Tuesday, May 10, 2011

I've Joined the Ranks of Motorcycle Vloggers

Well... almost...

I've been thinking about it for quite a while... made a couple videos using my regular digital camera... and finally decided that it was time to put up... or shut up...

Now... I don't know anyone who's ever accused me of ... shutting up! so...

I just hit the ORDER button and now have an HD 170 Stealth Action Helmet Camera from Drift Innovation, in the pipeline and heading my way!

I had looked at several others and finally settled on this unit for a couple of reasons. First, all the reviews I found rated it pretty highly. Second, it's one of the few that has an external microphone jack... so you can record decent audio at the same time... w/o having a normal camera stuffed into your helmet somehow...

That also allows you to mount the camera in some places to hopefully get some good/creative videography... while still recording clear audio!

Geeze... guess I have a whole new lingo I've got to learn now!

... and third, this camera has the capability to shoot fast enough that you can produce decent slow motion footage...

Now... since I don't have it in my hands yet... I can only go by what's claimed... another week or so and I'll be able to actually see if the claims are justified... but, so far, it looks real good to me.

I ordered from an outfit that for the time being shall remain nameless. I'd almost ordered from another outfit a couple days ago... but something kept me from pushing the order button... and then, last night I stumbled across another outfit selling the same camera... at the same price... but with pretty much $60 worth of accessories FREE...

Well... DUH! seemed like a no brainer to me! and this time... when I went to push the order button... that lil' voice in the back of my head was silent... So... I guess it knew something! :)

As soon as I actually have the unit... and can verify the service of the outfit... I'll hang a name on it!

Hopefully, I'll learn to use this new Helmet Camera well enough and quick enough... that I'll not run off the readers I've managed to attract so far...

My intention is to post Videos on the blog in support of the existing blog, and on the site in general, that first off, pass on some information other riders might find useful... second... to have some  fun doing it, passing on some of those hopefully good times... and third... the mercenary part :) .... maybe in the process, set my blog and my website a little apart from all the competition.

Only time will tell... and I doubt that Steven Spielberg has much to worry about... but... from what I've seen of Videos of this sort on Youtube or the net in general... it's plain to me, a guy ain't gotta be too awful good to be better then most...

Damn... that sounded kinda rough on some folks didn't it? Well... maybe so... but it's still true. I've looked at quite a few videos while I pondered doin' this... and all I can do is wonder; "Didn't they look at this junk before they uploaded it? or...even think about what they were gonna say... before they hit the record button, and sat there stammerin' like in idiot...

So... while I might could just crash and burn... as soon as the camera I ordered 'bout 10 minutes ago gets here... I'll start practicing and experimenting... and we'll see what happens!

Guess I'm not going to have too long to get decent with it either... A Friend in British Columbia has invited me to ride along with 'em when they take a run from Prince George to the Black Hills in early July... My plan is for me to meet up with 'em as they clear the border ... sort of an Old Bikers Can still Split the Wind with the Best of 'em sort of a rendezvous...  my plan will be to keep the Camera rolling... just in case one of us falls off!

It's gonna be a fine summer!

Grab Your Handles and Ride!
Brian

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2 comments:

No Name said...

we're all looking forward to your 'HELMETCAM' footage

D. Ford said...

Looking forward to some videos.