Since they don’t have a specific vented helmet mount, you’ll need to find a spot on your helmet that is large enough and has the proper shape to place one of the stick-on SnapTrays. I didn’t like that idea, since it was semi-permanent, so I created my own customized vented mount by using another company’s strap, and dremeled down the old connection system flat, so that I could attach a SnapTray. It worked extremely well, and I am surprised that Replay hasn’t released something like this?
The HeimLock and LowBoy mounts slip and click into the stick-on SnapTrays, and then the cylindrical body of the camera pops into those mounts. I always used the HeimLock rotatable (swivel/tilt) and lockable mount, which pivots 360° around the base, and tilts approximately 8° off axis, which gave enough adjustability if the proper helmet location was found. Once the camera was inserted into the mounts, the camera was stable and secure, and didn’t rotate out of position, since the interface offered a very snug connection.
Interface to Computer and TV
To download or view the videos or pictures you recorded, unscrew the rear cap of the camera, and connect the mini USB to the camera and the other end of the connector to a computer USB port. Press and hold the FPS and Power button for around 4 seconds until the computer acknowledges the device. The unit will appear as a Removable Disk, and just navigate down to the appropriate directory (example: F:\Removable Disk\DCIM\100MEDIA) and either download or view the video straight from the camera. For faster downloads, remove the card, and use either the micro USB card reader or microSD to SD card reader, and bypass the camera as the downloading interface.
The recorded footage can also be viewed on a TV by using the HDMI port of the camera, using the buttons to tab through, and start each of the videos stored on the microSD card. The controls are very rudimentary, but the results are quite impressive on a larger screen. For advanced users and commercial proposes, you can live stream video to an external HD recorder or transmitter.
Broken Hip Trail – Replay XD 1080 at 720p: Low Light Test (no edits and default bit rate/sharpness):
Time and time again, what stands out to me when using this camera is its excellent usage and form factor? The unit is very small, light and obstructive, and it can fit almost anywhere, like the inside of an RC car if required. Changing the resolution and mode is easily accomplished with the FPS and Mode buttons under the rear cap, and it only takes a few tires to learn the fairly simple color pattern of the LEDs to get everything set up properly. The power and record buttons are sharp and decently large, so they offer excellent tactile response when locating and pressing them, even with gloved hands. The vibration feedback is a simple and intuitive feature that informs you of modal changes, such as power and recording, and I easily felt them through the helmet, no matter how noisy the environment or rough the trail conditions were. I do admit that I occasionally hit the record button too quickly, and although it clipped the video that I wanted, it continued recording a new one, and it took my concerted effort to make sure I held the button for a few seconds to stop the recording process.