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Ghost x camera

#1 Post by Bender » Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:15 pm

Could be a alternative to cheap Chinese no worky worky cameras, £130ish, ok not really cheap but cheap ish, 5hr battery life so probably 4 but pretty good, not much in the way of good reviews a few YouTube vids, so who wants to buy one and tell me what its like :D
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Re: Ghost x camera

#2 Post by Troy » Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:08 am

I got a Ghost Drift 4K...so far it’s great. I know it’s not the same as the one your asking about but from a Brand point-of-view, it’s pretty good. Not the cheapest out there but it “does what it says on the tin”. Caught some good footage of other road users behaving like plums!!

https://driftinnovation.com/products/ghost-4k

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#3 Post by someone » Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:59 am

I am still using my cheap Chinese (genuine) SJ4000. Mounted on the bars, plugged into a USB, and as I do not YouTube the 720p quality is fine for me. The only thing I can say against it is you get some vibration, but that is the way I have it mounted (with a RAM mount) and not the camera.
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Re: Ghost x camera

#4 Post by BabyD » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:43 am

Can anyone with the Ghost 4k answer some of my question.....

does it record constantly or does it record in minute segments like a dash cam???

when the memory card is full does it just stop recording or does it loop record (delete oldest)???

what's the biggest card it supports some say 64 others 128gb??

its designed to be on the side of a helmet BUT its not waterproof ???

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Re: Ghost x camera

#5 Post by Troy » Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:47 am

BabyD wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:43 am
Can anyone with the Ghost 4k answer some of my question.....

does it record constantly or does it record in minute segments like a dash cam???

when the memory card is full does it just stop recording or does it loop record (delete oldest)???

what's the biggest card it supports some say 64 others 128gb??

its designed to be on the side of a helmet BUT its not waterproof ???

thanks.
does it record constantly or does it record in minute segments like a dash cam???

It can record continuously or in segments. This is all done by the settings and how you choose to set it up.



when the memory card is full does it just stop recording or does it loop record (delete oldest)???

I’ve not filled my memory card yet so I can’t comment on this question fully. Most devices usually just stop recording.
What I can say though, it has a setting where you can “loop record” - to my understanding this records in 1-10 minute segments (your choice) that records over and over until you stop it manually. It deletes all the previous footage to save on storage space until you stop it manually, then that is the file it will store and save.



what's the biggest card it supports some say 64 others 128gb??

It will support any, if not all memory cards regardess of how big the memory card starage space is. As long as it’s compatible, it should be ok. Something I will add, the higher quality you want capture footage in, then the more space you use up in shorter time. For example;- Recording in 720p at 30fps uses less space than recording in 4K at 60fps.


its designed to be on the side of a helmet BUT its not waterproof ???

I’ve used my camera in heavy down pours with no issues. The manual does say it’s suitable to be used in rainy conditions. There is also a case you can buy for it to further increase its weather-proofing but unless your planning to go surfing with it then I wouldn’t bother.

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#6 Post by Bender » Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:27 pm

The ghost drift x now has a slave mode for multiple cameras so you can set one as the master and the others will follow it's commands, still not bought one yet but it's on the cards once Christmas recovery has been achieved.
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#7 Post by BabyD » Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:03 pm

Just a quick update on this............

I filled the memory card up & it stopped recording with a green screen showing & a memory card symbol with 100% in the middle, Drift says they will release a app update so that you can change the DVR settings via the app as its only changeable on the camera its self ( which is a complete fafh ) at present, when that happens .....WHO KNOWS
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#8 Post by Bender » Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:39 pm

well I now have one, will do a proper review when fitted and some footage to go with, first impressions ok, installed app on phone and connected via WiFi, live view worked as should, my eyes find the tiny screen on rear hard work but all settings are available through the app so no problem there, new firmware available which will allow control of the rear camera that i dont have yet from the helmet cam :D , quality seems fine, fiddly converter for external mike but i dont plan on talking to it much.
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Re: Ghost x camera

#9 Post by Working Class Hero » Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:55 pm

Bender wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:39 pm
well I now have one, will do a proper review when fitted and some footage to go with, first impressions ok, installed app on phone and connected via WiFi, live view worked as should, my eyes find the tiny screen on rear hard work but all settings are available through the app so no problem there, new firmware available which will allow control of the rear camera that i dont have yet from the helmet cam :D , quality seems fine, fiddly converter for external mike but i dont plan on talking to it much.
Found this thread via a search for helmet cams. Do you have any updates? How has it been working? Cheers

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#10 Post by Bender » Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:22 pm

Hi it's safe to say it's OK but not great, I have footage in low and hi res, I will get it off the camera and you can make your own mind up.

Menu on rear is tiny, not all options are available in the app so sometimes you have to use it, once setup it's fine it can just start and record, battery life is great, proper review on way.
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Re: Ghost x camera

#11 Post by Working Class Hero » Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:45 pm

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Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:22 pm
Hi it's safe to say it's OK but not great, I have footage in low and hi res, I will get it off the camera and you can make your own mind up.

Menu on rear is tiny, not all options are available in the app so sometimes you have to use it, once setup it's fine it can just start and record, battery life is great, proper review on way.
Thanks mate. I'm considering getting one so that woud be great.

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#12 Post by Working Class Hero » Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:11 am

Wasn't sure if I should start a new thread or not?

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Re: Ghost x camera

#13 Post by Bender » Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:14 am

Working Class Hero wrote:
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Re: Ghost x camera

#14 Post by Working Class Hero » Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:19 am

Bender wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:14 am
Working Class Hero wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:11 am
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Re: Ghost x camera

#15 Post by skyrider » Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:21 pm

not wrong :wink: