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Originally Posted by Looigi
No. He's a cyclist.
Anyway, PVC pipe would be way to flexible in reasonable diameters and weights...similar to reasons they don't make bikes out of PVC. Thin wall aluminum tubing would likely suffice and be considerably cheaper.
What I'm wondering is, who are the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd persons.
You are correct that PVC would be too flexible. I tried it. It bounces too much. I posted my explanation here: Handlebar or head tube camera mount
. Collin's great videos from 3rd person point of view inspired me to make a setup like that too, but I wanted to try something less expensive and readily available instead of the carbon-fiber pole. I'll be posting my test videos of my setup in a thread about the Mobius action camera.
Regarding the "persons", 1st person is the speaker or author ("I" or "me"), 2nd person is the person to whom the first person speaks ("you"), and 3rd person is someone else ("him", "her") in the environs. These terms are from literary analysis, but they're also used when talking about the point of view in movies or video games, as in "first person shooter games". So, a 3rd person POV video of a bike rider shows the rider and bike as though seen by someone on the ground or flying along with the bike.
Last edited by overbyte; 05-11-14 at 01:19 AM.