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Touring And Motovlogging

Discussion in 'World Touring' started by CaptainCranky, Nov 11, 2015.

  1. Tash

    Tash United Kingdom Neophyte

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    Yeah man, those are super helpful. I have one that gets me 6 charges on my Note 4.
    I just put music on, the sat-nav and shove it in the backpack to charge.

    I dont know if it's quick and strong enough to last me the whole week long trip.

    I think the only solution here is getting a 12v socket on my bandit.
     


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  2. SeeItWithSimon

    SeeItWithSimon Australia Wannabie Member

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    Hurry up and come tour down here ;)
     


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  3. SightWorks

    SightWorks United States Wannabie Member

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    Sometimes I go out for 2 weeks at a time on my annual Epic Rides. I don't try to Edit on the road, but I do make 'edit remarks' in my recording of video so that I'll remember something that I may forget 3 weeks later when I'm editing. I do Cameras, Batteries, Powerbanks, Chargers, and around 300gb worth of micro sd cards. No dumping just record, and charge. Dump and edit when I return home.
     


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    Zetetic R United States Wannabie Member

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    As I've only toured on a supersport so far, my bags have been packed to the max and there's no room for a laptop. I also like to explore and enjoy the area I'm in rather than doing any video work outside of the shots I'm trying to get. I've been using a little 3 inch x 3 inch x 1" RAVpower FileHub device that is a wireless travel router, micro SD card reader, can stream (though poorly for high quality video, so I don't use this function at all), transfers files from the device to an external HD using an app on your phone via wifi generated from the device, and is also a backup battery to charge stuff.

    Every night I'd move all the files from my micro SD cards onto a small 2 TB external HD to free up 4 60g cards for the next day. If I'm running out of space before I get to my destination, I'll start to transfer as I'm riding with the RAVpower device, phone (as the interface) and external HD in my tank bag (whole transfer setup uses 1 cord between the RAVpower and the HD). Very lightweight and does the job. All for underr $40 for the RAVpower.

    Also use Wasabi batteries and have had zero issues.
     


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    HippoDrone United Kingdom Moderator

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    that sounds like a cool set up for the longer rides. You got a pic of your set up? :)
     


  6. Zetetic R

    Zetetic R United States Wannabie Member

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    I'll take a pic when I get home.
     


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  7. Zetetic R

    Zetetic R United States Wannabie Member

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    Here it is in the attached image. The bottom black rectangle is a battery pack I use to charge my batteries/phone while I'm riding. The silver Seagate is a 2TB external HD and the small RavPower next to it is the device I use to transfer the files from my micro SD cards (that get inserted) to the HD. The tool missing is my phone. The free app from RavPower connects to the little device via wifi generated from the device. The app provides a computer-like interface, so I'm able to choose the files and transfer them over to the HD. They all go into my tank bag while riding. You can also stream via the app and the generated wifi but it's slow and choppy for high quality GoPro footage.

    A full 60g card can take a couple of hours to transfer.

    I'm able to charge from my bike battery as well, but I haven't used it yet as the battery pack has been more than sufficient for a full day of charging everything.
     
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  8. PhilTonic

    PhilTonic Germany English Kraut

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    Quite a funky setup there!

    I carry an Asus X200MA Notebook: 11.6", 1.2kg including battery, USB 3.0, 500GB hard disk, card reader.

    Charging spare batteries for the cam via USB socket on the bike. I could switch to permanent power for the cam via USB cable, but haven't tested the setup yet.

    Always transferring the files from the microSD to the laptop when in the hotel.

    And to be honest, I do not fancy editing while travelling. After a 500-600 km ride I want to relax, explore the area, take a few photos and recharge my batteries.
     


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    WMA United States Motorcycle Pilot

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    Hey guys! I just wanted to add my 2 cents as we recently just returned from a 9 day trip up through Canada and the east coast. I have a GoPro Hero5 Black that I do all of my video recording with. I made sure I had 2 batteries for it and a dual charger, as each one lasts about an hour and a half at 1080p 60fps. I also had three 128GB chips for it, so I could just rotate through them. I expected up to 3 hours of video per day (that's what both batteries could give me on 1 charge). At the end of the day, I made sure that both GoPro batteries were charging, and that's really all I needed for the camera equipment. I do have an added cigarette lighter with dual USB ports for charging on my bike from our last year's camping adventure too, so I could charge my phone, bluetooth, etc. It was all super light, and not much camera equipment to worry about and pack.

    • GoPro Hero5 Black
    • 2 GoPro Batteries
    • GoPro Dual Charging Dock
    • 1 USB-C charging cable for GoPro
    • 3x 128GB memory chips
    • Protective, waterproof MicroSD card case
    • Cigarette lighter with dual USB charging ports
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