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offroad gimbal mounts for action cams like gopro?

Post by jsims006 » Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:33 am

What are you guys doing for video mounts on your trucks for outdoor footage? I was thinking a gimbal mount would be best, that I could attach to the windshield and remove when its not being used. I would like something inside to be protected but im not opposed to mounting it on the hood. Ultimately something I could mount behind the front seats that would captures my passengers flopping about would be hilarious.

I was thinking something that could stay with the horizon at all times and they have some pretty impressive motorized gimbals. Of course expensive too haha. Im not a fan of shooting my headliner or dash though.

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Post by KevinABQ » Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:14 pm

The high end stuff is amazing. But the few hundred doable stuff isn’t bad.

But I can’t give recommendations as I just watch people do this, not do it myself.
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Re: offroad gimbal mounts for action cams like gopro?

Post by RustyPW » Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:21 pm

I use the GoPro vacuum mount on the windshield. Stick it at the very top and in the center. This way, and wipers won't hit it. I also have a GoPro stick-on mount on the front bumper, in the center. Sometimes the remote switch or my phone will not work with the cameras here. I use both a GoPro Hero 3 Black and a Garmin Virb cameras. If you are using a GoPro. Get a polarized lens filter for it.

In my track car. I use a Ram mount on the cross bar behind the seats.
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Re: offroad gimbal mounts for action cams like gopro?

Post by PWJouster » Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:43 am

the newest gopros have incredible stabilization performance. Ill be purchasing one shortly.

then you need a few permanent mounts for incredible footage. In cab, Front bumper, undercarriage, dash
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Post by verdesardog » Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:23 am

A gimbal mount will not keep the image stable if you are bouncing down the path. Gimbals only help with roll, pitch and yaw movement, not up and down and it needs some kind of dampening or it will just rock and roll all over the place. You need image stabilization.
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Post by jsims006 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:24 pm

what would I need to keep the horizon level bouncing down the trail?
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Post by RustyPW » Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:34 pm

Here's my GoPro mounted on the windshield using the GoPro vacuum mount.
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And here inside my track car using a Ram mount.
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Post by continuecrushing » Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:41 am

yeah the new gopro/variants are AMAZING when it comes to stabilization WITHOUT a gimbal. You'll want either the gopro 7 black or the DJI osmo action
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Post by jsims006 » Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:59 am

RustyPW wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:34 pm
Here's my GoPro mounted on the windshield using the GoPro vacuum mount.


And here inside my track car using a Ram mount.
See the truck video? I would like to eliminate the horizontal sway of the camera when its tilting through the mud holes. Keep the camera flat but the truck movement would be ok. Your video the camera sways with the truck movement. Would a gimbal help that?
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Post by RustyPW » Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:49 pm

jsims006 wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:59 am
RustyPW wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:34 pm
Here's my GoPro mounted on the windshield using the GoPro vacuum mount.


And here inside my track car using a Ram mount.
See the truck video? I would like to eliminate the horizontal sway of the camera when its tilting through the mud holes. Keep the camera flat but the truck movement would be ok. Your video the camera sways with the truck movement. Would a gimbal help that?
I don't know. I've had quite a few branches hit the camera. The branches might ruin the gimbel mount.
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Post by continuecrushing » Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:54 am

jsims006 wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:59 am
RustyPW wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:34 pm
Here's my GoPro mounted on the windshield using the GoPro vacuum mount.


And here inside my track car using a Ram mount.
See the truck video? I would like to eliminate the horizontal sway of the camera when its tilting through the mud holes. Keep the camera flat but the truck movement would be ok. Your video the camera sways with the truck movement. Would a gimbal help that?
You probably still don't need a gimbal. The camera moving/tilting would give a sense of movement, plus the stabilization would take care of the annoying jittery look that older cameras have because of the lack of stabilization.

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Post by AceMan » Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:35 pm

RustyPW wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:34 pm
Here's my GoPro mounted on the windshield using the GoPro vacuum mount.
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And here inside my track car using a Ram mount.
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Nice videos, Russ. Too bad the MPH doesn't show. Doesn't your Garmin show MPH?

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Post by RustyPW » Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:45 pm

The Garmin shows mph with gps, or if you have the doggle plugged in under the dash. You can use the vehicle speedometer
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