New toy. Where to mount a GoPro camera? - Page 2 - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
Go Back   Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums > Popular Forums > General V-Strom Discussion


General V-Strom Discussion Talk about all things V-Strom

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 12-11-2012, 01:12 PM
Snowkarver's Avatar
Stromthusiast!
Super Trooper!
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 405
Default

90% of the time I use a RAM mount (ball with an M6 thru-bolt, medium arm, ball with a 1/4-20 tripod screw) that I fixed to the left side fairing near the gauges by replacing one of the fairing panel bolts.

This puts the camera under and slightly forward of the left handlebar, close enough for me to reach down and start/stop recording while riding - of course this is easier with a Contour than GoPro.

Mounting under the handlebar or upper left fairing area gives you this POV:



The other 10% of the time, I use one of these: Pedco Universal UltraClamp Mount - PointofViewCameras.com The 1.5" clamp gives you a few temporary mounting options like the swingarm, passenger pegs, luggage handles, rear rack, various handlebar protrusions, etc. So you can mix it up without having semi-permanent mounts everywhere.

One of my favorite locations is the bottom left corner of the radiator. It gives this view of the forks and wheel:



Have fun with the cam!
__________________
[B][COLOR="Gray"]2012 DL650 Shiro Nakama #27[/COLOR]
[SIZE="1"][URL="http://www.stromtrooper.com/ride-reports-route-sheets/79121-footsteps-lewis-clark.html"]Ride Report: In The Footsteps of Lewis & Clark[/URL][/SIZE][/B]

Last edited by Snowkarver; 12-11-2012 at 01:17 PM.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #12  
Old 12-11-2012, 01:23 PM
fatalerror's Avatar
Forum Admin
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: South West Florida, previously, South Africa.
Posts: 11,122
Default

Snowkarver

What editing software do you use?
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 12-11-2012, 01:35 PM
Snowkarver's Avatar
Stromthusiast!
Super Trooper!
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 405
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by fatalerror View Post
Snowkarver

What editing software do you use?
Adobe Premiere Elements for those vids.

In past media jobs, I used pro versions of Premiere and After Effects as well as Avid, but the amazing thing is that today's $99 consumer version is almost as good (and in some cases, better) than a $5000 suite of professional software from 10 years ago.
__________________
[B][COLOR="Gray"]2012 DL650 Shiro Nakama #27[/COLOR]
[SIZE="1"][URL="http://www.stromtrooper.com/ride-reports-route-sheets/79121-footsteps-lewis-clark.html"]Ride Report: In The Footsteps of Lewis & Clark[/URL][/SIZE][/B]
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 12-11-2012, 03:14 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Sydney
Posts: 165
Default Thanks

Thanks for all of the tips and also the videos showing how it could look. I was distracted from setting up the vee this week as I created dog cam! I have a Jack Russell who loves the beach so I used a harness and set it up on his back. Very funny to watch as he jumps in to the surf and takes on the waves. I have our Christmas ride this weekend and will try the helmet mount and most likely a radiator mount or crash bar mount. I have the wifi remote so can do it from the bars easily. Thanks again for everyones ideas. I was going to edit using the software from gopro, but might have a look at that $99 dollar one as I was going to get the new photoshop anyway.
__________________
2008 DL1000 - Two Bros cans, ProTaper Bar, Oxford Grips, PC111, Givi crash bars, MCA screen.
1977 BMW R100S - SOLD
1984 BMW R80RT - ON LOAN
1984 DR185 - In need of a few carbon credits to keep up with burning oil
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 12-11-2012, 07:10 PM
Rashnak's Avatar
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Seattle
Posts: 1,566
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by timr View Post
Thanks for all of the tips and also the videos showing how it could look. I was distracted from setting up the vee this week as I created dog cam! I have a Jack Russell who loves the beach so I used a harness and set it up on his back. Very funny to watch as he jumps in to the surf and takes on the waves. I have our Christmas ride this weekend and will try the helmet mount and most likely a radiator mount or crash bar mount. I have the wifi remote so can do it from the bars easily. Thanks again for everyones ideas. I was going to edit using the software from gopro, but might have a look at that $99 dollar one as I was going to get the new photoshop anyway.
first off- advertising a 'dog cam' without showing the video = LAME!! C'mon, I wanna see the dog's view! (damn these tiny cameras are fun!)

second- as far as video editing software goes, most every company out there offers a free trial of their product. Download the trial first to see which one fits your needs. I personally like Corel VideoStudio ( Corel Corporation - United States) but Adobe has a great product as well. (Also- photoshop is not a video editor, it edits photos)
__________________
06 DL1000
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 12-12-2012, 12:21 AM
banditrider's Avatar
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 727
Default

Banditrider's Videos - YouTube
__________________
'08 Vee: Suzy luggage, Crash bars, Rad Guard & front mudguard extension, Zumo 550, Oxford Hot grips, Stebel, PC-8, 12v acc, Scott oiler & lube-tube, Remus Revolution Cans, Bark Busters, Phillips Extreme vision +100 bulbs.

'08 Concours 14: Rad guard, Stebel, Oxford Hot grips, Projekt D Screen, Hugger, GPS mount, helmet locks & front guard extension, Zumo 550, Stebel, Phil's rack & Givi V46, Sheepskin seat cover, Phillips Extreme vision +100 bulbs.

http://banditrider.weebly.com/index.html
http://banditrider.blogspot.com/
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 05-01-2013, 09:39 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 220
Default

What about here?



Not sure on the suspension travel but somewhere near the nose of the bike.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 05-01-2013, 09:46 PM
$tromtrooper
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: austin
Posts: 14
Default

I used the sticky mount to put mine very low, out front, on my windscreen. This provides a great view with nothing to get in the way. Maybe one day I should take a picture of the mount. Hopefully the sticky mount holds. No problems for the last month though, so I am hopeful.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 05-01-2013, 11:15 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Near Cincinnati Ohio
Posts: 291
Default

I had mounts on my helmet as well as on my KLR for the last trip to AK. Havent moved the mounts to the Wee yet but the 3M automotive tape works wonders and are hard to take off even after all the rain, dirt, dust etc. I've taken the mounts off and pealed off the old tape and applied new and reused the mounts.

I had one on top of my helmet for the trip up to AK. Took me a couple days to get over the buffeting feel in my head. LOL But the video was great. I moved it to the front of the KLR on the down and it was still good video.

I'd say anyplace it gets a clear view ahead on the bike will work.

I love the video with the front tire and may try a mount there for this weekends ride.
__________________
2005 V-Strom 650
w/ to much added stuff to list.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 05-02-2013, 01:32 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Bellingham, WA
Posts: 186
Default

If you've got panniers, you can mount the GoPro to the top... pretty cool view.

Here's a short vid I took the other day seeing how mine would work. I'm liking it!

Oh, and if you watch the vid, go to 1080

Leavenworth 4-20-13 Edit - YouTube
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:23 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.5.2