So far I have the following:
1) Helmet Mount (Using straps)
2) Chest Mount
3) Handlebar Mount
4) Seatpost Mount
Here are my thoughts on each of them.
Helmet Mount (Using straps)
Pros: Can follow the movement of the head and track the scenery as needed. Closely mimics the perspective of the rider.
Cons: Can be shaky at times especially if the helmet or straps are not secured tightly to the head/helmet. Doesn't show the trail detail well. The shake can be minimized through software.
Pros: Very stable since much of the camera shake is reduced through the body. Mimic the perspective of the rider very well.
Cons: Static view from inside the cockpit can be boring after a while. Doesn't show the trail detail well. Doesn't track the trail as well as the helmet mount.
Pros: Closely mimics the perspective of the rider. Follows the movement of handlebars. A little better tracking the trails than the chest mount.
Cons: Shaky as hell
Pros: Takes a rear view shot of the trail as the rider is going through the trails. Interesting perspective.
Cons: Shaky as hell (on a hardtail). Not much to see going backwards.
I'd like to know if anyone is using any other methods of mounting their POV cameras. I was thinking of getting it closer to the ground maybe on the front fork to get a better visual impact while riding. What other methods are you guys using?
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