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Re: GoPro camera mount?

Postby Pydpiper » Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:48 am

taz3 wrote:Another thought, might be to add a swivel and a dove tail bracket to have the camera go in place of the side mount quiver bracket. This would allow quick removal of the camera, plus it allows the stirrup and sling to remain free of obstruction from any mounting. It will also allow for right or left side mounting too. A ball swivel isn't really needed, but it will allow some different camera viewing. I can post a sketch if anyone would like, to help understand what I mean.


Talk about not seeing the forest through the trees.. Brilliant idea! I am going to try to bend one of my existing brackets in the vice, stand a good chance of it snapping, but in either event it is a great starting point.
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Re: GoPro camera mount?

Postby Excalibur Marketing Dude » Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:51 am

That works, too easy... :D

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Re: GoPro camera mount?

Postby taz3 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:53 am

Here's a quick sketch to help comprehend the concept.
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Re: GoPro camera mount?

Postby Pydpiper » Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:56 pm

Beat the quiver bracket square with a fiberglass hammer, mounted a quick release, and voila!
I realized I have a stripped screw hole in my rail, so only one holding it in for now, easy fix and a project for later.
Went out and ran a few arrows through it, worked without flaw. The video has the quiver and arrowhead in clear view, happy with that too.

Bracket w/ quick release.

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Camera mounted.

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From the front.

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Re: GoPro camera mount?

Postby taz3 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:02 pm

Right on, that's pretty slick! :wink:

Glad that I can offer something back for all the help members offer me for my newbie questions! :oops: :D
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Re: GoPro camera mount?

Postby ninepointer » Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:03 pm

Pydpiper wrote:The video has the quiver and arrowhead in clear view, happy with that too.


Pyd,

If its not too much trouble, take a video and post it to give us an idea of what the view looks like.

I can't remeber if this has been talked about yet, but has anybody tried mounting a camera on top of their Groundpounder/Munch mount in place of their quiver (considering many people remove their quivers anyway at their hunting location)?
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Re: GoPro camera mount?

Postby taz3 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:23 pm

With the addition of the quiver mount slider on the camera, it would allow the camera to mount anywhere a quiver will, which will allow for some real good versatility. :)
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Re: GoPro camera mount?

Postby Pydpiper » Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:49 pm

I will try to post a video when I get back home, went to the local pub to celebrate my accomplishments.
I have a hard time uploading because of my country internet, but I will certainly try.
The sound of the arrow leaving the bow is awesome, the "twang" is very dominant. I figured out how to use the 120 frame per second mode, you can watch the arrow travel from riser to target, clear enough that you can count the revolutions of the arrow in flight all the way to the target at 30 yards.
I would like to fix the stripped screw before I post anything.
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Re: GoPro camera mount?

Postby Pydpiper » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:05 pm

Ended up riveting on the bracket, sitting rock solid now.
This is the view from "medium" wide angle, one smaller than widest. A hint of the quiver, and a great view down field. Through the scope all I could see was the motion sensor just above the light.

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Re: GoPro camera mount?

Postby Normous » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:59 pm

Wonder how my car would look in that driveway of yours....ahh, never mind.
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Re: GoPro camera mount?

Postby Bullzeye » Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:18 pm

Great ideas in this thread.....brain storming at its BEST!
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Re: GoPro camera mount?

Postby wheelie » Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:00 pm

Very impressed Piper, and I don't impress easy. LOL I am going to do the same. Good job!
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Re: GoPro camera mount?

Postby Pydpiper » Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:09 am

wheelie wrote:Very impressed Piper, and I don't impress easy. LOL I am going to do the same. Good job!


It did turn out very well! However, it was Taz's idea, I just changed it a bit.
Some ideas before you start though.. pad the vice before you start to bend, as you can see by mine I left some teeth marks behind. I will use an industrial chunk of leather next time, the cloth I used did little to protect the surface. Also, as that bracket starts to bend (and it takes a LOT of effort) it wanted to bend on an angle, keep that in mind.
I have another bracket, going to do a second one and use more caution so it looks a little nicer, I rushed this one, and it shows.

I'll run a couple different videos from a couple different settings later today.
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Re: GoPro camera mount?

Postby Pydpiper » Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:18 am

enormous wrote:Wonder how my car would look in that driveway of yours....ahh, never mind.


Lots of pictures of your car in my driveway Norm!
Be cool to mount this camera (suction cup mount) to the side of the car by the rear wheel, and tear it up. Tried it on my service vehicle, didn't have the same effect, wife's mini van wasn't exactly "edge of your seat" material either.
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Re: GoPro camera mount?

Postby Pydpiper » Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:02 am

I managed to upload a video. I had to do it in very poor setting to keep the file small, so my internet would actually upload it. I did one in 1080P as well, perfect video, but huge file.
I wanted to delete the sound off the slow motion part, but I simply do not know how.
This is 30 yards in my backyard, camera in lowest resolution, not wide angle.
Hope this works:

http://youtu.be/H0bHG5PMqY4

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