Video Camera who uses one?

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby trailgumby » Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:20 am

Turn the camera on at point of impact... that's ... um... really useul, eh? :roll:
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Aushiker » Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:16 am

trailgumby wrote:Andrew, you're better off using the skeleton rear hatch. At least the case then gives your cam some protection from water, and impacts should it ever come off.

Only time I;d use this mount is inside my car, where I'd be looking to power the cam off a USB cord fitted to my fag lighter.


Good point and taken on board

On a related note, I find I am picking up road noise but not my own voice. Is this normal? The camera is mounted on the handlebars.

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Oh and I have put a bit of a review together on what I have experienced so far ... not an in-depth one by any means.

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby ozzymac » Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:22 am

Aushiker wrote:
trailgumby wrote:Andrew, you're better off using the skeleton rear hatch. At least the case then gives your cam some protection from water, and impacts should it ever come off.

Only time I;d use this mount is inside my car, where I'd be looking to power the cam off a USB cord fitted to my fag lighter.


Good point and taken on board

On a related note, I find I am picking up road noise but not my own voice. Is this normal? The camera is mounted on the handlebars.

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Oh and I have put a bit of a review together on what I have experienced so far ... not an in-depth one by any means.

Andrew


Which door are you using?

Gopro recommend the door with the holes in it for enhanced audio. But that is only good for dry days. Other wise you will have to yell... Haha or maybe attach a microphone.

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Aushiker » Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:26 am

ozzymac wrote:Which door are you using?

Gopro recommend the door with the holes in it for enhanced audio. But that is only good for dry days. Other wise you will have to yell... Haha or maybe attach a microphone.


It is the Standard backdoor at present and I was yelling :) I just wondering because others seem to get sound with theirs. Maybe there is a mic setting I need to check.

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Lukeyboy » Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:57 am

Use the rear door with the holes. You can get away with light drizzle but as soon as it gets heavy pull over for 10 seconds and swap the snap on rear door to the waterproof casing.
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Aushiker » Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:15 pm

Lukeyboy wrote:Use the rear door with the holes. You can get away with light drizzle but as soon as it gets heavy pull over for 10 seconds and swap the snap on rear door to the waterproof casing.


I may go down that path. Will test the skeleton door at least.

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby trailgumby » Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:15 pm

On one of my mtb vids, on the climb you can hear this funky drumbeat... thats my heartbeat, transmitted through the chest mount and casing :lol:

Can also hear my voice better through the helmet and chest mounts on other vids.

Skeleton rear hatch improves sound a lot, and will tolerate lighr drizzle. You'll still get lots of road noise and capture every muffed gearshift, though :)
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby arkle » Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:24 pm

So, has anyone bought and mounted and used a Drift Ghost HD yet? The specs seem very good!

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Aushiker » Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:57 pm

trailgumby wrote:Skeleton rear hatch improves sound a lot, and will tolerate lighr drizzle. You'll still get lots of road noise and capture every muffed gearshift, though :)


I think I will give it a shot but I like the level of background noise that is captured at the moment, i.e., not to much. I am also going back to using my Jumbo HD808 on the helmet so that may pick up my voice.

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby takai » Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:51 pm

Anyone for a helmet cam?
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby eldavo » Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:31 am

For Andrew's mic comparison. Here's my debut single of a track inspired by the TykeToter front seat used to take daughter to kindergarten.



The b-side below, testing the youtube fix for shaky video, feels like ill prescribed antidepressant, takes the edge off reality giving an obviously less than real experience, bumps become rubber banded trees in the peripheral wider angles.



PS: who chooses vimeo over youtube, any specific cycle cam capture/share workflow reasons?
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Aushiker » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:01 am

eldavo wrote:For Andrew's mic comparison. Here's my debut single of a track inspired by the TykeToter front seat used to take daughter to kindergarten.


I assume this is with a GoPro mounted on the bars. Which backdoor are you using? BTW your daughter sounds like she is really enjoying the ride :)

PS: who chooses vimeo over youtube, any specific cycle cam capture/share workflow reasons?


I use it if I want to add music to my videos. It does not impose advertising on the videos, however, the process is very slow unless you upgrade to Pro.

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Baalzamon » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:35 am

I'm using the skeleton back currently and it picks up my voice easily if I'm reading out a number plate. But if forecast is for rain, bye bye skeleton door.
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby eldavo » Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:50 pm

Andrew, those videos were with my Roam2 waterproof mounted on headlight like above images, kind of cruel GoPro attack in hindsight =D I shared because it had lots of chatter versus my commute with music from speakers.
The daughter does love the front seat bike ride, the engaged conversation is what I had read of people using front box bikes and front seats versus rear trailers and seats.

I will try Vimeo, be nice to be able to quickly trim with Quicktime Pro or virtual dub and save/compact, but not have to export/encode.
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Aushiker » Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:07 pm

eldavo wrote:Andrew, those videos were with my Roam2 waterproof mounted on headlight like above images, kind of cruel GoPro attack in hindsight =D I shared because it had lots of chatter versus my commute with music from speakers.


Ah okay. My Contour is also good at picking up my voice too. Mind you I can't recall how it went in the waterproof case.

I will try Vimeo, be nice to be able to quickly trim with Quicktime Pro or virtual dub and save/compact, but not have to export/encode.


On my Mac I create the video in iMovie and then have to export in Quicktime format for uploading to Vimeo. Vimeo provides advice on the suggested settings. Process is slow uploading unless you pay $.

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby eldavo » Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:31 pm

Roam2 is waterproof for cycling (1m depth for 30min) so doesn't need cases, i thought good enough features to start out until the gopo and new premium ones battle out with rear mount vacancy.

Will be interesting to compare vimeo, I have a license plate in that video to test.
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Michael A » Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:45 pm

I just got a Contour Roam2 on Friday. Having tried it on the weekend, it's fantastic, picking up both road and voice clearly, mounted on my helmet. I don't even notice it's there most of the time.

Unless you want to spend $$$ on Adobe premier elements, editing is limited to iMovie on the Mac, or if loaded directly from the card reader, it can be edited on the iPad, first converting it using an app call ReelDirector then importing into iMovie for iPad.
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Aushiker » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:59 pm

eldavo wrote:Roam2 is waterproof for cycling (1m depth for 30min) so doesn't need cases, i thought good enough features to start out until the gopo and new premium ones battle out with rear mount vacancy.


My Contour is an HD1080P, an early version which isn't waterproof and hence uses a case. That sounds like a good feature on the Roam.

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby eldavo » Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:54 pm

Yeah the Roam2 seems like a nice update keeping price low, features simple, adding the waterproofing, leaving all the new generation stuff to the Roam+.
I haven't even installed the software, default is 720p 60fps, the only reason I want to install it is to silence the "look at me office!!!" as it beeps loudly for charging and download.
I like the boxy retro camera/toaster form factor of the naked GoPro, would love to see a light featured high video quality version with waterproofing.
In the meantime can weatherproof chest mount it like this, just need a G-shock upgrade:
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Summernight » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:03 pm

I am now using the Skeleton housing because the standard picked up pretty much no sound and I wanted sound just in case I needed to read out a plate. The difference in audio is pronounced.
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Riggsbie » Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:40 pm

Has anyone any experience of the 808#18 keychain cam that appears on eBay now ?

Which is the best 808 model to go for ?


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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby arkle » Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:17 pm

arkle wrote:So, has anyone bought and mounted and used a Drift Ghost HD yet? The specs seem very good!

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What? No one?? :)

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Pushy » Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:07 pm

Riggsbie wrote:Has anyone any experience of the 808#18 keychain cam that appears on eBay now ?

Which is the best 808 model to go for ?


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I've got 2, 808#16 v2. Great for night recording, downside short battery life without an external battery pack and not waterproof.
More info on the #16
Read this for more info on the #18
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Summernight » Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:12 pm

arkle wrote:
arkle wrote:So, has anyone bought and mounted and used a Drift Ghost HD yet? The specs seem very good!

arkle


What? No one?? :)

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Riggsbie » Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:23 pm

Thanks Pushy !


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