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Old 11-20-2013, 05:30 AM   #91
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Been away from the computer for awhile and what do I find but a bunch of videos

It's looking good….I also see you have switched to Vimeo.

Question, how does the footage look on your computer compared to the end result on Vimeo?

Keep up the good work. Correction, keep having fun

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Old 11-20-2013, 05:38 AM   #92
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Question, how does the footage look on your computer compared to the end result on Vimeo?
Seems fairly close to the same, as far as I can tell at a quick glance. Good enough for me, anyway. It's not free though. I signed up for their $10 a month plan to see how well it worked.

There does seem to be people who're having lockups and other issues with the camera showing up on the Garmin forums. I had issues with mine locking up as well when I first got it but after a "Factory Reset" it has not locked up even once.

Just thought I'd better mention it here, in case anyone uses my observations as their incentive to buy and is then having problems of their own.
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Old 11-20-2013, 06:49 AM   #93
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As I mentioned earlier, I'm picking one of these up (just waiting for a final gift card to get to my house). I was thinking of buying a spare battery, and may still, but with my Montana hard-wired into the mount I don't have to. If the Virb battery goes low, I can simply swap it out with the Montana and the bike will charge the low battery. Another great reason to buy devices from the same manufacturer.
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Old 11-20-2013, 07:00 AM   #94
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As I mentioned earlier, I'm picking one of these up (just waiting for a final gift card to get to my house). I was thinking of buying a spare battery, and may still, but with my Montana hard-wired into the mount I don't have to. If the Virb battery goes low, I can simply swap it out with the Montana and the bike will charge the low battery. Another great reason to buy devices from the same manufacturer.
We have two spare batteries already - had to send our two original Montanas in for warranty exchange, and Garmin does not ask for the old batteries back.

But if we didn't already have spares, we probably wouldn't buy spares for the VIRB. Time will tell how long it takes to recharge the battery from dead through the mount/gps.
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Old 11-20-2013, 07:59 AM   #95
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As much as I like the preliminary reports on the VIRB, I am reminded that as soon as I bought the first generation camera of another maker a few years back , the next generation was announced, fixing many issues and of course improving specs.

While I know chasing improving specs is a never ending game, I do like to see how the V1.1 or V2.0 units come out rather than buying the V1.o device. I have a camera of another maker, so I can afford to wait them out.

Thanks to all you beta testers/ early adopters though....and looking forward to seeing some on-bike, 1080 footage!
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Old 11-20-2013, 01:42 PM   #96
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....and looking forward to seeing some on-bike, 1080 footage!
Done. Only 0 C today so it was a bit brisk.

1080p, 30FPS, no stabilization.

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Old 11-20-2013, 10:15 PM   #97
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do you have a video up on vimeo you recorded on the bike with no added audio? I've used my GP3 several times with the full case and the open back. audio was pretty darned good. only problem i have is that i dont own a computer with the processor power to edit 1080 video. i've been recording in vga mode... and its great. some of the features this one has are pretty interesting. i just dont have anything else to integrate it with.

for reference...
a hastily edited vga video on my GP with the open back. top of the helmet, up in the wind.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rj4Y...ature=youtu.be

i have a couple of random walking-around kind of videos in 1080... but i cant edit and upload them.
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Old 11-21-2013, 03:25 AM   #98
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do you have a video up on vimeo you recorded on the bike with no added audio? I've used my GP3 several times with the full case and the open back. audio was pretty darned good. only problem i have is that i dont own a computer with the processor power to edit 1080 video. i've been recording in vga mode... and its great. some of the features this one has are pretty interesting. i just dont have anything else to integrate it with.

for reference...
a hastily edited vga video on my GP with the open back. top of the helmet, up in the wind.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rj4Y...ature=youtu.be

i have a couple of random walking-around kind of videos in 1080... but i cant edit and upload them.
The VIRB audio is pretty similar to what you're getting with the H3 and open back. When you're stopped in your video, it sounds like your mic is picking up your friend's bike which must have a modified exhaust. My cam's mounted in the same location as yours, but there's no other bike around me so the sound you hear is my own bike.

This is where my cam was when I took the first videos:



I moved it back an inch for the last video I uploaded, the "1080p On Bike". The first location wasn't great because the camera couldn't pivot back far enough to get more sky without adding another extension and I didn't want any more height on the camera. The mounts use the same 3M adhesive as the GoPro. I bought a couple of sheets of that adhesive off eBay so moving mounts is possible.

Another great feature on the VIRB is the lanyard attachment point - you can see the lanyard I have on mine coming off the back of the camera and going down behind the Scala radio, then hooked to the Scala mic boom. With this setup I can reach up with winter gloves on and take the camera off the mount, make adjustments, then put it back up there, all without removing the gloves. I did that many times this past weekend.

The nice thing about the VIRB is the mic's always ready - there is no open or closed back since the cam itself is waterproof.

I'm uploading a 3 minute video with natural sound in a few minutes.
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Old 11-21-2013, 03:54 AM   #99
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Here's a test with natural sound. I'm not a great fan of wind noise - that's why I usually add music instead. VIRB Edit allows you to mix natural sounds and music if you prefer.

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Old 11-21-2013, 05:34 AM   #100
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This might be a little off topic.
I have tried ti use Virb Edit and when add music it will not export the video.
Without music I can export.

Windows 7
Video is MP4 Layer 3
Music is MPEG1 128 kbs 44.100 Khz

Where can I find help on Verb Edit?

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Old 11-21-2013, 05:45 AM   #101
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This might be a little off topic.
I have tried ti use Virb Edit and when add music it will not export the video.
Without music I can export.

Windows 7
Video is MP4 Layer 3
Music is MPEG1 128 kbs 44.100 Khz

Where can I find help on Verb Edit?
There isn't any help in the program itself - not that I can find anyway in the Mac version. Probably best to ask the question in the Windows VIRB section on the Garmin Forums.
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Old 11-21-2013, 06:21 AM   #102
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I haven't found any help files in the program???
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Old 11-21-2013, 07:16 AM   #103
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Nice review Emmbeedee !

What is the white line and red dot in the upper right of the videos ?

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Old 11-21-2013, 08:26 AM   #104
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Nice review Emmbeedee !

What is the white line and red dot in the upper right of the videos ?

Mike
Looks to me like a route or a track that's been plotted. The red dot is the current position on the route.
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Old 11-21-2013, 09:06 AM   #105
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Nice review Emmbeedee !

What is the white line and red dot in the upper right of the videos ?
That's the track of the ride and my current location at that point as Lee suggested.
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