Moab Video Status??
Posted December 03, 2000 - 07:45 PM
Posted December 04, 2000 - 09:07 AM
I turned the still pictures from Daryl(Hoser #2) over to Bryan so he can put them on the web site. But I know he's been very busy lately so I don't think he's had time to do it yet.
Posted December 04, 2000 - 03:19 PM
helmet camless, huge
Posted December 04, 2000 - 04:03 PM
I'm getting the Helmet Camera found at www.helmetcamera.com
About $300 for the camera, housing, battery and charger.
I'm not sure if it was the one Cueball (Hoser #1) used but I think it is close.
I met a guy who used this camera this summer. He really liked it and said it works well on the trails.
Posted December 05, 2000 - 06:06 AM
Good timing on this post, cause I can give you some further feedback on this company. You may recall that I had some difficulty with the unit in Moab. As a result, I missed a fair bit of footage.
Anyway, it was completely hooped when I got back - no picture at all. I sent the camera back, and recieved a replacement right away. No questions asked. Bottom line: great service!
Another tip: get the external microphone.
Posted December 05, 2000 - 02:42 PM
Dougie congrats man I can't wait to see how slow I ride on the big screen what a hoot.
Did the camera plug into a existing recorder or is it a complete unit? How long did it take you to get the camera angle down so that you were not getting video of the sky/ ground?
Posted December 06, 2000 - 07:52 AM
Getting the angle right was a piece of cake. Since the camera itself mounts to your helmet with velcro it's very easy to adjust up/down. It comes with some serious 'industrial' velcro, so to ensure that I didn't waste that, I tested first with some regular velcro to get the correct position on the helmet. I then marked the position & used the good stuff.
The angle of the camera turns out to be more upward than you would first guess, so it takes a little trial & error.
Posted December 11, 2000 - 03:07 PM
Posted December 12, 2000 - 06:02 AM
Digital is nice - easy hookup to pc for editing, and no loss of quality. More $$ though.
Whether you go digital or not, get one that allows easy recording from the helmetcam. My Canon is a royal pain...in order to get video from an outside source you have to go into menus & horse around. This means dragging it in and out of your fanny pack all day (you may have noticed in Moab!).
My buddy has a Sony, where the VTR switch is right on the outside. Just hit record & go -- much better.