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Old 03-10-2014, 02:29 PM   #1156
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So as I alluded to earlier, I got my basic Virb today. I do like the look of it a little better than the Elite. The black finish will be so much easier to keep clean.



Maybe Garmin should put out a red one. That would look good.

Or an orange one, to blend in on KTMs.
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Old 03-10-2014, 02:38 PM   #1157
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So, question - I got my Elite and played with it a bit on Sunday. I notice you can have multiple cameras set up and controlled from one remote or a 'Main' Virb. Would there be any reason to use additional Elites as the secondary cameras? It might be interesting to play around with if I can pick up a second VIRB cheap somewhere along the way...
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Old 03-10-2014, 02:58 PM   #1158
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So, question - I got my Elite and played with it a bit on Sunday. I notice you can have multiple cameras set up and controlled from one remote or a 'Main' Virb. Would there be any reason to use additional Elites as the secondary cameras? It might be interesting to play around with if I can pick up a second VIRB cheap somewhere along the way...

The secondary cameras don't have to be the Elite model. The control is over ANT+, so the basic one will do.

I can see uses for the secondary camera controlled by the primary one. Like in instances where you're riding something and you want the rider's perspective and a fixed wide view from the ground.

Or front and back facing cameras.


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Old 03-11-2014, 06:56 AM   #1159
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I wanted to add music to a video. When using Virb Edit it seems to layer the music on top of the existing sound. How do I replace the existing sound with music?

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Old 03-11-2014, 07:18 AM   #1160
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I wanted to add music to a video. When using Virb Edit it seems to layer the music on top of the existing sound. How do I replace the existing sound with music?
In the Edit window there's a slider that lets you turn the original sound down up to 0%.

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Old 03-11-2014, 07:30 AM   #1161
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In the Edit window there's a slider that lets you turn the original sound down up to 0%.


Thanks I will give it a try.

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Old 03-11-2014, 09:46 AM   #1162
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Just a word of thanks...

I'd just like to say thanks to all of you, with a special thanks to Emmbeedee who started and has mothered this thread....it's been a great help to me in learning about this new device and I find new challenges each day when I read the recent posts.... Good Job to all of you!
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Old 03-11-2014, 02:15 PM   #1163
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I'd just like to say thanks to all of you, with a special thanks to Emmbeedee who started and has mothered this thread....it's been a great help to me in learning about this new device and I find new challenges each day when I read the recent posts.... Good Job to all of you!
Thanks for the feedback. It's good to know this is useful to others.
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Old 03-11-2014, 05:39 PM   #1164
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It might be interesting to play around with if I can pick up a second VIRB cheap somewhere along the way...
So I started trying out the Remote app on my gps with the two cameras, one set as Main, the other Extended and the damn thing didn't seem to work at all on the gps until I remembered that the 78S is not a Touch Screen!

Doh! You have to use the Enter and direction toggle arrow to make the menu work on the 78S. Then it worked beautifully.

I plan to try this out at different distances between camera and Remote asap, to see how far apart a setup can be.
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Old 03-12-2014, 09:34 AM   #1165
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If we're going to have yet another Winter storm, I might as well video it...

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Old 03-12-2014, 10:46 AM   #1166
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I took the plunge....

Cameras came in.....now I can start contributing to this thread once I get some basics down.



Considering mounting options.

I would love to get by mounting on the bike vs. helmet. How many of you avoid helmet mounts successfully?
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Old 03-12-2014, 10:56 AM   #1167
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So as I alluded to earlier, I got my basic Virb today. I do like the look of it a little better than the Elite. The black finish will be so much easier to keep clean.



Maybe Garmin should put out a red one. That would look good.

Or an orange one, to blend in on KTMs.
Hey EmmBeeDee,
I believe you have the Garmin Monterra, as do I. It has a GPS track that can be imported into the VIRB edit software. Lots of other stuff too (tempe, ec). The ANT+ interface is used for most. Who knows, maybe the VIRB can add the GPS info from the Monterra. Certainly the remote control should work. So what functionality would I lose if I got a VIRB instead of a VIRB Elite?

BTW, you are a valuable resource that I am sure is greatly appreciated by many. Thanks for being there.
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Old 03-12-2014, 11:07 AM   #1168
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Not to steal Emmbeedee's thunder, but if you open the manual PDF and search for 'Elite', it does a pretty good job of calling out the features that are available to Elite only. Basically, Dashboards, leveling options, Auto Start/Stop Recording, Auto setting of the clock, internal Tracks, and Wifi-based Remote Control (i.e., from a cell phone).
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Old 03-12-2014, 11:15 AM   #1169
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Hey EmmBeeDee,
I believe you have the Garmin Monterra, as do I. It has a GPS track that can be imported into the VIRB edit software. Lots of other stuff too (tempe, ec). The ANT+ interface is used for most. Who knows, maybe the VIRB can add the GPS info from the Monterra. Certainly the remote control should work. So what functionality would I lose if I got a VIRB instead of a VIRB Elite?

BTW, you are a valuable resource that I am sure is greatly appreciated by many. Thanks for being there.
Thanks for the feedback, Chazbo.

Re the Monterra and the VIRB. I could be mistaken, but I don't think the Monterra has a ANT+ Remote application to use for the VIRB. The VIRB Android app actually works via WiFi.

Who knows, Garmin may release an ANT+ app for the Monterra/VIRB Remote, but I wouldn't hold my breath on that. One of the other real drawbacks of the Monterra (or Panderra, as I call it) is that it does not connect wirelessly to the Montana or any of the other Garmin units with wireless transfer capabilities. I don't see Garmin fixing that either, in the near future.

What the lack of ANT+ Remote capabilities means, with regard to the VIRB, is that you'll need to get the Elite if you want to use the Monterra as a remote.

But there's not a huge difference in the price between the Basic and the Elite, so I think it's false economy to go cheap if it's your one and only VIRB. In fact I've already thought I should have got a second Elite instead of the Basic one I bought this week.

Oh well...
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Old 03-12-2014, 11:25 AM   #1170
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Considering mounting options.

I would love to get by mounting on the bike vs. helmet. How many of you avoid helmet mounts successfully?
Gotta say, helmet mounting removes engine vibration from the equation... But you should try to arrange options - the same shot all the time gets kind of boring anyway.

I think you need to experiment with mounting the camera to the bike and try each location out while it doesn't matter if the video turns out badly. Then you won't ruin your holiday videos.

Easy for me to suggest multiple mounting points. I can set them all up beforehand.

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