Ivor Tingting wrote:That footage is really good quality and pretty steady for a handle bar mounted camera. How big is your Kodak camera? Would it be small enough to mount on a helmet?
I wouldn't try helmet mounting it, but then I don't wear a helmet
Seriously, it would be possible but not convenient or unobtrusive, and aiming it would be "interesting".
It's heavier than some, as well, but then that's a compromise decision (AA Cells and rubber covers on all ports add size and weight, but I reckon that's worth it).
I see someone has posted a picture already, so I'll just note the dimensions - 6cm wide at top, narrowing to 5.5cm at the bottom, 10cm tall, and 2.5cm thick (all these measurements are in it's rubber "ruggedised" case
, which is a freebie from Amazon if you buy it from them (until 31st July, see here
A velcro strap passed around the camera inside the silicon rubber case could well be a viable helmet mount.
Camera is here
at £47.79 (£2.20 more if you want it in pink or red, £29.30 more if you want yellow
16GB Class 4 SDHC card is here
And I also got a USB2.0 SDHC card reader because my existing one was only compatible with SD/MMC, from here
All with free delivery.
Don't get the "recommended" SanDisk card as it's only class 2, which will give very jerky results - it just isn't fast enough.
If you want to go upmarket with a class 6 card, and really guarantee best possible data flow, there's one here
gilesjuk wrote:I notice it's a bit wobbly, I don't mean camera shake it's the deinterlacing technique used. It smears a little when things move. My Oregon did that and it made it pretty bad to watch, your footage is better since the resolution is higher.
It is due to the vertical shake, and the faster the processing, the less obtrusive it is.
It's also worse if I mount it on a clamp with the tripod screw on the bottom, as this allows more movement.
It isn't too bad in low light, either - I tried a ride home from Cambridge last night, and it was good enough to get numberplates (and shows that the Busch & Muller Ixon IQ is pretty good)
I'm reckoning on getting a spare card for it, so that if I record something with serious evidential value, I can leave the card untouched until it has been verified as untampered with.
Having said that, I may also wait until class 6 cards come down in price a bit, so I can see if that gives any improvement (in theory, class 4 is fast enough, but it depends how "bursty" the data is). Then I could use the class 6 most of the time, with an option to use the class 4 I already have if I need to preserve the veracity of what's on the card, or on the rare occasion I just need more endurance.
It uses just over 4GB per hour, on 720P setting, although this will depend on content, as compressing detailed subjects with lots of movement will not be as effective as for slow moving or plain subjects. Camera shake probably makes it less compressible
so you may get more capacity from helmet mounting.