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Go Pro equivelent

dinyulldinyull Posts: 2,979
edited January 2018 in The cake stop
Not really sure where to post this...

Someone at work has suggested we buy a GoPro 5 (4k, 60FPS) so we can start videoing site visits. Idea is to be able to visit somewhere once and go back to the video if we need to check something out again and to be able to take screen shots if needed. Also, apparently the GoPro logs GPS so you know where you were on site and can link photos/video.

Site photography will almost always be taken too, so the need for ultra sharp screen shots won't be top of the list.

As soon as this was mentioned - especially the price - I immediately thought of cycling/commuter cameras.

Is there anything out there that can compete with the GoPro that comes with software allowing it to have GPS info? Even if by linking it to Strava?

I've seen videos with "live" data - speed, heart rate etc, and had assumed something must be out there that shows route taken, position on road etc?

Cheers

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  • Garmin Virb Elite May be one of the ones showing footage with speed, heart rate and map as it has a built in GPS and will interact with a Garmin head unit to receive all the information from that as well
  • fenixfenix Posts: 5,437
    Why wouldn't you go with the Go Pro ?
  • Fenix wrote:
    Why wouldn't you go with the Go Pro ?

    He probably is but if you put in a business case you need to show alternatives and costings of other possible products.
  • fenixfenix Posts: 5,437
    Fair enough - but its not a huge cost.

    My virb broke pretty quickly. My go pros have been much more reliable - and just look at how many they use on Top Gear typre programs.
  • dinyulldinyull Posts: 2,979
    As TP said. And, the director baulked at the price of £400 for something we aren't sure is going to be of much use.

    I mentioned that cycling cameras can be had for much cheaper and that some came with GPS. However, quick look at the VIRB Elite looks to be only a little cheaper and only 30 FPS.

    Oh and it's the GoPro Hero 6 they're looking at, not the 5.
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 9,543
    If you're taking photos anyway, then I don't imagine video adding much additional value.

    Shooting point clouds, now that's taking it to the next level and adding value!
    Ben

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  • dinyulldinyull Posts: 2,979
    Ben6899 wrote:
    If you're taking photos anyway, then I don't imagine video adding much additional value.

    Shooting point clouds, now that's taking it to the next level and adding value!

    It's just for a backup as much as anything. If we miss something, then hopefully the video could answer some questions - instead of having to give up a day going back out on site to take 1 or 2 more pics.

    Which to me would pay for itself but I'm not the one with the money.

    Out of interest, could you explain Shooting Point Clouds?
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 9,543
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Point_cloud

    Topo1.jpg

    Basically a 3D photograph which the user can step through, like in a computer game environment. The software we use let's us take measurements, fly through, spin 360deg etc as if we were actually there. The level of detail is incredible (the example above is a bit censored , tbf) and it can legitimately replace the need for a site visit.

    How the points are captured is not really within my scope, but it's your typical high quality kit from Leica or similar with Class 1/2 lasers and GPS.
    Ben

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  • Ben6899 wrote:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Point_cloud

    Topo1.jpg

    Basically a 3D photograph which the user can step through, like in a computer game environment. The software we use let's us take measurements, fly through, spin 360deg etc as if we were actually there. The level of detail is incredible (the example above is a bit censored , tbf) and it can legitimately replace the need for a site visit.

    How the points are captured is not really within my scope, but it's your typical high quality kit from Leica or similar with Class 1/2 lasers and GPS.

    Yeah, I bet that ain’t cheap.
  • dinyulldinyull Posts: 2,979
    Ben6899 wrote:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Point_cloud

    Topo1.jpg

    Basically a 3D photograph which the user can step through, like in a computer game environment. The software we use let's us take measurements, fly through, spin 360deg etc as if we were actually there. The level of detail is incredible (the example above is a bit censored , tbf) and it can legitimately replace the need for a site visit.

    How the points are captured is not really within my scope, but it's your typical high quality kit from Leica or similar with Class 1/2 lasers and GPS.

    Cool, cheers.

    Bit overkill for what we need, but no doubt something we'll see in the future.
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 9,543
    Yeah, I bet that ain’t cheap.

    No it isn't. But it's high value.
    Ben

    Bikes: Donhou DSS4 Custom | Condor Italia RC | Gios Megalite | Dolan Preffisio | Giant Bowery '76
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  • Ben6899 wrote:
    Yeah, I bet that ain’t cheap.

    No it isn't. But it's high value.

    Depends on the application and what the user requires. Otherwise it’s an expensive toy.
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