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Old 02-04-2008, 02:31 AM   #1
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SO, i recently duct taped my video camera to the front grill of a civic and ran through some twistys around the county and it got me thinking. I am wanting to build a mount for my camera that will position the camera so all you see is what is in front of the car. The camera has a threaded hole on the bottom for a tripod. Any suggestions? Im also open for suggestions on ways to control the camera from inside the car. Possibly through a DV connection.
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Build the mount so that is bolts to one or both of he babyteeth tow hook locations. I might draw something up this week if i get time. But I would mount it to those holes and just make the mount so that it drops down low enough and is rigid enough to support the camera. I would be worried about **** breaking my camera though. I also like seeing part of the car so you can relate location of the car to the road.
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yeah, there shouldnt be much debris in the front of the car unless i am following another car, im not REALLY worried about it but i could also build a mount for my roll bar which may be easier. I just watched the GIS2 video and i think you get a really good feeling of speed with the camera mounted low and in the front.
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I'll have to check out that video, i'm sure its a cool place to have the camera none the less.
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I have made similar videos with a camera mounted to both my street and race bikes. IMO and several others the best way to do this is to use a remotely mounted lipstick camera and use your camcorder in 'vcr' mode. You need one with a video input.

The lipstick cameras are small and lightweight and thus much easier to mount. With a full camera you need to build a VERY sturdy mount otherwise the vibration really screws up the footage. A lipstick camera can just be basically held in place with good velcro and it will work great. You can get them cheap on EBay. Helmetcamera makes nice ones with a nice mount but they cost more.
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Pick up a suction cup mount and put the camera on the hood.

http://pana3ccduser.com/article.php?...-Suction-Mount


(I would have given you a link right to the chasecam website, but their site seems to be down this morning)
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Youtube always rapes the resolution when I upload things.


Some of the nose cam shots from this video were just done with a cheap digital duct taped into the mouth.


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