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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-13-2004, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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Video Cameras

I have a DV camcorder and was wondering if any of you have tried to get any on-bike video. I tryed the stem stand, it comes out of your triple tree and when i get up in the rpm's it pixelates my video and stops recording. I ride an rc51 so the twin makes a little more vibration but not a whole lot. I would really like to get some video from barber this march, does anyone have anything that they have made work???? Any advise would be appreciated.
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PM JimGoFast... he has experience with onboard video.

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I think a different mount like this would be better. http://www.sportbikecam.com/

It mounts to the tank instead of the triple tree or forks. I think you would get much more vibration/shaking through the forks or triple, than on the tank. The triple is connected to the forks, and the forks directly absorb all the bumps in the road. The tank is away from all that direct vibration/shaking, thus should give you a better, steadier picture.

I have no experience with either, but I am considering some kind of video/recording system also.

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I think a different mount like this would be better. http://www.sportbikecam.com/

It mounts to the tank instead of the triple tree or forks. I think you would get much more vibration/shaking through the forks or triple, than on the tank. The triple is connected to the forks, and the forks directly absorb all the bumps in the road. The tank is away from all that direct vibration/shaking, thus should give you a better, steadier picture.

I have no experience with either, but I am considering some kind of video/recording system also.

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This is the kind I have, but have not used it yet. It looks like a nice piece. Well know in the spring.

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those sportbikecam.com mounts go on ebay often new (I think the mfg sells them there as well) I picked up a new tank one a few months ago new in the box for $75 for my gsxr, I think they are $99 otherwise.. I haven't used mine yet either...

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the best thing is to use a Lipstick Camera. You can mount it anywhere on the bike. Even on your helmet. It connects to your cam corder provided your camera has input jacks. There even is a portable MP4 player that you can use instead of a camcorder. I think that is better to handle the vibration. I just put my camcorder pointing thru the front of the fairing. Works ok and even works in an ontrack oops.

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the sport bike cam mount is the best way to go if you want to record via your video camera only, less vibration on the tank, heck duct taping the camera to your tank is better then the fairing stay mounts. that being said I use the www.helmetcam.com lipstick camera and remote mount my video camera. I have the 480 line res unit and use a digital cam(only way)to capture it. The quality is unequal to. check out my web site for some samples!

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Yeah, bullet cameras would be the way to go, but my older Sony camcorder doesn't have any video input jacks. I'd have to buy the bullet camera AND another camcorder. Too much money.

I'm trying to find a digital recorder that is small and records on a hard drive or memory card instead of tape. I would then hook the bullet camera up to that.

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With the bullet camera where do you stash your camcorder, i saw on the helmetcam.com site they have a fanny pack. Does it get in your way at all?
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With the bullet camera where do you stash your camcorder, i saw on the helmetcam.com site they have a fanny pack. Does it get in your way at all?

I have race plastics on all my bikes so i store my video camera in the area where the headlight would go on my gsxr when i had it. On my zx9r the video camera is secured in the tail, easy access to both. If its casual street riding the fanny pack is ok, but if you are going to ride on the track, find a place some where on the bike to mount it. I would not want to crash wearing a camera ouch!!

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You could probably stash it in a bag on the back seat, or buy a small one and put it under your seat cowl.

That's why if you could find a small, thin, VCR or DVR, you could mount it anywhere.

I found this cool, tiny, digital camcorder from Panasonic that uses memeory cards to record on, but I don't think it has any video in ports. It is small enough to mount somewhere on the front fairing, so you probably wouldn't need a bullet camera with it. It's priced pretty well too. I just wonder how it would hold up after time and what quality of video would it be.

Check it out.


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I can't find any of those sportbikecam mounts on Ebay

I'd like to bring out the camera this year as well.
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I can't find any of those sportbikecam mounts on Ebay

I'd like to bring out the camera this year as well.
hey kruz you can give me a big kiss later. here you go.

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Thanks, Ohfugit. I put in a bid for the Kawi mount.

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