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Two Views of a Motorcycle Ride
Part of my experimentation with photography is a new camera from Oregon called the ATC Chameleon. It is a small camera with 2 camera’s mounted in it. One swivels up and down the other swivels right and left. It uses a Micro SD card up to 32GB and takes video in HD 720p. You can set the video to be side by side or top by bottom. It come with a set of mounts including handlebar, standard threaded mount and my favorite a helmet mount.
Very simpler to operate even with motorcycle gloves on. Simple large switch on top moves forward and you hear two beeps, even over the motorcycle engine purring. Push the big button back and beep confirms the camera has written the video to the SD car and you can start another. I have a few other small cameras that I’ve tested on cycle rides and this is one of the most interesting ones. I’m going to design a gooseneck mount to do a video of the road on one side and me in my helmet on the other side.
This video is long at 30 minutes but there are a few spots where the curves look like a merry go round.