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N8YX
10-15-2013, 05:00 AM
Picked one of the Hero 3 units up last week - something to compete with the VX-7R for handlebar space. While batteries may be included, the mount...SD card...and a bunch of other things to make the camera actually usable in an outdoor setting weren't. :irked:

Nothing that a trip to a couple local Bestbuy stores didn't fix, though.

We did one of our favorite 40mi rides on Sunday and I videoed the return half...some of it at night. Gonna do another night ride into Akron and back tonight and video the event.

Anyone else own one? Thoughts on them?

KG4CGC
10-15-2013, 08:28 AM
Those things are great for anyone on the road on 2 wheels. It has made the difference in quite a few cases that went to court.

KC2UGV
10-15-2013, 09:05 AM
A guy at work uses one for all his mountain biking. He likes it, and it's produced quite a few videos that were worth watching.

WTKX
10-15-2013, 09:26 AM
Ski good, or eat wood!

http://youtu.be/IEOK4hGzxwo


http://youtu.be/IEOK4hGzxwo

KG4NEL
10-15-2013, 04:43 PM
I think they're extremely cool.

Unfortunately, I run and lift weights - two of probably the most boring physical pursuits you could choose to watch from my perspective :D

w6tmi
10-15-2013, 06:29 PM
> We did one of our favorite 40mi rides on Sunday and I videoed the return half...some of it at night.

How did the night footage turn out?

I picked one up a month or so ago. Got some great footage of lane splitting and car dodging.. lol..

I saw a blurb on the next gen, supposedly going to be able to so 4k at a decent frame rate. (They do 4k @ 15fps now) Even though that's no good for motion, you can do some nice imagery with it.
Made me want to run out and get a monitor capable of that. Til I saw the prices..

KG4NEL
10-15-2013, 10:55 PM
And to stream 4K, you're looking at going beyond what copper can do ;)

w6tmi
10-16-2013, 04:06 PM
And to stream 4K, you're looking at going beyond what copper can do ;)

Raw yes, Couple years go we got streamable d-cinema stuff. but yeah, awhile before it goes out on youbube..

But it definitely give you a fuckton of editing room.

N8YX
10-18-2013, 05:22 AM
How did the night footage turn out?


Low-light stuff wasn't too bad - but no-light/almost dark sections faded to black a lot faster than my eyes did. The return leg saw me switch on the dynamo headlight; the beam spot immediately ahead of the bike was captured well but further up the trail it wasn't.

Still, a decent camera for the money.

KK4AMI
10-18-2013, 08:04 AM
The cost of the camera isn't bad. But they do get you on the accessories. That thing has more accessories available to it then the proverbial "little black dress". I think you can run up a bigger bill then a DLSR with assorted lenses.

KK4AMI
10-18-2013, 08:10 AM
Low-light stuff wasn't too bad - but no-light/almost dark sections faded to black a lot faster than my eyes did. The return leg saw me switch on the dynamo headlight; the beam spot immediately ahead of the bike was captured well but further up the trail it wasn't.

Still, a decent camera for the money.

There are modified GoPros for Night Vision. They remove the IR filter over the sensor.

N8YX
10-19-2013, 08:18 AM
There are modified GoPros for Night Vision. They remove the IR filter over the sensor.

Do tell...

KK4AMI
10-19-2013, 02:17 PM
Do tell...

Sure. Don't blink while you watch this :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayz6w8aMLwA

K7SGJ
10-19-2013, 06:45 PM
Sure. Don't blink while you watch this :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayz6w8aMLwA


Typical, the ink isn't dry on the owners manual yet, and this thing already has some hacks. I love technology, and people willing to improve or change the design of something. This guy should be a ham.

I think he is the one that finished the Boston Marathon in 12 seconds.

KG4CGC
10-19-2013, 10:14 PM
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No test in the video. I think he broke it.

KK4AMI
10-20-2013, 05:16 AM
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No test in the video. I think he broke it.

No, the test video is in there. It is on a separate attachment to the video. Almost all of the sensors on digital cameras have near IR filters on them because they can all see into the infrared range. Unfortunately, the human eye can't so they filter it out of the image to make the image appear more natural. With the filter off you can see after sunset, but with near IR LEDs for illumination you can see in total darkness.