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Old 06-02-2012, 11:39 PM   #1
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GoPro cameras : How did you mount yours?

I finally snapped and bought the GoPro Hero and the telescoping car mount. I wanted to mount it inside, but found the distance between the dash and the windshield is too little to mount it.

Is there another mount that I didn't see? Maybe a way to hang from the rear view mirror? How'd you all mount yours?
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Old 06-03-2012, 12:07 AM   #2
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Suction cup mounts on the rear 1/4 panels, roof, and on the back of the trunk below the spoiler. If the car had a cage I would use a mount inside on the cross bar as well.
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Old 06-03-2012, 12:12 AM   #3
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This is suction cupped in that black area under rear view mirror

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Old 06-03-2012, 02:47 AM   #4
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Driver or passenger back window.... Back window over the top.... Heck things made to go in any position u can think of so make your own!
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Old 06-03-2012, 03:45 AM   #5
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The suction cup sticks pretty good to the tach on the dash. I mounted mine to my front lisence in this video: Palm Springs (up hill)
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Old 06-03-2012, 06:49 AM   #6
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I have to ask where did you buy your gopro camera?? I have actually been contemplating this camera myself recently! Did you get it online?? How are you finding its quality to be like? Is it worth the money for the quality of footage it can produce? Any small review would be amazing!!
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Old 06-03-2012, 07:04 AM   #7
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I have to ask where did you buy your gopro camera?? I have actually been contemplating this camera myself recently! Did you get it online?? How are you finding its quality to be like? Is it worth the money for the quality of footage it can produce? Any small review would be amazing!!

Overstock.com sometimes has nice deals on them. For what it is, the quality is excellent, look on youtube. The lens is a little wide for my taste, other then that no complaints.
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Old 06-03-2012, 10:51 AM   #8
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Got mine at a military exchange. It runs about $40 cheaper on base then it does on the outside.

Get the Hero2 though. It's HD, the old Hero isn't.
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Old 06-03-2012, 11:13 AM   #9
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Got my Hero2 at best buy, I mount it on my roof or trunk.
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Old 06-03-2012, 11:48 AM   #10
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Got mine at the base exchange also.

I've only used it once so far and mounted outside of the roof of the car using the suction cup as seen in this photo (the RJT). This way, I could just stick my hand out the sunroof and turn it on since I don't have the one that is controlled by a cell phone. If I could do it over again, I would by the cell phone controlled one. I will be playing with mounting techniques for sure.

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Old 06-03-2012, 03:25 PM   #11
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The suction cup holds up on the body? I'm so worried About loosing mine haha
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Old 06-03-2012, 03:46 PM   #12
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i made a headrest mount out of steel flat bar and wrapped it with rubber splicing tape. its solid and it doesnt mess up the head rest at all.
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Old 06-03-2012, 08:51 PM   #13
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I've had mine on the outside front windshield of my Gen5 at the drag strip, on remote controlled airplanes and on my Turbo Hayabusa at over 155MPH the suction has worked great for me. check out some the videos here:
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Old 06-03-2012, 11:49 PM   #14
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The suction cup holds up on the body? I'm so worried About loosing mine haha
When I mounted mine on the lisence plate, I warped a bungy cord around it and hooked it inside the grill, because I was worried too.
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Old 06-04-2012, 12:18 AM   #15
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I have to ask where did you buy your gopro camera?? I have actually been contemplating this camera myself recently! Did you get it online?? How are you finding its quality to be like? Is it worth the money for the quality of footage it can produce? Any small review would be amazing!!
I bought mine on Fleabay and saved about $60.

The video quality is AMAZING!

Battery life is ok, I guess. I bought an extra generic "High capacity" battey. It lasts about 15 min longer than the original battery (2:19 vs 2:04).

Audio quality is crap. You have to buy an external microphone to get decent audio out of it.

Even with all that I LOVE IT! It is so fun figuring out different things to video. I strapped it to my dog and let him roam the neighborhood.

Here is a video of a race between my car and my truck (Gopro video is in the middle at the 1:20 mark).

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Old 06-04-2012, 12:34 AM   #16
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I bought mine on Fleabay and saved about $60.

The video quality is AMAZING!

Battery life is ok, I guess. I bought an extra generic "High capacity" battey. It lasts about 15 min longer than the original battery (2:19 vs 2:04).

Audio quality is crap. You have to buy an external microphone to get decent audio out of it.

Even with all that I LOVE IT! It is so fun figuring out different things to video. I strapped it to my dog and let him roam the neighborhood.

Here is a video of a race between my car and my truck (Gopro video is in the middle at the 1:20 mark).

Holy crap the truck hauls butt.
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Old 06-04-2012, 01:43 AM   #17
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I have (had) 2 mounts in the car... I put a sticky mount in the storage tray (where the console gauges would go, looking at me while driving... The other was on the backside of the passengers side sun visor, just flip it down and attach the gopro... flip it up and you dont see the mount... You can see how both camera mounts show in this vid I made last year.

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Old 06-04-2012, 09:42 PM   #18
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I have (had) 2 mounts in the car... I put a sticky mount in the storage tray (where the console gauges would go, looking at me while driving... The other was on the backside of the passengers side sun visor, just flip it down and attach the gopro... flip it up and you dont see the mount... You can see how both camera mounts show in this vid I made last year.
That's actually more what I was looking for. I probably won't use it for day-to-day driving, but on long trips across the states. So I'd rather have it inside than out.

Mind if I ask what's holding it to the visor? Or a photo perhaps?

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Old 06-04-2012, 09:54 PM   #19
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That's actually more what I was looking for. I probably won't use it for day-to-day driving, but on long trips across the states. So I'd rather have it inside than out.

Mind if I ask what's holding it to the visor? Or a photo perhaps?

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Better get a HUGE memory card then. The default resolution use about 2G for a 30 minute video with my Hero 2. I haven't tried changing the resolution yet though.
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Old 06-05-2012, 01:06 AM   #20
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Better get a HUGE memory card then. The default resolution use about 2G for a 30 minute video with my Hero 2. I haven't tried changing the resolution yet though.
Well not a whole trip type of video, but if there's a nice scenic part of whatever. I really don't want to see a 6-7 hour drive in person much less on video.

I set it up to start recording when switched on so I can reach over and slap it awake.
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Well not a whole trip type of video, but if there's a nice scenic part of whatever. I really don't want to see a 6-7 hour drive in person much less on video.

I set it up to start recording when switched on so I can reach over and slap it awake.
You can get a remote control for it. Then you can mount it anywhere on the car and still turn it on and off.
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:48 PM   #22
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That's actually more what I was looking for. I probably won't use it for day-to-day driving, but on long trips across the states. So I'd rather have it inside than out.

Mind if I ask what's holding it to the visor? Or a photo perhaps?

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It's one of the sticky back mounts with the "clip-in" style attachment... I think they come in a bag of 5 or something if I remember right. Just peel and stick. I've since removed the one in front of the shifter, came right off, didn't leave any glue residue with a heat gun. I'll try and get a picture of the one still on the sun visor later if you want.
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Here's some angles that I had tried out.



I've used it on long trips as well mounted outside. The below video is a 12 minute video compilation from a 2.5 hour cruise through a scenic route with some interstate driving mixed in. If you get a 32 GB card you can get over 4.5 hours recording time at maximum resolution.

http://blip.tv/ssdude/high-point-cruise-6165308

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suction cup mounted on the inside of the windshield, at the top, just to the right of the mirror. Set up as inverted.
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Suction cup on sunroof inside the car upside down. Then inverted. Dont have any videos up of that set up though.

Heres with the suction mount on the drivers side 1/4 window. Looks good if you wanna see the driver.
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