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Review + pic's: Specter Cam mount

Hi all,

Just wanted to share my experience with the specter cam stand for mounting any AV equipment on the bike.

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Ordered it from ebay after a tip on a dutch motorcycle board where it got a good review. Ordered it and after a couple of days i got it in my mailbox (shipped from US to EU).

Opened the package and everything to mount it is in the package. Even different sizes of screws to make sure it all fits. It is really easy to install. Just unscrew the original ones and screw the mount with the supplied screws in place. Even the little screw to secure the cam is included. I fastened the cam with only the supplied little screw and wrapped the shoulderstrap around it for extra "security". Took it for a spin and was amazed when i saw the footage afterwards. Very clear, vibration free image. The cam didn't move an inch so i wanna give this a 5* review.

On the pic I've added some tape on the top of the mount to prevent damaging the bottom of the cam. I've also added some tape to the base to prevent scratching the paint (not that it does but just for extra safety).

I'll try to upload a small pic on the board when i get my rendering software back up and running

If people are interested i will post up the link to the ebay auction (if it is still on).

I've paid 56 incl shipping while similar systems cost almost double...

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Pretty cool....you just need to clean that shield so you can actually see the video you are taping.

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Very cool. I would love to get one of these myself. Ill be interested to see how it looks when you get those pics posted.
Thanks for the review.
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I bought the same cam mount and agree 100%...it is a great product for a great price!!! I paid $54 for it and it is the same, if not better, than the ones you see for $100. I used it on a 100 mile ride this weekend and it takes great footage and holds the camera very securely once it is tightened down. I probably won't edit my footage until I get a full tape but I will post as soon as I get around to editing.
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Can you get the speedo in the picture from where the camera is mounted?

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Yes you can get the speedometer but it does not allow me to get enough of the riders and road in front of me. I will play with it a little more to see if I can get both.
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That's pretty nice! Looks like I need to click on the Buy it Now option on Ebay. Thanks for info!
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Hi thanks for the reply's

This is the link to the ebay (belgian) where i've found the mount. It is actually shipped from the states so I believe he'll also have a page up on the US ebay:

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I'm editing a full movie now but will edit a small piece into wmv for you guys to view.
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Pretty Kewl. Thanks for the review. Right before I moved from florida I mounted a Sony Ex-view Bullet Camera to my FZ6. The Sony Bullet Camera I got is a little pricier than most, but it has the highest resolution (uses 3 CCDs), and is very good in low light (.1 Lux). If you don't plan on using it in low light, you can get one a little bit cheaper. To record the video I am using an Archos AV120, which natively records in DivX format. I stashed it under the seat. It was a pretty kewl setup, because it was pretty much hidden. When I trailed the bike from Florida to KC, I disconnected it all. I'll have to get it all hooked back up and post some pics for you guys.


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Pretty Kewl. Thanks for the review. Right before I moved from florida I mounted a Sony Ex-view Bullet Camera to my FZ6. The Sony Bullet Camera I got is a little pricier than most, but it has the highest resolution (uses 3 CCDs), and is very good in low light (.1 Lux). If you don't plan on using it in low light, you can get one a little bit cheaper. To record the video I am using an Archos AV120, which natively records in DivX format. I stashed it under the seat. It was a pretty kewl setup, because it was pretty much hidden. When I trailed the bike from Florida to KC, I disconnected it all. I'll have to get it all hooked back up and post some pics for you guys.
That is a great setup! That's what I originally wanted and will eventually get. Due to expenses for my other hobbies (nitro R/C, and road cycling) I couldn't affort to spend that much on a cam setup for my bike. I plan on getting a setup like that by the end of the year.
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Anyone have experience with this one compared to SportBikeCam?
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They are basically the same thing except for the one that this thread is about is almost half the cost.
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