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Old 12-20-12, 01:18 PM
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Bike ride in the park

These are my hands and handlebars on the park trail riding my bicycle yesterday. I wore my new GoPro Hero 2 camero on the chesty mount and it looks like I need to raise the camera another centimetre to get less handlebar and a bit more sky. Also, I figured out what the little white rubber crescent thingy that came with camera does: it's stuffed into and around the clip when it's in the bracket to prevent the clip from detaching (and the camera spinning off and onto the road) as well it prevents the annoying rattling noise when it moves in the bracket.

I also learned that if I don't compress the video in Quicktime before uploading to Youtube, it can take more than 14 hours to upload. Trial by fire, that's the theme of my life. Compressing meant it took an hour to upload but it'll take much less time if I use a more squished version. Experiments to come.

Here's the vid.

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Old 12-20-12, 01:31 PM
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Nice. I've been toying with buying a camera or two, but just haven't pulled the trigger yet. Yah, compression (to a point) is your friend. After all, it's only YouTube, not ESPN!
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There is a trick used by people in the video industry, at least that I've heard. Mount the camera upside down, then flip it in editing.

Nice vid by the way.
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Old 12-20-12, 07:58 PM
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Originally Posted by psalm View Post
There is a trick used by people in the video industry, at least that I've heard. Mount the camera upside down, then flip it in editing.

Nice vid by the way.
The Go Pro had an upside down mode so you cn use it upside down, no flipping
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Pretty cool! That is some "funkeh funkeh" music.
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I don't suppose you could take a pic of the white thing in the mount. I always wondered what that was for, and I wouldn't mind trying it out.
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Somebody that is a techie help me understand - Why would this video take so long (14 hrs) to upload to yoo-toob? Is the file really that large? I've heard this before, and it makes me not want to get a gopro at all. What's the story?
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Old 12-20-12, 10:07 PM
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Originally Posted by MadCityCyclist View Post
I don't suppose you could take a pic of the white thing in the mount. I always wondered what that was for, and I wouldn't mind trying it out.
If you can't watch the video, you place the screw thru the round hole pc. Then you stuff the other section into the mount fixture, it prevents clicking ticking noise when using the gopro.




GET THE PICTURE???




IMG_3949 by gulpxtreme, on Flickr


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The camera is mounted upside down and I used the upside down mode. It's a very user friendly camera and I'm really pleased with the quality and different angles of view. I think the reason it was going to take 14 hours to upload was the file was nearly 5 gb. The compressed one that took an hour was 300 mb. Heck of a difference! I filmed in 720 hd and it was a fairly large file originally.

Bike rides always make me whistle funky beats! Unless I'm in really awful traffic and I start singing Sunday school hymns.

I'll upload a picture of the rubber thingy (it has a real name but I can't recall it) tomorrow. I'm glad I didn't throw it away.
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Originally Posted by cyclokitty View Post
The camera is mounted upside down and I used the upside down mode. It's a very user friendly camera and I'm really pleased with the quality and different angles of view. I think the reason it was going to take 14 hours to upload was the file was nearly 5 gb. The compressed one that took an hour was 300 mb. Heck of a difference! I filmed in 720 hd and it was a fairly large file originally.

Bike rides always make me whistle funky beats! Unless I'm in really awful traffic and I start singing Sunday school hymns.

I'll upload a picture of the rubber thingy (it has a real name but I can't recall it) tomorrow. I'm glad I didn't throw it away.

What kind of connection are you using? I had DSL and the gopro 6 minute video took me 3 hours using 720.

We upgraded to cable and now a 6 minute video in 1080 takes 40 minutes.
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Originally Posted by cyclokitty View Post
. . . . I think the reason it was going to take 14 hours to upload was the file was nearly 5 gb. . . .
That answers my question!
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I have DSL and I very stupidly forgot that I was using wifi (d'oh!).

Aaanndd Beans has put up several marvelous pix of the Magic Rubber Thingy (official name still lost to me). It's pretty tough to squeeze into the j bracket on the cheery mount if the camera is closer to the mounting plate (like I had it) but there was no clicking noise at all. Much nicer than the first time I used the vented helmet mount and it sounded like I was riding with a tin can with a single peanut in it strapped to the side of my head.
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