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Is my helmet/camera/light setup dangerous?

If we check the helmet's documentation, there's guaranteed to be some legalese text in there similar to: modifications to the helmet will void warranty, and may decrease the effectiveness of the ...
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GoPro video is sped up!

A potential firmware update being the cause was a red herring; no fault was introduced via any FW update. Nor were any settings incorrect. The "fault" was in fact a "feature": ...
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What bike/helmet camera resolution is needed in order to read licence plates?

Security cameras have a standard called "pixels per foot" (ppf). This means that at a certain distance, an object 1 foot across (about the size of a US license plate) will have a certain number of ...
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Is my helmet/camera/light setup dangerous?

Safety is not an absolute. The transition from Safe to Unsafe does not happen immediately. The state of the helmet is probably considered not safe, compromised, but not unsafe. Much will depend on ...
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Is my helmet/camera/light setup dangerous?

No, this is not safe. The light very likely will blind/dazzle or at least annoy oncoming traffic or pedestrians. I do not know how strong yours is, but if I shine mine directly into the face of an ...
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Are MIPS helmets compatible with helmet mount lights or cameras?

Yes... and no.. technically they are. While MIPS uses a slip plane, it is not going to roll around all willy nilly with every head movement. It takes a lot of force to get it to move, as it is suppose ...
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What does the Cycliq "Universal" Adaptor connect to?

The two circular holes will mount to a Go-Pro type mount. This is clever as the Go-Pro mount is available for a wide variety of surfaces include suction cups, helmet mounts, sticky mounts, handlebars, ...
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Which bicycle cameras are suitable for all weather 11+ hours food delivery cyclists

Answering because I'm not making a product suggestion. There aren't any. Most of the action-style cameras go for about 2 hours on their internal battery. Personally I have run a single gopro 3 on ...
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What is a good camera arrangement for city riding?

I have been down this route several times. Camera on the handlebars - works well, the view is low though and its a but less likely to see over things that the rider can see over. Tts a little wobbly ...
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What bike/helmet camera resolution is needed in order to read licence plates?

I'm interested in bicycle cameras at the moment, although for reasons other than reading number plates, and I have found several cameras to be available, which look pretty decent. There's a much wider ...
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Camera alternatives for commuting (2014 version)

I use a contour roam 2 & found the on/off button brilliant, can use with any gloves. As my commute involves off road/on road, I only record the road elements. So although the battery lasts about 2/...
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What bike/helmet camera resolution is needed in order to read licence plates?

My old JVC Addixion (XA1) recording at 1080P (30FPS) doesn't get the trick done at any useful distance. There are a number of higher resolution cameras coming out now and I'm thinking about upgrading ...
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What bike/helmet camera resolution is needed in order to read licence plates?

Here's footage of my commute to work in Manhattan. It was filmed using a Polaroid Cube camera. I stuck it onto my handlebars using the Polaroid-made handlebars mount. YouTube allows you to view the ...
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Are MIPS helmets compatible with helmet mount lights or cameras?

My MIPS helmet has integrated lights so should be certified with them. They are flush with the surface, do not protrude. Lights work fully ok. Hence if you want MIPS helmet with lights, simply buy ...
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What bike/helmet camera resolution is needed in order to read licence plates?

In my experience, resolution doesn't really matter, as long as you're in the territory of High Defniition. What has much more effect is the overall brightness of the scene, which directly affects the ...
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Livestream 16 hour bike race

To avoid changing batteries, you could opt to get an external USB battery pack and power it off of that. That way you could get a continuous stream. If you got a big enough battery pack, you would ...
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Fog on camera case with chest mount

Normally I would not expect this at 15C-17C, its something that happens at 5C. Presuming the case is sealed and was dry before closing it up, the cause is because the inside of the case was warm ...
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Fog on camera case with chest mount

Go-pro cases are notoriously lacking in spare space for rice or silica gel sachets. So Gopro themselves make an "anti-fog insert" which is labelled as a "HUMONITOR" Details are at https://shop.gopro....
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What does this icon mean?

Yes, the icon represents the error "File Repair". Related to cycling I've seen others have these issues with mounts at times. In my experience, mount to rider is better than mount to bicycle. Check to ...
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Shimano Sport Camera ANT+ Software

You can use any ANT+ HRM strap and/or cadence/speed sensors. Garmin and others sell ANT+ compatible units. You don't have to wait for Shimano to release their own.
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Shimano Sport Camera ANT+ Software

There is no video editing software from Shimano. The CSV is present, you should see it if you paired your sensors in the mobile app. I have used DashWare with success with my Shimano action camera, ...
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Shimano Sport Camera ANT+ Software

The first result on google is http://www.shimano-sportcamera.com/us/application.php - if you click the little youtube video, it shows how to integrate Ant+ sensors and the video.
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What bike/helmet camera resolution is needed in order to read licence plates?

I have a Contour Roam2 which I use at 720p and it gets registration numbers about 6 times out of 10 which isn't bad at all. The usual reason for them not being clear is vibration on my bike (typically ...
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Camera alternatives for commuting (2014 version)

Rideye is coming out with a camera specifically designed as a bicycle black box: http://www.rideye.com/ In your format: 1: 15hr - 3. No weight listed - 4. $149US - 6. 1080p/170° - 7: :) It's not ...
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Recommendations for inconspicuous helmet-mounted video camera

If being inconspicuous is the main thing, then you could try a smartphone in one of those plastic pouches that you find in outdoor shops. You can carry it around your neck, or attach it to rucksack ...
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