Dusty Butt 2013

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by Kokopelli, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    Ah interesting. So you can only video short bits? Or once you push the keep thjis button it carries on recording ill you push the stop button?
    I noticed it refocussed during the river crossing to - was that you or did it do it automatically?
  2. clintnz

    clintnz Trans-Global Chook Chaser

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    Top work Transalper! If a fraction of the people with helmet cams could do as good a job as that taking, editing & posting vids nobody would need a TV.

    I got caught out on that same hill on the Awakino, was just bumbling along, came around the corner & "!" For want of just a wee bit of momentum I had to stop/start/spin/rev/zigzag my way up. After that every suspicious uphill corner was attacked with more enthusiasm so I didn't get caught out again.

    Cheers
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  3. TransalperNZ

    TransalperNZ Been here awhile

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    lol, nice Clint.

    Padders, I can pretty much set the camera to do any combination of things, I like to set mine now days to 'Loop + Forward' and a '1 minute loop time'... so yes this way once I tell it to keep a loop it keeps that last minute and then continues keeping until I press stop.
    I then press record to start a new loop and later when something good happens record again to keep that loop+ forward etc.
    It can be set to do a conventional start stop or just keep a loop like 1minute/30seconds (what ever you choose) each side of the button press without needing to press stop but some things go on and you miss the end with that.
    Camera is a set focus device so no re-focusing can happen.
    I'm guessing what you saw was from my hand held camera with zoom at the Waimati Forests slimy bouldery river, that lost focus a couple of times... or maybe YT's compression blurring the smaller features of distance a bit like is noticeable in the wider easier crossing just before.
  4. innathyzit

    innathyzit AKA Woodman

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    We got stopped at that hill as well, took me 2 goes, lost traction, backed down to the bottom and idled up:evil. Rigley on the other hand managed to spin his DRZ around and almost go over the bank, but faceplanted the front wheel and gave himself a dead leg. Then along came Buddha and his bro on a GS:eek1. A few attempts to get the GS up failed so three of us pushed it up. We were there a wee while and athere were quite a few incidents. It was a tough wee hill that i don't recall from previous years.
  5. cooneyr

    cooneyr terra firma rider

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    Thats exactly what I was thinking. First time you stopped and second time you crashed (then we backed up a little to the uphill side and off you went).

    I don't feel so bad about my bumbling (falling over and almost losing it in the rain run) being on YT for all to see now. I cleaned that little hill. Then again if an EXC can't do it . . . . . or was it that I saw TA fail and knew to get on it :evil

    (DOH - watched the vid again last night (31/1/12) and realised you did show your two attempts)
  6. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    That was a deceptive little climb.
    Or little group had some issues there too.
  7. igormortis

    igormortis Cafe Reise

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    Nice footage TA! But you won't quite endorse the VIO? I've had my eye on getting one for a while now - mainly due to the tagging feature, and also cause I like the form factor of a bullet-cam ahead of GoPro's brick.

    Must say I'm impressed with some of the latest GoPro footage, but the buggy reports aren't encouraging... Gotta get something before the Big Trip, but I'm still not quite sold on strapping a lunchbox to my head.
  8. TransalperNZ

    TransalperNZ Been here awhile

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    Cheers.

    A whole another thread really.
    Big list of pluses and minuses for all cameras and this one wasn't the be all and end all I thought it might be.
  9. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    I think I'd still go for the GoPro 3 Black myself.
  10. NZDave

    NZDave Adventurer

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    Great vid, she's a hard road to get 4 mins of mostly head cam footage and make it watchable :norton

    How was the WR250R over the distance?
  11. TransalperNZ

    TransalperNZ Been here awhile

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    Cheers.
    Video was originally 4 & 1/4 hours of source video from the Helmet and about 30 minutes from the handheld. Your right, some hard choices to make on what to keep vs loose while cutting.
    WR250R was good over all.
    Have it geared lower than stock but not too low and with the little windscreen and Airhawk Cushion I was quite happy.
  12. RMOTO

    RMOTO Doing secret stuff

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    Sorry Ryan but your wee moment has to be the highlight for me :rofl

    I am pretty disappointed with the Black. Buggy as hell, has a mind of its own, fails to charge properly, often won't turn on at all, 50 minutes battery life at best. Seems others have had similar experiences. Not the right thread so I will take my soap box to a more appropriate thread