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Fred Leicester

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404 posts

60 months

Tuesday 3rd July 2012
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Apologies if this is a pearoast, I'm sure it's been posted twelfty million times before, but any recommendations for a helmet mounted camera (fnarr fnarr)? Tried searching on here but the search thang seems to be broken rolleyes

Aware of GoPro and the like, but just wondered if, from experience, you chaps and chapesses could recommend any particular brands etc?

Cheers smile




RemaL

22,640 posts

131 months

Tuesday 3rd July 2012
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well I have used dgocams bullet cam but the Go Pro is very good and used it on my lids lots of times.

There are many on the market but having used a few different ones I would buy the Go pro again

FlynnBob

15 posts

41 months

Tuesday 3rd July 2012
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try midland xtc100, xtc200 and xtc300, last is a little pricy, but the first one is a great helmet cam.

http://www.bigbikebook.com/buy/midland-xtc-100-act...

Fred Leicester

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404 posts

60 months

Tuesday 3rd July 2012
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Is the helmet mounting (snigger) on the GoPro sturdy and easily put on and offable? Probably a stoopid question as they have a pretty good reputation?

enough of the childish helmet jokes now, promise....

moanthebairns

13,080 posts

95 months

Tuesday 3rd July 2012
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FlynnBob said:
try midland xtc100, xtc200 and xtc300, last is a little pricy, but the first one is a great helmet cam.

http://www.bigbikebook.com/buy/midland-xtc-100-act...
that looks huge you'd be as well as sticking one of these to the side of your lid.




btdk5

1,499 posts

87 months

Tuesday 3rd July 2012
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Why do people put cameras on their bike??

Maybe makes sense if you're filming a mate on a track day or ride out otherwise it confuses me.

mrdelmonti

1,397 posts

78 months

Tuesday 3rd July 2012
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btdk5 said:
Why do people put cameras on their bike??

Maybe makes sense if you're filming a mate on a track day or ride out otherwise it confuses me.
If you're commuting it makes sense in case someone knocks you off and denies it etc, you might be doing a long trip to somewhere new that you want to keep a record of, and most importantly you might enjoy talking about unfortunate urination accidents while riding and wish to share it with the world.

what does it matter really?

FlynnBob

15 posts

41 months

Tuesday 3rd July 2012
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moanthebairns said:
that looks huge you'd be as well as sticking one of these to the side of your lid.
3" x 1.5" as small as many others on the market

Fred Leicester

Original Poster:

404 posts

60 months

Tuesday 3rd July 2012
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mrdelmonti said:
If you're commuting it makes sense in case someone knocks you off and denies it etc, you might be doing a long trip to somewhere new that you want to keep a record of, and most importantly you might enjoy talking about unfortunate urination accidents while riding and wish to share it with the world.

what does it matter really?
Ah yes, good old Baron Von Grumble smile

For me, it's for impending track days with my pals smile

Wedg1e

25,830 posts

162 months

Tuesday 3rd July 2012
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RemaL said:
well I have used dgocams bullet cam
...as have I. Image quality seems to be losing ground against the new upstarts but you can't beat a bullet cam for compactness and ease of mounting (I use central heating pipe clips biggrin).
Once drawback could be said to be the separate recorder and associated wiring, however.

RizzoTheRat

12,885 posts

89 months

Tuesday 3rd July 2012
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btdk5 said:
Why do people put cameras on their bike??

Maybe makes sense if you're filming a mate on a track day or ride out otherwise it confuses me.
I got one so that when I go on holiday I don't ust end up with a load of photos of me and my mates eating cake, I've actually got some video of the reason I went on holiday, ie to ride decent roads. eg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1Z9WlzVLdg

I've been very happy with my GoPro (the original HD), but the quality from a mates HD2 looks even better. The main thing that let the Gopro down compared to some of its more expensive rivals was the lack of remote control, meaning I had to stop to turn it on and off, the new wifi backpack solves that but it is an extra £95

Mounting is easy, I use the sucker mount that comes with the Motorsport version on the side faring of my bike. I've also stuck one of the mounting shoes on the top of my helmet and one on the back of a pannier and it just clips in to them.



Speed addicted

2,334 posts

124 months

Tuesday 3rd July 2012
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Gopro HD or the Contour HD are the best options I've seen. The Contour is a little bigger but due to the rotating lens and Iphone streaming for set up it's the one I'd get.

Steve Evil

9,406 posts

126 months

Tuesday 3rd July 2012
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A lot of circuits won't let you wear the camera on your helmet and have restrictions on where you can mount it on the bike too, I was told anywhere but the tank was fine for mine.

Fred Leicester

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404 posts

60 months

Tuesday 3rd July 2012
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Cheers for the replies chaps smile

G Man

4,002 posts

157 months

Tuesday 3rd July 2012
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Can't go wrong with a GoPro or a contour but the contour is made on aluminum, using the bluetooth Iphone app as a TV screen is cool, thats why I have 1

RizzoTheRat

12,885 posts

89 months

Tuesday 3rd July 2012
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GoPro will also be able to stream to a phone using the wifi backpack once they release the app for it, which is due "soon"

Fred Leicester

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404 posts

60 months

Tuesday 3rd July 2012
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Cool. Think I'll give the GoPro a proper butchers then - thanks again for the replies folks.

LoonR1

24,805 posts

74 months

Tuesday 3rd July 2012
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Fred Leicester said:
Ah yes, good old Baron Von Grumble smile

For me, it's for impending track days with my pals smile
What Steve Evil said. Nobody will let you on track with a camera attached to your helmet. I've jsut bought a GoPro and used i tfor the first tiem last week.

I'm a 'puter numpty so I think there's some stuff I need to do with screen size and downloading it in HD.

Result here:

http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&a...

Edited by LoonR1 on Tuesday 3rd July 22:44

Fred Leicester

Original Poster:

404 posts

60 months

Tuesday 3rd July 2012
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I'll have to find somewhere to slap it on the bike then, will find out about any restrictions when I book up. Cheers for the heads up.

Loon - link doesn't seem to be working unless my phone is being an arse....

LoonR1

24,805 posts

74 months

Tuesday 3rd July 2012
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Fred Leicester said:
I'll have to find somewhere to slap it on the bike then, will find out about any restrictions when I book up. Cheers for the heads up.

Loon - link doesn't seem to be working unless my phone is being an arse....
Fixed it I think. It'll take you to another thread then click the top link for the video.