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Old 11-25-2013, 10:00 AM   #136
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very nice

i read this whole thread. i had no idea Garmin made such a beast!
I want a helmet cam for recording my commute on the freeways (safety / liability reasons) - and then weekend twisty bits as well. this garmin in incredible!!

i will have to do more research before just buying the Hero3.

thanks for all the informative posts Emmbee!
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Old 11-25-2013, 10:15 AM   #137
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An external mic and wind sock makes a big difference.

Here's a good video done by CopperDawg (Patrick) using a GoPro mounted on his FZ1.

http://youtu.be/Ne7YGKVFHkM

At about the 4:30 mark he shows the mic setup he used.

Jon…
Thats GREAT info. the splitter is a great piece. Pipe sound and in-helmet narration would be rad!
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Old 11-25-2013, 12:35 PM   #138
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Not that I'm trying to convince you or anything like that, but I plan to try a couple of things to see if the sound can be improved:
  1. A windsock over the mic hole
  2. An external accessory mic

Either of those options should make a big difference.

I'll check your video later when a big download I'm getting has finished.
Have you tried these:

Garmin Wind Block for VIRB:

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Old 11-25-2013, 12:45 PM   #139
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GPSCity.com seems to think there will be an ANT+ Remote Control Button Pad for the VIRB 1Q14. Heard anything about this? I don't find anything at Garmin about it.

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Old 11-25-2013, 03:21 PM   #140
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GPSCity.com seems to think there will be an ANT+ Remote Control Button Pad for the VIRB 1Q14. Heard anything about this? I don't find anything at Garmin about it.

They do show it on the Splash site http://sites.garmin.com/virb/

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Old 11-25-2013, 03:23 PM   #141
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Have you tried these:

Garmin Wind Block for VIRB:

Hey, I hadn't noticed that. Must give it a try.
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Old 11-25-2013, 03:30 PM   #142
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That is what I thought of when I saw that the VIRB had a loop feature. I'll check how it works today and let you know.
Curious whether you actually had the chance and tried this out to see if it works as advertised yet. Looking for this feature on my next cam so I can just let it run all the time, and only save the last few minutes when something interesting happens. Thanks.

ETA: I also see that Drift came out with their newest version, the Ghost S as shown here: http://driftinnovation.com/drift-ghost-s/ Going to be tough finally deciding on which to get.
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Old 11-25-2013, 06:00 PM   #143
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Curious whether you actually had the chance and tried this out to see if it works as advertised yet. Looking for this feature on my next cam so I can just let it run all the time, and only save the last few minutes when something interesting happens. Thanks.

ETA: I also see that Drift came out with their newest version, the Ghost S as shown here: http://driftinnovation.com/drift-ghost-s/ Going to be tough finally deciding on which to get.
I thought I had tested that feature. I'll give it a try tomorrow.
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Old 11-25-2013, 07:12 PM   #144
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Curious whether you actually had the chance and tried this out to see if it works as advertised yet. Looking for this feature on my next cam so I can just let it run all the time, and only save the last few minutes when something interesting happens. Thanks.

ETA: I also see that Drift came out with their newest version, the Ghost S as shown here: http://driftinnovation.com/drift-ghost-s/ Going to be tough finally deciding on which to get.
Tough choices between the Drift Ghost S and the VIRB Elite. It would have been a no-brainer for me if the VIRB had a rotating Lens.
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Old 11-25-2013, 07:42 PM   #145
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Tough choices between the Drift Ghost S and the VIRB Elite. It would have been a no-brainer for me if the VIRB had a rotating Lens.
I've found that the only place I get consistently good videos and pictures is on top of my helmet. I know it looks weird but it's a price I'm willing to pay, having seen lots of videos ruined by vibration. The VIRB has less drag than the GoPro, on the helmet, so I'm happy.

One thing you can do with the Garmin VIRB base is rotate the camera sideways, so I see myself using this to get video and/or pictures of scenery off to the side of the road I happen to be following.

All my GoPros are gone now. We lost one last summer off the back of the bike, and sold two in the last day.

I don't miss them much. :)



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Old 11-26-2013, 07:11 AM   #146
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Tough choices between the Drift Ghost S and the VIRB Elite. It would have been a no-brainer for me if the VIRB had a rotating Lens.
I feel the same way.
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Old 11-26-2013, 07:29 AM   #147
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I've found that the only place I get consistently good videos and pictures is on top of my helmet. I know it looks weird but it's a price I'm willing to pay, having seen lots of videos ruined by vibration. The VIRB has less drag than the GoPro, on the helmet, so I'm happy.

One thing you can do with the Garmin VIRB base is rotate the camera sideways, so I see myself using this to get video and/or pictures of scenery off to the side of the road I happen to be following.

All my GoPros are gone now. We lost one last summer off the back of the bike, and sold two in the last day.

I don't miss them much. :)



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Have you tried it on a ram mount?
Or even clipped to the hand guards?

I used one of these very cheep much better ones out there now.
It made the trip on my Wee Strom from KY to Ak with this clamp no problems.



I would put on mirrors plastic engine bars and skid plates.
Used it on this camera worked pretty good.
Hoping for better out of the Virb.



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Have you tried it on a ram mount?
Or even clipped to the hand guards?
I haven't tried the VIRB yet on a RAM mount but I had my GP2 on a variety of different mounts all over the bikes, and was never very happy with the results. I could clip out a bit of decent video from a day's recordings, but often what I really wanted was unusable.



Here's an example where the video wasn't too bad. GP2 mounted on F800GS engine guards.



And another where I was reasonably happy with the results from the GP2:



But I have hours of video I would never upload since it's too wobbly or otherwise unacceptable.
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Old 11-26-2013, 08:17 AM   #149
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I haven't tried the VIRB yet on a RAM mount but I had my GP2 on a variety of different mounts all over the bikes, and was never very happy with the results. I could clip out a bit of decent video from a day's recordings, but often what I really wanted was unusable.



Here's an example where the video wasn't too bad. GP2 mounted on F800GS engine guards.



And another where I was reasonably happy with the results from the GP2:



But I have hours of video I would never upload since it's too wobbly or otherwise unacceptable.

I think both looked good to me ...you wouldn't want to see a whole film of that but used here and there in a film would be cool.
Liked the way you framed the BMW symbol in there too.

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Curious whether you actually had the chance and tried this out to see if it works as advertised yet. Looking for this feature on my next cam so I can just let it run all the time, and only save the last few minutes when something interesting happens. Thanks.
Okay, I tried out both the 5 minute and 10 minute loop feature and on the 5 minute one I only went for about 7 minutes then stopped the recording to save the previous 5, and it saved 5 files of 1 minute each and one more of about 20 seconds.

On the 10 minute setting I went for about 1/2 an hour and it recorded 5 files of about 2 minutes each, comprised of the previous 10 minutes before I turned the video recording switch off. None of the video from before that 10 minute period was saved, which is to be expected.

So it does seem to work.
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