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Motorcycle Dash Camera

Post by Nceb » Tue Sep 07, 2021 1:56 pm


Is there anyone who has used the Innovv 5 motorcycle dash camera? Has anyone installed one on their motorcycle (specifically the H2 SX SE)?

I've been looking at getting one just for a peace of mind. Any thoughts on it?
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Re: Motorcycle Dash Camera

Post by Vex » Tue Sep 07, 2021 6:50 pm


Honestly never thought of a motorcycle dash cam aside from just using a mounted gopro. I'd be curious as to the benefits, aside from something that you can maybe hide better/isn't removable by a thief, etc.
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Re: Motorcycle Dash Camera

Post by JaseG » Thu Sep 09, 2021 8:16 am


I considered one for recording when away for a tour (or day out).
Initially the 1080p variant is nice and compact and easier to hide - the blank duct, maybe? But, it is only 1080p.
When the 4K option was announced, great!. But then you see the size of the front camera, and the cheer becomes a 'not for me'.
My personal thoughts on it.

Something else to consider if you reside in the UK - the police can confiscate a camera / memory card if they think that you have been naughty - Just a thought for those speedy types. Advice
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Re: Motorcycle Dash Camera

Post by Champ87 » Sat Sep 11, 2021 11:42 pm


I've discovered that 1080p resolution isn't always enough. Sure, it will catch the action if something happens right in front of you but in some situations it's not enough. I have a 1080p resolution Garmin dashcam in my car. A couple of years ago I captured an incident. When I reviewed the video on my computer the license plate image wasn't sharp enough to grab the number.

My wife was keen for me to get a camera for the bike - for safety reasons. After looking at the options I went with a GoPro. Higher resolution and generally much better image quality. I usually have it mounted on the chin bar of my helmet but I also have a couple of Bryan468's GoPro mounts and a mount on the back of the bike when I want to switch up views.
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Re: Motorcycle Dash Camera

Post by Vex » Sun Sep 12, 2021 12:42 am


For what it's worth, as well, the 12v can keep a GoPro charged while recording 4k 60fps. I've had it record hours worth like that on trips.
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Re: Motorcycle Dash Camera

Post by Vex » Sun Sep 12, 2021 12:43 am


Champ87 wrote:
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...but I also have a couple of Bryan468's GoPro mounts and a mount on the back of the bike when I want to switch up views.
Got some shots of the placement? Been wanting to mount something in the back and looking for ideas other than using clamps.
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Re: Motorcycle Dash Camera

Post by Champ87 » Mon Sep 13, 2021 2:34 am


Vex wrote:
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Got some shots of the placement? Been wanting to mount something in the back and looking for ideas other than using clamps.
Yes, went and grabbed some shots today.

I looked at various options, clamp mounts, suction mounts, custom made brackets but in the end I went with a simple and easy solution. I just stuck the mount onto the black plastic rear light surround. It works. I'm don't know if it will leave any marks when removed but, if so, I'll just have to stump up $35 for a new one.

That surround gives a little bit of tilt so you have to choose the mount carefully to make sure you can get it level and pointing where you want it. I went with a GoPro swivel mount. It makes alignment very easy and unclips when not in use. I guess you could even flip it round to face forward and include yourself in the shot, although I haven't tried that.

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Re: Motorcycle Dash Camera

Post by Vex » Mon Sep 13, 2021 3:10 am


Awesome. Thank you! I think of hard mounts so often that I honestly forget about just using GoPro 3m mounts.
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Re: Motorcycle Dash Camera

Post by chugchugboom » Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:07 pm


I have a TomTom Bandit on my helmet and a Drift Ghost X attached on the rear end. The Bandit is great as you can buy separate inserts that contain the battery and a second SD card. Lasts about 3 hours with a 128 GIG SD card. The Drift Ghost X is in the Drift waterproof housing and with a 128 GIG SD lasts for 5-6 hours. I carry a USB power bank to charge them when the bike engine is not running, or charge them from the 12V socket when it is.
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Re: Motorcycle Dash Camera

Post by HighPressure » Mon Sep 19, 2022 3:05 pm


I had this setup on my Concours - Front facing camera under one mirror (that probably won't work on the H2) and rear mounted on the tail with the module under the seat. I'm hoping to figure out a similar setup for the H2 SX SE... This is the Blueskysea DV688. It worked pretty well; the image was relatively stable and never had an issue with the auto-recording. The image quality was ok, not great.
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