Mounting Go Pro on your Bike

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Mounting Go Pro on your Bike

Post by kneedeep » Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:52 am

I am going to do some trail rides this weekend and was curious of your best Go pro set up for good videos. I ordered a new camera for this off of ebay during my build. The trails will be dirt packed hills, board walks and dry creek beds. I have the full mounting kit with clamps, straps, bolt on, side,top and bottom mounts.
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Re: Mounting Go Pro on your Bike

Post by dogman dan » Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:16 am

I sort of came to like a frame mount, on the side sort of looking past the fork. It was a cool low pov, and you could watch the fork work on the big bumps.

After that, chest mount is nice. I never thought the vids came out as good with handlebar mount, and really did not like helmet mount pov much, unless the view is a rider ahead of you ripping it.

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Re: Mounting Go Pro on your Bike

Post by Ykick » Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:55 am

Good luck frame mounting. Too much bouncing, vibration and coupled audio when mounted to most places I've tried on a bike. Chesty harness or helmet mount is my preferred method of action cam mounting. The former is the best IMO. You can often see the handlebars from that perspective.
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Re: Mounting Go Pro on your Bike

Post by kneedeep » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:28 pm

I will try the chest and frame mount. Still have not had a chance to hit the trails again.
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Re: Mounting Go Pro on your Bike

Post by dogman dan » Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:46 am

Frame mount close to the pedals as you can get helps with the bounce, vs a handle bar mount on the end of the rocker. Sturdy vibration less mounts are very hard to make.

I did the frame mount by using metal channel , dense foam, and hose clamps, then a pvc pipe mounted crosswise to the channel. That would then accept the standard bar mount.

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Re: Mounting Go Pro on your Bike

Post by kneedeep » Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:12 am

I have a spot where the controller cover mounts should be easy on my bike. Or just a longer bolt in the battery cover.
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Re: Mounting Go Pro on your Bike

Post by kneedeep » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:31 am

Suction cup to frame is what I chose. I have to add tape to steady the camera. I will do a trail video later today.
Just a simple ride to test the camera.

https://youtu.be/mWFTma6BZB4
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Re: Mounting Go Pro on your Bike

Post by Drunkskunk » Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:43 pm

looked good.

Keeping the camera off the frame cuts down on vibration and helps add interest to the video. a static camera viewpoint is rarely as interesting to a viewer as a dynamic one. I've found chest and helmet mounts make for the best camera shots, but I've done shots with the camera in my hand, just to keep it moving.
Static mounts work best if you do short shots from them, just to add new perspective to your video. Use 3 or 4 different mounting positions on the bike, and changing the camera position during the ride. then edit shots from those perspective in to any long stretch of footage, just to keep it from getting boring.
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Re: Mounting Go Pro on your Bike

Post by cal3thousand » Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:52 pm

kneedeep wrote:Suction cup to frame is what I chose. I have to add tape to steady the camera. I will do a trail video later today.
Just a simple ride to test the camera.

https://youtu.be/mWFTma6BZB4

The thing about frame mounted videos is that the sound comes from the frame. You get this weird sense of reality when watching those videos that is difficult to ignore (for me at least). I can only watch about 30 seconds of that type of video before I'm clicking it off.
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Re: Mounting Go Pro on your Bike

Post by Hillhater » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:02 pm

The best videos i have seen were done by "Hyena" a few years back, with the camera mounted on the end of a free rotating arm on the top of his helmet, facing inwards. Constantly changing viewpoint with the rider always in the frame...really different and memorable.
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Re: Mounting Go Pro on your Bike

Post by kneedeep » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:26 pm

Went for a night ride had camera too low during the ride, video not usable will try again tomorrow. The camera was too close I could not see it correctly so I will ad a spacer to hold it out from me so I can be sure of the angle. Posted a short video of the lights and bike at night in the build thread.
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Re: Mounting Go Pro on your Bike

Post by bikehedz » Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:31 pm

A quick comparison, same trail. The frame mount is noisy and unlucky.
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Helmet mount
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHJPp2QM4c4

Frame mount :oops:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvjKb3-Y5UM

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