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Bikers What Cam Do You Use?

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by wazza300, Aug 6, 2015.

  1. wazza300

    Caporegime

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    Location: BenefitStreetBirmingham

    I still haven't got round to mounting it yet,I need to order some sugru

    You can tell it's cheap though,and the battery life isn't that great,some folks put an sj4000 battery in which lasts longer

    If I was buying again I'd buy the xiaomi yi,soon as I get it mounted I'll put up some footage
     
  2. lmfy2k

    Soldato

    Joined: Feb 12, 2004

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    Location: Manchester

    thanks mate :)
     
  3. IC3

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 3, 2011

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    Xiaomi Yi with 35mbps firmware and couple scripts is a 'gopro killer'. :D

    If anyone wants some RAW footage, I can post it on here. :)
     
  4. Junglist

    Soldato

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    Location: Bristol

    I'm interested, i'd like to get myself a camera and edging towards a Hero 4
     
  5. lmfy2k

    Soldato

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    Location: Manchester

    can you provide more info and links please mate?
     
  6. TallPaul_S

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    The Yi is very decent quality, even on normal 1080p 60fps and high settings, so long as you don't need an external mic input.
     
  7. IC3

    Sgarrista

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    Will do once I get back home :)
     
  8. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

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    That has the worst battery life out of any of the available cameras.
     
  9. IC3

    Sgarrista

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    http://nutseynuts.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/xiaomi-yi-action-cam-custom-scripts.html

    35mbps firmware

    22 - 23 - 23A - 23S = https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxO_QexYT9EAT2xFWmZQcUtWUVU/view?usp=sharing

    22L - 23L = https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxO_QexYT9EAcVdRZy05OWt4alk/view?usp=sharing

    RAW Footage with 35mbps firmware and couple scripts, lens rectification OFF, Auto lowlight - OFF and lightning set to: Matrix recorded in 30fps.

    https://mega.nz/#!jwQziIQI!ywKvzvQoWlIgvdi5DkobC2ZM1k_VDKkujJ8Wi-PH9rA
     
  10. TallPaul_S

    Soldato

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    And a sample screengrab from a 1080p high quality file.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. lmfy2k

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    thanks for the info mate, looks good.
     
  12. Fireskull

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    That does look good, tempted to get one as a second cam, cant hurt to try for £50.
     
  13. TallPaul_S

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    I use mine every day for commuting and it's never crashed/stopped recording etc. or corrupted files.

    It would be perfect as a 2nd camera if you had something else to record audio with, plus it can record whilst being charged/powered (even without a battery in) so perfect for mounting on the bike with power and just set to record. I get roughly about 7 hours of 1080p 60fps high setting video on a 64gb SD card.
     
  14. Fireskull

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    Tempted to use one as a dashcam in the car also, saw one of the scrips is an auto record on power.

    My GoPro is rubbish at audio too so it cant be any worse :D
     
  15. wazza300

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    Doesn't the waterproof housing stop you plugging any power leads in though?
     
  16. TallPaul_S

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    It does, but that's nothing that 20 minutes with a dremel wouldn't fix. The micro usb power is at the rear so you'd just need a hole in the door.
     
  17. IC3

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  18. phil675

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    How fast does a memory card fill up with these cameras on 1080p?
     
  19. TallPaul_S

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    On the Yi it splits the video into 1.85gb files which are normally 11 minutes 30 long.

    I currently have 230 minutes on my 64gb (59.5gb) card and that's used 37gb, so 22.5gb left.

    I think that's roughly 350 minutes for a 64gb card, just under 6 hours. That's on the 'high' quality setting and 60fps.
     
  20. IC3

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    There's a script to increase the file size limit to 2.25gb or 2.5gb, I can't remember now.