When I first got my GoProHD Hero1 I have always wanted move it around so that I could shoot on either the left or right sides, and also to the rear when I have someone riding behind me. Most bike videos are shot looking straight ahead which becomes a bit boring after a while
I am leaving on a trip soon and I wanted to get my mount ready and also mount my Spot2 to my handlebars using RAM mounts. I am also powering my Garmin Nuvi GPS using a USB power cable.
I am using a combination of RAM mounts to get the Hero1 away from the windshield so it hangs out into the wind as if it is floating over the road
I have the large tripod mount which is attached to a tripod head. Most ball mounts only have ONE knob so you cannot rotate it. I went looking around for one with TWO knobs but they are very expensive or only come attached to tripods and not sold separately. I have exhausted all the local photo shops but then I remembered that I have just such a head which I do not use because it has the stupid Arca Swiss removeable quick release. If you own one you will know what I mean
Here is my conglomeration of parts. A U-mount to the handlebar then a short extension connected by a double 1" ball and then a normal extension. I do not want to shoot video looking through the windshield, so this allows my Hero1 to peak out to the side, or over the top
I recorded my first test video last week
and last week commuting home from work, I decided to take the freeway home on my BMW R1200R
Since I am going to be using my small 11.6" Acer i3 Laptop for my trip I decided post this entry with it. The keyboard is a little cramped as I am a touch typist but I have to get used to it as it has to be my friend for a few weeks and I want to be able to post daily as long as I have WiFi
I also edited and rendered the following video using this small laptop. I have an old version of Premier Elements installed and I wanted to see how it handled the large files.
Here is the 2nd test video
On Saturday I headed down to Gastown where I snapped this photo of Nu2Me
Mrs Skoot has been house bound for a couple of weeks now so on Sunday we decided to take a short drive so she could see what was outside of our 4 walls.
As you notice I transition into Spring mode quite easily