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need a video mount to a roll bar

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  1. paulie_b

    paulie_b F1 Veteran
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    Does anyone out there know where I can purchase a video mount that can be attached to a roll bar? Please respond on FChat or directly to me.
    Thanks for the assistance.
     
  2. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    They do exist. I have one at home, so unless somebody is faster, I can tell you tonight. There is a permanent ad in RACER btw.
     
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  5. Tennlee

    Tennlee Formula Junior

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    I use an ioport mount on the rollbar of my FFR cobra. Works great!
     
  6. paulie_b

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    thanks everyone so far. will take any other suggestions also.
     
  7. whart

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    I also use the I/O Port product, but went a different route: rather than mounting the camera to the roll bar, i bought a very small lipstick camera lense assembly that is mounted to the bar via a "remote" mount. (To wit, http://www.ioportracing.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=CM5&Category_Code=CM).It is far smaller and less susceptible to jiggling; the camera comes from an outfit that does helmet cams for bikers. It plugs into a Canon Elura which is itself quite small. The helmet cam, with all the ancillaries other than the roll bar mount, was $309. See http://www.helmetcamera.com/products.htm The Canon Elura was in the neighborhood of $600. The mount from I/O was around $99. In fact, i think i first got info on this from Dennis Lui, who posts here occasionally and on the ferrarilist, where i first saw the info.Makes for a neat package and you can leave the lipstick camera attached; just take the DV cam. with you or lock it in the glove box.
     
  8. BigHead

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    I've used the I/O Port windshield suction cup mount, and it works pretty well. But, as WHart points out, the slightly more expensive alternative is to get a bullet-cam. Lots of different ones available over the net, but basically you get a lipstick-sized digital cam that plugs into any camcorder with an RCA video INPUT jack (check yours to make sure that your has one). I set up a system like this for my mechanic to use on his 355 CH. We taped it to the front grille, to the side air-intake, to the rear wing, etc. Very versatile, and COOL video. He also uses it now in the shop for repairs - he threaded it up into an F40 engine to find an oil leak! Do a google search for helmet camera....

    vty,

    --Dennis
     
  9. paulie_b

    paulie_b F1 Veteran
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    thanks for all of the suggestions. will check them out. any others?
     
  10. paulie_b

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    open to other suggestions also.
     

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