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    Videoing at night.

    Hi

    I hope you can help me, I like using my Gopro 1080 HD Video camera on my MTB & have been using it as a Helmet cam.

    As I do more than half of my riding at night I have been thinking that I would like to start doing some filming at night.

    So wanting to know some tips if any one has some, to save me some setup time ??

    Light on helmet ,Camera on bars . ETC

    I have many light options I can use so will need to play around with.

    Light options I have

    3600 lumen LED
    1850 lumen Hid
    2x 900 lumen Hid

    What & were would work best ??

    Many thanks in advance.

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    I'm about to try the same thing. I plan to mount my Contour HD on the bar, with a light next to it, and a second light on the helmet. Both lights are ~900 lumen Magicshines.

    I would go for the most light possible and see how it looks, you can always scale it back if necessary.

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    I was out the other night shooting with the light (trinewt, 600 lumens) and Contour HD camera on the helmet. It was pitch black (thick clouds) and snowing.

    It worked pretty well. Have a rider in front wearing bright clothing with some reflective material helps.

    With as much light as you guys have I would like to see the results!

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    2 - MS 900 on the handle bar and helmet

    I heard (yet to be confirmed) that the new HD Hero2 does better at night shooting



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    Quote Originally Posted by anthony.delorenzo View Post
    I was out the other night shooting with the light (trinewt, 600 lumens) and Contour HD camera on the helmet. It was pitch black (thick clouds) and snowing.

    It worked pretty well. Have a rider in front wearing bright clothing with some reflective material helps.

    With as much light as you guys have I would like to see the results!
    I won't need reflector stoff on rider infront, My light is so bright that even if I follow someone with a 1000 lumen light they ride in there own shaddow & find it very hard.

    I will bost a video soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dynamicz View Post
    2 - MS 900 on the handle bar and helmet

    I heard (yet to be confirmed) that the new HD Hero2 does better at night shooting


    I'm looking forward to trying all this out, I'm lucky my big light has good dip settings because I can see the hotspot on your Video & my big light which has 9 XPG leds looks like it would have somewere between 10 & 15 times the light voloume & may not show up the ground on the video.

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    GoPro in the dark




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    those results are better than i would of imagined with those cameras, although scar i would recommend stuffing the case with a little bit of paper or something to stop the camera from jiggling and creating that noise, thats how we solved it anyway

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    Thanks Jay (coming from another Jay) for the suggestion. I glued the clip/mount together so it is solid now. Could not figure out where the rattle was coming from. Camera rattling around in the case, now I get it. Paper/spacer on the sides, back, or both of camera?


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    dont really remember, maybe on the bottom? i think you can move it around with your finger and see, didn't take much though. would think they would of put just a little bit of foam in there or something

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