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Offline MotoGpNick

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Experiience with Bullit type Helmet cameras?
« on: March 09, 2015, 02:16:18 PM »
Does any one have experience with using a bullit type helmet camera? I am not worried about wind noise on the microphone etc - more interested about how it affected the overall windnoise or if it induced buffeting, shaking etc?

I am torn between using a helmet cam or a bike cam - is a loop type camera better? I will only using it as a safety / insurance recording device.

Or do you think a fixed camera is better all round?

Any sensible help would be appreciated  :028:
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Re: Experiience with Bullit type Helmet cameras?
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2015, 03:10:50 PM »
Glad you asked this Nick, I've been looking at the same thing, for the same reasons.

What I have found is the looping isn't very clear on most of the information I've looked at. Most just state 1hr, 2hr, 1.5Mb per hour etc for recording , none specify (that I've read so far) any loop facility.

There is a product out there specifically for motorcycles, that records front & rear on a loop, but it's prohibitively expensive.

http://www.46kam.com/#setup_guide

There are some very good systems for cars from Snooper ( http://www.amazon.co.uk/Snooper-DVR-2HD-Vehicle-Drive-Recorder/dp/B00GLOT0RI/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1425914089&sr=8-5&keywords=snooper+dvr-3hd ) with in built GPS, I'd like to see something like this in a weatherproof case for the bike.

I though about a Roadhawk, but like you I have been worried about wind noise, looping and effective usefulness in an incident.

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Re: Experiience with Bullit type Helmet cameras?
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2015, 03:55:53 PM »
Nick,
After looking at a couple of threads related to camera's recording potential accidents it thought i would mount one. It will be also used for taking pics on and recording when touring. Unless touring abroad most of my rides out consist of shortish runs of a few hours so decided to mount a Garmin Virb to my bike onto the engine bars but under the beak so not too in your face. I can be activated to take pics or video from my Zumo mounted in the cockpit. I decided against the helmet mounted camera as i think i would simply knock it off, noise and movement. These are just my thoughts.
Hope this helps Buddy       

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Re: Experiience with Bullit type Helmet cameras?
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2015, 04:56:51 PM »
I ride with a helmet camera all the time. Have had Contour, Drift and am now using another Contour.  I haven't noticed any additional wind noise or buffeting as a result of them being fitted.  Occasionally use a mount on the offside front brake fluid reservoir. Prefer the view from the helmet mounts.
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Re: Experiience with Bullit type Helmet cameras?
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2015, 06:49:00 PM »
Thanks for the feedback guys  :305:
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Re: Experiience with Bullit type Helmet cameras?
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2015, 06:58:37 PM »
*Originally Posted by Gas_Up_Lets_Go [+]
Glad you asked this Nick, I've been looking at the same thing, for the same reasons.

What I have found is the looping isn't very clear on most of the information I've looked at. Most just state 1hr, 2hr, 1.5Mb per hour etc for recording , none specify (that I've read so far) any loop facility.

There is a product out there specifically for motorcycles, that records front & rear on a loop, but it's prohibitively expensive.

http://www.46kam.com/#setup_guide

There are some very good systems for cars from Snooper ( http://www.amazon.co.uk/Snooper-DVR-2HD-Vehicle-Drive-Recorder/dp/B00GLOT0RI/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1425914089&sr=8-5&keywords=snooper+dvr-3hd ) with in built GPS, I'd like to see something like this in a weatherproof case for the bike.

I though about a Roadhawk, but like you I have been worried about wind noise, looping and effective usefulness in an incident.

Contour+2 is pretty close to the spec you are looking at I reckon.
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Re: Experiience with Bullit type Helmet cameras?
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2015, 09:17:00 PM »
I use a Drift ghost with remote and have several stick on mounts that a I can use (rotatable lens)

top of helmet

rearward facing on top of rear light

RHS on plastic DCT case

and a mount similar to this which can strap in various places http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-1-4-Motor-Bike-Bicycle-Video-Tripod-Mount-Holder-for-Camera-DC-Mini-DV-Red-/251766721834?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item3a9e774d2a
« Last Edit: March 10, 2015, 06:13:05 PM by scotsy »

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Re: Experiience with Bullit type Helmet cameras?
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2015, 08:22:52 AM »
I have a Drift Ghost S which you can use in a looping, you have to put it on continues power then, not sure.

I put it on the side of my helmet and backwards above the rear light.

Looking for good place in front, on my crashbars (from Hepco&Becker) I get a wobbling in my image. Not in the two other places. Comes from vibrations of the engine I reckon. Was a good spot though for the image but it's not good with the wobbling.