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I have a JVC EVERIO hard drive video camera, trying to record a ride today using the camera on a RAM mount. It appears the hard drive can't take the vibration, even the little bit the GW has. The EVERIO also has a SD slot, I was wondering if recording to the SD card would work. Anyone have any experience using the EVERIO or similar hard drive video camera? Like to know before I waste money on the card then find out it won't work either.

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azjerry said:
I have a JVC EVERIO hard drive video camera, trying to record a ride today using the camera on a RAM mount. It appears the hard drive can't take the vibration, even the little bit the GW has. The EVERIO also has a SD slot, I was wondering if recording to the SD card would work. Anyone have any experience using the EVERIO or similar hard drive video camera? Like to know before I waste money on the card then find out it won't work either.

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I haven't recorded with a HD camera, but I have recorded on my Sabre and my TiWing. I used a regular Mini DV camcorder mounted on a ram ball mount that is attached to the front left engine guard. It's easy enough to get to, doesn't vibrate much and is very steady. I recently purchased the Oregon Scientific ATC2K Camera that uses SD cards (up to 2 GB) and will record at 640 x 480. The camera comes with several mounts including one for the helmet. The average price is around $129.00 but I was able to get it for $99.00. Vibration doesn't bother this camera.

I have some sample video posted on my Sabre site.

www.thesabrehood.org

I also have a splitter with an adjustable volume wheel to put the music from my ipod onto the video.

Matt
 

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I was considering the engine guard but thought it puts the camera out in the elements too much. It probably would be a lot less vibration than my handlebar mount though. I might give it a try.

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I was considering the engine guard but thought it puts the camera out in the elements too much. It probably would be a lot less vibration than my handlebar mount though. I might give it a try.

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Male a little bracket and put a hunk of plexiglass in front of the lens. Sure beats replacing the lens (which probably means replacing the camera).
 

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azjerry said:
I was considering the engine guard but thought it puts the camera out in the elements too much. It probably would be a lot less vibration than my handlebar mount though. I might give it a try.

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Male a little bracket and put a hunk of plexiglass in front of the lens. Sure beats replacing the lens (which probably means replacing the camera).
I just use a cheap filter. screws right in. but the rest of the camera isn't protected.. hmmmm...
 
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