Video Camera who uses one?

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Nate » Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:23 pm

GraemeL wrote:My statement was a generalization.
If it was an absolute fact I would have posted gob loads of crap to back it up. Which seems the norm these days, what ever happened to general conversation?
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yeah i know what you mean - but on things like that i see it more as a "statement of fact", which is misleading - especially when it could lead someone astray & into purchasing an expensive camera they dont need etc.
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby GraemeL » Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:28 am

I was thinking more about night shoots and how it could be improved......

The GoPro HD has various resolutions, 720 (AT) 30 fps and 720 (AT) 60 fps for instance and two metering modes Center Weighted and Spot,
Now I usually just have the camera set to 720 (AT) 60fps and the metering is always Center Weighted. I wanted to try out the other resolutions mixed with the different metering modes.

The test was done shooting a street light, the time was approx 9:15pm

Well the metering modes made no difference at all. But the fps did make a difference, at 30fps the picture is a little lighter than it is at 60fps.
I know it's not much, but it may be the difference between getting the shot and not getting it.



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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Dr_Mutley » Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:06 pm

any pics of the GoPro mounted to a helmet?
(sorry if they are already in this thread)
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby GraemeL » Sun Mar 06, 2011 7:06 pm

Dr_Mutley wrote:any pics of the GoPro mounted to a helmet?
(sorry if they are already in this thread)


No But I can take a photo in the morning for you.

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby GraemeL » Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:31 pm

It's not the most elegant camera when it's mounted to a helmet but it stays put.

The GoPro mounted to the helmet.

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A shot of the helmet mount.

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And here is a video so you can get an idea of the stability of the camera.



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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby thomashouseman » Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:57 pm

ooh I love the speed/altitude/distance thinghamies....
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Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Dr_Mutley » Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:50 pm

GraemeL wrote:It's not the most elegant camera when it's mounted to a helmet but it stays put.

The GoPro mounted to the helmet.

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A shot of the helmet mount.

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And here is a video so you can get an idea of the stability of the camera.



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Thanks mate, much appreciated...
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby GraemeL » Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:34 am

thomashouseman wrote:ooh I love the speed/altitude/distance thinghamies....


It's done using DashWare :)

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Kev365428 » Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:53 am

Graeme,

What video edit software are you using?

are you converting the mp4 to avi?

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby GraemeL » Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:50 pm

I am using TMPGEnc Video Mastering Works Five http://tmpgenc.pegasys-inc.com/en/product/tvmw5.html and DashWare for the gauges http://www.dashware.net/

If I use DashWare to load in the gauges, it will obviously re-encode the file (choose HD format). But if I just want the video I just load it straight into TMPGEnc.

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Nate » Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:00 am

Kev365428 wrote:Graeme,
What video edit software are you using?
Kev.


Kev a lot of people are using my VirtualDub suggestion & have having good results, i've written a guide that covers the big stuff:
http://www.rigidmount.com/video_editing.html
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Alex Simmons/RST » Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:19 pm

This is pretty cool.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4YlYoOyMNw&hd=1

I can't vouch for the choice of music, although the name of the race is the Cherry Pie Crit.
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Boognoss » Wed Mar 09, 2011 6:38 pm

Alex Simmons/RST wrote:This is pretty cool.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4YlYoOyMNw&hd=1

I can't vouch for the choice of music, although the name of the race is the Cherry Pie Crit.


Disagree, awesome video AND music ;)
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby zero » Wed Mar 09, 2011 6:52 pm

awesome having the powermeter data shown through dashware.
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby GraemeL » Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:41 pm

zero wrote:awesome having the powermeter data shown through dashware.


Yeah it makes it really easy to compare different days on the same stretch of road. I can get a better idea of how I am improving.

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Aushiker » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:48 am

Hi

TheVexatiousLitigant has posted a couple of videos of his approach to mounting his Contour HD1080.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIBqJ1r768Q&feature=uploademail[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYwobMMvao0&feature=related[/youtube]

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby GraemeL » Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:45 pm

I have just bought the same thing, Ram Mounts. I have yet to fit them and try them, I am waiting for the new bike before I try them out.

I see he found out that having it too long introduces vibration.

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Comedian » Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:46 am

So, is this one any good? It does say up front that it's not waterproof.

http://www.torpedo7.com.au/products/1DCMHN0VS
Once you can climb hills on a bike it's all downhill. :mrgreen:

Hopefully I'll know what that's like..... one day. :shock: :lol:

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby norbs » Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:22 am

I noticed a GoPro on the F1 car at bathurst yesterday...

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Marto » Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:26 am

norbs wrote:I noticed a GoPro on the F1 car at bathurst yesterday...

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I see 2 in that photo. Just needs one on the helmet and an Airzound now.

Nice inside wheel lockup btw! (tyre surface in focus and smoke)
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Nate » Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:27 am

GraemeL wrote:I see he found out that having it too long introduces vibration.
Graeme


Yeah its a pretty bad way to mount it - allll the way out there will always give poor results except on a billiard table!
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Marto » Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:14 am

Oxford wrote:
Comedian wrote:So, is this one any good? It does say up front that it's not waterproof.

http://www.torpedo7.com.au/products/1DCMHN0VS

...They are OK for what they are, though I have found mine is less and less reliable and will not stay on for even a sub 1 hour commute anymore...


I think Nate dissected one and found they had the same internals as the 808 $10 key camera? If so, freshly formatted cards each session seem to increase reliability, and they also seem to cut out after hot restarts. They get warm while operating, and if you stop and restart recording on a long ride, they seem to cut out soon after the first restart. So, it seems best to make one large file, and then split it up later.

This could all just be a once off pattern in my key cam.

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby waynohh » Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:27 am

550's front and back.

I'd much prefer the front mount to be on the left than the right so if it moves at least it's angled to the right.

The rear camera gets turned off every time you try to fit it into the mount :(

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Marto » Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:42 pm

waynohh wrote:550's front and back.

I'd much prefer the front mount to be on the left than the right so if it moves at least it's angled to the right.

The rear camera gets turned off every time you try to fit it into the mount :(

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That is good feedback for Rigidmount.com.

You might be able to sand the area on the mount that is touching the power switch, but not enough so that the camera can move in the mount. Nate might have suggestions.
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Nate » Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:52 pm

waynohh wrote:550's front and back.
I'd much prefer the front mount to be on the left than the right so if it moves at least it's angled to the right.
The rear camera gets turned off every time you try to fit it into the mount :(


Its a production capability thing, i can make mounts for "anywhere" really - but that would take a HEAP of time, effort & a decent amount of $... and i might only sell one of those style of mounts. So unfortunately it does dictate that you have your setup done around the camera mount.

As for turning off the camera - could be that the 550's stick out a little further, you can sand down the mount where its touching the button a little with no ill effect. Its the sides that are holding it in place.
Alternatively you can use a larger bolt in the bottom of the camera - put the bolt through the mount, add a few nuts on it - then add the camera.
That will make the camera sit a lot higher & ensure they dont interfere. Does that make sense?
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