Video Camera who uses one?

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Postby ironhanglider » Wed Jun 25, 2014 1:04 pm

My fly6 was at the door when I got home today. :D

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Postby jasonc » Wed Jun 25, 2014 1:35 pm

gah! had it shipped to my wife's work and she's off sick
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Postby Lukeyboy » Wed Jun 25, 2014 1:36 pm

herzog wrote:Was it delivered by courier or Auspost?


No idea. As above it was at home waiting for me to return :P

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Postby cjrich » Wed Jun 25, 2014 1:48 pm

Lukeyboy wrote:My fly6 just turned up today. Oooooooooshiney :)


Mine too, yay
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby oxonabike » Wed Jun 25, 2014 5:21 pm

Came home in hope of mine being here, but disappointment ensued. Probably needs an extra day to get up this end of the state. Fingers crossed for tomorrow.

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Lukeyboy » Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:18 pm

oxonabike wrote:Came home in hope of mine being here, but disappointment ensued. Probably needs an extra day to get up this end of the state. Fingers crossed for tomorrow.

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Just overtook the aus post Brisbane to Cairns express truck.



You should have it soon.... sort of.


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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby cjrich » Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:21 pm

Well I gave the new Fly6 a go on my 4pm commute today. Be interested to hear what others think, but on 1st impression I'm a little disappointed with the video quality. Very hard to make out number plates unless the vehicle is directly behind you or not moving at all. Maybe need to angle the camera slightly towards the center of the road. I used VLC player with frame by frame viewing. My old $50 Jumbo HD808 is much better quality.

What are you thoughts guys?
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Lukeyboy » Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:54 pm

Same here. I wasn't expecting GoPro quality footage but I thought it would be a bit better (maybe this could be addressed in a firmware update like GoPro did but who knows). Re number plates. Like most wide angle cameras there is that sweet spot. Its the same for cheap cameras all the way up to "dafaq I'm paying that much just for a dslr camera lens". I didn't have many issues with being able to read number plates, phone numbers and logos in the afternoon. During the night footage was......less than average.

All that being said its still a good little camera. Mounting, changing between bikes etc is just piss easy! It comes with 2 mounts which is great as you can set it up on two different bikes and not have to worry ie aero seat posts and standard seat posts. Easy to operate while riding. Easy to find out if its recording :P Does everything I expected it to do which is a camera recording what's happening behind with good battery life.

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby outnabike » Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:14 pm

Just a question......can the cam be used with the light system off. Wondering if it can be used on the front as well.
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Lukeyboy » Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:58 pm

Sort of yes. The main flashing lights can be switched off but the small rotating leds can't.


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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby AUbicycles » Thu Jun 26, 2014 12:12 am

Not sure how an expectation of GoPro quality footage has crept in. It is 720p and AVI format. So fairer to compare with more simple style cameras.
The conditions will significantly impact the video footage quality - so darkness and rain will make it difficult to read the numberplate.

In average conditions you may have to 'scrub' the video back and forth to identify the numberplate. It still serves the purpose of the Fly6 being a safety cam rather than a sports action cam and in my tests it wasn't long before I stopped looking at the footage. It becomes a bike light with a backup safety function. If I recall, it was about being cost prohibitive to increase the resolution but could come in the future.

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Lukeyboy » Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:29 am

As a record and forget camera/light combo its brilliant an does what it was designed to do.

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby cancan64 » Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:01 am

Where oh where is my fly 6

I hope it is delivered by the time I get home tomorrow....otherwise another week of waiting...

Shipment History :

Event Date Event Time Event Detail Event City
6/19/2014 10:54 AM Arrived at Processing Center ISC NEW YORK NY(USPS),
6/19/2014 10:54 AM Departed Processing Center ISC NEW YORK NY(USPS),
6/17/2014 11:17 PM Shipment In Transit To Destination Hauppauge, NY
6/17/2014 4:45 PM Shipment Processed Hauppauge, NY
6/17/2014 12:35 PM Shipment Scanned At Processing Facility Hauppauge, NY
6/16/2014 4:19 AM Enroute To Regional Processing Facility Globegistics
6/15/2014 8:19 PM Customer Data Received Globegistics
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Great Scott » Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:21 am

I operate a 1080p Mobius camera as a dashcam in the car and was surprised how hard it was to still read moving number plates from the footage. Unless the vehicle was dead in the middle of the footage, it wasn't readable. Peripheral quality is poor.

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby RedlandSteve » Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:50 am

Received my Fly6 order this morning, SE Qld. Can't wait to use it.

Event Date Event Time Event Detail Event City
6/23/2014 6:53 PM Departed Processing Center AUSTRALIA
6/19/2014 3:37 AM Departed Processing Center ISC NEW YORK NY(USPS),
6/19/2014 3:37 AM Arrived at Processing Center ISC NEW YORK NY(USPS),
6/17/2014 11:17 PM Shipment In Transit To Destination Hauppauge, NY
6/17/2014 4:45 PM Shipment Processed Hauppauge, NY
6/17/2014 2:21 PM Shipment Scanned At Processing Facility Hauppauge, NY
6/16/2014 3:49 AM Enroute To Regional Processing Facility Globegistics
6/15/2014 7:49 PM Customer Data Received Globegistics

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby herzog » Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:03 am

Those that have received fly6 orders, was the final delivery by Australia Post or a courier?

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby cjrich » Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:45 am

herzog wrote:Those that have received fly6 orders, was the final delivery by Australia Post or a courier?


Mine arrived by Aust Post
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby RedlandSteve » Thu Jun 26, 2014 12:31 pm

Pretty sure it was Australia Post for mine as well.

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby jillybean » Thu Jun 26, 2014 2:32 pm

Mine is also still stuck at this:

Event Date Event Time Event Detail Event City
6/19/2014 10:53 AM Arrived at Processing Center ISC NEW YORK NY(USPS),
6/19/2014 10:53 AM Departed Processing Center ISC NEW YORK NY(USPS),
6/17/2014 11:17 PM Shipment In Transit To Destination Hauppauge, NY
6/17/2014 4:45 PM Shipment Processed Hauppauge, NY
6/17/2014 12:27 PM Shipment Scanned At Processing Facility Hauppauge, NY
6/16/2014 4:49 AM Enroute To Regional Processing Facility Globegistics
6/15/2014 8:49 PM Customer Data Received Globegistics

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby osrg » Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:37 pm

herzog wrote:Those that have received fly6 orders, was the final delivery by Australia Post or a courier?


Mine arrived by Courier at approx 2.30pm today.
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby oxonabike » Thu Jun 26, 2014 5:36 pm

Lukeyboy wrote:
oxonabike wrote:Came home in hope of mine being here, but disappointment ensued. Probably needs an extra day to get up this end of the state. Fingers crossed for tomorrow.



Just overtook the aus post Brisbane to Cairns express truck.



You should have it soon.... sort of.


:lol:


LoL. Just something that has been up the Bruce Highway a few too many times.

Got home and spied the AustPost package sitting on the bench, and thought the truck had finally made it. Turns out it was only some jerseys.

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby kx315 » Thu Jun 26, 2014 5:38 pm

Still waiting for mine.........

Shipment History :

Event Date Event Time Event Detail Event City
6/23/2014 5:40 PM Departed Processing Center AUSTRALIA
6/19/2014 2:59 AM Arrived at Processing Center ISC NEW YORK NY(USPS),
6/19/2014 2:59 AM Departed Processing Center ISC NEW YORK NY(USPS),
6/17/2014 11:17 PM Shipment In Transit To Destination Hauppauge, NY
6/17/2014 4:45 PM Shipment Processed Hauppauge, NY
6/17/2014 2:12 PM Shipment Scanned At Processing Facility Hauppauge, NY
6/16/2014 3:49 AM Enroute To Regional Processing Facility Globegistics
6/15/2014 7:49 PM Customer Data Received Globegistics
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby cancan64 » Thu Jun 26, 2014 6:04 pm

Mine is being delivered to Brisbane, I have the same dates as everyone else except no australia....just sent a message home to check the front door and mail box but nothing there....Christmas is getting closer
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby BianchiCam » Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:50 pm

Got mine yesterday, impressive box. Reassuringly chunky and the light it good.
Hard to make number plates, but as a safety cam. The unit rocks!

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby grantw » Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:13 am

Mine arrived yesterday via the Aus post courier. Packaging is very nice and it appears to be a quality product. Mounting it was very easy so now apart from charging it, I hope I never have to check the video!
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