Dr_Mutley wrote:InTheWoods wrote: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.