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gavin18787
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8th Mar 08 at 17:05   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Looking to get to a few track days this year and would like some footage of them to remember them buy.
Ive got a sony mini dv camcorda that would be ideal but how do people attach them to their interiors? Places you can buy mounts from? Or how made contraptions?


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Graham88
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I've seen a few people get a plank of wood and mount it in the passenger and drivers headrest, basically the headrests hold it in, hard to explain. Then you mount the camera on that and it should be pretty stable.
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quote:
Originally posted by Graham88
I've seen a few people get a plank of wood and mount it in the passenger and drivers headrest, basically the headrests hold it in, hard to explain. Then you mount the camera on that and it should be pretty stable.



i cant see many track's allowing that, as it doesnt seem safe, epecially in a crash...







if you got a cage, clamp it on that with a bracket etc, or you use window sucker cam mount, if it's light
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8th Mar 08 at 17:43   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

window mounts are the best, as most tracks will check them before allowing them
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Yer the plank of wood one sounds a bit dodgy. Any idea where to get the window suckers from? Ones with the little brass screw like on trip pods would be ideal.


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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Triple-Cup-Window-Suction-Mount-Car-Camera-Mount_W0QQitemZ150166416321QQihZ005QQcategoryZ3325QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQ_trksidZp1638.m118.l1247QQcmdZViewItem
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Originally posted by jr
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Triple-Cup-Window-Suction-Mount-Car-Camera-Mount_W0QQitemZ150166416321QQihZ005QQcategoryZ3325QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQ_trksidZp1638.m118.l1247QQcmdZViewItem



more then I thought they would be though. Good excuse to book more track days


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Why's it unsafe?

I wouldn't really want a mount on my window, seeing as I need full concentration and view I don't want a camera in the way
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quote:
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Why's it unsafe?

I wouldn't really want a mount on my window, seeing as I need full concentration and view I don't want a camera in the way


you cant have a lump of wood in the car you just wont be allowed

those mounts are fine in the bottom corner of the screen, or rear window
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8th Mar 08 at 19:38   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Balance your camera on your head and wear a baseball cap with a hole in the front.
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It's not just a random lump of wood though

It'd be fixed in (if you did it properly) but mounting it on a cage (if you have one) would be better
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Amazon.co.uk
Search - 'camera mount'

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/index=blended&field-keywords=camera%20mount&results-process=default&dispatch=search/ref=pd_sl_aw_tops-2_blended_211492963_1&results-process=default
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http://www.fastfilms.co.uk/

Fast films specialise in track day camera equipment...

there'll be some ideal mounts for your needs on there.
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theres all diffrent ways that you can do it,
but if you have it make sure its sercure as this will get checked at most if not all tracks

heres a few here
http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/products/ProductList.asp?cls=MSPORT&grp=MC150&pgrp=M027&tlgrp=MS005
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9th Mar 08 at 23:49   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

lump of wood in car..... No Danger! That wouldnt get near the track

DT ones are expensive...

I got mine from B Hague. Very reasonably priced, sturdy design, not bad on vigration etc.

mine for cage - SC1 SUPERCLAMP with BALL LEVELLER, 45

http://www.b-hague.co.uk/Mounting%20Brackets.htm




Ross uses their large suction ones for moving car shots too from memory
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12th Apr 08 at 18:00   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Need to order one of these asap so that it arrives before coombe


cant decide which of these would be best


This one looks like a stonger mount but not as flexible

https://sslrelay.com/www.fastfilmsshop.co.uk/sess/utn;jsessionid=154800f5e477167/shopdata/index.shopscript






This one looks like it could give better angles and can go on the windscreen. However I am not sure if it will be as strong as the first one


https://sslrelay.com/www.fastfilmsshop.co.uk/sess/utn;jsessionid=154800f5e477167/shopdata/index.shopscript





Which would you go for


[Edited on 12-04-2008 by gavin18787]


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12th Apr 08 at 18:08   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

2nd one looks stronger imo...

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You reckon? I was basing it on the fact that it doesnt have the clamping thing on the suckion cup. Might go for no2 then as I could then stick it on the windscreen if I want aswell


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I had a suction cup mount (still have it and never use it) - if it got too warm / wet it'd fall off, couldn't trust it etc, especially when hammering on track.

I use a super clamp, with extension bar. solid - i could hang off it once it's on.
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Adam_B has a headcam, which straps round your helmet - its quite funny to see hehe
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quote:
Originally posted by Paul_J
I had a suction cup mount (still have it and never use it) - if it got too warm / wet it'd fall off, couldn't trust it etc, especially when hammering on track.

I use a super clamp, with extension bar. solid - i could hang off it once it's on.



Yer would go for a clamp but I am thinking of changing cars in the near future and the one I am thinking of getting doesnt have anywhere to clamp it. i.e headrests so think one of these would be more versitile


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