Garmin VIRB Elite Camera/GPS

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  1. USAIR

    USAIR picking and riding

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    That is good to know.
    My other cameras are notorious for losing power in cold weather.
    I would keep batteries in my pocket to keep them charged.

    Nice photo too.

    Weather here is about the same crazy cold...can deal with snow but extreme cold sucks.
    Walked out on the deck and the cracking of the wood thought it was going to fall down.
    The house cracks a lot more too.

    Fred
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    USAIR picking and riding

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    Well I like Ram mounts to me they seem to do a good job with the vibes.

    Look at some of my videos all ram mounts the ones on the sled about as rough as it gets...I think.

    The sleds seem to transmit the vibration really well.
    I had them on plastic (the worst) and a old wood sled both bad.
    But I think the videos seemed OK to me.

    My other off road on my bike are with the ram mounts too and to me they seem OK too.
    All mounted on my handle bars.

    Fred
  3. s0ulchicken

    s0ulchicken MTB Grinder

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    I WISH! No where I would rather be, but the desk calls me.... I did take some video over the weekend - the first ride I had it set to time lapse, by mistake... The second ride I had it mounted to the seatpost for a back shot of the whoops, but the vibration from the mount made it almost impossible to watch. Damn shame too, as the rear view was stunning - is currently on my MUST FIX list.

    Good to know! The only mount I do not have an issue with is the handlebars - all other mount positions give a nasty, unwatchable vibration.

    EDIT - I will edit a portion of the video so you can see my dilema
  4. USAIR

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    Bike might give more vibration then motorcycle?
    Although not sure why the handle bars would be better then the seat post?
    Seems like they would be about the same.

    When I have time I going to do a mini review on my mounts....might help...

    Fred
  5. s0ulchicken

    s0ulchicken MTB Grinder

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    When I mounted the VIRB to the seatpost, it was sticking out at a 115 degree angle to the seatpost, about two inches away (like a sideways T). My guess is since there was no support from either top or bottom of the Virb, there was nothing to stop the vibration. Perhaps if I had a way to secure it to the seat along with the seatpost for two points of contact, it would have worked better.
  6. Emmbeedee

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    I think RAM mounts will make a big difference. This is a video I took with a GP2, on RAM mounts on the forks of my DR650. The times when the camera blurs I think can be traced to high frequency vibration from the engine when it's revving up around 6000 or so rpm, none of which you'll have on a bicycle seat post.

    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/jB_5-fnF5nM?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  7. s0ulchicken

    s0ulchicken MTB Grinder

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    That video looks baby smooth - very nice! I went to RamMount and picked out what I need, and will most likely pull the trigger as I know it won't get better with what I have. I do like how they have their bar set-up, it looks like I can get that into tighter spots than I could with the GoPro stuff.

    EDIT - went to place my order at RAM - Virb mount is back ordered until April 1st...

    EDIT #2 - found a Virb mount at MyPilotStore.com... went with Amazon for the handlbar mount - I should be good to go by this time next week.
  8. bicyclebradley

    bicyclebradley V-Twin

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    it DID look smooth.
    i like the idea of the fork mount, its way solid! nice work EBD!!

    I have some new footage based on the s0ulchicken setup...

    1080p
    Ultra Zoom Mode
    Stabilization On
    Lens Correction On

    ...and it came out "tetas" as we say in my bizz... will be up soon in this thread.
  9. Emmbeedee

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    I was happy with the way that mount worked. It was a RAM diamond base on a reflector arm I'd cut down. I've made up a second one for my wife's DR except I didn't cut off the reflector part.

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    It was odd though, the lower the light level, the happier I was with the pictures and video I was getting.

    Here's another example, taken near dusk.

    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/YwEA1kc4GZY?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    And a couple of pics taken from that same RAM mount.

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  10. s0ulchicken

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    I am really looking forward to checking it out bb!

    Looks awesome - I am looking forward to the RAM mount as I think I will be able to mount it to place that the handlebar mount from GoPro wouldn't work very well, at least not without causing a catastrophic failure at some point on the ride. I would hate to wrap that sucker up in the chain or the spokes for sure.

    As far as ride data is concerned, it looks like I deleted it as unusable... not that I am much bothered by that... not at all... grrr...
  11. Emmbeedee

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    ...or the coast. thats brutal!
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    So V.E. is failing miserably and i read back about the update but that not it for me. i thought the update would actually help but its the same...

    What is the best "purchase" program that works like V.E. with the overlays and GPX files and all that anyone knows about?

    I have typically 30-40 minute vids that i want to export "raw" with overlays from V.E. and edit them in other programs with transitions and titles and such...

    thanks - B.
  15. Emmbeedee

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    How's it failing?
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    Anywhere from 8-98% complete with the video and it just stops, a windows error message pops up and lets me know "VIRB Edit has stopped working".
    it does this with 4 minute vids or 40 minute vids; every time.

    Un-installed it, re-installed it: same thing. I saw this and thought it looked great: http://www.dashware.net/

    Anyone have any experience with it?
  19. USAIR

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    Unfortunately it happens to me all the time.
    No real rhyme or reason.

    But mine eventually will work.
    I'm using the latest version.

    Fred
  20. s0ulchicken

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    I have been using Sony Vegas 11 - the free version, it is quite the step up from VE and WMM, so much so that I have had to use a tutorial to work my way through it as it is quite intimidating. Once you get the hang of it though, it is quite astounding what you can do with that program.

    LOL - the first thing my wife says seeing this, "Oh my God - those poor people!" I don't think I could live there either... BRRRR!