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post #1 of 4 Old 06-26-2008, 03:04 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy RAM video mount + Flip Camera = BUMPY!

I was so excited to mount my cheap Flip video camera to the Strom, so I ordered a RAM mount that attaches to the handlebars. What I got was REALLY bumpy, nausea-inducing video. I've seen others here using RAM mounts with more success, but has anybody else tried a Flip camera? I think maybe a slow frame rate might causing the excessive camera shake.

Maybe I should try mounting my expensive camera that shoots HD at 60 FPS and see what happens. After I get a lens filter to keep the bugs out.

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post #2 of 4 Old 06-26-2008, 03:17 PM
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You could try shock mounting the camera to isolate it a bit -- rubber inner tube pieces or something similar. It might help a little.

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post #3 of 4 Old 06-26-2008, 05:41 PM
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It really depends a lot on the camera. I have tried several cameras with my RAM camera mount and some work great and other look like crap.
Here is a sample of a one I was pretty happy with:

It is a Kodak V610:

I used nothing to pad the camera. Just the standard RAM Mount.


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I have the same problem. I have the 3" arm and wonder how much smoother it would be with the 1.75" arm.

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