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    Very slick, Nick.

    I will definitely get a zipline setup happening, but a very dodgy one, might even use foam to brake it as it hits the tree the line is attached to.

    I am quite a fan of leaving a GoPro on 2sec still mode, there are usually 2 or 3 great shots out of the 1000 or so it takes. Much like most people use "normal" digital still cameras.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BiciMapas View Post
    Great idea. What did you use to cut the plexiglass?
    I used a dremel with a cut off blade, and sandpaper to round over the edges.

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    "Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NastyNick View Post
    After cruising through this thread; I figured I'd better upload some pics and vids of my homemade mounts.
    First mount is just a short boom i made from some aluminum shower channel, a chunk of old handle bar, and a recycled lock on grip.




    Next is a chest mount. I used a 3M GoPro mount on the front of my 661 Coresaver. I was concerned about 3M mount coming off; but has put up with alot of use with no issues so far.


    <object width='500' height='375'><param name='allowFullScreen' value='true' /><param name='allowScriptAccess' value='always' /><param name='movie' value='http://www.pinkbike.com/v/185314/l/' /><embed src='http://www.pinkbike.com/v/185314/l/' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' width='500' height='375' allowFullScreen='true' allowScriptAccess='always'></embed></object><p><a href="http://www.pinkbike.com/video/185314/">Chest Mount GoPro</a> on <a href="http://www.pinkbike.com">pinkbike.com</a></p>

    Last is what I call the unicorn or narwhal helmet mount.





    <object width='500' height='375'><param name='allowFullScreen' value='true' /><param name='allowScriptAccess' value='always' /><param name='movie' value='http://www.pinkbike.com/v/186908/l/' /><embed src='http://www.pinkbike.com/v/186908/l/' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' width='500' height='375' allowFullScreen='true' allowScriptAccess='always'></embed></object><p><a href="http://www.pinkbike.com/video/186908/">GoPro, Unicorn Helmet Mount</a> on <a href="http://www.pinkbike.com">pinkbike.com</a></p>
    you might want to make sure that unicorn mount will break free decently easy, or you might be breaking your neck instead of protecting your head if you fall, and need to make use of the helmet.

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    People,
    Do we really need to see the same pictures over and over and over and over and over?
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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonyi View Post
    People,
    Do we really need to see the same pictures over and over and over and over and over?
    Some haven't clued into editing quotes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whodaphuck View Post
    Some haven't clued into editing quotes.
    Yep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonyi View Post
    People,
    Do we really need to see the same pictures over and over and over and over and over?
    Obviously.

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    Just ordered a GoPro finally today. Went with the motorsports package as the camera will be seeing multi-sport use very soon.

    I definitely will be making some mounts for my bike, may even start dummy'ing some ideas into cardboard tonight and picking up some materials. A slew of custom mounts will be used for my quad as well, I'll post some mount-builds once it happens.

    Love the ideas so far.

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    Good info here thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by uncle stinky View Post
    good info here thanks
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    great tips! thanks!

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    Hi

    Just got my gopro hd, i was wondering if i attached my gopro to a hardtail bike seatpost and rode it offroad, would the vibrations break the camera in the long run?

    I was just curiouse because shurely the camera is taking a bit of a shake in!

    Also is it worth updating my firmware?

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    Quote Originally Posted by frehgv View Post
    Hi

    Just got my gopro hd, i was wondering if i attached my gopro to a hardtail bike seatpost and rode it offroad, would the vibrations break the camera in the long run?

    I was just curiouse because shurely the camera is taking a bit of a shake in!

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    The GoPro cameras are pretty damn tough and given that they don't have any moving parts it should be fine for that set-up. I think the problem will more likely be that the video will have a lot of vibration in it so you aren't going to want to watch hours of it set up like that. Setting up on your seat post will be good to get a different angle every now and then to create different angles for editing videos but I don't think you'll want to use this set-up as your primary shot.

    If what you are riding over is smooth enough to get a half decent shot then I am sure the GoPro will handle many hours of that level of vibration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Launch Helmet Cams View Post
    The GoPro cameras are pretty damn tough and given that they don't have any moving parts it should be fine for that set-up. I think the problem will more likely be that the video will have a lot of vibration in it so you aren't going to want to watch hours of it set up like that. Setting up on your seat post will be good to get a different angle every now and then to create different angles for editing videos but I don't think you'll want to use this set-up as your primary shot.

    If what you are riding over is smooth enough to get a half decent shot then I am sure the GoPro will handle many hours of that level of vibration.
    Thanks for reply

    Is it advisable to do gopro firmware update?

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    Quote Originally Posted by frehgv View Post
    Is it advisable to do gopro firmware update?
    Yep, it's always a good idea to be running the latest firmware on your GoPro. You will definitely need the latest version of the firmware if you want to run it in upside down mode which you may need to do if you use the seatpost mount.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Launch Helmet Cams View Post
    Yep, it's always a good idea to be running the latest firmware on your GoPro. You will definitely need the latest version of the firmware if you want to run it in upside down mode which you may need to do if you use the seatpost mount.
    What if i'm already happy with the way my camera is, does the firmware improve recording quality?

    If i don't install it is it bad for the gopro cam in the future?

    I already have the upside down mode aswell.. does this mean i could have the latest version?

    Thanks for replies

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    Quote Originally Posted by frehgv View Post
    Hi

    Just got my gopro hd, i was wondering if i attached my gopro to a hardtail bike seatpost and rode it offroad, would the vibrations break the camera in the long run?

    I was just curiouse because shurely the camera is taking a bit of a shake in!

    Also is it worth updating my firmware?

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    I use my seat post mount all the time on some very rough trails. No problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonyi View Post
    I use my seat post mount all the time on some very rough trails. No problems.
    Do you worry about the firmware updates?

    I don't see them being any good to me..

    The gopro hd has everything i really need. Does the firmware improve video quality?

    When ever i do stuff like updating the firmware i always have problems!

    Thanks for reply

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    Quote Originally Posted by frehgv View Post
    Do you worry about the firmware updates?

    I don't see them being any good to me..

    The gopro hd has everything i really need. Does the firmware improve video quality?

    When ever i do stuff like updating the firmware i always have problems!

    Thanks for reply

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    You dont really need the update, it won't effect the video quality. but if you use it upside down or for 3D you may want to update, also I think it also makes it so you can use some of the newer accesories like the battery bac pac and the video viewer

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    Quote Originally Posted by simple78 View Post
    You dont really need the update, it won't effect the video quality. but if you use it upside down or for 3D you may want to update, also I think it also makes it so you can use some of the newer accesories like the battery bac pac and the video viewer
    Why do i need to update for the upside down mode?

    Does the gopro not come with it? because i've got upside down mode

    thanks for all the helpfull info everyone

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    Hey

    I can't seem to find my sierial number on my gopro is it the one on a silver sticker with barcode when you take the battery out?

    many thanks guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by frehgv View Post
    Why do i need to update for the upside down mode?

    Does the gopro not come with it? because i've got upside down mode

    thanks for all the helpfull info everyone

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    If you allready have the Upside down mode you probably allready have the current firmware.

    My gopro did not have the upside down mode but I got it over a year ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frehgv View Post
    Do you worry about the firmware updates?

    I don't see them being any good to me..

    The gopro hd has everything i really need. Does the firmware improve video quality?

    When ever i do stuff like updating the firmware i always have problems!

    Thanks for reply

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    Always do your firmware updates. They usually include bug fixes.
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    How often do they bring out new firmwares?

    But sometimes they can bring bugs!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by frehgv View Post
    How often do they bring out new firmwares?

    But sometimes they can bring bugs!!!
    All of your questions can be answered here:
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    how about a backpack mount to get a good third person shot of you riding?

    I dig the narwall mount

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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonyi View Post
    Always do your firmware updates. They usually include bug fixes.
    Turns out i never needed to do the firmware update
    Checked it online if its a bigger sirial number than the one it said on there website
    its already done!!!

    Thanks everyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by frehgv View Post
    Hi

    Just got my gopro hd, i was wondering if i attached my gopro to a hardtail bike seatpost and rode it offroad, would the vibrations break the camera in the long run?

    I was just curiouse because shurely the camera is taking a bit of a shake in!
    You will be surprise how stable it will look. Here's one I did.

    http://www.cyclingtrek.org/video/Cedro%20ST%202010.wmv

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    good post

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    stunning video and an excellent thread.

    It's just amazing that now we can attached hd gear to bikes and load up to the web - for all to see and even better is the help supplied here - I bow to you all

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    I have been looking at ideas on here and trying to think of a stable mount on my helmet. This is my attempt at a scorpion, unicorn what ever you want to call it. I was just testing so yes that is a brush on my head ;-) I will be using a carbon pole with a counter weight for the finished mount. This was just a test for angles and pole length.

    Small test video in my kitchen.


    <iframe style="COLOR: rgb(0,153,0)" height="225" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/32227296?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" frameborder="0" width="400" webkitallowfullscreen="" allowfullscreen=""></iframe>


    The Mount is an old Mini pump braket:


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    Quote Originally Posted by karltimber View Post
    stunning video and an excellent thread.

    It's just amazing that now we can attached hd gear to bikes and load up to the web - for all to see and even better is the help supplied here - I bow to you all

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    Here's how I mounted my Go Pro to my stem. The first problem was keeping it light, and how to use the provided mount on a round stem. Since I am into building RC planes, I had some extra balsa wood laying around. I thought if I could stick some on the edges on the mount, I could sort of make a semi radius to match the diameter of the stem if I used enough 3M outdoor double sided tape. Meh, my first try.






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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary H View Post
    Here's how I mounted my Go Pro to my stem. The first problem was keeping it light, and how to use the provided mount on a round stem. Since I am into building RC planes, I had some extra balsa wood laying around. I thought if I could stick some on the edges on the mount, I could sort of make a semi radius to match the diameter of the stem if I used enough 3M outdoor double sided tape. Meh, my first try.





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    Quote Originally Posted by MREGAN View Post
    I have been looking at ideas on here and trying to think of a stable mount on my helmet. This is my attempt at a scorpion, unicorn what ever you want to call it. I was just testing so yes that is a brush on my head ;-) I will be using a carbon pole with a counter weight for the finished mount. This was just a test for angles and pole length.
    I forgot about this thread. Here is my first ride with the boom I showed you above.
    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/33449166?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" width="400" height="225" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe>




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    Another quick release tripod mount. (referring to Custom GoPro mounts )


    That Gopro tripod mount is a waste of money and a pain to use. Described below might be the easiest project ever for a homebrew Gopro mount---and you already have it.... So I hope you saved that large plastic square base that the camera was mounted on when you bought it.

    You can cut it down. In my case I used a bandsaw. I cleaned up the edges with a belt sander

    Drill a hole. If you have a 1/4 tap, drill it smaller than 1/4 inch and tap it. If not, drill it .265" get a 1/4 -20 nut.

    <a href="http://photobucket.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y228/lidarman/Projects/P1070477b.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>


    Mount it on your tripod.

    <a href="http://photobucket.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y228/lidarman/Projects/P1070478b.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    Done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman View Post
    Another quick release tripod mount. (referring to Custom GoPro mounts )

    That Gopro tripod mount is a waste of money and a pain to use. Described below might be the easiest project ever for a homebrew Gopro mount---and you already have it.... So I hope you saved that large plastic square base that the camera was mounted on when you bought it.

    You can cut it down. In my case I used a bandsaw. I cleaned up the edges with a belt sander

    Drill a hole. If you have a 1/4 tap, drill it smaller than 1/4 inch and tap it. If not, drill it .265" get a 1/4 -20 nut.

    <a href="http://photobucket.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y228/lidarman/Projects/P1070477b.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
    Very slick idea.

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    FYI...
    Some great chest-mount information is here...
    http://forums.mtbr.com/videos-helmet...os-547174.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman View Post
    Another quick release tripod mount. (referring to Custom GoPro mounts )
    Nice. Thanks Rich
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    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman View Post
    Another quick release tripod mount. (referring to Custom GoPro mounts )


    That Gopro tripod mount is a waste of money and a pain to use. Described below might be the easiest project ever for a homebrew Gopro mount---and you already have it.... So I hope you saved that large plastic square base that the camera was mounted on when you bought it.

    You can cut it down. In my case I used a bandsaw. I cleaned up the edges with a belt sander

    Drill a hole. If you have a 1/4 tap, drill it smaller than 1/4 inch and tap it. If not, drill it .265" get a 1/4 -20 nut.


    Mount it on your tripod.

    Done.
    Neither of mine came mounted on a large plastic piece. It was actually just on a standard adhesive mount stuck to a piece of black plastic.
    Great idea though! I'll have to mod one.
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    I use that black plastic square as my actual tripod. I do a lot of filming with it like that.

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    This video was made using that as the tripod. Being so low it does great job of catching the leaves as you blow past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason B View Post
    I use that black plastic square as my actual tripod. I do a lot of filming with it like that.
    Beats trying to balance the thing on the clip like I always try to do!
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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonyi View Post
    Beats trying to balance the thing on the clip like I always try to do!
    I got a trick for that...that I use a lot for my still camera.. Get a beanbag or make one by filling up a sunglasses bag with beans or dried corn....put the camera on that and point it where you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman View Post
    I got a trick for that...that I use a lot for my still camera.. Get a beanbag or make one by filling up a sunglasses bag with beans or dried corn....put the camera on that and point it where you want.
    Good thought. Thanks.
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    I needed a thread like this! Seeing all this stuff makes me come up with ideas for a chesty. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffGabriel View Post
    I needed a thread like this! Seeing all this stuff makes me come up with ideas for a chesty. Thanks!

    Don't forget to post a few pictures when you are done.
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    nice "personal" mounts :-D

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    DIY Chesty using the display lid of the box. The straps and clips were salvaged from old bags.

    Cost of project. $ZERO$

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    [QUOTE=discombobulated_conundrum;8956468
    DIY Chesty using the display lid of the box. The straps and clips were salvaged from old bags.

    Cost of project. $ZERO$[/QUOTE]

    Nice job!
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