I started to enumerate the various mounting positions for the GoPros that I have. This is all for the summer trip mainly, but it’s something I’d like to have a handle on.
Basically, I’m looking to have a better idea of what type of shots I’ll have in various places on the bike, along with what I might be able to do with them.
So far I’ve come up with these as the likely mounting locations:
- Helmet – top
- Helmet – side
- Beak (the front of the bike)
- Handlebars aimed at me
- Left crash bar
- Right crash bar
- Left pannier aimed front
- Left pannier aimed out
- Left pannier aimed in/under
- Right pannier aimed front
- Right pannier aimed out
- Right pannier aimed in/under
- Tail aimed back
- Pannier cross-brace aimed back
- Pannier cross-brace aimed front towards tire/suspension
- Selfie stick (passenger holding)
So, I have a variety of shots I can get. Next, the GoPro allows three different fields of view depending on the resolution and frames/second.
(Above data based on GoPro Hero4 Black firmware 2.0.0)
So I’ll have to look at various fields of view in each of these locations to see what I like best.
On top of all that I have to figure out how much footage I can store on a 64GB card in the various modes.
So many questions… so many decisions.
Since I have two GoPros I can test out a couple configurations each trip — mostly back and forth to work — and start collating the results.
Similarly, I have to figure out the battery life in each of these modes (both with and without a battery pack) to see what I can do in terms of time lapse videos.
Su much data… so fun. :-)