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      10-06-2011, 07:31 AM   #1
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Headrest question

Can someone do me a huge favor and measure the distance between the headrest posts? I am trying to make a quick camera mount for my ED trip and have don't have a 1 to measure off of.

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I made a camera mount myself too. Here is what it looks like:





I bought a swivel ball camera mount (from Amazon) and installed it on the end. I drilled a few holes at the end of the "C" so I could move the position of the camera around. I always leave it on the end though. Make sure you use some washer (sping type) otherwise you get some wierd metalic noises while you drive. I still have not eleminated all those noises though. I used some "C" shaped brackets I found at my local hardware store - they use them on the ends of a step ladder. I used an extra "C" clamp for the other "bar" to use two long bolts to clamp the camera mount down on the headrest posts.


Holes are: 9.5cm apart. (Btw... there is still room to spare with the bolt holes at 9.5cm's)
Back bracket is: 23cm long
Bolts are: M8 and 75mm long


Here are some of the video I have shot this way...

Driving around in Germany (videos inside!) autobahn driving…

http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=424388



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Dackelone, you should be nominated for most helpful member on here.
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Seriously, dude...I think you're posted something helpful on 9/10 threads here

Keep up the good work!!
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Dackelone, you should be nominated for most helpful member on here.

THANKS guys.
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This is not what you asked but this is the mount I will try out next week:

http://www.amazon.com/Panavise-809-C...7912374&sr=8-1

I have not used it yet, only tried fit and it will work as a windshield mount for my small Nikon camera (that takes video). The suction cup is very solid but I'll have to see how solid the camera is. I will need to invert the video - not sure how hard that is - but I'm going to give it a try. I will be driving the blue ridge parkway - a scenic route in North Carolina and Virginia - and want to be able to make videos as I drive.

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This is not what you asked but this is the mount I will try out next week:

http://www.amazon.com/Panavise-809-C...7912374&sr=8-1

I have not used it yet, only tried fit and it will work as a windshield mount for my small Nikon camera (that takes video). The suction cup is very solid but I'll have to see how solid the camera is. I will need to invert the video - not sure how hard that is - but I'm going to give it a try. I will be driving the blue ridge parkway - a scenic route in North Carolina and Virginia - and want to be able to make videos as I drive.

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Hey Jim,

I have that mount - it sucks bc the mounting arm is too short. They make another version with a LONGER arm... that is the one to buy. The problem is with the short "stubby" arm... the camera sits too close to the windshield.

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Here are some close up pics of my home-mad camera mount. I used some silver duct tape around the bar where it contacts the headrest posts. That also help quiet the metalic clicking sound(s).
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Dack,

I don't have much choice now, I'm leaving Tuesday. I guess I could make a headrest mount pretty quickly this weekend. I am not envisioning how the short arm is a problem, however. I couldn't mount my bigger camera with it - maybe that is what you are talking about. A longer arm would probably work with my bigger camera. But with my little Nikon, it mounts up OK - angle is good. I probably should do at least a dry run through the neighborhood.

I did my dry run. It wiggles over really bad pavement but a longer arm would make that worse. It would also put the camera too low where you'd see more of the dash and hood. This mount works fine, to me, with my Nikon Coolpix S570 (really small).

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