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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby find_bruce » Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:10 pm

I have a front mounted gopro & am considering a rear mounted camera. When I was in jaycar today and noticed they have a HD Sports Camera with Waterproof Case for $99
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Searched these forums and couldn't find any reference to it. Has anyone used one ?
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Aushiker » Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:29 pm

find_bruce wrote:I have a front mounted gopro & am considering a rear mounted camera. When I was in jaycar today and noticed they have a HD Sports Camera with Waterproof Case for $99


Not used one, but two things put me off it:

720P: 1280 x 720 at 30fps and no mention of H264,

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby ozzymac » Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:09 am

Hi,
Anyone had a gopro mount break?

The small mount used to attach the cam to the handlebar sheared off this morning, it was just lucky that I saw it start to wobble and I grabbed it before it fell off.
Thinking might need to use some Velcro or something in case it happens again.
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Lukeyboy » Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:21 am

Like this?
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Or the bit of plastic around the silver lock cap?
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby ozzymac » Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:40 am

Lukeyboy wrote:Like this?
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Or the bit of plastic around the silver lock cap?



That looks to be the same part that broke on mine.

Any ideas on how to make sure the camera doesn't hit the deck if it happens again?

What intrigues me with all the mount bits is the fact that all the connecting surfaces are smooth, so to get the joins to stop moving they need to be done up fairly tight. Not sure if over tightening would cause them to break.
But I would of thought that the joins would of had a ratchet surface on them so you would only need to finger tighten to have no movement.

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby ozzymac » Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:44 am

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Here is the bit that broke.


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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Lukeyboy » Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:54 am

Just use some fishing line attached from the handlebar to the bit of metal on the back door. Just a small bit so if it falls off it doesn't fly into the wheel.

I think its just down to poor design as it is quite common with this particular type of mount compared to its brother the rollage mount. The prolonged vibrations and possible overtightening just cause it to fracture at the thinnest part which is usually at the base.
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby ozzymac » Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:03 pm

Does anyone make any better quality mounts.
A bit annoying you pay $400 for a camera and you could loose it because of a 20c piece of plastic.

Can you use the roll cage mount on the handlebars? If its made any better:x

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Baalzamon » Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:10 pm

ozzymac wrote:Does anyone make any better quality mounts.
A bit annoying you pay $400 for a camera and you could loose it because of a 20c piece of plastic.

Can you use the roll cage mount on the handlebars? If its made any better:x

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K-Edge mounts

The gopro mounts aren't too crash hot, I've got a lil lanyard for mine as a rescue strap.
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Lukeyboy » Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:25 pm

You could also put some rubber between the mount and the handlebar to reduce the vibration going through the mount.

Depends on the size of your handlebars and stem. The rollbar mount can attach to the stem and give a very different perspective of your ride. Only problem is that your GPS may not fit on the stem anymore or there could be recording issuse as the camera would block the GPS.
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k-Edge also makes a series of GoPro mounts with the saddel rail mount and the handlebar mount being the most popular. They are stronger than the gopro mounts, aren't made from plastic and offer a lifetime warranty. Pricing is about $30-60 each but the availability of getting them is the issue as not many places tend to sell them. For example a few shops in Brisbane sell the garmin mounts/chain catches but not the gopro mounts. If you live in Sydney your in luck as a few shops sell the mounts. Cell Bikes being one of them - http://www.cellbikes.com.au/brand?id=276&name=K-EDGE
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby ozzymac » Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:05 pm

Thanks for the info.

If there are so many people having mounts break you would think gopro would have to do something about it.

The kedge mounts look interesting.

Just have to find someone that sells them.

The cell link said no longer available.


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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Lukeyboy » Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:20 pm

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby ozzymac » Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:54 pm

Gee, they are pretty hard to find.
Cell have the one that sticks out from the bars, wiggle won't have any until end of January, Amazon won't ship it here. And pushys have them with $10 postage for normal mail.

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby il padrone » Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:34 pm

A bit of back-story to GoPro in todays Age.
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Baalzamon » Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:20 pm

Gopro being tortured in liquid nitrogen
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUIvUGbFMUw&list=UUOmcA3f_RrH6b9NmcNa4tdg&index=6[/youtube]
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby kirky92au » Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:27 pm

I just got a "808 #20 HD 720P Mini Car Key Chain Micro Camera", off Ebay for ~$40 from BestDVR.

I've added a piece of string to rear of the key chain and tied it off on my helmet if/when the rubber band fails.
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Here a video from my ride this morning, the camera does 1280*720, but this is only 480. The quality of the video a a reasonably a bit better than what you seen in the video.
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Boognoss » Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:54 pm

ozzymac wrote:Image
Here is the bit that broke.


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+1. Exactly the same thing happened to me this morning and I've only had the GoPro since Dec 20th or so. I had just decided to mount above the bar today and saw it vibrating as I rode. Grabbed the camera and the mount finished breaking with no resistance. Lucky.

K-Edge sounds good to me now.
n = 3 for now

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Rhubarb » Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:22 pm

kirky92au wrote:Here a video from my ride this morning, the camera does 1280*720, but this is only 480. The quality of the video a a reasonably a bit better than what you seen in the video.


Please report this. That was a very dangerous piece of driving for no gain. It just smacks of disregard for your life. You must report this please.
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Mugglechops » Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:05 pm

I haven't had an issue with the handlebar mount.

My Go Pro was on it for about 10hrs last week with the extra battery pack.

http://youtu.be/JYlxBJQoOuc

I did have the same issue as a few months back where it just starts up and wont go any further than the little pic of the camera.

I have to remove the battery to turn it off.
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby ozzymac » Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:36 pm

Mugglechops wrote:I haven't had an issue with the handlebar mount.

My Go Pro was on it for about 10hrs last week with the extra battery pack.

http://youtu.be/JYlxBJQoOuc

I did have the same issue as a few months back where it just starts up and wont go any further than the little pic of the camera.

I have to remove the battery to turn it off.


If you are using the same bits as what broke with us, I wouldn't trust them. I put a small lanyard off a usb drive on mine until the k-edge mount arrives that I ordered the other day.

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby ozzymac » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:04 pm

Hi,

Just wondering if anyone has noticed any sort of interference between there gopro and garmin gps?

Mine is the garmin 750 and since I put the gopro near it, it seems to be giving false speed readings, and when you stop it sits there auto resuming and stopping.
Just waiting for the new GoPro mount to get here and I will try it on the opposite side to see if it makes any difference.

And i dont have wifi turned on in the gopro as that was the first thing I thought of.


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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby outnabike » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:38 pm

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Baalzamon » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:43 pm

ozzymac wrote:Hi,

Just wondering if anyone has noticed any sort of interference between there gopro and garmin gps?

Mine is the garmin 750 and since I put the gopro near it, it seems to be giving false speed readings, and when you stop it sits there auto resuming and stopping.
Just waiting for the new GoPro mount to get here and I will try it on the opposite side to see if it makes any difference.

And i dont have wifi turned on in the gopro as that was the first thing I thought of.


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Not for me. I have my Garmin 705 on stem and my gopro with wifi back is 10cm away from it on my handlebars.
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Lukeyboy » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:42 pm

ozzymac wrote:Hi,

Just wondering if anyone has noticed any sort of interference between there gopro and garmin gps?

Mine is the garmin 750 and since I put the gopro near it, it seems to be giving false speed readings, and when you stop it sits there auto resuming and stopping.
Just waiting for the new GoPro mount to get here and I will try it on the opposite side to see if it makes any difference.

And i dont have wifi turned on in the gopro as that was the first thing I thought of.


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Yes and no. The GPS needs to see the sky. If I have the GoPro on the rollbar mount on the stem and the garmin is also mounted on the stem the garmin goes a bit skitzo. For the 200 and 800 models. Just make sure there is some room around the top of the GPS.
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby scirocco » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:05 pm

ozzymac wrote:Hi, Just wondering if anyone has noticed any sort of interference between there gopro and garmin gps?

Mine is the garmin 750 and since I put the gopro near it, it seems to be giving false speed readings, and when you stop it sits there auto resuming and stopping.
Just waiting for the new GoPro mount to get here and I will try it on the opposite side to see if it makes any difference.


I have a Contour camera and a Sigma computer which acts a bit strange sometimes when the camera is near it. So I would not be surprised to hear that the gopro does the same.

Novelty has worn off the camera and I hardly ever use it so the problem has gone away for me. :)
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