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 Post subject: Helmet/Handlebar Camera
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 8:57 pm 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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Has anybody used one of these?

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2007 4:34 pm 
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nah, thought about it, then got my old Mustek DV4000 out of the cupboard and gaffa taped it to the handlebars,

they are about £20 on ebay, take SD cards, I put a 2gb one in and it gave a 6 hour recording time, and has a Nokia phone battery for power,

only problem with sticking it on the handlebars is the video is very jumpy from bumps, helmet cams seem much more stable,

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 9:33 pm 
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yep, got one. takes a while to suss out the perfect position and angle of dangle but you can get great footage. i got a cordless one initially but the picture kept breaking up so i got one with a cable and now i get great footage, madison do one that plugs straight into you camcorder,heard good reports of it. got mine off a mate who knows abit about electronics and the guy in my local jessops is really cool and helped me to set it up coz i get most of my stuff from them, but they didn't do the helmet cams.

i found that forward view off the helmet gets dull though, under the seat is good, you see what the bikes doing and see how much you lean.(your head tends to stay up right as you corner, so looks less extreme) also chainstay mounted is good, forward and back. makesure you get a wide angle set up though, it gives the impression of speed more by focusing on what your looking at so giving a more blurred edge so its more like your eyes would see it.

hope that helps

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