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Me and 23109VC were trying to come up with some camera mount ideas for our tack events. I tried a few of them out and found one I really like. <p><A HREF="http://cinemasupplies.stores.yahoo.net/filiuncamofo.html" TARGET="_blank">http://cinemasupplies.stores.y....html</A><p>It’s like an erector set. Nice materials and it seems to grip really well. Each suction cup has a built in pump that has an indicator to tell you when the unit is loosing grip 30 minutes prior to breaking loose. I was able to lock one down at the supply store and lift the entire table with out it loosing grip. The table had to be around a hundred pounds…which is much more than the average cam recorder. It works on the body of the car too.<p>Here is the kit.<br><IMG SRC="http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/3129/kitsmalljq5.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Main mounting suction has a lot of holding power:<br><IMG SRC="http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/4056/largesuctionsmallbn6.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Backed up by 2 smaller suctions:<br><IMG SRC="http://img82.imageshack.us/img82/4841/littlesuctionsmalltm4.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>I tried a few configurations to get some pictures up:<br><IMG SRC="http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/6767/sidewindow3smallyo7.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/868/sidewindow1smallwp6.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>I like this configuration the best:<br><IMG SRC="http://img82.imageshack.us/img82/6684/backwindow2smallkg3.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/3966/backwindow1smallbz1.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>I think I saw some longer rods for sale at Home Depot. There about the same diameter, but a little longer so that I can attach the main suction to the moon roof with the 2 smaller ones on the rear side window. Overall, it’s the best kit I’ve seen for mounting my camera.<p>Anyways…thought I post it for someone looking for something like this….<br>
 

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Re: New toy for the track : Camera Mount (KillerB)

now that IS a mount!<p>Will they allow non-bolted down camera rigs? I've seen the bar type that is secured to headrests and such, do you think there will be any issue at the track?<p>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>[email protected]</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">now that IS a mount!<p>Will they allow non-bolted down camera rigs? I've seen the bar type that is secured to headrests and such, do you think there will be any issue at the track?<p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yes...your not getting that one off the window with out releasing the pumps. The guy at the shop joked around and asked me to remove the suction from the table with all my might....I pick the table up with out loosing grip. It's as close to a bolt on as you can get. <p>I saw a real nice home built at the Audi event. He bolted a plate to the rear panel and then had 2 legs that bolt down on the back of the front seat rails. It look like to much garage work and it seem like you had to spend some time before and after the event with installing or removing it.<p>Me and Sean were basically looking for something that held well and could be easily put into place or removed.
 

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Also, the suction will hold up from 30 minutes to 2 days at full streignth. A minumal of 1 hour (30 minutes at full grip...then the red indicator pops out letting you know to repump). You only need to tap the pump one time to get it back to full grip. Also, depends on the surface. Areas like the window would be considered the strongest area to mount it. That are could hold up to 2 days. The suction is increadible.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by KillerB at 8:23 PM 8-14-2006</i>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mike_c70</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I HIGHLY recommend stickypod.com. My friend designed their website and used their products. Go to the video gallery and check out the video called "The Rescue 03". That's him in the video (the driver). The mount works VERY well.</TD></TR></TABLE><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>KillerB</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Also, the suction will hold up from 30 minutes to 2 days at full streignth. A minumal of 1 hour (30 minutes at full grip...then the red indicator pops out letting you know to repump). You only need to tap the pump one time to get it back to full grip. Also, depends on the surface. Areas like the window would be considered the strongest area to mount it. That are could hold up to 2 days. The suction is increadible.<p><i>Modified by KillerB at 8:23 PM 8-14-2006</i></TD></TR></TABLE><p>How much $$$$$<br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>cloaked</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>How much $$$$$<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Hey Marc, the kit you see in the window is 380.oo. I bought the head rest mount that Chris was refering to for 89.oo, but it didn't work for our type of car. Sean was looking at getting the one for 180.oo, but that's just the main mass, main suction cup and camera mount. You can add 280 more for the other 2 suctions and rods....or you can get the 3 point mount that I got and save some $$$.<p>The shop is right down the street from the old Virgin Mega Store off the 5 on Burbank BLVD. I talked to the owner since I was trading in the head rest mount for the 3 point mount. Everyone there was very helpful.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Mike_c70</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>I HIGHLY recommend stickypod.com. My friend designed their website and used their products. Go to the video gallery and check out the video called "The Rescue 03". That's him in the video (the driver). The mount works VERY well.<br></TD></TR></TABLE> <p>LAMEST VIDEO I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mike_c70</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I HIGHLY recommend stickypod.com. My friend designed their website and used their products. Go to the video gallery and check out the video called "The Rescue 03". That's him in the video (the driver). The mount works VERY well.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Got mine a couple years back! Certainly cheaper than the other rig.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Copeland</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> <p>LAMEST VIDEO I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Good for you. That was a clip he made for his wedding and there's a story behind that clip. I'm not gonna bore you with details but everyone was very impressed.<p>This forum has definitely gone to ****s.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mike_c70</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Good for you. That was a clip he made for his wedding and there's a story behind that clip. I'm not gonna bore you with details but everyone was very impressed.<p>This forum has definitely gone to ****s.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Don't take it so serious Mike. The video doesn't appeal to everyone and Cope has the right to his opinion. He's not attacking you. I like the first few minutes of the video and I felt sorry for the lady in the parking structure. It turned south and got real cheesy during the car chase. I think it was especially cheesy when they shot the missile out of the BMW emblem. I think it was neat that someone took the time to make that. I like seeing stuff like that all the time, but you got to admit the last few minutes are too much to take no matter how good it is. Come on...<nudge>. Right?<p>I watched a few videos. Some of the sticky pod shots were shaky and others looked dam good. The problem I have is that the clubs I race with, like the Audi Club and the Porsche Club, won’t allow items like that at their events. I can sell the Club inspector on letting me on the track with my set up if he struggles to get the device off the window with no success. The inspections at these events are pretty strict... and they check everything. Someone could get by with the sticky pod device at Speedventures, because they don't inspect the cars.<p><br>---Kirb---<p>How hard do you drive the car with the sticky pod? Not that I interested in one, but someone that's looking at this thread might want to know. Cloaked has me addictive to driving over the rumble strips and taking my corners pretty hard. There is a lot of racket going on in the car... beyond what I've seen in the videos at sticky pods web site.<p><br><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by KillerB at 1:03 AM 8-15-2006</i>
 

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It was'nt meant to be offensive. Sorry if my previous comment was portrayed that way.
 

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and...you didn't need to delete the link. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Here is another choice for members. While it's not for me... it might be something that someone could use for casual driving and some light legal racing if your looking for something at a lower cost.<p><A HREF="http://www.stickypod.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.stickypod.com</A>/<p>Here is a example of the sticky pod used for a car chase during a student film:<p><A HREF="http://www.stickypod.com/video/TheRescue.mov" TARGET="_blank">http://www.stickypod.com/video/TheRescue.mov</A><p>more examples:<br><A HREF="http://www.stickypod.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.stickypod.com</A>/<br>
 

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That's the fun part of the video, that it was cheesy (after all it was for a wedding <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> ). The guy does some fantastic work. It just irks when people blurt out the dumbest things, I've seen dumber things taped on video (the beauty of the internet).<p>But anyways, back to your regularly scheduled program.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Kirb</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Got mine a couple years back! Certainly cheaper than the other rig.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Just ordered mine and looking forward to shooting some in-car vids soon!<p>moddeR
 

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if you want a mount and want to go "cheap" - I have seen single suction cup mounts available for under $100. When I did my track day at Buttonwillow, a few guys had them. They had mounted the suction cup to the inside of their windshield. the suction cup had one arm, with a hinge or two, plus the camera mount base - it allowed them to position the cam corder looking out fhte front of the window. the cool part about these is that the camera controls were right there next to them..so they could reach over and turn it on/off, adjust zoom, etc wihtout getting out of the car.<p>the guy who had one that I got a chance to talk to said he got it online for under $100. <p>surf around and I'm sure you could find one.<p>Killer B's looks like a professional mount...I'm sure you could use Killer B's and mount externally, drive fast and not worry about yoru camera falling off..... the cheapy one I saw was good for INSIDE the car, not for making cool vidoes and having external shots...<p>Killer B - nice mount! we have to meet up now and shoot some videos!!
 

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I have been researching this subject as well. I found this as an alternative.<p><IMG SRC="http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/sc/31969693-2-200-0.gif" BORDER="0"><p><A HREF="http://reviews.cnet.com/Samsung_SC_X210WL_1GB_Sports_Camcorder_w_Wireless_Lens/4505-6500_7-31969693.html?tag=pdtl-list" TARGET="_blank">http://reviews.cnet.com/Samsun...-list</A><p>The lense is wireless and can be mounted any where with relative ease. It would be pretty neat if it could be attached to the front bumper. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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mhmm, you guys should track your cars.<p>The stickypod that was previously mentioned is about 100bucks. I am considering ordering one and a digital video camera to mount on one of the firetrucks for 911 calls. On that note, does anyone know of any cheap digital video cameras (cheap, becuase it will be destroyed)
 
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