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This may not be of interest to all, but I wanted to capture my adventures with my Z06 on film, so I mounted my digital video in the cabin. Here's what the installation looks like. I was able to get a sturdy mounting in all three directions (x,y & z) without having to drill any holes. It will get it's first test & use Sunday in an autocross event I have entered. I think it will easily meet their standards for video cameras on-board (I hope). I didn't want to tie up bandwidth, so I've also included links to a few additional pictures for those who want to see more. PM me if you want more details on the parts I used and how they are mounted.


http://home.insightbb.com/~c6z06/vidmount_002.jpg
http://home.insightbb.com/~c6z06/vidmount_003.jpg
http://home.insightbb.com/~c6z06/vidmount_004.jpg
http://home.insightbb.com/~c6z06/vidmount_005.jpg
 

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Wow:surprised , that's an awesome setup, and I'm sure more than a few people will be glad that you didn't drill any holes into your new Z:thumbsup: . Can't wait to see the first vids!
~Rob:partyon:
 

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video camera mounting

Please post your parts list and any useful directions for your video camera
mounting system. Thanks
 

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m69427 said:
Please post your parts list and any useful directions for your video camera
mounting system. Thanks
First I must tell you that this mount didn't hold up well after my first tracking event, so I have switched to a different, as yet untested at the track, setup. See this thread and page to the last post:

http://www.digitalcorvettes.com/forums/showthread.php?t=56742

This first setup would work long term if two modifications were made. First the camera holder should be made from light weight steel or aluminum. I used wood and it split where the rods were attached. Second is that a better system to inhibit vertical movement would be required. The two spring hand clamps which hold the camera to the cross beam slip easily on the carpet because the beam is angled in the front. The plastic pipe I used to stabilize the camera mount slipped around a bit too much for my liking.

I like my new mounting because I get all the benefits of the tripod movement mechanisms and it is right next to me for easy control and not behind me. I'm not sure how I will like the different frame of reference. The new mounting just sees the hood and nose of the car and the old mounting shows part of the driver and dashboard.
 

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CoolShoes said:
you should just purchase this one from chasecam.com..

here is a vid of it under hard accel.

http://media.putfile.com/chasecam2

I love it
Thanks Coolshoes... I didn't run across this video mount when I did my search...wish I had...I could have saved myself all that tinkeriing time...it is just what I needed sans a harness bar.
 

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You will be very pleased with it. The suction cup is STRONG!! You can mount your camera on the inside of your car on any windshield or window, you can also mount it to the out side of your car for different angles. Trust me you will not need to worrry about it falling off.

I put the camera mount on my dinning room table and lifted the whole table up with it!!!

Glad I could help.
 

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oops, I may have not been clear on which one I have. There is different ones on that site.

Just so you know, this is the one I have:

 

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CoolShoes said:
oops, I may have not been clear on which one I have. There is different ones on that site.

Just so you know, this is the one I have:

So I am assuming this same exact unti would work fine if one wanted to mount the camera inside of thier C6 Z06 on the rear windshield to view thier speedo gauge and overall cluster?? Or would the slant on the window on the new Z not allow it to work?
 

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there are two swivels on each end of the arm of the mount. You can adjust this mount in many ways. You mount this on the inside or outside of your car almost any where that you could think of and get the angle you want.

Here is a vid of it mounted to my back window on my C5 Z

http://media.putfile.com/chasecam2
 

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CoolShoes said:
there are two swivels on each end of the arm of the mount. You can adjust this mount in many ways. You mount this on the inside or outside of your car almost any where that you could think of and get the angle you want.

Here is a vid of it mounted to my back window on my C5 Z

http://media.putfile.com/chasecam2
Ok, and you got the SM31 ($65.00), correct?
 

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Yes, that is correct.

Also it looks like they have another one now right below that. Model #SM40. If you are doing track racing that might be more stable and hold a smoother picture.
 

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CoolShoes said:
Yes, that is correct.

Also it looks like they have another one now right below that. Model #SM40. If you are doing track racing that might be more stable and hold a smoother picture.
No track racing for me, just drag strip and some street racing here and there..:)

Thanks for the info, I am ordering it as we speak
 
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