Fun with the Archos and the buggy.

The Archos helmet cam is pretty neat, and does a decent job.  It’s not awesome at capturing HD footage that is fast and/or dense in detail (such as tearassing around the woods in a buggy in the fall).  It does however capture other thing pretty good.

One issue I have with it is that the cam is a battery vampire.  And I mean it brutailizes battery life in a big way.  I’ve watched full length movies (video playback) and the battery only dropped a bar or so.  Using it on Saturday with the cam, it was drained in roughly an hour (captures ~20 min worth of usable video).  Take into consideration the standard charge method take ~8 hours, and you can see this as a big drawback.  I did get the DVR dock, and that will fully charge the Archos in ~2 hours.  I’ll have to play with it some more to see if there is anything I can do to stretch the recording time.

At any rate, there it is.

One Response to “Fun with the Archos and the buggy.”

  1. Maydog75 says:

    Great Vid W. The Place looks freakin fantastic!

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