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    Gopro Mounts
    on: Aug 16, 2021, 04.10 pm
    Aug 16, 2021, 04.10 pm
    I have a gopro what is the best place to mount the camera.  I did recently get a handlebar mount but unfortunately the vibration off the handlebar snapped the mount while riding.  What a catch i caught it left handed.  Where has everybody else mounted this type of camera.  I dont have the engine bars.  Can anyone recommend an ideal mounting position or  best way to mount the camera.

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    Re: Gopro Mounts
    Reply #1 on: Aug 16, 2021, 05.39 pm
    Aug 16, 2021, 05.39 pm
    I've tried quit some "mounting points" an action cams. All have their pro's and con's.
    Depending on the exact brand/type and purpose/goal of your recording you can pick an mounting solution.
    I really do not think that there is one ideal position.

    A "sticky mount" on the front of your windshield can do the job:



    I also used various ram mount mounts on the handle bar like this one:



    A few weeks ago I tried an sticky mount on the top case:








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    Re: Gopro Mounts
    Reply #2 on: Aug 16, 2021, 08.34 pm
    Aug 16, 2021, 08.34 pm
    I have now tried a sticky pad on the windshield lets see what happens, many thanks for the reply

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    Re: Gopro Mounts
    Reply #3 on: Aug 16, 2021, 10.39 pm
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    Okay, make sure to wait about 12-24 hours to attach a camera to the sticky mount to be sure.

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    Re: Gopro Mounts
    Reply #4 on: Aug 17, 2021, 06.34 am
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    i stuck one on my last bike and then rigged a lanyard as well "just in case" It was brilliant and so i later took off the string.
    But I found any video really boring unles you are a proper photog - thats why they get paid a lot! Why do we all assume that once we have a camera we can be good at it? You need multiple views!

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    Re: Gopro Mounts
    Reply #5 on: Aug 17, 2021, 11.33 am
    Aug 17, 2021, 11.33 am
    True. It's not so easy to create footage that is exciting/fun for everyone.
    But that is not always the purpose/goal.

    Offcourse you can edit in some "b-roll" of another angle (and time) but I like to "respect the timeline"  :169:

    If/when the resolution of 360 degrees action cams becomes higher and (more) affortable that could be a way to capture more angles. Editing takes some time though.


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    Re: Gopro Mounts
    Reply #6 on: Aug 17, 2021, 11.46 am
    Aug 17, 2021, 11.46 am
    For my Contour camera I put one of these, with a slightly smaller pad, on the front of my BIRD.
    Rock steady and not far off the riders view point.
    (If they are not close to the riders view point I can't watch bike videos.)
    I've bought a second pad to go on the front of the Tourer.

    Is there nothing like this for the GoPro?

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/164701392836?hash=item2658f7cfc4:g:Qa0AAOSwIStgJ0az

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    Re: Gopro Mounts
    Reply #7 on: Aug 17, 2021, 03.47 pm
    Aug 17, 2021, 03.47 pm
    Hi
    I have tried the normal go pro flat mount but have also found the surfboard mount if all else fails i think its going to be suck it and see which is the best option.  Thanks for your reply

     



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