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Old January 31st, 2006, 08:55 PM   #1
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not sure if this has been posted already but thought it would be good to share this info:
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Old January 31st, 2006, 09:43 PM   #2
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One suggestion I have is when using the knuckle to the camera it seems like the camera will wobble more, and then I tried using my bogen quick release plate and it made the video very stable and I feel more safe having the camera going 80+ MPH.


http://www.pimpedwheels.com/images/stickypod1.jpg
http://www.pimpedwheels.com/images/stickypod2.jpg


This is the plate I use:
http://www.evsonline.com/merchant2/m...roduct_Count=0
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Old February 1st, 2006, 04:07 AM   #3
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Max, I like your suggestion. How about taking out that swivel connector altogether and substitue a "Bogen 3502 Ball Camera Leveller". That would retain some of the adjustment capability, but would be more robust. I used the stickypod once, and it seemed made for very small cameras. The suction cups are strong although a bit springy, but the stalk system seems frail. A few modifications like yours would still keep it in a small budget but make it better for mid-sized camcorders.

For those who haven't tried it, the sticky pod isn't bad (actually for it's price it's fantastic), but it isn't magic. You must carefully consider the part of the vehicle to affix the mount. It should be placed on a fairly rigid panel that is partly curved and hopefully reinforced. The wide open expanse in the middle of the hood or roof is too flexible and the camera will jiggle around. Unsightly bending of the car could also happen. Doors are usually curved sufficiently for rigidity. The area of the roof where it starts to curve near the edges is also probably okay. Some shots really look fantastic and are probably extremely expensive and time-consuming for other rigs that carry heavy cameras. DV camcorders are PERFECT for this job. Also, try to remember to put a safety strap on your camera.

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Old February 1st, 2006, 10:30 AM   #4
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Here is a video with that setup from above: http://www.pimpedwheels.com/pchcruise/pch.wmv

What i did was attach it to the driver door, then i ran 2 straps wraping it around the door and the stickypod basicly pulling the pod to the door. then i had 2 straps to the camera.
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Old February 3rd, 2006, 12:46 AM   #5
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Max, the video looks good, but I am noticing some vibrations. Do you have a very tight suspension on that car?
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Old February 3rd, 2006, 04:58 AM   #6
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If you would like to see what the stickypod can do at it's best check out my film "Vern Meets Jane"

http://www.stickypod.com/indie_films.html

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Old February 3rd, 2006, 12:19 PM   #7
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Max, the video looks good, but I am noticing some vibrations. Do you have a very tight suspension on that car?
Yea, its got sport suspension. And the way i was driving didint help the problem...
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Old February 3rd, 2006, 03:32 PM   #8
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I thought so. Once we got the stickypod on a good part of the car, we didn't have any movement. We actually never had vibrations, only wobbling, but we were on a regular car being driven casually. I wonder if your straps were too tight and they were acting as guitar strings? Twang! The rubber mounts should absorb a fairly great deal of vibration. Hmmm....
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Old May 23rd, 2006, 10:58 AM   #9
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Could a MiniDV camera like DVX100 be used with the Original Stickypod? I'm trying to decide between the Original Stickypod and the Filmtools Gripper 3025. I mainly want to shoot through a windshield to videotape someone driving a car.

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Old June 1st, 2006, 09:18 AM   #10
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Could a MiniDV camera like DVX100 be used with the Original Stickypod? I'm trying to decide between the Original Stickypod and the Filmtools Gripper 3025. I mainly want to shoot through a windshield to videotape someone driving a car.
Just following up. I opted for the Filmtools Gripper 3025. I test it out with my DVC80 yesterday in 90-degree heat at 60 mph. It didn't budge. Nice. Now I just need a suitable car for this shoot. . . .
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