Dashboard mount

I am seeking a dashboard mount i cannot find one anywhere, just wondering if anybody has any good ideas? I have a friend whose a police officer and they have some very cool stuff (i.e. dash mounts). I just bought a canon elure 100 for that purpose, its actually not a bad camera. Oh and any hybrid mounts that people have please tell me about them!
 
Yep. I bought one of the ones Tyler posted about and are very happy with it. Adapts to any device and the price was right. I use a velcro strap to secure the camera to the platform.
Laura
 
I recently saw a UK based company selling some pretty neat stuff, http://www.b-hague.co.uk/camera supports systems.htm. Great stuff, but is there a company like this in the U.S? I keep checking ebay for stuff but im starting to get impatient. That company does have neat stuff that puts my imagination to work. I especially like the window clamp, i would like to see a dashboard mount with a built in swivel but i guess i can build one
 
If you have an old car (96 Saturn 100+ miles...I am not nessesarily saying it's a brilliant solution but, it worked for me)... I screwed a few L-Brackets thru the dash so I can use a window mount on the dash or a car window. Setup consists of just screwing the window mount on and I am set to go, otherwise I leave the L-brackets in and it's pretty low profile (although I get the occasional 'hey, what's up with the l-brackets in your dash....oh cool'), takes just a twist to attach the car window mount. (I verified I would not hit anything (like an airbag) yet that the screws would go thru something solid).

http://www.adorama.com/Tripods_Car_Window_Mounts.html

(would have gone with one of the suction cup thingies but, no pan, tilt head, everything else seemed like an elaborate setup, I am sure their are better solutions but, the screw holes go well with the hail dents)
 
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This is what I'm using http://cinemasupplies.stores.yahoo.net/succupmoun.html with an additional pan and tilt mount attached for better control.

For my purposes, this is an exceelnt mount as it goes to a piece of Plexi that's mounted to the passenger side dash (no passenger AB on my pickup). This allows full movement across the entire front window and the camera is easily adjusted on the pan/tilt head even while driving. If something is only shootable from a side window, simply reease the suction, peel it from the plexi and mount it to the side window! There's enough clearance that you still get full range of movement.

If your real brave and like to play with different camera angles, the mount is stable with a small camera to speeds of 85 mph. You can mount it just about anywhere you can find a smooth surface. I've done some real interesting shots mounted behind either front or rear wheels, on the hood looking back at the driver, on the roof looking back over the topper, etc. As a safety, I simply use a braided dog leash with little or no slack so if the suction does fail, it's very short fall without hitting the ground. I've yet to have the suction fail though.

I've taken the plexi and tied to the back fence at softball and baseball games to get views directly behind the catcher and umpire and even used it once for an overhead of the home plate. That worked till it got popped but a foul and knocked it loose from the fence. The suction did not fail.

Your really limited only by your imagination and smooth surfaces as to what you can do with it. We did a commercial for a motorcycle club out by Shidler where we had a 2 miles of viewable hilly roadway. We mounted the camera to the gas tank of the bike and had another camera filming the oncoming bike. A third camera was set in the roadway close to the gound to get the view of the motorcycle speeding away. Add a little bit of classic rock, the Voice Over narration and we had a really slick commercial. It's amazing the message you can convey in 30 seconds or less!
 
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