Camera System - finally completed on R1200RT

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Camera System - finally completed on R1200RT

Postby kent_instructor10 » Sat Apr 23, 2016 7:56 pm

So I have finally installed a camera system on my R1200RT. Purchased from a company called 4Kam. A few hiccups and technical headaches along the way but I got there in the end!

Front zoom camera, fitted with no drilling:
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Rear zoom camera. Fitted using a bracket for the blue/red lights on police bikes and a bracket from ebay. Only one hole to drill!
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The video processor under the radio tray. This allows 4 cameras to be fitted and all can show on the screen or in various screen splits or just on their own or on auto scroll:
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The DVR / screen and processor remote control:
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My control panel built with quality IP rated switches. Red is on/off for the radio system, I have a volume control for my headset, black powers up the camera system, green is the record/stop button. The blue led flashes to indicate the dvr status: power, no signal, recording.
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Whilst doing the camera system, I wanted to utilise more space in the radio box, so I made some elastic straps and fitted to the top of the box. Ideal for my clothing liners, hi viz's etc..
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The audio system was a pain, with the external supplied mic creating awful interference with the ignition on. No amount of filters would cure this, so I have wired it so the only audio comes via my headset mic so that when I am training my speech is recorded onto the video. All sorted for work now to show my students their riding and also for fun too!!
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Re: Camera System - finally completed on R1200RT

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Sat Apr 23, 2016 10:25 pm

That looks a very neat installation! =D>
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Re: Camera System - finally completed on R1200RT

Postby Ruralman » Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:58 am

Nice work, will you be able to show us any videos ?
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Re: Camera System - finally completed on R1200RT

Postby kent_instructor10 » Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:06 pm

Thanks guys. Yes Keith I would like to but my photobucket will only allow upload of videos of less than 500MB and some of my test videos are a bit bigger. I don't have any video software on my computer, any ideas how I can get videos on here for you to see please? Sorry I am getting more IT illiterate as I get older!
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Re: Camera System - finally completed on R1200RT

Postby Ruralman » Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:49 pm

Have you tried using tapatalk ?
Or one of the image re-sizing apps.
Maybe the GoPro software?
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Re: Camera System - finally completed on R1200RT

Postby kent_instructor10 » Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:58 pm

Thanks Keith, i suddenly thought of You tube, so here goes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6ZGJ2Z ... e=youtu.be

This is just a test video I did today after work. I think I will make focus and angle adjustments to the front camera. Please don't take too much from the voiceover "commentary", its just a little bit of chatter to test the audio link from my Kenwood two way training radio to the dvr system. Certainly not an "advanced ride" commentary! How I am not keen on hearing my own voice either!

I hope the link works ok, its a bit long so feel free to abandon it when bored!
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Re: Camera System - finally completed on R1200RT

Postby Ruralman » Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:53 pm

Hi Phil,
Can you separate the front and rear videos?
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Re: Camera System - finally completed on R1200RT

Postby kent_instructor10 » Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:13 pm

Hi Keith,
Not as far as I am aware. I'm not great with IT video stuff, I expect some people could work wonders with the right computer software.
At the time of recording I can select front only, rear only, 50/50 screen split horizontal or vertical, quarter screen split (if running 4 cameras), the full screen with small image that you see on the example, or you can set to auto which scrolls through the options on its own.
I am unable to change these on the move as the processor is at the rear and the remote needs virtual line of sight with the processor.

When I planned the system I wanted separate cameras with separate recordings but it needed another dvr and the cost was of this option proved prohibitive to me. As it was I had to scratch my head quite a bit to get it to where it is now; I had to adapt wiring looms and add an audio filter but it was quite fun once I got it straight in my head!
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Re: Camera System - finally completed on R1200RT

Postby Ruralman » Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:47 pm

It'll be a great feature for recording training runs!
There probably is appropriate software to separate the video feeds.
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Re: Camera System - finally completed on R1200RT

Postby kent_instructor10 » Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:05 pm

I have recently "upgraded" my video system. I had a few issues with the old one, so I now have a 1080 HD system for the front, and a 720 at the back, using seperate recorders. It is now wired to record as soon as the ignition is turned on, and also has the option of recording "on the button" with the ignition off.

I have now mounted the camera above the mirror pod, which gives a better field of view. So far, quality of video and audio seems to be a lot better.

I have spent a bit more time in trying to kep the wiring neat! I have installed three relays, one which links my helmet microphone to the video system so that my speech is only recorded when my bike to bike radio is actually transmitting to my students.
The other two are related to powering the system up on ignition or switch. I have used the rear socket feed to power the system up for ignition on mode.

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This shows the 2x Digital Video recorders and my electric tyre pump.

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I have also fitted the slim Authority panniers, supplied very kindly by Melian from this forum. We met a few Sundays ago at Chievely services on the M4 where he handed over the parts. A pleasure to meet Ian, a smashing chap.
Most people may think how odd to convert an SE to authority spec, when most people seem to convert the other way. I love my SE with its extras, but with my job I found the touring panniers a bit wide, and access of the lid dropping down when in regular use a bit awkward. The authority panniers make life easier for me at work now! And I dont have to breathe in as much when filtering! :grin:

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Re: Camera System - finally completed on R1200RT

Postby Melian » Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:36 pm

Thank you for your kind words Phil, it was a pleasure to catch up at last. It would still have been easier just to swap bikes


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Re: Camera System - finally completed on R1200RT

Postby macplaxton » Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:10 pm

I have also fitted the slim Authority panniers
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I love my SE with its extras, but with my job I found the touring panniers a bit wide, and access of the lid dropping down when in regular use a bit awkward. The authority panniers make life easier for me at work now! And I dont have to breathe in as much when filtering! :grin:
I would be interested to know what the width is across the rear with those attached. Just out of curiosity really. My R1100RT doesn't have panniers fitted at the moment as the nearside has a broken footplate lug and the bike would be too wide to negotiate the rear corner of the house and all the cars I have in the way.
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Re: Camera System - finally completed on R1200RT

Postby kent_instructor10 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:17 pm

I would be interested to know what the width is across the rear with those attached. Just out of curiosity really. My R1100RT doesn't have panniers fitted at the moment as the nearside has a broken footplate lug and the bike would be too wide to negotiate the rear corner of the house and all the cars I have in the way.

I have measured and it is approx 32 inches wide. Im not sure how that compares to an oilhead with the slimmer city lids?
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Re: Camera System - finally completed on R1200RT

Postby macplaxton » Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:00 pm

Thank you for the measurement. That's around 815mm in new money. It would appear to be a tad wider than City lids on a R1100RT (est. 28¾" / 730mm) but that's for another thread...

One last question. Was that measurement the max width of the panniers alone, or including the crash bars in front of the panniers, or it makes no difference?
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Re: Camera System - finally completed on R1200RT

Postby kent_instructor10 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:29 pm

you re welcome.

I dont think it makes much difference, my measurement wasnt too scientific, but I think that the panniers come slightly further out at the back than the bars at the front.
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