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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 helmet. Do not modify your helmet. Or words to that effect. A helmet has three main components A foam inner, to absorb impact and "lengthen" a ...


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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": Answer: If you long-press the "Record" button on top of the GoPro for 3 seconds it initiates "Time Lapse" with "Quick Capture" and ...


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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 pixels. As the object moves further away, the number of pixels per foot decreases. As the object moves closer, the number of pixels per foot increases. This is ...


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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 the fitting strength - are those attachments going to break away quickly with little additional force on your neck or will they hang on until well after your ...


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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 oncommer they will be blind for a few seconds, especially in darkness. Related: You won't be able to adjust the light on the fly in a safe manner. You won't get ...


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Cameras on bikes are a trade-off. I run my camera from the handlebars, but it can be very shaky particularly depending on the road surface: on a newly paved road it can be almost perfect, but on cobbles it's almost useless. Certainly you can helmet mount, but then you can look quite silly. (The cuboid Go Pros on top of a helmet just look ridiculous.) There ...


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Will mounting a camera on the handlebar instead of the helmet make the picture more shaky? Yes. The helmet mount provides the most stable video because any terrain roughness has already been absorbed by your body. In addition to shakeness the handlebars mount will provide a not so pleasant video because it will constantly be panning left and right due to ...


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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 to. Nor should you ride while making bobble-head like movements anyway :P Many new helmets come with a either built in or removable camera/light mount that ...


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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, selfie poles and the like. Notice the adapter has two tabs and a hole. That's a "downward" facing part, so its to go into a matching part with three tabs ...


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More shaky: yes. I run a fairly cheap "kaiser baas" camera mounted on my handlebars. It took a bit of work to get a stable video - after some experiments I put a layer of rubber around the handlebars (very large rubber bands) then tightened the mounting as much as possible. The result is acceptable for me. Certainly big potholes and very rough sections ...


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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 a 9AH external USB battery for over 12 hours, but this is vulnerable to water entering the camera housing, and the continual vibrations of riding bouncing the ...


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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 choice in this market than there was a few years ago. So while I can't say explicitly "such-and-such a camera will read a number plate at 20 paces" I'm happy ...


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A few years ago we bought a pile of the sub-$20 "mini dv" cams off ebay and they work fine as safety cams. Finding a waterproof enclosure is effectively impossible, so I used a plastic bag. At ~$10 each losing one is no the end of the world. Sample video: vimeo.com/15050277. If you're experimenting, buying a couple of those might be a worthwhile start to see ...


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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 2/2.5hours, I can record almost an entire week (10hours) of rides on 1 battery/memory card. Good tip: At the end of each bit of recording, I record my hand ...


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I use one of these for kayaking - I didn't want a gopro sticking out of the top of my helmet and snagging in trees, and I didn't want to spend a lot. It has a handlebar mount but I haven't tried it. The battery life seems decent but it appears (and this may be an issue with more expensive models as well) to run down faster than I would like when switched "...


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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 because every steering change alters the view. However the camera looks where your front wheel is pointing, compared to: Camera on the head tube - Excellent ...


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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 for just that reason. I'm currently leaning towards the GoPro Hero4 Silver because it'll record 2.7k at 30fps, and it's not as expensive as the couple of 4k ...


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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 video in various resolutions using the "gear" dropdown. Even in 1080p reading license plates can be a dodgy proposition. I say it depends majorly on lighting (...


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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 "sensor speed" I've got a gopro3 and during a sunny day I could make out the screws holding a licence plate on a car when they're doing 100+ km hour in the ...


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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 most likely be able to power the iPhone and GoPro off of a single battery pack provided you found one that was big enough.


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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 with high humidity before being taken into colder air. Most likely the warm air inside your home is damp, or the case has been sealed up for a while. When taken ...


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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.com/APAC/accessories-2/anti-fog-inserts/AHDAF-302.html but they look like a lot thinner than a silica sack and can fit between the camera and the housing. ...


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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 make sure your mount isn't coming loose. Check the SD card too, just in case, although the camera should throw an "SD Card Error" if that was the case. Last ...


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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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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, others have reported Garmin VIRB edit software works but I have not tried.


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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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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 out yet, but at least spec-wise it seems like a winner. It's Kickstarted and a bit delayed, but I'm considering getting one when it's actually for sale.


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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 due to a poor road surface) but I'm used to reading the registration numbers out aloud now. Edit: I often wipe the lens when I'm stopped at lights etc if it's ...


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Yeah, they're done, but perhaps not out as another company may pick up the brand/product. Check out the article on GeekWire.


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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 straps or similar, and most observers would assume that's just how you carry your phone. There are various spy camera apps that can be set to take regular ...


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