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Cameras on bikes. General

Was watching a crash compilation TV programme tonight and it was ALL footage from on board cams on cars. Lots of bike crashes.

I havent got a bike cam yet but know they are popular judging my he many motovlogs.
Any recommedations?
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    Thursday, February 12 2015, 10:50 PM - #Permalink
    damn important these days. Help protect you but the main beneft is that you can show your mates what a complete twat rider yiou are! LOL
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    Saturday, February 14 2015, 02:04 PM - #Permalink
    Yeah, I watched that programme. The missus was horrified at the motorbike accidents! :(

    I have a few cams, a GoPro and a Toshiba which I have been using on the motovlogging for the site: WhichBike.com YouTube Channel but I must admit, I do use them all my own casual rides. Mostly I forget or the hassle seems a bit much.
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    Saturday, February 14 2015, 07:15 PM - #Permalink
    I also watched Car Crash Britain and turned away a few times at some of the 'incidents'
    That rear end shunt of the biker at the roundabout made me wince a bit.

    It was heart-warming the amount of people that did actually jump to the aid of bikers.

    When I can get a bit of cash together I will be investing in similar camera device for my lid (one permanently fixed facing backwards would be a benefit too)
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    Sunday, February 15 2015, 06:50 PM - #Permalink
    MrBwian wrote:

    I also watched Car Crash Britain and turned away a few times at some of the 'incidents'
    That rear end shunt of the biker at the roundabout made me wince a bit.

    It was heart-warming the amount of people that did actually jump to the aid of bikers.

    When I can get a bit of cash together I will be investing in similar camera device for my lid (one permanently fixed facing backwards would be a benefit too)


    Yeah, me too when i get a bike, def.
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    Wednesday, February 25 2015, 11:34 PM - #Permalink
    I have three now for the vlogging and two mics but still learning the best way to do it :(
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    Thursday, February 26 2015, 05:35 PM - #Permalink
    Got a new one, its called a Ghost HD, was on a deal so cudnt help myself.:)
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    Tuesday, March 03 2015, 09:15 AM - #Permalink
    The big names are gopro and drift but there are now loads and most of the main suppliers will have something.

    sony, toshiba, panasonic, etc.

    dont get a gopro ust because everyone else has one. check around.
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    Wednesday, March 04 2015, 02:57 PM - #Permalink
    Always have one now, just for insurance purposes as people will try and get out of a motorcycle incident if they can.
    Could do with one facing backwards as well! :)
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    Sunday, March 08 2015, 03:06 PM - #Permalink
    Jump4Joy wrote:

    Always have one now, just for insurance purposes as people will try and get out of a motorcycle incident if they can.
    Could do with one facing backwards as well! :)


    Tyhats the best reason of all to get one.
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    Tuesday, March 17 2015, 11:27 AM - #Permalink
    For a cheap, small, light simple camera I'd recommend the Mobius.
    No mic input so not good for vloging but very good for general recording.
    V3 camera battery lasts for about 1hr 20mins. (older models last about 50-60mins)
    I use a USB battery so it can go for several hours.

    See some of my vids for example footage: https://www.youtube.com/user/evandavies1/videos
    I've just uploaded a video going over the software settings and I'll be doing a video showing the helmet mounting soon.
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    Tuesday, March 17 2015, 06:32 PM - #Permalink
    EDcase wrote:

    For a cheap, small, light simple camera I'd recommend the Mobius.



    Never heard of that one. There are some cheap cams out there, well less than 100 pounds if people want just basic recording.
    Ade above will be the best one to ask as he actually does a lot of it.
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    Tuesday, March 17 2015, 06:34 PM - #Permalink
    EDcase wrote:

    I use a USB battery so it can go for several hours.



    :o Whats that then?
    The battery in my GoPro lasts for about 1hr 30 on HD which is pretty crap. It is charged via USB but what is a USB battery.
    Several hours sound too good to be true!
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    Tuesday, March 17 2015, 09:35 PM - #Permalink
    Do a search of the Mobius action cam and you'll see how compact it is. And only about £60

    As for the USB power thingy, there are different terms for them.
    Power bank or portable power pack etc

    They can be used to charge phones, tablets, anything that can be powered by USB.

    I use this one: http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/6000mah-portable-power-bank-n48lk
    When you consider that the camera itself has a 500mah battery which lasts about 50mins the power pack will allow it to record continuously for about 12 hours :D

    I just put it in my pocket with a cable to the camera on the helmet.

    I will be doing a gear video soon and I'll post it in the video section.
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    Wednesday, March 18 2015, 09:51 AM - #Permalink
    EDcase wrote:

    Do a search of the Mobius action cam and you'll see how compact it is.

    As for the USB power thingy, there are different terms for them.
    Power bank or portable power pack etc

    They can be used to charge phones, tablets, anything that can be powered by USB.

    I use this one: http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/6000mah-portable-power-bank-n48lk
    When you consider that the camera itself has a 500mah battery which lasts about 50mins the power pack will allow it to record continuously for about 12 hours :D

    I just put it in my pocket with a cable to the camera on the helmet.

    I will be doing a gear video soon and I'll post it in the video section.


    thats a damn good idea Ed, like it, thanks.
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    Wednesday, March 18 2015, 06:23 PM - #Permalink
    Ed, can you actually plus it into a gopro, etc, or is it actually just for putting the batteries in whilst on the move?
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    Wednesday, March 18 2015, 10:40 PM - #Permalink
    Thanks foe the info so far guys.
    Will have a look on ebay for bargains.
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    Wednesday, March 18 2015, 10:47 PM - #Permalink
    Ade wrote:

    Ed, can you actually plus it into a gopro, etc, or is it actually just for putting the batteries in whilst on the move?


    Not sure how the gopro's work but you can plug the battery into any device that can be powered/charged by USB cable.
    I'll do a video soon...
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    Sunday, May 10 2015, 06:17 AM - #Permalink
    Got a new go pro myself now, called GP4 Silver, has a screen at the back which is cool so you can check what you are viewing and also watch later.
    pretty expensive these things but good to catch bad driving and stuff.
    could do with another facing backwards!
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    Monday, May 11 2015, 09:00 AM - #Permalink
    i still havent replaced my GoPro black which shot off my tank on the way up to Newlands Corner.. never to be seen again. Feckin gutted.

    Still have a silver one and the Toshiba for walkarounds and interviews but I need one more really.
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    Sunday, May 17 2015, 01:14 PM - #Permalink
    I see a lot of people with tube like cameras on the lower side of their helmet.
    What are those ones?
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