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Old 12-03-2008, 01:08 PM   #1
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Default Affordable In-Car Camera Mount...

Well I figured I'd throw this up, I'm semi new to the site but have been a Subaru owner for about 3 years now.

Anyways, I was at work the other day (BestBuy) and was looking around for stuff I could waste some money on with the extremely wonderful employee discount that we receive. I've been wanting a camera mount for those mountain roads us Coloradans are privileged to have =] for quite some time but hadn't come around to making one or buying one those fancy ones. I found this mount its actually for an external flash on higher end cameras but I drilled a hole in it, used one of my thousands of gold 10mm bolts that I frequently ravage from interiors of hondas at the yard and came up with this, its quite sturdy however you have to bend the seat for the camera a bit to calibrate it to your particular view.

its regularly like 14.99 but with the discount I got it and a bottle of coke for 6 bucks...

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And then you have those OTHER people on the road you have to worry about =[

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Old 12-03-2008, 01:27 PM   #2
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Nice mount. Does it vibrate at all?
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Old 12-03-2008, 03:25 PM   #3
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It does get vibration but its BARELY noticible, Ill post a youtube video link of my test run with it later on this evening when I return from school.
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Old 12-03-2008, 03:33 PM   #4
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Mine is more of an "on-car"



Cheap Aiptek camera I got at Target about 3 years ago. Still works, does decent enough quality for showing friends and family.

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Old 12-03-2008, 03:40 PM   #5
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Cool idea.......I like it...

mine was $40

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Old 12-03-2008, 03:41 PM   #6
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Mine is a cheap piece of aluminum plate, the latch screws for the rear seat, and a cheap camera mount (comes w/ most bullet cams).

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Old 12-03-2008, 03:58 PM   #7
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Looks good Dan! When you coming to town next? Bring me one! haha
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Old 12-04-2008, 12:50 AM   #8
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Looks good Dan! When you coming to town next? Bring me one! haha
mehh I dont even know, possibly a couple days for XMAS, def drivin it out there next summer, it will be quite unique by then =]
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Old 12-04-2008, 01:45 AM   #9
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Nice find.

Also check ChaseCam.com. $30 suction mount: http://www.chasecam.com/mounts/suction/SM10

They're featured in current Road & Track, Randy Chase is a fellow autocrosser.
http://www.roadandtrack.com/article....rticle_id=7320

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Old 12-04-2008, 10:36 AM   #10
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Same suction mount (Panavise 809), for half the price-- http://www.amazon.com/Panavise-809-C...8404904&sr=8-1
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Old 12-04-2008, 08:03 PM   #11
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One of the guys I autox with has a piece of wood that he drilled and put between the seat and the headrests.
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Old 01-25-2009, 10:26 PM   #12
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Cool idea.......I like it...

mine was $40

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I see you're using it externally with a camcorder, do you feel the threaded mount is good and strong? It looks a bit cheapie plastic in one of the pics but metal in another?

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Old 01-26-2009, 08:21 AM   #13
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I see you're using it externally with a camcorder, do you feel the threaded mount is good and strong? It looks a bit cheapie plastic in one of the pics but metal in another?

Thanks,
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no...its the metal one....pretty beefy actually....I like it...its versatile...and it works......my camera weighs about 3.4 lbs...so its been thru 5 events now...and NO issues what so ever...

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Old 01-26-2009, 01:40 PM   #14
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+1 on chasecam stuff. they are great.
Go suction so you can mount internally and externally.
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Old 01-27-2009, 09:31 PM   #15
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no...its the metal one....pretty beefy actually....I like it...its versatile...and it works......my camera weighs about 3.4 lbs...so its been thru 5 events now...and NO issues what so ever...

Bill
Thanks, after posting I researched the seller and see he sells a couple ball mounts and an even bigger, four suction cup mount. My only concern is what were these suction cups designed for and will they hold over bumpy tracks in the cold. I think I'll give them a try, I'd like to mount a camera on the roof on a short extension to get a good view.
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Old 02-07-2009, 03:27 AM   #16
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Man doesnt someone make a nice cheap mount for our car?

does any one know if the buschur one for the evo will fit for our car? i know it has heavy vibration but its only 10 bucks or so.
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Old 02-07-2009, 04:10 AM   #17
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i'll snag some pics of mine tommorow and post em up here. cost a total of $20 in materials and no vibration at all
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Old 02-07-2009, 03:29 PM   #18
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im at a total of 6.xx? invested. It needs dampened but thats easy, so far all it has done for me is make awkward first dates with chicks when they hit it. lol

I attempted to try using it on GOLD CAMP road here in the springs (dirt and mountainy) however they found dead bodies up there so there was cops everywhere.
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Old 02-07-2009, 07:59 PM   #19
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Man doesnt someone make a nice cheap mount for our car?

does any one know if the buschur one for the evo will fit for our car? i know it has heavy vibration but its only 10 bucks or so.
$40 is too expensive?

http://www.chasecam.com/mounts/suction/SM30

IMHO, for autox at least, the best place for a camera is on the rear driver's side window. You can see the left side of the car really well, you can see far enough ahead to know what's going on and you can see your hands (to know what you're doing wrong). I've seen a lot of in car video that does not look like it would be useful. The headrest type mounts are too low and too far back typically to get any depth for the course. Mounting it on the roof is cool but then you can't see your hands unless it's a convertible or something.
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Old 02-08-2009, 10:32 AM   #20
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Old 02-08-2009, 04:17 PM   #21
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I have one from them too ---- http://www.filmtools.com/filmtools-i...era-mount.html

Awesome mount! I have an older heavier (circia 2001) sony Hi8 cam and this mount has no trouble supporting it......
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Old 02-08-2009, 04:42 PM   #22
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Old 02-08-2009, 08:03 PM   #23
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Panavise 809 is a GREAT mount, excellent choice. Very stable.
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Old 02-08-2009, 08:16 PM   #24
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Old 02-09-2009, 08:51 AM   #25
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That must be a strong mount if it'll stay stuck while being under water

I'll have to invest in a Cleat if the Panavise doesn't work for me

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