I had an awesome ride this weekend with my Brother and Friend Dan!! I brought the GoPro HD Hero2 and went to town filming during the ride!! I mounted the GoPro on the front bumper, the back bumper and and inner frame rail in the front towards the suspension. It came out pretty good considering the amount of camera shake involved from the engine vibrations, bumbs and jumps.
I used Final Cut X to put the clips together and exported them at 720p HD to limit the file size a bit. I hope you enjoy this as I put it together in a more exciting way as I’m trying to figure out this movie editing. It’s easy to edit, but making a cool exciting final product is easier said than done!! In any event, I think this video is a bit better in the entertainment department than my past attempts. 😉 See what you think and let me know if you have any questions, ect…
Here’s the Ride Hero Mount I used to attach the GoPro HD HERO2 to the Yamaha Banshee 350:
And here is the Helmet Front Mount attachment, although I didn’t use it in the video below:
Sample GoPro HD Hero2 Video:
I do need to mention that although you can mount the GoPro HD HERO2 to almost anything, it’s not vibration proof. When mounting it to the metal bumper and frame rails of the quad for example, the video footage was very clear until I started the machine. Once the quad was running the vibration did heavily degrade the footage. However, when you have the camera mounted to your helmet for example, the vibrations from the quad are dampened and the video looks much much better and clear. With that being said the footage is still very good in my opinion, and how else would you be able to get such cool angles for relatively little money?
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