Sunday, August 31, 2008

Perfect Microphone Position

Been fiddling in the garage again today trying to find a good place for the microphone. Well I think I have found a great place for it. I have installed it under the petrol tank in front of the air filter box in some foam. Took the bike out for a quick spin up the windy motorway and wow, stunning engine noise and no wind noise.

Motorcycle Video Camera Setup Video Test (Middleton) from Cavturbo on Vimeo.


Saturday, August 30, 2008

Camera fitted to Bike

Well I have been out in the garage this morning and mounted the camera on the bike and everything seems to be working correctly. Fitted the camera under the headlight with the velcro holder, fits perfect and the picture looks good.

We then went out over the moors for a bit of a ride and I captured some video of Helen on the BMW. At first I found that the initial microphone placement was picking up real wind noise, then later I mounted the microphone under the seat which yielded better results, but I am not completely happy with the sound yet, more fiddling required.

Helen's new Toy from Cavturbo on Vimeo.


Friday, August 29, 2008

Picked up Helen's New Bike

Today we picked up Helen's new BMW F800ST and said goodbye to the SV650. She seems to be very confident on the new bike and is very happy with it. All being well it should be the perfect bike for touring round Europe on, certainly will save me carrying all the luggage.

Helen's New F800ST


Thursday, August 28, 2008

Bullet Camera Purchased

I have today ordered a Bullet Camera off the internet. I have ordered a Sony HQ1 Super HAD CCD 580/550TVL camera from RFConcepts. I intend to mount it on the front of the bike under the headlight, I will be using a Canon MV750i camcorder as the recording device.


Saturday, August 23, 2008

Rideout to Kielder Forest

Just back from a very long rideout today with NUKB. CJ planned us a route up to Kielder forest some 383 miles approx, route was as follows: Tickled Trout, up the motorway a bit... up to Devils, Tebay, Shap, Penrith, Hartside, Alston, turn left and head for the Scottish Borders. Turn right and run along the border, then a right for Kielder. Down towards Hexham, back to Alston, then Middleton, Brough, Sedbergh, then home.
Bikes in Keilder Forest
We had a fantastic ride today, we employed the drop-off system and the ride went very smoothly and progressively all day. We had all arms of NUKB with us to, the NE group led us around Kielder as they knew the roads better than we did. CJ did manage to go wrong with his Sat Nav and took us down possibly the worst goat track ever.

Some of the guys had cameras mounted on their bikes today, after chatting with them I noticed they had them hooked up to camcorders. Got me thinking as we have a camcorder too, wonder if ours will work with a bullet cam, Google here I come.

Also found out today when I got home that Helen has bought herself a new bike in the form of a BMW F800ST