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Old 10-22-2012, 12:58 AM   #1921
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This video is just mindblowing... I have some saving ups to do
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Old 10-22-2012, 03:07 AM   #1922
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Wow, nice what a few million in editing and professional cinematography can do with a $300 camera kit.
sure but putting some cream on shit doesn't make it taste better. If this camera would have been rubbish the editing couldn't have solved anything.
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Old 10-22-2012, 01:31 PM   #1923
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sure but putting some cream on shit doesn't make it taste better. If this camera would have been rubbish the editing couldn't have solved anything.
No one's saying the cam was rubbish, just eluding to the fact you'll never produce anything close to the IQ with a Hero3 and iMovie.
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Old 10-22-2012, 01:45 PM   #1924
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Anyone have a good idea on how to mount the remote on the handlebars of a bike? I'm thinking of suggesting the idea to RAM since my Velcro trial is not working as well as I would have hoped. I have it Velcro'd to the Spot unit in the picture below and whenever I push the Mode button, the remote tends to pull off the attachment. A little RAM cradle would work nicely.



I know the remote has an arm band but using that requires more concentration than just hitting the button on a remote which is on the dash or bars.
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Old 10-22-2012, 02:18 PM   #1925
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Have you considered a retractable lanyard attached to your jacket, camelbak, or shoulder strap of your backpack if you have one
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Old 10-22-2012, 02:38 PM   #1926
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Have you considered a retractable lanyard attached to your jacket, camelbak, or shoulder strap of your backpack if you have one
Yes, and it would be of no use to me. I need to see the remote without taking my eyes off the road for any longer than necessary.

I did suggest the remote cradle to RAM.
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Old 10-22-2012, 03:53 PM   #1927
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I use the strap and have it wrapped around a RAM arm that is holding one of my Double Take mirrors. I hated it on my wrist. I too want to be able to look at and see it working without having to fish a lanyard or pull a hand off the bars. Did you use the industrial velcro? I would love a RAM mount though, all my crap is on RAM balls...

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Yes, and it would be of no use to me. I need to see the remote without taking my eyes off the road for any longer than necessary.

I did suggest the remote cradle to RAM.
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Old 10-22-2012, 03:56 PM   #1928
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Speaking of external mic's, this video is what convinced me I would like to use an external mic.

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Big improvement. Really annoyed when people add music to their videos for several reasons. Probably don't like the music, would rather hear the motorcycle to get a better sense of the riding, etc... but of course shitty on board sound is maybe even worse. The extrernal mic seems like a good way to go. I got a Hero3 Black for my b-day today from my wife - arrives soon. Really had now interest in getting one but if I don't use it she'll kill me! Hopefully I can make some cool vids.
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Old 10-22-2012, 04:29 PM   #1929
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Anyone have a good idea on how to mount the remote on the handlebars of a bike?
I just use the velcro strap over my clutch reservoir.

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Old 10-22-2012, 04:48 PM   #1930
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Did you use the industrial velcro? I would love a RAM mount though, all my crap is on RAM balls...
I used Velcro Extreme, supposedly all-weather, and good for rough surfaces. The remote never actually came off the pad but each time I pushed the mode button especially, it became a little more detached, forcing me to push it back into place. There's really only about 1" by 1" square for the Velcro to be applied to.

But a RAM cradle would probably sell really well, imho.

I love using the remote - generally to set the angle of the camera just right I use the iPhone app and check everything's right, then switch control to the remote as a final step.

This way I can tell if any of the batteries have died, or if the camera's locked up. Unfortunately mine locked while I was going through a deep (deep for me, anyway) water crossing and I missed recording that. And the day before the remote reported a full memory card situation which I was able to deal with asap.

Weird though, the 32 gig card only had 6 gig on it when it was reported as full. This camera's still got some bugs, but it has a lot of potential.
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Old 10-22-2012, 04:50 PM   #1931
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I just use the velcro strap over my clutch reservoir.

I had mine over the brake reservoir on my DR but the angle was such that I needed to stand each time I wanted to see it. I know, I should stand more, but it's against the law here in Ontario and is seen as "Stunting", something the police frown on. I do it anyway, of course, but I don't want to do it each time I want to see the remote display. A RAM cradle would be ideal.
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:41 AM   #1932
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How well does the Spot work with the remote there. It seems like it would block the antenna area.

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Old 10-23-2012, 09:10 AM   #1933
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I have mine handlebar mounted, just take the wrist strap, loop it through the buckle and then wrap the loose end twice around the bar, kind of figure 8 pattern, to grab the other side of the velcro. it holds well and makes it very convenient to use.

I also have it hard wired through the USB cable to overcome the short battery life.
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Old 10-23-2012, 11:26 AM   #1934
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No one's saying the cam was rubbish, just eluding to the fact you'll never produce anything close to the IQ with a Hero3 and iMovie.
never said that I will and was expecting it to do :o)
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Old 10-23-2012, 11:50 AM   #1935
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How well does the Spot work with the remote there. It seems like it would block the antenna area.
I just spent two days using the Spot with the remote on it and all my Ok and Custom Messages show up on my Spot Shared page.

I don't use tracking; I prefer to send messages when I feel like it.
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