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GoPro mounting positions

Hey guys,

To those of you that have a GoPro - I've just bought myself a used HD Hero 2 - been wanting one for ages! Planning on using it when I go to the Isle of Man TT in the next couple of weeks

I was just wondering if you had any tried and tested mounting positions? I've got it mounted on the side of my helmet atm using one of the curved mounts, I like the position and it seems to get quite good footage.

I'm thinking of filming me 'conquering' the mountain from a mixture of positions -

Suction cup on tank behind or in front of filler cap
Flat adhesive mount on the swingarm
Helmet mount - right side

What do you think - any others you can suggest or that work particularly well on the blade?

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Hey guys,

To those of you that have a GoPro - I've just bought myself a used HD Hero 2 - been wanting one for ages! Planning on using it when I go to the Isle of Man TT in the next couple of weeks

I was just wondering if you had any tried and tested mounting positions? I've got it mounted on the side of my helmet atm using one of the curved mounts, I like the position and it seems to get quite good footage.

I'm thinking of filming me 'conquering' the mountain from a mixture of positions -

Suction cup on tank behind or in front of filler cap
Flat adhesive mount on the swingarm
Helmet mount - right side

What do you think - any others you can suggest or that work particularly well on the blade?

Cheers

Alex

My preference is always to have the instruments and steering in the shot so you can learn something from the video afterwards. A very big advantage to having the camera fixed to the bike is that you can more accurately see the road for lines, apexes, braking points and such things so you can compare from lap to lap.
Really not a fan of helmet cam.

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I've just bought a 3 and have used it once so far. I just can't bring myself to trust the sticky pads so have made some mounts out of alloy. Have one bolted to the swinging are bobbin so camera can be mounted looking back or forward so you can see gear changes etc. other is on the tanks filer bolts. Oh and one on the rear just below the number plate. Vid here of that one http://



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My preference is always to have the instruments and steering in the shot so you can learn something from the video afterwards.
It's a favourite position for the fuzz as well

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It's a favourite position for the fuzz as well

If you're referring to speed, you can accurately measure your speed just from the video of the roadside, you don't need a speedo.

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My preference is always to have the instruments and steering in the shot so you can learn something from the video afterwards. A very big advantage to having the camera fixed to the bike is that you can more accurately see the road for lines, apexes, braking points and such things so you can compare from lap to lap.
Really not a fan of helmet cam.
I like having the instruments in view as well. I was able to see how guys were getting a better drive out of the corners based on where my RPMs were. Something you can't really see as well while in the moment. Behind the rider is also pretty good, because you're never as far off the bike as you think (at least in my case).
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Got mine on the right side of my fairing, would post video but i haven't played with editing yet and I don't want to post a whole 30-4- min. clip.

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OK tried out the chain side mount today, I bought a class 10 SD card but cant seem to record at 1080p without it cutting out every 30 seconds.. Can only run at 720p.. Looks like I need a better quality SD..




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Re: GoPro mounting positions

was a very nervous first ride out, but I use the GoPro suction mount, works really well and when I was on the track day stayed on above 140mph, once you trust it you can relax into riding again!



only have the video of my crashing uploaded... thats in another thread! I tend to use the sticky pads on my enduro helmet, works really well on the helmet for the enduro stuff

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I bought a class 10 SD card but cant seem to record at 1080p without it cutting out every 30 seconds
what size SD card are you using? my 1080p videos are over 6Gb for about 10mins or less of film, I havnt had any recordings cut out yet recording at 1080p,
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Re: GoPro mounting positions

How the video comes out, I like the angle personally but would like to have an attachment on the swinging arm,

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the card is 64 gig but is a cheapy, class 10 my arse... Going to buy a Sandisk one at the weekend.

nasty crash but at least the GoPro avoided damage!! How bad is the bike?



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ah, yea I brought a sandisk for mine, 64Gb

even took it to a 80s festival at the weekend and the evening videos came out really well very impressed with the hero3

bikes getting there now, have to say inspired buy your thread Lambchops to do more work on the bike to get it looking nice and clean again but not getting far with work and money! mainly wrecked my fairing, but taking the bike apart has highlighted corroded rear set bolts and other old age problems,

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If you're referring to speed, you can accurately measure your speed just from the video of the roadside, you don't need a speedo.
Easy to fight in court though "wide angle lens makes it look faster than it is" etc. Speedos are more taken for "fact".

Just look at some of the police videos shown on TV. The clocks in the bottom show they're doing 100mph on the motorways, but looking at the lines on the road (and other indicators) they're probably only doing 70....

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