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Just Ordered A New Helmet Camera
« on: December 31, 2018, 11:36:33 PM »
I've been using Drift Camera's since 2010 and love them. Last 2 i bought were the Ghost units. A battery expanded in one of them last year and that camera is shot. The newer Drift Camera's don't have the FOV Field Of View i like so I've held off. My Ghost had 170 FOV which i like. The newer ones are less than 150. When the Ghost S models were being discontinued for the Drift 4K i looked to pick one up but what was left was way more expensive than the newer 4K. I just ran across this Ebay ad and purchased one to see how it goes almost bought 2 of them at that price its worth a shot. The Ghost S FOV is 160 so it should be good enough for what i like....https://www.ebay.com/itm/Drift-HD-Ghost-S-1080P-Action-Dash-Cam-Camera-Camcorder-w-Remote-Accessories/401644945592?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3D16fbb3f1746149e8beb3432d7e26a28d%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D401644945592%26itm%3D401644945592&_trksid=p2481888.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3A6644b9a7-0d52-11e9-b0b2-74dbd180f4de%7Cparentrq%3A068fd6c41680ac1f62e37e0dfff1c00d%7Ciid%3A1
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Re: Just Ordered A New Helmet Camera
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2019, 12:59:23 AM »
I just ordered one as well. That deal was too good to pass up.  :37:
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Re: Just Ordered A New Helmet Camera
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2019, 01:06:17 AM »
*Originally Posted by Sonny [+]
I just ordered one as well. That deal was too good to pass up.  :37:


Yep, I've had my Ghost since they came out and I'll keep the new Ghost S for when the Ghost craps out. Kinda wish i ordered 2 but oh well...
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Re: Just Ordered A New Helmet Camera
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2019, 11:32:45 AM »
WOW that's a good deal  :exclamation:   
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Re: Just Ordered A New Helmet Camera
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2019, 11:57:49 PM »
*Originally Posted by TYKE [+]
WOW that's a good deal  :exclamation:

Yes Sir,  Once i get mine in if they still have any left. I think i will order another one.   :169: :169:
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Re: Just Ordered A New Helmet Camera
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2019, 01:19:22 AM »
I have a Virb XE mounted on the front of the bike that I control with my GPS....it takes great video and their editing software is actually pretty good.

All the video clips  included telemetry...so  that can be good or bad depending on how you ride..:)

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Re: Just Ordered A New Helmet Camera
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2019, 09:14:23 PM »
Camera came in today. Perfect timing because my car dash cam just crapped out last week. So I'll take my old Drift Ghost and mount in the Xterra to use as a dash cam. Charging up the battery and remote for the Ghost S and will program the video setting after charged. Already set the rotating lens and camera mount into the same position that the Drift Ghost had.
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Re: Just Ordered A New Helmet Camera
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2019, 09:24:32 PM »
Good luck with your new camera Jo, I'm already looking forward to seeing some video clips  :169:   
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Re: Just Ordered A New Helmet Camera
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2019, 09:58:15 PM »
I received mine a week or so before Joe for some reason, along with a Drift lavalier mic which fits inside the helmet liner, and a couple of spare batteries. Around $140US for the whole shebang. Go Pro prices have kept me away. Now I must figure out what I am going to do with it.

The thing is fairly simple to operate once you get the hang of it, and picture and sound quality are on par with anything you see on youtube.

I suppose one gets used to riding around talking, but in my first few test runs I found it distracting and something of a safety issue because of that. Made me feel like I was a little bit behind the bike and setting myself up for a sudden surprise, but everything went well.

I am just starting up the learning curve of video editing software, so I won't be posting anything until I make some progress with that.

But I reckon my first vlog should be a thanks and a salute to all my Versys forum friends, since without your company I would just be a guy riding around on a Versys who never sees another Versys out there... a lonesome cowboy threading through Harley and sportbike country.

I did an hour's ride and video test a couple of days ago -- the temperature was a cool but not cold 45F or 7C -- and in that time I never saw another motorcycle or scooter. What a bunch of fair weather chickens**ts around here...  :188: :015:
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Re: Just Ordered A New Helmet Camera
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2019, 10:06:30 PM »
*Originally Posted by TYKE [+]
Good luck with your new camera Jo, I'm already looking forward to seeing some video clips  :169:   


Thanks,  As soon as i get back on the bike I'll post a video. I've been using iMovie for years and loved how simple it was to make video's with it. They just did an upgrade on IMovie and now it sucks will have to do a lot of playing with it to get it working like i want... :157: :157: :157:
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