video cam mount ~ preferred location - Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest

Go Back   Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > 4x4 Talk > General Tech
GL4x4 Live! GL4x4 Casino

greatlakes4x4.com is the premier Great Lakes 4x4 Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Search
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old January 22nd, 2015, 07:35 AM   #1
whiterhino
I'm not old, honest...
 
whiterhino's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-07-06
Location: Davisburg MI
Posts: 29,598
iTrader: (26)
Mentioned: 175 Post(s)
Default video cam mount ~ preferred location

In cab through the windshield or up front on the hood or brush bar?
whiterhino is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old January 22nd, 2015, 08:24 AM   #2
Toyfish
Senior Member
 
Toyfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-05-10
Location: lapeer, MI
Posts: 3,769
iTrader: (36)
Mentioned: 89 Post(s)
Default

I mounted Josh's go pro on the cowl for the club comp weekend, and I never had a problem with it.
Toyfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 22nd, 2015, 08:44 AM   #3
Little Dave
Senior Member
 
Little Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-17-11
Location: Ludington
Posts: 476
iTrader: (5)
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Default

Top of the cage mounted high...centered. Try to get a wide view of what's in front of you.
Little Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Old January 22nd, 2015, 09:18 AM   #4
alexdummy
gas, grass, and ass
 
alexdummy's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04-15-14
Location: Holland
Posts: 2,815
iTrader: (6)
Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Default

im going to mount my gopro on the dash behind the windshield for reject run. i might bring my second one and mount it lower near the wheel to get a cool shot of something
alexdummy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 22nd, 2015, 09:24 AM   #5
8PTBUCK
I'm the dude, man
 
8PTBUCK's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-02-09
Location: Waterford/Gladwin, MI
Posts: 6,970
iTrader: (7)
Mentioned: 78 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by alexdummy View Post
i might bring my second one and mount it lower near the wheel to get a cool shot of something
like somebody taking a whiz in the woods
8PTBUCK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 22nd, 2015, 09:27 AM   #6
alexdummy
gas, grass, and ass
 
alexdummy's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04-15-14
Location: Holland
Posts: 2,815
iTrader: (6)
Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 8PTBUCK View Post
like somebody taking a whiz in the woods
ill catch you out there taking a piss on meatloafs durango
alexdummy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 22nd, 2015, 09:28 AM   #7
8PTBUCK
I'm the dude, man
 
8PTBUCK's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-02-09
Location: Waterford/Gladwin, MI
Posts: 6,970
iTrader: (7)
Mentioned: 78 Post(s)
Default

I have mounted mine on my roll cage, dash, and on the hood.

I like all of the views for different reasons. Best bet would be to do some experimenting before a run Jim to find out what you like best. Mostly for me it was trial and error. I usually just mount mine on the cowl or the dash. I personally like to see the front of the Jeep and what's in front of me.
8PTBUCK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 22nd, 2015, 09:39 AM   #8
trailrail302
Im going FAST!!!
 
trailrail302's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-22-07
Location: north of the equator
Posts: 3,810
iTrader: (10)
Mentioned: 32 Post(s)
Default

If mine comes in before we leave Jim, you can run dual"s. One on the cowl looking forward and the other on the dash looking at you, might catch some good oh shit moments. lol

Last edited by trailrail302; January 22nd, 2015 at 09:46 AM.
trailrail302 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 22nd, 2015, 09:42 AM   #9
whiterhino
I'm not old, honest...
 
whiterhino's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-07-06
Location: Davisburg MI
Posts: 29,598
iTrader: (26)
Mentioned: 175 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 8PTBUCK View Post
I have mounted mine on my roll cage, dash, and on the hood.

I like all of the views for different reasons. Best bet would be to do some experimenting before a run Jim to find out what you like best. Mostly for me it was trial and error. I usually just mount mine on the cowl or the dash. I personally like to see the front of the Jeep and what's in front of me.
Finally a useful response. I won't have time for any experimentation. I have to mount it somewhere and live with it for the week at KOH.

If you had one choice and one choice only, where would you mount it?
whiterhino is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 22nd, 2015, 09:48 AM   #10
trailrail302
Im going FAST!!!
 
trailrail302's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-22-07
Location: north of the equator
Posts: 3,810
iTrader: (10)
Mentioned: 32 Post(s)
Default

top center of your windshield tube, pointing down and forward (if you have the option of mounting it under the windshield tube that would be best...in my opinion).
Or the cowl.
We can still experiment some out there, mount it and replay the video to see if you like it

Last edited by trailrail302; January 22nd, 2015 at 09:53 AM.
trailrail302 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 22nd, 2015, 09:52 AM   #11
Mr. Beefy
BFT!
 
Mr. Beefy's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-11-07
Location: Sault Ste. Marie
Posts: 15,890
iTrader: (22)
Mentioned: 84 Post(s)
Default

Jim Burgendy caught on film!
Mr. Beefy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 22nd, 2015, 10:00 AM   #12
8PTBUCK
I'm the dude, man
 
8PTBUCK's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-02-09
Location: Waterford/Gladwin, MI
Posts: 6,970
iTrader: (7)
Mentioned: 78 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by whiterhino View Post
Finally a useful response. I won't have time for any experimentation. I have to mount it somewhere and live with it for the week at KOH.

If you had one choice and one choice only, where would you mount it?
I would mount it on my cowl. I would rather have a much more spread out view than have any possible restrictions from on the dash behind the windshield.
8PTBUCK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 22nd, 2015, 10:10 AM   #13
8PTBUCK
I'm the dude, man
 
8PTBUCK's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-02-09
Location: Waterford/Gladwin, MI
Posts: 6,970
iTrader: (7)
Mentioned: 78 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by trailrail302 View Post
top center of your windshield tube, pointing down and forward (if you have the option of mounting it under the windshield tube that would be best...in my opinion).
Or the cowl.
We can still experiment some out there, mount it and replay the video to see if you like it
I was going to suggest this as well.

I know you have a full cage, but if you run out at KOH with the top off (assuming you have a top), then I would mount it above the windshield. Your view would be great, but like trailrail said, angle it down a little. Have to have the front of your rig in the shot!

Problem with cowl, is you lose sight of the obstacle much quicker due to the hood covering it up in your approach. With having it mounted on your cage up top, you'll get a good view of everything.

I'm not a big fan of having the camera mounted that high though. When I watch the video that I have recorded, I don't particularly like how high it appears. That's why I would mount it on my cowl. Looks a little more first person.

Hope this helps.
8PTBUCK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 22nd, 2015, 10:21 AM   #14
trailrail302
Im going FAST!!!
 
trailrail302's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-22-07
Location: north of the equator
Posts: 3,810
iTrader: (10)
Mentioned: 32 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 8PTBUCK View Post
I was going to suggest this as well.

I know you have a full cage, but if you run out at KOH with the top off (assuming you have a top), then I would mount it above the windshield. Your view would be great, but like trailrail said, angle it down a little. Have to have the front of your rig in the shot!

Problem with cowl, is you lose sight of the obstacle much quicker due to the hood covering it up in your approach. With having it mounted on your cage up top, you'll get a good view of everything.

I'm not a big fan of having the camera mounted that high though. When I watch the video that I have recorded, I don't particularly like how high it appears. That's why I would mount it on my cowl. Looks a little more first person.

Hope this helps.
I agree about the first person view, thats why I think if there's a way to mount it under the windshield tube it may help with that since it would be closer to actual eye level of the driver, and still be high enough to have good break over views etc...
trailrail302 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 22nd, 2015, 10:47 AM   #15
whiterhino
I'm not old, honest...
 
whiterhino's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-07-06
Location: Davisburg MI
Posts: 29,598
iTrader: (26)
Mentioned: 175 Post(s)
Default

I'm sure I can figure out a way to mount it on the bottom side of my windshield tube. This would put it slightly higher than my rear view mirror.
whiterhino is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 22nd, 2015, 10:52 AM   #16
8PTBUCK
I'm the dude, man
 
8PTBUCK's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-02-09
Location: Waterford/Gladwin, MI
Posts: 6,970
iTrader: (7)
Mentioned: 78 Post(s)
Default

I would think that would be your best bet.

Mount it up and take a picture with the camera. Then check the picture and see if you like the location.
8PTBUCK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 22nd, 2015, 01:18 PM   #17
alexdummy
gas, grass, and ass
 
alexdummy's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04-15-14
Location: Holland
Posts: 2,815
iTrader: (6)
Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Default

I have mine connected tobmy phone so i can see what its seeing live. They have a gopro app so depending on which one you bought you should be able to see the video feed live from your phone as well as being able to start recording and take pictures and see whats already on the camera and such from the app
alexdummy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 22nd, 2015, 01:38 PM   #18
joescamaro67
Senior Member
 
joescamaro67's Avatar
 
Join Date: 05-23-10
Location: chesaning mi usa
Posts: 934
iTrader: (18)
Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Default

Sorry jim no cameras at KOH
What happens in cali stays in cali
joescamaro67 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 22nd, 2015, 01:39 PM   #19
1 ton tj on 40's
Senior Member
 
1 ton tj on 40's's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-20-12
Location: not sure
Posts: 5,195
iTrader: (15)
Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by trailrail302 View Post
If mine comes in before we leave Jim, you can run dual"s. One on the cowl looking forward and the other on the dash looking at you, might catch some good oh shit moments. lol
you should have plenty of sd cards
1 ton tj on 40's is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 22nd, 2015, 02:23 PM   #20
whiterhino
I'm not old, honest...
 
whiterhino's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-07-06
Location: Davisburg MI
Posts: 29,598
iTrader: (26)
Mentioned: 175 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by joescamaro67 View Post
Sorry jim no cameras at KOH
What happens in cali stays in cali
We all know why you say this.
whiterhino is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > 4x4 Talk > General Tech

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
**SOLD** LS2 (58x) parts - pistons, rods, cam, springs, crank etc Haggar Completed Sales 5 November 26th, 2014 01:16 PM
Video Software Suggestions s.hembree The Pub 1 November 11th, 2014 12:59 PM
Block Mount Type 2 Power Steering Pump Mount - SOLD! jbsjunk Completed Sales 2 October 16th, 2014 11:25 AM
Winters c6 shifter & Jimmys4x4 mount **SOLD** alboy79 Completed Sales 3 September 28th, 2014 08:38 PM
Jeep JK? Warn Winch Mount $50 dmcjeep Parts for sale 2 August 13th, 2014 04:45 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:22 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright 2000 - 2012, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
 
Page generated in 0.53770 seconds with 87 queries