I needed a video camera mount for bicycles so i could video other bicycling type activities and give the whole production a "swooshy cycling feeling". This turned out to work pretty well with what I had, many of the parts will be substitutable by other materials.

Step 1: Camera Choice

I have a new video camera (SONY PDX-10 - it's a fab 3 chip miniDV that does native 16:9, i got PAL because it's got more pixels that i can screw with post production). i wanted to video some tow-in-skateboarding, so I needed a mount for the bike that would give me hands free operation of the cam...
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that's a sweet bike
you now that tie rope to a bicycle and jump on the skateboard (kinda like street wakeboarding. ya. my friends and i invented that.(its way better with a flow board(its like the new street surfer or rip stick)
Ahaa, sure you did....
yup, sure did tyvm
gang de malade. portez au moins un casque!
Mais sans casque c'est beaucoup plus amusant!
Adding the washers was (ugly but) brilliant!
this is fantastic project, but i'm quite surprised why aren't you using a scewing system that doesn't require tools , just with your hands ? <br/>it would be also so great to have a simple adjustable handle to readjust the camera in a single movement cycling ... do you know &quot;bras magique Manfrotto&quot; ? <br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.panavisionboutique.fr/index.php?cPath=23">http://www.panavisionboutique.fr/index.php?cPath=23</a><br/>it would be worse buying the cheapest and open it to understand the system (with cables i think) to translated in a diy style.<br/>
We're expecting to put a camera on a new electric motorcycle facing the rear to see vehicles in the distance to replace a mirror. What camera, lens, and stableazation do you recommend? Also, the image needs to be reversed by software to replicate a mirrored image to not be confusing to the rider. Do you know of software that can handle live feed images? Jay@GoWheel.com
I would REALLY like to se the reaction of the guy/gal I'de ditch off the starting line with my drag racin', street-legal, NEDRA world-record holdin' 48V (concept vehicle class) E-racer motorcycle running on GoWheel Li-Po batteries! Bring on the amps! ~Harvey
depending on the display you are using (I'm picturing in my head some kind of small lcd screen) you could actually disassemble the display package, flip the lcd around (just the lcd, not the backlight) and voila! image is reversed without the need for an embedded software solution.
maybe you could make a small (LCD)screen on your steer, so that you can see what you're filming :D
Thats bloody simple ,but secure and works for me a treat thanks!
That's sweet! What if you mounted the camera to a swiveling anchor that you could tow from?, then the camera would automatically pan back and forth and follow the rider as he carved! Now go celebrate with a Shakin' Jesse at Can't Fail Cafe!!!
And on a steamroller no less! Nice work!!<br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.fixpert.com/bike-lane/clean-your-bike/">http://www.fixpert.com/bike-lane/clean-your-bike/</a><br/>
Two suggestions:<br/><br/>1) Get a wide angle lens (well for that camera, it would actually be a filter, but who's counting?) so that the rider is in frame even when standing.<br/><br/>2) Make something like this ( <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.overtons.com/modperl/overtons/detail/pdetail2.cgi?r=detail_view&amp;item_num=17440">http://www.overtons.com/modperl/overtons/detail/pdetail2.cgi?r=detail_view&amp;item_num=17440</a> ) so that the rider is always in frame. Yeah, the video might be a little jerky, but if you're really worried about it, you could buy a camera head.<br/>

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