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Old January 29th, 2005, 12:54 AM   #1
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I am doing a documentary for the Cannonball Run in May, main footage shot on GL2's. I have 3 DCRHC20's that will be in 3 cars, and I would like to either mount them facing out the windshield, or as I have seen in other productions, feed into from smaller camera's mounted under the rear view mirror.

Any suggestions on which might achieve best results?
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Old January 29th, 2005, 01:15 PM   #2
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ahhh you are so lucky!! I wish i could do something like that!

We use a small product that plugs into the camera that can be placed anywhere, inside or out with suction cups. I forget what they are called. but many ocmpaines make nice suction cup type mounts that hold very well!
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Old January 29th, 2005, 01:18 PM   #3
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They did the setups for the DTMpower/Techademicks movies.

Who are you filming the cannonball run for?
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Old January 29th, 2005, 03:21 PM   #4
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Exactly what I was looking for thanks.

We were approached by a participating team with 'an idea'. Although not my specialty, cars are a hobby, and racing is an interest so we thought we would give it a try, and they were willing to go with our lacking experience due to it's inherent price tag.
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Old January 30th, 2005, 10:44 AM   #5
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You can hire me :)

We film a small street racing movie here in the states. check out our site.
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Old January 30th, 2005, 08:13 PM   #6
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Take a look at this site for a comparison between two other car mounts and demos (in the $100 range)

http://www.digitalproducer.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=28807
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Old January 30th, 2005, 08:30 PM   #7
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we have this one also. Its rea;;y nice if you have a nice single chip small camera and a nice wide angle.

We actually used this @ a drifting (controlled slide) event when are buddy had are main camera mount.

A good product and not much bounce of the camera.
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Old January 30th, 2005, 09:17 PM   #8
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<<<-- Originally posted by Andres Bant : Take a look at this site for a comparison between two other car mounts and demos (in the $100 range)

http://www.digitalproducer.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=28807 -->>>
Tom's Hardware also reviewed the Sticky Pod
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Old February 1st, 2005, 09:51 AM   #9
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The car mount in my book, "Killer Camera Rigs That You Can Build" might suit your needs. You can check out a QT movie of it here mounted in different places:

http://dvcamerarigs.com/carmountmovie.html

If you decide to go with a commercial version that uses suction cups, I'd really consider getting something with at least 3 suction cups. I've seen the single suction cup rigs fail with really nasty results. Though if you are only mounting on the inside, the worries aren't as big.

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