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Preacher
08-07-2009, 05:29 PM
I posted a Wanted thread asking for those stick-on coaster things that you get with most GPS systems. They give you flat, smooth bit of dash to attach GPS units and things of that nature.

This is why.

I had an old suction-cup style mount base from a broken GPS, the head from an old broken tripod and an idea.

Voila!

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f260/preacherspulpit/PhotoStuff/CMount1.jpg

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f260/preacherspulpit/PhotoStuff/CMount2.jpg

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f260/preacherspulpit/PhotoStuff/CMount3.jpg

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f260/preacherspulpit/PhotoStuff/CMount4.jpg

This won't be much use if I try and slap one of my DSLR bodies and long lens on it, but it is fine for a small video camera, or an SLR body with a short, wide lens.

It's too late out right now, my video gadget doesn't do real well in low light, but I will post a sample video tomorrow.

Preacher
08-08-2009, 01:22 PM
Sample video. The mount is a success, the camera is a failure :) I need to get a camera with image stabilization.


YouTube - Camera Mount Test (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UB3_8L5aSQ)

Big A
08-08-2009, 01:50 PM
Great idea!

I was thinking about this a while back, And decided that i am going to use a RAM ball mount on the windshield pillars. That should work good also, And i hope it gives you another option on the stability issue as it would be a positive connection instead of suction cups.

:)

gt3073b
08-08-2009, 09:21 PM
Try a software stabilizer. There are several programs out there that can post-process a video to stabilize it.

Bryan.

SRTpusher
08-11-2009, 03:56 PM
Try a software stabilizer. There are several programs out there that can post-process a video to stabilize it.

Bryan.

that's what most cameras use anyways...