Censoring speedo on RAW footage

HippoDrone

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I'll have a look for a link.
Re any footage, I stopped using it back when I got rid of the KTM as it didn't work so well on the Triumph that I replaced it with, so that would have been over 2 years back, I'll see if I can find a clip though.
 
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This is the film I used, I cut it to fit over the lens of my GoPro, which allowed me to see the speed clearly, but the camera masked it. It only really worked when I was upright in relation to the screen. I imagine if you got some large enough, that you could fit it to the dash and have it twisted so that the dash is almost blanked out, so the camera can't see it but still visible enough for the rider to do so.

 
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This is the film I used, I cut it to fit over the lens of my GoPro, which allowed me to see the speed clearly, but the camera masked it. It only really worked when I was upright in relation to the screen. I imagine if you got some large enough, that you could fit it to the dash and have it twisted so that the dash is almost blanked out, so the camera can't see it but still visible enough for the rider to do so.

Oh you stuck the film on your lens, what if you stuck it on the meter, just the section where the speedo display is (not entire meter face) would that work?

I think the general goal is to have the speedo reading not be clearly visible, if it's fudged up or fuzzy it's good enough.
 
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One more alternative would be to change the background of the speedo. Just know yourself that 10mph is actually 55mph :p
Of course, that will not work with digital ones.
 

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Oh you stuck the film on your lens, what if you stuck it on the meter, just the section where the speedo display is (not entire meter face) would that work?

I think the general goal is to have the speedo reading not be clearly visible, if it's fudged up or fuzzy it's good enough.
Aye, that is what I was trying to explain in this bit:
"I imagine if you got some large enough, that you could fit it to the dash and have it twisted so that the dash is almost blanked out, so the camera can't see it but still visible enough for the rider to do so."
 
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It's an interesting discussion. I've made a few videos where I was mildly speeding now and then but nothing I'd be worried about legally if a cop pulled me over. I haven't gotten an actual speeding ticket in over 15 years.

If I am speeding it's only on roads I know very well with very little traffic on them.
 
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It's an interesting discussion. I've made a few videos where I was mildly speeding now and then but nothing I'd be worried about legally if a cop pulled me over. I haven't gotten an actual speeding ticket in over 15 years.

If I am speeding it's only on roads I know very well with very little traffic on them.
Since I know you're using Resolve... the Color tab is great for masking speedometers for footage you're going to use in a video. I am lucky in that my Harley's speedometer is circular, so it makes the masking VERY easy.

In fact, that gives me an idea - I'll do a tutorial on that! :D

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I'm not sure about Belgium traffic law, but in the UK, there's probably enough on your videos for at least careless driving offence, regardless of speed. If not yourself, then some of your riding mates. Though in UK law, the cops would need to supply an exact time and location to pin that on you (some nice clarifications on one of the 44Teeth vids with the White Dalton motorcycle solicitors).
Netherlands is the same, and i think Belgium as well.
So unless you make it absurdly dangerous, and go absolutely viral, cops don't tend to spend time on youtube content.


Just for basic risk of your footage being taken away. Most cases you can decline to hand it over freely.
And considering they didn't give the sd-card back, you could also break it when they ask for it. Accidentally of course.


I don't have any experience with the polarising film myself, although it is something i'm thinking about.
 

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One more alternative would be to change the background of the speedo. Just know yourself that 10mph is actually 55mph :p
Of course, that will not work with digital ones.
This for oldschool dahs is actually brilliant.
Just turn the whole background 20 or 30 km over xD
 

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Unfortunately with these wonderful clear TFT screens we now get it is quite hard to keep it out of shot if you creep over the limit. I recently ordered some self adhesive polarizing film and have applied 2 layers of it to my Moto Guzzi V85's dash to darken it down a bit, the first layer didn't make much difference, but the second seems to have made it a lot darker. I haven't tried it out on the road yet to see if it is dark enough to be less obvious to the camera, as it is still visible to the eye in my garage. I don't want to go too dark as I do still want to be able to read it. I really wish their was a way to do it to the camera like I tried with my KTM Duke, but the moment your head is not inline with the dash it reappears that way.
 
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Unfortunately with these wonderful clear TFT screens we now get it is quite hard to keep it out of shot if you creep over the limit. I recently ordered some self adhesive polarizing film and have applied 2 layers of it to my Moto Guzzi V85's dash to darken it down a bit, the first layer didn't make much difference, but the second seems to have made it a lot darker. I haven't tried it out on the road yet to see if it is dark enough to be less obvious to the camera, as it is still visible to the eye in my garage. I don't want to go too dark as I do still want to be able to read it. I really wish their was a way to do it to the camera like I tried with my KTM Duke, but the moment your head is not inline with the dash it reappears that way.
I hope it works for you, but this post is really reminding me to finish my Blurring Speedos & Plates in Resolve video... it's mostly done, just needs audio and some tweaks.

-John
 

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I would just have a piece of electrical tape (black tape) on your dash to cover the first 2 digits for legal purposes. Obviously, if any law enforcement wants to catch you, they eventually can and will. In my case, having good connecting (and obviously don't do stupid shit, don't speed or reckless riding/passing in residential areas) would be the best option.

Why would you waste time editing in post if it can be done with practical solution ;)
 

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Why would you waste time editing in post if it can be done with practical solution ;)
Because sometimes you just wanna use the footage, but don't want to readily admit to speeding :D

And, it only takes a couple of minutes in the editor to blur it out.

-John
 
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Because sometimes you just wanna use the footage, but don't want to readily admit to speeding :D

And, it only takes a couple of minutes in the editor to blur it out.

-John
Yes I agree, if I only have the footage that's the only option. Tracking the speedo is very tedious for me :( my OCD for the blur tracking doesn't help at all :(
 

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