As you can see this one is a bit better, probably helped by it being sunnier. There was light cloud, so (hopefully) filming in bright sunshine should be even better. Let's hope I get plenty of that in France next month!
Again, this was filmed near my house - the first part was on narrow farm roads, I chose this as I knew that I could set up the alignment of the camera with little chance of passing traffic.
Between about 1:30 to 1:40 you can see a large boulder in the field to the left. This is the Clochoderick Stone, a glacial erratic which may or may not be the site of an ancient battle, the burial place of a king, a druidic meeting place, or a place for the dispensing of justice. Various stories about the Stone have been made up over the years, so feel free to add your own interpretation.
Just after that I join the main road and get the bike up to a reasonable speed. When I turn left at 3:55, I ride on the road that I shot the last video on, but travelling in the other direction. I come up behind some horses and had to slow before it was safe to pass them, so I ended the video there.
I'm a lot happier with this video and it shows the capabilities of the camera. It seems to be very fussy over changes in light levels (going under trees), but other than that its not too bad. Reading up on video cameras, you can reduce the 'shake' by using a higher quality SD card. Cards are marked with a 'class' which corresponds to its speed at reading and writing data: ie a 'Class 4' card can read and write at 4 Mbyte/second, whereas a 'Class 10' reads and writes at 10 Mbytes/second. The card I used was a Class 4 which is regarded as a bit 'slow', so I'll get a 'Class 10' before my holiday.
Also, just putting a bit of Sellotape over the microphone seems to have removed most of the wind noise - that's a good 'low cost' mod!
For a fairly cheap camera I think the results are reasonably good. If I was going to do a lot of filming, a better camera like a Go-Pro would probably be worth buying. I've also bought a very cheap (£10 including postage) MD80 camera (lots of them on Ebay). There are some videos on Youtube where people just Velcro them onto the chinbar of their helmet, I'll have a try with that later and post the results.
Update: If you click on 'Watch on YouTube' on the video, then set the 'Quality' to 'HD 1080' (the 'cogwheel' icon at the bottom), it looks a lot better.