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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-27-2009, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
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Helmet-cam / bike-cam suggestions?

Always wanted a good bike-cam, but never came across any that looked worthwhile. The video quality has been improving a lot and the recording media are more vibe-proof. (My dvd cam wouldn't like rough roads) The audio quality still leaves something to be desired, imo. I understand that 100mph+ winds tend to bewilder most mics, but somebody must have figured it out.

Anybody have experience with a good system? Either as an add-on to a camcorder or a stand-alone system?

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Hey Johnny, I'm currently in the market for the same thing. I've been doing some research and found that the VIO POV 1 is considered to be pretty much the best at the moment for helmet/sport cameras. Apparently it's widely used by a lot of extreme sport guys, racers, etc. Here are some sites with reviews of & vids taken with the device. The 1st link (the in-car shots were with the VIO POV) is what is seriously making me contemplate whether or not to throw down $600 for this thing....

http://7cs.us/7cs/Chris_Eugster_Video.html



http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=93397

http://theviovoice.com/tag/race/

http://rubberneck.mobilerider.com/tv...-c--page-.html

Also, I think VeloceMoto has a thread somewhere explaining the setup he uses in making his videos, but if I remember correctly he had much more expensive equipment and used multiple cameras and connections on the bikes

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depending on your budget. Here s a review of some cams under $200. I sure they are nothing like the one for $600.00 but that's $400.00 for something else.

http://helmetcamreview.wordpress.com/

I'm looking at getting the Tachyon XC Price per quality seem to be fair.
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i bought mine from www.helmetcamera.com. They are located in VA and have great service if you have any quesitons. The only thing you need to do is make sure your camcorder/camera is compatable. I have had mine for 4 years now and it is still going strong. just my $0.02

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Johnny, one nice thing about the mic for this system, is you can place it anywhere you like. I have it mounted to the front fairing support and it really allows you to hear the intake system of the bike, sounds pretty mean!

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I have this one. http://www.epicstealthcam.com/HTML/action_kit.html
It's pretty inexpensive. My family name-draw Christmas gift from my nephew. Sound quality at speed is awful, even though I had it inside the waterproof container to try and mask the wind. Picture quality is fair. I'm still experimenting. I mounted it on my radar detector perch I have attached to original mirror mount on the left handle bar.

I posted a couple of my first video attempts on YouTube and here. http://www.mvagusta.net/forum/showthread.php?t=20677

So if you want to go inexpensive, there's a possibility for you.

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without a doubt after much looking for one the best i found was vholdr

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The 1st link (the in-car shots were with the VIO POV) is what is seriously making me contemplate whether or not to throw down $600 for this thing....

Great video ... that corner dipping into the corkscrew looks pretty c-r-a-z-y .....
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