Sunday, May 31, 2020

Another Helmet Cam Test

 Actually every time I use the helmet cam its gonna be a test because I never know what I'm gonna get. I could know if I mounted my spare phone on the handlebar but I just haven't gotten around to it yet. The bike has been pretty neglected with all the DIY going on around here and if I ever get caught up there are a few things I'd like to do to the big Ultra. We'll get into those in a future post. 
 I decided the best way to test the audio was to tell a short story. I'm hoping it turned out because I'm typing this while the footage is still downloading to my puter and I still don't know if its usable yet. If the video turns out to be about a toolbox or garage project then you know the bike footage was crap.



  1. If it's the same one, Bill and I were with you and I don't think I got out of 1st gear on the wing until we got back to the highway!

    1. Ya my memory about who was there is a bit foggy. Was anyone else there?

  2. The video and audio were fine. Because of the wide view of a GoPro you sort of have to guess at where they're pointing unless you have one with a rear display.

    The first time I used mine on a helmet I had mine pointed down too far and was only seeing the dash and a little of the road. Feels claustrophobic.

    I don't feel much draw to shooting these sorts of POV videos because I don't have much to say while I'm riding and without that the video just sort of drones on with the pavement rolling underneath and not really seeing details of anything else.

    You seem to have stories so it worked for you in this one.

    Also, I've convinced myself to only post videos that are short. POV stuff while riding and talking get long.

    Bottom line though, I don't know what the heck I'm doing so anything might happen with my videos. I follow DanDan the Fireman on YouTube to watch his post-crash assessments of videos submitted. The POV footage is excellent content for that.

    But who wants to crash to have a popular video!!??

    Anyways, you seem to have the tech squared away. Now comes the hard part...

  3. Ya, coming up with stories. I've been so busy lately I haven't had a lot of time to think about it but I wanted a system in place for when I do want to tell a story while riding. The goal would be the story and the footage as background noise. If I vacation this year on the blue ridge parkway then I'd have a good visual back drop.