Honda CX 500 Forum banner
1 - 20 of 32 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,104 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I bought one of those MD80 mini DV cams from Ebay for

1 penny (Plus £8.99 postage from China/Hong Kong)





For £9 its a nifty wee thing and I stuck it to my helmet and gave it

a test ride

the video when it gets to the PC is pretty damn good although I've since heard

its best to buy a high speed memory card and I unknowing, just bought the

first one I came across.

the mic is a bit over sensitive for motorcycle use but some damping may help

the Youtube conversion process always seems to degrade the quality of videos

but I've spent more and got worse before

It will take up to an 8GB micro SD card and seem to use about 1Gb per 15 minutes

of video.

I have a 4Gb card in and havent tried to see if the bettery will last long enough to

take an hour of footage

about 30 minutes is the longest I've done so far

I see theres lots on Ebay if anyones after a cheap cam you can take on your bike

and not get upset if it gets broken or lost

Note the 'skittishness' crossing white lines at speed



[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmTfePCHOPw[/media]
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
15,399 Posts
Shep has one that he's in love with too. And no Shep I won't buy one right now. Stop influencing me. la la la la la la I cant hear you.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
103 Posts
Hey...you were driving on the wrong side of the road!



WOuld you happen to have a link to that unit on eBay?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
201 Posts
haha Nice Air Freshener
is that New Car Scent ??



You could film a sweet commercial with your new camera; Vintage Scent -- The New Way to Smell Old
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,104 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
WisconsinCX

Just type in MD80 in the Ebay search window and you'll see loads

of em

earlier on Ebay.com I saw some for as low as 1 cent with the auction nearly up

Same on Ebay.co.uk
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
2,845 Posts
Is it cheaper to buy one without memory and then buy the memory separate? What mem chips do these use?
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
15,399 Posts
Well my link said this.



lThe item is without T-flash card ,but can support?8GB T-flash card.(maximum)





The microSD format was originally created by SanDisk. It was originally called T-Flash, and then TransFlash, before being renamed microSD when adopted by the SD Card Association (SDA).



Pretty much in simpler terms the same card you can stick in your phone.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
122 Posts
That is a neat little device. And at that price, I'm going to pick one up soon.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
546 Posts
That is a neat little device. And at that price, I'm going to pick one up soon.




I'm sold. That's great.



Reg, I also noticed you riding on the wrong side of the road, and the pine tree air freshener, but the most glaring thing I noticed is how much you shoulder check. This should be an educational vid. Nice.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
203 Posts
I'm sold. That's great.



Reg, I also noticed you riding on the wrong side of the road, and the pine tree air freshener, but the most glaring thing I noticed is how much you shoulder check. This should be an educational vid. Nice.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
203 Posts
hi there great little device as for riding on the other side of the road this comes from in the days of riding on a horse and drawing the sword with the right hand. Riding on the side of the road like you do in the states this comes from driving the horse being easier on the left in the days of horse and carrage. I too like reg live in the England











1979 honda cx 500
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,423 Posts
I bought one a while ago and a separate Class 6 micro SD card.The picture quality is good but the battery life is not so good.Usually dies around 45 mins which can easily be used up on a ride and as it has none replaceable rechargeable batteries means you would need a USB source out on a ride to re-charge and wait for about an hour or so so impractical.



Still a bargain price even with these limitations.I have had trouble getting a good position inside my helmet with it though.This and a few other videos I've recently done was done with my standard Samsung A400 camera inside an old case with holes cut out and Velcro glued to it and the Velcro glued just above my Left breast pocket nearer my neck.





http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IZtrNohb4I



I should have bought a pair of these,



http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Mini-DV-DVR-S...Audio-Video-Recorder-/330436926937?pt=UK_CCTV
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
223 Posts
Yeah, I bought one of these little suckers and it turned out to be a total piece of crap.

Oh, and don't expect any satisfaction from their return policy.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
44 Posts
Really like this I have in the past done covert video work where I have a camera that was so small you not see it, it was inside the ring part of a press stud but the recorder was another matter as it was a tape (Sony I think) you had to have it in a bag or inside your jacket. But now things are so small and this looks good. It might be poss to remove the cam bit and stick it on your helmet above your eyes this will give a very clear view.

Oh and I know the road you was on
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
239 Posts
I bought one a while ago and a separate Class 6 micro SD card.The picture quality is good but the battery life is not so good.Usually dies around 45 mins which can easily be used up on a ride and as it has none replaceable rechargeable batteries means you would need a USB source out on a ride to re-charge and wait for about an hour or so so impractical.



Still a bargain price even with these limitations.I have had trouble getting a good position inside my helmet with it though.This and a few other videos I've recently done was done with my standard Samsung A400 camera inside an old case with holes cut out and Velcro glued to it and the Velcro glued just above my Left breast pocket nearer my neck.





http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IZtrNohb4I



I should have bought a pair of these,



http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Mini-DV-DVR-S...Audio-Video-Recorder-/330436926937?pt=UK_CCTV


The music attached to your post is fantastic, Shep. Take it that it's yours?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,423 Posts
The music attached to your post is fantastic, Shep. Take it that it's yours?


Yes.The mic sound in the camera with the wind was terrible so I used Windows movie maker and added some of my Instrumental guitar tracks.I've just released them on CD so they can be downloaded from Itunes etc in around 6 weeks time.The album is called Straticus but they are also in my sig.



This is a vid I made of the 2nd piece called,"Fatal Disguise",



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSxa0RBIkOQ
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,104 Posts
Discussion Starter · #19 ·
Some interesting points

but the way I look at it is

Its an obvious Knock Off of say the MUVI cam you'd pay £50-£80 for

so think of it as a toy.

1 DONT pay more than you'd be prepared to lose

2 DONT expect too much from it

3 DONT bother sending it back if its a POS ( see 1)



I just bought another for 1 penny grand total £9.00

that I will disassemble/hack immediately

I know some folk buy em to hack and put into RC models

and I have a few projects in mind so the components are worth £9

to me.

In Sheps vid just before the soundtrack starts you can hear his

(phone?) cam struggling to cope with sound on a bike

Thay all do, a motorbikes a noisy environment any camera with an

inbuilt mic will struggle with.



Its also time I renewed the air freshener as it seems to have lost its

'pine glade' scent. I got a 'floral bouquet' one somewhere




As for the checks well I think we all know that when you stop paying attention

to whats going on all around you then thats when stuff can bite you in the ass.

I make mistakes like anyone else but have been lucky and just scared sh*tless

at times to find myself in situations I could and should have avoided.
 
1 - 20 of 32 Posts
Top