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    Working on a new helmet cam angle (GoPro HD)

    Enjoy!

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    how long do you have to make the extension to get that view?

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    I used a 48 inch extension. I would say it comes off the back a foot for the counterweight.

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    would look pretty cool on a nice flowy trail while getting some air, something like a-line

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    Quote Originally Posted by arai
    would look pretty cool on a nice flowy trail while getting some air, something like a-line
    Something like this? (not A-line)

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    nice. Could use either a bend in the extension or a reframing of the cam to get the pole out of the video. I have a few wingsuiting friends that have run a similar setup for a look back camera that shows off some pretty cool proximity flying.

    I almost get nervous watching a few of those lines that he's going to catch that thing on a tree.

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    must have a big ego to have your camera pointed that way
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    You know I do.

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    Go the 2 camera mode like this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxUhlRefBhk that way you get the big picture.

    And yes, I know it could be better but it was my first try.

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    If I had another $300 camera I would be down, but I could only afford one GoPro HD =]

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    I love that perspective
    So, You say the counterweight solves the problem of pulling the helmet down due to added weight in the front?
    It's cool to see the shadow of the camera on Your shirt on the way back
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    haha... nice angle. i would break that in one ride down the trails i frequent :/

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    Yeah the counter weight helps a bunch but you still feel kind of stupid riding with it on. I am going to ride a selected trail today after work to see how it hold up with real DH.

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    Unicorn helmet cams give lawndart a whole new meaning! But seriously some cool angles like that thrown together with regular helmet cam pointing forward would be cool.

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    dbl post.
    Last edited by ruralrider528; 03-15-2010 at 03:47 PM.

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    thats pretty rad

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    I like the shots from mounts like that that also swivel 360 deg. Although I'd imagine they are weird to ride with. The fixed boom is cool for a very short clip, but starts freaking me out after about 10 seconds.

    PaulM: I'd like to try riding with a buddy with 2 cameras... guy in front with camera facing back, guy in back with camera facing front. But I don't have the software to put the 2 views together simultaneously like your example.
    You better just go ahead and drop that seatpost down to the reflector... the trail gets pretty rough down there.

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    you should flip it around so it's like a 3rd person camera behind you

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    Thanks everyone.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ruda911
    you should flip it around so it's like a 3rd person camera behind you
    That is on the to do list. Not too sure how we are going to get the angles right on it though. Well see if we can figure something out.

    Get ready to get freaked out.

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    nice footage. Only thing I'd suggest is to stop slow mo'ing it by the close obstacles. While it might point out what you just ducked, it looses that nice sense of speed that something passing really close to the camera gives. The cool thing about the reverse angle is that you cant see what's coming, slowing it down right when it should be the fastest and "holy ****" for the viewer as something narrowly misses the cam doesnt do it any favors.

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    Thanks for the advice!

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    I'm a little surprised at how little you can see of the rider in back. Was kinda hoping to use a rig like this for that type of shot, have to do something else I guess...
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    that was pretty sweet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Six Pack
    I like the shots from mounts like that that also swivel 360 deg. Although I'd imagine they are weird to ride with. The fixed boom is cool for a very short clip, but starts freaking me out after about 10 seconds.

    PaulM: I'd like to try riding with a buddy with 2 cameras... guy in front with camera facing back, guy in back with camera facing front. But I don't have the software to put the 2 views together simultaneously like your example.
    I actually think it looks better when you cut it back and forth from both angles. Like this:

    (GoPro looking forward - Vholdr ContourHD looking back) - its too small when you cut both angles in together in the same frame)

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    Yeah the plan is to eventually put a few runs together with different angles of the same trail and make a sweet video. This was just a test for one view.

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    I really dig your angle on your boom Joshed. It gives such a more realistic view of how a trail effects you on your bike, which i think is something lost in most helmet cam vids. I love when you duck to get under the fallen tree, almost scrubbin tire with the cam!

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    Thanks man and yeah, I had to get pretty low to clear it haha

    I think the angle does really show the speed of the trails and how much your body is really working on a DH run.

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