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Old 11-28-2013, 06:22 AM   #166
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So my Virb Elite showed up yesterday. I got home late, installed the memory card and the battery and plugged it in. The charge light showed Green so I turned it on. I saw that it was a setup screen and just turned it off because I was tired. This morning I picked up the camera and turned it on. I get the Garmin logo on the screen, then it just starts this long "beep" tone. It will not stop until I pull the battery.
That's really strange….and of course a real bummer.

It makes me wonder if you had gone through the setup if it would have continued to work. I doubt it would have made a difference but I've seen stranger things happen before.

Hopefully the replacement will be perfect and you'll be enjoying the new camera for a long time.

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Old 11-28-2013, 06:24 AM   #167
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Snow day today...
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Old 11-28-2013, 06:26 AM   #168
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That's really strange….and of course a real bummer.

It makes me wonder if you had gone through the setup if it would have continued to work.
I wondered that as well. The first thing you need to do when you start it is let it see the skies to find the gps signal which gives it time and location information. But it would be a pretty catastrophic failure if aborting that process killed the unit.
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"The motorcycle, being poorly designed for both flight and marine operation, sustained significant external and internal damage," police noted.
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Old 11-28-2013, 07:56 AM   #169
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FZ: the perfect choice for all occasions.
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Old 11-28-2013, 08:15 AM   #170
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Mine showed up yesterday...too many family things going on now will play with it later.

But here's a photo.......(bad photo)
The ball between the micro card adapter and the Virb.
This is an item I added it makes the Virb compatible with Ram Mounts.

All I did id turn the screen on and then charged it up.
Right off the bat I noticed the screen is not back lit....I think I knew that.
It was very hard to see the screen.

Not I just got the thing so it might not matter.
I got to use the thing before I really can comment.

I think I will chase the wife around with it later........after a few bourbon balls



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Old 11-28-2013, 09:49 AM   #171
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Mine showed up yesterday...too many family things going on now will play with it later.
Glad to hear there will be more than me commenting on it soon!
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Old 11-28-2013, 01:29 PM   #172
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A couple of Winter pics from the VIRB.



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Old 11-28-2013, 02:49 PM   #173
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It is your fault showing all the great things you can do with a VIRB. Looked on GPS City and they had an Elite camera with a bundle of things on sale. Not sure what I need but to much is always better than not enough, right.
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Old 11-28-2013, 03:53 PM   #174
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It is your fault showing all the great things you can do with a VIRB. Looked on GPS City and they had an Elite camera with a bundle of things on sale. Not sure what I need but to much is always better than not enough, right.
Go ahead. Blame me.

But you're right - too much is often better. I always kick myself after ordering, thinking I should have got a few more items...
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Old 11-28-2013, 05:25 PM   #175
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WOW…. you sure went from Spring to Winter quick. Our first snow down here is usually gone in less than 1/2 a day.

On the other hand, folks here freak out and they close the schools if it's only 1" of snow so maybe it's good that our first snow does not last long

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Old 11-28-2013, 06:21 PM   #176
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WOW…. you sure went from Spring to Winter quick. Our first snow down here is usually gone in less than 1/2 a day.

On the other hand, folks here freak out and they close the schools if it's only 1" of snow so maybe it's good that our first snow does not last long
Yes, we were socked in by about 12" of snow overnight on Tuesday. No worries, it'll all be gone by next March.
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Old 12-01-2013, 10:34 AM   #177
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Garmin Virb Edit, the software that you use with the camera can also be used with any mp4 file. If you have the time correct in the camera and you record the ride with a GPS you can have the same experience as with a Virb.
The below video was shot handheld with an iPhone and I used my bicycle GPS:

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Old 12-01-2013, 06:21 PM   #178
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Garmin Virb Edit, the software that you use with the camera can also be used with any mp4 file. If you have the time correct in the camera and you record the ride with a GPS you can have the same experience as with a Virb.
The below video was shot handheld with an iPhone and I used my bicycle GPS:

I knew that but maybe others here didn't. Thanks for bringing it up.
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Old 12-01-2013, 06:41 PM   #179
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I was experimenting with the Time Lapse Video setting on the VIRB and when I brought those videos into VIRB Edit I had no idea what to do with them since they seemed to play so fast as to be useless. Then I remembered the slowdown setting in VE, so after slowing the videos down to 12.5% speed, they started to be useful.

Here's an example. Dreary day but better than nothing...

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Old 12-01-2013, 07:07 PM   #180
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