Help for Night Use – Cycling

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    I have 2 Blacks on my commuter cycle that I have been very impressed with. Now that the weather is changing, I’m riding to work in the dark at 6am and have found there is, understandably, more noise in the videos.

    The biggest concern for me is number plates are very hard, if not impossible, to read especially on the front camera. My front light activates the reflective nature of the plate and it just looks like a yellow block (same effect on the rear when the rear light flashes brightest).

    Does anyone have any tips for this, and the general video quality? Cycling is under suburban LED street lamps at 1080p 60fps.

    Many thanks!


    Hey there, I’d alter the spot metering to average, lower your frame rate to 30FPS or 25FPS( to cope with light changes better) and possibly experiment with low-light Mode, although it may be better to have a higher frame rate with low=light mode, as low-light mode adjusts the frame rate to cope with the Lighting it’s faced with. You could also try adjusting your camera angle slightly so that your bike light isn’t pointing in the exact location of the camera. Upload a picture ( of the setup on your bike if you like (camera placement and light placement) and i can take a look to see if i can help any further.

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