- Camera for the trails
Plenty of very nice small cameras around £100 inc with hd video, all of major brands Canon, Panasonic etc. we just bought Canon IXUS 500 for a friend – a model being phased out down from £135 to £90, had full hd video. Added a memory card for £10 or so and a case for similar.I have a Panasonic LUMIX.
I think helmet and chest mounted GoPro type footage is quite boring, stuff shot off the bike is better, so a normal camera is fine for thatPosted 4 years agoDeveron53Member
I’ve had a Sony HDR-AS15 for about 6 months now.
Main advantage for me over the GoPro is image stabilisation – works amazingly well.
Brilliant piece of kit although I’ve had to home-bodge a couple of things but it is superb now.
Removed annoying rattle from loose LCD display
Modified housing to take 37mm filters (max 120 deg angle)
Modified housing to take GoPro system mounts (attaches to chest mount – sticks out a bit but still works as good and the image stabilisation takes care of any extra wobble)
I’ll maybe start a thread on my mods when I’ve finished them. Still to do the multiple buttons through housing for full control – although wifi seems to make up for that.
One mod I’m scratching my head over is how to remove the unnaturally bright blue skies – what filter do you reckon?Posted 4 years agochipMember
I have a Drift 1080 HD as well, Although I only ever use it at 720.
As at 720 there’s less of a fisheye effect and you can run it at 60 frames per second, Better if you want to view in slow motion.
Although as said above it really does make stuff look a lot more tame on playback, as you are generally looking in the direction you are going so it Makes it difficult to appreciate the steepness of the trail.
So when I do see head cam footage that looks steep, I think to myself that must be bloody steep.
I have never actually recorded anything that I have considered worthy of YouTube and every thing normally gets deleted after disappointingly viewing how unGnarr I am.
Even makes my crashes look far less spectacular than they appear at the time.
This not a reflection of the drift but my riding.
There is another thread called look before you leap where the rider has drift written on the side of his helmet so I am guessing that is the camera it was filmed with.Posted 4 years ago
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