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gbauer
03-31-2009, 01:00 PM
I bought the stuff here: www.panaviseonline.com



I have to say that I'm impressed. $38 for the suction cup mount is right on price-wise and the build seems to be very solid. I played around in the gay-rodge and it mounts to any weird bend in the car while keeping a nice, solid base. Also got the extension arm for the in-car mount that I fabbed up this past weekend. To do the in-car mount, I removed the plastic "sub" cover between my seats and cut up a piece of wood to fit. I didn't spend any real time to do it so, yes, I know it's not perfect but it's very, very functional. I was able to screw it into the existing threaded mounting points for the sub in the compartment so it stays in place. I then screwed the base of the mount to the wood, got out my trusted rattle-can and away I went.

Pics:

suction-mount on the rear quarter panel. This is a very curvy piece of metal so it's a good example of the mount's ability to be mounted anywhere.

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/gwbauer/BMW/Mountexamples006.jpg

Pic of mount there:

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/gwbauer/BMW/Mountexamples007.jpg

Pic from the door. For the track, I'll probably move it up a bit so I can get the front tire while driving. This will give me some really great shots!

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/gwbauer/BMW/Mountexamples005.jpg

Pic of mount there:
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/gwbauer/BMW/Mountexamples009.jpg

Pic of me pulling on mount. It's very, very solid once the air is pushed out the of the suction cups. You have to push down on the screw in the center of each cup to make them solid.

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/gwbauer/BMW/Mountexamples008.jpg

Pic of the in-car mount minus the camera as I was using it at the time...

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/gwbauer/BMW/Mountexamples004.jpg

Pic from that position:

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/gwbauer/BMW/Mountexamples003.jpg

The guy at Panavision said that the drifters are using this mount for video cameras. As long as the camera is under 2 lbs, it'll handle it up to about 140+ (at least that's as fast as the company owner had his car up to while one was installed...).


Can't beat it for the price!

BradMW
03-31-2009, 06:03 PM
Thanks for the review! I was actually about to look for one if you would believe it.

Scany
03-31-2009, 08:04 PM
Ordered one today as well. Thanks for the tip.

woodym3
03-31-2009, 09:31 PM
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The guy at Panavision said that the drifters are using this mount for video cameras.

What about the Moonglows, Coasters, and Clovers? Never mind - you're too young to know what I'm talking about.

woodym3
04-01-2009, 06:38 AM
Woody, you still have the curb feelers on the M Coupe?

Vic

No, but looking at the wheels, I wish the previoius owners did.

gbauer
04-01-2009, 07:47 AM
What about the Moonglows, Coasters, and Clovers? Never mind - you're too young to know what I'm talking about.
I read about those things once in a really, really old history book. :tongue:

woodym3
04-01-2009, 08:20 AM
This may help George:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7FFBVXaOIo

gbauer
04-01-2009, 06:23 PM
Here's some videos:

suction mount on a headlight:
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/gwbauer/BMW/th_Mountexamples017.jpg (http://s96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/gwbauer/BMW/?action=view&current=Mountexamples017.flv)

extension installed inside car:

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/gwbauer/BMW/th_Mountexamples016.jpg (http://s96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/gwbauer/BMW/?action=view&current=Mountexamples016.flv)

I also have one from my bumper that I'm uploading now.

Real M3
04-02-2009, 07:34 AM
What about the Moonglows, Coasters, and Clovers? Never mind - you're too young to know what I'm talking about.

Damn, I'm not, that's kinda scary!

Walka
04-02-2009, 01:55 PM
Yo i agree panavise definitely has good products here. i use this camera mount

http://ak.buy.com/db_assets/prod_lrg_images/986/90127986.jpg

its the panavise 809 and its $20 shipped at buy.com!

i use a big JVC camera with a 7 hour battery on it. i know its kind of heavy but i think this is a good testiment of how good it is.

i put it on the tank of my bike. i didnt have it video taping during the crash but here is a picture from when i showed up at home
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v305/ShadyZealot/IMG_0556.jpg

the camera didnt even move from where i had put it.

(fell off the road into mud btw)

here is a vid from the last autocross (suctioned to my back window)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqkPB7-ScQE

gbauer
04-02-2009, 05:05 PM
Yo i agree panavise definitely has good products here. i use this camera mount



its the panavise 809 and its $20 shipped at buy.com!

i use a big JVC camera with a 7 hour battery on it. i know its kind of heavy but i think this is a good testiment of how good it is.

i put it on the tank of my bike. i didnt have it video taping during the crash but here is a picture from when i showed up at home


the camera didnt even move from where i had put it.

(fell off the road into mud btw)

here is a vid from the last autocross (suctioned to my back window)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqkPB7-ScQE
I was faster. :tongue:


I'm surprised at how little the single cup mount bounced. I thought it would have been far worse. Seems to work well for interior shots. Have you tried it on the outside of the car? I have no doubt that it'll stay on after surviving a crash like it did on the bike, but does it bounce more in the wind? It looks like your single-cup mount has a locking mechanism for the suction cup. The three cup mount doesn't but I can tell you that it holds on really, really well.

Walka
04-03-2009, 08:06 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yO8ygug_bR8

here is a vid, all of us have the same mount, but we lost the footage to the other bike. but yea the locking mechanism is key since its a single cup. im sure with three that isnt going anywhere haha