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Best camcoder for mounting on motorcycle??

by Rohn12345 / December 9, 2008 8:00 AM PST

So, I am looking for a relatively inexpensive camcorder that I can mount on motorcycle for video footage. My intentions are to capture some video footage of me and my friends on the close circuit tracks.

Needless to say that the camcoder must hold up to low frequency vibration. Any help is welcome.

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As always, set a budget and see what fits...
by boya84 / December 9, 2008 12:50 PM PST

Your requirement: "must hold up to low frequency vibration" = MiniDV tape or flash memory. No hard disc drive... if you stay with traditional camcorders.

Depending on your budget, you may want to use a camcorder (with AV-in) or other digital recording device and a helmet-cam to capture the video. Like something from Viosport...

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Best camcoder for mounting on motorcycle??
by Rohn12345 / December 17, 2008 6:54 AM PST

Thanks. I will try the SD card recording only. If that does not work,I will have to go to helmet mount cam or something like that.

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How about this option?
by Dan Filice / December 17, 2008 8:36 AM PST

Look into a small fluid head mount for your camcorder. Even the smallest and cheapest will make any camcorder look like a million bucks as it will absorb the bumps and vibrations. I saw some on www.samys.com for $250, but they also have high-end ones for $1800.00. Ever wonder how they get auto and motorcycle video with a camera that looks decent? Answer: Fluid head.

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