Sunday Day Trips in Northwest New Mexico

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  1. Brainless_1

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    If I remember correctly I got Doug some aftermarket batteries and a charger for really cheap from Amazon
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    That batteries and charger are pretty reasonable, but I was trying to avoid opening up the camera to change batteries while out in the wilderness. The camera also has an "auto record" with motion feature. So I was hoping to not have to mess with the camera at all while out and about. I do have to correct the angle after hitting trees. I will post a picture of the setup later today.
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    Ha, I got one of those GPS watches to record some telemetry when I rode my MTB. The first thing I learned was how slow I am :lol3
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    Unfortunately the telemetry file during this piece of video was corrupted so I couldn't calculate the rotations or G force of striking this branch.

    Vx told me a couple of weeks ago to hit a pinion tree instead of a chain link fence. Vx, you are welcome. It was more of a "clip the tree" rather than the more impressive "center punch the tree".

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    This looks like a great trail in the glade. I followed one of your earlier tracks you posted here in the glade. Do you have a gps log of this one as well? I would love to follow the same trail.
    Thanks!
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    I haven't figured how to get the track out of the camera software yet. If I can I will send it to you.
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    I use a Garmin Virb as well. The easiest way is to use Garmin BaseCamp to upload the tracks on to your computer. Virb edit doesn't seem to allow you to extract the tracks. You can also simply copy the files from the camera on to your computer by using File Explorer. The tracks are stored in gpx format in a folder on the media card in your camera. For example, on mine, the folder location is, "D:\Garmin\GPX".

    I am very happy with my Virb camera. You can buy the Elite's off ebay for a bit over $100 and have a decent quality cam for much cheaper than the GoPros (plus you get the neat overlay data).

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    I am having trouble with the gmetrix file being corrupted.
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    Interesting...I would make sure you have the latest Garmin Basecamp version 4.6.2 (2016) and import the gpx files directly off of the sd card or from your local drive. As far as I know, Basecamp doesn't use the gmetrix data. The gmetrix data are the fit files that are stored on the camera and records the data used for the overlay. You may want to make sure that Virb edit is closed since that may try to lock the files on the camera.
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    I just noticed that once I export my video from Virb edit, it drops a gpx file in your videos folder that corresponds to your video. That should make it easy.
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    I'll look when I get home. Does each video clip have its own gpx? I have some small files and then one big one.
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    I must be doing something wrong. Out of 2:30 hours today I have one 15 minute clip with g metric data. I am really bumming with this camera. I do hit tree branches with it occasionally. Maybe I have been too rough.
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    I did get this recorded.

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    I have only one gpx file per video after I export the video.
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    Nice clip. Here's one I did today in Tijeras.

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    Here's the gpx file.

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    The dirt bike is finally sprung correctly and ready to ride. (I might change the oil today, I haven't decided, but still ready to ride).