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      10-12-2013, 03:05 AM   #1
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Suction Mount for Track Use

Does anyone have recommendations for suction mounts for track use ?

I'm using this for mostly Gopro or a DSLR weighing around 280grams.

There are a few mounts I'm looking at.

1) Delkin Triple Mount


2) Muvi


I have the M Performance seats so headrest mounts are out of the question. I'm trying to capture Steering Wheel and front Windscreen. I figured the longer the arms the more vibrations there will be.

Thoughts ?
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Do you have a sunroof? If so you could hook it to the glass. If not it's going to be hard to capture the wheel and what's going on outside. Mounting on the front window you won't get the steering wheel and mounting on the rear or side windows won't get you much of anything.

Have you considered 2 Go-Pro's? You could stick one to the front windshield and one to the rear quarter window. They are fairly easy to sync I think because you can start them both at the same time via the wifi control (remote or app).

Just a thought.
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An increasing number of organizers are no longer approving suction cup mounts for camera mounting. You may want to check who you are going to run with to see their policy. For those who will allow it - some only allow it on the interior.

Personally - I wouldn't want a big triple cup rig on the windshield.
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Do you have a sunroof? If so you could hook it to the glass. If not it's going to be hard to capture the wheel and what's going on outside. Mounting on the front window you won't get the steering wheel and mounting on the rear or side windows won't get you much of anything.

Have you considered 2 Go-Pro's? You could stick one to the front windshield and one to the rear quarter window. They are fairly easy to sync I think because you can start them both at the same time via the wifi control (remote or app).

Just a thought.
No Sunroof. I'm looking at reclining my pax seat back and use the rear glass panel instead. Just afraid that mounting too far back will capture too much darkness in the cabin which means the camera can't capture anything bright out the windscreen.

Only have 1 Gopro at the moment. Might consider using my NEX 6. Its heavier so I think it will pick up vibrations.
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An increasing number of organizers are no longer approving suction cup mounts for camera mounting. You may want to check who you are going to run with to see their policy. For those who will allow it - some only allow it on the interior.

Personally - I wouldn't want a big triple cup rig on the windshield.
Regulations are more relax on this side of the planet.

Windshield is a no go as it doesn't capture both steering wheel and outside view.
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Regulations are more relax on this side of the planet.

Windshield is a no go as it doesn't capture both steering wheel and outside view.


Depending on the focal length of whatever lens you are using - a headrest mount should be simpler, more secure and give you both points of view.




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Depending on the focal length of whatever lens you are using - a headrest mount should be simpler, more secure and give you both points of view.




I have a pair of M Performance Seats.

I had a look at Delkin's Co-Pilot. I don't think the max length is long enough when fully extended. Also if the rods are hollow, there will be flex.



I'm fresh out of ideas and really don't think there's any choice other than triple suctions.
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      10-14-2013, 11:54 PM   #8
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Do you have a sunroof? If so you could hook it to the glass. If not it's going to be hard to capture the wheel and what's going on outside. Mounting on the front window you won't get the steering wheel and mounting on the rear or side windows won't get you much of anything.

Have you considered 2 Go-Pro's? You could stick one to the front windshield and one to the rear quarter window. They are fairly easy to sync I think because you can start them both at the same time via the wifi control (remote or app).

Just a thought.
No Sunroof. I'm looking at reclining my pax seat back and use the rear glass panel instead. Just afraid that mounting too far back will capture too much darkness in the cabin which means the camera can't capture anything bright out the windscreen.

Only have 1 Gopro at the moment. Might consider using my NEX 6. Its heavier so I think it will pick up vibrations.
Use spot setting on and itll capture the outside just fine.
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I have a pair of M Performance Seats.

I had a look at Delkin's Co-Pilot. I don't think the max length is long enough when fully extended. Also if the rods are hollow, there will be flex.

I'm fresh out of ideas and really don't think there's any choice other than triple suctions.
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How about mounting it outside on the rear side window?

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Use spot setting on and itll capture the outside just fine.
Will give that a try.
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How about mounting it outside on the rear side window?

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This position actually captures quite a fair bit.

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Depending on the focal length of whatever lens you are using - a headrest mount should be simpler, more secure and give you both points of view.




Bringing up an old thread. I have been looking for CruiseCam short (seat) bar and it appears the company is out of business Any other alternatives please?

I have the suction but want it positioned exactly like the image above (on the seat). Thanks in advance.

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I just bought some pipe and drilled holes. Guided the headrests posts through the hole and bingo. There ya go. I used a go pro roll bar mount.
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Bringing up an old thread. I have been looking for CruiseCam short (seat) bar and it appears the company is out of business Any other alternatives please?

I have the suction but want it positioned exactly like the image above (on the seat). Thanks in advance.

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if you're handy that looks pretty simple to make yourself
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The company looks to be in business:

http://www.cruisecam.com/products.html

The product looks to be available:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...st_Camera.html
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When I bought my CruiseCam mount from here in October last year:

http://www.filmtools.com/cruisecam.html

none of the email addresses listed here worked:

http://www.cruisecam.com/contact.html

So, I thought perhaps CruiseCam was out of business, but apparently not, as about a month later, I went back to FilmTools to get it exchanged and they had just taken in a new shipment.
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I didn't get a response from Cruise but was able to purchase it from a camera store. Thanks a lot guys!
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