How To Set Up An Action Camera For Mountain Biking

How To Set Up An Action Camera For Mountain Biking


– It’s easier than ever to
get amazing riding footage to remind you of good times. Action cameras are really
good, they’re cheap but the key to getting great footage is where you place the cameras. – There’s two great options:
there’s one on your helmet and there’s one on your chest. So let’s go and see how we
can get these all set up. (uptempo music) So this is the chestie. This is the perfect angle
to capture your action. It grabs your cockpit, it grabs
the trail in front of you. Basically you just clip it on like this. You’ve got a number of settings, you can pull this strap, this strap, two straps behind you and one
in the middle of your back. You don’t want it on your
belly, it’s not a belly strap. It’s a chestie, so you
want it right in the middle between your two pecs here. The best thing about
getting a perfect angle is mounting the GoPro
upside down like that. Now what you wanna do is setup,
you can capture everything. You don’t want your camera
pointing down like this. Cause your just gonna get this top tube and probably your handlebars,
nothing in front of you. So what you wanna do
is angle it like that, take a look, if you’ve
got the app on your phone you can take a look at that, that is a great way of
getting the perfect angle. So I’ve seen a lot of action that people have captured of them riding probably the sickest trail. But, they’ve had their
GoPro facing the top tube. When you walking around,
there’s just the perfect angle but when you get on the bike you wanna see what your
GoPro is looking at. This obviously is showing top tube, and handle bars and ground. So there’s a top tip here for you. What you wanna do is mount your
GoPro upside down like this, move it you’ve got so much elevation here. You can move it around, get on your bike, look at your position. Look at your go-pro and see
that’s facing directly in front. That is gonna capture what’s
in front and my handlebars. So my last tip is you gotta make sure that your camera is in
the widest angle possible. Cause you wanna capture
your bars, your arms moving and everything around you. So yeah, let’s get going,
press record and start. (rock music) – When mounting your camera to your helmet you need to think about
the angle of footage you’re gonna get, but also
your comfort cause the camera does add a little bit
of noticeable weight, that can make your helmet rock around your head a little bit. So generally speaking
the best place to put it, is directly on top of your helmet just to get that weight
right in the middle. GoPro’s have these sticky mount, that is curved to match the helmet and actually they’re
really surprisingly strong. But make sure you find a
bit of a flat spot for it Make it sure it’s dry and clean
before you stick it to it. Firmly push the mount down
and give a couple minutes before you actually stick
your GoPro on there. They are actually pretty
easy to remove as well if you wanna take it off at a late state. Generally mounting your
camera to your helmet gives you the most stable video because it almost acts like a gyro Mounting your cameras
to the bar or the bike is gonna give you some
pretty rough footage. – You ready? – Let’s do it. – Let’s go Fool ya (Latin music) (takes deep breath) – So good, nice one. – That was epic – Now for some of the geeker
stuff, the tech settings. We always run our cameras at 1080P, either 25 or 50 Frames per second. – Today we’re running at
25 due to the low light and low light in the woods but when it comes to perfect
lighting, 50 frames is perfect. You can slow it down and get all in it. – If you wanna see some more
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