After figuring everything out and what board to ride I did make it to Keystone. Over all the installation of the software and putting the camera holder together were fairly easy. The problem is I didn’t want to mount it just to my helmet as I will be having friends use it.
So after jury rigging up a system involving velcro, more velcro, and my goggle strap I had it somewhat stable. When I stopped to see my buddy Charlie up at Keystone I was showing him my ghetto rigging and how the cam worked, when Quinten from Adventure eye video systems hooked me up with the goggle grip for the camera itself. This thing definitely beat out my ghetto rigging for sure.
For ease of use the control itself was pretty straight forward. I could tag videos on the fly and then watch them on the chairlift. Ideally the wired in control is meant to be put in a backpack or someplace warmer than my front pocket. As I did keep it in the front the battery drained fairly quick. But once I warmed it back up it had life again so I’m thinking today I’ll probably just tape a hand warmer to it and see how that goes.
The wireless remote once set up correctly works great and has decent range. I was using this when riding park and got a few shots that unfortunately got deleted when using it later.
Now let me talk about what I’m not digging so far with it. I hooked it up to the A/V chords it came with so I could watch it on my t.v. I’m still trying to figure out what is wrong with this function. I either have a malfunction in the unit, a bad cable, or my tv sucks balls. Either way when I plugged it in last night I had sound and the picture would go in and out. While hitting buttons I deleted some of the park footage which sucks, but I’ll try to make up for it today. I’m going to try it on a different tv and play with a bunch of the settings.
Now the software for me wasn’t so hot. I was trying to put things into the story board feature and it wouldn’t let me, or when it did it would just lock my computer up. I was able to figure out how to upload them onto the POV online manager but that was a bit of a hassle. I’m blaming this one on my computer and once I get my new lap top this weekend hopefully I’ll give it a second test.
Here’s some footage of me cruising a groomer.