Video Equipment

I’m currently running 3 video cameras.

  • GoPro Hero 5 Black
  • GoPro Session 5
  • Garmin Virb 360

The GoPro Hero 5 Black is mounted on my bars via a K-edge mount. K-edge aren’t cheap, but they make solid mounts that provide clear footage. I also use one to mount my Garmin Edge 1030.

The GoPro Session 5 is mounted on the saddle rails via a K-edge mount. Again very solid.

The Garmin Virb 360 is mounted on my helmet using a GoPro vented helmet mount.

I record in 1080p 30fps with both the GoPros. And the Garmin Virb 360 is obviously filmed in 360 video.

4 Replies to “Video Equipment”

  1. Hi, watched your videos for a while now and have just got myself the contour HD. I had a little ride out with the helmet mount today but, boy, was the footage wobbly! ( looked a bit like riding a bike in an earthquake). What suggestions would you have for stabilising the helmet mount to minimise vibration?. Soft foam padding under helmet mount maybe?.

    1. Make sure that the helmet mount has 2 good points of contact on the helmet and then do the straps up nice and tight. There can be a slight problem with pin that holds the tilting part of the mount in place. If you can see the pin popping out then that is a problem. Push it back in with a knife or a thin key. Your helmet also needs to be a good fit on your head. If that wobbles then you will never get a good picture.

  2. I’m looking to getting a second camera, my current one cost just £40 from Ebay and battery life is bad, but does me fine for my daily commute. How long would a single charge last on the Contour? My longest leisure ride is normally just under 2 hours, or 4 hours for the BHF L2B.
    4ChordsNoNet (Peter)

    1. You might just squeeze 4 hours out of it.
      You can change the settings so it records at a lower bitrate and you can replace the battery, although you have to buy an extra one that fits.

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