Re: Bike Cameras

Postby laworder on Sun 16/Aug/15 6:56pm

Similar but less expensive is this at Hardly Normal for $189
http://www.harveynorman.co.nz/cameras/a ... amera.html
They also have the Garmin VIRB for $199
http://www.harveynorman.co.nz/cameras/a ... amera.html
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Re: Bike Cameras

Postby Fraser on Mon 17/Aug/15 8:46am

Quick question for all of you who are wearing cameras while you ride. Does it change the way you ride or act?
I only ask this because I tried a pair of Google glasses from a friend for a day and found them antagonistic towards people. You walk into a lift or a room and it wasn't pleasant it really rubbed people up the wrong way. But having spoken to other riders (motorcycles as well) they tend to fit with a personality trait, as my friend pointed out, the sort of person who carries a pepper spray or a knife on a night out?
Do you play to the camera rather than how you acted before you rode without this and if you don't have a camera does it change your road behavior?
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Re: Bike Cameras

Postby Conners on Mon 17/Aug/15 10:55am

I d never ridden on road with one - but can confirm that off road you will try and ride like a super hero at all times. And the be bitterly disappointed with how slow your footage seems to be.

I do get a sense that a few of the "omg look at this terrible driver trying to kill me" types are out looking for trouble.
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Re: Bike Cameras

Postby adikt on Mon 17/Aug/15 11:10am

Conners wrote:I d never ridden on road with one - but can confirm that off road you will try and ride like a super hero at all times. And the be bitterly disappointed with how slow your footage seems to be.

:withstupid:

Every ride. Constant disappointment.

Interesting looking back at footage from several months ago though to see skill/speed progression (which is the main reason I record my rides).

Plus the odd occasion you manage to do something epic, or crash hard.

Every time I see my shadow tho, I think 'man, I must look like a dick with this thing on my head', then realise I dgaf. There's not many mirrors out on a mountain bike trail, so I don't have to see myself :D
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Re: Bike Cameras

Postby Simonius_Titius on Mon 17/Aug/15 11:19am

Adding electronics to a ride always changes the experience. Speedo, music, HRM, still camera, cellphone. The speedo made the biggest difference.

Now I take nothing.
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Re: Bike Cameras

Postby laworder on Mon 17/Aug/15 11:55am

Fraser wrote:Quick question for all of you who are wearing cameras while you ride. Does it change the way you ride or act?
I only ask this because I tried a pair of Google glasses from a friend for a day and found them antagonistic towards people. You walk into a lift or a room and it wasn't pleasant it really rubbed people up the wrong way. But having spoken to other riders (motorcycles as well) they tend to fit with a personality trait, as my friend pointed out, the sort of person who carries a pepper spray or a knife on a night out?
Do you play to the camera rather than how you acted before you rode without this and if you don't have a camera does it change your road behavior?
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I cant see why it would. It's just a recording device - set and forget. I dont intend to actually look at the footage unless someone does something really stupid/ dangerous, which is actually pretty rare. I have a cam in the car, which I have used this way exactlyonce since I got it. And then I am primarily interested in extracting a number plate from it, which can then be used here http://www.police.govt.nz/advice/drivin ... bad-driver
That said, if I have an exceptionally epic interaction that deserves a wider audience I might upload itto Youtube, I wonder if there is a channel or something specifically for such things?

Google Glass is a bit different, as it brings a cam into situations where people really dont expect to encounter one, eg lifts, non-public spaces. That said, I'd be Meh whatever
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Re: Bike Cameras

Postby Scotty on Mon 17/Aug/15 1:59pm

Fraser wrote:Quick question for all of you who are wearing cameras while you ride. Does it change the way you ride or act?
I only ask this because I tried a pair of Google glasses from a friend for a day and found them antagonistic towards people. You walk into a lift or a room and it wasn't pleasant it really rubbed people up the wrong way. But having spoken to other riders (motorcycles as well) they tend to fit with a personality trait, as my friend pointed out, the sort of person who carries a pepper spray or a knife on a night out?
Do you play to the camera rather than how you acted before you rode without this and if you don't have a camera does it change your road behavior?
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Quality appropriate use of a Begbie gif.
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Re: Bike Cameras

Postby Scotty on Thu 20/Aug/15 12:46pm

Fark... this is a good deal...

product-146441.html

$250 for the latest tech. Tempted to buy one myself!
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Re: Bike Cameras

Postby laworder on Wed 26/Aug/15 10:00am

In the end got myself a Mobius Wide Angle C Lens ActionCam 1080p HD
$160 off Trade Me and only 39 grams, and its small too
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Re: Bike Cameras

Postby R+P+K on Wed 26/Aug/15 4:27pm

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Re: Bike Cameras

Postby laworder on Fri 28/Aug/15 6:31pm

R+P+K wrote:Review of the Mobius camera:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wmIyD1fM4M


Cheers, hadnt seen that review, but bought it on the basis of some other reviews, also favourable

Have just looked at some footage from my first ride with it, very clear, with good audio, and showing car plates etc nice and clear. But all upside down. :blink:

Fortunately I can correct that easily in the cam software
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Re: Bike Cameras

Postby Conners on Fri 28/Aug/15 7:40pm

Ah yes, just change the old "hemisphere recorded in" setting to Southern.
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