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    GoPro HD Snowstorm Night Riding

    The reflective snow on the ground, trees, and shrubs really adds to the visibility of a night video. I used the GoPro on 1280x720 for the POV and boom shots, and on the 1080 setting for the tripod shots.

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    Looks like a really solid ride. Nice video!

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    That just makes me cold watching it! Wish I could get some of that action!

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    Great vid, but fingerless gloves? Are you crazy?

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    Cool video.
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    Awesome video! MT biking in the snow is a ton of fun.

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    Really dig the top tube mounted cam view, awesome sense of speed.

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    Thanks all!

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    That's excellent! I'm planning my first night riding video attempt tonight. I wish we had some snow for it.

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    Awesome video. I love how good the still shots turned out. I'll have to try some shots with my buddies Hero. We were wondering how night shots would turn out. Pretty awesome with nice lights.

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    bri - that's your best effort by far. Could you remind me what the boom setups look like again
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeL
    bri - that's your best effort by far. Could you remind me what the boom setups look like again
    Thanks!

    For this video, I used a tripod (National Geographic NGTT1 I believe) with two TriNewts attached to the tripod and their batteries velcro'd to the legs:

    <a href="https://s289.photobucket.com/albums/ll201/PolarBear1973/?action=view&current=IMG_0419.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="https://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll201/PolarBear1973/IMG_0419.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    <a href="https://s289.photobucket.com/albums/ll201/PolarBear1973/?action=view&current=IMG_0420.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="https://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll201/PolarBear1973/IMG_0420.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    The top tube mount on this bike was made with two Minoura Swing Grips attached with a pipe clamp:

    <a href="https://s289.photobucket.com/albums/ll201/PolarBear1973/?action=view&current=DCP_0602.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="https://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll201/PolarBear1973/DCP_0602.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    <a href="https://s289.photobucket.com/albums/ll201/PolarBear1973/?action=view&current=DCP_0603.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="https://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll201/PolarBear1973/DCP_0603.jpg" border="0" alt="A-Frame Top Tube GoPro Camera Mount"></a>

    To illuminate the handlebars, I added 4 Swiss Army LED microlights:

    <a href="https://s289.photobucket.com/albums/ll201/PolarBear1973/?action=view&current=IMG_0424.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="https://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll201/PolarBear1973/IMG_0424.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    <a href="https://s289.photobucket.com/albums/ll201/PolarBear1973/?action=view&current=IMG_0426.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="https://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll201/PolarBear1973/IMG_0426.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    When I don't need the TriNewts on the tripod, I just carry this tripod:

    <a href="https://s289.photobucket.com/albums/ll201/PolarBear1973/?action=view&current=IMG_0401.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="https://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll201/PolarBear1973/IMG_0401.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    It fits in a small digital camera belt case:

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    I occasionally attach a boom (pole) to the downtube of the frame (so the camera moves with the frame and not the handlebars - for the front view of the rider. For the side view of the rider, I attach the boom to the handlebars. I attach this pole with rubber shims (to protect the frame and prevent movement) and pipe clamps. I used to use the GoPro bar mount with the swivel attachments to aim the camera (on the pole), but now I use a VIO superclamp:

    <a href="https://s289.photobucket.com/albums/ll201/PolarBear1973/?action=view&current=IMG_0422.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="https://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll201/PolarBear1973/IMG_0422.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    It is a bit more stable and allows for some interesting options:

    <a href="https://s289.photobucket.com/albums/ll201/PolarBear1973/?action=view&current=IMG_0423.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="https://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll201/PolarBear1973/IMG_0423.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    Some of the other camera mounts I have used have been on the fork:

    <a href="https://s289.photobucket.com/albums/ll201/PolarBear1973/?action=view&current=IMG_0407.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="https://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll201/PolarBear1973/IMG_0407.jpg" border="0" alt="Minoura Space &amp;amp; Swing Grips"></a>

    <a href="https://s289.photobucket.com/albums/ll201/PolarBear1973/?action=view&current=IMG_0404.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="https://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll201/PolarBear1973/IMG_0404.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    and under the bottom bracket:

    <a href="https://s289.photobucket.com/albums/ll201/PolarBear1973/?action=view&current=DCP_0536.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="https://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll201/PolarBear1973/DCP_0536.jpg" border="0" alt="Under Bottom Bracket"></a>
    Last edited by Polar Bear; 12-09-2009 at 03:40 AM.

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    The other video where I used some of these boom mounts is here:

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    Some of the shots have been revised (more secure mounts) from the original version.

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    That's awesome.

    I used the Vio flex mount to get some footage like this

    <object width="640" height="360"><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="movie" value="https://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=7945216&amp;server=vimeo.com &amp;show_title=1&amp;show_byline=1&amp;show_portr ait=0&amp;color=00ADEF&amp;fullscreen=1" /><embed src="https://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=7945216&amp;server=vimeo.com &amp;show_title=1&amp;show_byline=1&amp;show_portr ait=0&amp;color=00ADEF&amp;fullscreen=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" width="640" height="360"></embed></object><p><a href="https://vimeo.com/7945216">Loam roam - North Shore</a> from <a href="https://vimeo.com/leelau">Lee Lau</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

    Unfortunately the angle leaves the cam pretty exposed. I'm suitably impressed by the ContourHD though - its pretty darn tough and keeps shooting despite taking quite a few rock and puddle hits. I only have a 12" length of the flex rod so am going to try mounted to a longer rod for skiing



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    Quote Originally Posted by Polar Bear
    For this video, I used a tripod (National Geographic NGTT1 I believe) with two TriNewts attached to the tripod and their batteries velcro'd to the legs:

    The top tube mount on this bike was made with two Minoura Swing Grips attached with a pipe clamp:


    To illuminate the handlebars, I added 4 Swiss Army LED microlights:


    When I don't need the TriNewts on the tripod, I just carry this tripod:


    It fits in a small digital camera belt case:


    I occasionally attach a boom (pole) to the downtube of the frame (so the camera moves with the frame and not the handlebars - for the front view of the rider. For the side view of the rider, I attach the boom to the handlebars. I attach this pole with rubber shims (to protect the frame and prevent movement) and pipe clamps. I used to use the GoPro bar mount with the swivel attachments to aim the camera (on the pole), but now I use a VIO superclamp:


    It is a bit more stable and allows for some interesting options:


    Some of the other camera mounts I have used have been on the fork:


    and under the bottom bracket:
    You guys have truly left me in the dust with these mounts. Awesome! Thanks for sharing.
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    Polar Bear i really enjoy your snow ride, it was what i do every evening in these months, but on my trails i've got more snow. I wish in next month Ded Moroz (russian Santa) will bring me GoPro HD

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    Well you better have winter tires on snow in sub 0 condtions - or else...
    Last edited by luap; 12-20-2009 at 11:59 AM.

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