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    Just bought a helmet cam

    Seeing all your alls videos has got me excited to try it out...should be here in a couple of days, where is a good place to mount them???? Mine can be mounted to a helmet, but I like the videos that are on the bike, the turns look more dramatic...
    Damn right it's a Hawk GT

    #2
    Have you got a link to which model you bought?
    '88 Bros NT650J
    Progressive fork springs, '93 CBR600 F2 fork caps, CBR900RR rear shock, Puig 'Raptor' fly screen
    Fabitappi Monoposto seat cover, Heated grips, Braided brake lines, Buell indicators/turn signals
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      #3
      yeah, it is a Tony Hawk cam, don't laugh, it was cheap and came with editing software...Available anywhere I think, I know best buy has them, but I got one cheap on ebay...comes with a 32mb card, I am going to have to get a bigger one for more than a few minutes of record time...Oregon Scientific makes a atc2000 model that I think is super nice, but it is close to 100.00, and didn't know how much I was going to use this thing, that is why I went for the tony hawk action cam...If I end up using it all the time I'll invest in a more expensive one I guess...You can get this one I bought for like 50 new, or 30 used on ebay...Who knows this one may be great quality, when I get it I'll post a test video and you all can decide...
      Damn right it's a Hawk GT

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        #4
        Shoot, it is only a 15 frame rate camera, there is a couple of sample vids at the bottom of this web address using it:

        http://www.compuvisor.com/tohahe.html

        One of a track day, it is ok I guess, just a little choppy b/c of the frame rate...I'll see how mine works out and let you all know in case anyone wants a cheaper helmet cam...
        Damn right it's a Hawk GT

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          #5
          NIce.... with those cams though recording is really crappy moving from a shady road to a sunny road... it creates this really weird glare with cheaper cameras. I had a 15 fps camera that I used and it kind of sucked and pissed me off... BTW, I fabricated a mount using a polyethylene cutting board, some allen head bolts, and bolt to mount the camera... I mounted it to the gas tank where the gas cap was ($6).
          You know your a hawkaddict when you check ebay and craigslist every hour for parts to upgrade

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            #6
            Originally Posted by drinmotoracer
            NIce.... with those cams though recording is really crappy moving from a shady road to a sunny road... it creates this really weird glare with cheaper cameras. I had a 15 fps camera that I used and it kind of sucked and pissed me off... BTW, I fabricated a mount using a polyethylene cutting board, some allen head bolts, and bolt to mount the camera... I mounted it to the gas tank where the gas cap was ($6).
            Yeah that is what I am scared of...But it was cheap, so we'll see...Hey do you have any samples from yours??? Did you actually have the TH, or was it a different brand?
            Damn right it's a Hawk GT

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              #7
              Well you were right the frame rate sucks, and the light changes do to...Plust the software is the gayiest I've seen...Oh well it was cheap and good for some things I guess...What do you all think, uploading it to youtube even made it worse, I guess I'll be getting another one guess you get what you pay for...This would be ok for shooting action, but not for the fast pace changes riding a bike makes it looks much better on my hard drive than on youtube, I guess they compress them or something when you upload...Oh well...

              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UG9tNaYSWeg
              Damn right it's a Hawk GT

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                #8
                Wasn't so bad. I've seen a lot worse. Nice roads and scenery too
                '88 Bros NT650J
                Progressive fork springs, '93 CBR600 F2 fork caps, CBR900RR rear shock, Puig 'Raptor' fly screen
                Fabitappi Monoposto seat cover, Heated grips, Braided brake lines, Buell indicators/turn signals
                Ceramic coated stock headers with custom Yoshi shorty muffler & Muzzy collector

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                  #9
                  One thing I can't stand is the choppiness, and the resolution sucks ass too IMO...But the chopiness (frame rate) is so crappy it makes me look like I am going sooooo slow...To give you an idea, that road is a 35mph road, most of the time I was doing at least 55mph...In the video I look like I am doing 12mph, pisses me off, oh well live and learn, anyone want an action cam????
                  Damn right it's a Hawk GT

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                    #10
                    Its not that bad dude but I think the wind noise is the most objectionable thing.
                    A lot of the original resolution will be lost by youtubes crappy codec spec.

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                      #11
                      Livevideo.com is a better place to upload than youtube. the video quality doesn't get compressed anywhere near as much and you can upload 100mb at a time.
                      '88 Bros NT650J
                      Progressive fork springs, '93 CBR600 F2 fork caps, CBR900RR rear shock, Puig 'Raptor' fly screen
                      Fabitappi Monoposto seat cover, Heated grips, Braided brake lines, Buell indicators/turn signals
                      Ceramic coated stock headers with custom Yoshi shorty muffler & Muzzy collector

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                        #12
                        Originally Posted by cfiiman
                        ...In the video I look like I am doing 12mph...
                        yeah, until you lean over and take that left-hander!!
                        I've seen a lot worse.
                        Nice road, nice video, too.

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