Thursday, January 16, 2020
Finally. I had some kind of a mental block against the new camera, but today I took it out for a test drive.
It's an akaso brave 4. Cheap knock-off of the gopro hero type action camera.
I got it mostly to do hands-free videos. Working outside, exercising, stuff like that. To do so I'm going to have to get a head or helmet mount. I'm investigating.
I tried to do some hand-held videos and they weren't terrible but I'm going to have to get used to how to hold the tiny thing, otherwise it'll be a mess.
The camera came with a waterproof case, and that thing snaps right into an adhesive dash mount, so it does pretty good taking driving videos. Inside the waterproof case, however, the mic can't pick up anything I'm saying, although it does pick up sounds directly transmitted through the pickup -- turn signal clicking, seat belt dinging, road noise, etc. I'll have to keep playing with it. Tell me what you think.
I ran into unexpected stuff that ate up a lot of time today. Just stuff. I also did six miles including 20 walking summits of smokebong hill. I think I'm figuring out how move without aggravating the nerve pain too much. Time will tell. Hopefully I can get it fixed soon and it'll all be a moot point, but if that doesn't work out it's good to know there may be an alternative. Nice to maybe have options.
Just so it's not a complete loss, how 'bout some Grumman Iron?
Be well and enjoy the blessings of liberty.