Toyman01
Toyman01 MegaDork
9/1/18 2:33 p.m.

They are discontinuing the Optic 25 version and have marked them down $200. I ordered one. Now I'm wondering if any of you gents have used one before.

So, good? Bad? 

dean1484
dean1484 MegaDork
9/1/18 4:00 p.m.

What is it?  

kb58
kb58 SuperDork
9/1/18 4:33 p.m.

Sort of the ultimate narcissistic accessory, so you can make videos like this... https://youtu.be/dMj2eEvPLOM

 

Toyman01
Toyman01 MegaDork
9/1/18 5:10 p.m.

In reply to dean1484 :

Not sure what the other guy was thinking...indecision

More like this. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWw0wnPzHts

It's a auto tracking video camera. My wife and I frequently end up in the same run group, or I'm working when she is driving or the other way around. This will let us shoot video without having someone to man the camera. 

 

kb58
kb58 SuperDork
9/1/18 6:51 p.m.

https://soloshot.com/products/soloshot3-optic25-camera-bundle. It's a camera that stays pointed at you.

OHSCrifle
OHSCrifle Dork
9/1/18 8:38 p.m.

That looks awesome. What type of wireless tech is used for the tracking?

Toyman01
Toyman01 MegaDork
9/1/18 8:52 p.m.

In reply to OHSCrifle :

GPS and 2.4ghz between the tag and the camera. I'm not sure how it works. 

Floating Doc
Floating Doc HalfDork
9/2/18 5:26 p.m.

Their site has them priced at $399.

Toyman01
Toyman01 MegaDork
9/3/18 7:17 a.m.

In reply to Floating Doc :

Correct. They were $599. They took $200 off the price. 

Knurled.
Knurled. MegaDork
9/12/18 5:01 p.m.
kb58 said:

Sort of the ultimate narcissistic accessory,

 

 

And so, this showed up today...

Toyman01
Toyman01 MegaDork
9/12/18 5:22 p.m.

In reply to Knurled. :

Lucky. 

Mine is lost in UPS Severe Weather Delay Hell. 

Along with a set of tires for the G35. 

 

Knurled.
Knurled. MegaDork
9/12/18 6:32 p.m.

In reply to Toyman01 :

Would it hurt that I ordered it the day after this thread was started, but they didn't actually ship it until Monday?

 

They made the shipping label last week.

 

Toyman01
Toyman01 MegaDork
9/12/18 6:46 p.m.

In reply to Knurled. :

They aren't real fast are they.

UPS had it set to deliver yesterday. I think it's sitting in a warehouse in Columbia. With my luck, the roof will get ripped off the building. 

Toyman01
Toyman01 MegaDork
9/17/18 5:51 p.m.

After a week of Severe Weather Delays, it finally showed up.

Instant impressions, nice box. The battery is stone cold dead so it's charging now. Seems to be fairly well made. 

More to come. 

 

sleepyhead
sleepyhead Dork
9/18/18 3:41 a.m.

I wonder how long before I start seeing these show up at OneLap

Toyman01
Toyman01 MegaDork
9/19/18 7:06 p.m.

I got a chance to play with this today. 

Over all, I think I'm going to like it. It does have a couple of quirks.

First, it uses GPS for location on the Tag. So, it won't work near or in a building. I'm betting trees would mess with it too. It wouldn't work in my back yard at all. Between the house, shop, trees, and bus, it couldn't get a decent signal. 

I think Tag location is going to be critical. The Tag not only has to have a GPS signal, it has to be able to communicate with the camera. I doubt it will work consistently with the tag inside the car. I'm might have to rig a roof mount for it. 

It may take some practice to get good videos. I will have to find a parking lot somewhere to do some trial and error in. 

Video embed still isn't working so here is a link. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3BHSrKBGEc&feature=youtu.be

 

sleepyhead
sleepyhead Dork
9/20/18 3:35 a.m.

that's some interesting footage... from a "how it works" perspective.  I think you're right about the GPS being central to functioning.  I wonder if they're about to announce a new one with stronger antennae and/or faster update cycles on the GPS signal?  Being a closed unit, guess you can't plug in a stronger antennae like you can with Nav / Tablets, eh?

Knurled.
Knurled. MegaDork
9/21/18 6:37 p.m.

I'd be charging mine if it came with the right cable.

 

I don't know the names of all the different USB connectors. What I got in the box is a 6' long USB cable (no AC adaptor) with the same type end as my GoPro Hero uses.  What I need is a smaller end that reminds me a little of the weird cable my old Olympus camera had.  (Remember XD cards?  Needed those...)

 

So I will not be doing any footage at the RallyCross this weekend.

Toyman01
Toyman01 MegaDork
9/21/18 9:31 p.m.

In reply to Knurled. :

You are trying to plug into the mini HDMI port under the little rubber cover. You need the mini usb port under the big rubber cover. 

 

 

Toyman01
Toyman01 MegaDork
9/21/18 9:34 p.m.

This plug. 

Not this plug.

Make sure the camera and the tag are mounted. They all charge at the same time. 

 

Knurled.
Knurled. MegaDork
9/21/18 10:25 p.m.
Toyman01 said:

In reply to Knurled. :

You are trying to plug into the mini HDMI port under the little rubber cover. You need the mini usb port under the big rubber cover. 

 

 

The what...

 

Oh.

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