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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-17-2009, 06:07 PM Thread Starter
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My first attempt to record video on the bike

Well, it's not great but it's only a first attempt...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ps17AIzOkvI

I await your comments and helpful tips.

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I'm not a videographer but nice, I liked it. Seemed a little weired to be viewing as I tend to ride on the right side of the roadway.

Edit: I just saw you're in 'Central Joisey' Where about? I thought it looked like a little around here in Hunterdon County.

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I'm not a videographer but nice, I liked it. Seemed a little weired to be viewing as I tend to ride on the right side of the roadway.
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I just saw you're in 'Central Joisey' Where about? I thought it looked like a little around here in Hunterdon County.
The first section was Amwell Road in Hillsborough; The second is South Branch Road, Hillsborough; Third is Readington Road, in Whitehouse Station; Fourth, Old York Road, Pleasant Run; and finally Amwell Road, Hillsborough back to the house.

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Great, we'll have to get together for a ride...

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Great, we'll have to get together for a ride...
That would be a blast! We could meet the Stanton General Store and ride up through Oldwick, High Bridge, Califon, and up to Schooleys Mountain.

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post #7 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-17-2009, 10:34 PM
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Nice! Way, WAY too much traffic on those backroads. 18-wheeler on a 1-lane road? Find roads with fewer cars!

Looking forward to watching more of your videos.

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Hey Ron,

I've been thinking about rigging up something to video some of my rides too. I've read a few places that the handlebars are not the best mounting place because they get all the feedback from the road causing the video to be shaky. Yours didn't seem to be very shaky at all. Were the roads really smooth?

I was thinking about mounting something to the engine guard, but it's so close to the bike that the front wheel would be in the way. Will that Ram mount hook to the engine guard? If so, will that arm get it away from the bike far enough to get the front wheel out of the picture?

What kind of camera did you use? I've also seen a couple places that the vibrations of the bike can mess up cameras with moving parts. I have one that records to a hard drive, but also has capability to record to SD cards, which is probably what I'd do. Did you have anything to protect the lens of the camera from bugs and road debris?

Now that I've given you the final exam for Motorcycle Video 101, the video looked great and I agree with EQ stay away from 18 wheelers on 1 lane roads.

Mom, I'm not wearing my helmet only for the purpose of taking this picture and
the background was digitally blurred to make it look like I'm going really fast.
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I actually thought it was one of the better ones I've seen, not too shaky. Good work dude. Hey, let me know if you guys put that ride together and don't mind a tag along...
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