My Starfire - now with onboard footage

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My Starfire - now with onboard footage

Post by Graham B » Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:54 am

Now with onboard footage :smile:

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Re: My Starfire

Post by b50root » Fri Nov 20, 2009 1:00 pm

Nice. I just love how those bike looks.

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Re: My Starfire

Post by Graham B » Fri Nov 20, 2009 1:50 pm

Thank you Rickard. How it looks is one reason why I've kept it for so long (28 years) - the other reason is the fantastic sound from the engine when it gets above 6,000 rpm :grin:

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Re: My Starfire - now with onboard footage

Post by Graham B » Sat May 01, 2010 4:18 pm

Just a quick bump of the thread as I've updated it with the latest video

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Re: My Starfire - now with onboard footage

Post by HPbyStan » Sat May 01, 2010 7:56 pm

I agree with the looks and the sound but it seems like you were mostly on the wrong side of the path. Thank goodness everyone else was as well.

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Re: My Starfire - now with onboard footage

Post by b50root » Sat May 01, 2010 11:28 pm

Great sound and fotage.

What kind of camera and how is it mounted??

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Re: My Starfire - now with onboard footage

Post by Graham B » Sun May 02, 2010 11:02 am

Hi Stan. Just turn your back to the computer and watch it in a mirror. Should all be ok then :thumb

The camera is one of the cheap chinese copies of the AEE MD80 also known as Veho Muvi. The Starfire footage was chest mounted. I tried helmet mounted (below) but didn't like how much the camera moved when looking in my mirrors


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Re: My Starfire - now with onboard footage

Post by b50root » Sun May 02, 2010 1:05 pm

How did you with the sound of the wind . Can´t hear any thing. :thumb

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Re: My Starfire - now with onboard footage

Post by Graham B » Sun May 02, 2010 5:59 pm

A tiny piece of foam taped over the equally tiny microphone.

Insulation tape also used to form a guard around the mic. It's a bit tricky to get the very last frame of the 3TA video to display - you have to pause / play / pause until you creep up on it. But you can see the on helmet camera in the mirror.

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Re: My Starfire - now with onboard footage

Post by b50root » Sun May 02, 2010 7:00 pm

Very tiny camera . Price??

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Re: My Starfire - now with onboard footage

Post by Chris Pellett » Sun May 02, 2010 10:27 pm

Graham,
how about videoing the B50org trip to the Alps?
Your more than welcome to come along.
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Re: My Starfire - now with onboard footage

Post by 2manyrides » Sun May 02, 2010 11:02 pm

b50root wrote:Very tiny camera . Price??

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Very small indeed!
I have a habbit of banging my head to the wall in regards to technology. It just keeps moving on and we're supposed to pay to upgrade. Yet I'll soon have to give in...in favor of HD.
For now I'm making the best of "what I got".

It gets some looks though!

And as far as wind...
I did the tape job with a bit of foam over the mic on the BSAOC ride. You never know till you check footage at home. In my case I may have created more turbulance and noise. So far the best has been to use nothing on the mic and stay under 40 mph. The camcorder can handle that.
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Re: My Starfire - now with onboard footage

Post by Graham B » Mon May 03, 2010 12:23 am

Many thanks for the invite Chris but I wouldn't be able to afford the trip I'm afraid

Rickard - very impressed that you were able to grab that frame :smile:

Camera was £20 from ebay. I could be wrong but I think that although the genuine MD80 is twice the price, it is the better bet and is the one to get. I've spent literally days getting round the shortcomings of my chinese version.
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Re: My Starfire - now with onboard footage

Post by ccm60 » Sat Oct 30, 2010 7:03 pm

Bonsoir Graham B,
You have a beautiful bike, thank you for the ride in the English countryside. <023 <060

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Re: My Starfire - now with onboard footage

Post by Graham B » Mon Nov 01, 2010 4:27 pm

You're welcome ccm60. Thank you letting me know you enjoyed it <222

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