VIDEO VGA resolution.
Lumix TS1 records good VGA videos: White balance, exposure and contrast are better than any specific 'helmet' cam that I know.
Angle wide (28 mm equivalent) is enough for helmet use, it is waterproof and seems strong for outdoor sports.
Internal stabilization works moderately good in VGA resolutions but it's not infalible. I would prefer that TS1 had the possibility to turn off the steady function. (I think that PC software would improve their results).
enduro Onda 09 from montonm on Vimeo.
This video was edited with Premiere Elemments that forces me to work at 1280x720 and then to resize to its original resolution at 640x480 with VirtualDub (That may be one cause of noticeable pixelation in Vimeo. You can download best sample HERE)
Most of these sequences have not been stabilized by software, and there are some shots with other cameras.
MY FIRST VIDEO HD:
Recording at HD resolution (720p) is superb to make impressive images but is more difficult to obtain smooth sequences. The Lumix TS1 stabilizer works worse than in VGA resolution, and PC software may not prevent all shakes.
Another little problem with HD is that angle wide is the same, but image format is narrowed. It's more difficult to frame the subject.
Las emboscadas de la Bicuerca from montonm on Vimeo.
This is my first complete MTB video in HD (720p) resolution. Only a few sequences have been stabilized in the edition process.
An aditional difficulty in european model (FT1) is that Lumix records only 8 minutes continuously (15 minutes in "AVCHD lite" compression).