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Old 11-22-2013, 09:34 PM   #121
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Thanks for the new videos!

Judging from the updates Garmin is releasing it appears they are taking the VIRB seriously which is a good thing.

I'm really enjoying the data displays (dashboards ??) that are in the videos. Is all that info coming from the VIRB, the Montana, or both?

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Old 11-23-2013, 02:56 AM   #122
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if you are using your Montana for a remote, how about a couple pictures of it. Would like to see the options you can do with the Montana, to control the VIRB.

Thanks great seeing it in action, and learning about the VIRB, from a user.
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Old 11-23-2013, 05:01 AM   #123
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if you are using your Montana for a remote, how about a couple pictures of it. Would like to see the options you can do with the Montana, to control the VIRB.

Thanks great seeing it in action, and learning about the VIRB, from a user.
This is it, for the Montana Remote.



The 78/62S apps are pretty similar.
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Old 11-23-2013, 05:05 AM   #124
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Thanks for the new videos!

Judging from the updates Garmin is releasing it appears they are taking the VIRB seriously which is a good thing.

I'm really enjoying the data displays (dashboards ??) that are in the videos. Is all that info coming from the VIRB, the Montana, or both?

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The dashboards in the videos come from the VIRB Edit software. The info in them comes from the track. I think you can do the same using GP footage and a gps track, in the program. It's just a little more involved.
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Old 11-23-2013, 01:02 PM   #125
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The dashboards in the videos come from the VIRB Edit software. The info in them comes from the track. I think you can do the same using GP footage and a gps track, in the program. It's just a little more involved.
Very interesting. That would come in handy if you wanted to add video from a second camera.

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Old 11-23-2013, 01:20 PM   #126
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Well I just couldn't for Santa I just pulled the trigger.
I will use it with the Grand kids too that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

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+ 64g micro sd card



+ 1" ball adapter



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Old 11-23-2013, 03:34 PM   #127
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Well I just couldn't for Santa I just pulled the trigger.
I will use it with the Grand kids too that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

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Good for you! You'll love it!
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Old 11-24-2013, 04:24 PM   #128
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Emmbedeee you have done some superb research on this camera.
So thorough. And I thank you.


I have to have perfect sound in my video's----perfect.
The Virbs mic setup is not acceptable for me.
I'm afraid that thing alone makes it a no go for me.
I don't care what else it does---the sound is aweful.
What's perfect sound for me?????


1. Absolutely no wind noise-------none.

2. The ability to narrate with an in helmet microphone--with an adjustable mic level.

3. I want to just pickup enough engine noise to get the feel and sound
that I'm am indeed riding a motorcyle--but it's at the perfect level and not drownd-ing out the narrating.

The POV camera from Viosport does this-----been using it for years.
It has a remote wifi button to start and stop it-----and has so many features the Virb has.
The Viosport doesn't have a lot of features the Virb does-------but none of those I need to record superb video with superb sound.
The recorder has a screen you can look at all mounted up while on the bike to make sure the camera is aimed correctly.
They are $400 now.

Anyway-----I was all over this Virb till the sound thing came up.
I know somebody will pipe in what the virb does the POV doesn't---but all that won't matter to me. I just couldn't go back to bad sounding video's
and having to add music to every clip because of that.

Here's is what I mean.
Upgrade to HD on you tube to see quality video.
Parts of this do have wind noise-----but I was using a hand held camcorder on those parts.

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Old 11-24-2013, 04:39 PM   #129
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I have to have perfect sound in my video's----perfect.
The Virbs mic setup is not acceptable for me.
I'm afraid that thing alone makes it a no go for me.
I don't care what else it does---the sound is aweful.
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.
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Old 11-24-2013, 05:04 PM   #130
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Here's a couple of videos from an inmate HalfThrottle.
He uses the Dirft and a external mike seems like placement is very important.






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I was playing with VIRB Edit this evening, trying out the variable speed options in the edit menu. In there, you can slow down the playback to 50, 25 or 12.5% or speed it up by 200, 400 or 800%. I only tried the slow motion options in the short video below.



Speaking of slow motion - any uploads to YouTube are so slow as to be completely useless for me. My Mac has some kind of Vimeo integration in the Finder menu and using that to upload takes a fraction of the time YT would.
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Old 11-24-2013, 06:45 PM   #132
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wind noise

I have a VIO POV which has the mic in the cable from the camera to the recorder. Stock the sound is as though you're blowing across a pop bottle once you get up to speed made worse on a windy day or as your direction in relation to the wind changes. I went to a music store and got a foam wind sock which I modified to put over the mic. What a difference! No idea how possible that is on the VIRB but worth trying. It'll probably look a bit tacky but "function over fashion".
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Old 11-24-2013, 06:50 PM   #133
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I have a VIO POV which has the mic in the cable from the camera to the recorder. Stock the sound is as though you're blowing across a pop bottle once you get up to speed made worse on a windy day or as your direction in relation to the wind changes. I went to a music store and got a foam wind sock which I modified to put over the mic. What a difference! No idea how possible that is on the VIRB but worth trying. It'll probably look a bit tacky but "function over fashion".
250senuf----the mic level is adjustable from 1-9.
Put it on 1 or 2 and problem solved.

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Old 11-24-2013, 08:54 PM   #134
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Tried that.

Wind sock got the result I was after: sound (at a decent volume) lacking the pop bottle effect.

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Old 11-25-2013, 08:48 AM   #135
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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.

Sorry, can't figure out how to embed the video on my mac using Safari.

http://youtu.be/Ne7YGKVFHkM

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

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