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Old 01-03-2010, 08:06 AM   #11
RichardU
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Joined: Aug 2004
Location: Marietta, GA
Oddometer: 890
Vibration is the biggest challenge for these cameras. I have experimented with mounting the camera in various locations:
  • Handlebars had so much vibration it was unwatchable.
  • Helmet was better, but still not ideal, plus all the problems of the picture moving every time I check my rear view mirrors, etc.
  • Mounted to my skid plate / frame is mostly stable image, although the front wheel is always in the picture, and there are artifacts.
  • The chest mount is the most stable image, but the mirrors get in the picture. Wouldn't work on a bike with windscreen.
I have also tried various foams. The camera doesn't weigh enough to compress neoprene. Softer foams can actually increase vibration.

There is a difference between vibration and shock. My GPS is mounted on a Touratech mount with rubber boots to reduce shock. But it still vibrates a lot.

There is a reason why most mid to high-end videocameras have image stabilization. And there is also a reason why professional vehicle-based cameras are stabilized with gyroscopes.

The other solution for video is to fix it in post. A variety of editing programs will apply image stabilization after the fact.

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