Chaser Windshield Mount

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Michael Snyder, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. Michael Snyder

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    I've got a really good setup if you don't mind having your camera/camcorder upside down (you just have to flip it in your editing program). The mount costs about 50$, and I can set it up for anyone who wants it (It takes parts from 4 different units). It holds my full Sony Ar7II with 24-70mm GM lens with no problems (which is a very heavy lens). Its very sturdy, and its pretty small, and light. It has been on the windshield of my Tesla for 3 weeks now, and hasn't come loose once. It Does not budge!

    You can save a lot of money vs some of the heavy duty windshield mounts this way. Flipping Video/Images is much easier then setting up a huge windshield blocking mount just to get your camera upright.

    Let me know if anyone wants one.
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  2. Michael Snyder

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    Picture didn't post, here you go...

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  3. Adam Ploessl

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    I thought about using something like this:
    http://r.ebay.com/u46U9v

    Then getting a small piece of 1/4" thick strap steel with 2 holes about 3 inches apart and some 1/4" bolts. Bolt it to the mount and then then the small video camera on top of it. Camera would then face upright.
     
  4. Paul Knightly

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    I've been wanting to upgrade my gear list to include a camcorder this year but I've been stuck on ways to mount it since I'm primarily focused on capturing stills/timelapses when I'm chasing and so I want to reduce the amount of time spent juggling a camcorder. Glad to hear that it is relatively easy to flip video in post-processing - what post-processing software do you use?
     
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    I agree, the Gripper 115 is awesome. I’m on my second year using it as my main camera mount for streaming, and it provides a rock-solid, stabilized video stream every time.

    Some of it may be the camcorder (Panasonic 770), but I haven’t had one single issue with the mount after at least two dozen chase days. That I can just purchase something and it works, easily, reliably every single time is a huge benefit in this hobby, lol
     

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