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post #21 of 49 Old 16th August 2011, 01:19 AM
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I recently purchased the optional display "slice" which plugs right into the back of my year old GoPro HD. This solves the "I can't see what I'm filming" and "I wish I could playback my video" limitations of the GoPro alone. A downloadable software upgrade was required to use the LED screen but the camera now supports viewing the menu/options on the screen (vice the hard to read front panel monochrome mode display). So the camera is now much easier to setup and there is new a one-touch recording mode. The LED screen has its own on/off button as well so you can conserve battery life.

I have not played around with the new screen much, but I will be bringing it with me to the M Power Experience in Spain.

If I was looking at the right Drift camera, the screen is on the side, not that back of the camera. While that keeps the Drift slim, having the screen in line with what you are aiming at seems to make ergonomic sense to me. Plus you can remove the screen when you don't need it. The screen kit comes with 4 extra case backs so you can use the camera with or without the screen in all of the same situations (hand held, mounted, etc.).

I will have take some stills and maybe even an "in the mirror video" of my GoPro with the screen one of these days.

It will be fun to compare toys Dan when we meet up in Spain.

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very nice mark, how much was the screen and where did you get it?

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Hi Mark. I'm sure they are both great (GoPro & Drift HD170).

This would be really cool as most of us will be driving the back roads of Spain with POV video camera attached to the new M5's.

I can shoot your video and you can shoot mine. And Milton too!

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Great write up guys! thanks

I have a GoPro and an Aiptek HD cam both w/ 32gb sd cards. i will look into an upgraded mic and stable mounting options.

this HD170 with the remote option seems great.

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very nice mark, how much was the screen and where did you get it?
Exactly like Dan posted - 80 bucks on Amazon (which is where I got mine)

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I currently use the Micover Stick over to reduce wind noise (works well), Polarized lens insert (Neutral Density) and anti-fog inserts when necessary.
Please tell me more about the Micover Stick - wind noise is my chief complaint with my GoPro.

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Wind noise is my main complaint with Drift HD170.

When I shot that video, wind noise was terrible. Luckily they make an optional external mic so I ordered the mic.
GoPro dont offer external mic?

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Wind noise is my main complaint with Drift HD170.

When I shot that video, wind noise was terrible. Luckily they make an optional external mic so I ordered the mic.
GoPro dont offer external mic?
Not that I'm aware of. Plus there does not seem to be a place to plug one that I can see.

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