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    While on tour with Beach's Motorcycle Adventures in central Italy.

    Sorry, late in the day and hadn't cleaned the windscreen.

    It is in HDif you click on the 720 at the bottom RH corner of the frame.


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    Last Saturday: 2 minutes of fun with my local riding buddies.

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    If you're interested in Europe ..

    Spain 2008 (Vienna to Gibraltar)


    Corse 2010


    Poland 2011 (first time in HD)

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    Luckies, thanks for posting those videos. Great fun...and interesting too.

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    Just two minutes of the ride to breakfast last Sunday. The real reason for this video was to play with a new camera. If you've got the bandwidth you can go full screen and click on the HD button for a 1080p version. The quality is not quite where it should because I had some mount issues (failure to test alignment ) and had to rotate and zoom into the image to get things close to the proper orientation.



    The camera is the Drift Innovation HD 170 Stealth. It was recently highly discounted by Amazon due to the release of a newer, smaller model from Drift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wezul View Post
    Dave Swider brought up a good point, editing.
    I am curious as to what you (speaking editorially) might be using to edit your video shoots?

    Thanks.

    http://www.squared5.com/


    MPEG Streamclip is free and you can do some editing with that.

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    Not everyone is stuck with winter can't-ride blues. This is from Jan 15th. I might have had to crank the heated liner to 30% from the normal 25% on the way to breakfast around sun-up. After breakfast I shot this leaving Pescadero on my way up to Alice's. Full screen HD available if you have the bandwidth.


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    Believe it or not, this road is in Pensacola!


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    [QUOTE=marchyman;744703]Not everyone is stuck with winter can't-ride blues. This is from Jan 15th. I might have had to crank the heated liner to 30% from the normal 25% on the way to breakfast around sun-up. After breakfast I shot this leaving Pescadero on my way up to Alice's. Full screen HD available if you have the bandwidth.

    Loved this ride. Gotta know what camera you used - the video was good, but the audio was about the best I've heard on a motorcycle.

    I downloaded it in HD, which takes a half hour when you have Internet stuck in you by Time Warner. Then, played it on the HDTV across the room, and it was terrific. It had me leaning into the turns with you. Sound was great, color looked realistic, not 'blown-out.'

    This is the kind of video I'd like to be able to shoot, without a bunch of fuss and setup. Just leave the camera mount on my helmet, and click it in place before a good ride.

    Please let me know the make/model you used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimshaw View Post
    Loved this ride. Gotta know what camera you used - the video was good, but the audio was about the best I've heard on a motorcycle.

    I downloaded it in HD, which takes a half hour when you have Internet stuck in you by Time Warner. Then, played it on the HDTV across the room, and it was terrific. It had me leaning into the turns with you. Sound was great, color looked realistic, not 'blown-out.'

    This is the kind of video I'd like to be able to shoot, without a bunch of fuss and setup. Just leave the camera mount on my helmet, and click it in place before a good ride.

    Please let me know the make/model you used.
    Jim, I cheat. A lot. The video is from two cameras plus an external portable stereo recorder for the audio. The camera on the helmet is an older Contour HD. It maxes out at 720p... I record in its highest quality (default is mid quality) then upres it to 1080p before editing. The audio from that camera is atrocious and was tossed. The second camera is a Drift Stealth HD. When the newer smaller Drift went on sale a month or three ago Amazon discounted the now old stealth model to under $200. It shoots 1080p. The audio is better than the Contour, but still not all that great. The audio recorder is the Zoom H1. Not as good as the H4n, but at less than 1/3 the price (about $85 if you look around) good enough. I added a wind sock then stuck the recorder between tank bag and map case, facing me. I reversed the left and right channels in post processing.

    The setup looks like this... the fuzzy thing is the wind sock over the recorder.



    There wasn't much fuss to take the video. Turn camera 1 on, hit record. Turn camera 2 on, hit record. Turn recorder on, hit record. Take ride. The fuss comes after when I ingest the video and audio, upres the video from the Contour, sync the two cameras and audio, then start editing. The video from the bike mounted camera is close to unusable when the bike is idling and at low speeds in 1st gear. Too much bouncing around. The helmet mounted camera lets me fill in where I can't use the better video from the other camera. That three minutes was extracted from the first half of about 40 minutes worth of video. The audio is about 80% from the Zoom and about 20 % from the Drift. Post processing was done on a Mac using Final Cut Pro X.

    Enough video geeking out. Since this is the video thread let me end with a video... it starts where the last video left off.


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    Here's a short video from a ride near my home.




    https://vimeo.com/20970642

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    Nice, Finn.

    It looks like for some of that footage you had the camera mounted to your crash bars. Yes? I've tried mounting a camera to the crash bars on my R12GS but the vibration was so bad I didn't get any useable video. Were you using some kind of shock mount or is it just the difference between the R1200 and the F800?

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    Lostrider: Thanks for the ride!!!

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    Thanks fellows!


    I use a Manfrotto variable friction Magic Arm + a Super Clamp for mounting my cameras in precarious places to get The Shot. (or at least slightly more interesting angles)
    No shock mount, just dead weight. It's a pretty heavy-duty piece, I'd imagine it could help absorb the vibrations.

    I doubt the little R has much less vibrations, just that the waves are far higher in frequency. I'm not sure what that translates through the lens, but I'll have to go shoot something like this on my 1200R to see.


    Couldn't find any photos of the mount on the 8R, but here it is on my 8GS.








    And to keep the video flowing in the video thread, here's a couple short unedited clip from another nearby ride, this time off tarmac and two-up.... I get lazy when it comes to video editing at home for fun.... most of my focus is on still images, I do video at work though more of the playback and live type stuff.


    Rohwer from Lost Rider on Vimeo.







    Lippincott from Lost Rider on Vimeo.

    Last edited by lostrider; 02-10-2012 at 02:56 AM.

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