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post #1 of 15 Old 12-29-2013, 05:48 PM Thread Starter
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Where do you mount your camera?

So I got a camera, a Go Pro clone (I think). So how and where do you mount it. It came with a waterproof case, and handle bar mount, and a helmet mount for a bicycle helmet. So any suggestions? I can't see putting screws into an expensive helmet, not to mention compromising the safety aspect.
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I've got a contour. It's a little different than the GOPRO but I stick mine on the side of my helmet.
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A lot of people stick them to the side, top and even front of their helmets using double sided tape mounts. Drilling holes in the helmet for screws etc is just crazy and begging for trouble imho.
Check the laws in your area to see if there's anything about it. There probably won't be, but best to just ask.

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Got the strombone from PWD. And a few other attachments to help me have a stable mount for my camera. It's placed just behind the shield in front of me. Great shots of the wife in the twisties, group rides, or just the scenery

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I just got a Sony HDR-AS15 cam in November so I am still experimenting but I have mounted to my handlebars and to my crash bars. It came with a adhesive mount for my helmet but I haven't tried that yet mainly because I'm not sure that I want the mount permanently stuck to the top of my helmet. I think that Ram Mounts are the best thing going for strong mounts.
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So I got a camera, a Go Pro clone (I think). So how and where do you mount it. It came with a waterproof case, and handle bar mount, and a helmet mount for a bicycle helmet. So any suggestions? I can't see putting screws into an expensive helmet, not to mention compromising the safety aspect.
From all the various forums I've read and positions I've tried the best position appears to be on top of your helmet. Much smoother, less vibration and allows you to focus it where you are looking. Read some of the Go Pro forums. 720 dpi and medium width appears to be the consensus preferred settings.
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I usually mount it on the handle bars (RAM mounts). I am thinking about adding mirror extenders with RAM mounts to get it a little higher.

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I usually mount it on the handle bars (RAM mounts). I am thinking about adding mirror extenders with RAM mounts to get it a little higher.
From my experience, the longer the arm the more the camera shake/vibration.
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I mount my Contour Roam on my helmet or on a RAM mount on the fairing and yes, a long arm will cause camera shake as you can see from the extra holes.



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I mount my GoPro on my helmet with the adhesive mounts. I actually use several mounts so I can tether the camera to a second one in case it were to fall off.

From a video standpoint it pays to have the camera far enough back on the helmet so that a portion of the helmet is in the field of view. Having a object fixed relative to the frame helps make the video more viewing friendly.

For most of my filming I use 1080p @ 60 fps and a medium frame.
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