Video camera window mount

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 09, 2011 at 15:28
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Hi all

I have just bought a video camera and was wondering if anyone knows where I can get a front window mount that will take the camera or maybe a mount for the oh bleep bar.
I have tried the window mount from Snake racing however I can not use this on my front window because of the angle.


Thanks in advance for you advice and assistance.
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Reply By: Member - Barry H (WA) - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2011 at 15:34

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2011 at 15:34
Vern,

You could try Fat Gecko, they make a good range of window mounts.

Regards
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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2011 at 16:12

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2011 at 16:12
Any recommendations Barry.

What abount this one:Dual suction camera mount

I dont want to driull or cut the car. So maybe this one will do us. Any experience or feedback would be appreciated.

Phil
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Reply By: Member - Wayne D (NSW) - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2011 at 16:02

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2011 at 16:02
I use a RAM window suction mount that takes my Cannon video camera. Have used it in off road situations and has never dislodged from the window.
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Reply By: Mick O - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2011 at 16:12

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2011 at 16:12
I also use a RAM mount from GPSoz. It is a ball mount that fits to the jesus handle on the 'A' pillar. Three parts in all and about $60 bucks. Has your video camera got an antishock or stabilisation function? Having this will make a huge difference to the quality of any videos taken from the vehicle mount.

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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2011 at 16:13

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2011 at 16:13
Would it be dangerous for any passenger?

Phil
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Follow Up By: Member - Vern - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2011 at 16:16

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2011 at 16:16
Mick
the camera definatly has the antishock and stabilisation function. thanks forv the advice i will check out the RAM mount
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Follow Up By: Mick O - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2011 at 16:35

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2011 at 16:35
Vern,

The RAM parts I got are listed below (straight from the gps oz website);

Camera mount base RAM-B-202A $15
3 inch arm RAM-B-201 $18
Clutch/brake clamp base RAM-B-309-1 $18. When I got this part it had this "Handlebar spacer for smaller bars (1/2 inch) RAP-319 $3" already in it. I've been trying to upload a photo but there seems to be a glitch in the system. There is a photo of the vehicle interior and camera mount in this blog

Camera mount

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Mick

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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2011 at 16:52

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2011 at 16:52
Very busy cabin Mick.

Is there a reason that you did not use the window suction mount?

Phil
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Follow Up By: Member - Vern - Thursday, Feb 17, 2011 at 19:45

Thursday, Feb 17, 2011 at 19:45
Mike

I would like to thank you for the advice as I have now purchased and installed the parts as you suggested and video works a treat.

Cheers Vern
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Follow Up By: Mick O - Thursday, Feb 17, 2011 at 22:24

Thursday, Feb 17, 2011 at 22:24
Goodo Vern Glad it all worked out for you. Very happy with mine as well. Hopefully we'll be able to enjoy some travel epics in the near future.

Cheers Mick
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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Friday, Feb 18, 2011 at 08:36

Friday, Feb 18, 2011 at 08:36
Apparently no one bothered to answer my question.

We are looking at a suction mount for the windscreen.

I will ask again. And I AM NOT trying to be smart.

Mick, is there a reason that you did not use the window suction mount?

Phil
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Follow Up By: Member - Vern - Friday, Feb 18, 2011 at 19:35

Friday, Feb 18, 2011 at 19:35
PhilI bought a suction mount how ever with the angle of the window screen i could not fit the video camera. The mount set up sugested by Mick for me is a lot better and another reason is I already have Gps / tyredog and reversing camera screen on the window and it is starting to get a bit crowded.

Cheers Vern

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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Friday, Feb 18, 2011 at 20:44

Friday, Feb 18, 2011 at 20:44
Sounds crowded. Do you think the angle was a problem with that mount or could it be a "product wide" issue.

Dual suction mount

We are looking at this one. Its for a 100 series 4.2TD Landcruiser.

Any advice?

It will be the ONLY thing on or above the dash and anywhere near the windscreen. The only other thing not in the dash is the UHF and its mounted on the side of the console. The GPS is in the dash. Don't carry a PC or anything like that.

Phil
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Follow Up By: Mick O - Friday, Feb 18, 2011 at 22:27

Friday, Feb 18, 2011 at 22:27
Phil,

cost and real estate. I also tend to travel solo a lot so needed to be in a position to use the camera. Due to the amount of room the tri-suction mount takes up on the windscreen (refer:- Real Esatte) it's not a viable option.

Members Scott and Gaby used a suction mount on our last trip. I wasn't overly impressed with its stability.

Very happy with the cheaper option (camera must have an inbuilt stability platform though).

Cheers Mick.
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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Friday, Feb 18, 2011 at 23:04

Friday, Feb 18, 2011 at 23:04
The stability platform function worries me about upping the cost too high. For us photography comes after the car as far as budget is concerned.

But we shall see.

Thanks for the hints

Phil
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Follow Up By: Mick O - Friday, Feb 18, 2011 at 23:29

Friday, Feb 18, 2011 at 23:29
Phil, it sounds like you are yet to buy your Video Camera. Need not be too much of an issue as most major brands offer a stability/anti-shake function as standard in their better models. If I had my chance over, I'd buy well after the current models have been released. Buying near the end of model makes a lot of sense. For example, my Sony HDx cost me $1600. Only 8 months later I could have picked it up for $699 as an and of model runout at any number of camera stores. OK I needed it then but......! Something to consider.

Cheers Mick.
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Reply By: Member - Kiwi_In_Aussie(Wagga) - Friday, Feb 18, 2011 at 23:36

Friday, Feb 18, 2011 at 23:36
I have a 3.0lt Nissan Patrol and have used this mount for a few years now - Canning, Simpson ect - no issues what so ever

VIDEO CAMERA - WINDOW SUCTION DEVICE

Cheers

K.A
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