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My new camera mount

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:43 pm



I kept trying to figure out a good way to mount my new camera to the top of my helmet, well I have an old beat up helmet I just love to use still and I decided to use it for my camera mount, see I took one of those tiny tripods and examined it, the legs are fastened by a 4mm .7 thread screw so I thought man all I need is a longer screw and i'm in business... went to Home Depot got my longer screw and I drill a hole a tad smaller than the screw and I screw it into the helmet to make threads in the plastic, then I screw it in from the inside up, cut the correct length and screwed down the mount for the camera to the helmet nice and tight, you will have a nice adjustable mount , I love it...You may like it too...Don't know but one thing for sure, it's creative..Here are some photo's of my project..
Tripod without mount attached
Tripod without mount attached
What I like about this is the camera turns where you turn its as if it's an extra set of eyes.. :D
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It screws down nice and tight
It screws down nice and tight



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Re: My new camera mount

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:39 pm

Hey dumb ass what's it look like with the camera fastened :shock: Oh yeh, had to use the old camera to shoot a photo of the new camera duh... :shock: :lol:
pretty solid
pretty solid
rear shot
rear shot
I think I will fasten a safety line to catch the camera just in case something silly happens, don't want to lose my camera, it's solid though for sure.. My plan is to shoot a video of downtown {Alamo] and the downtown area of San Antonio, maybe Brackenridge Park..Alamo Stadium...ect. :D

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Re: My new camera mount

Postby maestro319 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:57 pm

Hey Beave, you ROCK man!!!

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Re: My new camera mount

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:48 pm

I must test it at highway speeds, I really like the little camera our Admin. showed to us for taking videos but I just got this other camera and I know it takes really good video's too so that's why I dreamed this idea up... :D It's only good if you have an old helmet though that you don't mind drilling a hole into..

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Re: My new camera mount

Postby redial » Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:55 am

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Do you get many inquiries, like: "Take me to your leader?" when you walk around?

Good job though. I like to see people thinking outside the box (or the helmet).
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Re: My new camera mount

Postby wally » Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:42 am

Does your camera record a lot of wind noise up there? Mine did so I had to mount it on the bike behind the windshield. I like it on the helmet too so you can pan ,but the wind noise problem....maybe if a cotton ball was taped over the mike, it would filter the wind noise.

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Re: My new camera mount

Postby cbx4evr » Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:23 am

Did you do a leak test??
"It´s a friggen motorcycle, it´s not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you s**t your pants every now and then. "

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Re: My new camera mount

Postby littlebeaver » Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:37 am

Oh yes it will Wally, I'm certain the wind noise up there will be horrible But......with the help of youtube and the adding of music and the art of using graphic's in a video will take care of any wind noise that may arise... :D I want to give you guy's the best tour of San Antonio that I can...It may take some time, and it may take alot of work ect. but I really enjoy doing stuff like that in my free time..I will add notes to everything in the video, this way folks from out of town will know some of the best places to dine, ect. attractions like how to get downtown and where to go when you get there..There are several Spanish Missions here too besides the Alamo...I may get some footage of the Riverwalk area as well.... :D Oh yeah, and of course Motorcycle shop locations in the area...

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Re: My new camera mount

Postby littlebeaver » Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:36 am

cbx4evr wrote:Did you do a leak test??

A leak test was conducted, and yes I caught just a few marbles but I can stick them back into my ear... :lol: There is a rubber seal at the base where it tightens down so it's pretty water tight, I can simply loosen the side hand screw and remove the camera and ride home like an alien spaceman... :lol: I will only use this helmet now for videos I think.. :lol: Sometimes it's good to keep old stuff..

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Re: My new camera mount

Postby cbx4evr » Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:57 pm

littlebeaver wrote:I will only use this helmet now for videos I think.. :lol: Sometimes it's good to keep old stuff..



Ya I would say that any safety rating that helmet had is now negated.
"It´s a friggen motorcycle, it´s not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you s**t your pants every now and then. "

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Re: My new camera mount

Postby littlebeaver » Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:12 pm

cbx4evr wrote:
littlebeaver wrote:I will only use this helmet now for videos I think.. :lol: Sometimes it's good to keep old stuff..



Ya I would say that any safety rating that helmet had is now negated.

:lol: :lol: You are correct sir, I was grinning ear to ear as I drilled out that small hole...All along wondering who would be the one to call me on the safety issue :lol: tag you're it... :lol: the way my wife clubs me over the head all the time, it's a wonder i need a helmet at all... :D

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Re: My new camera mount

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:19 pm

You know...there's one reason I don't like that idea. There's a reason why your helmet is round and smooth - so that it doesn't catch on things when you're sliding along the ground. If you look at most helmets, like my Arai, the vents and scoops and such are fastened in place with just a bit of glue, so that if they hit something as you're sliding along, they just shear right off. If you have a metal post mounted into the top of your helmet, that's not going to have any "give" to it - and could easily whack your head back so violently that it causes a neck injury.

Just my opinion, anyway.

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Re: My new camera mount

Postby littlebeaver » Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:49 pm

Oh it's true and you are very correct..and I agree with your knowledge, :D I tested it out today and boy it takes some really neato video, I think I will use it in the park and downtown only and not so much on the highway, the park speed limit is 20 mph's and downtown is like 30 mphs...I think I would be ok..Please fella's, I'm not promoting this for anyone but myself and I will wear the helmet just to shoot videos... :D WingAdmin, You're opinion is good...I agree, you guys don't go do this ... :D I think it would be great around the house to take videos, or while working on the bike or cooking viddles, whatever..... . :lol:

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Re: My new camera mount

Postby littlebeaver » Sat Dec 01, 2012 3:21 am

I took a spin around the block....Let me know if it look ok...


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Re: My new camera mount

Postby seeberluca » Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:57 am

littlebeaver wrote:I took a spin around the block....Let me know if it look ok...


Not bad really; of course you have to consider first your safety so you have to turn your head left and right in that way: if you ride throug a busy street intersections those who watch the video will ges seasick :D

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Re: My new camera mount

Postby Mag » Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:41 am

That was slick. I wanted to see you drive back in to the garage to see if you hit the camera on the top of the garage opening.

GOOD JOB, GOOD JOB!

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Re: My new camera mount

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Dec 01, 2012 1:08 pm

With that scary music, I kept expecting a car full of bad guys to pull out and start chasing you, guns blazing!

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Re: My new camera mount

Postby littlebeaver » Sat Dec 01, 2012 1:48 pm

WingAdmin wrote:With that scary music, I kept expecting a car full of bad guys to pull out and start chasing you, guns blazing!

Only on the East side will that happen... :D the music was the fun part, adding what youtube has is fun, what's funnier is adding the comments and placing them in the correct location...I love this stuff..WingAdmin. I can see all of your How's done this way, music and graphic's...Cool beans man..Still shots are good but and all but this can be fun ...
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Re: My new camera mount

Postby littlebeaver » Sat Dec 01, 2012 1:53 pm

Mag wrote:That was slick. I wanted to see you drive back in to the garage to see if you hit the camera on the top of the garage opening.

GOOD JOB, GOOD JOB!

thank you, I cut the part when I started the bike and when I drove into the garage because I was embarrassed that my garage is a mess so I edited it out, but yeah I ride right into the bat cave..So what have I learned from watching this video I took? I learned to make much slower movements while looking around so someone doesn't get so sea sick like myself..So I agree with that statement and I learned that everyone seems to care about my safety..My Goodness...thanks Oh and I am cleaning up my mess today.. :lol:

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Re: My new camera mount

Postby markg » Sat Dec 01, 2012 4:42 pm

Yeah, thats cool, but I think I'm gonna puke.

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Re: My new camera mount

Postby littlebeaver » Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:14 pm

markg wrote:Yeah, thats cool, but I think I'm gonna puke.

I'm sorry about you're illness there Markg, we will probably scratch the idea, too much motion sickness going on.. :D :shock:

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Re: My new camera mount

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:51 pm

I kind of like having it on the helmet, it really gives a "you are there" feeling, as you are turning your head with the rider. I did one like that a while back:





The camera-mounted-to-bike video is much smoother and less jerky, but you don't as much an idea of what is going on, and the field of view is much more narrow:




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Re: My new camera mount

Postby HALBUDD » Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:25 pm

Very nice videos of your ride around the block I like the new camera looks good. Just one thing dont ride in any thunder storms with out your camera on top cause looks like you got a good lightning rod on the top of your helmet. Hal
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Re: My new camera mount

Postby riffraff » Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:01 am

Looks good from here beave. Nice job!

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Re: My new camera mount

Postby jimbest » Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:03 pm

You can also pick up one of those segmented legged camera mounts at Best Buy that will form to almost any item on your bike to hold the camera...I used one last year on my annual bike vacation....actually mounted it to the top of my windshield (the segmented legs can be squeezed together tightly enough to hold on) and took some very nice pictures and video's with my GoPro cam.

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