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Anyone know what this camera setup might be?

I like how you can see everything, hand motions and everything...

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Just any camera that can take an Ultra-wide angle lens.

It does look *really* good though, doesn't it?

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Just any camera that can take an Ultra-wide angle lens.

It does look *really* good though, doesn't it?
I also like the limited air noise and that you can really hear what he is saying until he does his 160 down the straight...

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I also like the limited air noise and that you can really hear what he is saying until he does his 160 down the straight...
That can just be a good helmet mike with wind-blocker. But now you got me wondering what all that gear looks like. I've seen very few videos that were that sharp, especially at that wide angle.

You gonna buy one, Paul?

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I also like the limited air noise and that you can really hear what he is saying until he does his 160 down the straight...
Sounds like the mic is in his helmet.

Pretty cool to see the hands, but I like better when a cam is following someone, gives you more of a track feel.
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That can just be a good helmet mike with wind-blocker. But now you got me wondering what all that gear looks like. I've seen very few videos that were that sharp, especially at that wide angle.

You gonna buy one, Paul?
I've been looking for a bike cam setup for almost a year now. That one looks REALLY good though. I am goign to tap a pro video guy and see what he thinks is being used.

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Sounds like the mic is in his helmet.

Pretty cool to see the hands, but I like better when a cam is following someone, gives you more of a track feel.
I agree. It's really hard to get a feel for the motions when he is the only one on the track, but the overall quality of this video is amazing. I am guessing it's very small since he is leaned far into that straight and he still isn't bumping the camera. It's mounted aft of the refill hole as well...

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So, it looks like any normal set-up that is mounted on the gas tank cap mounts. Where as the normal set-up is to mount the camera in front of the gas cap, this one was mounted in reverse, behind the gas cap mount.

While it makes for a nice image, it would be near impossible to ride fast with the camera in that position. It isn't possible to get in the tuck position on the straight with the camera in the forward position, this would be FAR worse. Any camera with image stabilization looks that good.

I have shot literally hundreds of people with a http://www.sportbikecam.com mount and an IS DV Cam. Always looks that clear and rock solid. BTW - One of the keys is to make sure that it is a new windshield.

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So this is simply a regular video camera set to wide angle somehow?

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So, it looks like any normal set-up that is mounted on the gas tank cap mounts. Where as the normal set-up is to mount the camera in front of the gas cap, this one was mounted in reverse, behind the gas cap mount.

While it makes for a nice image, it would be near impossible to ride fast with the camera in that position. It isn't possible to get in the tuck position on the straight with the camera in the forward position, this would be FAR worse. Any camera with image stabilization looks that good.

I have shot literally hundreds of people with a http://www.sportbikecam.com mount and an IS DV Cam. Always looks that clear and rock solid. BTW - One of the keys is to make sure that it is a new windshield.
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That's exactly what I was going to say and then some!
I have a Bullfrog mount.. I think that would work well for that purpose as you could reverse the mounts around easily (ram mount so just spin the balls)

Personally although I have that rig.. I want to mount bullet cams on the bike and just have them write to an SD card in a neuros or something.. Maybe 1 bullet by the front wheel, one by the rear.. and .. helmet?
I know I dont need 3 camera watching my slow ass around the track.. but with this you could see the fast guys come up on me, break even, and pass me

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The old belly button cam, works every time.
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