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Old 04-24-2009, 06:48 AM   #1
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Where do you mount your VIO POV.1 camera?

Just got myself a VIO POV.1 camera and would like to know where you have mounted the camera.
I have an Arai XD3 helmet and was thinking of mounting the camera on the peak is this a good idea? What's the best way of doing this?

Any other good advice regarding the use of this camera would be great too.
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Old 04-24-2009, 08:59 AM   #2
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I use the Launch Helmet Cams Nike Proof helmet Mount, mounted just behind the peak above the peak mounting point.

I think if you placed it on your peak it would move too much.

My Vid's...

You Tube - Crap quality but free

Smug Mug - Costs but good quality.

You can see the black thing on the white helmet in this shot.
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Old 04-24-2009, 09:14 AM   #3
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Again,with Nuke proof mount, but on the side of the Helmet about jaw level. This position was recommended by the guys at Launch Helmet.Ive crashed plenty of times and it has never hit the ground
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Old 04-24-2009, 09:23 AM   #4
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...on the side of the Helmet about jaw level. ....
Have you ever mounted it anywhere else to compare?

How about you Knackers?
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Old 04-24-2009, 02:23 PM   #5
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Close up photo?

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I use the Launch Helmet Cams Nike Proof helmet Mount, mounted just behind the peak above the peak mounting point.

I think if you placed it on your peak it would move too much.

My Vid's...

You Tube - Crap quality but free

Smug Mug - Costs but good quality.

You can see the black thing on the white helmet in this shot.


I don't suppose you have a close up photo of your helmet with the camera mounted do you. Have you found this to be the best spot to mount it? Does the Nuke proof unit come off when your not using it?
Where do you put the recording unit? Jacket pocket or backpack?
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Old 04-24-2009, 02:24 PM   #6
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Any video I can look at?

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Again,with Nuke proof mount, but on the side of the Helmet about jaw level. This position was recommended by the guys at Launch Helmet.Ive crashed plenty of times and it has never hit the ground


Have you got any video taken with camera mounted on the side of the helmet that I can look at?
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Old 04-24-2009, 03:06 PM   #7
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Again,with Nuke proof mount, but on the side of the Helmet about jaw level. This position was recommended by the guys at Launch Helmet.Ive crashed plenty of times and it has never hit the ground
+1 it works much better there. If it's on the peak or behind the peak you get too much angle

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Old 04-24-2009, 03:27 PM   #8
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I also have a tourX. I feel the peak is too flimsy and you would get a lot of shake. I mount mine at jaw level on the side of the helmet using the velcro patch that comes with the camera.



I fall a lot and nothing has happened... yet.

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Old 04-24-2009, 05:44 PM   #9
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I also have a tourX. I feel the peak is too flimsy and you would get a lot of shake. I mount mine at jaw level on the side of the helmet using the velcro patch that comes with the camera.



I fall a lot and nothing has happened... yet.

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Thanks for the advice but where do you carry the recording unit? I was thinking of putting it in a pocket on my camelpak?
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Thanks for the advice but where do you carry the recording unit? I was thinking of putting it in a pocket on my camelpak?
exactly, you need to cover the microphone with some foam too to cut out the wind noise
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Thanks for the advice but where do you carry the recording unit? I was thinking of putting it in a pocket on my camelpak?


Initially this was just a makeshift arrangement, but it has worked so well and obviously swapping it out to my push bike is easy - no clips or tape.

From the lens on the side of the helmet I run the cable into the helmet under the same side cheek pads.

To get it right I double the cable at the microphone and place it just to the right of where my mouth is right beside the end of the cheek pad. I have tried it with the mic opening towards my mouth and towards the helmet. It is more comfortable for me with the hole towards the mouth. The downside is the heavy breathing.

I run the pickup setting for the mic at 3




I then run both cables back in behind the cheek pad. The side that runs out to the camera has a bit more in the cheek pad than the bit that runs to the camera.







So that the microphone sits here;


What it looks like all in. Sometimes I feel the mic is sitting low and just give it a push back in with my thumb.



I make the cable come back forward over the lens before going down and under the hlemet as I have found that the cable sometimes catches on the clips of the Leatt Brace if I don't do this.



I keep the camera in my left breast pocket of my jacket. I have found that putting it in my camelbac is PITA as it makes taking the helmet off for a breather a mission. If I am
riding more hectic stuff then I cable tie the unit to the left breast plate of my pressure suit for the same reason. The cable from the camera to the helmet is run under the chest strap for my camelbak but above the Leatt brace.
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Old 04-25-2009, 05:51 AM   #12
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Thanks

Thanks Kamyana, you have helped clear a few issues up for me. Now to go and put it all into practice.
One of the main reasons I bought this camera was to film our ride through the Himalayas in July so I need to get some practice in before I go.
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Old 04-25-2009, 06:10 PM   #13
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Getting there!

Now where do you find is the best spot for the "Remote recording button"?
Have you found a good cheap supplier for the SD cards?

And lastly Kamyana, please explain the use for the "How to Survive a Disaster" book in one of your photos!!!!
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Old 04-25-2009, 07:15 PM   #14
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How much are these cameras ?
Who sells them in Australia ?

kamanya I like your sand video , better you than me picking that bike up , I drop mine quite regularly and I think I have a hernia now :(
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Old 04-25-2009, 07:19 PM   #15
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Here you go!

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How much are these cameras ?
Who sells them in Australia ?

kamanya I like your sand video , better you than me picking that bike up , I drop mine quite regularly and I think I have a hernia now :(


Have a look at their web site, it explains it all.

http://www.launchhelmetcams.com/fully-integrated/pov1
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