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Shimano CM1000 sports camera / action camera using the overlay options

November 29, 2014 1 comment

My new action camera arrived last night and I’m impressed already quality is amazing and its easy to use, very very simple it connects with my smartphone via wifi (Nexus 5) but its so simple for videos I won’t be using the view finder option on the smartphone.

One of the reasons I bought the camera for is mainly cycling and the overlay function that shimano have promised for free in there future software (no date yet set)

options at the moment are DashWare (not for me as there upgrading so software download is down) other free option is garmin virb edit (I used it and its fine, except you need to convert to MP4 format, currently the camera is .mov)

Start with file conversion just use windows movie maker (its free and easy) import it and save it (MP4) then take the file into VIRB EDIT and make your movie with there software add the gps overlay options (Garmin 500 files .fit in my case) and trim edit etc and then save, I needed to use the gps sync as I started the garmin late (hey its the first try)

anyway it picked up the Power2Max power meter info on the screen – here’s my very short video trial

what I tried and was completely rubbish

MediaCoder (free but horrid layout)

Convert .mov to Mp4 (from download.com) converted it but stayed a .mov 🙂 lol

We will get WIndows 8 back on the OEM asus again (just to say we did)

November 27, 2014 Leave a comment

Repo for windows 8.01 here

***  helpful sites and blogs ***

here http://www.geekthis.net written instructions useful

using UBUNTU – NEED A USB PEN (I have no drive on the asus) here WinUsb (didn’t work)

update: use UNetbootin it works fine, I needed to disable the ubuntu hdd drive in bios for the pen to load. it all went well after deleting my hdd so windows would install.

I cheated a little and went for the enterprise evalution software 90 day trial !!!! its free and works and I’ll source OEM software to use with my original win 8 key asap

Installing Mac OSX on your Asus S300CA (avoid the errors & hassle)

November 27, 2014 Leave a comment

Hi all I had the bright idea to install Mac OSX maverick after reading it can be done, I’ve always wondered how the system compared to windows and my current favourite ubuntu. But as you all know ubuntu isn’t catered  for in the real world I mean nothing you need from the big boys is supported full stop and not many work around’s its fine for general work and browsing.

I wondered if OSX would work – follow the hassle and ups and downs of the install and links to helpful places

download the ISO file not the DMG file for use with virtual box HACKINTOSH SITE IS BEST LINK UP SOON

my first install stuck at 6 mins and the status bar hung, so I delete it all and started again. Take into account the settings needed to install with VB and you need to de-select certain options not compatible with VB

next try It took AGES i MEAN AGES the status bar and time really mean nothing on this install and to be fair anything apple takes forever “be warned” it installed and my mouse is glitchy but so far so good were at the log in screen username and password 🙂

Log in: root Password: niresh (mine doesn’t offer the sign up section on many tutorials thus confusing and plenty of reading later its not highlighted which it will be HERE :-0 AND PICTURES !!!

ETHERNET ISSUES:  AR8161/8165 pci-e gigabit ethernet controller FIX soon (no internet argh)

So after 3-4 reboots and fixes many fixed permissions even the WIFI started working MYSTERY LOL  – ups and down it runs but its not great, brilliant effort but not a daily user more an experiment

I love searching google and forums, so many people ask for advice and then the topic gets a SOLVED badge (yet nobody every comes back and offers anything on the side of the fix ??) its been an adventure and worth doing mac for me Isn’t that much away from Ubuntu !

This worked on my Asus S300CA – I3-2365m 1.4ghz x 4 64 bit 488gb ram available – I gave VB 40 for OSX I hope I’ve not missed anything major HACKINTOSH forum has everything you need to download and Macbreaker HERE

On my search I never found the ubuntu install tut I just winged it with windows 🙂 it