AUbicycles wrote:For the sony, the handlebar mount with inserts worked fantastically on the MTB and it didn't twist or turn.
Hi Christopher, I am using the Sony handlebar mount and I don't think the insert for a road handlebar gripped very well - at least it doesn't on my handlebar. Even after tightening it is prone to some movement if I apply a bit of force to it. The problem is I don't want to excessively tighten the mount as it may damage the carbon fibre.
I discovered the mount can move because I took the bike down Roseville bridge (max speed 78.8 km/h) and the mount moved as the bike rattled over an expansion joint at high speed.
Anyway, it's quite easy to construct a rigid mount as per Nate's instructions - another good option is to cannibalise the mount for a front light and adapt it to be a camera mount - google to find some good examples.
When I was using the Sony Bloggie as a camera, I found the best solution is just to strap the camera directly onto the stem and use Sorbothane (it's a material used to dampen vibration - quite expensive, but I bought a sheet years ago to mod my turntable and I have spare). I don't see any easy way of doing this on the Action Cam, but perhaps a better MacGyver than me can think of something creative. Unfortunately I had to retire the Sony Bloggie as it was never designed to be used as a bike camera - the vibration eventually caused the battery holder to become loose, and the camera would randomly turn itself off during a ride.
In terms of mounting the camera on top of the helmet, the supplied mount pads on the Actiom Cam should allow someone to do it. I considered it, but didn't as I was not convinced the glue on the mount pad was strong enough, and I don't want to damage my helmet. Also, the camera mounted on top of the helmet would have looked really dorky.