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January 17, 2012

Arkon’s New Camera Mount Line

Our friends at Arkon have introduced a new line of camera mounts for almost any location and they are available at a very reasonable price.  There are two keys to making a useful camera mount.  Almost every tripod has a 1/4″ – 20 threaded post that fits that little threaded hole on the bottom of the camera.  It also needs to be constructed to keep steady in a mobile environment.  Arkon has all that figured and has delivered with their new camera line.

The progression of video cameras over the past several years has spawned a need for a variety of mounts.  The Panasonics, Kodaks and Sonys have been replaced by Flip, GoPro and Contour.  Great quality, smaller footprint.  All of these cameras have a 1/4″ – 20 component, in a few cases you may need to buy a mounting cradle, but you will find most models are ready to mount.  Just look for that threaded hole on the bottom.

Arkon CMP227 Camera Handlebar Mount

Arkon CMP227 Camera Handlebar Mount

Arkon CMP220 Gooseneck Camera Mount

Arkon CMP220 Gooseneck Camera Mount

Arkon CMP212 Bean Bag Camera Mount

Arkon CMP212 Bean Bag Camera Mount

Arkon CMP214 Camera Suction Mount

Arkon CMP214 Camera Suction Mount

September 12, 2011

Industrial Strength Camera and Videocam Car, ATV and Motorcycle Mounts

Filed under: Other Mounts & Accessories — Tags: , , — mountguys @ 2:20 pm

Haven’t done any recent camera mount posts in a bit.  This category has become quite popular with the introduction of lower cost videocams that provide fairly good quality images.

We carry a huge selection of camera mounts.  Just when we thought we had them all, something new comes up.  Got a heavy camera or a situation that requires additional stability?  You might need something beyond the basic mount.  Takes a look at these mounts.  While they may not be inexpensive, they are very well made with substantial stability.  All have a standard 1/4″ – 20 threaded stud.

Motorcycle handlebar camera mount

Motorcycle handlebar camera mount

ATV / Motorcycle Rail Camera Mount

ATV / Motorcycle Rail Camera Mount

Dual suction camera stud mount

Dual suction camera stud mount

Dual suction camera mount

Dual suction camera mount

Heavy camera dash mount

Heavy camera dash mount

November 24, 2010

Mounting a Videocam or Camera in your Car

You would be surprised at the number of people that would like to use their camera in the car.  With the introduction of cheap easy to use video cameras like the Flip, everyone can shoot a video quickly and inexpensively.  Why use it in your car?  It’s especially popular for family trips.  Driving in the mountains or peeping leaves?  Shoot a video.  Driving next to the ocean?  Shoot a video.  Well you get the drift.

When selecting your camera mount the most important thing is to have a steady mount.  Match the weight of the camera with the sturdiness of the mount.  The heavier the cameras should use mounts made by RAM.  The lighter cameras like the Flip can use some less expensive brands like the ones from MFX2.  The second important question is location.  Most like to use a windshield and there are many suction mounts available for that purpose.  We prefer the dash mount though as it is somewhat safer and does not block your view the way a suction mount may.

And for those who just prefer a motorcycle, there are lots of those mounts too.

Heavy Duty RAM Camera Suction Mount

Heavy Duty RAM Camera Suction Mount

Lighter Duty Camera Mount from MFX2

Lighter Duty Camera Mount from MFX2

Heavy Duty Camera Dash Mount from RAM

Heavy Duty Camera Dash Mount from RAM

Lighter Duty Camera Suction Mount from MFX2

Lighter Duty Camera Suction Mount from MFX2

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