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GoPro Video Camera Mounts
|Author||Topic: GoPro Video Camera Mounts|
posted 11-25-2011 11:11 PM ET (US)
I need some advice again. I know some of you guys have the GoPro cameras and I was wondering if you guys are happy with the handlebar/seat post mount.
The reviews on the handlebar/seat post mount are not very good if in rough conditions. Mounted on my 170 Montauk rail, it seems like it would slip pretty easily. I want a mount that can withstand a motocross race. :-)
Wearing a head mount is probably out of the questions. I look goofy enough.
posted 11-26-2011 09:23 PM ET (US)
Not only that, your head is going to bounce around a lot in
motocross. That will make your viewers get carsick.
posted 11-26-2011 11:46 PM ET (US)
WT--I use this mount on the side of the boat and also on the windshield works great in all conditions.
Videos takem using this mount:
Videos taken using the head mount:
Taken while running a jet ski:
I'm 65 years young and don't have any issues with the head mount.
Lots of options.
posted 11-27-2011 02:12 PM ET (US)
Thanks for videos, Tom. It looks like both the suction and headband mounts work pretty well.
|Tom W Clark||
posted 11-28-2011 09:34 AM ET (US)
I have found the Seat Post mount to be 100 percent secure. No amount of pounding in my Whaler has yet moved it.
I use the Suction Cup mount on the side of the hull and has found it to be (so far) perfectly secure.
posted 11-28-2011 09:03 PM ET (US)
I have been wanting a GoPro Hero2 HD camera for a while now. Searching the web reveals that they don't appear to be discounted much.
Where are you guys buying them, and how much did you pay?
$299.00 looks to be about the going rate...
posted 11-28-2011 09:10 PM ET (US)
The GoPro Hero 2 HD is a new product and I doubt that you will find it discounted anywhere. There are some pretty impressive upgrades from the initial Hero. They have got the market cornered, in my opinion.
Pick the mount that you will use the most, price out other mount options as well. Some mount packages are more expensive options than others.
For taller folks, who may not have to worry about the camera being obscured by the console, consider chest or head/helmet mounts.
posted 11-28-2011 09:41 PM ET (US)
I'm window shopping for the HD2 also. I think the newer version with the 3 different field of view (FOV), 170 degree, 120 degree and 90 degree is nice. I think the 120 and 90 will lessen the fisheye effect of the 170 degree field of view.
I have the Flip HD video camera but sooner or later the salt water will get to it. :-(
posted 11-29-2011 01:57 PM ET (US)
On the boat the suction mount is very secure. There are alot of mounting places since smooth fiberglass works well. I have not used a handle bar mount.
posted 11-29-2011 11:21 PM ET (US)
I have used the suction cup mount as well as the roll bar mount and have had no problems with either. I tie a piece of fishing line from the Go Pro to a rail when I have it up on my windshield in case it jars loose.
posted 12-03-2011 10:34 PM ET (US)
Which HD Hero2 package would be the better starter kit for boating and sailing. Would you recommend the "Motorsports Edition" (given the suction cup mount) over the "Outdoor Edition" or "Surf Edition" ?
posted 12-07-2011 10:16 PM ET (US)
When I had a film crew on my boat to film some mock abalone diving they had several Go Pro cameras on poles and others were strapped to their heads.
There was no attempt to gracefully attach and handle these cameras. They are meant to be used for rough action shots and not suited for professional steadied camera work.
So .... duct tape would be the most effective temporary installation method. For fun I would mount one on the end of a long pole and mount it in a stady rod holder type of device..(secured of course) and get up high for some "birds eye" views of your boat haulling ass around your local lake or ocean.
Costco has one for $179 but it's not the best one...
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