Video Camera who uses one?

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Baalzamon » Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:55 pm

What I'm thinking is placing it on my rear stays and using the following from ram mount
1" Ball with Ssteel U-bolt
Standard Double Clamp B Size
GoPro Camera Adapter 1" Ball
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby GraemeL » Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:25 am

Baalzamon wrote:Ideas for mounting a gopro facing backwards?
I'm thinking RAM Mount currently but if someone has a better idea, btw seatpost view is blocked by a Carradice Camper Longflap. Could possibly make a platform on my tubus rack to put it there as well.


You could use the tripod mount and mount it to your rear quick release, viewtopic.php?f=27&t=47412 scroll down to mount 8 to get an idea.

Works like a charm

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Blackrock » Tue Jan 01, 2013 3:46 pm

I brought the Electus HD Sports Camera from Harvey Norman for $78. JB HiFi had a special(-20%) on Sandisk so got the class 10 16GB micro for $27.50.
Tried the handlebar mount this afternoon and while the quality looks good, there is plenty of 'jelly-moulding' in the video and case noise through the audio. Will probably move to a helmet mount to eliminate those, at the expense of looking like a snork.

Plenty of play to be had and looking forward to a commute and viewing the results.
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Aushiker » Tue Jan 01, 2013 3:58 pm

Blackrock wrote:..., there is plenty of 'jelly-moulding' in the video


You may find that this is because the fps at 720 is only 30 fps. Going by the page here you can only get 60 fps at 640 x 480.

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Aushiker » Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:01 pm

Baalzamon wrote:What I'm thinking is placing it on my rear stays and using the following from ram mount
1" Ball with Ssteel U-bolt
Standard Double Clamp B Size
GoPro Camera Adapter 1" Ball


This how I have the RAM mount that I got from Graeme setup ...

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Baalzamon » Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:16 pm

Thanks Andrew

Just in case your wondering I'm thinking about getting the Imging HD glasses for the front view.
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Aushiker » Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:20 pm

Baalzamon wrote:Just in case your wondering I'm thinking about getting the Imging HD glasses for the front view.


See the new videos posted to the mango thread. Not so sure about the quality of video glass camera used in a couple of those videos.

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby darkelf921 » Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:23 pm

KonaCommuter wrote:Question - the GoPro skeleton cases (clear plastic cases) _> are they the same for the different models?


They're the same. I have my GoPro 1 battery bacpac and battery plugged into my GoPro 3, kept in place with the GoPro1 bacpac door connected to the GoPro 3 housing. I hope that makes sense?
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Aushiker » Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:24 am

For those that use an iPhone this little app maybe of interest. It is called Vidometer Data Overlay.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wp7w_1a4LOo&feature[/youtube]

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby boss » Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:39 am

Aushiker wrote:For those that use an iPhone this little app maybe of interest. It is called Vidometer Data Overlay.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wp7w_1a4LOo&feature[/youtube]

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That looks rad but...

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Lukeyboy » Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:44 am

What about while running strava too? :P
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Baalzamon » Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:17 pm

This be the glasses I'm thinking of. Imging X2 ones. Seems to give a reasonable video. Use the stabilise feature in youtube and UGH

DavidTomic wrote:OK ... Here's the unstabilised version of the video.

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby ozzymac » Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:17 pm

Hi,
Ordered a silver edition gopro 3 from Amazon on the 28th and got it today woohoo...... :-)

So..... Just wondering what the best settings are for using it on the bike?

The manual doesn't really tell you much.


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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby darkelf921 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:14 pm

ozzymac wrote:Hi,
Ordered a silver edition gopro 3 from Amazon on the 28th and got it today woohoo...... :-)

So..... Just wondering what the best settings are for using it on the bike?

The manual doesn't really tell you much.


Congrats :-)

Firstly, you need to grab hold of the manual (PDF from GoPro.com) so you know how to make the following changes.

Turn off wireless. Ensure Pro Tune is turned off. Both drain the battery pretty heavily.

Next, change the video setting to PAL. Then change to 720 (AT) 25 wide. I found the battery drain pretty heavy at highest res and I don't need it.

I also use auto power off when idle for 60 seconds.

Most of the other settings by default are fine.

You will also need to make sure your battery is fully charged and then apply the firmware upgrade. Just follow the instructions, it is pretty easy. I had all sorts of problems until I upgraded the firmware.

If you ride for more than 90 minutes you'll probably be looking at buying the extra battery bacpac. The new battery is not as good as the previous battery.

Other than that, have fun and let us know how you go :-)
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby ozzymac » Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:43 pm

darkelf921 wrote:
ozzymac wrote:Hi,
Ordered a silver edition gopro 3 from Amazon on the 28th and got it today woohoo...... :-)

So..... Just wondering what the best settings are for using it on the bike?

The manual doesn't really tell you much.


Congrats :-)

Firstly, you need to grab hold of the manual (PDF from GoPro.com) so you know how to make the following changes.

Turn off wireless. Ensure Pro Tune is turned off. Both drain the battery pretty heavily.

Next, change the video setting to PAL. Then change to 720 (AT) 25 wide. I found the battery drain pretty heavy at highest res and I don't need it.

I also use auto power off when idle for 60 seconds.

Most of the other settings by default are fine.

You will also need to make sure your battery is fully charged and then apply the firmware upgrade. Just follow the instructions, it is pretty easy. I had all sorts of problems until I upgraded the firmware.

If you ride for more than 90 minutes you'll probably be looking at buying the extra battery bacpac. The new battery is not as good as the previous battery.

Other than that, have fun and let us know how you go :-)




Hi,
Thanks for the info.

Already got hold of the manual, started browsing through it before the camera got here.

Did the firmware upgrade first thing, it seems to of upgraded ok.

Will just change some settings.

Can't try it on the bike until my handlebar mount gets here, wasn't thinking and didnt order it with the camera. Doh...
Hopefully turn up on Friday.

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Blackrock » Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:27 am

Aushiker wrote:
Blackrock wrote:..., there is plenty of 'jelly-moulding' in the video


You may find that this is because the fps at 720 is only 30 fps. Going by the page here you can only get 60 fps at 640 x 480.

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Thanks. Simple touch screen adjustment from HD to VGA.
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Pushy » Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:20 pm

808 #16 V2 D-lens at night on well and unlit shared path. No post editing except what utube does to it, if anything.
Not too shabby for a $40 camera. Helmet mounted on top of twin tight focused MacGyvered lights.
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Aushiker » Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:35 pm

For those considering a GoPro HD Hero 3 or a Sony HDR-AS10 Techmoan has done a 40 minute review video comparing the two cameras.



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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby ozzymac » Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:39 pm

Hi,
Decided to brave the flies this morning and took the gopro out for a test ride.

Overall video quality seems good. Set on 720*25.

Only problem is a lot of road vibration, which makes the video look wavey, best way to describe it.

Is there any way of fixing this on a mac computer?

Other thing I noticed was a lot of road noise and no commentary.

Does the other door help with noise and microphone pickup?

And for some strange reason it split the ride into 2 videos stopped and restarted at 26.14mins, is that a setting somewhere?

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Aushiker » Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:48 pm

ozzymac wrote:Overall video quality seems good. Set on 720*25.


If the 25 is fps that is likely to be your problem. You need to shoot at 60 fps.

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby ozzymac » Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:05 pm

Aushiker wrote:
ozzymac wrote:Overall video quality seems good. Set on 720*25.


If the 25 is fps that is likely to be your problem. You need to shoot at 60 fps.

Andrew

Hi,

That was the settings that were mentioned to me in a previous post. Will give 60fps a go next ride.

Thanks for the info.

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Baalzamon » Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:00 pm

On my mount for the rear progress
Got some ABS sheet which I've got 2 sections and used PVC cement on which has bonded it extremely well. It has come up extremely stiff now but does have some flex in it.
Time to get some cut off that is the correct size and bond 3-4 bits together and that will give my platform
Dual lock on the rack and on the ABS will stop any vibration of the mount. Then I'll stick an adhesive mount on and my gopro will face rear then :) Just waiting on dual lock to arrive, got it from ebay and gotta love the store I bought it from. As I'm a repeat customer they doubled the amount of dual lock I ordered :mrgreen:
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby ozzymac » Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:31 pm

Aushiker wrote:
ozzymac wrote:Overall video quality seems good. Set on 720*25.


If the 25 is fps that is likely to be your problem. You need to shoot at 60 fps.

Andrew


Hi,
Just changed the settings and with the camera set on Pal which was suggested it should be in can only set it to 720*50fps no sign of 60fps.

Is there something else that needs changed?

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby darkelf921 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:06 pm

ozzymac wrote:
Aushiker wrote:
ozzymac wrote:Overall video quality seems good. Set on 720*25.


If the 25 is fps that is likely to be your problem. You need to shoot at 60 fps.

Andrew


Hi,
Just changed the settings and with the camera set on Pal which was suggested it should be in can only set it to 720*50fps no sign of 60fps.

Is there something else that needs changed?


NTSC is the video frequency used for monitors/TVs in USA, PAL is used almost everywhere else including Australia. PAL will only show in 25fps and 50fps. I would suggest the number of frames recorded per second (FPS) is not your problem but rather your mount is the problem.

I have two GoPros. One on my helmet and one facing backwards from the seat post. The one on my helmet never had the problems you mentioned (wavy/jumpy recording) but the one on the rear did. I cut up an old inner tube and placed some of it between the seat post and clamp/mount. The absorption of vibrations stopped the problem.

Recording at 50fps will simply double the number of frames recorded per second. The best use for this high rate of recording is for when you wish to show slow motion video. More FPS may also help less "judder" as you're filming more but also draining the battery more.

Regarding the stopped video, I'm not sure. Try a few more recordings to see if the problem can be replicated.

If you really want to change to 60fps, change to NTSC.
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Riggsbie » Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:19 pm

Can anyone suggest/recommend some software for editing mp4 files from my GoPro.....it seems dumb to convert from mp4 to avi in order to be able to edit it....

Any ideas ?


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