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GoPro Custom Pole Mount.

GoPro HD HERO Camera: Snowboarding with the Pole Cam Mount from GoPro on Vimeo.

With my recent Purchase of the GoPro HD Hero I’ve been playing around with new filming techniques. One of the most interesting is attaching the camera to a pole and have it facing the person in control. This has been done before (see video above) so I wanted to spice it up a little. I set out to find something that would be appropriate. I found a shop on eBay that sells 2cm diameter by 1m length acrylic rod for around £10 inc delivery.

Below are a couple of shots of the finished mount. I used a old bike handle grip and the mount I made earlier in the year. If you cant be bothered to build your own mount, the gopro handlebar mountworks a treat.  Over all I’m pretty happy with how it came together.

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UPDATE:

Here’s a few bits with the pole in use.

Magic Floaty Cam from Rob Antill on Vimeo.

 

If you make one of these, I would love to see some stuff with it, just drop a link below…

Check out the latest mod. A motorised time-lapse dolly. The post is Here.

11 Comments

  1. Great idea using a transparent pole.. I Just ordered the GoPro Hero. Have you already tested it? Are the reflexions of the pole not distracting when watching the footage?

    Cheers!

  2. I have my own setup as well but I’m using a heavier alloy ski pole. I need a lighter alternative and this sounds like a good idea except does it flex/bend because if it does, your videos will be wobbly. I was thinking carbon fiber ski pole so its lighter. I just don’t want to go out and buy a brand new pair.

  3. I love the look the acrylic rod gives! How do you take your photos from the end of the pole? Are you setting it to the timelapse setting and just taking a ton of pics as you go down the hill or are you grabbing frames from the video?

  4. @Brian I did take a few time-lapses with the pole and the results were pretty cool.. especially going up the chair lifts :p. But no for the above images I did just take a still from the footage. The quality isn’t too bad although the resolution might be a bit on the low side.

  5. Nice job man. I didn’t have the time to make mine so i bought one of these from a place called GoPole last July to take longboarding. Mines a little different though, doesn’t use the handlebar mount thing.

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