Video Camera who uses one?

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby iaintas » Sat Nov 16, 2013 8:35 pm

Mobius action camera just arrived in the mail :D. now to find a good mount position for it.
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby bagelonabike » Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:03 pm

I just purchased a Contour 2 +

Given that the company are in trouble - there are bargains to be had if you are willing to take a bit of a risk. But so far so good for me! I also prefer the look of it any day over the GoPro hero2, which may be a better camera, but looks like it would get smashed off your helmet as soon as you rode under a low tree:
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Anyone interested in the Contour, I've tried to write up some options to help those buying one who cant get the supporting software any more. Good luck!
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby g-boaf » Fri Nov 22, 2013 8:13 am

find_bruce wrote:Welcome back Nate. Are you referring to
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Or another mount entirely ?


Ahhh! Interesting! :mrgreen: I need one of those for my new Liquid Motion Ego camera. I've currently got a very messy looking velcro strap looped through a flat mount for mine- and that is around the stem. It's not elegant, but it works, just.

Anyone know of any mounts that would hold both the camera and a Garmin?
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby TimW » Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:12 am

g-boaf wrote:
Ahhh! Interesting! :mrgreen: I need one of those for my new Liquid Motion Ego camera. I've currently got a very messy looking velcro strap looped through a flat mount for mine- and that is around the stem. It's not elegant, but it works, just.

Anyone know of any mounts that would hold both the camera and a Garmin?[/quote


You use a camera :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby g-boaf » Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:16 am

Haha Tim, who would have thought? :mrgreen:

Just got the camera yesterday - no memory card for it yet either, it's like giving a kid a toy with no batteries! :D
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby biker jk » Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:23 am

TimW wrote:
g-boaf wrote:
Ahhh! Interesting! :mrgreen: I need one of those for my new Liquid Motion Ego camera. I've currently got a very messy looking velcro strap looped through a flat mount for mine- and that is around the stem. It's not elegant, but it works, just.

Anyone know of any mounts that would hold both the camera and a Garmin?[/quote


You use a camera :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:


It's on the handlebar pointed at him. Selfies. :lol:
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby g-boaf » Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:25 am

haha - I'm one of those photographers who seems to avoid being in photos, didn't you know. :lol:

In any case, the camera isn't operational yet and I don't plan on using it unless I'm riding on the road somewhere.
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby TimW » Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:32 am

g-boaf wrote:haha - I'm one of those photographers who seems to avoid being in photos, didn't you know. :lol:



photo deleted so as not to upset :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby BastardSheep » Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:53 am

All you video camera wielding louts just WANT to be hit, that's why you have video cameras! If you didn't WANT to be hit you wouldn't have cameras!

... or at least that's what this idiot over in the UK is saying. http://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics ... 55248.html

Contour ROAM2 on order. Held off when I saw the company get in trouble, but it looks like they're being given a lifeline so hopefully all goes well after that. I'd love a gopro for the best possible picture quality, but eventually decided the ergonimcs were just too wrong & limiting for the usage I wanted (stood up/out too much for helmet mounting, can't mount upside down or sideways on bars on the bike and have picture the right way). Contour seemed to have the second best picture quality in all comparison reviews of different action cameras I saw, with the ergonomics & mounts I was after.
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby find_bruce » Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:15 am

Not trying to talk you in our out of any purchase, and a bit late anyway, but a gopro can be mounted upside down & turn the pic the right way up. Not aware of it being able to be mounted sideways though
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Rex » Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:24 am

Where is the cheapest place to get a ROAM2 ?
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby g-boaf » Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:30 am

TimW wrote:
g-boaf wrote:haha - I'm one of those photographers who seems to avoid being in photos, didn't you know. :lol:



photo deleted so as not to upset :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


You have to do a lot more than that to get me upset. :)
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby find_bruce » Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:05 am

g-boaf wrote:You have to do a lot more than that to get me upset. :)

Write a list and we will work on it.

Edit: flying bicycles, just read this. Apparently I am meant to be nice. Not sure I now how to do that :?
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby herzog » Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:53 am

bagelonabike wrote:also prefer the look of it any day over the GoPro hero2, which may be a better camera, but looks like it would get smashed off your helmet as soon as you rode under a low tree:
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Couple of tips on this.

For MTB the best aspect is obtained from a chest mount rather than helmet. The gopro works well in this position (they make a specific chest harness).

When you do mount a gopro on the helmet, avoid the top mount as shown in the photo.

The better alternative is the Front Mount solution. I have this setup on my ski helmet.
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby AUbicycles » Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:57 am

I was wondering why Contour was so quite... all is revealed.

BikeBiz wrote:Contour saved by Clarke Capital buyout
Contour has announced its purchase by Clarke Capital Partners, with a relaunch due in the next few weeks. A fee of $1.925 million was paid by Clarke Capital, who were already a backer of the camera firm, which closed abruptly at the end of August. The firm has since announced plans to support its retail partners with new marketing drives, creating demand for the Contour Roam 2 and +2 cameras. source
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby ikm » Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:26 pm

Excellent news :)
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby bagelonabike » Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:22 pm

herzog wrote:For MTB the best aspect is obtained from a chest mount rather than helmet. The gopro works well in this position (they make a specific chest harness).

When you do mount a gopro on the helmet, avoid the top mount as shown in the photo.

The better alternative is the Front Mount solution. I have this setup on my ski helmet.


Makes sense!

But I went for a contour in the end...with a range of mounts I'm trying out.

All good so far, its a quality piece of kit. Glad to hear Contour have found some finance again too :D
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby bagelonabike » Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:24 pm

Rex wrote:Where is the cheapest place to get a ROAM2 ?


Rex not sure this will be cheapest, but probably not far from it - try http://www.wiggle.com.au
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby fingy » Fri Nov 22, 2013 7:51 pm

g-boaf wrote:Anyone know of any mounts that would hold both the camera and a Garmin?

WoMo mounts?
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby AUbicycles » Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:36 pm

Does the WoMo mount move much (up down)?

What kind of bike is that - looks like a presentation display and steerer tubes and front and back handlebars are not that common :)
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby jasonc » Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:51 pm

AUbicycles wrote:What kind of bike is that - looks like a presentation display and steerer tubes and front and back handlebars are not that common :)


have seen that pic before, it's part of the article for the bracket.
definitely display steerer tubes/bars
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Bartek » Sun Nov 24, 2013 2:10 pm

I have a couple of Mobius cameras and I have just acquired weatherproof cases
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seem to work fine.

I got the cases from here

http://mobius-actioncam.com/store/produ ... e-windows/
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby BianchiCam » Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:42 pm

I see that the Drift camera (ghost) is updated and available for sub 400 big ones. Claims to be 3.5h battery life at 60fps 1080. If that's the case, I'd consider one as my 2 go pro are bloody crappy when it comes to battery life
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Thrilloilogy » Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:54 pm

Please let us know when Contour is back up and running website wise if you find out. As will I if I find out first. I would like to update my firmware; but I am risk adverse in using the files I can see on the web that aren't official. Thanks in advance!
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Nate » Wed Nov 27, 2013 12:03 pm

Bartek wrote:I have a couple of Mobius cameras and I have just acquired weatherproof cases for them


$20! eeep thats steep
I'll see if I can muster up something equivalent for mine that is workable & "cost effective"
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