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Feb 9th 2016, 04:37 PM   #16
 Naza's Avatar
 
  Feb 2016
  Rent'n

  2002 Honda RC51, 2005 Honda RC51
Quote:
Originally Posted by Slygrin
I have 2 Gopro and 2 Contour cameras. I got tired of dealing with charging and managing the memory cards. I started looking for a setup that would get power from the bike and recordings that would cycle with the newer recordings overwrighting the older ones. That way it is always recording and I can ignore recordings that I don't need to save, but can copy current recordings that I want.

Anyway, I decided on the Innovv C3. I have 2, one in the front and one in the back. They also have a new one, the K1 which comes with two cameras. If requested I can post up some pictures of the setup on my Goldwing.

Innovv motorcycle camera | motorcycel recordign system | car dashcam
DAAAMN! This look like a great set up just from my first glance at the website! Thanx for posting a link...this is great!

Naza
Feb 9th 2016, 05:32 PM   #17
 galenernest's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Beijing

  Honda CBF190R and Shineray X6
I'm looking to buy the Drift Ghost S model for a few reasons:

Can accept external mic

Waterproof without a housing

Preview screen built in

Most important: it has pretty robust customizable "dashcam" features, one being the ability to let it run continuously and with a single press of a button on its remote, will start recording and auto-save a predetermined amount of time already elapsed...

In plain English: let it run and ride around, if something interesting happens, press the button to save the recording... I think that would be great feature for vlogging anyway...

I haven't tried one yet, but am anxious to try it out..



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Feb 9th 2016, 05:39 PM   #18
 
  Jan 2016
  Seattle

Quote:
Originally Posted by Slygrin
I have 2 Gopro and 2 Contour cameras. I got tired of dealing with charging and managing the memory cards. I started looking for a setup that would get power from the bike and recordings that would cycle with the newer recordings overwrighting the older ones. That way it is always recording and I can ignore recordings that I don't need to save, but can copy current recordings that I want.

Anyway, I decided on the Innovv C3. I have 2, one in the front and one in the back. They also have a new one, the K1 which comes with two cameras. If requested I can post up some pictures of the setup on my Goldwing.

Innovv motorcycle camera | motorcycel recordign system | car dashcam
I also have one of those. Haven't actually mounted it yet tho. But its definitely worth the money
Feb 9th 2016, 06:03 PM   #19
 Slygrin's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Moses Lake, WA

  '06 Moto Guzzi Breva 1100 & '12 Honda Goldwing
Here are a few pics on my setup

Lens mounted in the front. A little hard to see on this pic. Green arrow is pointed to it.



Close up of the front lens



Closeup side view of front lens



Rear lens placement.



Rear lens closeup.



Closeup rear sideview



Rear camera mounted in the trunk

Feb 9th 2016, 06:21 PM   #20
 wooden's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  PDX

  '14 St3R, '05 DR650
Those Innovv cams looks rad, I'm going to have to look into those, too! Curse you, I didn't need another thing to spend money on...

I've been using GoPro's since the original Hero. The newest one I have is a Hero3+ Silver, though I did borrow a Hero4 Black from a friend for a while and that was definitely a significant upgrade.

GoPro's are absolute tanks - I've never destroyed one in 7+ years of skateboarding, skydiving, driving, swimming, quadcopters, etc.. I've dropped them at 50+mph without any damage other than needing a new case/lens cover.

Personally, I prefer them over the Contours because of the shape - I use them on quadcopters, and gimbals for them are easier to come by and typically smaller than gimbals for Contours. As far as I can tell, the picture between the two is pretty similar, though I think the GoPro reproduces color a little better. This could probably be mitigated by someone who knows how to color correct footage well.

However, GoPros suck in low light situations. I don't know how much better a Contour would do, but I more or less just avoid using them at night unless they're set up strictly as a dash cam.
Feb 9th 2016, 08:55 PM   #21
 
  Jan 2016
  Seattle

Quote:
Originally Posted by wooden
Those Innovv cams looks rad, I'm going to have to look into those, too! Curse you, I didn't need another thing to spend money on...

I've been using GoPro's since the original Hero. The newest one I have is a Hero3+ Silver, though I did borrow a Hero4 Black from a friend for a while and that was definitely a significant upgrade.

GoPro's are absolute tanks - I've never destroyed one in 7+ years of skateboarding, skydiving, driving, swimming, quadcopters, etc.. I've dropped them at 50+mph without any damage other than needing a new case/lens cover.

Personally, I prefer them over the Contours because of the shape - I use them on quadcopters, and gimbals for them are easier to come by and typically smaller than gimbals for Contours. As far as I can tell, the picture between the two is pretty similar, though I think the GoPro reproduces color a little better. This could probably be mitigated by someone who knows how to color correct footage well.

However, GoPros suck in low light situations. I don't know how much better a Contour would do, but I more or less just avoid using them at night unless they're set up strictly as a dash cam.
Don't be misunderstood, they are not an amazing action camera. But they are a good every day camera. The rewrite over themselves and automatically turn on/off with the bike. They are perfect for someone who wants to record everything "just in case"
Feb 9th 2016, 09:00 PM   #22
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  Jan 2016
  PDX

  '14 St3R, '05 DR650
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wyckedan
Don't be misunderstood, they are not an amazing action camera. But they are a good every day camera. The rewrite over themselves and automatically turn on/off with the bike. They are perfect for someone who wants to record everything "just in case"
That's more or less what I want on an everyday bike - never gonna watch the footage unless something crazy happens!
Feb 9th 2016, 09:05 PM   #23
 
  Jan 2016
  Newcastle, WA

  1995 Suzuki Katana
I love the concept of the Innovv cameras. Like Wyckedan said, would be awesome for my daily running, front and back coverage, auto start, loop recording and weatherproof lenses, what more do you need? Would free up the GoPro's to have a bit more fun with.

I'll be keeping my eyes open for a good buy on one.
Feb 9th 2016, 09:39 PM   #24
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  Jan 2016
  here

  there
just buy a gopro. /thread
Feb 9th 2016, 10:25 PM   #25
 
  Jan 2016
  Seattle

Quote:
Originally Posted by skjeflo
I love the concept of the Innovv cameras. Like Wyckedan said, would be awesome for my daily running, front and back coverage, auto start, loop recording and weatherproof lenses, what more do you need? Would free up the GoPro's to have a bit more fun with.

I'll be keeping my eyes open for a good buy on one.
Head over to BARF, I got mine on a group buy for like $100. They do one every few months. And unlike 99.9999999999% of Chinese manufacturers the guy that owns the company is actually aember of the forum and listens to what people have to say. Crazy right?
Feb 10th 2016, 05:51 AM   #26
 Slygrin's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Moses Lake, WA

  '06 Moto Guzzi Breva 1100 & '12 Honda Goldwing
My last thoughts on this thread. There are lots of options out there. Not one setup will work for everyone. Look at what you want it to do, then see what works best.

Here are 2 test videos I made last year just before the docs grounded me until this Spring. One camera needed the time/date fixed and the level was off just a bit. Oh, and yes it is a very boring ride, if you are ever in Moses Lake you would understand.

The actual video quality is better than the Youtube videos.

Front cam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fn2t_Ol4ujg

Rear cam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjBD66WQhE0
Feb 10th 2016, 07:25 AM   #27
 Nathan's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  space needle

Quote:
Originally Posted by Slygrin
I have 2 Gopro and 2 Contour cameras. I got tired of dealing with charging and managing the memory cards. I started looking for a setup that would get power from the bike and recordings that would cycle with the newer recordings overwrighting the older ones. That way it is always recording and I can ignore recordings that I don't need to save, but can copy current recordings that I want.

Anyway, I decided on the Innovv C3. I have 2, one in the front and one in the back. They also have a new one, the K1 which comes with two cameras. If requested I can post up some pictures of the setup on my Goldwing.

Innovv motorcycle camera | motorcycel recordign system | car dashcam
that looks like a great setup!! how well does the video editing software for it work?

Quote:
Originally Posted by galenernest
I'm looking to buy the Drift Ghost S model for a few reasons:

Can accept external mic

Waterproof without a housing

Preview screen built in

Most important: it has pretty robust customizable "dashcam" features, one being the ability to let it run continuously and with a single press of a button on its remote, will start recording and auto-save a predetermined amount of time already elapsed...

In plain English: let it run and ride around, if something interesting happens, press the button to save the recording... I think that would be great feature for vlogging anyway...

I haven't tried one yet, but am anxious to try it out..



Sent via iPhone
I was looking hard at the drifts last year and decided to give it a pass because it seemed like just too much button pressing was needed, and you have to remember to press the button after an event too. It does look like a good camera to use though. Looking forward to hearing a report on it!
Feb 10th 2016, 07:57 AM   #28
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  Jan 2016
  Moses Lake, WA

  '06 Moto Guzzi Breva 1100 & '12 Honda Goldwing
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nathan
that looks like a great setup!! how well does the video editing software for it work?
I doesn't come with any editing software. I just use what I have already. Currently it is CyberLink PowerDirector.
Feb 10th 2016, 08:13 AM   #29
 Nathan's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  space needle

Quote:
Originally Posted by Slygrin
I doesn't come with any editing software. I just use what I have already. Currently it is CyberLink PowerDirector.
can you produce 30second videos out of a @4hr movie pretty easily (relatively speaking) with the powerdirector software? It might have been just gopro's proprietary editing software that I've heard so many bad things about.
Feb 10th 2016, 08:26 AM   #30
 Slygrin's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Moses Lake, WA

  '06 Moto Guzzi Breva 1100 & '12 Honda Goldwing
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nathan
can you produce 30second videos out of a @4hr movie pretty easily (relatively speaking) with the powerdirector software? It might have been just gopro's proprietary editing software that I've heard so many bad things about.
Yes. The videos I posted had the beginning and ends edited out. I didn't want the video to show going into and out of my garage. It was recommended on another site for editing videos. It does everything that I need, and I'm not an expert by any stretch of the word.
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