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Do you have an "action camera" on your bike/helmet?

Old 10-05-15, 05:14 AM
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Do you have an "action camera" on your bike/helmet?

Hi,

In my 1 year of riding I had encountered a few angry and impatient people that I wish I had a camcorder when they passed me. I haven't ridden for months due to the hot weather here, but it's getting better now so I'm back to using my ebike.

I was wondering how common action cameras are for cyclists, and what is the recommended placement if you only have a single camera?
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Old 10-05-15, 06:09 AM
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I recently got a Drift Stealth 2 and placed it on the left side of my helmet. I haven't posted any ride videos.; my rides are pretty boring.
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Yes, using a motorcycle camera https://shop.pier28.com/index.php/da...-pro-wifi.html

Here is a sample vid from yesterday: https://youtu.be/XJG1rv2BQvs Set youtube to 1080p

I have the cheaper non-wireless model, the BikerMate and it's weather resistant. I keep the camera and a usb powerpack in a water bottle so it's portable from bike to bike. It also uses standard GoPro accessories which is nice for availability. With a 4000mah powerpack and the onboard 850mah batteries, I get well over 3 hours. I have not stretched it to see just how long but it's decent for my needs.
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I have an HD hero. Used it once on the bike, but I didn't like the idea of having something else to remember to charge. But I work in tech and I bike to get away from anything 'tech' so I'm a bit of a loon about these things

I mounted it in the middle of the handlebars. Older model seemed a bit heavy for the helmet. The video of the ride came out fine, although boring.
I know fly6 makes cameras hidden in head light and tail light. Never used though, I can't vouch for them.
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I carry a Point and Shoot camera.

Did not like the Time that Video takes to process.
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Well, I ordered a Xiaomi Yi. It seems to be as good as a GoPro Hero 3, which is good enough for my needs. It even does 1080 at 60 fps and 2K at 30 fps.

I'm still considering whether to get a helmet mount or a handlebar/seatpost mount. Maybe if I place the camera on the seatpost it will deter some drivers from getting too close to me?
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No, I don't. Of course, I completed a coast-to-coast bike ride and took less than two rolls of photos on the old style point and shoot camera....
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Yes, I use a helmet camera. Now it's Drift Stealth 2. On the top. And I really enjoy riding with it because sometimes happens to record something interesting. And the camera is really small and light, so doesn't distract me.
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Do you have an "action camera" on your bike/helmet?
Yes. Usually it's mounted on my handlebars, but have recently begun experimenting with it on my helmet.

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I have a 4 year old ContourGPS that I use once in a while.
Just got a Polaroid Cube; didn't get a chance to play with it yet.
For a single camera; I would suggest helmet mounting.

ContourGPS helmet mounted:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGDy...6zPoymgKaIoDLA

GoPro HD960 helmet mounted:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hheU...6zPoymgKaIoDLA
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