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Old 04-11-2010   #1
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Stern camera mount

I am trying to come up with a way to mount a camera on the stern of my boat to achieve this kind of perspective:



I always use a helmet camera and now want to move it back to capture my whole boat. Has anyone done it before or have suggestions on the mounts or tripod mounts?

I do not have a stern frame...

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Alex

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some sort of remote on/off would be cool. I thought about this for my cat. For my purposes it might happen this year if I have enough time to make one. I'm thinking some sort of spring mount to a pole that telescopes off the back of the boat. If the boat flips etc you want the spring to give so nobody gets impaled ...
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Could you rig up a way to attach a regular camera tripod? However, if you flip, the whole shootin match would probably be toast no matter what. Hadn't thought about the impalement issue ????? I did see a guy on the Main Salmon a few years ago who had a "real" movie camera mounted on the front of his boat, with a long cable release. They were making a promotional movie, and ran the left hand line on Salmon Falls. The guy with the camera mount popped a pretty cool wheelie. It appeared that he hit the cable release to start filming, then stuck the cable in his mouth so he wouldn't lose it, so he could stop filming once he was through the rapid. But that was a much bigger camera.
What helmet cam do you use? I've been thinking about getting one.
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Old 04-12-2010   #4
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I actually figured out the setup last night. I was able to mount a plastic tripod on the stern tube. I attached one leg to the D-ring with a wire hose clamp and then cinched it down with a strap to another d-ring. Turned out pretty nice.

I use GoPro HD camera with the waterproof housing. Very happy with it so far.

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Kazak 4 X 4,
How easy is it to disengage the camera from your helmet to film other people? Have you ever strapped the camera to any other part of your frame for filming?
I'm torn between a small hand held HD camera or a helmet/boat mounted one.
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KJ, see my youtube channel, I've used many cameras

YouTube - kazak4x4's Channel

Also, check out this video, we had two cameras going Optio W60 camera and GoPro HD from my helmet.



Also, I just take my helmet off to film others or just turn my head

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Alex,

I can't help you with getting the camera setup up and running, but I can say that the video in the first post is a great fluid (pun-intended) explanation of the techniques described in The Complete Whitewater Rafter. When you get your setup up and running, you could always make a small video series for new rafters in the mountain buzz community.
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Awesome video. Awesome technique.
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