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Old 08-05-04, 10:20 PM   #1
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Video taping while riding...

Does anyone out there strap on a video camera somewhere on their bike or helmet when riding the trail? If so, what do u recomend I get to do this. Is there a cheap way of doing this? What equpiment do I need? I don't want to spend big bucks on a camera just to have it devoured by a trail.
( I heard of some thing called a "lip stick" camera)

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Old 08-05-04, 10:29 PM   #2
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viosport makes a good headcam.
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Old 08-05-04, 11:29 PM   #3
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I got a camera made for dirtbiking called a helmet cam. ITs pretty much indestructible Ive had tree branches hit it going 30mph and nothings happened. Got it for $90 used.
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Does anyone out there strap on a video camera somewhere on their bike or helmet when riding the trail? If so, what do u recomend I get to do this. Is there a cheap way of doing this? What equpiment do I need? I don't want to spend big bucks on a camera just to have it devoured by a trail.
( I heard of some thing called a "lip stick" camera)

Thanks!!
Wellllllll, the guy that started this thread My Wife got hit by a car last night! has a pretty slick setup, and doesn't look that expensive, either (if you already have the DV cam).

Also, this thread is pretty damn hilarious, if you've got time to read it...
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I strapped a camera to a helmet and it was ok but i couldnt ride rought stuff.
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Wellllllll, the guy that started this thread My Wife got hit by a car last night! has a pretty slick setup, and doesn't look that expensive, either (if you already have the DV cam).

Also, this thread is pretty damn hilarious, if you've got time to read it...
I'd suggest you use an Otter Box for your DV cam. If they don't have one with cable slots, you can just drill a hole.
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www.digave.com/videos
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Thanks for that...awesome bicycle hijinks.
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I strapped a camera to a helmet and it was ok but i couldnt ride rought stuff.
Practice, practice, practice.

The lipstick cams that are available to consumers in the $200 range still fall far short of the quality of video that you get from the video camera itself.

Some info on DIY video systems:

http://www.petefagerlin.com/video_how_to.htm.
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Wellllllll, the guy that started this thread My Wife got hit by a car last night! has a pretty slick setup, and doesn't look that expensive, either (if you already have the DV cam).

Also, this thread is pretty damn hilarious, if you've got time to read it...
Thanks for the recommendation, that was a good read!
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If you have a small video camera already, just tape it to the top of your helmet. I did this recently in Les Gets and did 4 hours of freeride with it and didn't have a problem. The video quality is also better doing it this way than using a lipstick camera. As i said you have to already have a SMALL camera.
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suggest you check out Xtreme Recall. they have a protector for your camcorder that will also protect you if you crash. a must have if you are taking video off road
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a must have if you are taking video off road
Not a "must" at all.
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