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      04-24-2013, 06:55 PM   #1
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headrest mount for camera

Has anyone used this system for mounting your Contour or Go Pro camera? Looks pretty slick and relatively inexpensive.

http://www.thewedgeshopstore.com/pro...era-Mount.html
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      04-24-2013, 07:28 PM   #2
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I have used this one:



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      04-24-2013, 07:46 PM   #3
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+1 for chasecam but check your local clubs' rules.

In the NE, some of them won't allow headrest mounts, some others have issues with suction cups
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      04-24-2013, 08:00 PM   #4
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+1 for chasecam but check your local clubs' rules.

In the NE, some of them won't allow headrest mounts, some others have issues with suction cups
doesn't leave much left without a rollbar/cage.
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      04-24-2013, 09:01 PM   #5
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Every club has rules that allow at least one type of cam mounting gear, you just have to follow them. Ignore them and you won't pass tech, it's as simple as that.

The issue with headrest mounts is side impact risk, the person (driver or instructor, depending which seat you mount the cam on) seating on the opposite side can get seriously injured by it. And the headrest mounts that attach to both seats won't work either, the very first thing an instructor will do when he/she enters your car is adjust the seat, and now your cam is pointing to a side mirror.

The issue with suction caps is that they can fly off, when improperly installed, otherwise they're extremely reliable. Some clubs restrict their use inside the car only.

Follow the rules and it's no big deal, the rules are there for everyone's safety
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      04-25-2013, 09:46 AM   #6
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I have used a CruiseCam headrest mount for the last several years. My experience with the headrest mount is that you get less shake and a more stable picture if it is mounted on the driver's seat headrest.
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      04-28-2013, 07:21 PM   #7
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I have this one too... have used it for years and it works great. I do find it works better on the driver's seat. On the passenger seat, when seat is empty, there is too much movement and vibration.
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      04-29-2013, 08:46 AM   #8
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I have this one too... have used it for years and it works great. I do find it works better on the driver's seat. On the passenger seat, when seat is empty, there is too much movement and vibration.
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      04-29-2013, 09:10 AM   #9
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I use my Cruise Cam like this.
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Thanks All...looks like the Cruise cam is about 50 bucks cheaper than the other option I mentioned and folks like it. No brainer, going w/Cruise cam!

Are folks buying it directly from their web site or at a local dealer?
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I've seen these made from PVC pipe as well. Add on some Plastidip and you're good to go!
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Just mount it to your cage!
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^ dude..... it's a daily driver. no roll cage. (yet) ;-)
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^ dude..... it's a daily driver. no roll cage. (yet) ;-)
i know just trying to goad you into getting one. tell your wife its more safe and you need it.
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Thanks All...looks like the Cruise cam is about 50 bucks cheaper than the other option I mentioned and folks like it. No brainer, going w/Cruise cam!

Are folks buying it directly from their web site or at a local dealer?
I bought mine direct from their web site.
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Can anyone post a vid of what this setup looks like in motion? Thanks.

I personally am looking for a setup that captures the "track" and driver input.
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Can anyone post a vid of what this setup looks like in motion? Thanks.

I personally am looking for a setup that captures the "track" and driver input.


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      05-02-2013, 02:29 PM   #19
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      05-03-2013, 01:57 AM   #20
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I made one. Cam angle looks exactly the same. Its adjustable with the gopro i cluded mounts. I spent $5.
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      05-03-2013, 12:20 PM   #21
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i know just trying to goad you into getting one. tell your wife its more safe and you need it.
Ha! Funny....yea, not sure she'd buy that...especially considering it would render the back seats useless (and I have kids that ride back there a lot!) ;-)

Just need to get a dedicated track rat like you someday...
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Check out my thread in the vidoe or track forum bmw cca autoclub roval. That setup is just a pvc pipe with holes drilled in it clamped down with a u bolt. Ghetto rigging at its finest!! $5.
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