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ATC2000 positioning question

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by oldredeyes, 21 Dec 2007.

  1. oldredeyes

    oldredeyes Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Roundhay, Leeds
    I'm hoping that Santa will be bringing me a helmet cam next week. One quick question to those of you who have one already: is yours on the top of the helmet or on the side?

    I know a few safety queries have been raised about cameras on helmets in the event of a fall but I'd rather have the camera on the helmet than the handlebars.

    Thanks,

    Stuart.
     
  2. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    I'd have thought a camera on your helmet was a rather small factor in a fall, there's an awful lot more bad things out there waiting to be a factor

    can't help with the actual question other than pointing that for the full borg effect it needs to be side of head
     
  3. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Hi and welcome!

    I have passed my helmet camera on, but I used to wear it on the side of my helmet, but I know of others who wear it on the top. The ATC2000 has a fairly narrow field of view so it take a bit of practice to aim it right so that it isn't pointing at the sky or the road! You also need to be sure that there is not too much sky in the picture (when it is bright) as this will cause the camera to dim the input reducing what you can see at ground level.

    Yes there is probably a safety issue wearing a camera on your helmet (the ATC does protrude a fair amount). However, it is visible and drivers do drive more carefully when the see it. So in my opinion I think the benefits outweigh the risks.
     
  4. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    I use mine on top, although this has been easier since I changed helmets, the old one didn't really have a flat enough top bit.

    I don't know that it would make that much difference in an accident... Some extra twisting of the head maybe...
     
  5. mrben

    mrben New Member

    Location:
    Glasgow
    You mean no more vids from you?
     
  6. yorkshiregoth

    yorkshiregoth Master of all he surveys

    Location:
    Heathrow
    I have mine on the handlebars but you get a lot of vibration noise with this method.
     
  7. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    That was my old camera which I raffled on here for charity a while back (probably before you joined). I've had a new one since August.

    Check out this thread http://www.cyclechat.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=5009

    There will be plenty more videos from me in the new year I'm sure!! :angry::smile:
     
  8. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    who could possibly doubt that, I don;t think you have a job or even a home magna, I think you just prowl the streets with a live uplink streaming video to some data centre etc etc