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Victorian dirties (Berg FE570 for the high country)

Discussion in 'Australia' started by AUSSIEADV, Jul 18, 2016.

  1. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster Supporter

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    Trying out my hero9.

  2. anadel

    anadel Been here awhile

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    Needs to be aimed a bit higher, we all go through this testing period with our cameras. Stabilisation is wonderful, certainly beats having to stabilise scenes in the editing process. With non stabilised cameras, all those trees close to you are really disconcerting to look at. Is the camera mounted on the top of your helmet? If so, look out when you get into more tight stuff as it can be whacked by branches.
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  3. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster Supporter

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    Yeah was pointed a bit low most of the time.
    The stabilisation is almost too good. Takes away some of the sensation of speed. My older Sony probably had enough to be honest.
    The horizon levelling is insane, that was all shot on an angle with nothing in post.
    Also need to change the lens option i think, that just all seems to smooth, it wasn't.
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  4. anadel

    anadel Been here awhile

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    Didn't know they had automatic levelling, what an excellent idea. I am trying the Sony FDRX3000 and my first efforts were plagued with being slightly off the vertical. Great camera but age old problem with a dodgy on/off button where you have to rely on feel. Battery life is not good either but I am looking into some options. I have always run with the fantastic superseded TCL SVC camera with its unbeatable sliding magnetic on/off switch. Impossible to make a mistake re being on or off but it doesn't stabilise. I could tell from your footage that it would have been rougher than it looked.
  5. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster Supporter

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    Pretty sure that is the camera that @ToriMish uses. Think she has battery and mic set ups sorted.
    Send her a message.
    Battery life on the Hero9 is pretty good. Much better than the old AZ1.
  6. anadel

    anadel Been here awhile

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    Re battery life, I found a mock battery with cable from Aliexpress that allows you to plug in any capacity battery you like while riding. You still have to bore a hole in the waterproof case but I have already done that for the mic lead. Nerb1 from Youtube sent me some useful info re his setup using a cheap standby battery attached to his helmet
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  7. ToriMish

    ToriMish Long timer Super Supporter

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    I don't use the case, it's bulky as hell, and the camera itself is splash proof and I've never had any issues in rain. I mount my camera with a home-made bracket on the RHS of my chin bar; and attach an external battery to the LHS chin bar. With a half terabyte micro-SD and this extended battery, I can record for many hours. Usually get through a full day of filming (5+ hours) without running out of power.

    @bigborett where the heck are you mounting your gopro? It needs to be on your chin bar, you need to capture the controls/handlebars. The Hero9 works great as a chin-bar camera setup, I'm considering one myself. Make sure you aim the GoPro on the same plane as your vision from your helmet. Usually the best way is to align the lens with the angle of your goggles when they are on the helmet. Having no horizon in the shot induces queasiness.
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  8. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster Supporter

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    Can't help it if you have no stomach.
    But yes, i know. Need to look at the phone app to look at field of view.
    Going to reduce stabilistation also. Too stable.
    Makes things to "nice".
    Mounted the same place as the old Sony was. A few more field of view options with the new one.
    Don't want one on the chin bar.
    Happy new year Tori.
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  9. ToriMish

    ToriMish Long timer Super Supporter

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    Happy NY to you Andrew. Let's catch up for a ride sometime soon hey? It's been 6 months which is way too long.
  10. ToriMish

    ToriMish Long timer Super Supporter

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    Happy New Years eve all you good folk.
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  11. Camel 640

    Camel 640 Been here awhile

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    Had my first ride today since November took the new to me big beastie for a test run. IMG20210110094755.jpg IMG20210110102617.jpg

    First bike I've had with off road electronics!
    Pulls out of a corner better than the 500 .!! And only has one off road setting.
    Now I know how the 790 guys go so hard they have 8 or 9 off road settings .:hide
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  12. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    thats a 16/17, you should have rain, road, enduro, and Enduro pro if you got the little red plug with it ?

    nice bike
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  13. ToriMish

    ToriMish Long timer Super Supporter

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    A big bike Chris! How bout that - looks the goods - touring bike only(?), or are you planning on punting it into treacherous terrain like the big bike lovers are want to do?

    Was out on an epic ride yesterday. Rendezvous with a bunch of guys @Bluetonguejak (Duff, Basha, Dick & Roy) St Arnaud and then traversed Kara Kara to Landsborough Ridge and Pyrenees. Ended up in some steep shit. Hot and dusty day but heaps of fun. I learned the hard way what happens when you let air out of the wrong Tubliss valve [the red one!!!]. . . yikes. Complete loss of tyre pressure because of no seal of tyre/bead, and subsequent low-side. I won't make that mistake again, could be lethal.

    Couple of clips from the day (vid on the way, got a heap of footage) :



  14. Camel 640

    Camel 640 Been here awhile

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    Correct 2017 model ,has the red plug which gives me 1 off road mode with knobby tyres
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  15. Camel 640

    Camel 640 Been here awhile

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    Hi Tori
    gravel tourer / road bike,
    haven't got the skills or spare cash to be punting it around places like some of the crew take the bigger bikes,
    or places like your video !
    Will use the 500 to get around in those tracks
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  16. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    if you have the plug you will have enduro and enduro+

    in enduro you get:
    A little less throttle torque/power
    Off road ABS, a bit less sensitive front and rear.
    And more slip on the rear traction allowed

    in enduro+
    Full power/torque
    Less sensitive front ABS, and no rear ABS
    Offroad traction control, more rear slip.

    Enduro+ plug symbol in lower middle dash shows up

    im sure youll love get around the roads down there in it
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  17. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Thats why I like having the twin too, great in their right place

  18. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    I told him to speak to you, yuod know the ins n outs!
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  19. bigborett

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    Nothing gives more joy then doing on a big bike what you shouldn't.


    Or more pain.

    Fresh.
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    After two hours riding home with toilet paper and the glove pulled on.

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    Hahahaaaaa.
  20. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster Supporter

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    When are we going for a big bike ride @Camel 640 ?

    I'll lead.