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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby PA » Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:53 pm

I have been trying out a new rear facing camera mount.

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Crawf » Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:40 pm

PA wrote:I have been trying out a new rear facing camera mount.

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby elStado » Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:10 am

elStado wrote:Played around with a bunch of mounting options today with my GoPro 2. This way is good as it is out of the way and gives a pretty cool perspective. It has around 4mm clearance from the tyre, so should be ok. I'll use it carefully for the first day though and make sure that it isn't coming loose as it could be dangerous if it falls into the tyre. I used the bike handlebar mount with a rolled up 35cm section of inner tube to allow it to fasten in place and reduce vibrations. Looks cool eh?

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I took this for a 30km test ride yesterday and it worked surprisingly well. I had to re-adjust and tighten the cam mount as it was pointing up slightly towards the sky after the first section of cobblestone path, but other than that it was pretty good. Interesting POV too as it is mounted right up the front of the bike and shows a wide view. Had some fairly bumpy sections of path and the main mount didn't budge at all. The rubber from the inner-tube also seemed to soak up some of the smaller vibrations. German bike paths might be plentiful, but some of them have downright awful surface quality and really narrow sections.

I'll try to upload a vid later on when I have a better internet connection. I'm still looking for a chest mount which has proven quite difficult. I've been to around 5 different stores that sell GoPro gear and none of them had the chest mount in stock.
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby RonK » Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:41 am

Baalzamon wrote:
Mugglechops wrote:
RonK wrote:Has anyone spotted a good price for the wifi bacpac and remote kit? The local price is ridiculous, and most sellers don't have stock anyway.


Daves Motors has it for $101.95 US delivered so under $100 Aus if you use hbf in the coupon code.

About $40 cheaper than egay. Saw one on there for $743 too :shock:


So your using Standard Intl shipping, ewww 2-3 weeks yuck, start doing a group order and Express is same price as Standard :wink:

At the price Mugglechops posted (thanks Mugglechops for the discount code too) wifi bacpac and remote kit was dispatched overnight by USPS First Class International for only $7 US.

It has become pretty much accepted that shipping costs from the US are high, but this goes to show that most US sites way overcharge for shipping. Rip off.

So a big thanks to Dave's Motors for getting it right.
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Marto » Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:49 am

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Ozkaban » Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:05 am

Don't know if this is of any use to people here, but IIBuy is having a sale on Sandisk Extreme Class 10 32GB SD card for $29.95 only from 1pm-2pm today. Better price than I've seen for that brand anywhere.

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Baalzamon » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:56 am

RonK wrote:At the price Mugglechops posted (thanks Mugglechops for the discount code too) wifi bacpac and remote kit was dispatched overnight by USPS First Class International for only $7 US.

It has become pretty much accepted that shipping costs from the US are high, but this goes to show that most US sites way overcharge for shipping. Rip off.

So a big thanks to Dave's Motors for getting it right.


So a group buy I was arranging I ditched it due to $9 per person for 5 of us compared to $7 standard posted and extra posting from here.... Mine order has been fulfilled, now to see how long it takes to get to WA
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby AUbicycles » Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:35 pm

Ditto - Ordered last night, spotted I could do with some replacement lenses as a backup after I ordered but emailed and they were able to add this to the order.... dispatched and lets see how it goes. Thanks for sharing the discount code.

Only thing to remember, wipe the memory. Not long into my early morning ride - after setting up everything on a new K-edge, it stopped blinking - Memory Card Full.
Guess I will have to go for another ride to see if the K-edge helps with video quality.
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby KonaCommuter » Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:52 pm

My Contour HD has decided to stop working.

It stopped whilst mounted on the dash of my car so it wasn't like it was being bounced around or in an accident.

I'm not confident that it'll be fixed under warranty as I bought it from the US using a drop ship (?) to bypass Amazon's "Won't sell this to Australia" policy. Or if it is going to be fixed under warranty, that the process will take considerable time.


Riding today without my camera I felt a tad uneasy :(
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby KonaCommuter » Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:23 pm

Speaking about Contour Camera's $200 and free delivery from Torpedo 7 http://www.torpedo7.com.au/products/VHC ... deo-camera
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby wurtulla wabbit » Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:03 pm

KonaCommuter wrote:My Contour HD has decided to stop working.

It stopped whilst mounted on the dash of my car so it wasn't like it was being bounced around or in an accident.

I'm not confident that it'll be fixed under warranty as I bought it from the US using a drop ship (?) to bypass Amazon's "Won't sell this to Australia" policy. Or if it is going to be fixed under warranty, that the process will take considerable time.


Riding today without my camera I felt a tad uneasy :(


What did you pay for it ? You can buy them easily in Oz.
Also, contour are easy to deal with, tell them about it and see what they say.
Mine had poor sound as it wouldn't update firmware no matter what, they sent me a new one, arrived in a week from US .
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby miyata84 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:08 pm

I have just bought a Go Pro camera and Kedge mount. The mount is time consuming to transfer between bikes. Has any one tried the Go pro wrist mount?Says it's good for climbing and bushwalking but I was wondering how it would go for cycling with the angle rotation. Must admit feel a bit safer with the camera...and magic shine lights...
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby wurtulla wabbit » Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:30 am

What is a kedge ?
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby elStado » Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:05 am

wurtulla wabbit wrote:What is a kedge ?


An after-market brand of mounts for the GoPro cams.
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Lukeyboy » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:49 am

A typical K-Edge mount.
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They aren't made from plastic which GoPro mounts are. GoPros are known for fracturing/braking mounts which I can testify too.

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby wurtulla wabbit » Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:27 pm

Look good kit.
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Ozkaban » Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:32 pm

Lukeyboy wrote:They aren't made from plastic which GoPro mounts are. GoPros are known for fracturing/braking mounts which I can testify too.

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It only broke as the memory card was full. The extra weight would have pushed it over the edge. Maybe use a smaller memory card in future so it doesn't get so heavy?





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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Lukeyboy » Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:14 pm

The whopping 16gb must have tipped it over the edge :lol:

It broke about 1-2 minutes after it ran out. I was more angry about that then the fact that the camera fell off, opened up and scattered across the intersection haha.
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Sven Nijs » Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:02 pm

Lukeyboy wrote:A typical K-Edge mount.
They aren't made from plastic which GoPro mounts are. GoPros are known for fracturing/braking mounts which I can testify too.

Maybe it's stating the obvious but isn't the transparent box holding the GoPro made of equally breakable plastic?
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Lukeyboy » Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:38 am

You'd think so but not so much. They are stronger than the plastic mounts but they are designed for protecting the camera from drops/impacts by bouncing or skimming along the surface rather than supporting them. Given the right forces it'll break but they are still pretty strong. When the gopro went flying in the pic I was doing about 35kph. It was unfortunate that it landed on a broken road reflector which pulled back the latch on top which opened the case and sent the actual camera/battery pack sliding across the road but it was only cosmetic damage (none of the glass/lens touched the road surface). Being a photographer I've had the GoPro in some not so smart locations and broken/damaged a range of accessories. The worst incident that's happened since then was with the same GoPro on a mount that fell off a forklift only to go under the rear wheel and get ejected bouncing along the cement ground coming to a stop about 20m away. Only thing it broke was the suction cup mount into three main sections, rubber tire marks on the bottom of the case/lens bubble, shered off the plastic mounts on the bottom, a 5cm crack from where the mount sheered off and alot of scratches along the edges of the case where it skimmed and bounced along the cement. The camera was fine and it recorded the whole incident until it was turned off. I still use it today without any problems haha.

Just after it flicked out from underneath the wheel.
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If you've seen the tv show Mythbusters they frequently use the GoPro for remote shots or for when cameras have a high risk at getting damaged.
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Vivifyer » Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:57 am

finally got some extra mounts to use my gopro2 on my bike. Don't think I can be bothered using it every day I commute though...

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby am50em » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:09 am

Vivifyer wrote:finally got some extra mounts to use my gopro2 on my bike. Don't think I can be bothered using it every day I commute though...


Excellent video! Loved watching the hands move on the controls and it looks like a great commute. :mrgreen:
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby GraemeL » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:01 am

Vivifyer wrote:finally got some extra mounts to use my gopro2 on my bike. Don't think I can be bothered using it every day I commute though...



Why don't you want to use it for your commutes? It really doesn't take much to put it on and take it off your bike. If you have it, you might as well use it :)
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby GraemeL » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:07 am

Sven Nijs wrote:
Lukeyboy wrote:A typical K-Edge mount.
They aren't made from plastic which GoPro mounts are. GoPros are known for fracturing/braking mounts which I can testify too.

Maybe it's stating the obvious but isn't the transparent box holding the GoPro made of equally breakable plastic?


The case can take a real beating before it gives way and as far as the mounts go, I don't think they fail easily.

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby AUbicycles » Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:22 am

I was reenforcing my gopro with cable ties, so a more solid mount but I have to cut the cable ties to release the camera. This picture has two, one at the back and front of the mount. For different mount positions a cable tie would go around the whole camera case.

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Now I have a k-edge and have done one ride with it and it looks promising. It was pitch black so have to get in a daylight ride to properly see howmuch rolling shutter there is. The k-edge keeps the camera nicely tucked under the handlebars which I prefer.
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