Video Camera who uses one?

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Summernight » Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:07 pm

Dr_Mutley wrote:
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Summernight wrote:I have a question for all you tech-savvy people:

I've set up my 808 cameras how I want them (one sitting on the side of my helmet just beside my ear and the other on the drive train side of the seat stay). Both cameras are orientated 90 degrees so at the moment footage is portrait view and not landscape. I want landscape footage but want to keep the orientation of the cameras as they are if at all possible. Is there such a way to modify the settings so that the camera can sit vertically but still shoot in landscape or do I have to change my set-up?


The problem is the sensor will be in portrait. You'd probably have to open it up and swivel the camera unit (Lens&sensor) around 90 degrees. The only "rotate" option that the camera supports is 180 degrees, not 90.


Anyone know if turning the lens 90 degrees is easy to do? Or is it easy just to do with software afterwards? I want to run my mobius vertically so it sits unobtrusively in the vent of my helmet...


There is a modification to move the camera lens 90 degrees (although I am unsure whether that is turning it so landscape is portrait and vice versa or whether that mod is to move the lens to point out of the large, flat side of the case. EDIT: mod is to point the lens out of the wide side of the case) detailed here although it requires knowledge of electronics, gluing and stuff that I wouldn't be overly comfortable doing.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showpost ... count=6388

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I was hoping there would be an easy software option to film in landscape instead of getting the tools out and playing with the innards of the camera but it seems from reading page 435 or so of the RB Forum on the #11 that the cable inside the 808 (probably the same for the #16) is too short and delicate to allow a 90 degree twist and I'll just have to live with portrait view on the helmet cam and the rear view camera poking out the side of the bike. Ah well. Thanks for all the replies. :D
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Aushiker » Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:16 pm

Techmoan has a review of another "GoPro" look-a-like camera, the DXG DVS-5K8.



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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Pushy » Sat Sep 28, 2013 2:30 am

Maybe this should go into Moron Motorists or Post Utube Videos.
But its more about the quality of night footage from a Mobius, front and rear. Screen capture off VLC edited in MMM. No changes to brightness or contrast except for the srceen capture.
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Rhubarb » Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:00 am

Pushy wrote:Maybe this should go into Moron Motorists or Post Utube Videos.
But its more about the quality of night footage from a Mobius, front and rear. Screen capture off VLC edited in MMM. No changes to brightness or contrast except for the srceen capture.


I think that's pretty damn good actually.
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby apsilon » Sat Sep 28, 2013 8:21 pm

Rhubarb wrote:I think that's pretty damn good actually.


I'll say. The one Pushy has seems to do a lot better at night than mine does.
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Pushy » Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:42 pm

apsilon wrote:
Rhubarb wrote:I think that's pretty damn good actually.


I'll say. The one Pushy has seems to do a lot better at night than mine does.

My settings are "Wide dynamic range " on and "Video data rate" standard. IMO the placement of the camera on top of the helmet is also a determining factor as light reflected from plates does not seem to get quite as washed out. Luck can also play a big part. Only about 5 or 6 frames had legible plate image in the time before he got out of range.
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Hero 3+ update Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby eldavo » Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:44 am

It looks like marketing is addressing the pre-production GoPro Hero 3 Black issues amongst the update selling points in the 3+ released now.

http://gopro.com/cameras/hd-hero3-black-edition
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby trailgumby » Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:31 am

Someone's going to be in trouble...

http://m.smh.com.au/nsw/mystery-drone-c ... 2uzks.html
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Pushy » Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:25 am

That's where it went, been looking for it all week :wink:
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Riggsbie » Sat Oct 05, 2013 9:56 pm

No doubt the Nanny State will now want to ban all RC models !


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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Aushiker » Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:36 pm

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The iOn Air Pro 2 action camera gets a look at at MTBR.

We look forward to getting a test sample of the iON Air Pro 2 for evaluation and getting a closer look at image quality. The styling is very reminiscent of one of our favorite POV cameras, the Contour (R.I.P.) and the additional features (waterproof, wi-fi, vibration) added with the competitive price make the iON a solid option in the POV/Action Video Camera game.


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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby ajmit3 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:21 am

Whatcha guys reckon ...

The SJ1000 or wait for the Garmin Virb ? I want something primarily for cycling safety and race footage... The Mobius looks good but its not waterproof. Want something that is going to be fairly durable.

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Red Rider » Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:32 pm

I'm waiting for some more reviews and user views of the Virb before making a camera purchase. Probably have to wait a few more weeks though.
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby nezumi » Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:38 am

I'm after something to use primarily as accident recording/bad behaivour documentation rather than to give replays of my wonderful commutes.

What is the minimum standard I should look for to try and make sure that number plates are legible etc?
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby FuzzyDropbear » Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:19 am

nezumi wrote:I'm after something to use primarily as accident recording/bad behaivour documentation rather than to give replays of my wonderful commutes.

What is the minimum standard I should look for to try and make sure that number plates are legible etc?


One concern for me would be battery life, depending on how far you ride, will you need extra batteries how do you swap them over (is it a PITA?) and how much do they cost?

I don't really need a high $$$ camera so I have a 720p Jumbo camera in a tic-tac box with perspex lens. It has an external battery as well so lasts for a few hours. It doesn't look like the most awesome camera, but for $80 or whatever I paid for it, it was a good deal for a commuter.

You can see some of the footage with slow-motion bit in so you can see number plates here. Remember youtube compression kills a little bit of the quality and note that you can't make out the number plate of the guy trying to power slide (even in the original footage), but you can see most number plates. This camera does produce lower quality in low light conditions (see here), I'm not sure if the GoPro / Contour cameras improve much in these situations though.
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Wakatuki » Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:27 am

Almost the same question as above. I dont want a camera for heroics.^^^^^^
Need a camera that does the following:
Battery life to suit - average ride is 1.5hrs 90% 3x per week(bunch)to 4hrs (1x per week, always when stuff happens as i'm solo or with mrs waka)
Would like water resistant, or ability to make it so.
Recording Quality of the mobius action cam is good enough for me.
Helmet mount.
Champagne taste but have a beer budget :lol:
Input welcomed...... Thank you.
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Aushiker » Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:49 am

Maybe some good news on the Contour front with a possible revival on the books. Details at http://www.geekwire.com/2013/investor-p ... 9-million/

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Aushiker » Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:51 am

Wakatuki wrote:Almost the same question as above. I dont want a camera for heroics.^^^^^^
Need a camera that does the following:
Battery life to suit - average ride is 1.5hrs 90% 3x per week(bunch)to 4hrs (1x per week, always when stuff happens as i'm solo or with mrs waka)
Would like water resistant, or ability to make it so.
Recording Quality of the mobius action cam is good enough for me.
Helmet mount.
Champagne taste but have a beer budget :lol:
Input welcomed...... Thank you.


Personally I would go the mobius with a external battery. I used to ride with the #16 I think it was setup like this on my helmet. Worked a treat.

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Wakatuki » Wed Oct 23, 2013 12:24 pm

Aushiker wrote:Personally I would go the mobius with a external battery. I used to ride with the #16 I think it was setup like this on my helmet. Worked a treat. Andrew

I was thinking the same.... Just wanted confirmation :)
http://goo.gl/UetF7M 32gb from ebay US$92.99 and helmet http://goo.gl/bX8606 US$6.59
Any tips on waterproofing this thing ? And is 32gb too big, would a 16gb suffice for reasonable recording rate for 4hrs?
and something like this for external power? US$http://goo.gl/pnPVus
Lots of questions but this all comes off the wheel budget!
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Aushiker » Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:44 pm

Wakatuki wrote:
Aushiker wrote:Personally I would go the mobius with a external battery. I used to ride with the #16 I think it was setup like this on my helmet. Worked a treat. Andrew

I was thinking the same.... Just wanted confirmation :)
http://goo.gl/UetF7M 32gb from ebay US$92.99 and helmet http://goo.gl/bX8606 US$6.59
Any tips on waterproofing this thing ? And is 32gb too big, would a 16gb suffice for reasonable recording rate for 4hrs?
and something like this for external power? US$http://goo.gl/pnPVus
Lots of questions but this all comes off the wheel budget!


The opening post should provide a link to one option that might work for waterproofing it. It is the mint tin suggestion. I used a 32 gb and that was heaps for four hours. My battery was on the supplier sold at the time but hte ones you linked to should be fine as well.

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Lukeyboy » Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:30 pm

Had some fun today with my GoPro Hero, GoPro Hero 2 and Drift HD Ghost. Was interesting once it was all synced up and running with the data overlay.

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby gromek » Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:42 am

Nice Lukeyboy, how did you do the data overlay ?
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Lukeyboy » Thu Oct 24, 2013 5:01 pm

I used Dashware for the overlay. Made and synced the video/s up in Premiere Pro and then made a custom overlay in Dashware (so the overlay can have a lot more or a lot less) using my .fit file from the Garmin (can also use GPX etc if Strava is used to record runs). I got it when they had a special going and when the dollar was high. A pretty good program for 30 bucks at the time.
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby ikm » Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:57 pm

Aushiker wrote:Maybe some good news on the Contour front with a possible revival on the books. Details at http://www.geekwire.com/2013/investor-p ... 9-million/

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I hope so. Thx for the link.
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