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Old January 31st, 2009, 08:42 PM   #1
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I am building a mount for my video camera so I can try to get some better footage of my four wheeling trips. I used my old steel grab handle and welded off of it.

After my first day of fab I found I needed more bracing because it was really shaky.


So I added this brace to the floor to stabalize it better. Its solid as a rock now:


The camera can tilt and is mounted to the plate with a 1/4 - 20 bolt:



Got it painted today, a close up

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Old January 31st, 2009, 09:33 PM   #2
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Very cool I like it..
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Old January 31st, 2009, 11:30 PM   #3
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I had something similar, but it was mounted off of the roll bar behind the seats in my old Toy...rarely used it because the footage sucked...it was way too shaky, I thought about adding some rubber mounts so it didnt bouce so hard all the time, but I never did try it...

just something to consider...
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Old January 31st, 2009, 11:39 PM   #4
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Old February 1st, 2009, 08:54 AM   #5
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Yeah we will see if it is too shaky or not. It only cost me a couple of bucks so if it doesn't work I I didn't loose much. And yes the little shifter on the floor is for my rear ox locker.
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I built one for my windsheild bar on my cage, worked great other than my new vid camera would shut off with the slightest vibration. So JVC Everio camcorders will not work, even with rubber mounts.
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Old February 1st, 2009, 02:44 PM   #7
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My camera is a JVC, not sure on what model though. We have used it four wheeling before with somone holding it in the passenger seat. It never turned off from the shaking but they just couldn't hold it steady.

Here it is finished and installed:


I will get to test it out in a couple of weeks at sno* blind
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Looks good. I came straight off the windshield frame with my mount. 2" wide, 1/8" hardened steel. Using a handycam with image stabilization works great, no vibes, clean vid. Keep the lens real close to the glass or it will try to autofocus on it's reflection.
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Cool hopefully mine works as good as yours. Thanks for the tip, I have the lense almost touching the windshield.
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I need to build one for my new JVC. I was thinking of just clamping it off the roll bar upside down.
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