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Footage from bike mounted Osmo Pocket is unusable
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philippeSC
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The video footage I get whenever the Osmo Pocket is mounted on a bike is just unusable. Too much twitching. I added a very short extract to show what I mean. Which settings should I use to stabilize the shot? Or is it that the OP cannot really be used as an action camera? Really need help. Thanks a lot.

2019-2-4
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forbsie
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That looks like a slow SD card to me .. I had a similar issue before getting a fast MicroSD
2019-2-4
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CaptBoris
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Try a different technique: steer and brake one handed while holding the Pocket in the other. You'll see a big improvement.
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Krause31
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Hello and sorry for my bad english!
I have also tried to put the op on my bike with a bike mount...the same footage...terrible. It was the same with my Osmo Mobile 1 and the DJI bike mount! Only the first DJI Osmo with the original DJI bike mount delivered a great result!
But here in the forum i have seen a vid from a man on his trike with a self made op holder and the footage looks pretty cool and smooth!

Greets Markus
2019-2-4
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Shescor
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You need this:
https://es.aliexpress.com/item/-/32966195501.html
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Matthew Dobrski
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Indeed Osmo Pocket is NOT an action camera. Every gimbal camera need to be mounted on vibration damping device. Human body will absorb and damp such vibrations, while bike frame will transfer every shake and bump directly. Try to employ some chest strapping adapter, similar to GoPro accessory.

https://shop.gopro.com/International/mounts/chesty/AGCHM-001.html
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El Diabolico
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There are many videos on YouTube of good and bad footage with the OP mounted on abike. I believe if you want to film while riding, you should use a Chesty GoPro mount or similar. The vibrations on the handlebar aren't handled properly by the Osmo. I guess better mounting oprtons (dampened) will do a better job.

2019-2-5
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fansfe82067d
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The Pocket has no stabilisation in the up/down plane - which shows when you walk unless doing a ninja walk.  On a bike it is being vibrated in that plane at a rapid rate, and inevitably you get bad footage.  So you need to dampen the vibrations externally as mentioned above.
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Giammi
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Did you try both with the OP in vertical position and horizontal position (flashlight mode)?
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philippeSC
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El Diabolico Posted at 2-5 01:52
There are many videos on YouTube of good and bad footage with the OP mounted on abike. I believe if you want to film while riding, you should use a Chesty GoPro mount or similar. The vibrations on the handlebar aren't handled properly by the Osmo. I guess better mounting oprtons (dampened) will do a better job.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9MA5tv89BI

Super clear. Thanks.
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El Diabolico
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philippeSC Posted at 2-5 17:50
Super clear. Thanks.

You are very welcome, good luck
2019-2-6
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djiuser_vdIwrFb6B2mN
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I experimented using the OP on a skiing trip 2 weeks ago. It was helmet mounted with the wireless module attached. I can empathise with your point. The quality of some of the footage just wasn’t good enough and couldn’t be used. Active tracking was hit and miss.  Even if the OP was waterproof and drop-proof I wouldn’t use it again whilst skiing.  I will stick to my GoPro 7 for action shots and just use my OP in more benign environments
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pokkis
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This was shot with active tracking keeping Pocket on my hand, before last update and before getting mounting acessory
pokkis.1g.fi/kuvat/Z-19/o2.mp4
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wamuBugMe
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Nenya has a mountain bike Hyper on which I ride along very steep and gentle paths, where stones and many bumps are constantly scattered. I always shoot my travels on an action camera that is firmly attached to the steering wheel or I hold it on my forehead. The video is not very clear but the quality is good. Geography is probably the most important factor for cycling, but the bike must be adapted to the area you are riding.
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fansfe82067d
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From what I have seen on YouTube, the Fimi Palm does not have this problem  (though it has others!) - how and why I don't know.
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