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Hardwired camera set up

Discussion in 'Riders with Cameras' started by Binksy, May 18, 2015.

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    It looks good for the coin, have you found a seller in OZ?
    Saying that I just read the specs a bit more and it's very basic
     
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    @Frosty Dashcamerasaustralia have them for $200. They aren't a gopro quality but to get the other features I want it looks like there will have to be a compromise.
     
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    Hmm that looks pretty good @Matej-O. Surprised I never even found a mention of it anywhere some footage would be awesome
     
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    @Binksy, is there space in the fairing where the headlight usually is for an actual GoPro? It could be set in such a way that a large capacity SD card is easy to plug in and out (modify the housing case, or I can add in an external card reader that you can mount anywhere convenient, but will void the GoPro warranty), a cord can be run from the battery (12V > USB > Micro USB) and again plugged in through a small hole in the mounting case, and you simply push the button to turn it on when the bike is on (or I can put a chip in it that will power it on when the bike is powered on, if you want to spend ~ $30 for the convenience and void the warranty on the GoPro). That way you get GoPro quality, can fit a good solid mounting bracket straight off of the fairing bracket, and have a relatively simple and proven set up? Plus you'll get all the gucci bits that come with a GoPro like the remote, WiFi to your phone to check out the position of the camera etc.

    Edit: Here is a link in a GoPro forum to the external power supply I was talking about. They had a 12V source and a modified cable to run the GoPro during a 16 month time lapse shot, and kept the case weather proof.

    Edit 2: The external card access solution here.
     
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    @Kyle I'm sure I could fit a go pro in there but that starts becoming pretty big bucks. Their also less subtle to be tucked up inside the fairing. The actual location I'm hoping to use probably wouldn't fit as go pro's really are a fucking stupid shape. Kinda hoping to mount it where the parking light it on the R6.

    Bullet shaped camera would be much better or even the drifts as it would allow me to put the lens closer to the fairing meaning I don't have to make as larger hole. Although it might be an option especially for a use of my Hero2. Might have a look and see if I can find somewhere to mount it on the back
     
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    Cool man that makes sense. I guess the take away is that if you can find some form of camera that fits where you want, it becomes easy to supply power and get it to turn on when the bike does, so long as it has some form of charging or power mechanism, such as a micro USB port or similar and doesn't require the battery to be removed and charged separately, and if it has an SD card port then it becomes easy to quickly remove and put in a new SD card. Hell, it would be pretty simple to mount an Arduino (or the CHIP when it comes out, they will be $9, I have one on pre-order through KickStarter) in there that reads from the SD card port and writes to a USB powered hard drive. It all depends on how much $$ you want to spend.

    If you can find a cheap camera that has the quality you want, it would be easy to give it an "always on" power supply and easy access to media storage on the cheap :)
     
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    I've put a short sample up on Youtube:

     
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    I can go past Contour Plus. Or even a GoPro blue toothed into a pair of Beartek Gloves for control.


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    Check out the Replay Mini XD too. they are a bullet camera, can hook up an external power source. Only issue would be being able to access the footage easily without removing the camera

    http://www.replay-xd.com.au/
     
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    I've been looking at the innovv c3 and it looks like they also have a capacitor model for hard wired setups to stop them building up a lot of heat.
    It's just academic for me right now as i don't have the cash but it's definitely an interesting setup.
     
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    Hey guys,

    My friend David has already mentioned but I thought I would post on here. I have developed a small little action camera which could work well as a possible option. Its full HD, low profile and you can just stick it on your bike or helmet.

    It can be set up as a dashcam type setup and hardwired for constant use.

    If you want more information or to have a look we have just released it on Kickstarter.

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1220652418/the-barnacle-action-camera

    The website is:

    www.barnaclebandit.com

    We are a Canberra business and always looking for feedback or ideas, let us know.

    Regards

    Todd Richards
     
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    I believe a few of us have already contributed to the kickstarted @Todd ;) Can't wait to try it out
     
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