Mounting the Osmo to my bike

I love the Osmo. It shoots great stabilized footage, looks cool (if you're into this sort of thing) and has a joystick on it which allows me to rotate the camera.

Yet I wasn't really sure wether to bring it with me on my next trip (Road to Under-Construction). Compared to my Garmin VIRB and GoPro Session it's huge and not at all waterproof. 

Phantom 3 battery powering the Osmo, Røde Video Micro for audio

Phantom 3 battery powering the Osmo, Røde Video Micro for audio

Despite the downsides however it's too much fun not too bring with me. So this time around I decided to ditch the dedicated Osmo carrying bag and use my handlebar bag instead. This means I can take it off my bike easily in case of rain but this also means I won't be able to carry nearly as much stuff in my handlebar bag, which is probably a good thing since I tend to put too much stuff in there anyway.

Osmo, iPhone and mic in the handlebar bag in case of rain with some space left for my DSLR.

Osmo, iPhone and mic in the handlebar bag in case of rain with some space left for my DSLR.

I also decided to remove the iPad mount from the bike. This gives me more space to put my hands and also gives me a place to mount the VIRB in case of rain. 

Previous setup left very litte space for my hands and mic

Previous setup left very litte space for my hands and mic

Osmo on the left, VIRB on the right

Osmo on the left, VIRB on the right

In the next blog post I'll talk about mounting the Garmin VIRB and GoPro Session to my bike with accompanying test footage which I shot last weekend.