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Hey guys. I'm the one who had the brainstorm idea of buying a Go-Pro and doing "walk around and drive" video from member to member. Once that was done the camera would be sent to another member to do the same.

Well the economy and issues of funding being what they are, I have to use the money elsewhere.

That being said, I still think it's a great idea and was wondering about the possibly of starting a member fund drive to purchase a Go-Pro.

I did email Go-Pro asking for a donated camera but did not hear back.

Thoughts?

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Hey guys. I'm the one who had the brainstorm idea of buying a Go-Pro and doing "walk around and drive" video from member to member. Once that was done the camera would be sent to another member to do the same.

Well the economy and issues of funding being what they are, I have to use the money elsewhere.

That being said, I still think it's a great idea and was wondering about the possibly of starting a member fund drive to purchase a Go-Pro.

I did email Go-Pro asking for a donated camera but did not hear back.

Thoughts?

Unfortunately, one must first fund and demonstrate success before others will take an interest involving money or in this case a free camera. There is no shortage of great ideas out there. Plus a great many people fancy themselves as the originator of new ideas. Chances are they have this kind of PR event in the play book already and or they are holding onto your idea. Albeit this is not a "game changer" folks like to use that term a lot around the Bay Area, it has merit, but as a contest event to raise awareness. That is IMHO where a company does not need your idea.

That being said, you can easily and with same effort as pimping a free camera and peripherals out of GP, try crowd funding. Kickstarter.com or rockethub.com, and a few others out there like this kind of thing.

You'll need to figure out what the reward structure would be, but again that is easy enough. Like rides, parts, a billboard, or sign advertising the funder's location in the clip. Yadda yadda.

Be creative!

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my co worker also works at Sony and was able to get me so needs new action camera for around 125 bucks. this is the model with wifi onboard great little camera I even recorded some driving videos I'll post 1 on here so you guys could watch.

great idea though.

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go pro's are cheap...just buy one. you will use it more than you think.

don't need to pass a camera around to collect videos. every smartphone made today takes hd video, as do most all of the small palm sized digicams. you can buy extremely cheap suction cup camera mounts to stick the smartphone or camera to your windshield or dash. the idea of sharing road videos is interesting, but the concept of mailing a camera around is way too complicated..and slow. everyone should just take video with the devices they have and post to a common youtube or equivalent channel.

just a thought.

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every smartphone made today takes hd video

As someone that make images for a living here's me 2 cents:

Just because a device can create enough pixels for HD resolution, doesn't make what that device captures a worthwhile image.

Without getting into it, that's seriously the least important thing of all.

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OK....I have an idea. Let's do a "On Any Sunday" themed video ....done on A Sunday. all emailed to One Cloud location that anyone can deposit in (for a set amount of time) after the Event day we would need somebody to compile it into a "Drive around the world in an old 2002 on Any Sunday" With each video submitted would be a text document " form" with all the pertinent data of each video so as to allow the tracking around the world. We could always start small and just do across the US......but why not Go Big

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hd is not necessary to capture the essence of a road, nor is a high end video camera.

Nope, you got that right. A high end camera or a low-end camera, at the end of the day it's just a tool.

Just as an awesome garage with a lousy mechanic in it can't accomplish much, so too with other things.

Give a corse bristled brush to Klimt and you'll get something cool. Give it to me and you'd be lucky to get recognizable smiley face.

A talented cinematographer with a VHS camera from the 1980's can still make an image that'll impress you more than a neophyte with a $50,000 Sony or Red cam.

This isn't meant to discourage anything creative. The ideas here sound fun and should absolutely be attempted.

One of my fav YouTube videos is a nice red 2002 with simple GoPro hanging off the side of the door --during a nice soft light day. Looks great.

I just have a peeve about cameras these days 'kuz they're incredible, cheap, and lots of folks think it's just the gear that makes the image... but it's not, so I rant sometimes.

Sorry!

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fuzzy....you are correct. i used the wrong words. any camera can capture an "image" of something, but the skills and vision of the photographer is what captures the essence of the scene.

that "on any sunday" idea is interesting. everyone captures a few minutes of what they did with their 02, and put it in one place.

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everyone captures a few minutes of what they did with their 02, and put it in one place.

That is really all I'm after. I think it important to do a "walk-around" of the car and then a say, 5 minute drive. Your favorite road, the commute (NYC) to work, a group drive. Get creative.

Steve has mentioned he may have a place or means to showcase these videos.

So with all the input thus far, what is the consnsus on a group purchase of a camera? I'm in. The brand is irrelevant.

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everyone captures a few minutes of what they did with their 02, and put it in one place.

That is really all I'm after. I think it important to do a "walk-around" of the car and then a say, 5 minute drive. Your favorite road, the commute (NYC) to work, a group drive. Get creative.

Steve has mentioned he may have a place or means to showcase these videos.

So with all the input thus far, what is the consensus on a group purchase of a camera? I'm in. The brand is irrelevant.

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