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The Ride Video Thread
« on: January 12, 2011, 11:08:13 PM »
This is the place to post videos from your rides. I'll start, but I don't intend it to be just my own videos.

I get a lot of question about my videos, so I thought I would start by answering the common ones. (Note that this is mostly a repost from my blog.) I use a ContourHD (the older 720 model) video camera mounted under my stem with zip ties.

The camera takes micro SD cards, which are tiny, about the size of a fingernail. I got two 16GB cards for $50 each, and 30fps at 720p takes about 1GB per half hour. That means I could fit about 8 hours on a card, except that the battery only lasts about 3.

Once shot, I process the videos through DashWare to add the gauges and doodads. Initially everything was car-centric so I had to make my own gauges and data importer for my Garmin Edge 705 TCX files. I would love to take credit for the idea but I was inspired by "SteelerHoo" on bikeforums.net (dpouncy on youtube). Eventually they added a built-in importer for TCX files and integrated my gauges, so now the process is much easier. The hardest part is synchronizing the video and data. If you have a newer Edge, you will probably have to go through some more steps for now.

You can see all my videos on YouTube, but here is an example. One of my newer videos from Christmas in the Santa Monica Mountains, on the renowned "Rock Store" descent.

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Re: The Ride Video Thread
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2011, 09:04:56 PM »
This is the place to post videos from your rides. I'll start, but I don't intend it to be just my own videos.

I get a lot of question about my videos, so I thought I would start by answering the common ones. (Note that this is mostly a repost from my blog.) I use a ContourHD (the older 720 model) video camera mounted under my stem with zip ties.

The camera takes micro SD cards, which are tiny, about the size of a fingernail. I got two 16GB cards for $50 each, and 30fps at 720p takes about 1GB per half hour. That means I could fit about 8 hours on a card, except that the battery only lasts about 3.

Once shot, I process the videos through DashWare to add the gauges and doodads. Initially everything was car-centric so I had to make my own gauges and data importer for my Garmin Edge 705 TCX files. I would love to take credit for the idea but I was inspired by "SteelerHoo" on bikeforums.net (dpouncy on youtube). Eventually they added a built-in importer for TCX files and integrated my gauges, so now the process is much easier. The hardest part is synchronizing the video and data. If you have a newer Edge, you will probably have to go through some more steps for now.

You can see all my videos on YouTube, but here is an example. One of my newer videos from Christmas in the Santa Monica Mountains, on the renowned "Rock Store" descent.



What is the graph in the lower left hand corner?

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Re: The Ride Video Thread
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2011, 12:17:03 AM »
What is the graph in the lower left hand corner?

acceleration, in gs.
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Re: The Ride Video Thread
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2011, 11:00:28 PM »
From Saturday's Simi Ride. This is the part that I unfortunately missed last week because my camera barfed.
 
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Re: The Ride Video Thread
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2011, 11:42:47 PM »
A group ride in Bermuda


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Re: The Ride Video Thread
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2011, 01:47:52 AM »
A group ride in Bermuda

Looks like an interesting place to ride, except the being on the wrong side of the road thing. What camera is that, a GoPro?
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Re: The Ride Video Thread
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2011, 06:19:22 PM »

Looks like an interesting place to ride, except the being on the wrong side of the road thing. What camera is that, a GoPro?


It's a Contour HD.  For some reason in my conversion I lost the HDness.... meh.


Definitely a nice place to ride.  The group ride was significantly safer than riding alone and constantly failing to look to the right first.
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Re: The Ride Video Thread
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2011, 06:37:22 PM »
A group ride in Bermuda

That was very cool.  Geddy Lee loves Bermuda.

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Re: The Ride Video Thread
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2011, 09:44:41 PM »

It's a Contour HD.  For some reason in my conversion I lost the HDness.... meh.

I think I've probably already asked you that several times... I can never remember who has what.
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Re: The Ride Video Thread
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2011, 02:32:01 AM »
Sorry to bug everyone on this thread but I have the ContourHD1080 and recently got a second battery. I swapped batteries in the ride but something didn't work. Now I'm worried that the settings for the resolution (720p 60fps) is messed up. Will the camera remember those settings even after a battery swap?

I went to the Contour site but the pdfs are broken (for me anyway) so I can't see them. My own manuals and stuff are at home.

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Re: The Ride Video Thread
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2011, 09:23:04 AM »
http://d2141htz9zn2s2.cloudfront.net/support/ContourHD_manual.pdf


"use switch under back door to select video resolution"
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Re: The Ride Video Thread
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2011, 11:10:25 AM »
Yeah, as grumpy said, there is a switch on the back for the resolution.  On mine anyway. Does the 1080 have more than 2 modes?
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Re: The Ride Video Thread
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2011, 07:34:35 PM »
Yeah, as grumpy said, there is a switch on the back for the resolution.  On mine anyway. Does the 1080 have more than 2 modes?


You can configure what the two positions are on the 1080.  I think there are 4 or 5 choices.  I do not have my camera right now, but with the camera hooked up go to tools / configure camera in the Storyteller software.


It gives the choices as well as estimated memory and battery usage for each.
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Re: The Ride Video Thread
« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2011, 09:05:40 PM »
I set both modes for the switch to 720p@60fps. This way there'd be no mistakes. I can't confirm it's that way still since I don't have the software to check the camera, but it looks like the clips I've taken are similar in quality/motion as before.

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Re: The Ride Video Thread
« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2011, 11:16:01 PM »
Last 5 laps of the P123 crit on sunday.

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