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GoPro 2.

Old 12-22-11, 12:39 AM
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GoPro 2.

Just ordered the GoPro 2 camera [Website]. Looking to make some road cycling videos and was wondering if anyone else here has done this. Where did you mount the camera? What mounts did you use? Did you make them yourself?


Here's a few YouTube videos of a GoPro in action attached to different parts of a bike:
Video behind left leg
Handlebar
Under top tube
Chest
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Old 12-22-11, 01:01 AM
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I bought a HERO 960 a little while ago.
It came w/ 2 stick-on surface mounts and a head-strap mount.
Didn't trust the stick-on mounts on the helmet, so instead I
put the head-strap mount on my helmet. Seemed to work fine

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OP there is a ride video thread with a lot of advice. Search and you shall find.

I like the behind the leg and on the chest angles to feel part of the ride.
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I just got the Hero HD (not the Hero2, but the same body/housing) the other day. I'd heard bad things about their handlebar mount, but was jonesing to get in that first vid, so I bought it anyway (immediate gratification is my friend). I can see why some people might have problems with it, over-torquing it would result in too much stress and broken bits of plastic - I'll probably place an order for something more sturdy. In any event, here's a stem-mounted vid from last nights commute -

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K-Edge has some sick mounts out now that are made from solid aluminum. I just bought their under the saddle mount. Now I just need the GoPro, lol. Here's a horrible photo of mine mounted:

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Wherever you mount it, you'll probably get the most exciting videos by mounting the camera as close to the ground as possible. This will make the bike seem to be moving faster in relation to its surroundings.

Think about this: which car chase would look better on film, going 100mph on a highway in Nebraska, or going 100mph on crowded city streets (remember the Chicago chase scenes in The Blues Brothers)? It's the same principle.
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Originally Posted by ATX 6Speed View Post
K-Edge has some sick mounts out now that are made from solid aluminum. I just bought their under the saddle mount. Now I just need the GoPro, lol. Here's a horrible photo of mine mounted:


Haha I did the same thing. I just got the go big handle bar mount, I'll snap a pic tonight. All I need now is the GoPro
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Originally Posted by krazygl00 View Post
Think about this: which car chase would look better on film, going 100mph on a highway in Nebraska, or going 100mph on crowded city streets (remember the Chicago chase scenes in The Blues Brothers)? It's the same principle.
Nebraska.
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Get the K-Edge mounts. The mount GoPro sells is plastic and breaks very easily and sends the camera flying.

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