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Location: Austin, TX
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One danger of mounting a camera to your helmet is that it's hard to tell exactly where it's pointing, so you might do an hour of filming only to discover that you've got an hour of footage of the sky.
Ask a friend to check it's orientation for you occasionally, or check it in a mirror/glass. After you've used it a few times, you'll get it adjusted right, but until then, have somebody check it.
I also tried mounting a camera to my handlebars once. Worked great, but it vibrated a lot which really decreased the quality. Mounted on my helmet had no such problem, once I got past the video of the sky ...
I've got an ATC2K. It's adequate, but not great. Note that the sound recording is next to useless, as it's so very quiet -- the microphone isn't exposed to the outside to make it water proof, which is nice, but it's also almost soundproof. Your average < $100 digital camera that can record at 640x480 will do as good of a job as the ATC2K, but of course it's a bit harder to mount, and the sound is usually much better. Also note that the video quality decreases rapidly as the light level decreases. Sunlight is ideal, overcast is bad and dusk is worse.