Helmet cam. Used for possible collision.

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Helmet cam. Used for possible collision.

Postby Bluedoggy » Sun Nov 25, 2012 01:00 am

Ok. Had a few CLOSE calls recently with guys clipping me with there vans etc. was thinking of getting a contour/Gopro whatever to try and record a possible event. Do any of you gentlemen have camcorders or do you think it's a lost legal cause?
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Re: Helmet cam. Used for possible collision.

Postby Neale1978 » Sun Nov 25, 2012 01:07 am

Where is this happening.. City centre riding?

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Postby NewTTer » Sun Nov 25, 2012 07:13 am

You will be in danger of turning a helmet cam warrior and going out looking for incidents to film and upload. Plenty of evidence of this on you tube, just leave it.

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Postby Neale1978 » Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:50 am

Some people seem to ride as if they own the road or dont think as much as they could do quick enough so try anything except buy a camera which will only make things worse in the long run

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Re: Helmet cam. Used for possible collision.

Postby essjaydee » Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:08 pm

Bluedoggy wrote:Ok. Had a few CLOSE calls recently with guys clipping me with there vans etc. was thinking of getting a contour/Gopro whatever to try and record a possible event. Do any of you gentlemen have camcorders or do you think it's a lost legal cause?


Probably the best evidence you could present at a case. I was involved in an incident involving a motorcyclist who was successfully prosecuted on the video evidence we had from a camera.

Entirely up to you if you want a camera or not. If your having lots of close calls, then maybe worth getting one.

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Postby philbar72 » Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:16 pm

got the go pro 3 white and have bar mounted it for the moment. its a tough little bugger, and the daylight footage is pretty good, it does 1080p 25 frames a second (PAL) or 30 (NTSC) and then you can drop it down to 720p..... so technically its pretty good. in use its very reliable... but i've never had a near miss or a crash yet, i just use it for training to see where i am going right or wrong...

as for mounting it on a helmet, well i think i'd look a bit of a helmet with it on... they come with super sticky mounting pads but for whatever reason i don't think i could trust them.

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Postby FSR_XC » Sun Nov 25, 2012 18:15 pm

We specialise in insurance approved black box video cameras for motor vehicles.

Have one designed for cyclists just about to be launched:
http://www.dogcamsport.co.uk/roadhawk-ride.html

Will be in stock in next 2 weeks & will be available from Evans on-line.
The video on the link was me testing the prototype . . . .
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Postby essjaydee » Sun Nov 25, 2012 19:42 pm

FSR_XC wrote:We specialise in insurance approved black box video cameras for motor vehicles.

Have one designed for cyclists just about to be launched:
http://www.dogcamsport.co.uk/roadhawk-ride.html

Will be in stock in next 2 weeks & will be available from Evans on-line.
The video on the link was me testing the prototype . . . .


That looks good 8)

I bet the megane driver wasn't happy though, at 047s in the video!

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Postby TakeTurns » Sun Nov 25, 2012 20:41 pm

A camera is a good thing when it comes to proving what happened. Accidents are far too often left as 'accidents' due to lack of evidence.

Also, if you were to try claim from the driver's insurer, you wouldn't be able to without evidence which would prove the driver over 50% in fault.

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Postby webby 1805 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 15:59 pm

philbar72

they come with super sticky mounting pads but for whatever reason i don't think i could trust them.

Sorry Bud but check out youtube and snowboarding and watch the wipeouts and there cams are still attached that's with the sticky pads try sticking one of yours to something you won't use and try taking it of after leaving it for five minutes :wink:
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Re: Helmet cam. Used for possible collision.

Postby Bigpikle » Wed Nov 28, 2012 17:00 pm

FSR_XC wrote:We specialise in insurance approved black box video cameras for motor vehicles.

Have one designed for cyclists just about to be launched:
http://www.dogcamsport.co.uk/roadhawk-ride.html

Will be in stock in next 2 weeks & will be available from Evans on-line.
The video on the link was me testing the prototype . . . .


looks good but only 90 mins battery life seems a bit of a drawback. OK for most commutes I guess though - shame about training rides and events :(
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Postby FSR_XC » Wed Nov 28, 2012 19:02 pm

Bigpikle wrote:looks good but only 90 mins battery life seems a bit of a drawback. OK for most commutes I guess though - shame about training rides and events :(


As you mentioned, it is designed for commuting. At 78mm long, there ain't room for a bigger battery.

For longer rides the camera includes a cable to attach to an external battery. We will have a battery that extends the run time to around 5-6 hrs.

We have nearly as many pre-orders for this little camera as we do the Go-Pro Black
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Re: Helmet cam. Used for possible collision.

Postby diy » Wed Nov 28, 2012 21:36 pm

As long as it easy to see what happened you won't have any issue with it being evidence in a civil court. You don't need anything as sophisticated as a go pro and I would certainly advise something that is covert to avoid you getting robbed for you evidence.

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Postby Le Commentateur » Wed Nov 28, 2012 22:28 pm

Helmetcam warriors = narcissistic exhibitionists

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Postby Briggo » Wed Nov 28, 2012 22:37 pm

FSR_XC wrote:We specialise in insurance approved black box video cameras for motor vehicles.

Have one designed for cyclists just about to be launched:
http://www.dogcamsport.co.uk/roadhawk-ride.html

Will be in stock in next 2 weeks & will be available from Evans on-line.
The video on the link was me testing the prototype . . . .


Please tell me that video was only to show the cameras ability to record pretty good quality footage and not trying to highlight any 'issues' from drivers.

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Postby FSR_XC » Wed Nov 28, 2012 22:51 pm

Briggo wrote:Please tell me that video was only to show the cameras ability to record pretty good quality footage and not trying to highlight any 'issues' from drivers.


That was simply one test ride going home from work. No intent is meant
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Re: Helmet cam. Used for possible collision.

Postby philbar72 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 23:47 pm

webby 1805 wrote:philbar72

they come with super sticky mounting pads but for whatever reason i don't think i could trust them.

Sorry Bud but check out youtube and snowboarding and watch the wipeouts and there cams are still attached that's with the sticky pads try sticking one of yours to something you won't use and try taking it of after leaving it for five minutes :wink:



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