Well here goes, but I must warn you I am no technical expert in this field and the latest set up could not have been achieved without the help from Andy Griffiths and the Griff Gizmo !
The present camera set up consists of three bullet cameras, connected to a Sony Mini DV Camcorder with the AV in facility. These units are getting harder to find and cost a fortune to repair, so I am gradually experimenting with a Drift HD 1080P camera.
The front bullet camera is fitted with a Ram Mount to the offside of the BMW beak and is a 600 tvl version. The bullet camera is clamped to the Ram mount with a Ram Pipe Clamp. It is also fitted with a sun shield.....Just in case it gets sunny.
The bullet camera has been a great bit of kit but does take a bit of setting up with power and leads etc.
The second camera is fitted under the rear carrier and again fixed with Ram mounts.
The other camera I mentioned is helmet mounted with 3M.
The next task..... How do you control all the cameras....Just add a switch to the handlebars, bottom one, front and back cameras. The top switch switches onto the helmet camera, giving me helmet camera and from camera.
The biggest problem I have with the Bmw is storage, so I fitted a Pelicase 1300 to replace the pillion seat.
There is a power supply to the case and I have put a 12 volt switchable constant supply in line with the power supply to the cameras and run them on 9 volts. The plug you see in the fron powers the cameras.
So you see a complex set up......But there are a lot of other cameras on the market - High Defintion...... Go Pro, Drift Hd etc...
So at the beginning of the year I took the plunge as Action Cameras were offering the Drift HD 1080p camera for £150.00. I managed to get 10% discount so it came in at £134.00.
I first used the Drift HD when I went to Spain and had it helmet mounted :
I have Autocom fitted and there is an external microphone you can buy and it fits the Drift Hd 1080P.
However I did not fancy having an extra cable to my helmet and fitting two microphones into the helmet did not appeal to me.
The next thing that happened was a friend of mine, Andy Griffiths had the same idea and was looking at a way to connect the Drift Hd to the Autocom.
He came up with the Griff Gizmo.