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head cam resolutions

I am looking at the head cams from RF Concepts and am looking into getting Package 3, but was wondering if the extra resolution of the Sony CCD High resolution 480 TVL was worth the extra money over the 380TVL. Also does anyone know anything about the Sony TRV 740, worth the money? good picture quality? I will be using it for skiing.
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I know this is way too late as a reply, but it may interest others. I've just bought the hi-res helmet camera from rfconcepts and it's excellent. I'm using a JVC GRD50 camcorder and there's no degradation when using the helmet camera. I've also used it at night (through London traffic) and it picks up enough (street) light to play back well. The helmet camera works out at about half the length (and same diam) as a packet of Polo's.
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I've just got package 1 for use with my Sony TRV33. Awesome footage on my ZZR600E.. Can't wait for some off road on my XT next. Everybody should buy one of these! worth every penny
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Concerning Helmet Cams,

I'm considering getting one for an upcoming trip. Is there much in the way of vibration, or movement?

If you pan left to right say, I gather there is a technique so you don't get that queezy feeling when you play back.

Also, how do you control the zoom?

Anyone tried mounting the camera on the bike?

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<font face="" size="2">If you pan left to right say, I gather there is a technique so you don't get that queezy feeling when you play back.</font>
I've had my helmetcam mounted under the peak of my Arai TourX and produced non-queasy footage. The problem with helmet mounted cameras is that your head is buffeted a lot more than you realise when riding. It just takes a bit of practice to get what you want in the shot. And afterwards you can always cut out the really jerky footage.

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Helmetcams generally have a fixed focus lens, so you can't zoom. However the lenses are cheap and easily changeable.

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Yes, mounted the helmetcam on a short RAM arm to the lid of my pannier. Got some great footage, with minimal vibration.

Have a look here -> http://www.xrv.org.uk/media/MidnightSunRun160.wmv <- for an example of what's possible.
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Great video.

Have you tried it mounted on the handlebars?

& thanks for the tips
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