Innovv K-2 Dash Cam

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    Soooo...never really been one for recording much video during a ride. I have a GoPro that I've played around with, but never really got the hang of it and the videos I took weren't even that interesting to me so I lost interest. However, I am in the early planning stages of a ride from Prudhoe Bay, AK to Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina and one of the guys I am planning the ride with wants to video everything and then create some sort of documentary of our trip. Apparently he has a friend that does that sort of thing for a living. As stated I've played with a GoPro, but I am sort of underwhelmed with what it takes to attach the camera to the bike, charge the batteries, download the video, etc. I started looking for a camera that I could permanently (more or less) attach to the bike. My first thought is that I would mount one facing backwards and one facing forward. The cameras would come on when the bike was started and shut off when the bike was shut off.

    My questions for the group is this...anyone using one of these? If so, do you like it? Having any problems with it?

    Oh...btw...this wold be mounted on my Tiger Explorer, not my Rocket if that makes any difference.
     
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    Checked it out and after my recent attack by an NSX from my rear, I am very interested.
    Were I fortunate enough to be making your mega adventure ride, I would also utilize at least 1 Go Pro for those special anticipated moments of your ride.
    Cilor me jealouse!
     
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    Bull...don't be too jealous yet, early planning stages yet.
     
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    I play a little with cameras.
    The one I like the most is a Sena Prism Tube. It fastens to the helmet. Very simple on and off.
    I also shoot stills with a Lumix Camera which can also do video.
    I am by no means an expert. It is just something I play with. There are others much more talented than me.
    I use Microsoft Movie Maker for my editing. It is simple enough for my mind to understand.

    A couple things I have come to realize.

    No matter what camera or video equipment you use it cannot capture the grandeur of your eye.
    Video will not capture the ups and downs or the wheels in the corners.

    The best video and pictures are staged. Do not try to catch it while riding bye. Stop and take the time to stage the video or frame the picture.

    Videos of someone riding a motorcycle is boring. I may shoot 3 hours and only use 10 minutes. Video is always moving so people cannot focus.

    Pictures are what tell the story. 7 seconds of a still photo will expand the mind of the one viewing it.

    I am still refining my style, but I think of the video as the commercials and the still pictures the show. The video transitions from one segment to another.

    Finally do not wait till your trip. Get out and play with the equipment and learn to use it.

    Here is my Youtube page for what it is worth. I do not see myself as an artistic person. I feel I struggle with every video I produce. I just put it out there.

    Bill Wyatt
     
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    Morris you may want to talk with Dave he use to do a lot of video at the raa
     
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    Sure did Jay but like Morris said filming and riding gets old, but Morris my good man you have a trip of a lifetime planned so yes please do document it, as for gopros I would go with a gopro7 (black)and buy the microphone attachment that way you can control the camera with voice commands like turning on and off, taking and stopping video or pictures, plus the 7 can take a 512gb MicroSD card if you have a few of them plus a portable harddrive that you can down load the cards then give the drive to the guy and he will sort it all out.

    you can buy spare batteries really cheeeeep for the gopros or wire it up hard.
     
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    Well done vids - enjoyed it.
     
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    I installed the Halocam M1 this year with front and rear cameras and have no complaints as of yet, works great.
     
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    Have a trawl about on DashCamTalk - Motorcycle Cameras

    I would treat the Innov as a BLACK BOX cam. GoPro are ridiculously priced.
    There are excellent alternatives out there for "Action" filming - SJCAM for example.
    If you fancy a good M/C gimbal mount there is a very good one from Spain developed for the track riders. I'll have to look it up. Basically it just tilt compensates.
     
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    The GoPro cameras do a really good job of stabilizing the video, at least to my untrained eye, but what I'm looking for is something I don't really have to think about other than to change the SD card at the end of day. I am probably the most impatient photographer on photography subject on the planet. One or two snaps and I'm done. I do however appreciate the value of a few photos to remember the trip or show to others
     
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