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    Out on the Bros 650

    I finally got my forks back so here's some footage of today out on the Bros 650

    http://www.livevideo.com/video/Swipe...-bros-650.aspx
    '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

    #2
    Great video!! Love seeing it from the rider's point of view rather than the bike. Laughed when you passed the horses and cart!

    Why do you keep looking down?

    Chris
    "Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy."

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      #3
      To check what gear I'm in lol. I can't see the clocks cos the camera is in the way so have to keep looking down. Riding with ear plugs in, you don't realise how much you rely on the rev counter until you can't see it.
      '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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        #4
        I really enjoyed that

        Kinda pixellated though... is that because of the camera? I want to get a helmet cam myself...
        1988 "BlackHawk" project
        1989 "RallyHawk" is Chuck's now!
        1988 "The Gray" Tempest Gray Metallic stocker

        I can't tell you how peaceful it is. Shinya Kimura
        People who know ride Hawks. Riot

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          #5
          That was great! Couple of questions though....

          1. Where on earth did you have the camera mounted and how were you able to see. Take a pic in the mirror or something...

          2. What video/audio editing software did you use?

          Wow.... seriously... how could you see?

          Good vid!
          “Freedom is something that dies unless it's used”

          - Hunter S. Thompson

          1989 Hawk GT - As a whole, it is gone, but it now lives vicariously as a small part of several other Hawks on this website.
          1997 VFR 750 - D&D exhaust

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            #6
            Originally Posted by douglas.thompson
            I really enjoyed that

            Kinda pixellated though... is that because of the camera?
            Thanks. The original file is brilliant quality and the camera (Kodak v570) is in fact one of the best on the market for recording video. I did a lot of research on the best one to get before I bought it. It also uses mpeg4 compression too so the file sizes stay relatively small. The pixelation is due the videos getting converted to flash video which compresses the shit out of them when you upload to these video websites. You end up losing losing about 70% of the original quality.
            '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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              #7
              Originally Posted by Logicus
              1. Where on earth did you have the camera mounted and how were you able to see. Take a pic in the mirror or something...

              Wow.... seriously... how could you see?
              The camera is about the size of a cell phone and has a dual lens which doesn't extend telescopically like on most cameras, therefore allowing it to snuggly fit in the helmet. I doubt it would be possible otherwise.

              I have it set up identical to the guy in this video.

              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hb0VXq-NTLE

              It feels very strange at first but you do get used to it. You can see fine over the top of the camera but it just means you have to look down to see your clocks. I only throw it in for 10 min at a time while recording then pull over and remove it. I certainly wouldn't feel comfortable using it in town or heavy traffic though.




              Originally Posted by Logicus
              2. What video/audio editing software did you use?
              For this video I used Quicktime Pro. It is very simple to use compared to other editing software I've tried. You can easily split/join files, delete chunks and add music tracks even on a really old 350Mhz G4 Mac. However, with this particular edited video, every time I uploaded it to the website the intro, music and the last junk of the video would keep getting stripped off. In the end I converted the edited mov file to mp4 with one of these freebie ipod video converters which did the trick and also maintained good video quality. I hope to buy a mac mini next month and will then use iMovie which is meant to be really good.
              '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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                #8
                that's awesome... I never thought about the fact that the camera is so thin... my powershot is about the size of a DSLR camera so no way that's fitting in there! I did think about putting a 1/4" stud through the top of my crap helmet..... might feel wierd...
                “Freedom is something that dies unless it's used”

                - Hunter S. Thompson

                1989 Hawk GT - As a whole, it is gone, but it now lives vicariously as a small part of several other Hawks on this website.
                1997 VFR 750 - D&D exhaust

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