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has anyone tried mounting the camera pointing behind at a following rider?...

it seems like it would make for an interesting perspective.... i would try it myself, but my videos are a little :yawn: ...

and besides, i'm not sporting a pheonix or anything like that...
 

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dog said:
has anyone tried mounting the camera pointing behind at a following rider?...

it seems like it would make for an interesting perspective.... i would try it myself, but my videos are a little :yawn: ...

and besides, i'm not sporting a pheonix or anything like that...
you mean like this


Volume 2 from Yo Greg on Vimeo.
 

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I dont have the video edited yet but our last trip on the mogollion rim we reveresed the helmet mount to point backwards and got some pretty cool footage. You dont get to see much on turns but it was pretty funny when the guy wearing the camera did a endo. It went from trail to blue sky instantly.
 

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yogreg - that was really cool :thumbsup: ... thanks for posting that! what was the camera mounted to?

kdimon - i hope the camera man was OK... but it'd be cool to see it...
 

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I've tried it a few times but never really got the video I was hoping for. I always seem to end up with it pointing right at the sun or the follow rider is out of view.
 

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dog said:
yogreg - that was really cool :thumbsup: ... thanks for posting that! what was the camera mounted to?

kdimon - i hope the camera man was OK... but it'd be cool to see it...
Camera was mounted to my seatpost.
 

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Ok so here is a video from that weekend but by watching this you are promising not to make fun of the corny graphics, way to many transitions and keep in mind I was trying the auto edit feature in Power director, so basicly I just dropped all of the footage from the weekend and said make me a video and this is what it spit out. With less transitions and corny graphics it would have been pretty decent but it was the first try and and I had no idea of what I was getting into. Towards the last half of the video is the reverse camera unfortanetly the computer did not feel the endo was worthy of putting in the auto edit I guess. Maybe this weekend I will get caught up and get some editing done.


Cabin Loop Mogollon Rim Arizona from Kris Dimon on Vimeo.
 

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kdimon said:
Towards the last half of the video is the reverse camera unfortanetly the computer did not feel the endo was worthy of putting in the auto edit I guess.
Aw man... i was kinda looking forward to that...:D (is that wrong?)
 

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Not wrong at all that was acctually the first thing I wanted to watch when we got home from that trip.
 

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Done it a few times. Mounting the camera to the bike works MUCH better than on a helmet looking backwards. Or at least that's what I found on our twisty turny trails.

When the camera is looking forward you (or at least me) tends to turn your head in the direction of the next turn. That works good for filming the person ahead of you since they just started that turn. But when the camera is looking behind you it means you point the camera off of them. So I got a lot of video of seeing the person behind me for a split second as they passed through the field of view. I generally quit videoing behind me with the helmet camera.
 
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