Mobile phone as handlebar cam

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Mobile phone as handlebar cam

Postby brucelee » 28 Jan 2014, 10:43am

Anybody had any luck using a mobile phone as a handlebar cam ? I know there are mounts out there but they don't all leave the back camera uncovered. Does the vibration make the footage unusable ? Say for picking out registration numbers ? I run my tyres at high pressure so everything rattles a fair bit. Any Suggestions ?

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Re: Mobile phone as handlebar cam

Postby Ayesha » 28 Jan 2014, 10:49am

I tried one Saturday morning when I had nothing better to do. The phone was clasped with a couple of spring clamps from Poundland.
The results were terrible.
Then I discovered the phone video had an 'Anti shake' toggle which was switched off.

I haven't tried again however.

Check your phone video settings for 'Anti shake'.
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Re: Mobile phone as handlebar cam

Postby vorsprung » 28 Jan 2014, 10:49am

I've done this before, holding the phone on with elastic bands

Yes the vibrations mean that the pictures aren't that great

I think it's something to do for a laugh rather than everyday on the commute to record potential incidents