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Offline Eltar

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Options for camera placement
on: July 02, 2013, 10:06:32 PM
So I just bought a Drift HD camera for use on my CT. I am quite lacking in knowledge when it comes to cameras. I know some people put it on their helmets, some to the side of their bike.

I want to achieve the best view for the road ahead, so I can deduce (is that the right word??) whether I am riding properly or I could do better. What sort of placement would give the best results? I am in need of advice, this friday I will be doing a 3 days trip. So the faster you help me out, the better.

Thank you all in advance.
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Re: Options for camera placement
Reply #1 on: July 03, 2013, 06:12:14 AM
From checking out the web sources, I think the two commonly used options are a chest-shoulder mount vs placing it on top of the helmet. Can anyone think of another spot that is actually on the motorcycle and can hold the cam with suction cups and what not?

The aim is to view the road in a way that is close to how I actually ride. With as little of the bike as possible.
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Re: Options for camera placement
Reply #2 on: July 03, 2013, 09:52:51 AM
I think that the two options you gave, are the only vibrationsfree to put the camera. At least that's my opinion.

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Re: Options for camera placement
Reply #3 on: July 03, 2013, 10:29:44 AM
i use a ram mount device mounted on my givi crash bars, will upload something ASAP, hardly any vibrations...
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Re: Options for camera placement
Reply #4 on: July 03, 2013, 11:29:22 AM
Thanks for the answers. While I guess the helmet option is by far the easiest and totally vibration free,  I want to refrain from putting it on my helmet (psychological issue) if possible. Today I checked a mount that fits those Givi crashbars myself. Tomorrow I will buy them (20 Euros) and give it a try.

I will be checking for the upload, thanks.
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Re: Options for camera placement
Reply #5 on: July 03, 2013, 02:24:11 PM
View from Crashbars:
View from helmet:
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Re: Options for camera placement
Reply #6 on: July 03, 2013, 02:44:07 PM
Watching both, thanks a lot
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Re: Options for camera placement
Reply #7 on: July 03, 2013, 02:55:13 PM
I think the bar mount vibrates a slight bit more, but the view it gives is better to my liking. I will try to get it done tmorrow. If it for some reason doesn't work out, I am pleased with the helmet top view as well.

Thanks for your time guys.
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