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Old 02-10-12, 03:03 PM   #1
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go pro boom mounts

whipped up a couple of boom mounts for the go pro




and then a helmet boom. Still needs a little work. Need to figure out a counter weight system that isnt hanging a 5 pound dumbbell off the back. Doesnt look pretty but i think im going to be able to get some great footage with it.

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How long is the boom off of the helmet?
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We need someone to video you videoing you. Cool ideas though. I'm still trying to figure out a way to mount my Blackberry on my handlebar.
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How long is the boom off of the helmet?
prob somewhere around 30". Didnt really measure it. Cut it so i could just barely reach the camera when I have it on.
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Old 02-10-12, 07:49 PM   #5
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Think you'll have any issues in tighter sections?
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remains to be seen. Probably though. Unfortunately I am without a bike right now to test it. Gonna try and borrow my buddies rig monday for a test run.
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I've seen some pretty creative stuff involving a backpack to stick an L-shaped pvc construction in. The guy had it set up so that the backpack held one end stable, & the other attached to a strap on his shoulder. Looked uncomfortable to me, but it looks like that could be too so it might me worth looking into.
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Here is some good video with a GoPro on a boom-mount: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWfph3iNC-k
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Could you post some photos of your helmet boom mount pls?
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I need to get a gopro, right now im saving for a Canon 60D but maybe after that I'll pick up a gopro
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You should get some good footage. One of the monkeys over on RM was messing with boom mounts last year (edit is a mix of fixed and boom):


The thread: http://www.ridemonkey.com/forums/f19...-gopro-242477/
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^ it looks neat but I wouldn't want to see too much of it in a video. Rather just as something spliced in to break up the POV shots and fixed filming locations.
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Interesting how that one pivots. mine is fixed so itll stay head on rather than rotating around. Rain rain and rain today so didnt get a chance to shoot footage. I did solve the counter weight problem by drilling a hole partially past the midway point of the tube and filling the opposite end with fishing weights and plugging it. Seems to work pretty well. Now i just need some good weather to test it. Also had the idea of mounting another go pro to the back of the pole facing back. Might try and give that a shot tomorrow as well.

Will also try and get some photos up of my zip tie monstrosity by tomorrow.
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A little test footage from today. Cut about a foot off the camera end. The angle isnt as cool but it sits/ride much better now.


and here is some photos


used an old mini pump holder and zip ties to attach it to the helmet. Used a folded up old tube underneath to insulate and absorb vibration. Looks ghetto but worked pretty well.




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Looking good! Might have to give this one a try soon...I think it could potentially look pretty cool inverting that setup--having the camera face forward with the pole jutting out further in the back.
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This is going to be great. I'm waiting for that knowing look of terror when you find out you're coming down on 15 feet on that 16-foot double .
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Looks good to me. I've been toying with ideas on various camera setups lately, including a rear-facing helmet cam like this. Definitely a fun angle.
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