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This looks nice:
http://www.techmoan.com/blog/2012/8/22/ ... eview.html
The video on youtube for that camera looks better than my contour gps . Looking forward to part 2 of his review.
Interested in this one. Unsure of mounting options though. $160.00 from Top Buy, anyone bought from there ? http://www.topbuy.com.au/tbcart/pc/Liqu ... 166454.htm
I read somewhere that the charger cable is wired in specific and differing ways between 808/Jumbo camera models, so a battery pack for a 808 #16 doesn't work in a Jumbo (or 808 #11). It could be that, which means wasted money for you (but if it turns out you have a "808 #16" battery pack, I'd be interested). Cant remember where sorry but one ebay seller of these cameras sells chargers specific to each model Link Jumbo, Link #16.
Another possibility is that you may have to do a different key press sequence when recording while charging. GraemeL?
Somewhere here may be your answer
Try turning on the camera and start recording before connecting the external power.
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06' Giant TCR C1
08' Colnago CLX
07' Apollo Swift
VW Jetta Diesel 5.5l/100km
they were sold together so i'm guessing not that. it's an 808 #11
sounds possible. hitting the big button at the front activates record without the external battery connected. in that case, the orange light is on, but switches off when recording starts. with the external battery connected, the orange light stays on and doesn't go off when hitting the record button - neither does it record. so plugging the external battery in somehow blocks the recording operation?
Just wanted to mention another camera, similar to the GoPro.
It is called the CamOne Infinity - It is similar in size to a GoPro, but has more functionality, and is a bit cheaper too. It comes with an LCD screen as standard.
I bought one for my trip to Hawaii, and used it underwater, as well as ziplining - worked really nicely, and has more buttons than a GoPro.
Where'd you get it from?
2012 Oppy A4
I actually bought it overseas, and had it shipped to my hotel in Oahu, but they are available in Aussieland.
Well, getting it all working is quite a lengthy process and I would advise anyone attempting it to READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY.
First, you need to make sure you have the latest version of GoPro Cineform Studio installed on your computer, or update it if not. Then you have to update the GoPro software. Followed by the WiFi BacPac software. And finally, the Remote software.
It's very important to ensure the bacpac and remote are fully charged before attempting the updates. And when updating the remote, take heed of the instructions to disconnect the charging cable (this is why the battery must be fully charged).
I didn't read the instructions properly and didn't disconnect the charging cable from the Remote. It took several retries before I succeeded in establishing the connection and installing the update.
Note that getting the remote to sync with the bacpac takes a few minutes so you just have to be patient.
Lots of complaints on the www from people who have stuffed it up and can't get the remote to connect. But mine is working just fine now...
Cycle touring blog and tour journals: whispering wheels...
I can vouch for DDM's great service. Spent many a paycheck there...
How are you connecting it and what lights if any are on? Are you only pressing the power button once and the record button once?
When the camera is connected to the battery, the little light on the camera will be a steady red colour, press the power button and an orange light will come on. It may be hard to see because the red light is always on behind it, press the record button and the light will glow red again.
If you look at the light at an angle, you should see the two lights on.
And it looks like the price will be quite reasonable for Sony product:
HDRAS10 - $200
HDRAS15 - $270
The 15 has WiFi for copying video, otherwise they are identical. Can't wait to see some reviews in the next month or two.
Part of of my (perhaps ill-advised) k-edge bling cash splash has arrived - the GoPro mount. Will test it out today.
I've finally settled on a handlebar mount right next to the stem. Helmet mount made me feel like I'm on a roller coaster when watching it and the bottom of the drops position had a lot of vibration. So far the next-to-stem mount seems to be good. I'm hoping that replacing 3 plastic components with an alu one will improve things again. Interestingly, the K-Edge handlebar mount screws specify 2Nm max. That's not a lot...
Please tell me you knocked it on something solid...
2013 Scott CR1 Premium - Ultegra Di2 compact.
I couldn't get back sooner. It hasn't failed of its own accord however I didn't feel for that the force of the impact into soft dirt should be enough to fracture a $60 mount. As an aluminium mount it isn't as malleable as steel so will fracture rather than deform, though exactly at the point where it failed is a screw that goes through the middle, so a weak point.
On the roadbike I specifically mounted it under than handlebars once I found a way to get through the cable spagetti and have a clear view.
In short I felt that the knock it did receive was quite light to have this result considering it is a $60 mount however will have to await the verdict and see if the retailer agrees, I did provide a photo and they did ask me to send it in.
Now group buy at ebay for $277 + shipping. Still needs 68 buyers tho and what a bet they will get them.
Masi Speciale CX 2008 - Brooks B17 special saddle, Garmin Edge 810
Near Misses in traffic or Crashes on Video?
I would love to hear from you if you are interested in sharing your story/footage. I am in touch with a PR company who have found this angle interesting, sports cameras used for safety/evidence by cyclists as opposed to just sports. Just send me a PM or email: [email protected] and one or two sentences on your experience.
Review part two up:
http://www.techmoan.com/blog/2012/9/4/l ... art-2.html
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