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I was checking out a similar one today but they're a little pricey for me now. I'm jealous! Have fun with it!
 

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sfarson, you might have something simular. Any recommendations please post!
 

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Yeah,,,, and if you did it you would crazy and famous. :D

My Mother rode monkey for my Dad years ago in a side car race. She did say it was one of the craziest things she ever did.
 

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Carrie said:
sfarson, you might have something simular. Any recommendations please post!
Carrie,

Know that camera well. Picked one up last summer. Have figured out all the workarounds, the strengths and weaknesses. I typically reach for it when its small form factor is very attractive... like throwing it in the suitcase when I know I'll be renting a bike faraway...

http://www.farson.com/video/ibhat.wmv

Also like it when I'm lazy and don't want to connect more complex gear. Just put the tiny camcorder in a pocket and the bulletcam somewhere else...

http://www.farson.com/video/gstarry.wmw
http://www.farson.com/video/slcd4.wmv

Ask away with any questions. To get the most out of it there are some watchouts. HTH,

Steve
 

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Carrie said:
http://product.samsung.com/event/optin05/sportscam_site/



It's a sports camcorder. Check the site and tell me what you think. I'll be adding alot of videos, of riding, this summer, so I'll keep you posted.


Reminder: No porn videos...sorry. :D

Edit: The cheapest I found was $249 at Best Buy. Internet is way expensive! Especially Ebay so go to your local and buy.
$449.00 at Circuit City is the best I can find. Best Buy doesn't list it anymore. :mad:
 

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sfarson said:
Carrie,

Know that camera well. Picked one up last summer. Have figured out all the workarounds, the strengths and weaknesses. I typically reach for it when its small form factor is very attractive... like throwing it in the suitcase when I know I'll be renting a bike faraway...

http://www.farson.com/video/ibhat.wmv

Also like it when I'm lazy and don't want to connect more complex gear. Just put the tiny camcorder in a pocket and the bulletcam somewhere else...

http://www.farson.com/video/gstarry.wmw
http://www.farson.com/video/slcd4.wmv

Ask away with any questions. To get the most out of it there are some watchouts. HTH,

Steve
What would you say the weeknesses of this one are?
 

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Jams said:
You can always do a helmet cam ride of a "Pikes Peak race with a V-Rod sidecar" .:D

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I did a shot for the BUB Event at Bonneville with a Helmet cam and it was pretty INSANE:yikes: !They were supposed to use some of my runs in a documentery but the Wind kicked up and the course was close!:thumbsdn: So I went and did some little 180mph passes on the return Road for them instead :chopper:
 

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What would you say the weeknesses of this one are?
First I should mention the strengths... great form factor, simple to use, comes with a bulletcam, can work with any bike and has multiple uses, is rugged, no media to buy. At times these easily outweigh any of the negatives.

Downsides... the bulletcam takes two AA batteries and they go fast. The stock camcorder battery goes fast. One must constantly turn the cam off and on to record portions of a ride or the power fades. This means pulling over to turn on both the bulletcam and camcorder (and pulling over to turn it off). The camcorder can't store much video internally, and one must buy a 1gb memory stick to get up to 21 minutes of higher quality (which is still very average) video. The mic is on the bulletcam and with this out in the wind there will typically be too much wind noise to hear the exhaust note. The MPEG file saved by the cam is buggy. There are video editing programs that will not read it, and others show a green screen if a clip is edited.

The preceding may seem like show-stoppers, but once one gets some extra capacity, strategically saves the limited memory and power, edits the mpegs in a certain way, figures where to attach the bulletcam, it actually works and works well.
 

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sfarson said:
Ask away with any questions. To get the most out of it there are some watchouts. HTH,
Alright, Windows media says it can't read codes of some sort. I don't quite understand. All I know Windows won't play the file .avi format. What suggestions might you have for this. How did you get your files to wma?


:wacko: :unsure: :huh: :beatdh:
 

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Ah yes, a major "opportunity area" with the 105L. The MPG file format is buggy. Shockingly, Samsung never fixed this.

One step to check is did you install the software coming with the camera? This usually copies the needed codecs to your PC. Also, you can install the accompanying video editing program that does work with the 105L files (I believe).

My approach is typically this... connect the camcorder via the USB port. Turn the camcorder on. If the drivers/software is installed, Windows should recognize the camcorder. Run Windows Explorer and copy the movie files from the camcorder to your hard drive. Then, use an editing program, possibly the one that came with your 105L to open the video file(s). If Media Player won't play your recording, it might after you load the video into a video editing program then save it.

Send me a PM to follow on this if it looks like help. I've had much trial and error with this thing, but once the workarounds are known it is a decent recording option.

Steve
 
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