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  • Don't hold your breath. Neither is going to happen. Your best bet is to experiment with how best to hold or mount the camera so that shake/vibration is kept to a minimum. You can also check out the digital stabilisation features offered by most vi…
  • Too bad about your camera shutting down in the cold. The Bandit gets pretty hot under normal conditions. Did you first turn it on at room temperature (& warm it up) before taking it outside? If you keep the camera on while it's outside, and d…
  • Aitch - just saw your other post ('My camera records in loops') where you mentioned that your camera stops recording every 20 minutes and then restarts. Sorry if I'm stating the obvious here, but I assume you're aware that your camera records a max…
  • Check out the Bandit Studio video editing software - it has some nice graphical overlays. You can also use your VIRB Edit software to apply the VIRB's graphical overlays to TomTom video - using the Bandit's GPX file (first extracted in Bandit Studi…
  • This reply may be a little late for your decision. I have the TomTom pole mount. It's a good product and works well. It uses a ball socket, so you can pretty much point the camera in any direction. I'm not sure why you'd need to alter the angles…
  • If you already have a class 10 card, don't bank on a new card fixing the problem. A random stopping issue has spoiled my experience with what is otherwise an excellent camera. I also get a 'Check SD card' error message. Stoppages are unpredictabl…
  • Shooting stable video has got to be one of the biggest challenges for the action camera. Digital stabilisation can help, but doesn't seem to work very well where there's fast-moving background or engine-induced vibration. You also get a reduction …
  • Hugh in Aussie I'm not sure about your camera's power issues, but I've experienced similar problems with the Bandit stopping randomly, although perhaps not as frequently as you have. I've also read other posts to the Forum from people with the sam…
  • To extract the GPX file from the original video file, select the file (in the Videos section of Bandit Studio), right-mouse-click, then select Export GPS Data from the drop-down menu. Of course, as you edit your video, the source GPS data doesn't g…
  • Try: My Videos / Tom Tom Bandit Studio Library / Originals...
  • Hi Jay26Cee I mentioned the external mic because you implied that there may be a link between it and your camera stopping. You could be on to something, but I'm not sure how the cable would trigger the fault, nor have I noticed anyone else in this…
  • Hi Jay26Cee Not sure if you've had a chance to contact customer service, but it sounds like you may be experiencing a problem common to many Bandits. There are a number of posts on this forum about the camera stopping recording. This one is parti…
  • Hi DOMin8or I agree that tilt angle (or perhaps gradient) would be a great addition to the TomTom suite of graphical overlays, especially for motorbike riders. Unfortunately, it's not an option at the moment. There may be third-party software aro…
  • "... it seems to give up at 150-155 mph". What are you driving, then? :-) "Is there an upper limit to what it can track..." Certainly not below 905 km/hr... [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tn3sX0tv240[/video]
  • Those options should appear in your camera's menu settings, whether or not you have the external mic plugged in. The latest firmware is version 1.61.508
  • In Settings: General / Camera / Audio / then toggle between 'Camera' or 'Ext. Mic'
  • The external cable needs to be inserted at just the right angle (perpendicular to the camera) and then pushed in quite firmly. If it's in correctly, it shouldn't feel loose. It does seem to require more effort than you'd expect, especially with th…
  • I agree, it doesn't look right. I've experienced obviously incorrect elevation readings (on a motorbike) at various times, but have not had any issues with speed. It's possible you lost satellite coverage - particularly if you were riding in a hil…
  • "Is the waterproof lens the solution?" I don't think so. I took some footage from my motorbike a couple of days ago with the waterproof lens cap on. Although the sound is muffled, the engine can be heard, particularly with the volume maxed-out in…
  • Imele - Yes, the Google Earth features are quite nifty. You can import your camera's GPS data, record a video 'fly-over' of the route using 3-D satellite imagery and then combine this with your edited camera video. There are video tutorials out th…
  • Exgaete - This is an old thread. There must have been a software/firmware update at some point to rectify this issue, as you can now export your camera's GPS record using the Studio software.
  • Thanks to those of you who contributed to this thread. I spent a week in Tasmania (a bikers' paradise) in early March - with the new camera setup - and returned with nearly 200 GB of raw video. I've only just got the videos edited and online. Mos…
  • Suggest you read this post: https://en.discussions.tomtom.com/tomtom-bandit-action-camera-477/camera-stability-on-a-motorbike-1018968 TomTom doesn't have image stabilisation for the Bandit. Stabilisation software is not very good at dealing with t…
  • I wouldn't bother with the goatee if you're filming from a motorbike. Other users have reported that, apart from low-speed riding, it doesn't help much at all. In fact, my goatee came stuck to a card with the instruction "35 km/hr max". It's uncl…