionCam-Full-HD-Sports-Camera-1080P-30FPS-720P-60FPS-Pocket-Camcorder-/151071891306

andythilo

I';ve got a Mobius, but looking to get a cam to go on a gimbal alongside it (mobius as FPV only).



Very happy with the quality for the cost.

HowDoIfly

Quote from: mutley2 on Sunday,January 12, 2014, 20:54:08
I have been following a FPV tread on a mainly fixed wing FPV forum and they have been doing back to back tests on the Gopro Hero3 Black and the Mobious. Looking at the footage the Mobious has a better picture but the Gopro has all the goodies, the thing that sells it to me is the Gopro is £250 but the Mobious is £64. The difference between the camera';s really does not reflect the price difference. 
I will be buying a Mobious as my next FPV cam.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MOBIUS-ACTION-SPORTS-CAMERA-1080P-60FPS-WALKERA-QR-X350-QUADCOPTER-UPGRADE-/261372896967?pt=UK_ToysGames_RadioControlled_JN&hash=item3cdb09e6c7
Or £42
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mobius-ActionCam-Full-HD-Sports-Camera-1080P-30FPS-720P-60FPS-Pocket-Camcorder-/151071891306


I just ordered the cheaper one, exchange rate came to £43.20. Nice one mutley
Ifly4 no more, Hubsan X4, R550v2, X650F-V4

mutley2

The Mobius has a much lower profile and is lighter, win-win. I love my Gopro black but I could have had 5 Mobius';s for the same money!!!  ~~

nub

hmmm the mobius is a good camera for the price but its no replacement for a GoPro IMHO.
Point and click.

Monkey see, Monkey do.

HowDoIfly

Tuesday,January 14, 2014, 20:47:30 #24 Last Edit: Tuesday,January 14, 2014, 20:51:35 by HowDoIfly
Quote from: HowDoIfly on Sunday,January 12, 2014, 22:42:52
I just ordered the cheaper one, exchange rate came to £43.20. Nice one mutley



Oooops, seems I';ve ordered a fake. http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showpost.php?p=26497485&postcount=4206

Paypal dispute coming up.

EDIT: Or have I? Confused now.... http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25170905&postcount=2
Ifly4 no more, Hubsan X4, R550v2, X650F-V4

andythilo

Mine came from eletoponline365. Only took 7 days as well which I thought was bloody amazing from China!

dirtyharry

Quote from: andythilo on Sunday,January 12, 2014, 21:00:16
I';ve got a Mobius, but looking to get a cam to go on a gimbal alongside it (mobius as FPV only).

Very happy with the quality for the cost.


I';ve got my mobius on a brushless gimbal I designed , comes in at about 50 quid for all the parts including motors/controller/laser cut parts.



build thread here

http://www.fpvhub.com/index.php/topic,16112.0.html

HowDoIfly

Quote from: andythilo on Tuesday,January 14, 2014, 20:52:07
Mine came from eletoponline365. Only took 7 days as well which I thought was bloody amazing from China!


I just checked the tracking info of my order - it';s stating it was delivered on 20th but I didn';t even see a postie on that day, let alone my parcel. :( Seller';s been notified I don';t want a refund but the camera. Will see what happens but this is soooo frustrating as there';s been some good flying days lately.
Ifly4 no more, Hubsan X4, R550v2, X650F-V4


HowDoIfly

Quote from: HowDoIfly on Wednesday,January 22, 2014, 13:02:32
I just checked the tracking info of my order - it';s stating it was delivered on 20th but I didn';t even see a postie on that day, let alone my parcel. :( Seller';s been notified I don';t want a refund but the camera. Will see what happens but this is soooo frustrating as there';s been some good flying days lately.


Apparently, the camera got all the way to royal mail (from china) and was returned for "security reasons" presumably the lipo? The seller is kindly resending registered airmail with a cap clip free gift (whatever that is)
Ifly4 no more, Hubsan X4, R550v2, X650F-V4