Action Camera Mounting

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 17:15
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I recently purchased a GoPro Hero 2 (video and still) action camera (obviously a gift for my wife). They are the ones that snowboarders attach to their helmets, will stick on to the end of a surfboard, attach to handle bars of mountain bikes etc. See here.

I have been experimenting with different mounting positions on the truck, on the windscreen, on the bonnet etc., and wondering if anyone else has mastered the best way to use them. I think I may have to stop and re-locate it now and then to get the best effects.

I have been impressed with Mick O's video, but it appears that most of the shots are hand held.

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Reply By: Teejay - Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 17:39

Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 17:39
Looks like Mic O has a camera amount from this pic off one of his many blogs.

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Follow Up By: Teejay - Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 17:41

Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 17:41
This thread should help you.

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Follow Up By: Ross M - Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 19:06

Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 19:06
I hope that is an airbag compatible laptop in the lhs of picture.
Never seen so much stuff in a cockpit, at least 10 extra items in there and I thought using a mobile phone while driving was dangerous, apparently I was wrong.
I like the use of the camera though.
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Follow Up By: Member - MUZBRY(Vic) - Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 19:12

Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 19:12
Gday Ross M
Mick O has immunity for this type of thing.

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Follow Up By: Mick O - Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 21:14

Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 21:14
No you're right Ross, using a mobile phone is dangerous that's why I don't use them while driving. Computer is centrally mounted and does not impinge on airbag deployment (heavan forbid). Computer and mount is used in the off track situations where moving map navigation is required (Read long slow days at little more than walking pace). Don't need it for Highway and track situations. Tyre monitor and a GPS. Nothing too distracting.

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Reply By: aboutfivebucks (Pilbara) - Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 17:52

Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 17:52
Ken has covered plenty of camera mounting locations in this video.

I like the grill mount at around the 4 minute mark.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_HhWWUc7Vw

you might get some ideas, if not - enjoy the vid.

enjoy
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Follow Up By: Member - Rob D (NSW) - Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 18:58

Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 18:58
The youtube link does not seem to work.
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Follow Up By: aboutfivebucks (Pilbara) - Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 20:10

Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 20:10
Whoops,
not sure what happened there.
try this

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Reply By: Member - Rob D (NSW) - Monday, Feb 27, 2012 at 08:09

Monday, Feb 27, 2012 at 08:09
Thanks to all who have responded.

I will keep experimenting.

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