POV Camera trial#2 Saturday Morning Die Hards ride to Bauvelt 2013 Jan 5

Second try at POV camera on bicycle, Photographer David Neff, an avid NYC cyclist shoots a time lapse on the weekly cycle club excursion to share with Dad

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    My father introduced me to cycling, not just by taking off my training wheels, but by showing me his trophy and a newspaper clipping of his thanksgiving prize turkey won at a Philadelphia Criterium back in the early 50’s.  I did my first century ride with my dad when I was 13 but it wasn’t until my late 30’s that I would make them a regular weekend Saturday ride.  The last time I got dad on a bike was three years ago, and unless modern medicine gets a whole lot more scifi, it’s unlikely that we’ll have his bike out for another century.  About every Sunday, I speak with my parents and when I tell dad about my ride, I always wish I could share a bit more of it.  Round one, seems batteries only last for the first 35 or so miles, it’s a start.  This week, tested my first iteration of a handlebar mount fabbed at home on a 3d printer.  If you don’t mind staring at backsides in spandex, not so bad.  Helmet mount is a little better but not quite as comfortable.  Maybe next time.  Also in the works, maybe shooting a seat mount.  Ride behind me?  Say cheese!

     

    Tech

    • Camera: Swann Freestyle on Full auto (no other choice)
    • Resolution: 8MP
    • Capture rate: 3sec
    • MP4 composed at 720p with Adobe Lightroom4
    • Handlebar mount… 
Version D Swann handlebar mount
Version D Swann handlebar mount
This is the first prototype for the mount, with 65 miles on it, I have a few mods in mind and will print out another maybe tomorrow.  The part I fabricated is the silver clamp on the bars, it integrates with the proprietary mount that comes with the Swann Freestyle camera system.

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