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Old October 19th, 2006, 07:56 AM   #1
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Car Mount for HVX200?

Hi Guys I am looking for some car mount... even if my HVX is insured... I am not ready to put it outside but inside of the car... I found this on the web, do you have other suggestions ?

http://www.nuangle.com/NC.htm
http://cinemasupplies.stores.yahoo.net/wimoupkit.html
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Old October 19th, 2006, 07:59 AM   #2
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http://www.dvshop.ca/camera/dvcombocarrig.html

By the way I need a car mount which can stand good speed over 100Km/h (60m/h), and heavy acceleration to mount on Porsche or Ferrari...
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Old October 19th, 2006, 10:54 AM   #3
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I purchased the Gripper 3025 from Filmtools. This thing is awesome. Way better (and cheaper) than my StickyPod. I drove around on bumpy, brick streets at about 50mph - no problems. The coolest thing about this vacuum cup is the push button with the red line... the red line lets you know when you need to pump it up some more.

The only downside I found is that you have no failsafe (besides a tether). So you could build your own rig (they sell the individual components) w/ multiple suction cups and use your favorite camera head.
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Old October 19th, 2006, 06:08 PM   #4
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you are talking about this

http://cinemasupplies.stores.yahoo.n...psuccupca.html

But you recomande this

http://cinemasupplies.stores.yahoo.net/grtiedokit.html

That is correct?
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Old October 19th, 2006, 06:09 PM   #5
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any marks on the car after mounting this?
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Old October 19th, 2006, 08:52 PM   #6
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Nuangle is no longer in business.
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Old October 19th, 2006, 10:05 PM   #7
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The stickypod?
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Old October 20th, 2006, 07:26 AM   #8
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Thanks I will update my first post for that

And the Sticky Pod url is

http://www.stickypod.com/

I am wondering... but it may come too late for our Video Tribute on the NSX Type R next week :(
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Old October 20th, 2006, 02:34 PM   #9
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Yes.
But you also might be able to save a few bucks by piecing it together yourself (they sell the suction cups, clamps, rods, etc. separately).

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any marks on the car after mounting this?
None.
Just be sure to clean the surface and suction cup beforehand (dirt and grit could scratch the paint).
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Old October 21st, 2006, 05:17 PM   #10
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Hi Guys I am looking for some car mount... even if my HVX is insured... I am not ready to put it outside but inside of the car... I found this on the web, do you have other suggestions ?
We have few ExDemo units of the DvCarRig for a good price have a look at www.dvtec.tv and mail me if interested.
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Old November 8th, 2006, 09:12 AM   #11
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Has anyone used the DvCarRig from DVTec? Looks like a good system but I'm curious how robust the suction cups are compared to the FilmTools Gripper. (?)
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Old November 8th, 2006, 09:48 AM   #12
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Hello Robert,
I have used the FilmTools gripper for easy. quick shots....
A more robust system is needed for heavy duty shots....
The DVrig looks interesting.......
Whatever you do make sure you have plenty of safety straps
connected at multiple points - especially if driving in traffic!!
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Old November 8th, 2006, 10:56 AM   #13
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A more robust system is needed for heavy duty shots....
Could you elaborate on what you'd consider heavy duty? For example: Would the Gripper hold an HVX on a hood while driving switchbacks and hairpin turns at around 25-30mph on a smooth road?

I'll hit up the FilmTools people and see what they say too.
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Old November 8th, 2006, 12:25 PM   #14
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Probably,
There are different models and configs....
I have played with one gripper and you can
get some vibration induced movements....
I think a three point system is necessary
to reduce the vibrations....
You might even look at the Cine Saddle,
kinda like a glorified bean bag....
That takes a little more to mount with
multiple bungie cords and such.
http://www.abelcine.com/store/produc...cat=360&page=2
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Old November 8th, 2006, 01:10 PM   #15
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I thought the Gripper was the 3-point suction-mount system, it wasn't clear to me from the website that the 3-point system is actually made up of several Grippers and mounts. Now I get it.

I would only consider a 3-point mount both for stability and added safety (along with tethers) so it seems either the Gripper or DvCarRig would work - question is how the 2 compare to each other.

Anyone have experience with both?
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