Todd Schlemmer recently suggested that I feature this excellent-looking Minoura Handlebar Camera Mount (Amazon), which I’m quite happy to do. I haven’t used it myself, but according to Todd, he was “very impressed by its solid construction and bikey part appearance. The cork is totally Japanese old school.”*
It does look quite solid, but naturally I was curious to see what he’s come up with using this device so far. Todd was kind enough to point me to his Flickr photostream, where he’s documented his setup for videoing a 3D printed camera build. According to Todd, these photos are “very noisy and representative of both my cognitive method and work space.” I can relate to this.
Although it’s not attached directly to a bicycle, the mount is fixtured to a pole resting on a bicycle, which seems fitting to me for some reason. Also of note is his use of clamp lights, which I’ve found to be very useful for making
good better quality videos. Here’s my DIY clamp light stand.
I’m sure the assembly footage will turn out great, and hopefully I can feature it here!
*He should know, as he was recently kicked out of a local Japanese garden for using a Tripod. Apparently he’s considering his options for making s “stealth tripod.”