Gun Camera Review - Good News/Bad News

Discussion in 'Firearm Accessories & Gear' started by Amsdorf, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. Amsdorf

    Amsdorf New Member

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    Hey guys, I picked up a Contour Roam camera, on sale from Daniel Defense, a good discount, since it includes the rail mounting accessory. I gave it a work out, with mixed results, on a shotgun, pistol and on a M4 with rail system. Here are the results:

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCj-dE6vyzI[/ame]

    Question for ya'll:
    Do you, or have you, used a gun camera? If so, which one, and how have you found it useful to you? Etc. Care to share any videos?

    Thanks.
     
  2. 7point62

    7point62 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Military helmet cams have allowed the documentation of firefights from the warfighter's POV and have proved useful in after-action analysis. But putting a camera on a firearm is a whole 'nother story. I love gun-camera footage from aircraft...but aircraft gun cams are mounted on the platform not the weapon itself.

    I think you'd agree with me that the Gun Cam is a gimmick. I have nothing at all against gimmicks if they're fun and work as advertised. Yours needs duct tape.
     

  3. Amsdorf

    Amsdorf New Member

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    I don't really agree with your POV (pun intended!). A gun mounted camera can be a helpful training tool for three gun and IDPA shooters, and I've spoken to several who use them for this purpose.
     
  4. Vincine

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    Isn't there a video camera integrated into a scope used for/by SWAT people? It feeds a sniper’s view of the target to command.
     
  5. 7point62

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    All right, I'll concede to your POV that it has training applications...I just think it would be more helpful if it stayed on the weapon. :rolleyes:
     
  6. Amsdorf

    Amsdorf New Member

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    I appreciate your POV on my POV.

    As for staying on the weapon, that is helpful.

    The mount that Countour sells is the problem, there is a third party solution which is much better for mounting the Countour.

    Also, interestingly, it locked on solid to my SCAR rail system and didn't move at all through a good range session, I posted that video today.
     
  7. 7point62

    7point62 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Is that so you can have all the brass asshats in your headset micro-managing the shot and rattling your concentration? :rolleyes:
     
  8. Vincine

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    I think all the asshats 'talk amongst themselves'. Only one person speaks to the snipers.
     
  9. 7point62

    7point62 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    In the military you get six generals on video teleconference watching live UAV feed and arguing over which door the Sergeant should kick in.
     
  10. Vincine

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    Really? I expect they would all be 'discussing' the situation, but are they all online to the Sergeant?!
     
  11. 7point62

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    My sarcasm doesn't always translate well into print. Your sniper-cam reference brought to mind the guy on the ground (i.e. the guy with his finger on the trigger), now being second-guessed by those in the rear who've been enabled by technology to micro-manage the battlefield, often with a bad outcome. Sorry to have drifted the thread.
     
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  12. Hoffs333

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    I've been wanting to get a camera for s & giggles for awhile now. I've been debating between a GoPro Hero 2 or the Contour Roam HD.... any suggestions?
     
  13. Hoffs333

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    Well I did it now u need to get the mount. Got a Contour Roam 2 HD... tested it and the video quality is outstanding. The 60 fps on 720 is really clear and smooth.
     
  14. jjfuller1

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    this is little late but.. it also looked like the camera was upside down on the shotgun and pistol..

    perhaps a new mount, tightening tool, and or lock-tite is needed.
     
  15. Hoffs333

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    Well here's the mount I decided to make for the Contour

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  16. Hoffs333

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    I used an old red dot QD mount, bent a piece of aluminum, spent 45 minutes at the hardware store finding the hardware and painted it. I'll post pics of it on the gun later
     
  17. Hoffs333

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  18. Copeman60

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    What kind of optic are u running? can't make it out
     
  19. Hoffs333

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    Its a UTG CQB red/green dot