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Mounting a video camera
« on: 24.08. 2010 13:54 »
Has anyone mounted a video camera on their bike? If you have how did you do this? I would like to capture some footage when I am out on my bike to view in the depths of winter.

John

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Re: Mounting a video camera
« Reply #1 on: 24.08. 2010 14:17 »
I just made a plywood base, attached the VC to that with a G cramp arrangement then strapped the whole lot to a tank bag. Gave acceptable results (even better before reducing quality for youtube):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73U-kdd4pfY

although as it slipped to one side some of the cornering looks somewhat lurid!

I've since bought a cheap device from Morgan Computers:

http://www.morgancomputers.co.uk/Shop/detail.asp?ProductID=6018

which I have yet to find a way of fixing to my helmet.
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Re: Mounting a video camera
« Reply #2 on: 24.08. 2010 15:25 »
Ian. That is the kind of footage that I had in mind. I am very impressed by the lack of wind noise and by how audible the exhaust was. Were you using the cameras built in microphone?

John

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Re: Mounting a video camera
« Reply #3 on: 24.08. 2010 16:02 »
Hi John,

I used an external microphone (just a cheap one I had lying around) gaffer taped to the back mudguard. I think the internal mic (oldish Sony DV camera) would have just picked up wind rush and nothing else.
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Re: Mounting a video camera
« Reply #4 on: 24.08. 2010 17:59 »
Thank you Ian that has been a great help

John

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Re: Mounting a video camera
« Reply #5 on: 25.08. 2010 10:01 »
My attempts were not too great on audio, in fact to compensate for wind noise the first one has a music overlay.
I knocked up and aluminium angle bracket which was tie wrapped at each end to the rising portion of the handlebars. I used the video mode on my Fuji still camera with quite reasonable result on picture but darned irritating rattle on the sound. I made a deflector piece which covers the camera microphone to reduce wind noise. I have posted these links elsewhere on the forum but here they are again, see what you think : -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSTMYzX6nuc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thL5pqiiN5o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oeQH1UMI7I&feature=related

My most recent clips were taken from the pillion with the same camera hand held : -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8IOayBLJIU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6txMmVX2qg

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Re: Mounting a video camera
« Reply #6 on: 25.08. 2010 14:38 »
Peter, If I can achieve footage comparable with yours I will be well pleased. My camera has no external mike input so some kind of wind noise suppressor will have to be devised. I shall now get on the case. Thank you for your help.
 John