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Are we recording events?

Are we recording events?

Since there are a lot of video recording devices and techniques, I have to ask are we recording rides, not for enjoyment, but to refer to law enforcement?  Has anyone been using a helmet cam?  Can you clearly read tag numbers, and possibly ID a driver?

Rick

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Re: Are we recording events?

Well, both.  I run a Fly6 on back for legal reasons but also downloaded the daily video on my big events (Europe last month) for the rear view (only 720p).  Sometimes you can read the license number, you always have to edit and grab one or two frames at the moment it is close enough and there has to be enough light.  The new Fly6 is 1080p so better.  There is a Fly12 front camera/light that is said to be much clearer for getting the plates.  These cameras "auto-save" the preceding video if the camera (bike) tips over more than 30% for 30 seconds.  My wife knows to tell the police to get the microSD card out to see who killed me.

I've used GoPro(s) on each of our Europe trips, usually one under my handlebars on wide view and with an extended battery, and another on top of my helmet on narrow view (which is annoying but easy to turn on/off) for the POV and I can point it.  So those are for enjoyment but frankly, have have 200gb of video from the trips and no time or talent to edit it into anything that anyone would want to watch.

This year's trip I took a bike where I had to use a clamp on mount on the stem and it wasn't good. It shook all over instead of the stability of the GoPro clip mount under my Cinelli Ram bars in 2016 which was much better.

the GoPro is much better picture quality and you could also choose 60fps for a better chance of getting a good "frame" for a pic of a plate but the battery doesn't last long enough and it is all manual download each time, etc.

Examples of each.  The Aubisque was mounted in 2016, the Grosslockner final descent (totally nuts) was the cantilevered clamp mount which leaves a lot to be desired but the scenery is spectacular both in the Pyrenees, Alps, Dolomites and Tyrols.  Third one is a Fly6 this year coming down the Gavia.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsziBFxI8WU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p84Dkv9RPx8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXNV-47Q150

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Re: Are we recording events?

The video is quite good. To me, it demonstrates that we can record an event that happens in front of the camera on a bike ride.  BTW, your trips are like something out of National Geographic.

I'm wondering if we should form a video user community within BBC. Not so much as to watch two hour bike rides, but to be able to provide video documentation of an incident.

I'll let others weigh in and see what replies we get.

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