Sports DV 1080p Helmet Cam

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Re: Sports DV 1080p Helmet Cam

Post by fq-craigus » Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:37 am

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fq-craigus wrote:I saw this a couple months back and thought about it but my impulse eBay purchases usually end up being no good so I'm glad you posted this. Think I'll have to invest
My favorite camera at the moment is the Mobius camera.
Mobius? When I get in I'm going to read the whole post I just read the first page and didn't realise there was 26 pages lol. So has the origional one you posted about turned out ok. I'll more than likely mount on helmet for convenience
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Re: Sports DV 1080p Helmet Cam

Post by Joeman » Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:49 am

fq-craigus wrote:
Joeman wrote:
fq-craigus wrote:I saw this a couple months back and thought about it but my impulse eBay purchases usually end up being no good so I'm glad you posted this. Think I'll have to invest
My favorite camera at the moment is the Mobius camera.
Mobius? When I get in I'm going to read the whole post I just read the first page and didn't realise there was 26 pages lol. So has the origional one you posted about turned out ok. I'll more than likely mount on helmet for convenience
yes this camera i pretty good for the money. My only problem was that i wanted it to start recording as soon as the bike switched on, which required me to take it apart an monkey about with the electronics.

This is the comparison photo showing the SportsDV alongside the Mobius.
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The Mobius is not waterproof - it needs a case to make it waterproof, so for all weather helmet cam action, the SportDV might be the way to go - although im not totally convinced the SportDV is watertight as it looks like it will leak around the buttons and lights.
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Re: Sports DV 1080p Helmet Cam

Post by fq-craigus » Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:02 am

Joeman wrote:
fq-craigus wrote:
Joeman wrote:
My favorite camera at the moment is the Mobius camera.
Mobius? When I get in I'm going to read the whole post I just read the first page and didn't realise there was 26 pages lol. So has the origional one you posted about turned out ok. I'll more than likely mount on helmet for convenience
yes this camera i pretty good for the money. My only problem was that i wanted it to start recording as soon as the bike switched on, which required me to take it apart an monkey about with the electronics.

This is the comparison photo showing the SportsDV alongside the Mobius.
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The Mobius is not waterproof - it needs a case to make it waterproof, so for all weather helmet cam action, the SportDV might be the way to go - although im not totally convinced the SportDV is watertight as it looks like it will leak around the buttons and lights.
Ahh got you, well I would just have mine switched on as and when so the dv might be a good option. As for water tight I think I may be able to get around that although I would only be using it on rides out so chances of it seeing rain hopefully are slim, I doubt anyone would want to see my trip to work.

The mobius looks tidy too. I should be getting one soon, I just can't justify a gopro for my use and doubt I'll start vlogging
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Re: Sports DV 1080p Helmet Cam

Post by Joeman » Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:09 am

the DV makes for a good helmet camera IMO.

The Vibrate feature is good as it makes your helmet vibrate so you know if its turned on or not (yes i know that sounds rude lol)
It also vibrates when it switches off so you know when the battery has died.
pretty sure it would be splash proof, just dont submerge it!
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Re: Sports DV 1080p Helmet Cam

Post by mintex » Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:54 pm

Its come and its fixed on ready for a test run :)
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Re: Sports DV 1080p Helmet Cam

Post by fq-craigus » Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:34 am

Think I'll be grabbing one soon then. Although it's first job is to catch proof of the flame thrower of my car so it will be strapped to the boot, I'll upload whether it's fire retardant too lol
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Re: Sports DV 1080p Helmet Cam

Post by mintex » Sat Oct 25, 2014 7:14 pm

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Well I think that's the best the best result I've had. Not perfect, but good enough for me.
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One thing I have noticed is that this was taken in 720 and the quality seems to have taken a hit when uploaded to YouTube. 1080 next time!
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Re: Sports DV 1080p Helmet Cam

Post by fullscreenaging » Sat Oct 25, 2014 8:02 pm

I took it apart and put a bit of electrical tape over the hole for the mic on the inside. I then put it back together then pushed a tiny bit of cotton wool into the mic hole and finally put electrical tape over the hole.
Hope that helps.
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Re: Sports DV 1080p Helmet Cam

Post by mintex » Sat Oct 25, 2014 8:49 pm

Cheers mate, i will give it a try :)

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Re: Sports DV 1080p Helmet Cam

Post by Glorian » Fri Oct 31, 2014 10:14 am

Still not managed to get mine to record in 45mins isntead of 3 min clips .. >.> ALso anyone know if you can buy replacement adhesive patches for the helmet holder.
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Re: Sports DV 1080p Helmet Cam

Post by Stu » Fri Oct 31, 2014 2:29 pm

did you try the firmware update?
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Re: Sports DV 1080p Helmet Cam

Post by mintex » Fri Oct 31, 2014 4:30 pm

Try the firmware update, i did it to mine and it worked ok :)
Ive also modified it to take an external mic

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Re: Sports DV 1080p Helmet Cam

Post by John933 » Sat Nov 01, 2014 6:06 pm

I have quite a few different type of cameras for the bike. Look at this.

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The quality is better on my computer from the raw stock, You Tube compresses it down's. But it will give you an idea. I use movie maker to add the sound track.

One of the problems I'm alway's coming across is where to mount it. So I've made up a few short videos to show you how I've done it. Hope it help's.

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This is a bit better section. Taken in Spain.

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Re: Sports DV 1080p Helmet Cam

Post by Glorian » Mon Nov 03, 2014 9:21 am

Yeah tried firmware. DOwnloaded placed into the camera folder and did the whole resetting malarky. Still records at 3min intervals :(
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Re: Sports DV 1080p Helmet Cam

Post by Ricky » Sun Feb 01, 2015 1:57 pm

Anyone want to sell me their mounts or know where I can buy some more? :)
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