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    GoPro HD camera where did u guys mount?

    Hi I just got GoPro and was wondering where you guys mounted in the car without roll bar?

    Ideas?

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    Re: GoPro HD camera where did u guys mount?

    I mount mine to the inside of the front windshield.

    Here is a sample view. By the way I do not have the HD version and this was down sampled for the web.


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    Re: GoPro HD camera where did u guys mount?

    I did the same, the GoPro site has the firmware to film upside down now.


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    Re: GoPro HD camera where did u guys mount?

    Did you guys just suction it onto your dash? Pix of the setup?

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    Re: GoPro HD camera where did u guys mount?

    I used a sticky clip in the front middle opening. The camera mounted upside down on the upper section of the opening.
    So the clip is always there ready for next time and you cant see the clip from the outside of the car so its not an eyesore.

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    Re: GoPro HD camera where did u guys mount?

    I'm still waiting on my Gopro HD, I bought the handle bar mount to use it on the bar behind the seats to get a bit of inside shooting as well.

    I have seen a few youtube clips with it suctioned to the outside of the rear quarter glass and it looks quite good. I do like "Driver8's" mounting as you can see the end points which is similar to DMN987S's mounting.
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    Re: GoPro HD camera where did u guys mount?

    I hang it upside down and attach the suction cup close to the rear view mirror.

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    Re: GoPro HD camera where did u guys mount?

    Quote Originally Posted by 4by4 View Post
    I used a sticky clip in the front middle opening. The camera mounted upside down on the upper section of the opening.
    So the clip is always there ready for next time and you cant see the clip from the outside of the car so its not an eyesore.
    (Bringing back an old thread)
    I just ordered mine. Can you post a picture how it'll look with the camcorder on and off the car.. Thanks! Cant wait to get it =)
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    Re: GoPro HD camera where did u guys mount?

    ^^^
    Here ya go!
    Without the camera you cant see the mounting clip, so no problem.

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    Re: GoPro HD camera where did u guys mount?

    You can hardly see the camera while its on the vehicle, LOL!! Thanks for the picture.
    This may be a stupid question though, Did you ever think the camera just might fly off?
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    BTW 4by4, I love that pic. It just shows how sexy the Caymans really are =)
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    Re: GoPro HD camera where did u guys mount?

    Quote Originally Posted by Acosta3211 View Post
    You can hardly see the camera while its on the vehicle, LOL!! Thanks for the picture.
    This may be a stupid question though, Did you ever think the camera just might fly off?
    Yes! I check the mount every now and again.
    However the sticky surface is the very high grade 3M type, so its not bad. The surface is not that flat unfortunately, so you have to position it for max contact area.
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    Re: GoPro HD camera where did u guys mount?

    I use the suction mount just in front of the Handle bar between the seats for cockpit view>



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    i have it in front of the bar, but after seeing this im also going to put a mounting point in front of the radiator up front, great idea
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    Re: GoPro HD camera where did u guys mount?

    Your car sounds good. Yeah I like the camcorder on the front bumper.
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    Re: GoPro HD camera where did u guys mount?

    Don't mount it to the bottom of the center opening in the front bumper. I have a radar detectoricon unit mounted to the top of the opening, so I was forced to place a sticky mount on the bottom and use two of the angle pieces so that the camera clears the radar detector and bumper. Unfortunately, the insert of the center opening is relatively loose with the front bumper, so the camera shakes a lot. I will be removing the mount as it is useless there.

    I bought the handle bar mount because I needed extra extension pieces for the front bumper placement I just mentioned. The luggage bar behind the seats is a much smaller diameter than the handlebar mount can take, so an insert of some sort will be required (maybe a cut up rubber hose or something).

    As for using the suction cup right in front of the luggage bar, this works great but I noticed there is now a ring on the plastic where the suction cup was. It wouldn't come off with water and a paper towel, but I didn't try paint cleaner yet.

    I did an autocross yesterday and used the suction cup mount outside the car at the top of the windshield so that the front of the car is in the video. I like this position. I also placed a sticky mount just above the license plate. It is hidden and gives good footage of behind the car with maximum exhaust sound. I tested it at a rainy DE, so unfortunately I also got a lot of puddle and water spray noise off of the tires, and the lens fogged up and couldn't dry as I was driving due to the lack of wind in that position.

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    Re: GoPro HD camera where did u guys mount?

    4by4, when you are recording from the outside of the vehicle, do you use the waterproof case? and inside the vehicle non waterproof case?
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    Re: GoPro HD camera where did u guys mount?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cayman_09 View Post
    I'm still waiting on my Gopro HD, I bought the handle bar mount to use it on the bar behind the seats to get a bit of inside shooting as well.
    The roll-bar clip is way too large - the handlebar bracket is as well by a hair. I went to Home Depot, bought a grey garden hose, sliced off a 1 inch section, then slit it down the side. Place the hose around the luggage bar and then clamp. Prevents marring the paint and provides a tight grip that has held up well on track/AX.

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    Re: GoPro HD camera where did u guys mount?

    I made a mount that attaches under the dash wart (chrono). I use it for road trips, works great.

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    Re: GoPro HD camera where did u guys mount?

    Quote Originally Posted by CMags View Post
    The roll-bar clip is way too large - the handlebar bracket is as well by a hair. I went to Home Depot, bought a grey garden hose, sliced off a 1 inch section, then slit it down the side. Place the hose around the luggage bar and then clamp. Prevents marring the paint and provides a tight grip that has held up well on track/AX.
    I used half of a folded up paper towel. Not as elegant, but it works.

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