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Old 04-23-2012, 05:12 PM   #1
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Is it time for a POV camera helmet attachment standard?

Struggling to get my Drift HD to mount nicely on my helmets got me thinking that it would be pretty slick if there was a standardized set of mount points for helmet cameras.

You could easily do it with two small metric threaded holes: a set on top, and on each side.

If GoPro, Drift and Contour got together with Giro, Bell and POC I bet they could do this.
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Old 04-23-2012, 05:19 PM   #2
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I've long considered the little sticky pad to be the standard...

Threaded holes would limit the number of places you could hang your camera. Also, helmet manufacturers would then have to certify their gear as safe with any number of objects bolted onto them. I can see a few makers trying this, but I don't think it will catch on..
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Old 04-23-2012, 06:12 PM   #3
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I think the standard already exists, it is the threaded mount common on many types of camera tripods.

GoPro sells an adapter to mount their camera to the tripod mount.



A friend of mine used this tripod adapter to make up a pole mount for his GoPro.

The pole mount below isn't his, but the same idea. He just bought some PVC pipe, some plastic pipe fittings and a screw that matched the adapter.

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Ram mounts make every type of mount possible and have a ball with the screw like craig posted

http://www.ram-mount.com/
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you can use the center threaded visor mount on teh Giro to bolt on a GoPro. Probably the side ones too. With some creativity and a drill I'm sure you could rig up something for other brands. Easy and very secure.

If you do it this way, leave the foam or whatever on the back of the mount so that you don't need much torque on the bolt to keep the cam snug. The inserts on the helmet can't take much torque.

*edit* kinda like this, with a hole drilled in the mount and a bolt going into the helmet.


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you can use the center threaded visor mount on teh Giro to bolt on a GoPro. Probably the side ones too. With some creativity and a drill I'm sure you could rig up something for other brands. Easy and very secure.

If you do it this way, leave the foam or whatever on the back of the mount so that you don't need much torque on the bolt to keep the cam snug. The inserts on the helmet can't take much torque.

*edit* kinda like this, with a hole drilled in the mount and a bolt going into the helmet.
Thanks, that is a good idea for full face helmets.
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I'm more concerned about the lack of breakaway mounts for these helmet cams.

Would be interested to know how many teletubbies suffer head/neck injuries from a cam interfering with the helmets ability to protect?
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