Videomaker – Learn video production and editing, camera reviews › Forums › General › Video and Film Discussion › Secure mount on moving vehicle
- This topic has 1 reply, 5 voices, and was last updated 2 years, 3 months ago by Anonymous.
- May 18, 2010 at 1:55 PM #47931AnonymousGuest
Lot’s of the clamps and suction cups these days seem very secure, but what about the wee 1/4″ or 3/8″ screw that mounts your camera ???
Offroad there’s a ton of vibration, and with cameras weighing upwards of 3Kg (6.5 pounds), isn’t there a risk that the wee screw will bust spilling your camera worth thousands all over the place? I’ve not worked with anyone who does this, so surely there’s somethin better than a few cable ties ???
Don’t be shy, just tell me if I’m the only one who doesn’t know this. JMcK
- May 18, 2010 at 4:33 PM #197208birdcatParticipant
Check out “The LowRider” from Digital Juice – They have it in two sizes plus a decent mounting kit is available.
- May 18, 2010 at 6:21 PM #197209
- May 18, 2010 at 7:21 PM #197210AnonymousGuest
wow !!! you guys don’t let the grass grow under your feet. I expected to wait days for some responses. Thanks for the suggestions, I’ll post my conclusions when I’ve checked it all out
- May 19, 2010 at 4:29 AM #197211EarlCMember
The weak link for anything onto which the camera mounts is that threaded screw. This is why, in addition to ANY type of moving vehicle mounting device I will use tape, wrap and/or bungie cords for extra security. Most of the time I use a bean-bag-style padded cushion and a host of the above-indicated materials for securing a camera to a vehicle.
I have not, however, yet engaged in off-road projects, but in using assorted platform-and-bean-bag rigs I’ve gotten smooth highway shots, drives through scenic areas, bicycle club side-by-sides, etc. And the cameras used didn’t fall off the wagon 😉
- May 19, 2010 at 10:55 PM #197212pseudosafariMember
EarlC is right, use bungie cords if need be. I’ve strapped my Sony to a shotgun (using a rifle cam mount) and the added bungie cord keeps it from flopping all over and breaking off the mount. I use the same ideawith my makeshift jib. Or, when in doubt, duct tape.
- May 19, 2010 at 11:03 PM #197213EarlCMember
Duct tape’s only primary drawback is the sticky residue it leaves behind. I would suggest, though it is certainly much more expensive, using cloth gaffer’s tape that is designed to NOT leave such residue – so long, of course, as it is not left over a period of days 😉
- You must be logged in to reply to this topic.