Camera View through Windshield?

HeyItsRick

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2017 Harley Davidson Iron 833
So I've recently installed a new fairing, the windshield is low enough that I can see over it though my chin-mount camera is right in front of it. After my last little adventure offroad, I realized that the tinted windshield sucks, couldnt see anything in front of the bike and it obstructs view of the camera.

So my thoughts are to go with a clear windshield but I'm curious, what do yall think about a camera view through a windshield?
What are your thoughts on a side view as well?
I may go that route at least until the clear windshield is installed.

I'm trying to get away from the standard motovlogs but I do want to record my point of view for some shots.

Here's the side view I'd be going for if I decided to go that route
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Here's what it looks like currently
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HippoDrone

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Am not a fan of the distorted view through the screen, even with clear screens I find it a little off putting.
 

R-Rated

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View through the screen is fine as long as it is clear in my opinion. Side mount is ok but not as good of view as a great chin mount.

In this thumbnail from a recent video, my screen is not really noticeable but the sun is behind me.
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Here is an older video with sun facing me
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Both look like the viewer is in the saddle. I shoot with Superview about 95% of the time so the windshield does not take up much of the view. Plus the shield is optically correct so very little distortion (if any).
 

WheelyPerd

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A clear screen looks pretty good, I'm also a fan of the side view (on your helmet) but I shoot my footage that way, so Im biased
 
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LoneWolfer

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Clear windshields are cool, but tinted ones make it less interesting to watch. Just make sure ya keep it clean as they accumulate a lot of bugs and a dirty/hazy windshield can get distracting to a viewer. Side view is okay but that rider in teh sadde viewpoint is much more viseral in my opinion. And having it mounted to the side of th helmet gets a little rough with riding at higher speeds with it catching the wind. But I guess you can get used to that.
 

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