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Old 11-14-2012, 06:19 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I suppose if your sole purpose is to capture license plate numbers, you would want something different than either the GoPro or the Contour - and you wouldn't want it mounted on your helmet.
Well, the OP (CrashHappy) didn't specifically state what he was after, but from the deterrent point of view (via lam@ratf) the helmet mount is a good way to go. I also think that a helmet mount would be less prone to vibration blur and you can aim the camera where you want without turning the bike.
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Well, the OP (CrashHappy) didn't specifically state what he was after, but from the deterrent point of view (via lam@ratf) the helmet mount is a good way to go. I also think that a helmet mount would be less prone to vibration blur and you can aim the camera where you want without turning the bike.
Acknowledge the point about aiming; but here are two things to consider:

1) ANY of the decent HD 'mobile' video cameras reduce vibration sensitivity by virtue of the capture method used. Keep in mind I'm specifically talking about vibration here, not 'camera shake' (more commonly associated with still cameras).

2) 'Aiming' these cameras is nearly irrelevant because of the very wide field of view - the standard setting for both the Contour and the GoPro yields a 170 degree field, very nearly 'fisheye' wide angle.

I'll stay with my earlier conclusion.

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Old 11-14-2012, 06:25 PM   #13 (permalink)
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All correct comments but I will say that being able to turn my head and get a good ID shot of the driver as I pass is worthwhile.
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:43 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Thanks for the replays guys looks like a Drift HD Ghost or GoPro 3 then best get some overtime logged lol
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