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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-06-2012, 10:28 PM Thread Starter
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While on a nice ride today with friends, I was thinking it would be fun to mount a small video camera on the bike and record the ride. I know I have seen where people have done this, I just can't seem to find any threads on it, soooo, what kind of video cameras come recommended for doing just this?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-07-2012, 01:38 PM
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There are 2 top companies that make POV cameras. GoPro, and Contour.
There are other manufacturers out there, but those are the top two.

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-07-2012, 10:25 PM
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I have a contour HD I use for paintball (http://www.youtube.com/user/hndavfr?feature=mhee)

Need to come up with a way to mount it on the bike somewhere
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I just used my Garmin RAM mount facing forward, and zip tied a standard $100 digital camera into the mount. I ran the camera on video mode, and it worked fine. To be fair, the quality was not outstanding, but it was good enough for me.

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My friends and I use GoPros for our mud races, whitewater rafting, paintball, etc. I've been wanting to strap one low on my crash bar and hit a road with some good turns.

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My friends and I have been using GoPros as well. The kinds of shots you can get with that little camera are pretty amazing.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-08-2012, 02:47 PM
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I have a Contour that I've been playing with for a while. Over the weekend I tried it out on the crash bars and it's not bad but the mount I used was not the most stable so there was some vibration. I want to get a second camera and mount it over the rear fender to get footage of the people behind me as well as the road in front.

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