shortfielder wrote:Hey Matt
How about a shot of your mount?
Thanks for the update
Bonanza Man wrote:How do you know that when you hit the remote to start recording that it actually does? Is there an indication on the remote or is this an article of faith?
Great post, with nice variety of samples! Thanks.
Two questions: What are you using for a neutral density filter to eliminate the prop artifacts? And, did this have any effect on the image quality, ie: due to vibration, the camera operating at lower speed displayed more vibration??
I too would like to see your strut mount. I recently purchased one of these, but it's been too cold to spend much time rigging up mounts lately. Looking forward to a bit warmer weather to experiment some.
It makes a "beep" when you turn start and stop recording (which is useless while flying, but a nice feature) and it has a little LED indicator on the play button that turns red when recording and green when stopped. The ability to turn the lens makes it easy to align cam to see this light from the strut. But it never once failed me to start or stop, works 100% of the time.
What kind of memory card does this take and how much time can you record on it?
Bonanza Man wrote:
With a low wing I wouldn't be able to see the camera. This sounds like a good deal. One place I'd like to try and mount it is on one of my main gears, next to the gear door and have it running as I select gear down.
Ridge Runner wrote:Great review, detailed and informative. The remote and the filter sold it for me. I'm getting one.
I see where you get the ND filters, but what attaches the filter material to the front of the lense? Where do you get the ring and does it screw on or slip on or ??
I was looking at the HD170 spec sheet and a video on operating the camera where I saw you can set the f stop or whatever the digital equivalent is. What happens if you choose a higher f stop rather than using the ND filter? Seems that would restrict the light and without having to McGiver the ND filter.
FLYNAKD wrote:Good review! I also use the same cam and have the same perspective on it. I also have a gopro and this thign weighs about the same but it is definitely bigger, and the battery lasts longer. two things that may help with some of the questions:
1)the remote-two separate buttons..one on/one off. if you cant see the cam..hit the start button twice-doesn't do anything if
already on..same with turning it off. That way you decrease even more the likeliness of missing your shot. Matt and I both agreed the remote works up to about 20ft away.
2) the filter deal...look up ragecams. they have a lens kit protective cover that goes over the front. You can put filters right into that, and they even offer filter options (UV, etc). They said the cover can be altered for rotating the lense as well. Would also protect the actual lense from FOD. They also offer a slew of other add-ons (covers, batteries, etc.)
3) also I think its cool to note that the mount is a normal camera tripod mount so the possibilities are endless (unless you have no imagination ) They also include helmet mounts and a bicycle bar mount. I have used the cam on my ski/boarding helmet and it also works great for that too!
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