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It can do 60fps at 720p, will test that out tomorrow see what comes of it - thanks for the advice
Can i ask about a mount for a rear camera please. I recently got a couple of of the little jumbos and have carved out 2 tic tac boxes as housings for them as per the instructions back on page 1. One I can attach to my lid above my ayups but i'm not sure how to attach it to the rear.
i have no space at all on my seat post as a rear light is barely visible over my tyre (i'm a short wheelbase person). while i have a light under my seat i also have another on the right hand stay as well as on my backpack - so there shouldn't be any SMIDSY excuses. but after Briztoon and Cowled's experiences i'm not so sure...
is there any mount available - and where can i get it from that could turn a vertical seat stay onto a flat based camera mount. i've been to 3 local bike shops who couldn't help. but what i would like would be a wrap around the seat stay bit of the frame, but have a horizontal or similar platform in the other direction. (I'm not sure i'm explaining this right) but that i could dual lock the rear camera onto. ie i need something to hold a camera horizontally but can wrap vertically around the seat stay. does anyone have anything suitable? i've looked at a couple of helmet mounts that can velcro onto a lid, and while they're good as the holding platform, i can't work out which mount would be suitable to hold it to a mount round the stay.
I mount my jumbo on my seat stay like this, but a similar method could be used for the seat post also:
Take 1 x computer PCI card blank slot thingy
Bend it somewhere near the middle after planning how you're going to lay everything out
Bend a short small hook at the top (usually just by bending over the top of the slot thingy
2 cable ties attach it - one cable tie goes through the hook at the top and around the bottom of your seat post, the other around the seat stay
Dual lock to attach camera
Works a treat. Lets you get your rear wheel in the view. Has starred on Channel 7
sorry in the woods - i don't get it... are you able to post a picture of yours?
i'm technologically and computerly incontinent.... i'm sure it works but maybe i'm just thick.
ps - i edited the other post for you on the MM thread. (I couldn't work out how to undo the quote thing either... ). hope that was okay.
Will post a pic tonight if that's ok.
Here's mine (plugged into the charger)
The mount is one of these:
combined with a bracket from a dead headlight which I simply cut off the excess to leave a flat surface.
I used the supplied velcro to attach it but in retrospect I could have simply glued it straight onto the bracket, since I always remove the bracket when I take it off the mount. I have some footage in the Heavy Tandem thread in road racing.
Here you go.
Sony have announced a new version of their action cam, the AS30V which has appears to have a few tweaks and adds GPS:
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2013/09/sony- ... lt-in-gps/
Noobie question here: How do you attach that mount to the hub? Does it involve tools?
(If it is easy I am sold as it is the same colour as my bike. )
No tools. If I am thinking right the nut end of the quick release goes inside the light bracket as it's a cylinder with a wide opening at the light end. The narrow end of the cylinder then gets screwed up tight to the outside of the dropout.
Yes, it is a replacement skewer nut. It is a similar diameter to a handlebar.
I bought the SJ1000, arrived yesterday, took it out on the bike today.
Camera is excellent, video very clear, BUT, the provided bike mount is not fit for purpose.
very hard to tighten all the parts so there is far too much vibration for the video to be useable.
Mid-ride I tried to re-tighten everything to stop the camera changing position and hopefully stop the vibration, the end result is that the bracket snapped.
Unlike the review on Techmoan mine arrived in a a box and the waterproof housing has buttons where they should be.
Now going to mount the camera on my home made wooden mount copied from GraemeL's design.
Too old to live, too slow to die.
Given some of the stuff that has been going on lately, I'm now considering getting myself setup with a cam.
I must admit that I'm not keen on the mega size (and cost) of getting a couple of GoPro setups, but the Mobius version that has been mentioned before may be suitable (size & budget).
Given that many of my rides are at night, is there an easy way to get decent pics as per Timeonabike's posting on the last page ?
Are there any cigar shaped setups that are useable ?
Thanks in advance
It's fairly simple to make your Mobius IR sensitive etc. The challenge will be the sexy waterproof package, but hey summer is coming in Perth so no rain for the next 9 months.
You can buy a ready made camera like this in the US, but for whatever reason you can't import them to AU - they're used mostly by shooters I think, so something to do with that I spose.
What I've done are to firstly remove the IR cut filter from the camera, which stops IR coming in and making the video all funny coloured, and then fit a visual light cut filter to block the effects of car headlights (old floppy disc innards will do this). Then you'll need to shine an IR illuminator at the thing you're looking at (plenty of cheap IR flashlights around - I used something a bit different, more like the ones people use for security cameras, but this is the first iteration - I believe 850 nm is the wavelength to go for). This all combines to allow IR into the camera, block the rampant visual spectrum from washing out the image, and then reflects IR off the number plate so it can be seen.
The steps below will make more sense when you see the rc groups pics:
1) Open the thing up
2) Mark the present location of the lens so you can screw it back in to the same or similar spot
3) Unscrew the grub screw (note the grub screw is tiny and soft, so easy to strip out the hex socket - be careful, use watchmaker like strength here)
4) Unscrew the lens all the way out - I counted around 13 turns to get mine out - you'll need to lift it off the board slightly to allow the lens to be fully unscrewed
5) The lens assembly that you know have in your hand has a tiny bluish glass filter at the end of it (the internal end of it so to speak) - this is the IR cut filter - get this off and now your camera will get all the IR that's coming to it. I had to smash mine to remove, you may be more proficient than I
6) Put it back in, reassemble and now your camera will pick up IR.
7) This is the shameful bit - sticky tape your floppy disc innards over the lens - that'll keep out most of the visible spectrum - obviously it's the first iteration, so in the future I'll replace the IR cut filter with a bit of the floppy disc before it's reassembled.
What you end up with is pretty much useless for regular footage, but at the price of the mobius cameras, you can get two and keep one normal. Anyone want to buy a shipping container full of em?
There's some excellent stuff on the RC Groups forum showing how to pull these things apart, so it's less scary than it sounds once you see the pics.
When I modify the next one, I'll put some pics up.
Just picked up a new Silver Go Pro with extra battery incl
32gb mini card, plus another battery for my first rear go pro from Camzilla
They are doing a free spare battery at the moment. Seems like a decent price and finally bit the bullet and ordered my second
Camera after all the kerfuffling going on at the moment!
Been considering the same setup for the front.
Hero3 black - $389 (e bay)
BacPac battery - $79 (e bay)
32GB microsd - $51 (local)
K-Edge Big mount - $69 (degrandi)
So the best part of $600 is it worth it? Last ride was on the bike 4 hours and so far seems even the bacpac won't be enough for battery time. Would I need to carry another spare battery and swap after about 3 hours? Then charge two batteries after every ride?
Anyone know if it would be possible to connect the hero3 to a dynamo hub charger?
No its just the thing you get out of a PC when you install another PCI card - its just the "blank" that goes there.
So I'm buying a Contour Roam 2 for my helmet/handle bar, and I'm looking for a camera I can mount on my seat post. I'm considering a MD80 Mini DV. Does anyone know if it comes with any mounts suitable for a seat post or is it easy to jerry rig a mount?
You do know that Contour have apparently gone out of business so not likely to get much in the way of support.
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