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Post by lonelyinardwick on Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:35 pm

Hey guys, haven't been here for a while. I just want to ask..
1) which tripod is ideal for holding a camcorder on clench onto the bar on the upper decker of a douible decker bus.
2) Does anyone sell or point me to a decent stereo microphone for my Sony HDR-SR12 Camcorder, please. Ta.

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Post by mrknowitall on Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:27 pm

i have seen some things at work called and dont quote me on this, gorilla pods? basically the "legs" are infact mouldable to any static object, IE a bus bar .. as for the other im clueless .....

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Post by pedned on Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:54 pm

I was thinking about them myself. Jessops sell them. And here's a link
http://www.jessops.com/online.store/products/35712/show.html

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Post by lonelyinardwick on Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:09 pm

Camcorder weight: 650g, Gorilla Pod Max. weight: 335g, Hmm.. not for me.


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Post by pedned on Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:17 pm

The max weight they hold securly is: Max weight: 335g
So probably not suitable for a heavy camcorder.

Theres always a few other of the same style.

http://www.jessops.com/online.store/products/82305/show.html

http://www.jessops.com/online.store/products/76737/show.html

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Post by pedned on Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:20 pm

Or theres other things that may work...:

http://www.jessops.com/online.store/products/79059/show.html

http://www.jessops.com/online.store/products/1540/show.html


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Post by mrknowitall on Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:20 pm

either way im glad i got the name right :p
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Post by lonelyinardwick on Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:23 pm

Damn, they're all super expensive.

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Post by spara on Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:37 pm

You need some kind of cushioned clamp. For someone so specialist, these would usually be custom-made for the camera and tripod fixing.

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Post by pedned on Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:54 pm

spara wrote:custom-made for the camera and tripod fixing.
Tripod mounts are usually the same size. Not many cameras have non-generic fittings.
Although for something on the heavier side, like Wongie's camcorder, something more bulky will probably be of advantage.
The "bicycle handle bar mount" is probably the best option.

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Post by lonelyinardwick on Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:46 pm

I don't think bar mounts are the best option for me, they're way too expensive, too big, and too time-consuming to set up. I wouldn't accept a product that is ready onto a camera within more than 5 minutes, especially when I'm doing it on a bus in timetabled service. I only wanted a compact/portable size stable support for my camera, and I found the following:
Ps. It doesn't have to mount onto the hand railing of the upper decker bus.

  • http://www.jessops.com/online.store/products/81284/show.html

    According to its manufacturer's page, it supports 1.5kg which is more than enough for my camcorder, but I'm not sure whether its maximum height (6cm) is tall enough compared to the bottom window seal of the upper deck view.

  • http://www.jessops.com/online.store/products/3100/show.html

    The Jessops page shows no information on its weight capacity or maximum height, but the customer reviews were fairly positive. I;ve seen one of these for real, but again, it it tall enough above the botttom window seal of the bus then I'm happy.

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Post by mrknowitall on Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:27 pm

Thanks for saying thanks though, we appreciate it... oh wait , what?
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Post by graymac on Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:44 am

A very inexpensive support can be obtained by using a small bean bag as a camera steady. very cheap and lo-tech.
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Post by pedned on Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:12 pm

Wongie2009 wrote: I just want to ask..
1) which tripod is ideal for holding a camcorder on clench onto the bar on the upper decker of a douible decker bus.

Wongie2009 wrote:Ps. It doesn't have to mount onto the hand railing of the upper decker bus.

Now correct me if I'm wrong... But what the hell?
You ask for something to "clench onto the bar on the upper deck of a double decker bus..."
Now you say it doesnt have to do this!!! confused confused

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Post by mrknowitall on Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:59 pm

INo, come on jeff, we go out of our way to help you, to 1.) not be thanked 2.) told us the whole reason of the topic now is pointless .....
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Post by Dexter on Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:53 pm

Topic unlocked as per request. I hope there will be no unnecessary comments. albino
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Post by lonelyinardwick on Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:07 pm

1) Thanks Graymac for your suggestion, I'll find some bean bags.
2) Sorry Pedned, if I'm a timewaster and confused you. Basically if it is at least taller than the sealing then I'm happy.
3) Ben, I didn't say the magic word, because I was going to continue for any suggestions but Derryck locked it.
4) I didn't say the topic was pointless, until you said it.
5) 'Cause I have some old small stand, thanks to all for your replies. Happy now?

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Post by joeyfjj on Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:27 pm

Can't help with stereo mics, but for stabilising a camera, a bean bag or even rolled up T-shirt will work well. Of course your filming posture is rather important too. If you want a tripod (I mean those tall, normal ones, not those with legs that bend), I suggest something slightly on the heavier side to keep the center-of-gravity lower.

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