Cycling in Melbourne Australia
I have managed to install 4 cameras onto one of my helmets (yes I know that this is classed a a modification to the helmet and it now does not comply) it is a little weighty so I hope I can keep my head stable enough during the test.
I just need to mount the 2, non helmet style cameras to the bike and we are good to go.
With some luck I can do the test this afternoon and hope to have the results by tomorrow afternoon.
Cameras to be used in the shootout will be: Tachyon XC Micro LHS. Kaiser Baas Lower Centre. GOPRO HD Hero Centre Upper. Contour HD + GPS RHS. Not shown are the Kodak ZI8 and Panasonic HM-TA1.
The Tachyon camera is not HD but I am using it as a base to work from. I will endeavor to keep all of the camera settings similar and where possible open the mic up.
Jack, that is one of the funniest things I've seen in a while! Really looking forward to seeing the result - I thought you were going to put them all on the bars, but this is much better. I've used the KB & was really pleased with the result - bit of a 'smurf effect' colour wise, & it was on the bars & didn't like the bumps so I've put it on the helmet & will ride in the morning. Hopefully I won't clip the camera on a low branch or something whilst MTBing. Good luck with that!
Thanks John, I have all of the cameras mounted including the 2 on the bike but was waiting on a friend to assist with a couple of things so I did not get the shoot done yesterday. He is coming over today so the test is on.
Good to see you are playing with your camera. Just a suggestion, I suggest you replace the elastic strap that came with the Kaiser Baas with a velcro type strip. Either some Velcro Cable Ties or the strip that comes in a roll work well. I have also found a product called Gotcha is excellent for locking down things on bikes. I have not seen them around much but you can ask here for your local distributer: http://www.stevecramerproducts.com.au/brands/index.cfm?fuseaction=d... always good to have one or 2 in the tool kit.
Velco type cable ties are available at Bunnings.
How did it all go Jack?
Big disaster Chris,
Too long to type the result but with cameras turning off or cards filling up not pointing correctly and so forth.
I am currently formatting all 6 camera cards for another attempt. Have tomorrow off to head off to the JMMFD at Mt. Cowley but if the weather is not raining Damian will come over and we will have another go.
How is the injury going you back on the bike again.
Weather for the weekend looks ok but not good for troppo so we will have to work for the contacts.
Oh well, now you know some things that don't work. By process of elimation you will end up with methods that work.
Good luck at Mt Cowley.. I'm going to the city tomorrow which will be fun on crutches.
I have an operation on Tuesday which should be the last one.
They're going to knock me out and remove some screws - nothing too serious.
All going well, after I recover from the Op I can start putting full weight on my foot and start to walk.
I'll see how I go. I'm quietly hoping I'll be walking a week to 10 days after.. probably with a serious limp or modified stride.
I reckon I'll start riding in 2-4 weeks depending how I go. I'll start with flat pedals and basic bike paths. That way I can pdeal with my heel which will reduce my ankle movement if I need to.
Looks like you did a lot of damage, 20 years ago you would have bounced right back. Did not realise you were still on crutches.
If you get in the shack on the weekend we may hear you.
Today is the day Jack....
Yeh, it could have been worse if it was a compund fracture or I got some blood vessel or nerve damage. Alot of bone and tendon damage though.
With a bit of luck I'll be off the crutches in a week.
Interesting stuff you've done with the cameras. I found the easiest, simplest and most cost effective way to record my rides are by using cheap video sun glasses. You can buy them for around $20 on Eday and just need an additional 32GB Micro SD card. I log all my rides using these sunglasses, also use it when I'm driving.
The video quality is not as good as I've seen on your Youtube recordings but it is comes fairly close. The other benefit of the camera sun glasses is you can record wherever you turn your head. This is handy when you want to record car hoon registration plates and driver identity, etc.
Here is an Ebay link:
well aware of the sunglass cameras more of a covert device. I expect there will be some on the site not familiar with them so they are worth a mention.
Not too sure about in a car though I wonder if the sunglasses can automatically overwrite older information. In a care something like this with a GPS would be better: http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=29069135...
Sunglasses info can be deleted when connecting the device via USB cable to the computer. It works great in the car, even use it on the train as well. Thanks for the link above, worthwhile to check this out as well.
Sorry Nick you may have misunderstood the comment.
Most stand alone cameras have a feature when the card fills up they automatically overwrite earlier footage. This is set either in a camera menu or in software so you do not need to empty the card all the time.