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I'm a gadget guy and I'm ecstatic about this forum!

Anyone taking video while riding? What is your set-up; ie, camera, recording device? How do you have it powered and wired. Please be specific.

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Hello.

You may want to check out some of the MBlogs at livevideo.com for sample video of the setups and equipment used.

Here is a link to one that uses a helmet cam: Helmet Cam Setup

That should give you some good ideas. I like the concept of commenting as you ride, and the helmet cam is good for that. The tank mounted cams are a lot smoother for recording the action and stitching audio in later, but it tends to get boring after a couple of minutes.

Good luck!

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Cool! Also found this site but have not purchased any of the equipment. The great "How To" above looks like a great riders perspective of what it is like on a bike.
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Some riders here in Perth have been playing with these: click pic
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It's a solid state unit which records straight to a memory stick - so damned handy.
Lots of people quite pleased with them. Worth a looksee.
 

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I fooled around a bit with video last year. here is what I've learned. The mount must be absolutely RIGID..vibration of the tape across the heads will cause a crappy image.

Also always record in SP mode. especially if you are using Mini-DV tapes. they are very delicate and recording in the long-mode stretches the tapes too much and they break.

Try not to shoot your instruments if you have white-faced dials. the camera will set the exposure to the nearest bright object ..so filming your tach/speedo in bright sunlight (or even less than bright sunlight) will cause the rest of the image to be very dark.

Carry a spare battery

And label your tapes when your done shooting.
 
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