16 August 2011 - 7:58Millstone Expedition
I got some video footage from our trip. When I was putting it all together, I tried to find the smoothest shots. I’m not kidding when I say that it’s bumpy out there, but I guess having a bar mounted camera will pick up a few more shockwaves than a helmet cam.
I’m using a Contour HD camera. I find the helmet mount gives a pretty poor aspect of the trail, the camera is too high, and doesn’t really show what’s going on in the trail as the bar mount. While the bar mount gives the best aspect of the ride, it can get really bouncy. Also, it doesn’t really have that wide of a field of view, which can sometimes be annoying. Sure there are “lasers” that help you aim the camera, but if you are trying to aim at something further away, say 10 ft, it’s really hard to see the tiny beams. I give the Contour a B. I’d like to try out some other cameras, but I’m going to wait and see what comes out a little further down the road. Seems as if this technology makes big advancements pretty often. As with most consumer electronics, every time I commit to one, something much better comes out almost immediately.
Here is the map of our ride on Sunday. Good times.