Official GoPro Contest! Clip Voting and Random Giveaway are here! - RC Groups
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Sep 22, 2010, 11:10 PM
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Official GoPro Contest! Clip Voting and Random Giveaway are here!

For the Video Editing contest, Please go HERE:

It's finally here! RCGroups and is hosting a free contest, with 8 GoPro cameras up for grabs! With 3 cameras going towards the best submitted GoPro clips and 5 cameras going towards the best GoPro video Edits (using the winning clips), there will be plenty of GoPros to go around! Just submit your best short GoPro clip (Around 30 seconds), or get your Video Editor warmed up for the Edit part of the contest. Here are the official contest rules:

  • The video MUST be from a GoPro brand camera
  • Video clips are to be about 20-30 seconds long, and absolutely no longer than 1 minute per clip
  • The video clip must be uploaded to Vimeo (to enable download for edit contest)
  • Pilot’s name and recording platform should be included in the video description
  • Video from all platforms are welcome and encouraged (planes, helis, cars, boats, whatever RC vehicle you've managed to strap your GoPro to)
  • Entry amount is unlimited, as long as each video is only 1 clip, and under one minute
  • Submitted videos will be voted on by the RCGroups community. The top 20 clips are then placed into the “video bank”, and the top 2 receive GoPro cameras. 1 will be awarded at random.
  • Video clips in the “Video Bank” are then to be used in the Video Edit contest. ONLY videos from the bank can be used
  • The top 5 Edits (also voted on by the community) will also receive GoPro cameras
  • Videos will be collected for 2 weeks from the start date, at which point entry is closed and voting begins. Voting will last for 1 week
  • Video editing submission will run for 2 weeks from the end of video voting. After two weeks, submission will close, and voting will begin
  • Final edits will be voted on for 1 week
  • A maximum of 1 camera will be awarded to each winner. If someone wins both contests, the 2nd camera will be given to the next place winner
This post will be updated continuously, so be sure to check this post to see the updated video entry list!

Goodluck, and don't forget to check out the GoPro website:

-Kevin, RCGroups, and

Last edited by Kmart; Oct 24, 2010 at 11:36 PM. Reason: Finalized Video Submissions
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Sep 22, 2010, 11:46 PM
I AP'd myself again......
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Good luck to all
Last edited by aviatordave; Sep 24, 2010 at 11:27 PM.
Sep 23, 2010, 12:48 AM
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Hi Dave!

The main part of the contest is the Video Editing, with 5 cameras for the best 5 videos. For this part, no camera is required. GoPro also wanted to reward the videos, so 3 cameras are going to be awarded to the best video clips. 5 prizes is good, but 8 is better!

Sep 23, 2010, 02:29 AM
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I also don't understand this contest. If I had a GoPro already, why would I praticipate in this contest? The cameras should go to ppls that don't own one.

The second part, is video editing. I should edit a video that was shooted with GoPro camera?! this is absurd, because I don't own a GoPro camera, but I also don't want to take a video of another guy who shooted and who pretend to be the author of the "movie".

Last edited by schumixmd; Sep 24, 2010 at 02:40 AM.
Sep 23, 2010, 03:54 AM
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Oh man, I wish I knew how to edit videos... what programs do you guys use? I REALLY want to get a go pro badly for my latest setup and a free one would be just great heh...
Sep 23, 2010, 04:04 AM
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My GoPro lense is scratched because of making these videos ... so yes, I do want another one. One can never have too many GoPro's so thanks KMart for organizing this contest ... I've got a few more clips I could upload
Sep 23, 2010, 07:52 AM
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Hey guys if you don't like the contest, don't enter.

Some key questions....
1. Anyone can edit the chosen videos and submit them?

2.When will the pool of 10 videos be chosen? And when do the edits have to be submitted by? It would be good to have deadlines stated for both the video and the edit part of the comp. Pretty vital really...

3. How long does the edited video have to be for the competition? Is there a minimum or maximum length required?

4. Can you add your own sound or music to the edit?

5. How are winners from each category chosen? Is it a voting system, do the go pro people decide, what?

6. Can you get Trappy to autograph my camera when I win the edit competition? hehe

Thanks. In all seriousness it'd be great to get the ground rules a bit more definite...
Sep 23, 2010, 09:30 AM
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Originally Posted by aviatordave
You are giving away free GoPro cameras to those that already own them? Seems redundant.
Hey, I'm in. Would love to have another one to balance on each wingtip.
Sep 23, 2010, 11:11 AM
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so there will be the original files captured by the gopro in the video bank ? or will they be compressed or something?
Sep 23, 2010, 12:38 PM
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Yeah, seems like a rich get richer situation.
Those with GoPros get another GoPros.
Those with expensive video editing software, and a GoPro, get another GoPro.

I guess I'm just cynical because I really really want a GoPro, but can't afford one yet

What if Trappy wins all five best videos (quite likely)?? Does he win all five? (Just kidding)
Last edited by aero_k; Sep 26, 2010 at 11:14 AM. Reason: Read the rules... and clarified that I was just kidding
Sep 23, 2010, 12:57 PM
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Aero_K, did you read the rules above??

Quote from Kevin:
A maximum of 1 camera will be awarded to each winner. If someone wins both contests, the 2nd camera will be given to the next place winner.

Sep 23, 2010, 01:52 PM
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Maybe I missed it but are the cameras to be awarded as prizes the HD models?

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Can we use "licensed" music for a background track or does it have to be license free?
Sep 23, 2010, 05:11 PM
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Here is a video I would like to enter.
Montauk Light House (0 min 53 sec)
Sep 23, 2010, 05:58 PM
Seeing the Farside.
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There is no mention of a video submission date... only vague references.

What is the deadline for video submission?

Is it safe to assume the deadline is 2 weeks from yesterday? Which would make the deadline 12/1/2010?

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