Today is a big day in my household, the kids are asleep and I have finally received all of the components to mount my new GoPro hero 4 silver to my Shoei Neotec helmet! I’ve been waiting impatiently for a long time to get a gopro and to get this setup so I can get some footage when i’m riding my motorcycle.
My main goal was to get the GoPro mounted on the front of my helmet under my visor so that the camera is always looking where I am looking. Normally this isn’t too hard for most helmets, get a chin mount and boom you are done. You can also get a top mount or side mount but I am worried about the balance of the helmet and wind drag. After searching the interwebs for a while I did come across 2 very helpful videos that pointed me in the right direction. The difference is that my helmet is a modular and the other helmets in the videos I found are not.
I took it for a test ride today (separate post) and found that the arm tends to swing out away from my helmet no matter how tight I make the screws, so I need to figure out how to tether the camera to my left when riding, other than that the camera is center with my helmet and gives the perfect POV when riding and motovlogging. I chose the gopro mic adapter because it has stereo and I read that the 90 degree one on amazon only comes in mono. I would like a 90 degree angled adapter and black housing but housing cost too much.
Here are the parts I used:
GoPro Hero 4 Silver
GoPro Side mount
GoPro Helmet Front Mount
Sony ECMPC60 Electret Condenser Microphone
Mic tie clips
Go Pro Mic Adapter
Mic wind screens
GoPro skeleton housing
So this is how I mounted the gopro.
First clean the area with alcohol before mounting anything.
18. Fish wires into helmet and around mount however you feel comfortable, I put some of the wire in my ear cutout behind my cheekpad but it is a pain in the a$$ because my helmet needs to flip up so I need some extra slack in the mic wire.