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      08-15-2011, 04:13 PM   #1
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Where to mount my GoPro HD?

I struggle with finding the OPTIMAL position to mount my GoPro. Has anyone here found a spot they love?
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mount'n outside gives a great perspective, but i simply can't stand wind noise...
therefore, an ideal location would be inside on the sunroof, it'll give u an awesome drivers pov,
which i like most 4 an interior mount.
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I think mounting on the driver's side rear window is cool because you get the perspective of speed, and you can still see your hands on the wheel.

Check out my YouTube page to see various different camera angles... I have some older videos with it mounted on the rear interior window, roof, outside window, etc... (taken on my 2002 Carrera 4S)

www.youtube.com/user/iatrodesign
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therefore, an ideal location would be inside on the sunroof, it'll give u an awesome drivers pov,
which i like most 4 an interior mount.
What is a sunroof?
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If you can bear to have it outside, I usually have it mounted at the very top of the windshield in the center, you know that black portion that your rearview mirror takes up.
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I think mounting on the driver's side rear window is cool because you get the perspective of speed, and you can still see your hands on the wheel.

Check out my YouTube page to see various different camera angles... I have some older videos with it mounted on the rear interior window, roof, outside window, etc... (taken on my 2002 Carrera 4S)

www.youtube.com/user/iatrodesign
Cool, I got some ideas. But I simply need to try few things.
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I have a cruise cam mount that I connect to passenger head rest. I like that it gives me the road and my hands.
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LOL, my b, horribly mislead'n typo. i meant windshield
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I mount mine below the front bumper - well, not on the bumper itself, but on the bottom edge of license plate frame.

Gets the GoPro nice & low to the ground. Tracks/ground coming at the lens is pretty dramatic. Plus, picks up the engine sound nice & loud.



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This is the best spot for it. You get to see a portion of you and a great view of what's in front.

I used an old tripod that I hacked and made into the same thing instead of waiting to buy one when they came back into stock.

Don't expect amazing sound from a gopro.
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I have a cruise cam mount that I connect to passenger head rest. I like that it gives me the road and my hands.
If there is no passenger, the seat will shake a lot. I usually use driver's seat.

In this setup, one camera is attached to driver seat, the other is on the steering column. I also have external sound recorder in the trunk with mic extension taped to the rear bumper to pick up exhaust noise. It is a major PITA to sync all 2 vids and an audio source, but the result is good. Also useful, you can see you speed at any time, and you can judge the amount of throttle from the exhaust note.

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I have a cruise cam mount that I connect to passenger head rest. I like that it gives me the road and my hands.
If there is no passenger, the seat will shake a lot. I usually use driver's seat.

In this setup, one camera is attached to driver seat, the other is on the steering column. I also have external sound recorder in the trunk with mic extension taped to the rear bumper to pick up exhaust noise. It is a major PITA to sync all 2 vids and an audio source, but the result is good. Also useful, you can see you speed at any time, and you can judge the amount of throttle from the exhaust note.

Wow! That's an amazing setup! Great sound and awesome that you can see your speedo and revs!

All you're missing now is a gps layout showing where you're at on the track. Lol great job
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here's where I mount it.
on the passenger side window



with my Dodge I had it mounted to the sun roof - perfect angle

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I have a cruise cam mount that I connect to passenger head rest. I like that it gives me the road and my hands.
If there is no passenger, the seat will shake a lot. I usually use driver's seat.

In this setup, one camera is attached to driver seat, the other is on the steering column. I also have external sound recorder in the trunk with mic extension taped to the rear bumper to pick up exhaust noise. It is a major PITA to sync all 2 vids and an audio source, but the result is good. Also useful, you can see you speed at any time, and you can judge the amount of throttle from the exhaust note.

What do you use to mount it to the steering column?
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      09-11-2011, 07:38 PM   #16
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I wanted to share a review of the AMT Engineering (http://www.amt-engineering.com/) headrest camera mount. As a disclaimer, I am by no means related to this company or have any invested interest. I'm simply a consumer who's been seeking better options for headrest mounts for the occasional HPDE track weekend.

I stumbled upon AMT after hours of research looking at other mounts like the CruiseCam mount and the Go-Pro solution of suction cups. I was pleasantly surprised to find the AMT website and started viewing the pics and videos and it appeared to be a safer option compared to CruiseCam.

I ended up emailing AMT and wanted some more history behind the product. Turns out M3F's own indyeric has created this product. He was in the same dilemma as I was and he created this product from scratch and sells it as a weekend job.

Onto the pics...

The kit of pieces.


Closeups of the mounts. Easily adjusted by allen wrenches. You can also see the quality of the pieces.




The camera mount with a safety strap.


Additional rubber strips for the headrest posts and the allen wrench for adjustments.


Attached to the driver seat.








All hooked up.


Tested out the point of view with my point n shoot camera.





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I had three go pro hd's for one lap of america this year - 3k miles in 8 days.
Most events had all three going suction mounted mounted on the lip, on the side and inside under sunroof or top center of windshield.... check it out

http://www.youtube.com/4sevens#p/u/57/UkjPLq0UttM
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all depends what I want to record

mounted on rear of trunk


right behind the rear view--camera is recording upside down & then I just flip in iMovie




I mounted once on my rear windshield and even though I could see the interior & all my movements just fine, everything through the windshield & side windows was too bright b/c of my tints.....

I plan on just sticking one of the adhesive mounts to my ceiling liner or dome, it will serve for a good purpose so I don't mind sticking it up there plus it won't really bother me any more then the ugly non useful dome does already

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if you mount the camera on the bumper or on the front windshield, then you lose the ability to see your inputs into the wheel... that's why i like mounting it further back in the car.
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new videos from this past weekend with the AMT engineering mount. solid device. if you've ever driven on buttonwillow then you can agree that it's one bumpy ass track...





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