Adding an extra camera to the bike

VetBiker

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Where is a good place to mount another camera on the bike? I use a chin mount and want to add another view,. What has worked best for you all?
 

HippoDrone

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People seem to like a bar camera facing the rider, that also allows you to cut the video easier when getting rid of dead space between talking etc
 
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Drakhen99

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Hippo is right - bar or fairing mounted camera facing the rider, and it does make scene cuts much less noticeable. I even put in footage once from later in the ride because you couldn't tell it wasn't the same road, but added to the flow :D

The longer answer is: anywhere you can mount one... down by the foot pegs, facing backwards around the rear fender, on a selfie stick off to one side, engine guards... they all work, and I've done all those :D

-John
 

R-Rated

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2014 Harley Davidson (FLHTK) Ultra Limited
Here are the few I use

Handlebar facing rider
Highway bar low with 360 camera to give multiple options on point of view
Rear saddlebag bar with 360 camera to give multiple options on point of view
Luggage rack on trunk with 360 camera to give multiple options on point of view
 
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Moto Mengy

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I have my 2nd camera mounted to the bars looking back at me too, but it's a 360° camera so I can point it in any direction. Gives me more than just two camera angles to work with! :cool:
 

Skipshift

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I use the chin mount and one mounted on my front right mirror (sport bike) facing backwards.
I've seen a few people (mostly females) that mount a rear facing cam dead center of the bars or cluster... can't imagine why though :rolleyes:.
As a male I don't think that view would appeal to very many people :p
 

Drakhen99

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I mount my rear-facing camera to where the viewer can see me wildly gesturing, and some of the scenery around me. :D

-John
 
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Drakhen99

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the more cameras you mount - the more work you will have later on to edit all that crap :D

YUP! @Dewey316 uses 4 cameras regularly. I usually use 2, but sometimes I have a 3rd or 4th one running, and it's a significant increase in editing time!

-John
 
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Dewey316

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YUP! @Dewey316 uses 4 cameras regularly. I usually use 2, but sometimes I have a 3rd or 4th one running, and it's a significant increase in editing time!

-John
It doesn't really change my editing time at all. I toss them in a multicam, same work to edit as 2 cameras. The 360 does add some extra time in though.
 
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Drakhen99

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It doesn't really change my editing time at all. I toss them in a multicam, same work to edit as 2 cameras. The 360 does add some extra time in though.

I should clarify - when running many cameras, I find it harder to decide which to use and when. Which adds time. :D

-John
 
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Drakhen99

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I find this to be very true as well.

Now that you've got a 360 camera, you can spend hours reframing that footage... just saying :D

I think for one video, a 30-second clip took me about an hour to set up - I reframed the 360 footage to the beat of the music track I selected for it, and tweaked all the angles and stuff. It was fun, but not something I'd like to do on the regular.

-John
 
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