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Re: 6$ SPY CAM very hackable, helmet/ride cam? ideas?

Post by biohazardman » Oct 10, 2010 11:02 pm

Well a few short ones with the spycam as promised.

Ride downhill crown Point
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ew9I2e7rjss

Ride uphill Crown point
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMw19VqT8kA

End of trail ride 1000 acres Troutdale
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4R5eMck0Xk

Crown point HWY headed for 1000 acres
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mElZL9vW--g

1000 acres middle of ride (long)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykMs7GHOoPg

Lakes near Reynolds middle school
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bILQyK5CD_U

Just South of Blue lake park
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2Yi7gdFyaQ
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Re: 6$ SPY CAM very hackable, helmet/ride cam? ideas?

Post by thedarlington » Oct 12, 2010 1:04 am

definitely check out the videos from the page ambroseliao posted, there the guy compares those cameras, plus one which is exactly the same as the one hk sells, im also thinking it b cool to try to power this with rechargeable AAs since i got a few lying around

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Re: 6$ SPY CAM very hackable, helmet/ride cam? ideas?

Post by AussieJester » Oct 21, 2010 1:25 am

I picked up another camera off EBay week and a half ago for a mate of mine who wants
it for his Harley 'GayVidson' :-P...

This is the unit as pictured
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Purchased from here


For ~13 bucks U.S its not bad deal however! Hyena has said to me its very similar to his camera purchased from Hobby City, he also
said it might work for a month or 5 minutes LoL... The instructions are laughable, make zero sense, the conversion from
Chinese to English is a ripper hehe I downloaded a set of destruction's from the Spy cam hacks
website that was listed on page one of this thread...Very simple to use, one button turns it on, one button starts video, it also,
apparently haha has sound activated recording haven't played with this feature as yet and don't intend to...
oh wait... might make a good bedroom cam also you think? :mrgreen: :P

I shot a short ride video for anyone wishing to see the quality-->



As the microphone is not pointed directly into the wind, i didn't tape it (actually i forgot LoL0
If a lil piece of tape was placed over the mic hole i think it would totally eliminate
any wind noise...the sound quality is exceptional and would likely pick up the sound of a
flea farting on the other side of the room!!

Video is also clearer straight off the camera and it DOES have a date and time stamp on lower right corner however
i cropped the bottom of the video to remove it, has been encoded to 720p mpeg format...

It is alot easier to mount than the key chain spy cameras as it comes with a neat mount that two Zip ties can pass through
making attaching it to the handle bars a snap! As i was out of zip ties, I used ~4in length of electrical tape
wrapped around the mount and bars along with a small strip of double sided tape, thinking was it would
help with vibration...
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As its coming off either way as its not my camera If it were mine, i would likely mount it on a mount as per i have done with my own spy camera....
Tiz an old bicycle light mount from Deal Extreme (check previous
page for 'how-to'...on mounting this way for those unsure ;-) )

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There are also 2 additional mounts plus a silicone protective cover same as you can get for your mobile phones!

Will likely grab one of these myself, hopefully it will stay ON all the time, it has a nice bright LED
that shows its on and recording unlike the 808s Key Chain spy cameras, the build quality on the outside anyway, looks good.
Definitely looks like it cost a shit load more than a ~$3 bucks put it that way :lol:

Hope this has been informative for some looking at purchasing a cheap camera :-)

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Post by Ypedal » Oct 21, 2010 8:44 pm

Daamn that's cheap !

The audio on it is better than your other cam, you can really hear the racket your bike makes !!.. very nice ! :o

I think i'm gonna have to oder up a few of those.... convenient for lipo destruction videos, if you fry it.. oh well.. lol..
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Re: 6$ SPY CAM very hackable, helmet/ride cam? ideas?

Post by amberwolf » Oct 03, 2011 2:03 am

I think I've found another source for this camera:
http://www.ledshoppe.com/Product/com/CA4061.htm
$9.99 (current sale price) including "free shipping". Doesn't include a memory card.
Not sure if it's exactly the same one, and I don't know if it's as good a deal as other places.

They also have two others:
http://www.ledshoppe.com/Product/com/CA4059.htm
http://www.ledshoppe.com/Product/com/CA4054.htm
Dunno if they're worthy anything for our purposes.

THey also do wholesale orders and discounts for large purchases
http://www.ledshoppe.com/wholesale.htm

Currently running a discount for their 6th anniversary:
Any order gets 10% off, use code 6THALL at checkout
Orders over $100 get 15% off, use code 6TH100 at checkout
Orders over $200 get 20% off, use code 6TH200 at checkout

So if anyone wanted to set up a group buy, it'd probably make them enough cheaper to be worth it, depending on cost of small padded envelopes and postage to wherever.

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Re: 6$ SPY CAM very hackable, helmet/ride cam? ideas?

Post by biohazardman » Feb 14, 2013 3:29 am

Well this thread needs an update as the 808 Keychain cam #11 was updated with a new version #16, some months back. The video is HD, like most things in the world today, much better quality and still very inexpensive. Be careful who you buy from as there are fakes, I know it's hard to believe, out and about. Bought one for a bit over $32 and was impressed by the improvement over the #11 unit. Here is a link to a comparison which also includes where to purchase, how to use, mod ect. To cheap to pass it up if you want some decent video, in a small package, and don't want to pay five to ten times as much for the GoPro which does have an edge in quality.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1556994

http://www.chucklohr.com/808/C16/#111126
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Re: 6$ SPY CAM very hackable, helmet/ride cam? ideas?

Post by icecube57 » Feb 14, 2013 11:49 am

I also wanted to post my find. Its the JVC GC-FM2. It's an hd camera that can take 720 at 30 fps and 60 fps and 1080 at 30 fps. Water resistant. Has time lapse has rear screen. The can take about a 2 hrs of video per charge. Longer with time lapse Can take up to 32gb micro sd card. The can record and charge at same time. So you can run it with dc to dc through usb. It can take stills. Has a standard screw mount so it will work with most mounts. About the size if a deck of cards. Can be found on ebay from 30-50 bucks.

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Post by ambroseliao » Feb 14, 2013 11:54 am

icecube57 wrote:I also wanted to post my find. Its the JVC GC-FM2. It's an hd camera that can take 720 at 30 fps and 60 fps and 1080 at 30 fps...
Do you have samples? I find that these types of cameras don't have that wide-field view that the GoPro type cameras have. They're meant more for people/personal videos versus outdoor adventure type videos.
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Post by geeeyejo1 » Feb 14, 2013 3:03 pm

Glad I stumbled upon this thread - always see the expensive "Helmet Cams" at Bestbuy but always pass as I can't really justify the expense. Although perhaps not as high quality or functional - for under $20 with a memory card would be a great way to capture some ride footage!
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ambroseliao wrote:
icecube57 wrote:I also wanted to post my find. Its the JVC GC-FM2. It's an hd camera that can take 720 at 30 fps and 60 fps and 1080 at 30 fps...
Do you have samples? I find that these types of cameras don't have that wide-field view that the GoPro type cameras have. They're meant more for people/personal videos versus outdoor adventure type videos.
I have the older one and played around with "fish eye" gel lenses. They work but I lost interest inf filming our rides as they are very similar routes. perhaps to film potential accidents although we stay off of heavily traveled streets these days. Check the links to the earlier #11 model and they have one for the newest #16 model.
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Re: 6$ SPY CAM very hackable, helmet/ride cam? ideas?

Post by icecube57 » Feb 14, 2013 6:47 pm

ambroseliao wrote:
icecube57 wrote:I also wanted to post my find. Its the JVC GC-FM2. It's an hd camera that can take 720 at 30 fps and 60 fps and 1080 at 30 fps...
Do you have samples? I find that these types of cameras don't have that wide-field view that the GoPro type cameras have. They're meant more for people/personal videos versus outdoor adventure type videos.





This isnt raw video. Its been process by me and youtube. I will try to get some raw video and upload to youtube very soon.

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