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Innovv K2 Dual Camera System Review

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:18 pm



If you're looking for the video portion of this review and don't want to see the pictures and read about the camera, you can skip right to the video here: GoldwingDocs Innovv K2 Camera Video Review

If there is one thing motorcyclists like to do, it's share their love of motorcycling. One of the ways they do this is by recording video of their rides. I've been doing this myself for many years - starting by duct-taping a digital camera to my helmet! Don't laugh, it worked!

I've gone through a long series of cameras, from tiny battery-powered cameras to the BulletHD Biker Pro to last year's Innovv C5 system.

There are many cameras - helmet cameras, chest cameras, cameras that mount to handlebars, the list goes on. My preferred type of camera is the type that is permanently mounted to the bike, powered by the bike, so that it is not dependent on batteries. This camera, similar to a dashcam, requires no user intervention. It just records, all the time. For this reason, it's particularly good for capturing incidents - accidents, near accidents, and so on. This can actually be used as legal defense!

Innovv took the suggestions from motorcyclists all around the world and put them into a new camera, the brand new Innovv K2 Dual Channel Motorcycle Camera System. The K2 is similar to the C5 in some ways, but it improves upon it in many ways. The most obvious one: it now has TWO cameras. Obviously it's intended that you point one camera forwards and one camera backwards, but I suppose you could stick the second camera pointing up at your face, down at the ground, or whatever else suits your fancy.

The system records two separate HD streams, one for each camera. In that way, it's almost like two separate camera systems in one. Each camera records a 1920x1080 full HD image at 30 frames per second progressive, for very high quality video at a bitrate of 12 mbps, encoded using H.264 MPEG4 AVC. The audio is recorded at 32 KHz with a 95 kbps bitrate encoded with AAC. The audio and video streams are combined into two separate MP4 files - one for each camera.

Another difference that the K2 adds over the C5 is GPS tracking. The unit includes a GPS receiver, and records the location and speed of every frame, so that you can see exactly where you were when you play back your videos, and how fast you were going. Both of these functions can be turned on and off by the user if they desire.

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Like the C5, the K2 arrives in an attractive box from Innovv.

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One of the most useful features is parking mode: the unit will "watch" when the bike is parked and turned off. If it sees motion near the bike, or detects movement, it will start recording. When I reviewed the video my K2 system had recorded, I was surprised at just how often people stop and check out my bike when it is parked. I had no idea!

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The system arrives in a foam-packed box, with the DVR unit, the GPS receiver, and the two cameras.

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The weatherproof DVR is about the size of a deck of cards. It can be installed under the motorcycle seat, in the fairing, or pretty much anywhere you can fit it on the bike where it will not be subjected to direct road spray or hard rain.

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While the front of the DVR is shiny plastic, the rear is solid aluminum. I suspect this acts as a heat sink. And speaking of heat: even though the K2 is processing and recording two HD streams at the same time, it actually runs MUCH cooler than the C5. At times, the C5 would get too hot to touch. The K2 gets just somewhat warm.

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The front of the DVR has four lights:

Wifi: Lights up to let you know Wifi is enabled/connected. When flashing, it's enabled, when solid, a client (phone) is connected.
Video: Lights up to let you know it is recording video. When flashing, it is actively recording. When solid, it is on standby.
Photo: This light flashes three times when a still photo is taken. It flashes rapidly when firmware is being updated.
GPS: When flashing, it is searching for GPS. When solid, it has a GPS lock.

There is also a round button in the middle of the DVR. No mention is made anywhere in the instructions or on the web site what this button is for. Experimenting however, I discovered that you could turn the unit off by pressing and holding this button down for a couple seconds.

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On one side of the DVR two cables emerge: one for power and one for the GPS receiver.

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Both of these cables terminate in a screw-lock weatherproof connector. The polarity of the connectors is reversed so that the user can't accidentally plug the wrong one in.

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The other end of the DVR is where the cameras plug in. The cameras now use USB-C connectors, with a (literal) twist: they have thumbscrews that screw into the DVR, to fasten the USB connectors to the DVR and prevent them from accidentally coming loose.

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One side of the DVR is covered by a rubber gasket.

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Peeling back the gasket, the Micro SD card slot is revealed, next to a Micro-USB port. I used a 128GB Samsung Evo Class 10 Micro SD Card which gives me about ten hours of recording time. The Micro-USB port has no function, except to program the unit initially at the factory.

Because the Micro SD card slot is recessed in the gasket area, I found it quite difficult to remove the card from the DVR. I could push in on it to get it to release, but I couldn't get enough of a grip on the card to actually pull it out of the slot. You might want to carry some small tweezers to help with this.

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On the other side of the rubber gasket is the tiny microphone hole. Covering the microphone up with the gasket makes no sense other than keeping the unit weatherproof - but in doing so, you muffle all sound being recorded. I ended up cutting the gasket back in order to expose the microphone, as the DVR is installed in a cubby on my bike that is already weatherproof. Notably absent from the K2 is the external microphone jack that existed on the C5.

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The cameras look almost identical to the C5 camera, except for the fact that there are two of them.

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The all-new USB-C connector on each camera cable has a weatherproof gasket on it to keep out moisture. These connectors are not marked as to which one is which, so I used a knife to gently inscribe a small "F" into the front one, so I wouldn't connect them backwards.

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Each camera comes with a different length cable. This way you could put the DVR under the seat and use the shorter cabled camera for the rear, and run the longer cabled camera to the front of the bike. I did it in reverse: my DVR is inside my fairing, the short cabled camera is pointing forwards, and the longer cabled camera runs to the rear of the bike.

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The camera is assembled with rubber gaskets as well to keep it sealed. Mine were slightly loose - twisting them together gently (they are threaded) tightens them up.

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The camera is exactly two inches long...

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...and exactly one inch in diameter.

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The GPS receiver combines a GPS antenna and receiver head-end in a small square module. This then sends the GPS location data through the cable to the DVR. It needs to be mounted with a view to the sky.

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The power module supplied with the K2 is very similar to the C5's power module. It gives the K2 standby power for parking mode, as well as delays the turn-on and shut-down of the camera. This allows the bike to start up and gives the engine and electrical system time to settle down before turning on the camera.

Similarly, when the bike is turned off, it waits for a little bit before shutting the camera down.

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The camera mount is completely revamped for the K2. Whereas the C5's camera mount was a plastic "C" ring that wrapped partway around the camera, the K2's camera mount is a solid chunk of CNC-milled aluminum. It really is a beautiful, incredibly strong and well-designed mount. It has a plethora of tapped holes to allow it to be screwed into place in a variety of ways. A bag full of hardware accompanies each mount (there are two supplied) to assist in the mounting to the bike.

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There is a rubber stick-on adhesive that is adhered to the inside of the mount ring, to give incredible grip to the camera. Unlike the C5, where I was often having to re-aim my camera, this camera will never move once it is installed.

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Here you can see the camera in the mount, without the rubber adhesive installed.

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Some VHB adhesive pads are included for the GPS receiver and the DVR.

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Also included is this cute(?) little Micro-SD card to USB reader, that lets you read the Micro-SD card in any PC.

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Installing the unit, I started with the camera mounts. You start by installing the rubber adhesive strip.

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The strip is stuck to the inside of the ring, with the ends of it on either side of the break in the ring.

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A screw and split washer secure the camera once it is in place.

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I used a small flat blade screwdriver to gently spread the mount open enough to easily slide the camera in place.

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Once the camera is inserted and rotated upright (so that the Innovv logo is facing up), the screw is tightened. This camera is NOT going to move!

As with the C5, it took a bit of trial and error to get the cameras facing exactly upright.

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I installed the front camera just underneath the front of my fairing. Instead of using the mounting hardware, I fastened the camera mount in place using 3M VHB double-sided tape. This tape is incredibly strong, and I have been using it for many years to fasten things to my bike, without a single failure. What's better, if you do choose to remove it, it comes off without any damage or residue.

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Looking from above, it is quite unobtrusive.

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My rear camera is mounted next to my license plate, using the same VHB tape.

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Again, without close examination, this camera is fairly unobtrusive.

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The DVR I installed in my lockable fairing cubby, just like I did for the C5.

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I mounted the GPS receiver on my glareshield, behind the windshield.

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The K2 camera will work just fine as is, with no configuration at all. However, you can (and I would recommend) download the free K2 app for your smartphone. Both iOS and Android versions are available. The app allows you to configure the camera, as well as format the SD card (which is recommended when you first install it), view videos and photos, and share them. The app connects to the DVR over Wifi, so transfer speeds are fast.

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Many options are configurable:

Wifi network name
Wifi password
Recording resolution
Length of each video before looping to another file
Time lapse: This causes the K2 to take one frame every specified amount of time. The end result is a "speeded up" video.
Frequency: To avoid interference in the image, set this to whatever your local power utility frequency is. In North America, it's 60 Hz, in much of Europe it is 50 Hz.
G-Sensor: How sensitive the DVR is to movement that causes it to start recording
Speed: Show speed in MPH or KM/H
Front Mirror: Reverse the front camera as a mirrored image
Rear Mirror: Reverse the rear camera as a mirrored image
Audio: Record audio (on/off)

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Display date/time on video (on/off)
Enable parking mode (on/off)
Enable GPS location recording in video (on/off)
Show speed on screen (on/off)
Memory card status & format utility
Map type and video stamp - your guess is as good as mine. This is not documented anywhere, so I left it as is and it worked fine.
Firmware version and information: Innovv tends to update its products firmware often and for a long time, eradicating bugs and adding new functionality.

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Also fascinating is the downloadable application, Dashcam Viewer. When this Windows application is used to view the video files generated by the K2, it shows a map of the route taken, as well as a chart of the speed throughout the route. As the video proceeds, it shows where on the map you were at that point in the video, the direction you were travelling, and the speed.

The simple user guide that comes with the camera can be viewed here:

Innovv K2 User Guide

So how does it work? Amazingly well. Both the front and rear cameras are of equal quality - the resolution, picture quality, is the same. It is not going to produce the same quality video as an ultra-high bitrate 4K GoPro camera, but the intended purpose of a GoPro is different. There are always a bit of video compression artifacts visible in the picture. Innovv could have increased the video bitrate to reduce the compression artifacts, but in doing so it would reduce the amount of time that could be stored on the card. My 128GB card stores 10 hours of dual-stream video.

I know with the C5, Innovv issued several firmware updates over time that continually improved the compression artifacts, and subsequently the image quality. Being that the K2 is fairly new to the market, I expect the same thing to happen here.

That said, it would be great to have a selection in the configuration that would allow you to adjust the video bitrate, so that you could choose between recording time and video quality while still at HD resolution. You can currently reduce the image resolution which will drastically increase your recording time.

The microphone in the K2 is definitely better than the one in the C5. It's still low-bitrate sound, so you're not going to be recording high-fidelity stereo, but it's a massive improvement on the C5. I need to better fasten my DVR in the cubby, as it is vibrating a bit, causing a vibrating sound in some of my videos.

The cameras are, in a word, amazing. Their quick reaction to changes in bright/dark areas are exceptional. Their night-time performance is excellent, the sensitivity of the cameras at night is better than the human eye. If I have one complaint at all, it is the way the DVR deals with bright lights in the dark - it appears that the compression algorithm is generating a cloud around the lights:

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At first I thought perhaps there was fog on the lenses, but further testing showed that the flare doesn't appear to be in the camera at all, but being added digitally by the compression in the DVR. That's good news, because it means it can be fixed with one of Innovv's frequent firmware updates.

At speed in the daylight, the camera images are razor sharp. The camera shutters are extremely fast in daylight, so there is absolutely no blur at all, which means you can easily pick out things like signs and license plates. Even at 75 mph, there is just no blur to be seen.

Of course where this camera really shines is in traffic. You have almost 180 degrees of recorded vision around you at all times. If an accident were to happen, who will the police believe? The soccer mom on her way to church, or the degenerate biker stereotype? Well now you have positive evidence that yes, Ms. Soccer Mom did actually slide into your lane without signaling and hit you, and no, you weren’t "doing a wheelie at 70 miles per hour" like she claimed.

Overall, I'm really thrilled with this new camera system. It's pretty much everything I've ever wanted in a motorcycle camera system, works consistently without having to even think about it, produces high quality HD video, and gives you the surreal new dimension of watching your riding as if you were seated backwards on the rear seat. I love it!

For a full video review including day and nighttime footage, see the next post.



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Re: Innovv K2 Dual Camera System Review

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:19 pm

For those of you just looking for the video review, you can see it here.

A Word on Digital Video Encoding

When it comes to encoding images (and video is just a series of still images), things like open blue sky, with very little detail and not much motion can be compressed very easily, and don't use a lot of data to do so. Things like pavement, grass and trees, with a LOT of detail, and which is flashing by quickly (a lot of change from frame to frame) use up a tremendous amount of data.

The bitrate of this (and most cameras) is fixed - so whatever is being seen by the camera has to be crammed by the DVR into whatever bitrate is available. When the top half of the image is bright blue sky, it means virtually all of the remaining data for each frame is available to encode the bottom half of the image. This means the bottom half of the image is rendered in great detail, with few artifacts.

When the entire image is filled with trees, grass, pavement and other things flashing by, the DVR has to work very hard to cram this into the available bitrate. If it runs out, it has to start "blurring" parts of the image in order to reduce the amount of data required to render it, so that it can fit it into the bitrate. This "blurring" or blockiness is what is known as video artifacts.

In my video samples here, I gave it very hard things to compress - the aforementioned pavement, trees and grass, specifically to see how well it does. Do not expect the artifacts you may see in these samples to be representative of everyday recordings. You'll notice when it is dark, and a lot of the screen is black, the artifacts disappear.

It should also be noted that YouTube does a lot of compression of its own, and its bitrate is even less than that of the camera. So a lot of the artifacts you see in this video sample are actually being generated by YouTube, not by the camera.




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Post by OCD Tronic » Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:20 pm

Thanks for the review! I'm ready to help answer any questions.

If anyone prefers offline direct inquires, I'm always available for one on one consultation via email, private message, phone call, you name it any time.

We just got these in Stock on Amazon beyond our direct channels.

I just got done exhibiting the K2 at the Street Vibrations show in Carson City Nevada. My show bike is a Ducati Scrambler. (not quite ready for a Goldwing yet) :D
I'm going to try to make the rear camera even more stealthy but ran out of time to get it ready for this past show.

Does anyone know of a good plug and play power adapter for Goldwing? I found Deutsch Conncotors for Harley, and Scorpio alarms in Sacramento made something to plug right into my Alarm port of my Ducati. I'd like to figure out what works for Goldwing/Honda. We'll be at the AIM show in Vegas next month!


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Re: Innovv K2 Dual Camera System Review

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:00 pm

OCD Tronic wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:20 pm
Does anyone know of a good plug and play power adapter for Goldwing? I found Deutsch Conncotors for Harley, and Scorpio alarms in Sacramento made something to plug right into my Alarm port of my Ducati. I'd like to figure out what works for Goldwing/Honda. We'll be at the AIM show in Vegas next month!
That would be tough. You'd need to identify a connector in the bike that supplies both fixed and switched power, as well as ground. That is going to differ from bike to bike, and in some cases, from model year to model year.

On my 1500, I mounted the fused power switchblock near the battery, and tied it into my aftermarket power panel. You could also attach it to the auxiliary power terminals on the fuse block, which all Goldwings have.

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Post by AZgl1800 » Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:07 pm

Great write up Scott, appreciate it.
I have the Wheel Witness which also allows for changing the recording quality.
Hdef eats up the RAM card fast!!!
had to back it off a bit for an all day ride.

love the video viewer that places the map beside the viewer screen,
watching the GPS dot follow you on the road is really neat.

I can't recall if the Wheel Witness has the same problem with headlights or not, need to try that again, and report back. they sent out at least one update which helped a lot.

I like that this camera has both front and rear views available, mine does not.
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Post by hwydoc2 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:31 pm

Being a newbe to wings, where would be a good source for the accessory wire connection on my 2000 SE wing?? :?:

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Post by C-dub » Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:29 am

That is a great review. I was seriously considering getting the C5 at some point, but will now be looking at the K2.

Side question: Has anyone ever actually ridden a wheelie on a 1500 or 1800?
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C-dub wrote:
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That is a great review. I was seriously considering getting the C5 at some point, but will now be looking at the K2.

Side question: Has anyone ever actually ridden a wheelie on a 1500 or 1800?





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Being a newbe to wings, where would be a good source for the accessory wire connection on my 2000 SE wing?? :?:
I'm not quite sure what you're asking. The accessory wire connection is on the fuse block - it's a set of screw terminals that you hook the wires to directly:

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This gives you a switched +12V and ground. The full-time +12V you could take from the battery positive post.

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Post by Greenwinger » Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:13 pm

I have been looking for a bike camera for a while now. And just today my wife asked what I would like for my birthday :lol: :lol: Just a couple of questions.
1, The web site showed free shipping to Canada, is this correct??
2, Is there any discount for over worked and under paid forum members?
3, Has Trump put a tariff on this coming into Canada yet? :D :D :D

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Post by OCD Tronic » Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:34 pm

Greenwinger wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:13 pm
I have been looking for a bike camera for a while now. And just today my wife asked what I would like for my birthday :lol: :lol: Just a couple of questions.
1, The web site showed free shipping to Canada, is this correct??
2, Is there any discount for over worked and under paid forum members?
3, Has Trump put a tariff on this coming into Canada yet? :D :D :D
Hello the K2 will be available on Amazon.CA (fulfilled by Amazon) very soon
(And it’s free shipping) OCD Tronic Canada is run by Rob and Sam out of both Montreal and Calgary.

Here’s are the USA channels

https://ocdtronic.com/product/k2-dual-camera/

https://www.amazon.com/INNOVV-Channel-M ... 07H9RK7NB/

No tariffs on dashcam product yet, been lucky so far. We might have a sale around Black Friday but nothing at launch yet.
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Post by Eboness » Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:14 am

Hi Wing Admin, I wanted to send a quick message to ask how the K2 is working for you. Does it still work ok and have you had any issues? I bought the BulletHD Pro and later the BulletHD Pro Plus and both died within four months. I might consider buying it in the new year, but you can see why I'm sceptical after being burnt twice! To be honest I don't get a warm fussy seeing Jon is involved with this new unit, sorry Jon! I'm sure you are a nice guy and I would have no issue sitting down with you and having a beer or two but the total failure of the BulletHD Pro series that you ranted and raved about here, and then seeing you jump ship to the K1 and now the K2 scares me a lot. I'm not suggesting you had anything to do with the earlier BulletHD units failing but since you did represent the manufacturer I doubt anyone would blame me for my scepticism. Hopefully this K2 fairs better.
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Post by OCD Tronic » Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:30 am

I was let down by the Bullet HD factory as well, lots of promises that they failed to deliver on.
(Bullet HD isn’t connected to INNOVV)

I have 5 years experience selling various dashcam products now. Rock got it right with the new upgraded INNOVV factory and all new engineering team. No corners were cut no shortcuts taken which is why it’s a bit more expensive.
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Post by hwydoc2 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:33 am

WingAdmin wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:47 am
hwydoc2 wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:31 pm
Being a newbe to wings, where would be a good source for the accessory wire connection on my 2000 SE wing?? :?:
I'm not quite sure what you're asking. The accessory wire connection is on the fuse block - it's a set of screw terminals that you hook the wires to directly:

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Thanks, belatedly; I finally located the fuse block and hocked it up as you suggested.

Al :oops:

This gives you a switched +12V and ground. The full-time +12V you could take from the battery positive post.

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Re: Innovv K2 Dual Camera System Review

Post by WingAdmin » Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:07 pm

Eboness wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:14 am
Hi Wing Admin, I wanted to send a quick message to ask how the K2 is working for you. Does it still work ok and have you had any issues? I bought the BulletHD Pro and later the BulletHD Pro Plus and both died within four months. I might consider buying it in the new year, but you can see why I'm sceptical after being burnt twice! To be honest I don't get a warm fussy seeing Jon is involved with this new unit, sorry Jon! I'm sure you are a nice guy and I would have no issue sitting down with you and having a beer or two but the total failure of the BulletHD Pro series that you ranted and raved about here, and then seeing you jump ship to the K1 and now the K2 scares me a lot. I'm not suggesting you had anything to do with the earlier BulletHD units failing but since you did represent the manufacturer I doubt anyone would blame me for my scepticism. Hopefully this K2 fairs better.
It's been working great! I put about 700 miles on it this weekend. All of Saturday I spent riding in absolute pouring rain and 40 degree weather, and the system never missed a beat, so the cameras are obviously quite waterproof. :)

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Post by Eboness » Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:22 pm

When did you get the K2? I most likely won't consider getting one till the new year, so from time to time I will be asking about it! Thanks for your help!
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Post by Jenneverett1 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:30 am

I am currently still buying my 1995 GL1500SE , I have it at home and have ordered parts for a full tuneup and preventative maintenance service to keep myself busy over the winter. I am wondering how it would work with 2 k2 systems to get a full 360 video? 😃

My very first bike was a 2005 aero. I recently sold it and the trailer because I seem to never get out for a ride.... and just 3 months later I get the chance of a lifetime to buy my current bike 🎉🎈( happy dance)

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Re: Innovv K2 Dual Camera System Review

Post by WingAdmin » Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:31 am

Jenneverett1 wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:30 am
I am currently still buying my 1995 GL1500SE , I have it at home and have ordered parts for a full tuneup and preventative maintenance service to keep myself busy over the winter. I am wondering how it would work with 2 k2 systems to get a full 360 video? 😃

My very first bike was a 2005 aero. I recently sold it and the trailer because I seem to never get out for a ride.... and just 3 months later I get the chance of a lifetime to buy my current bike 🎉🎈( happy dance)
Honestly, I wouldn't waste the money on two separate systems. The amount of coverage from both cameras front and back is such that there is VERY little area to the sides that is not being captured.

Or you could design and build a mount that put a 360 degree camera like my Samsung Gear on your bike...but it's not weatherproof, runs on its own battery, has limited storage without overwrite - not really this type of camera, but if that's what you're looking for (drag around on this video as it plays)





In terms of a "set and forget" motorcycle camera that will work in all weather, and captures almost everything around you, the K2 really can't be beat.

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Re: Innovv K2 Dual Camera System Review

Post by Jenneverett1 » Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:51 am

Thanks! The reason I was thinking of 2 systems is because of the absolute idiots that drive in my area 🤪
And I love the idea of a motion sensor to capture who is near the bike while it’s parked.

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Re: Innovv K2 Dual Camera System Review

Post by grumpa_53 » Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:11 am

Greenwinger wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:13 pm
I have been looking for a bike camera for a while now. And just today my wife asked what I would like for my birthday :lol: :lol: Just a couple of questions.
1, The web site showed free shipping to Canada, is this correct??
2, Is there any discount for over worked and under paid forum members?
3, Has Trump put a tariff on this coming into Canada yet? :D :D :D
I bought my K2 directly from Innovv in April as a pre-order because they were sold out of the K1. It was free shipping, but to DHL in China, not Canada. There was an additional charge of $30.84 to DHL to get the unit delivered.

The entire shipping process has left a very bad taste in my mouth about dealing with Innovv again. Hopefully the new Canadian supplier has better luck than I did. I wish that had been an option for me at the time.

The camera is not installed yet so I can't review how it works. The packaging and construction are absolutely top rate. Every piece of the unit is solid and seems very well built.

There's a lot of maintenance to do on my BMW K1200GT this winter so the new Ohmics brake light and Innovv K2 cameras will be installed then.

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Re: Innovv K2 Dual Camera System Review

Post by OCD Tronic » Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:16 am

No need to order from China. USA and Canada both have local INNOVV sales and support now. We are even exhibiting at various motorcycle shows around both countries. We just did the Long Beach show last month.




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Re: Innovv K2 Dual Camera System Review

Post by ctag » Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:02 pm

Thanks for the review WingAdmin! (And for the newsletter!)

Is there a chance we could get a raw sample file from you? I'd like to know how it looks without Youtube as a middleman, and if I can even open and play the files to begin with.
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Re: Innovv K2 Dual Camera System Review

Post by OCD Tronic » Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:46 pm

ctag wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:02 pm
Thanks for the review WingAdmin! (And for the newsletter!)

Is there a chance we could get a raw sample file from you? I'd like to know how it looks without Youtube as a middleman, and if I can even open and play the files to begin with.
Here is some footage of our Ducati Scrambler rolling around the desert off-road. Note we forgot to turn the GPS back on after a firmware update so Speed/Location will be missing. I'll try to post more with GPS enabled so you can see the google maps show up in Dashcam Viewer. It just snowed here today though now. (Carson City Nevada)

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Re: Innovv K2 Dual Camera System Review

Post by ctag » Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:28 pm

Thanks!

I think that does look better than streamed from Youtube. It looks like DashcamViewer only supports Windows and Mac, once you have some gps footage I'll see if I can get it to run under wine or find some other method of viewing from Linux.


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