Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Equipment, Travel > Photo Forum

Photo Forum Everything on Travel Photography, from what kind of equipment to how to light a subject, moderated by Stuart (Reggie) Martindale, a pro English photographer
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

The Horizons Unlimited Photo Contest prizes are generously donated by:

We take you to some of the most stunning locations in the world, including South America, Australia and Southern Africa, all on BMW motorcycles.

AMERICA’S PREMIER MANUFACTURER OF MOTORCYCLE SUSPENSION   Worldwide emergency evacuation and field rescue


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #46  
Old 27 Jun 2010
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Brasil
Posts: 576
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alexlebrit View Post
I'm wondering what it is people want, do you sit and watch your videos after on the TV, or are they just for sticking on YouTube or wherever?
Hi,

I usuarly dont take videos but fotos while riding. Therefore im using a normal camera (it can make videos as well) wich is atached to my helmet directly:





Have fun, Tobi
Reply With Quote
  #47  
Old 27 Jun 2010
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Northumberland UK
Posts: 34
No one has mentioned 'Muvi' cameras, tiny, and there are even cheaper ones direct from Hong Kong for about £13, they need a class 6 8gb memory card, I have one and I use a bit of double side sticky tape (number plate stuff) to stick it to the top of my helmet visor, it does'nt interfere with vision.
Reply With Quote
  #48  
Old 11 Jul 2010
stephen.stallebrass's Avatar
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Peterborough
Posts: 311
Vio Pov.1/2 & VholdR ContourHD 1080p

Quote:
Originally Posted by mrg46 View Post
I've had a look at these recently - its actually called a POV.1 by a company called V.I.O.

V.I.O. -- The Leader in Wearable Video Technology, Digital Helmet Cameras and Cam Accessories

In my opinion the quality is better than any other dedicated solution and the widescreen lense gives so much more than the other units.

That price at actioncameras seems pretty steep, you can get them for about half that in the states so might even be worth paying import duties for (or smuggling it). Its still not cheap compared to other solutions but is small, has a great mic, and best of all a remote control that you can mount on your bars to start/stop recording or to tag the video.

Oh and it's also waterproof and shockproof.
I use one of these and they are awesome! Totally bullet proof and they take 4x AA batteries, which are easy to recharge on the go. And if you install the latest free firmware you can use an 8GB SD card. Selling mine on Ebay if anyone is interested as I'm raising cash for my North American Adventure. They do come up now and then used on ebay, which is not a big deal because they are so well made... and apparently the customer service is very good too. But its not HD, although the picture quality is very good. The only difference between POV 1 & POV 2 is the bullet cam is orange and teathered in the latest version but the specs are exactly the same.

Quote:
Originally Posted by billy_b57 View Post
http://VholdR.com

I bought this outfit for $300.00 at Seattle Bike show.
No wires and a nice set up.
I used it on my recent trip to Death valley and it works great.
Indoors not so good but you can upload to yours and VHOLDR site to shre with friends.
Yeah, these seem quite a good bit of kit. The lack of wires is quite appealing and will probably be the one I go for next. And I hear you can use a 16GB miniSD card, which is vital for the HD... IMHO the downside is the video format: .mov compared to the VIO, which is .avi but this can be overcome. The other thing is that there is no external mic if you want to narrate. Although I have seen a chap on YouTube mod it.

I plan on going down the VHOLD 1080p route and if I want to narrate... (for the vlogs) then I'll use the Iphone voice recorder via a Cardo Scala Rider Q2 headset, then sync it up in Sony Vegas.

xXx
__________________
www.AdventureVagabond.com Mongolia & Siberia 2012: Adventure Moto Madness
Reply With Quote
  #49  
Old 27 Dec 2010
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 1
Great thread guys and lots of good info. Hats off to theose who contribute.

I have a VIO 1.5 POV.
It does everything I want it to do with 1 exception. The focal length of the lens is too short. In order for me to get some decent footage of a bike in fromt of me I need to be way closer than what is ideally a safe following distance. if i drop back to a good distance the subject looks as if he is being viewed from the wrong end of a set of binoculars. Unfortunately VIO have been repeating the same line over and over the years regarding the lens length and say that something is in development etc etc..??

Someone here menioned an Archos device acting as a recorder. I dont undrestand these things but If I wanted to go down this route I just neeed to get a sony lipstick cam or similar and plug it into the archos thing and thats it? or is therre more to it than that.?

anyway here are a couple of vids from my list.

YouTube - daytona 675




YouTube - Cbr1100xx currumbin
Reply With Quote
  #50  
Old 18 Jan 2011
KevOK's Avatar
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: earth
Posts: 154
try these

for all your mounting needs,

RAM Mounting Systems, Inc.
__________________
Ride on
Kev
Reply With Quote
  #51  
Old 23 Jan 2011
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 35
There is now an HD version of the VIO POV available for pre-order: V.I.O.

The POV.HD shoots 1080p at 24, 25 and 30 fps as well as 720p at 60 fps. It uses H.264 instead of the DivX codec used in POV 1.5. Published bitrate is 15 mbps.

The "bullet" style camera is wired to a remote unit (unlike the ContourHD which is self-contained). On the plus side, the remote unit has a 2" LCD and is powered using standard AA batteries, both are nice attributes in the field.

The POV.HD has a very wide 1080p field-of-view at 142°. The 720p view is "cropped" narrower at 95°.

As a reference the POV 1.5 has a field-of-view of 110°. The ContourHD shoots at 110° (1080p) and 135° (720p). The GoPro HD is at 127° (1080p) and 170° (720p).
Reply With Quote
  #52  
Old 30 Jan 2011
Contributing Member
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Lancaster, PA and San Luis Obispo, CA
Posts: 7
Take a look at the DRIFT HD170.

Waterproof, Shockproof (dropped it while riding). Shoots in 720 or 1080.
Only flaw I see is the remote, there is NO indication if you are reording.
The On/Off switch needs to be more positive and impossible to use while wearing gloves.
Reply With Quote
  #53  
Old 9 Feb 2011
Contributing Member
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Little Mountain Qld Australia
Posts: 54
Mini DV D008

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bjorn View Post
Hi Gxdoyle,

The suv cam looks neat. How much did you pay? Can it record sound in its most basic setup, or do I need an Elmo brand microphone?
How do you mount it on your helmet?
Have you tried mounting it elsewhere, i.e. near the foot-pegs... for more dramatic shots?

Cheers
Bjorn
I recently bought Video Sunglasses, the name is above. Cost $A150 with 8gb T-card.

It came with a very awkward Manglish CD and instruction card. Still have not managed to get the (very annoying) time/date overlay corrected or deleted altogether.

On the road, yes it does OK for what it is. Because it is mounted on my face and not my bike, there is a lot less vibration.
But the final effect is not good. There is still a fair degree of ride vibration transmitted.

Also: do you realise how paranoid we bikers are? The head keeps swivelling around - and very quickly. It's a matter of staying alive!!!!
But it is not good video.

Audio; yes at low speed I enjoy the sound of my Harley growl. But at anything over about 80kph, wind howl takes over, and must be overidden by (appropriate) soundtracks in the computer.

The earpieces must be jammed between the helmet and the human head and this is very uncomfortable. The card should record for 2 hrs, but half that is too much agony. Last time it cut out after 43 minutes. Problem is; you don't know when it cuts out, and there is no review available without a computer.

Can I recommend it? Not yet.

Rob

Update: Having just watched some good videos on this thread, in particular Barraman's Queensland videos, I think that we are overselling this whole video concept to ourselves.
For instance: I have just watched some footage of riders fanging towards a volcano in Iceland. Not to offend the rider/videographers, but the volcano never became the centrepiece, nor could it be. Instead we saw a lot of water, tundra, gravel, puddles etc. Not too interesting, even to bikers, or vulcanologists.
I can still hear my sister-in-law's plea; "Do you have anything with people in them?" A reality check for me....
So: New Rules!: I will persevere with video, but savage editing is mandatory.

Last edited by Rob Hall; 9 Feb 2011 at 11:29.
Reply With Quote
  #54  
Old 25 Aug 2011
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 1
Great pics thanks for sharing the informative post. Keep it up.
__________________
get ged online|Ged Online
Reply With Quote
  #55  
Old 29 Aug 2011
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: sunny England
Posts: 789
you dont need anything fancy, i took this on my nokia mobile phone

davsato's Channel - YouTube

sorry it goes on a bit, it was just a trial run, i was too busy to stop recording and it filled the memory card!
__________________
dave
Reply With Quote
  #56  
Old 21 Jan 2013
Little Dom's Avatar
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: South England
Posts: 13
The importance of editting!

Quote:
Originally Posted by edteamslr View Post
Helmet cameras are a nice addition to your filming setup but don't confuse the ease of being able to 'hoover up' the scenery with a helmet cam with the real challenge of creating engaging, meaningful stories. To put it another way, you could spend 1000AUD on a helmet cam and bore everyone senseless or spend 200AUD on a standard def camcorder to film a couple of drive-past's and a bit of well-researched 'talk-to-cam' that leaves the viewers feeling interested and engaged. Sadly that all sounds a bit more challenging and people just don't take the time. No wonder people just smile politely when we show them our motorbike 'shorts'.
Top comment!
I went to Vegas, hired a Softail for a week and rode around Arizona back in 2010 - I took a camera with me and decided to film the event with the idea of making it interesting for other people to watch because I was alone (I had no one to reminisce with after). It took me and a friend 1 year to complete the editing but the resulting DVD was fantastic and many people even wanted me to make copies for them! (how often does that happen with a holiday vid?)

In contrast to that a friend and I went to France for a short break on the bikes, we both filmed the trip and did just a little editing, the result is so crap neither one of us have bothered to watch it since! (and if someone tries to watch it you can watch them glaze over in about 4mins 38 seconds!)

I think it was Grant Johnson that told me "the difference between a pro photographer and an amateur photographer is the size of their rubbish bins" - With the Vegas trip I filmed hours and hours of footage, 90% never made it to the final cut.

With having said all that, for my big trip im looking at this -

VIO POV HD Camera | DogCam Sport

Main reasons are 1080p HD in Pal and the tagging system =
"New tagging and pre-record modes have been included. When you press the tag button on the remote controller, the unit goes back up to 10 mins and starts recording in the past."

So you don't need to take hours and hours of rubbish footage "just encase" something cool happens!

Only problem with this system - ITS FLAMING EXPENSIVE!!!!

Dom
Reply With Quote
  #57  
Old 25 Jan 2013
Xander's Avatar
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Back Down Under (WA)
Posts: 482
Quote:
Originally Posted by khjphoto View Post
Take a look at the DRIFT HD170.

Waterproof, Shockproof (dropped it while riding). Shoots in 720 or 1080.
Only flaw I see is the remote, there is NO indication if you are reording.
The On/Off switch needs to be more positive and impossible to use while wearing gloves.
Also the new Drift HD Ghost Action Camera

Cameras - Drift Innovation




it has a 5 minute back record... priceless unless you want to record everything and have to edit 6 months of video!
__________________
2000 Africa Twin
http://two-up-ona-twin.blogspot.com
Reply With Quote
  #58  
Old 25 Jan 2013
ozranger's Avatar
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Hoedspruit, Limpopo, South Africa
Posts: 98
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xander View Post
Also the new Drift HD Ghost Action Camera

Cameras - Drift Innovation




it has a 5 minute back record... priceless unless you want to record everything and have to edit 6 months of video!
that settles it! i already thought drift was the best only lacking the loop function, now it has everything! and you don't have a brick strapped to the top of you head! i used the drift HD 170 for my africa trip. great camera and great customer support. the ability to speak into a mic is great too.
here is a taste
Ride For Rangers: Part 1 starting off... - YouTube
i'm so excited by the ghost! well done drift!
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Short wave radio Garren Communications 20 8 Oct 2010 01:38
Speed Cameras-The case against Kevinb99 Travellers' questions that don't fit anywhere else 129 10 Nov 2008 13:53
Short wave radio frequencys roco rider Australia / New Zealand 5 21 Sep 2007 07:31
CD writer for Digital Cameras Pavouk Photo Forum 9 23 Jun 2005 05:27
On-Bike Video Cameras Global Rider Photo Forum 17 1 May 2002 08:51

 
 
 

NEW! HU 2015 Motorcycle Adventure Travel Calendar is now available! Get your copy now for some terrific travel inspiration!

HUGE, 11.5 x 16.5 inches, beautifully printed in Germany on top quality stock! Photos are the winning images from over 600 entries in the 9th Annual HU Photo Contest!

Horizons Unlimited 2015 Motorcycle Adventure Travel Calendar.

"The calendar is magnificent!"

"I just wanted to say how much I'm loving the new, larger calendar!"

We share the profit with the winning photographers. YOU could be in the HU Calendar too - enter here!


HU DVD Autumn Special!

Take 40% off Road Heroes Part 1 until October 31 only!

Road Heroes features tales of adventure, joy and sheer terror by veteran travellers Peter and Kay Forwood (193 countries two-up on a Harley); Dr. Greg Frazier (5 times RTW); Tiffany Coates (RTW solo female); and Rene Cormier (University of Gravel Roads).

The first in an exciting new series, Road Heroes features tales of adventure, joy and sheer terror by veteran travellers."Inspiring and hilarious!"

"I loved watching this DVD!"

"Lots of amazing stories and even more amazing photographs, it's great fun and very inspirational."

"Wonderful entertainment!"

Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'HEROES' on your order when you checkout.


Renedian Adventures


Renedian Adventures

What others say about HU...

"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada

"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia

"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders

contest pic

10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!

NEW! HU 2014 Adventure Travel T-shirts! are now available in several colors! Be the first kid on your block to have them! New lower prices on synths!

HU 2014 T-shirts now in!

Check out the new Gildan Performance cotton-feel t-shirt - 100% poly, feels like soft cotton!


What turns you on to motorcycle travel?


Global Rescue, WORLDwide evacuation services for EVERYONE

Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!


New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.


Books & DVDs

amazon

All the best travel books and videos listed and often reviewed on HU's famous Books page. Check it out and get great travel books from all over the world.


Motorcycle Express for shipping and insurance!

Motorcycle Express

MC Air Shipping, (uncrated) USA / Canada / Europe and other areas. Be sure to say "Horizons Unlimited" to get your $25 discount on Shipping!
Insurance - see: For foreigners traveling in US and Canada and for Americans and Canadians traveling in other countries, then mail it to MC Express and get your HU $15 discount!




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 16:58.