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@pla hi mate!
Since you're an expert about action cameras, i want to ask you a thing:
would you prefer a 360 camera (mounted probably on the helmet) or you think it's sufficient a normal camera (mounted on the handlebar or on the chest or on the helmet)?
I would like to film too some of my trips so that's why i'm asking ๐Ÿ˜‰

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@metalbiker all that 27 conmute variations! :blobcheer:

hope @pla may enligthen us ๐Ÿ˜Š Thanks

@metalbiker I tried the helmet mount. Even though the camera isn't that heavy I noticed it being on my helmet. The helmet then feels top heavy. I didn't give it a lot of time so maybe you could get used to it. One of the reasons I tried the helmet position was to get smoother video. I think that problem has now been solved with software. The GoPro 6 and 7 video stabilization is really good. It smooths out the video even on the roughest terrain. I haven't tried the 360ยฐ cameras but have seen some footage on YouTube. Cool but a little weird. To me it would be a nice supplement to standard footage but not as the sole footage. The chest mount is a cool perspective and provides smoother video than the handle bar mount but I think the jerky video issue has been solved. I have a chest strap but find it annoying as well. So, bottom line is I like the handlebar mounted camera. It is the out-of-the-way, set-and-forget option that gives you the ability to use an external battery for longer rides. GoPro batteries last about an hour. If you don't want to change the battery every hour, mount an external battery. I use the GoPro 6 on a K-EDGE Garmin & GoPro combo handlebar mount. K-EDGE is a quality mount. Good luck and I look forward to watching your cycling videos! :bicycle: ๐Ÿ“ท

@pla thank you!
Currently i'm LF these 2 jewels from Garmin (of course! ๐Ÿ˜œ ) because they have all those fancy G-Metrix Overlays from your sensors (heartbeat, speed, sensor, cadence, gps...):
Virb Ultra 30
buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/6443
Virb Ultra 360
buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/5620
They both are stabilized and have all kinds of mounting options.
Even if i really like the 360 and its videos, it's a bit too pricey for me, i'm more for the normal camera probably.

/cc @xosem

@metalbiker VIRB is a good choice. If I didn't have an investment in the GoPro world I'd buy a VIRB. Doesn't that overlay data require Windows? @xosem

@pla unfortunately yes. Actually i have a dual boot PC with windows (my GF use that for now), but if i'll buy it i want test if it works with Wine or in a virtualbox...
If not, i hope that i can at least download the "pure" video in linux ๐Ÿ˜€
@xosem

@metalbiker Ah. Sounds like you are set. I wish there was a way to add that overlay data with Linux. @xosem

@pla i just have to buy it, let's see when, maybe i hope for some discounts ๐Ÿ˜€
I don't think garmin is so kind to linux. They haven't released a garmin express for linux so far AFAIK...
@xosem

@metalbiker I'm not hopeful that any camera manufacturer will ever support Linux. :-( Good luck with the shopping. I look forward to your ride videos. โ˜ฎ @xosem

@pla in the meantime i updated the maps on my edge 520, last time was 10 months ago! ๐Ÿ˜… @xosem

Nice. I haven't used my Edge 520 for navigation yet. I've just been using my phone for navigation. Might give the 520 a try.

@pla my bro has now an edge 520 plus (his previous edge 500 died in an unprecedented rainy race but after like 8y of service everyday).
Basically it's like ours 520 but gives also driving directions.

8 years of service. Pretty good. Can't complain about that. Nice. 520 Plus navigation and screen enhancements look good.
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