A video of our first Eurotrip!

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  1. Craig Rogers

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    As a tester for future trips, I've rigged my ContourHD to the dashboard to record some memorable future trips. I used our first Eurotrip to Bruges as a test run;

    http://youtu.be/iy3sxGsslXU?hd=1
     
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    Most exciting thing I've ever seen. Can't wait for the next episode.
     
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    Enjoyed that...can you give details of your video setup........nice smooth camera.......what type how was it connectd to the dash.....how long do you have recording ?

    Nice one.......good music too............what did you edit it in ??.:Smile:

    barry
     
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    Great video enjoyed it and loved the music.

    Naughty Naughty though filming in the Channel Tunnel a major offence.

    Sonja


    Looking forward to the next ones.
     
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    Thanks all!

    The camera is a ContourHD - http://contour.com/ which records up to 1080p, however, the video was recorded in 720p HD to save space.

    It takes a MicroSD card and with a 16gb card can record quite a few hours, even in 1080p.

    It was originally designed for skiers and is used quite a bit by the BBC for their "Helmet Cam" shots (along with their rival GoPro camera).

    I used one of the supplied mounts and simply veclro'd it to the dash so that I didn't have to damage the dash. The quality suffers a little as it has to meter through the windscreen, but it's still pretty good.

    I bought it for recording my Mountain Biking, but thought I'd give it a go in the MH.

    As for editing, I use Corel Videostudio Pro X4 - http://www.corel.com/corel/product/...550067&segid=1153&storeKey=gb&languageCode=en

    Great simple but powerful package.

    As for filiming in the tunnel, the woman-person-whatever-she's called, watched me do it and also allowed me to take some photos providing I didn't use a flash? But have also read that you are not supposed to, but when I looked on Youtube, there's hundreds on there, so thought I've give it a go, just turned it off whilst driving through Passport control.
     
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    What a great idea, have been thinking of something like this for some time, just a couple of questions, can you power it via the cig lighter or is it battery only? and what is the longest it can record? Thanks.:thumb::thumb:
     
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    Very good Craig as for the tunnel one of the guys working on it took a picture of us with our cam he said as long as no flash is used they dont mind.
     
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    It can be charged via the ciggy lighter, however, I've never tried using it at the same time? I'm sure it will be ok. A battery will last about 1 hour 30mins, my kit came with 3 batteries.

    I'll try and find out what the length of recording is. Of course, the lower the quality you set it to, the longer you will get. Also, the bigger MicroSD you put in there (or multiples of and change) the longer you get.
     
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    Oops most of my questions already answered thanks:thumb:
     
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    Great video Craig, bought back a few memories of our trips to Bruge, thanks for sharing it with us. :thumb:

    Brisey.
     
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    Hi

    Liked the film, have done the same only using a Panasonic Camcorder around Scotland, when small cassettes of 1hour were used.
    I used a tripod on floor and powered by a 240volt inverter through mains charger. I have always used Sony Vegas for editing, but it can become quite a job when you have a few hours to edit, but well worth it in the end.
     
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    Very nice, brings some memories.

    I didn't know you couldn't film the border controls or the tunnel (any idea why not, are they just shy or is there some better reason?):Eeek:.
    My DVR cam runs all the time the ignition is on, though it is not prominently visible and the only way you can see its running is a very dim flashing light on the back which is almost invisible in daylight so not likely anyone would notice.
     
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    Hi
    Whats a DVR cam?
     
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    great video....As I have never been on the 'chunnel' very informative....

    Shirl
     
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    Hi Craig,

    We'd have had more fun if you had filmed the assembling of the lounge bed as well!!!:BigGrin:

    Very watchable clip though!:thumb:
     
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