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    Total noob wants some mounting advice.

    I just got a GoPro and some handlebar mounts. I have seen some sick videos from people who mount them on their seat stem and I was wondering what you guys seem to like the most.

    1. Helmet?
    2. Handlebars?
    3. Stem?

    Thanks

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    I find if you are pointing the camera rearwards, that having it mounted to the seatpost can be a really cool shot for when someone is following you. It can get in the way of your legs while pedaling though.

    For the most part when facing forward I like the chesty mount. Though the shots from the downtube always look really cool too. Depending on the terrain and the bike the handlebar mount can look pretty good as well. The helmet mount doesn't do a whole lot for me.

    Everybody has their preferences and I must say I do not own a GoPro... This is all from a short period of messing around with a friends and watching lots of videos online.

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    in my opinion helmet cam footage is boring, there are way to many people doing it now, it's way to common, and has been done to death,
    3rd person is the way to go. and maybe a few short clips of pov footage,

    i suppose it's all down to personal preferances, experiment with various angles, to see what works and what doesnt, from my experiance handle bar mount doesnt work, it's way to jerky and causes motion sickness when viewed.
    just go out have fun, experiment, and learn from your own experiance.

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    All three. Variety is absolutely key to not putting your audience to sleep. I usually stop watching any vid after 30 seconds where the camera's perspective does not change.
    My video techniques can be found in this thread.

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    ^^^ what he said. To add to that handlebar mount footage looking forward almost never works well imo
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    Thanks for the input. I road today and went for a run with the head strap, then a ride with a helmet mount and a stem mount facing backwards. It was my first shoot so take it east on me. I will post the "too long" video link on here when it finished uploading to youtube. unless links are not allowed. I think some forums ban that. Definitely getting a chest rig though. Those vids are sick.

    Thanks

    Dan

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    Yes the more positions the better for a video. Also try the chest mount, fork position and mid frame position.

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    is youtube allowed on here?

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    No, that's not phonetic
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    Yes, either links or embedded video are allowed. Embedding is actually preferable to linking as long as auto play is turned off.
    My video techniques can be found in this thread.

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