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Cycling with a camera / video cam(6 posts)

Cycling with a camera / video camsuperdog
Jun 27, 2003 7:48 PM
Has anybody here rigged up a system to take real-time video while cycling. At they sell these sunglasses with a video camera in the nose bridge. There is a wire that comes out the end of the earpiece that you can run down the back of your jersey and plug into an s-video input on a small video camcorder. I guess you could put the video recorder in your jersey pocket or under the seat.

Last year at a crit, I saw a guy duct-tape a small video camcorder to his helmet. I thought that would be against USCF rules but he didn't get kicked out. Go figure.

I thought it would be fun to capture some ride clips and also use to cam to document drivers involved in malicious acts against cyclists. Just a thought... Any body ever rig up something like this?
re: Cycling with a camera / video camfirstrax
Jun 27, 2003 7:56 PM
I have a Sony IX10 in seat bag with an Exatel mpeg2 encoder and notebook hard drive for storage. I only use it on fun rides with the gang. I also have a mount for it on my snowboard.
re: Cycling with a camera / video campurplepaul
Jun 27, 2003 8:04 PM
There's nothing to it and results are pretty cool, especially if you mount the camera on the fork or side of the handlebars (when going through traffic, you get unbelievable near misses). I think a much more flexible system would be to buy a tiny camera

and attach it to your helmet for some things, handlebars for others and fork for really cool short clips.

Check out They have absolutely incredible cameras at very cheap prices. I've bought many from them and have never been disappointed.
re: Cycling with a camera / video camCritLover
Jun 27, 2003 9:17 PM
here's a cool clip I just saw from a local crit here in Brooklyn. It says real audio link, but it's not audio. Anyway, I see him around the local races and will ask what kind of camera he used. It's a real fast race, and it looks like he got third.

You can email him at his website and ask also,
re: Cycling with a camera / video camThorman
Jun 28, 2003 3:54 AM
I've been checking out this guy's site for quite a while now. No road bike stuff, but some killer MTB footage. He also has some info on how to do it. Looks like a nice setup.

These guys have some nice helmet cams.DERICK
Jun 28, 2003 4:51 PM

I've been wanting one of these for a while. Maybe before my next trip to Moab.