I wear a GoPro on my helmet when I'm cycling, and I already look like a tube.
Adding the Stubilizer will only increase my tubeness.
Why don't we just get a chicken to hold it for us?
Those among you who feel their lives lack stability are directed to Reg reader Stuart Smith's "Stubilizer" - a range of stabilising platforms for GoPro cameras which has just launched on Kickstarter. Stuart Smith models a 2-axis, helmet-mounted Stubilizer Stuart Smith sports a Stubilizer Back in January, we chewed the …
Helmets cracking is common and this process when designed into a safety device would actually involve energy dissipation. The front end on modern cars are designed to almost completely disintegrate in an accident. Schumacher's brain injury was likely caused by his brain impacting the skull, not the rock penetrating his brain.
The people spending this sort of money on videos for self gratification, have probably never considered the effects their extreme sports will have on their families if they bite the dust, if they did then helmet technology would have improved along with camera technology.
I don't fancy getting my paraglider lines caught up in that lot. GoPro bad enough for line snagging risk factor.
Also, from a pg point of view, if you're trying to get perfect smooth shots from a helmet cam then you're probably not keeping a good enough lookout all around you.
I'm sure these would be brilliant for other activities though. Ones without strings and necks involved.
Came here to say that - ^^^.
I bought a Brushless Gimbal to dangle a GoPro from the underside of my QuadCopter. I can get some sweet footage from a stabilised GoPro, you can even use a spare RC channel to control the camera angles.
A Brushless Gimbal uses the new generation of brushless DC motors arranged in and on two or more axes of a mounted camera (GoPro in this case), a microcontroller reads an IMU to determine how to keep it dead level, it's better than an RC servo driven gimbal because there's no twitching, no slow geared response, a brushless gimbal can very effectively cancel out quite violent rotational motion undesired in the final footage.
I sincerely hope he hasn't used the BGC AlexMOS firmware or somebody elses, at least without credit.
THEREIN LIES THE WEAKNESS.
My Go-Pros are helmet mounted and to ensure thieves don't break the flimsy mounting brackets and steal my cameras I mount them inside cages made from stainless steel round bar.
I have seen cameras ripped off by motorcycle riding thieves who don't even pause as they break cameras off.
The Stubilizer simply provides would be thieves with a very ergonomic handle by which to snatch these cameras.
There are competing cameras, in the same price range as G-P, with metal mountings that come with "steadicam" electronic stabilisers and even remote controls.
The excessive use of plastic in the Go-Pro range is it's major weakness, ignoring the lens fogging problem, that is (and the very pricey batteries).
I have read of theft attempts in many countries of the world including Canada, Europe, UK and USA.
My event was a drunk taxi driver who realised he was in deep doo-doo - he not only lost his job the next day but he was also charged with drunk driving and attempted theft.
The faces of the senior managers, as they watched the video, were a treat to behold - likely they wouldn't have believed it without the video.
A cage is reasonable, a stronger mount not so much. Do you really want that motorcycle rider to grab your camera and then discover it's more firmly attached than he suspected ? A weak link will save your neck, literally.
I see what you did there, but it's just awful, sorry. I don't even know how to pronounce it (knowing your name is Stuart provides a cue but other prospective buyers won't have that leg-up). It sounds like it might be an electric shaver or something.
If anyone wants to downvote me for this, please do so because you disagree, not because I'm being mean (because I promise I'm not).
Really? Really? Someone takes the time, trouble and effort to design and produce an out of the box camera stabiliser at an eminently affordable price and gets ripped to shreds. Gawd, I'd hate to go to any tea party you lot are at ... Give a bloke some credit for not only innovation but putting his ideas into a practical device.
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