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leeboweffect

Beach Cat Action Camera Mount

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Finally broke down and bought an action cam for my boat. This is my first attempt at shooting and editing. The prototype mount is a little jiggly at times, but most of the footage is pretty clear. Thought some of you might get a kick out of this. Yes, I know I need more downhaul. The 33 year old bagged out main has seen it's better days, but.........

Tom Kirkman on here has shot many videos and shared his experience with me as to video editing, setups, mounts etc.. The "off the shelf" mount offerings looked too cumbersome, bulky and in the way so I decided to design my own. My design goals were cheap, easy to mount, no pole (so as to not obstruct the view) and maintain the horizon. I was convinced at the onset that a spring to maintain constant tension for gimbal control/stability was necessary. Experience with the setup has shown the spring to be the source of the undesirable jigglys. There is A LOT more vibration (both frequency and amplitude) in the standing rigging than I would have ever guessed. I'm designing the spring out of the setup. Below is a photo of the first prototype on the boat.

 

 

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Cool, looks like fun. Can you overlay the speed from that Garmin camera. I always like that because it gives a little more perspective of what is going on.

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Thanks Mizzmo. My camera is the basic (perhaps first) Garmin VIRB model and doesn't have GPS/Speed overlay capability. An upgraded more expensive model, the Garmin VIRB Elite does have it and uses the same mounting bracket. 

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