Garmin VIRB Elite Camera/GPS

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Emmbeedee, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. Emmbeedee

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    Good point. It hadn't really occurred to me that exact time sync would be necessary, but it looks like it might not be easy to do on the basic Virb. You can toggle the time in Virb Edit to line things up, but adding geolocation info to photos will be a bit tedious.

    Hmmm. Definitely tips the scale towards the Elite, IMHO.
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    I need to put a ball in this fitting. It's on my bark buster, canted both forward and a bit to the right. The connectors with the teeth (like on my helmet) are too coarse, the ball is infinite. And then I can switch sides with my GPS if I want.

    :scratch
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    For those wondering about a modular helmet.
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    I have to use one short extension or the cradle would hit the visor. The angle is correct for good framing.
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    The long tether included with the remote fits very well, no tug but no free length blowin' in the wind (insert song here). Now you have an excuse to buy the remote. :D
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    Side view with visor down. It's tallish (in my shadow), but no buffeting up to 65 mph.
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    I wanted to put it here but neither sticky pad made good contact. You won't need any extra extensions (one more than in the pic, to get a 90* bend so the camera is correctly oriented), the camera will lie right next to the surface. Right side because I'm thinking about a helmet comm and the remote will eliminate the problem with the slide switch against the helmet.
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  3. Emmbeedee

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    caver Missouri The Cave State

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    Two problems. What causes jerky play-back? It goes from smooth to jerky back to smooth. Also, yesterday I tried the playback on the unit itself and it would lock up at random times playing. I found if I hit pause and play again it would start playing. This would happen numerous times on a 3 minute clip. Other clips had the same problem(s).
  5. Emmbeedee

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    Do you have a good quality Class 10 SD card in there?
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    caver Missouri The Cave State

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    Class 4, I just looked. I don't know how I missed that. That sounds like the problem.
  7. Emmbeedee

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    Yeah, that would probably be it.
  8. caver

    caver Missouri The Cave State

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    Short two section clip and after uploading to Youtube the jerkiness disappeared.

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/zQvY5E-LsaA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  9. Emmbeedee

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    Looks good to me.
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    Forgot to post this the other day. Not much of a video, but it shows the Tempe sensor data on the video. Unfortunately, the VIRB itself doesn't record the Tempe data yet. My contact at Garmin assures me the next software for the VIRB will record Tempe data. In this case, I had the Tempe connected to my 78S, and added the data to the movie in VIRB Edit.

    <iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/88957494?byline=0" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/88957494">2014-03-12-Snowstorm</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/emmbeedee">EmmBeeDee</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
  11. Greg Wildwood

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    This worked on clip #1. When clip #2 started it defaulted to on at 100%. I had put together a series of 7 clips and then walked away as the Virb Editor combined the clips. Do you know of a way to either default it to 0% or otherwise preprogram for multiple clips?

    Thanks
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    Make sure you have the clip highlighted.

    Fred
  13. Emmbeedee

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    Haven't seen a way to set 0% as default, unfortunately.
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    Note to self: When you go for a day ride and hang the camera upside down from the lower triple to film yer foot shifting all day, be sure to look at the viewfinder (right there in front of you on the handi-bars), on the next day ride. Else you might have a bunch of cool footage upside down. :patch
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    Never mind, from 8 to 20 in the last 5 minutes. :patch

    Ok, so I'm importing upside down content. :puke1 But it's stopped on (8/20) for too long (maybe 45 minutes) and I'm nearing bedtime, any suggestions? :scratch
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    A bit late now but I would have suggested you go to bed. :lol3
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    ^^^^ :D

    What happens if the computer decides to go to sleep before the VIRB is done?

    I rode yesterday and took about an hour of video. About ten minutes in, the camera lens got a water spot, dead center. I couldn't have placed that dot closer to center than if I'd used a damn micrometer. :cry
    Good footage too, me going fast on a dirt road. :nod

    ETA: It's loading a 1382 MB now, so this one is answered.
    I just tried to upload to SmugMug (gotta start somewhere). Immediate failure "File too large". (3163 MB, 20 minutes) What am I trying to get down to? Do I need to go to a special video section in SM or just upload like I do now: click upload, click browse, click VIRB # I want? Looks like I can upload them anywhere: "Upload photos and videos ........"

    Can I put explanatory text on screen with VE, like location?

    Can I break one 20 minute video into 5 sections, 4 minutes each? I ask because I remember something about 'clip left' or 'clip right' when I was making a test video.

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  18. Emmbeedee

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    See replies in text.
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    Although I've read the entire thread, it didn't mean much until I got this far and now I'd have to reread it all to find each answer as they arise.
    Thanks again, I appreciate folks answering the same questions over and over, like on the DR650 thread. :beer

    When I went to bed with the 3163 MB uploading, the progress bar was just a dot on the left. It never finished, the SmugMug gallery was empty this morning. So now I'm trying a 1382 MB clip. Pray for me. :D

    Once I get more proficient, I'm sure I'll want a better editing program.

    Being able to use Split for individual effects will be cool, you've used it a few times and it adds interest.

    :freaky

    Time Lapse Test: Just a pic, no video ? See anything wrong? Honest, it gets better the pit stop :shog

    http://er70s-2.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Video/i-Mg4LfD5/0/M/virb0009-M.jpg

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    Don't use the link tag, use the "Insert Image" type.