Last edited by Mr. Beanz; 06-18-10 at 03:13 PM.
CDR, umd, SteerlerHoo,
Some of the stuff that you guys do is really quite good. I know you do it for fun, but maybe there are some commercial oportunities here?
I'm thinking, that if you're interested in racing, some of the clips, with the comments and data can be quite useful coaching tools.
I was going to shoot video of my race today, but the official was not satisfied that it was secure enough. Probably for the best, it would have just shown me getting dropped 15 minutes. I'm going to use an extra strap tomorrow, get a real crit instead of just practice.
I decided to try to take a video while riding today... harder than it looks w/o a helmet/bar cam. LOL I think I'm going to try to fashion something to secure my camera to my helmet to make a ghetto-helmet-cam... Or I might just buy a real helmet cam.
Youtube killed the quality a whole bunch. When I exported it from finalcut pro it looks fine...
Last edited by waanfiride; 04-25-10 at 07:16 PM.
This starts off a little slow but really picks up by 3:00.
Anyone know if I did something wrong (as in being lazy) with some YouTube uploads. I uploaded a 500Meg file in 720p @ 60fps and its been almost half an hour and still no HD version. It does say it is still processing and may improve - be patient?
CyciumX, that's normal... sometimes it takes more than half a day for my 720p videos to get processed and finally show the HD option.
Last edited by cyclocommuter; 04-25-10 at 08:15 PM.
from the depths of my basement... I give you... bar mount.
We shall see how this works out tomorrow morning... (beneath the really large nuts is a spring, which I thought would smooth the video out by dampening any bumps... but it really just made the video wobbly as heck) hahah
Haha, that's great, love the creativity. If I had that camera I might try strapping it to the head tube or something.
Anyway, I shot a great video from today's crit. I finished in the pack but it should still be cool. I will probably be a few days before I will be able to edit down to a watchable length.
If you are gonna make it look that ghetto (as ingenious as it is) then you might as well zip-tie the hell out of it as tight as possible.
The thing about commercial opportunities is that once a video gets out there it's out there and out of control. I don't know how distribution works but to me it seems that it'll be hard to protect. If I could do it for a living, I would.
I want to hold riding clinics. I also want to put together something for our local association since I'm supposed to be working on how to improve rider safety in New England racing. I think a combination of "philosophy", text, and video will set everyone's expectations. Physical clinics would train actual riders the moves etc.
Last edited by carpediemracing; 04-25-10 at 10:45 PM. Reason: remove the second cdr
Yeah, I got a bunch of interesting stuff on my video. Including some of my own crappy cornering
But at one point there were a few riders off the front, I was at the front of the pack coming around the s/f line and they rang the bell for a prime. A few guys attacked and one came right across my wheel, actually knocked my wheel. I wobbled a bit but saved it. That would have been nasty I'm sure. My elblows actually hit my knees a few times
Here is a link:
I think I topped out above 43, but 43 is the only thing verified by my own eyes. I really was hesitant to have a real good go at these turns since I have almost zero experience on hills
Cop came outta nowhere! I might have been a little too focused on the cars in front, but the cop gave a quick look and I quickly pretended I was intending to make a left turn the entire time. He never came for me (Don't even know if I was doing anything completely wrong), but I have...shall we say... bad luck.
Our Sunday ride is much more of a "race", this is the final minutes leading up to the sprint at the end. Sorry this is before I started editing the videos. Skip ahead to 3 minutes in, that's where it starts to get more interesting.
As for training, I do these race-like rides often when I am not racing, sometimes with extra added after.
Man.. looking @ umd's videos... I wish I had friends (That didn't live 430 miles away in Hollywood)... where's my violin.
...and, Razor, I have the cam mounted on the stem dead-center, but the lens is offset on the camera itself. I tried mounting on the bars, but it both used up a hand position and plainly took on too much vibration.
I can't wait to lose 30 more pounds and see what kinda stuff I capture (besides holding a line and not running red lights..opps!)
Keep the videos coming, I am enjoying them. I am thinking of getting a cam now and doing it like "Hey, look at the big muscle bound cat 5 jerk!" type videos. Maybe give the clydesdales who are just joining the sport some hope