Re: Video camera for my Vanguard...
- A thought Ed.......
Something you might wish to try with your helmet camera. You can
make a simple viewing frame (sight) mounted on the front of your
helmet which shows the view that your camera monitor is showing.
You can bend a simple stiff wire rectangle and mount it on the
front of the helmet in front of one eye. The dimensions of the
rectangle will be determined by the distance from your eye to
mounting point at the front of your helmet.
By doing this, you will see exactly what your monitor is showing.
Proper placement of the rectangle can be accomplished with a
friend viewing the monitor as you look through the sight. An
easy way is to stand facing a wall with a window. Move your
location so the monitor views the dimensions of window. Without
moving your head, adjust the sight so that you see the window
as the monitor views it.
In practice you should video whatever you view in your sight. It
is a good idea to paint the wire flat black to avoid glare. Also,
by placing the sight on the front edge of the helmet, it can be
swung up out if view when not in use.
Military helmets use this principal for many applications.
--- In CentralFloridaRecumbentRiders@yahoogroups.com, Ed Naramor
>handlebars did not suffer too much from shake, but when mounted on
> Hi Pete,
> I have found that the camera mounted on my Rans recumbnent
the computer post on the trike fhe shaking effect was pretty bad. I
got around this on the trike by hand holding it. My only concern with
the helmet mounted camera is that you can not see exactly what you
are recording. I have this problen to some degree with my Aiptek
because the monitor screen does not show up very well in the bright
sunlight. I have missed some of the deer and other creatures we
encounter on our rides in Florida. I have video of the event but the
subject may be barely in view or in some cases not at all.
>2008 14:27:02 -0700Subject: RE: [CentralFloridaRecumbentRiders] Video
> To: CentralFloridaRecumbentRiders@...: nunezgp@...: Fri, 15 Aug
camera for my Vanguard...
>the link to your pictures is truly fantastic..!! I am currently
> Hi there Ed..!!
> Hey thanks a million for the information that you provided...
experimenting with two cameras: the smaller one is a Canon PowerShot
A560, this one is 7 megapixels and it takes fabulous video, however I
have not tested it yet on the bike. The other video camera is a JVC
Everio full HD video camera that quite frankly, I am not sure if I
will be dumb enough to try... since this puppy is waaay too expensive
and heavy to experiment with at the moment.
>that you and Bob Emeric have used...
> More than likely Ed, I'll have to go with the handheld technique
>will be taking it to the Lake Minneola trail which is next door to
> I should have something rigged up for this weekend, and probably
where I live...
> Thanks for the information Ed; I'll keep lookin' at your
>[CentralFloridaRecumbentRiders] Video camera for my Vanguard...To:
> --- On Fri, 8/15/08, Ed Naramor <ednaramor@...> wrote:
> From: Ed Naramor <ednaramor@...>Subject: RE:
email@example.com, nunezgp@...: Friday,
August 15, 2008, 12:10 PM
>30 fps and excellent stills. The auto focus and auto exposure work
> I Use an AIPTEK Model DZO-V58N. It is 5 mega pixels, takes video at
very well except when zooming. When zooming it does not stay in focus
very well in the video or still mode. Overall I think it does an
excellent job for a $125.00 camera. It has as built in charger and a
separate wall charger. Video and still are downloaded easily with the
supplied USB cable. I have put some pictures of the mount I use on My
Rans Rocket and a hand held grip that I use when riding my Catrike
Road. I was forced to come up with the handle bar mount when on the
Rocket because it was not comfortable for me to ride with one hand
and I seem to do more shifting on the Rocket than the trike. Here is
the link to my flicker pictures. If you have any questions let me
know. You can e-mail me or call 727-791-4547.
> http://www.flickr com/photos/ 23138612@ N02/?saved= 1posts. Check It Out!
> Good riding, Ed Naramor
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- Thanks for the compliment. It is much appreciated.I have Movie Maker also. Simple program that works well. I wouldn't want anything more complicated.As I said before, the stability of the bike platform is going to help your confidence level. Get comfortable with handholding the camera before you do any extreme camera angles.Have fun.Bob
--- On Fri, 8/15/08, Pete Nunez <nunezgp@...> wrote:
From: Pete Nunez <nunezgp@...>
Subject: RE: [CentralFloridaRecumbentRiders] Video camera for my Vanguard...
Date: Friday, August 15, 2008, 10:25 PMHi there Bob...It's great to finally know who you are... your videos are fabulous.. thanks for the information provided. Even though I've been a Bent rider since 1994, I'm just getting started with this video thing. This is quite exciting, since I also just discovered that I have a copy of Microsoft Movie Maker...I'll keep everyone posted on the progress...Thanks again Bob,Pete