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Lucky Loser
02-24-2009, 12:15 PM
I am looking for car mount for taking HD video at the Texas Mile.
www.texasmile.net

We are going to the Texas Mile and I want a in car mount for my 5DMk2 to take video of the action from the rear window forward watching inside the car shifting and front windshield. Two of the cars are 2 seaters with a rear window right behind the seats Ford GT and Lambo Gallardo, then I want to also get some Subbies in the action as well.

Do you think this would be a good setup to accomplish this task? Cost would be a factor as well.

http://us.st12.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/cinemasupplies_2042_29636511

or this one?

http://us.st12.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/cinemasupplies_2040_80215982

Zillon
02-24-2009, 12:22 PM
Here's another idea you might want to look into, as well.

http://www.filmtools.com/cruisecam.html

A buddy of mine bought one for autocross filming, I've yet to use it myself, as he bought it late last season.

jacobsen1
02-24-2009, 12:25 PM
does it need to be HD?

because 2 gopros would be ~$400 and work better in terms of mounting. ;)

Lucky Loser
02-24-2009, 12:32 PM
Here's another idea you might want to look into, as well.

http://www.filmtools.com/cruisecam.html

A buddy of mine bought one for autocross filming, I've yet to use it myself, as he bought it late last season.

Let me know how he like its. AutoX is more abusive compared to the straight line action I am wanting to do.


does it need to be HD?

because 2 gopros would be ~$400 and work better in terms of mounting. ;)

Well no, but I would like to use the features in this camera.

case sensitive
02-24-2009, 01:04 PM
Here's another idea you might want to look into, as well.

http://www.filmtools.com/cruisecam.html

A buddy of mine bought one for autocross filming, I've yet to use it myself, as he bought it late last season.

a guy i know made something similar to that. worked awesome, and was much cheaper.

Lucky Loser
03-07-2009, 09:17 PM
Here's another idea you might want to look into, as well.

http://www.filmtools.com/cruisecam.html

A buddy of mine bought one for autocross filming, I've yet to use it myself, as he bought it late last season.

After checking the seats in both cars. This option you gave me will not work :sadbanana:


Looks like it is going to be the suction cup route.

ride5000
03-08-2009, 08:46 AM
how about an old tripod with a bunch of straps/bungee cords/duct tape?

jacobsen1
03-08-2009, 12:50 PM
^ will that pass a tech inspection (if there is one)?

not sure on the 2 nice cars as they're $$$ so you have to be super careful... But in the subies, a 5 point harness bar across the back seat will work VERY WELL and cost ~$150 and be rock solid. Not sure if they want that though. I also hand made something that bolts to my rear strut brace, comes through the pass through, then bolts to the lower seat bolts for the back seat. Haven't used it since Elias, but it worked well when I had it. It just used a bolt that went through it to my normal tripod head.

jacobsen1
03-23-2009, 02:28 PM
*cough* bump *cough*

distorto
03-24-2009, 09:33 PM
i thought Eric would have posted something by now.

well, we tried it out.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3651/3374181010_ed260c1906_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3546/3374181142_2242148dd7_o.jpg

nawoj
03-24-2009, 10:28 PM
no safety wires? brave.

Tylersladen
03-24-2009, 11:02 PM
I would never in a million years trust that.

nawoj
03-25-2009, 11:28 PM
that suction mount is made for cinema cameras [unless im mistaken]

but i still wouldnt put my gear out there without a safety wire.

jjswee
03-26-2009, 12:20 AM
How much?

needforspeed
04-26-2009, 02:35 AM
i thought Eric would have posted something by now.

well, we tried it out.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3651/3374181010_ed260c1906_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3546/3374181142_2242148dd7_o.jpg

Nice!:banana: I got the same exact one. 6" suction cup right?

My friends and I were doing donuts and axis spins and it stayed on perfect.

needforspeed
04-26-2009, 02:36 AM
How much?

$90 http://www.filmtools.com/succupmoun.html

distorto
04-26-2009, 10:07 PM
My friends and I were doing donuts and axis spins and it stayed on perfect.

in the Ken Block outtake video, they lost one of the camera mounts. i'm sure his gymkhana car makes a few more lateral g's than most of our cars.

needforspeed
05-05-2009, 12:54 AM
Well, of course....but what does that have to do with my comment when all I was talking about was me and my friends did:confused:

sevendhappy
05-05-2009, 05:34 AM
I used to use the Ultra mount Chasecam: http://www.chasecam.com/mounts/suction/SM41
http://www.pbase.com/sevendhappy/image/49453884.jpg
http://www.pbase.com/sevendhappy/image/49239583.jpg
http://www.pbase.com/sevendhappy/image/49235585.jpg

The 6 suction cups hold ridiculously tight. Since I barely used it, I ended up Selling it to my friend along with a Panasonic mini dv cam and that's the setup he uses to record his track days. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdmHi5DoZrY

jacobsen1
05-05-2009, 08:18 AM
these guys have a bunch:
http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=490505

Pedro
05-28-2009, 09:32 PM
i thought Eric would have posted something by now.

well, we tried it out.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3651/3374181010_ed260c1906_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3546/3374181142_2242148dd7_o.jpg
you can toss the 3D head on a studio clamp if you are filming in a car with a roll bar.

that is what I use on the Miata (has roll bar)

PhatheadWRX
05-28-2009, 09:57 PM
thats damn ballsy to have well over $3k in gear riding around on the hood. bravo

ppower
06-30-2009, 06:18 PM
CruiseCam currently isn't selling any product for some reason. Anybody know of anything similar to that? There's a carbon fiber one on ebay, but it's $140! :eek: I don't have any metal machining tools, so I don't think I could make one myself.

thomps6s
06-30-2009, 06:44 PM
I am going to try this out. Not at fast speeds, but I am going to try it.

The car rig
http://www.flickr.com/groups/strobist/discuss/72157604333248629/?search=DIY+car+rig

WRXJIM
06-30-2009, 06:48 PM
Those suction cup ones are great.

I made a custom one, and it survived many track days. including a super fast track where I hit 250kp/h pretty easy.

It was made with suction thing that came as part of a roofrack kit. I then made a plate and other bits. The camera just screws in as it would to a tripod.

Here are some pics.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2174/3537652560_f298b5cf01_o.jpg


And a vid of it in use

http://videos.streetfire.net/video/WRXJIMs-STI8U-roof-camera_68122.htm

http://videos.streetfire.net/video/WRXJIMs-STI8U-Roof-camera_68123.htm

Lucky Loser
10-06-2009, 06:58 PM
I haven't checked this thread in a while. The mount has been working great not problems so far.

That pic is nuts as well wrxjim.

Lucky Loser
10-10-2009, 11:50 PM
does it need to be HD?

because 2 gopros would be ~$400 and work better in terms of mounting. ;)

GO Pros HD are available now!

needforspeed
10-15-2009, 03:28 AM
i thought Eric would have posted something by now.

well, we tried it out.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3651/3374181010_ed260c1906_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3546/3374181142_2242148dd7_o.jpg

I've stuck my 30D with Sigma 17-70 on a car participating in autocross multiple times with this suction cup and I have had no problems or concerns with it falling off.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3618/3641550753_8978b223e0_o.jpg