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Covering the GoPro HERO and other small Point-Of-View video cameras.

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Old November 26th, 2010, 05:08 PM   #1
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I mount my GoPro wIth RAM components.

RAM Mounting Systems, Inc.

I don't like the GoPro arms at all and tossed them all out.

Other than the waterproof case of the camera itself, this is the only mounting part from the GoPro I use, the flat stick on mount:

Here is what my mount looks like:

RAM components consist of three parts: bases, arms, and adapters - and are all-metal with rubber coated balls for vibration isolation. In the above picture, the base is a handlebar mount. There are dozens of bases to choose from.

My system uses 1 inch steel balls coated in rubber. These are the "B" components. There are other sizes as well. I think the "C" components (1.5 inch balls) would work well for a camcorders such as my HPX170.

I use the following adapter:

This is an adapter for cameras with a 1/4-20 screw
part number RAM-B-202AU

This could obviously be used to mount any small to medium size camera.

The screw part isn't really needed to mount a GoPro, but I had an extra one on hand, and the screw did add a measure of security. The screw was dremeled to half height and a hole drilled in the GoPro mount. The hole was slightly smaller than 1/4 so that there was some hold as I screwed the base onto the remaining stud.

The adhesive is so strong as to be considered permanent. Here is a closeup of the camera adapter:

The ball system allows a high degree of aiming flexibility.

Two of the camera mount adapters would allow me to place my Panasonic HPX170 using this system. That camcorder has a 1/4 inch hole on the bottom and on the top of the handle. I would use the "C" 1.5 inch ball components along with two of the following bases:

Using suction mounts, I was able to do things like this:

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Thane Silliker, London, Ontario
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