Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Commuting
Reload this Page >

Woohoo! Cheaper HD is here

Notices
Commuting Bicycle commuting is easier than you think, before you know it, you'll be hooked. Learn the tips, hints, equipment, safety requirements for safely riding your bike to work.

Woohoo! Cheaper HD is here

Old 07-29-08, 05:37 AM
  #1  
markhr
POWERCRANK addict
Thread Starter
 
markhr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: North Acton, West London, UK
Posts: 3,783
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Woohoo! Cheaper HD is here

Helemt camera users and future users.

Very interesting if you were planning on buying a Vio POV.1 (720*480) as the Toshiba (1280*720) is MUCH cheaper. It's also SD card storage so there's no harddrive to destroy through constant vibration.

The downsides are the size, the video quality isn't full 1920*1080 and it's not waterproof.

If you don't mind that then the picture quality may allow for legible number plates at 30m unlike the pixelated mess (at that distance) with current helmet cameras.

http://news.google.com/news?ned=uk&n...ic=t&scoring=n

http://www.pocket-lint.co.uk/news/ne...amcorder.phtml

Toshiba Camileo H10 camcorder launches
SD based HD

NEWS: 28 July 2008 10:56 GMT by Amy-Mae Elliott
Toshiba has introduced the latest model in its Camileo range with the addition of the Camileo H10, that the company describes as "a portable and very affordable SD based HD camcorder".

With a palm-friendly design, the H10 is an SD card based high-definition digital video camera with 5x optical and 4x digital zoom, which is able to shoot footage at a resolution of 1280 x 720p.

All video is encoded in the H.264/MPEG4 format to the 64MB of integrated storage, although the device also supports up to 8GB SDHC cards, offering the ability to capture up to 4 additional hours of broadcast quality film at Toshiba's reckoning of approximately 30 minutes HD video per gigabyte of memory.

Weighing in at 340 grams, the Camileo H10 can operate as a digital still camera and features a 10-megapixel CCD image sensor. There is Night Mode for low-light shooting and various special effects on-board too.

The H10 has a 2.7-inch TFT LCD display, HDMI output, video stabilisation and motion detection. Available from the end of July 2008, it has a typical purchase price estimated at 179.99.

edit: hd quality
__________________
shameless POWERCRANK plug
Recommended reading for all cyclists - Cyclecraft - Effective Cycling
Condor Cycles - quite possibly the best bike shop in London
Don't run red lights, wear a helmet, use hand signals, get some cycle lights(front and rear) and, FFS, don't run red lights!

Last edited by markhr; 07-29-08 at 05:45 AM.
markhr is offline  
Old 07-29-08, 05:44 AM
  #2  
markhr
POWERCRANK addict
Thread Starter
 
markhr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: North Acton, West London, UK
Posts: 3,783
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Now if they could make a full 1920*1080 helmet cam that doesn't cost 10k...

http://www.toshiba.com/taisisd/indme...tail_ikhd1.jsp

__________________
shameless POWERCRANK plug
Recommended reading for all cyclists - Cyclecraft - Effective Cycling
Condor Cycles - quite possibly the best bike shop in London
Don't run red lights, wear a helmet, use hand signals, get some cycle lights(front and rear) and, FFS, don't run red lights!
markhr is offline  
Old 07-29-08, 06:26 AM
  #3  
rlrct
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 121

Bikes: Trek XO1 (Commuter), Trek Madone 6.5, older Trek 850 hardtail MTB, crashed Kestrel 200SCi I can't toss

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
That still looks like a lot to mount on a helmet.
rlrct is offline  
Old 07-29-08, 06:45 AM
  #4  
n4zou
Scott
 
n4zou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 2,393

Bikes: Too Many

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
The Vio POV.1 is a real helmet mountable video camera system. The Toshiba Camileo H10 is not. You really can't compare them as the H10 is a hand held camera. The Vio POV.1 has a camera that can be remote mounted from the control and video head and has a wireless remote.



Vio POV.1



Toshiba Camileo H10 camcorder
n4zou is offline  
Old 07-29-08, 06:59 AM
  #5  
markhr
POWERCRANK addict
Thread Starter
 
markhr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: North Acton, West London, UK
Posts: 3,783
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by rlrct View Post
That still looks like a lot to mount on a helmet.
Yup - there are helmet mounts out there but they all seem to involve counterbalance bags of sand.

I was kind of thinking of just a manfrotto magic arm and/or clamp on the handlebars. It won't get those, sometimes crucial, sideways glance shots but it doesn't add more weight to your head.

Better still, if someone came up with a mini steadycam that you could handlebar mount and probably help, with the camera's vibration control, minimise juddering.
__________________
shameless POWERCRANK plug
Recommended reading for all cyclists - Cyclecraft - Effective Cycling
Condor Cycles - quite possibly the best bike shop in London
Don't run red lights, wear a helmet, use hand signals, get some cycle lights(front and rear) and, FFS, don't run red lights!
markhr is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.