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OK, so I've been testing my video cameras out, and couldn't upload them to YouTube. So, I found out I had to increase my file limit, which I just did. So here are a few for now. Not happy with the quality, but here goes for now. These are quick rides on some of the trails in my town. All closer than 1 mile from my house. These 2 areas are much bigger, and have yet to explore everything. In the last video, at the end, you can see me leave trails and right to my house. When I get the funds, I'll upgrade to a GoPro cam.



 

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The area you live in is very cool also nice to have such a maze of trails so close to home.
 

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Seems like your off road riding area isn't too far away. Fun close by!:p
 

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Good stuff Werloc thanks for sharing! I especially liked the 3rd one... The old train tressel section looked fun.

What kind of camera?
 

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Im curious to know the camera too. I dont think the video looks bad, honestly you wont get much ore out of a go pro. I had a hero 2, didn't like it at all. quality was meh and there was no sensation of speed on bike videos. I sold that on ebay and bought a hero 3 black when that came out. had the same issues with that so i sold that too. I have a contour roam 2 that is much better than the go pro from a quality standpoint.
 

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Allright Bob! Werlock's a Videographer. Pretty good riding in your neighborhood, I see why you have a TW. I always enjoy seeing other peoples riding areas. Now with a helmet cam you will soon teach yourself to slowly pan your head or figure out the #%^*£+^€£¥~ video editing software.:D
 

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Here's the 2 camera's I used. First 2 videos are with Panasonic DMC-TS2 on left. 3rd last video was taken with Kodak Play Sport on right. I used the same class 10, 16gb memory card in both. I had the first GoPro Hero HD cam back around 2007, and sold it when I sold my Ducati. Back then, GoPro didn't offer editing software, so I had to buy Sony Vegas Movie Studio Platinum 9 editing software. I had problems with that crashing my computer. My brother in-law has the new GoPro Black, and I think it's a night and day difference. I'd love to get one, then devote my fastest PC (have 3) for editing only. Clean all other software out, just edit software only. Maybe then, I won't have issues with it. This way, I won't have to worry about destroying the cam, due to branches, water, mud, etc. Put a 64gb card in it, turn it on while riding, and forget about it. This way I won't miss anything, and be able to edit, and just show the good stuff. Make a 15 minute video, out of 3 hours of recording. This was a hobby of mine back when I was young. Started with 8mm, then VHS when that came out. I had a VHS editing board, 3 monitor screens, etc. Made some pretty cool videos back then. With everything else, all lost in the flood. Anyway, I'd love to be able to do this again with modern digital technology.....;)



 

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Im curious to know the camera too. I dont think the video looks bad, honestly you wont get much ore out of a go pro. I had a hero 2, didn't like it at all. quality was meh and there was no sensation of speed on bike videos. I sold that on ebay and bought a hero 3 black when that came out. had the same issues with that so i sold that too. I have a contour roam 2 that is much better than the go pro from a quality standpoint.
What setting was it on? I had the Hero HD (their first HD cam), and with it set to record on highest quality, it was awesome. Night and day from those I just posted. You loose some quality through YouTube, but it's a free way to host. It would cost me money if I hosted on my web site. At 2gb files, that's a lot of file transfer, and would get a bill at the end of the month. No way, free is for me.....;)
 

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What setting was it on? I had the Hero HD (their first HD cam), and with it set to record on highest quality, it was awesome. Night and day from those I just posted. You loose some quality through YouTube, but it's a free way to host. It would cost me money if I hosted on my web site. At 2gb files, that's a lot of file transfer, and would get a bill at the end of the month. No way, free is for me.....;)
Highest quality settings on both. take a look at the video below, taken with a hero 2 . Its ability in low light is just crap and there is no sensation of speed my hero 3 black was really no better they are like this on my pc, its not youtube. This was taken in the morning hours on a day with decent light but i was under the cover of leaves a little. I know how fast i was going after say 1:06 on the video. Can you tell? I don't think it was my camera specifically since i had multiple and others have the same complaints i do. In really good direct light they work well otherwise they leave a lot to be desired. I'm no amateur when it comes to photography and video so i don't think its just me either.

You will want to turn them up to 720P as youtube is defaulting to a lower quality.


Here is one taken with my contour roam II on the same bike but mounted to my helmet( i need to move the mount point some). This was taken in twilight hours and note the much better video quality and in this video it actually looks like i'm moving.

I personally was not happy with either of my go pros and i don't think i will ever buy another. They marketed themselves really well but there better options out there , contour, ION Air Pro that admiral has, Garmin etc. My only real gripe with the RoamII is the microphone. Its on the front and wind noise is a problem. I tried taping it, foam etc and nothing cured it. I ended up taking it apart and wiring a mic jack and using an external mic. The countour +2 has a jack already built in.

here is another in the woods taken with my roam 2
 

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Hi Werloc: Definitely a documentary filmmaker in the making who keeps his head. A bridge cross beam would be somewhat painful. Much more than the small branch slaps I enjoyed on your vid. Watch the big ones though. I hate the danglies. Traffic though. What kind of world are we coming to. I have to remember to look. Great and keep it up.
 

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Highest quality settings on both. take a look at the video below, taken with a hero 2 . Its ability in low light is just crap and there is no sensation of speed my hero 3 black was really no better they are like this on my pc, its not youtube. This was taken in the morning hours on a day with decent light but i was under the cover of leaves a little. I know how fast i was going after say 1:06 on the video. Can you tell? I don't think it was my camera specifically since i had multiple and others have the same complaints i do. In really good direct light they work well otherwise they leave a lot to be desired. I'm no amateur when it comes to photography and video so i don't think its just me either.

You will want to turn them up to 720P as youtube is defaulting to a lower quality.


Here is one taken with my contour roam II on the same bike but mounted to my helmet( i need to move the mount point some). This was taken in twilight hours and note the much better video quality and in this video it actually looks like i'm moving.

I personally was not happy with either of my go pros and i don't think i will ever buy another. They marketed themselves really well but there better options out there , contour, ION Air Pro that admiral has, Garmin etc. My only real gripe with the RoamII is the microphone. Its on the front and wind noise is a problem. I tried taping it, foam etc and nothing cured it. I ended up taking it apart and wiring a mic jack and using an external mic. The countour +2 has a jack already built in.

here is another in the woods taken with my roam 2
I was talking about the HD GoPro, in 1080p. It's much better than the 3 I just posted. Like I said, night and day. The 3 I just posted here are recorded in 720p, and both also record in 1080p as well. I'll try that too, but from what I remember, it's choppy. I'll try next time out.
 

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Maybe this one. Amazon has this one for $95 shipped.

Action DV Mini 1080p HD Sports Action Camera G Sensor DVR ACT48 vs SJ4000 Go Pro | eBay

I'm going to borrow a new GoPro silver and black. I have friends that have them. So I'll do a comparison test on them. If I decide to get another camera, it won't be for a while. I still need stuff for the bike first, so I'll be using what I have. Can you guys tell me which one of those 3 vids looks the best to you? Just picture quality, and frame rate, not sound. The first 2 are same cam, and last one is a different one. Thanks....;)
 

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Maybe video # 2 has less spherical distortion around perimeter than #3. #2 slightly best
 
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