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Can Cycle Camera Evidence be Used by Police to Enforce Dangerous Motorists?

Intro: I've heard lots of cyclists complain they submitted their helmet camera video of motorist encounters to the Police who "did nothing". To avoid wasting cyclist's time- and the Police's,...
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Is my helmet/camera/light setup dangerous?

If we check the helmet's documentation, there's guaranteed to be some legalese text in there similar to: modifications to the helmet will void warranty, and may decrease the effectiveness of the ...
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GoPro video is sped up!

A potential firmware update being the cause was a red herring; no fault was introduced via any FW update. Nor were any settings incorrect. The "fault" was in fact a "feature": ...
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Can Cycle Camera Evidence be Used by Police to Enforce Dangerous Motorists?

It depends where you are in the world, and even in countries with the same laws it can vary in difficulty depending on the local police force. Here in Scotland, Police Scotland recently received ...
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Is my helmet/camera/light setup dangerous?

Safety is not an absolute. The transition from Safe to Unsafe does not happen immediately. The state of the helmet is probably considered not safe, compromised, but not unsafe. Much will depend on ...
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Comparing chest-mounting to handlebar-mounting a sports camera

A handlebar-mounted camera will probably capture no part of bike/rider, except possibly part of the front tyre. The footage will give a "free-floating in space" feeling without providing a ...
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Comparing chest-mounting to handlebar-mounting a sports camera

For MTB I'd say that chest and helmet mount are both good for different purposes. With a helmet mount you get a nice perspective for following someone. It's easier to track someone and the elevated ...
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Is my helmet/camera/light setup dangerous?

No, this is not safe. The light very likely will blind/dazzle or at least annoy oncoming traffic or pedestrians. I do not know how strong yours is, but if I shine mine directly into the face of an ...
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Are MIPS helmets compatible with helmet mount lights or cameras?

Yes... and no.. technically they are. While MIPS uses a slip plane, it is not going to roll around all willy nilly with every head movement. It takes a lot of force to get it to move, as it is suppose ...
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What does the Cycliq "Universal" Adaptor connect to?

The two circular holes will mount to a Go-Pro type mount. This is clever as the Go-Pro mount is available for a wide variety of surfaces include suction cups, helmet mounts, sticky mounts, handlebars, ...
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Can Cycle Camera Evidence be Used by Police to Enforce Dangerous Motorists?

The Highway Code does not mandate 1.5m. Mandatory requirements in the Highway Code are indicated with capitalised letters as "MUST" and covered by legislation. These words do not appear in ...
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Comparing chest-mounting to handlebar-mounting a sports camera

My camera is for road usage, and intended as a dashcam. I don't do MTB much. So my gopro mounts on the stem, such that it looks over the handlebars. On the road bike, the brifters are at the extreme ...
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Bicycle helmet camera for long recording and charging simultaneously

After doing some research I resolved to the following solution. Please note that my solution is not intended to provide "recommendations" for any specific product or brand. There are two ...
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Which bicycle cameras are suitable for all weather 11+ hours food delivery cyclists

Answering because I'm not making a product suggestion. There aren't any. Most of the action-style cameras go for about 2 hours on their internal battery. Personally I have run a single gopro 3 on ...
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Livestream 16 hour bike race

To avoid changing batteries, you could opt to get an external USB battery pack and power it off of that. That way you could get a continuous stream. If you got a big enough battery pack, you would ...
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What bike/helmet camera resolution is needed in order to read licence plates?

In my experience, resolution doesn't really matter, as long as you're in the territory of High Defniition. What has much more effect is the overall brightness of the scene, which directly affects the ...
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Are MIPS helmets compatible with helmet mount lights or cameras?

My MIPS helmet has integrated lights so should be certified with them. They are flush with the surface, do not protrude. Lights work fully ok. Hence if you want MIPS helmet with lights, simply buy ...
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Fog on camera case with chest mount

Normally I would not expect this at 15C-17C, its something that happens at 5C. Presuming the case is sealed and was dry before closing it up, the cause is because the inside of the case was warm ...
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Bicycle helmet camera for long recording and charging simultaneously

I came up with a bodge for charging and recording on my ActiveOn CX, which uses a waterproof case. A similar method should work for other cameras that are waterproof in the same way, so long as the ...
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Can Cycle Camera Evidence be Used by Police to Enforce Dangerous Motorists?

In germany, there are legal restrictions that the camera and recording need to fulfil to be legal, balancing the data privacy rights of other (inoffensive) people on the road with your legitimate ...
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Comparing chest-mounting to handlebar-mounting a sports camera

You wanted a comparison, so I dug through my riding footage archives to do just that. I think these amateur clips offer a different point of comparison than professional-grade YouTube content. https://...
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Can Cycle Camera Evidence be Used by Police to Enforce Dangerous Motorists?

In case of the accident, you will need to document the event and draw the schema of it, anyway. Any kind of recording will provide more in depth information than such a drawing. Even when possibly not ...
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Fog on camera case with chest mount

Go-pro cases are notoriously lacking in spare space for rice or silica gel sachets. So Gopro themselves make an "anti-fog insert" which is labelled as a "HUMONITOR" Details are at https://shop.gopro....
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