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Discussion in 'Motorcycle Riding Gear & Accessories' started by doublej, Apr 25, 2020.
I've seen some 360 cameras used on rides with mind boggling footage....thinking about getting one.
I've used a Gopro. It's fun but battery only lasts a couple hours. I'd want something that got power from the bike so I wouldn't have to change batteries. It would also need a large memory capacity.
I purchased a Drift Ghost X camera earlier this year, not much time for use so far this spring.
It's very simple to use and battery life is advertised for 5 hours. It has wrap memory and camera lens can be rotated. It can be mounted on the helmet or handle bar with an accessory purchased ( separately).
I prefer the handle bar mount, don't want something stuck to the side of my helmet. Downloading to my computer is simple as well.
Seems like a quality product so far.
I used to use a GoPro but the editing software, uploading, and posting got to be a serious pain in the ass. I've given a GoPro and an Action Cam away and I don't plan to go back.
Maybe I'd try the newer Sena comm/cam combo. But the editing software will make all the difference.
A club guy I know has one on his helmet. He uses it to record every time he gets pulled over which is a lot if he has his colors on. He says they are much more polite if they know he’s recording them.
Appreciate the reply. Is that a 360 degree camera?
My brother rides with some retired LE guys that do the same thing.....
Been using SENA comm systems for several years so I need to check them out....might go along with a new Mod helmet...but also hearing good things about Cardo comm systems too.
No, DJ approximately 300 degree or very close. Some other details about the camera though, modular design, 12 MP photo & time lapse. It has 140 degree wide angle lens with built in noise reducing microphone. A 128GB SD card can be installed, that's what I am using ( purchased locally).
There are 4 camera modes Video, Photo, Time-lapse and Phot-burst so far I've only used the video mode. Instructions indicate it is weather resistant, that's to be determined.
I'm very impressed with the handle bar mount, it has not moved from where I cinched it down.
Camera dose come with quick disconnect mount, just snaps to this plastic clip that you mount to your helmet or bike.
I use the Garmin 360. I have the power mount (wired up to a 12V source (my bike battery) that keeps the camera from running down its battery. Under normal circumstances I use a 256g card on loop so that if I need evidence of who pulled out in front of whom I have it all recorded. On vacations I have 4 256g cards which lets me record almost the entire trip there, riding around and back. I have used it after a vacation if I made a mental note of when/where something I saw while on the trip I can go back and take a closer look.
The Garmin can record in 5.7K (which is 4K per 180 degrees), but I typically just record at 4K.
Here's a link to a youtube video I took of a helicopter ride during the 2018 Pow Wow in NC. It looks bad when I play it from there because my internet is very slow, but the main thing is the gmetrix that gets recorded and can be laid over the final video. If you turn the camera foward (use the mouse to drag the video) you can see some of the gmetrix overlaid in that video.
Hope this helps.
Forgot to add the link...
Here's one of a bike ride while up there which would be more applicable for your needs.
Great footage! Thank you for posting.....that's exactly what I'm looking for....I have a buddy that highly recommended that I get a camera with a power connection to avoid the battery situation.
I've started a new thread asking how many would like a mount that places the camera just below the headlight. It may be of interest to you.
GoPro Mount---Who Would Like One?
My fairing is gonna get in the way.
What kinda fairing DO you have? The mount that I designed fits the Thunder Strokes. As for the Challenger models and (maybe) the models with the new HD-like fairing, we have to look into them to see if it will work.
Hey, I recognize a rider in front of you ...
Yep! While I think that the mount will fit into the steering stem, we have to be sure of that AND to be sure it will work with the new fairing. Stand by for that. Thanks to the holidays, it may take a while until we've got definitive info.