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Camera (bike or helmet mounted) - May 18, 2010, 02:33 PM

What to look for in a camera?
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Basically want something to log the last however many minutes of riding. In case someone F's me over and I need to prove it...

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I'm looking for one for the exact same reason. I want something that I can mount/unmount very quickly so it's not a big hastle. I'm pretty much decided on the contourHD. GoPro is pretty good too. Both about 300, but you can find deals for cheaper. there's also a bunch of threads on cameras already.


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What to look for in a camera?
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Basically want something to log the last however many minutes of riding. In case someone F's me over and I need to prove it...

Thanks,
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for that reason you don't need HD. Regular Go Pro's have great quality and they are $99 at Costco.
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Sounds like you want one that continuously runs the video in a buffer and then will allow you to save the data when some shithead pulls in front of you or whatever. The ones listed will not do that. You would have to turn it on and hope that something happens before the card is full or battery dies.

The VIO-POV will run off the bike battery, and run in a loop mode. So at key points of your ride when you want to save something, tap the remote mounted on your wrist, and will save the last X number of minutes. X is adjustable, 5, 10, 20, 30 etc minutes.

It is $$$ tho.
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Sounds like you want one that continuously runs the video in a buffer and then will allow you to save the data when some shithead pulls in front of you or whatever. The ones listed will not do that. You would have to turn it on and hope that something happens before the card is full or battery dies.

The VIO-POV will run off the bike battery, and run in a loop mode. So at key points of your ride when you want to save something, tap the remote mounted on your wrist, and will save the last X number of minutes. X is adjustable, 5, 10, 20, 30 etc minutes.

It is $$$ tho.

Yeah, that's exactly what I'm looking for.

But for the $, I could just get a mini inverter, and use it with a wall charger for a whatever camera.

Then clear the memory when ever I head out (and have a large card so it can fit an entire ride).


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Sounds like you want one that continuously runs the video in a buffer and then will allow you to save the data when some shithead pulls in front of you or whatever. The ones listed will not do that. You would have to turn it on and hope that something happens before the card is full or battery dies.

The VIO-POV will run off the bike battery, and run in a loop mode. So at key points of your ride when you want to save something, tap the remote mounted on your wrist, and will save the last X number of minutes. X is adjustable, 5, 10, 20, 30 etc minutes.

It is $$$ tho.
How would you hook it up to the battery?

When I had the POV, I would leave it on record for a couple hours, and sometimes it wouldn't record correctly. I just figured I shouldn't use it when doing 6hr rides, etc.


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How would you hook it up to the battery?

When I had the POV, I would leave it on record for a couple hours, and sometimes it wouldn't record correctly. I just figured I shouldn't use it when doing 6hr rides, etc.
Battery -> inverter -> standard 115v60hz charger for camera -> camera

I'd then have to wire off the inverter switch so I can turn it on/off when I wan to,

or make sure to tap the battery from a remote location (wire pair) that's only powered when the key is turned.

If the headlights are 12v, possibly split off from there.
But just a discreet switch would be good.

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Battery -> inverter -> standard 115v60hz charger for camera -> camera

I'd then have to wire off the inverter switch so I can turn it on/off when I wan to,

or make sure to tap the battery from a remote location (wire pair) that's only powered when the key is turned.

If the headlights are 12v, possibly split off from there.
But just a discreet switch would be good.

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dayum, that would be pimp

I would've sold u my pov, but I got rid of it about a month ago. post up your final result, I'd like to see.


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