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Old 05-20-2014, 08:21 PM   #1
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Gopro mount on helmet, where is best

I see some Gopros mounted on top and some on side of helmets why? Is one better than the other for noise reduction or less likely to get wacked? Thanks for your replies in advance.
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Old 05-20-2014, 09:06 PM   #2
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I prefer on top, mainly to keep it from getting mud onit. So what if I look like a teletubby!

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Old 05-20-2014, 09:34 PM   #3
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I don't like the helmet in the video. Hard not to get the helmet with side mount. I run mine on the visor of my helmet so it is far enough forward that the helmet is not in the video.

Best? I think it's mounting on the chin bar on a full face helmet. More work to build a custom mount. It gives the closes to eye level and the camera does not catch on trees like on top the helmet.

Chest mount can be cool too.

http://imgur.com/UaTqOJg.jpg


Top of the helmet gives a more looking down view --

http://imgur.com/TWZ76Fd.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/rglUG8D.jpg
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Old 05-21-2014, 12:24 AM   #4
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Do a chin mount!

Chin mount: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXLcYU8OCTM

Getting rid of wind noise: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RZlf-uEYSw

Watch a bunch of Everides videos to see the viewpoint of the Chin mount. I think it is the best. You get to see a bit of the bike, and a lot of the road.

Looks the most natural to me. Combined with the internal mic, its awesome. You don't have to mount it the exact same way as he did, but the chin mount position is, in my opinion, the best.
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Old 05-21-2014, 03:20 AM   #5
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The best place to mount a gopro is on the shelf in a shop. Sony looks better on a helmet
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Old 05-21-2014, 05:13 AM   #6
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The best place to mount a gopro is on the shelf in a shop. Sony looks better on a helmet
Yeah but the video (and sound) from a GP looks allot better. Chin mount is nice if you're a rider that can keep your head steady, if not it moves allot. On top is fine for racing on a track but a branch will jerk you right off the bike in the woods if you're not careful. Chest is good if you stand most of the time, sitting with a chest mount gives you a great view of your instruments and not much else. I prefer side mount, yeah the helmet is in the pic but it's the most forgiving in regards to head movement, works well standing or sitting and doesn't catch the overhanging branches.

http://youtu.be/ZcG6b49PJRg?t=1m25s
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Old 05-21-2014, 09:19 PM   #7
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Yeah but the video (and sound) from a GP looks allot better. Chin mount is nice if you're a rider that can keep your head steady, if not it moves allot. On top is fine for racing on a track but a branch will jerk you right off the bike in the woods if you're not careful. Chest is good if you stand most of the time, sitting with a chest mount gives you a great view of your instruments and not much else. I prefer side mount, yeah the helmet is in the pic but it's the most forgiving in regards to head movement, works well standing or sitting and doesn't catch the overhanging branches.

http://youtu.be/ZcG6b49PJRg?t=1m25s
Nice vid, RideFreak

KTM is really more forgiving when you ride hard, I had a chance to ride 60miles trails and 2 tracks on 250 exc 2stroke, now I really want an orange bike in my stable.

About mounts, you could also mount it to handlebar, but the vid has less action then, it's ok when you just need it to be close to grab it and record your novice friends attempts at conquering a hill or something

I'm a little ashamed to post this after yours vid but here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rp4WKidG9H8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpKgxbhccsU
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Old 05-22-2014, 05:54 AM   #8
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Nice vid, RideFreak

KTM is really more forgiving when you ride hard, I had a chance to ride 60miles trails and 2 tracks on 250 exc 2stroke, now I really want an orange bike in my stable.

About mounts, you could also mount it to handlebar, but the vid has less action then, it's ok when you just need it to be close to grab it and record your novice friends attempts at conquering a hill or something

I'm a little ashamed to post this after yours vid but here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rp4WKidG9H8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpKgxbhccsU
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Great job on that hill!!!
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Old 05-22-2014, 07:29 AM   #9
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I see some Gopros mounted on top and some on side of helmets why? Is one better than the other for noise reduction or less likely to get wacked? Thanks for your replies in advance.
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i suggest under your visor on a dirt bike helmet...at least if you ride in the woods.

you would think it would interfere with your vision, but it really doesn't.

putting it there prevents it from getting knocked off by trees, etc.

it also gives a good perspective on the video.

of course, for road riding, desert riding, MX, etc. where you don't have to worry about tree branches, it doesn't really matter from a getting it whacked standpoint.
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Old 05-22-2014, 07:32 AM   #10
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Nice vid, RideFreak

KTM is really more forgiving when you ride hard, I had a chance to ride 60miles trails and 2 tracks on 250 exc 2stroke, now I really want an orange bike in my stable.

About mounts, you could also mount it to handlebar, but the vid has less action then, it's ok when you just need it to be close to grab it and record your novice friends attempts at conquering a hill or something

I'm a little ashamed to post this after yours vid but here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rp4WKidG9H8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpKgxbhccsU
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Nothing wrong with your vids, I very much enjoyed 'em. That's some very unique terrain.
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Old 05-25-2014, 06:02 PM   #11
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I recently saw a side-by-side comparison between a chest mount and a helmet mount video and the chest mount was much more fluid and watchable.
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Old 05-25-2014, 06:50 PM   #12
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here are 2 videos of my gopro under my visor on my helmet.
I like it better there vs on top of my helmet or the side because of the nonsnagging on branches. I almost had my head taken off one time with a branch grabbing my top mounted gopro.



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Old 05-25-2014, 09:38 PM   #13
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And this is what a Chesty will give you.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8p_H5m_bI0


PS: For those that know, how do I get the YouTube "window" in my post instead of just the link? I used to know how to do it but, well, the '80s were good to me, if you know what I mean................
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Old 05-26-2014, 04:00 AM   #14
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Chesty is great as long as your standing.
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Old 07-01-2014, 11:45 AM   #15
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Chesty is great as long as your standing.
True.
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