Best tripod accessories according to redditors

We found 1,844 Reddit comments discussing the best tripod accessories. We ranked the 572 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Tripod Accessories:

u/ItsMeEntropy · 74 pointsr/photography

The only camera gear he carried:

Canon 7D mk1, Sigma 30mm f/1.4 ART, 3 batteries+charger, 4 CF cards, Pedco Ultrapod, and a camera-to-iPhone adapter (he edited his social media photos on the fly via VSCO app). So once again for the gearheads, pretty great photos for a camera released 2009. :)

u/Peace_Love_Happiness · 38 pointsr/Mountaineering

The Peak Design Clip system was a lifesaver for me: link

u/random12356622 · 18 pointsr/Dashcam

> There are some on eBay that claim 1080p and have night vision for as little as $15, are they all garbage?

Garbage, pure garbage.

> If so what's the cheapest one that's at least ok?

So it depends what you want, IR dash cams are like this:

There are Uber/Taxi cams in the dash cam build:

  • Transcend 32GB Drive Pro 520 ($186.61 USD)

    This has an IR camera rear, so it can record the interior at night. It also shows you the weaknesses of an IR camera, limited IR light spread/brightness, distortion of color due to removing a filter (to be able to see IR light) ect.

    Examples of IR spread: Warning Uber drivers with bad customers: Uber driver #1 or Uber driver #2

  • The BlackVue DR650S-2CH IR ($399.99 USD) has a much nicer spread

  • Thinkware F770 2CH IR ($279.99 USD) + (IR cam $99.99 USD) is pretty great too.

    There are normal dash cams:

    Dashcam + Micro SD card + Hardwire kit = cost. Different vendors offer different things included/excluded.

    Discount code: Receive $10 off with "top5blackboxmycar" when shopping for a dash cam over $99.99 at

    *Note: I pulled a lot of links from, but look around for the best price, I just wanted you to be aware of the discount code.


    Excellent build quality, Excellent parking mode, Good/Fair video quality:

    1 ch systems: These don't have wifi/cellphone app:

  • Thinkware F50 1-CH ($69.99 USD) - Fair video quality, Excellent build quality, Excellent parking mode. - Lacks a Wifi/cell phone app, but format free technology helps and reliability is top notch. - 1080P @ 30 FPS - ($69.99 USD) - 2nd vendor. ($90-110 USD) - 3rd vendor. - There is a coupon code for this one in the video description. Discount Code: blackboxmycarf50 to get $10 off from

  • BlackVue DR450-1CH ($119.99 USD) Excellent build quality, Excellent parking mode, lacks wifi, optional gps, lack of reviews. - 1080P @ 30 FPS Front


    Lackluster parking mode, fair/poor build quality, Excellent video quality:

  • Mobius ($80 USD) + USB Mini hardwire kit ($13 USD) + adhesive mount ($7.95 USD) + recommended but not required Super Capacitor ($7.95 USD) instead of lipo battery. - Good build quality, Good video quality, lackluster parking mode. - This dash cam comes from the RC/drone world, and it shows, it is almost endlessly modifiable, but you have to want to do all these things, and it is very hands on do it your self.

  • A119 V2 ($80-100 USD) - V1 had minor flaws but is cheaper - V2 corrected some of those flaws and had firmware improvements. + Known problems of the A119 Excellent video quality day/good night/good shadow, good/fair build quality, lackluster parking mode. Discreet.

  • A119S V2 ($100-120 USD) - This one has more potential but currently equal to the A119 due to lack of firmware improvements. - has parking mode now.

    True 4K:

  • ThiEYE T5e 4K ($120 USD) - read the review on it, you give up a lot.

    So 4k has a lot of "marketing" around it, some are sold as 4k, but are not 4k dash cams. This one is one of the few actual 4k dash cams on the market, but you give up a lot, and you will require larger 128/256 GB MLC based High Endurance product Micro SD cards, that have error correction built in. They will eat up the cards quicker, and may not what you want in the end.


    Or you could pick these:

    Example of poor build quality:

  • G1W-C(B) ($50-60 USD) - Good video quality, poor parking mode (lackluster), poor build quality. - Does strange things, doesn't keep date/time, LED light generally gets painted over, or sharpied, or taped over since it randomly turns on and gives the driver night blindness. - It is the best of the cheap/bad dash cams. I have one, I wouldn't purchase again.

  • Xiaomi Yi ($45 USD) - Known Problems Excellent video quality Day/night/shadow - Ultra wide lens fish eyes. No parking mode. Heat tolerance problems. Build quality below average/poor.


    There is a huge amount of buyers remorse in dash cams. What I can say is fully research the dash cams you want, and the dash cams you don't, so at least you understand your decisions. Picking Excellent build quality, Excellent parking mode, and good/fair video quality dash cams is a lot less hassle, above I listed only Excellent build quality, Excellent parking mode, good/Fair video quality dash cams, but there are Excellent video quality, Fair/poor build quality, lackluster parking mode dash cams out there that is worth knowing about. Anyways good luck in your decisions.

    *Edit: Prices change rapidly in the dash cam market, however, the copy pasta does not. I have seen prices rise rapidly, and fall just as fast, for no apparent reason, even as newer models have been released.


    So If I was going to spend money, I would pick: The Transcend 32GB Drive pro 520 or if I wanted a better IR spread, BlackVue DR650S 2CH IR, or Thinkware F770 CH IR.

    If I was going for price, I would pick: the Xiaomi Yi Dash cam, it doesn't have IR, it should be taken out of the vehicle when not in use: Lipo batteries crack/leak/swell/ect and lens can spin around causing out of focus problem. There is no lack of problems with the Yi, heat problem, 165 ultra wide angle lens is too wide, causes fish eye, motion blur, and distorts distance/speed, build quality issues, not discreet. However if you take it out of the car when not in use, it is a runner. -

    You can apply: Paint, or apply shelf liner - do not cover the vents. This extra step may void warranty, and may reduce the lifespan of the dash camera it self - Black heats up quicker than silver.

    If I were to pick a dash cam for normal use: pointing towards the road: Thinkware F50 1CH or BlackVue DR4501 CH.

    If I wanted a dual camera: well I would have to list them, and I haven't yet, and I am at 8000+ characters out of 10,000 for this post.
u/k701 · 11 pointsr/oculus

Today my second mounting clamp and rod came in. After trying several heights and angles, and testing with the desk demo I found that tracking was perfect from top to bottom except when facing the very edge of my bottom left room corner while my hands are in front of me. In which case my body completely covers my motion controllers and a third camera would still not be able to help since my room is too small /cluttered to cover that specific angle. The biggest thing that helped was NOT mounting the cameras as high as possible, as it is suggested by some users. The higher they are, the farther away they are, and being cameras and limited by resolution, being too far away (too high) results in jitter/unstable tracking. I ended up mounting them at about 7 feet high. I suggest a rod/clamp solution as it allows you to quickly test and make small adjustments, and using this setup allows you to move the cameras in every way possible (6 degrees of freedom). Here is the exact rod and clamp I'm using for those interested. Obviously any similar rod/clamp will work.

u/mennydrives · 10 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

It's two parts:

u/MinuteDreamer · 9 pointsr/EDC

On the utili-key - Yes, absolutely. When I don't have the bag right next to me, it's got a little knife on it which always comes in handy because I don't carry a knife (unless you count the multi-tool). Also, my greatest failure as a man is that I cannot open a beer bottle without a tool, so it comes in handy for that ;)

The big reason is that I prefer a physically softer water bottle. Hard bottles tend to bash into stuff (especially other stuff in my bag) which I don't like. Also, it's convenient if it's disposable (I think I've gone through two the whole year). If you run out of water, and you just want to buy a cold drink at the convenience store, you can just throw out the water bottle and carry the new drink with you. I think the leaching hazards of plastic aren't that bad - just change the water every now and then, and don't leave it in the sun where the UV light can break down the plasticizers. I also leave my bottle in the fridge so I have a cold drink when I go out. This has a nice side effect of slowing the break down of the plastic.

Edit: Oh yeah - just remembered, another reason for preferring a disposable bottle is you can just give it to your friend and not worry about getting it back.

The stringpod is so so. See comment here. I was thinking of replacing my mini tripod with with a Pedco Ultrapod which I think is better than a gorillapod. To tell you the truth, I don't use the mini tripod that much - I've taken to carrying a real tripod (BK-555) with me most of the time. It's pretty small and light and velcro-ties underneath my bag pretty conveniently.

u/ForgottenYogurt · 9 pointsr/flashlight

SMALLRIG Cool Ballhead Arm Super Clamp Mount Multi-Function Double Ball Adapter with Bottom Clamp for Ronin-M, Ronin MX, Freefly MOVI - 1138

u/Eldrake · 8 pointsr/Vive
u/sternenhimmel · 8 pointsr/flying

Yeah what he said!

I wrote an article about wing-mounting cameras because I get asked this question a lot.

The tl;dr of it though is that I'm partial to the GoPro Suction Cup Mount.

Anything that requires tools/bolts to mount a camera may require an STC, but this is a pretty gray area.

u/FrancisHC · 8 pointsr/photography

You're both correct :) I had my mini tripod and I rested it on the stone railing.

FTR it was a 6 second exposure, no way I'm handholding that!

u/wtfCake · 8 pointsr/motorcycles

If you've got one of the Zero bikes(electric) and are going slower than 5 mph at about 3 am with no other traffic, then yes you could probably get by without a mic. The second you go above about 10mph, there's far too much wind noise, 30-50mph and you won't be able to really hear your bike. And unless you are planning on screaming inside your helmet the camera probably won't pick anything up.

I've got a GoPro Hero 3+ black and this is the mic I use($12.95):

And it's plugged into the gopro via with a 3.5mm to mini usb cable($10.88):

If you're using a Sena headset, Sena makes a gopro backpack thing that lets you use your sena headset with your gopro($89.74):

No mic(Still talking to rider ahead via Sena):

Mic on highway (60-70mph):

Edit: Now with prices!

Edit2: Now with video!?

u/the-keswickian · 7 pointsr/gopro

My best guess:

RØDE VideoMic with Rycote Lyre Mount with Deadcat

160 LED Video Light (Or something similar)

Camcorder Stabilizing Handle Grip (Or something similar)

GoPro Jaws Mount

A filter adapter - somtehing like this

GoPro Mic Cable

Quite a nice setup, although I'd be conceerned about shadows from the light on the clamp and gopro, and the chance of the clamp coming off if bumped

u/ifandbut · 7 pointsr/Games

>The sensor boxes had to be plugged into outlets and you needed to mount them high-up in the corners of your room. The criticisms were valid, when setting up hardware requires power tools something is probably amiss.

No power tools required. Just some shower curtain rods and some quick release pipe clamps for cameras. Yes, more money, but provides a mobile setup (or just an adjustable setup) and you dont have to put holes in your walls (something apartments frown on).

u/Le_Fancy_Me · 7 pointsr/bangtan

Hmmm.... Since it's for the boys and this would be a once in a lifetime opportunity I wouldn't mind spending quite a bit if I had to. So the stuff I'm thinking about is varying priceranges.

Seokjin + Hoseok: This!
They are packing cubes. Giving the same gift to 2 members is lame, I know. But while these would be great for all the boys. I deffinitely think 2Seok would use them a lot and appreciate them. It would honestly be great for all the boys since they travel so much. It's not only great for organising but also compressing so you can pack more and keep your clothes wrinkle free. These boys love their clothes so keeping everything neat, wrinke-free and organised in their bags seems like it'd be useful.

Yoongi: I think he's not the type to splurge on himself too much and would like practical gifts. So a fancy but practical product would be good. Like an electric blanket, fancy set of superwarm and soft sheets(lifechanger) or a towelwarmer since he likes baths and there's nothing better than a warm set of towels after a bath.

Namjoon: There are these pocket sized trackers that you can use with app. They're pretty pricey. But I'd get him 10. One for his phone, one for his keys, one for his wallet, one for his passport and 6 for him to lose XD There are also these small charger cables that are also keychains. Since I'm sure he'd lose his charger as well, I'd get a couple of those too.

Jimin: Traveler Jewelery box. To me Jimin seems to be one of the members who enjoys jewelery the most. He's also pretty bad at losing things. So I'd get him a traveler jewelery box to keep track of all his bling while he's abroad.

Taehyung: 20 Outfits for Yeontan. I know he has a lot of fur so he doesn't need it and he'd probably hate it too. But please! All I need in my life is one picture of Yeontan in a little bowtie TT.TT Please fashionista V, unleash your love of ties on him.

Jk: One of these! It's basically a clip to attach your camera to your belt/bag/bagstrap/etc. It keeps your camera secure even when hiking/cycling/playing etc and is quicker and less clunky than a camera bag. I think he'd have a lot of fun playing with a drone too but I doubt he'd have many opportunities to use it since it's hard to carry around.

There's also some stuff in general I feel like they should have as a group... Like a portable luggage scale, international power adaptor(they probably have this but from my experience... You can never have enough), phone charger keychains, mini travelsized hairdryer, microfiber towels, This infinity mug

u/Turbopanzer9 · 6 pointsr/porterrobinson

Sorry for the late response!

I bought 40 meters worth of ws2812B LED strips (a type of LED strip that can be programmed). You can get these for pretty cheap of Amazon. Then, I used the adhesive on the back of the LEDs to stick them in these special LED mounting racks that I could mount on to some metal storage shelves.

To interface with the LEDs, I'm using a Pixlite Controller like this one. The cool thing about these controllers is that they can output DMX (DMX is the protocol used to control those big fancy lights you see at concerts) in addition to driving LEDs. Then the programming and sequencing is done in Lightjams. In addition to being the best low budget software for LED pixel programing, Lightjams can also be used to program any DMX fixture.

So I got 5 the cheap DMX moving head lights and controlled them with Lightjams too.

I knew if I wanted to pull of this song, I was going to need lasers, but DMX lasers are stupid expensive. Soooo I had to get a little unconventional. I ordered some sketch cheap Chinese lasers that I wired to a DMX relay. I mounted the lasers to the shelves using camera clamps and controlled them in Lightjams too.

Figuring out how to do all this and building it took me about 6 months. Then, programming took another few months. I am actually working on programing an entire set of songs from the Worlds tour. I am nearly done, and it's about an hour long! I'll be sure to post it here when it's done!

I appreciate the interest, let me know if you want any additional info!

u/DejaElectra · 6 pointsr/CamModelCommunity

On my desk, I have a 14in Neewer ring light on a table stand. It has a little slot ("cold-shoe") to slide an adaptor in there to put your camera on.

This is the closest thing I can find to what I have for the desk light.

This is the stand

And a fun little pro tip, is I use these quick release plates on my ring light and all my tripods so I can quickly and easily move my camera and have it be stable.

All this being said, a single ring light isn't sufficient lighting. I have 2 softboxes, 2 18in ring lights, a light from below me (to prevent shadows) and then floodlights in reflectors lighting the back of the room and lights behind me (in lamps, behind room divider screens, framing mirrors, etc.) those lights also "dance" to music and I love them so much.

Basically, great lighting = good quality stream.

If you want some pics, let me know. My camroom is a bit trashed at the moment, but I can give you the general idea of what the equipment looks like.

u/vexstream · 6 pointsr/Vive

Another thing that works extremely well are contractor poles/floor to ceiling poles. Harbor freight has these for 15$, you add in these and you have a very good semiperminant mounting solution.

u/cybereality · 6 pointsr/oculus

I have a similar multi-monitor setup and no desk space. I bought this by searching "flexible tripod clamp" on Amazon. I can report back next week once I get a chance to try it out.

u/Allistar · 5 pointsr/Austin

Make it up to the Domain. I believe the Microsoft Store has a demo, free of course.

p.s. I have a Vive and it's amazing!

...But keep in mind it's a first generation product with a technical support and customer service group that's new to VR tech and all the nuances that come about with supporting said equipment.

  1. You need a beefy computer (CPU/GPU) to maintain the recommended 90 frames per second, per eye. Get Steam if you don't have it already and download the free Steam VR Performance Test to get a basic idea of how well prepared your computer is for VR.

    The pixel density isn't there yet compared to your traditional iPhone Retina display or other high PPI phone displays (pixels per inch) - so you'll see individual pixels. FOV (Field of View) isn't wide enough to fill your entire peripheral view, think of it more like a pair of goggles (and the circular rectangle view you'd see as a result) into another world.

    A decent sized play area clear of obstacles for roomscale is definitely preferred to be able to support the majority of
    games out there. Minimum size for roomscale is 1.5m x 2m, maximum is 15' (5m) diagonal. You'll also want to securely mount your lighthouse beacons that enable the 2mm or less accuracy of your head mounted display (HMD) and controllers.

    Those that can wallmount, should, as it'll provide the most securely fashioned physical mounting (and thus non-wobbly) tracking. Otherwise tripods or some things like these with two of these will work!

    However, despite me listing all of these caveats (for your benefit, informed decisions are something I always promote and recommend) - it's still amazing technology that gets you absolutely immersed in the video game (and creative, and 3D video and... and...) world that's at YOUR scale and size.

    If you do take up Codeninja's offer, have him get Waltz of the Wizard, too, and try it out. It's awesome and free!
u/XmisterC · 5 pointsr/Vive

Floor to ceiling poles with Clamps is the best solution when you cannot affix to a wall.

I just linked those for an example - you can shop around to find ones to suit your ceiling height and aesthetic needs.


u/Simpanra · 5 pointsr/Vive

I used these poles and these clamps. They are perfect and I haven't had any problems with them at all :)

u/kevinkace · 5 pointsr/skateboarding

I picked up everything off Amazon (other than the camera which I bought 2nd hand off Craigslist):

u/ExDe707 · 5 pointsr/VRchat

If you're willing to pump out more money initially and save more in the long run grab a Vive/ Index and mount the basestations on clamp-on camera mounts mounted on support rods. That way you can mount the base stations above your head facing down without compromising your play space unlike tripods.

u/dhiltonp · 5 pointsr/M43

I would either keep what you have and not buy a lens, or buy the 25mm f/1.7 with the intent of selling at least one of your lenses to offset the cost.

Here are a few things I have and use:

  • short plug - traveling with the long gray cable the charger comes with is a pain. This plug will work in the US, Thailand and China.
  • peak design capture - I wear a backpack when traveling, this makes my camera always accessible.
  • travel tripod - If you want a travel tripod and aren't sure that you'll use it, this is a decent choice. If you get this and the pd capture, you'll also want an arca-swiss compatible clamp.

    Other notes:

    You'll get about 3 hours of camera on-time. To get better battery life, turn off your camera when not taking pictures.

    To start, try to align 2 things in a picture: the subject of the photo, and having a pleasing/interesting background. A wide aperture can help with that, but isn't required.

    Try to get some practice taking pictures before you go, practice really helps.

    Starting out, try shooting in RAW+JPEG.

    Beyond that, have fun and take lots of pictures!
u/TheUpAndDown · 5 pointsr/golf

My main camera for the course is a GoPro knock-off, SJCAM SJ5000X Elite, I think. I have a 128GB memory card in it, which is good for maybe 10-12 hours of video at 2k resolution, 30fps. I shoot at the higher resolution so that I can do some framing during editing, and not worry about framing up every single swing while on the course.

The camera is mounted on a clamp mount kind of like This

The clamp is stuck on the handle of a cheap pullcart, because my feet and back don't like lugging the bag around the course anymore. You asked about the hardware, and the pullcart is the real secret. I basically wheel up behind my ball for a "down the line" view, and then play golf. I keep the battery plugged in through the whole round, and just plug it into the camera in "dashcam" mode on the first tee and unplug when I hit the parking lot. Down side of the camera is it doesn't have any audio inputs, so the onboard mic is all you get. The second production run of these cameras (last year?) has a better mic, so the audio is at least usable, but there's a lot of "noise" in the recording.

I power the camera, and recharge my phone on the course from an Anker 10k mAh battery that fits nicely in the cupholder of the pullcart.

I have a nice desktop that I edit on, that is now approaching r/battlestations -worthiness, after several years of moving, and putting it in a spare room, or even keeping it packed away. I edit in Adobe Premiere Pro, and crop down to 1080 from the 2k resolution, which allows most of the swings to be well-framed and watchable.

I was going to try to produce videos about my pursuit of a better swing, or lower scores, or beating my brother in our annual event, but I haven't found a good format that is watchable. I've always been just on the verge of another round of swing lessons, and maybe a club-fitting, but haven't ponied up since I only get to the course like 1-2 times a week now. I don't anticipate the channel taking off at all, because I don't have the personality to make it more watchable, but I still like being able to watch my round afterward.

u/bakabreath · 5 pointsr/gopro

Polar pro has a mount called the strap mount. link

I was looking at this one called a stuntman pack mount. link

u/IANALAMA · 4 pointsr/Ultralight
  • Your sleeping bag is way overkill, and seemingly heavy. if you're 3 seasons camping in the PNW and other places, odds are you won't see much below freezing, if at all, overnight.

  • That's a huge pot, 3.7L? are you cooking for a crowd all the time? get a smaller pot, usually 1L is enough for most personal use.

  • Swap nalgene bottle with a smartwater bottle instead.

  • Your clothing list looks decent, but probably overkill unless it's early/late season or foul weather. You probably won't need base layer, mid-layer and a shell. unless you're hanging out around camp, a light base layer and rain/wind shell should be enough to keep you warm while moving down below freezing.

  • consider trading trail runners for boots. if you're hiking where it gets wet, look at waterproof socks (under your shoes) or just bring a dry pair of sleeping socks

  • ditch the tripod and get a smaller one, such as something like this: Link

  • 88L backpack is huge, you're probably using a small portion of that. put all of your gear into a large cardboard box, and measure its total volume to see what pack size you really need. Consider contents' weight as well.
u/ekk1288 · 4 pointsr/gopro

This doesn't seem like a very good deal to me. The entry level Hero for the current generation only costs $129.99 with better specs. You don't get the bacpac or chest mount but I find the bacpac isn't that useful since it doesn't fit inside the casing. If you get the new hero with an SD card off Amazon, and a chesty off Amazon, you'd still spend ~$200 for all brand new equipment.

u/kadreg · 4 pointsr/france

ça, c'est une contrefaçon, mais l'original (gorillaPod) marche très bien, et on arrive à jouer des pattes pour bien le caler.

Sinon, si tu aimes avoir peur, [j'utilise aussi ça pour accrocher l'appareil](

u/oakdog8 · 4 pointsr/motorcycles

I vote GoPro. I mounted mine on the chin bar of my helmet, so I dont look like a teletubby and the video is still straight on, not off to the side.

Plus, there are way more accessories and mounts and such for a GoPro. If you want an external mic, you can do it with a GoPro as well, though not with a waterproof case on it.

Edit: Derp

u/ShatteringIce · 4 pointsr/flying

I use a GoPro suction cupped to the inside of the cockpit for video. To get the audio I attach a 3.5mm Mic Adapter and then a 1/8 inch TRS to 1/4 Inch TRS Adapter Cable - 10 Foot.

If you get a GoPro you'll want to find some larger batteries, I can never get more than 90-120 minutes out of one.

u/CaseyTatum · 4 pointsr/flashlight

If your friend's dad ends up with a Q8 or other light with a tripod socket, you should explore some mounting options for his wheelchair.

Look around at the products labeled 'magic arm mount' or 'articulating camera clamp.' There are many designs. Here's one example on Amazon with dual ballheads to get you started.

Most of them have small knobs that take a bit of force to lock firmly into place, so take that into consideration.

You might also find something with a quick-release that could be left on the Q8. That would make it easier to mount/dismount from the wheelchair.

Be sure your friend buys quality 18650 batteries from a trusted seller!

u/iamvyvu · 4 pointsr/gopro

The official gopro suction cup is currently $20 on amazon which is an amazing deal for the quality I would highly suggest buying it.

u/I_am_Nic · 4 pointsr/gopro

1 word: adapter

u/TakeyaSaito · 4 pointsr/Vive

i wouldn't recommend having it anywhere that might vibrate, also keep in the mind lighthouse does vibrate a bit itself so make sure it is secure so it doesn't fall off, you can actually use something like this

u/DemmyDemon · 3 pointsr/Vive

I have a couple of these and these.
Takes less floor space than a tripod, let's me mount the lighthouses way higher, and is way more stable. Of course, it requires your ceiling is low enough that you can brace them between floor and ceiling, but not a lot of people have a ceiling higher than 290cm (9'6"?) in their playspace.

u/wiredtobeweird · 3 pointsr/Vive
u/cpdylemma · 3 pointsr/Vive

Currently have my Vive setup in my apartment living room, which is adjacent to my bedroom with my PC. In the living room is my TV, two couches, and my Vive lighthouses.

On the two opposite corners I have these extendable spring loaded poles I purchased from Amazon.

I adjusted the tension so its a tight fit from floor to th ceiling.

On the top of those poles are my lighthouses pointing towards the middle of the living room. The lighthouses are mounted onto the pole using these attachable clamps.

They've been there stable since May of this year.

u/apfelisina · 3 pointsr/Vive

Can't say this is the best of the best, but I use these:

in combination with these (sadly no longer available):

Works like a charm for me.

u/Reasonabledwarf · 3 pointsr/Vive

It was their recommendation for the Vive DK, and it's in the manual that's available online, at the very end. There's a little clip that they use to attach the base station to it.

There's definitely similar things available for lower prices, and you don't' need a 3/4 pack, just one or two of the things. I just pointed it out as it was their specific recommendation.

u/Scholander · 3 pointsr/Vive

Unless your ceilings are absurdly tall, look into an extendable shower curtain rod and a mount that you can clamp onto it. These screwed right into the hole on the back of the lighthouse. Works great, and I have been able to easily move to different rooms or apartments as needed.

u/ToshiYamioka · 3 pointsr/PanasonicG7

Essentially a quick release plate head will let you put more weight towards the front to offset the fact that the plate is built with more weight in the back. I use this on my plate.

I actually have a etekcity electronic food scale that ironically doubles as a scale for my camera equipment.

u/nickdallas · 3 pointsr/photography

Can you take the head off your tripod and thread your camera directly into the tripod head mounting screw? Or maybe just buy a quick mounting plate like this or even a Manfrotto Mini Tripod. None of them are ideal, but they might be able to get you usable shots without having to shell out so much money for a mounting plate.

u/Taevus · 3 pointsr/motorcycles

Ah yes, that gold screw thingy is a standard tripod mount, I'm sure there will be something to fit it, perhaps something like this. The plastic bit with the hole in it is the GoPro format, so presumably you'd just be able to plop your included bracket into that, assuming they are the same size screw. I searched "GoPro tripod adapter" to find that, btw, just in case you want to look for others to make sure you get the right one.

e: the gopro mounting can be a tiiiny bit expensive, but they're really good and there are tons of adapters for lots of cameras if you ever want to switch to a different make or model, so generally a good idea.

u/geomchugh · 3 pointsr/Gear360

Use a selfie stick for handheld shots, keep it straight and not tilted so that you don't see the pole.

Use a tripod (I use a light stand instead as it's more convenient)

If you are using Gopro accessories I find this attachment handy.

Bring an external battery, just as a backup for any intensive recording. (For your phone or 360 camera)

Premiere Pro has a "This video is VR" option at exporting stage, making it easier to inject metadata. Also the offset effect is very handy.

u/Dokibatt · 3 pointsr/Vive

These work really well and give you a bit more flexibility in positioning the lighthouses.

u/peacockj08 · 3 pointsr/Vive

I'm getting this
Someone posted about them and said he tried them with a camera that is twice as heavy as the lighthouse and they are supporting it.

u/flyinthehivemind · 3 pointsr/AskReddit


If you ever shoot movies or pics and your camera has a tripod mounting nut, you NEED these.

These are absolutely magic for video DSLR's. Want to mount a camera to a door? Perfect. Car doors, windows, bicycles, skateboards, wheelshairs, walkers, whatever. Turns a broom into a steadicam... and a steadicam that can shoot 1 inch off the surface of the floor.

Currently $18, but I've bought 3 for between 15 and 12 on amazon.

u/Crenellated · 3 pointsr/Ultralight

Ultrapod (1.85oz on my scale)
Phone adapter (0.7oz on my scale. There are many, I picked this one)

The ultrapod has a velcro strap so you can connect it to your trekking pole if you want to do gopro selfi stick mode. The phone adapter holds the phone nice and tight.

u/FishesInTheOcean · 3 pointsr/bmpcc

Yes :) here they are:

Handle: link

Mounting plate: link

Manfrotto Quick Release Plate : link

Follow focus: link

Rods(16" & 6") link

Handlegrip: link

Lens support: link

Shoulder pad: link

Rod clamp: link

Cold Shoe mount: link

To hold the battery I used this rod clamp: link and this plate: link

Battery: link

To connect the battery to the BMPCC 4k I used these cables and the charging cable from the camera to make an adapter: link to cables

Magic arm to hold the monitor: link

Samsung SSD 500gb: link

SSD holder: link

Monitor: link

HDMI cable: link

BMPCC 4k cage: link

I'm using the Sigma 18-35mm (Nikon) and the Viltrox 0.71X Lens Mount Adapter: link

I think that's it :)

u/kabbage123 · 3 pointsr/videography

I personally stick with the Manfrotto 577 on my shoulder rig, monopod, and tripod. Only time that I'm slowed down plate-wise is when I need to go to my gimbal, so I need a B-Cam for that if time is important. I even have a plate on the bottom my shoulder rig so I can just mount the whole assembly on a tripod in seconds.

I've seen a lot of wedding videographers (who specifically shoot with low-profile Sony mirrorless cameras) start to use these small quick release plates on everything, including tripod, slider, monopod, and gimbal. I thought that was neat and super tactile but I need more support as my rigs get a little heavy.

u/kipperbang · 3 pointsr/Rowing

These Gecko mounts are the mutt's nuts, you could lift the boat up using them.

u/alchemy_index · 3 pointsr/audio

> there really isn't a way to get external audio

That's not true. Buy the skeleton housing, USB microphone adapter, and any microphone (wired or wireless) that outputs to a 3.5mm plug (I use this one) and you're good to go. Much better sound quality than the crappy built in mic.

u/cfoster5 · 3 pointsr/kindafunny

It's very hard to find a good camera in that price range. If you have a phone that is less than a couple years old, you're probably better to go that route. That said, if you can afford a GoPro, the guys use a GoPro HERO4 BLACK as a backup camera that would be better than a smartphone in most applications. This model's built in mic is said to be much better than the new model that was just released. If you want to use an external mic, you'll need this adapter. You can also find all of their gear in a post I made here, if you're interested.

Edit: If you decide to use a smartphone, this is a pretty good mic that attaches directly to a phone.

u/Shustybang · 3 pointsr/gopro

That looks awesome. If you want to do something to record audio, you can do what I did.

I bought this frame (forgot I already had one, but when I bought it, it was on sale for $18):

...with this audio cable adapter:

...and I use this mic for the audio:

To get a setup that allows me to record MUCH better audio quality than you get with the camera in its normal case. The audio quality still isn't great though from what I've tested while filming fishing out on my boat. If you can afford it, I would get a better quality mic, but that one is enough and better than what the camera can do.

u/Pladdermanden · 3 pointsr/oculus
u/NewToMech · 3 pointsr/oculus

I got these because they're designed for adhesives instead of making holes and a lot more inconspicuous.

That said, the adhesive included is incredibly strong and will probably mar your wall when you remove it (it did for me), the second time I installed them I peeled off the included adhesive and used some indoor double sided tape that comes off cleanly

u/Highport · 3 pointsr/oculus

dang, that's the cleanest mount I have seen yet. I have been seeing people with 3D printed mounts, but I don't think enough people are aware that the camera uses the same common thread as 95% of personal digital cameras... you can just get something like this and be done in 5 min for $8

u/oliath · 3 pointsr/daddit

Smallrig® Cool Ballhead Arm V4...

I grabbed a few of these. They are modular so you can add more pieces. Basically means we can mount the camera wherever needed and then when done use it for my own camera setups. A bit less elegant but in all about buying stuff that will have a use once it's not needed for baby stuff.

u/BigPoppaDayveezy · 3 pointsr/Vive

Not sure if money is an issue but if you have some extra cash buy these and put them in opposite corners. These are amazing.

u/LolCakeLazors · 3 pointsr/Vive

Also in college and I'm using these clamps with these poles. Works really nicely and I can move my setup between my home and college during breaks really easily.

u/VoltageKnight · 3 pointsr/Vive
u/santanzchild · 3 pointsr/virtualreality

I use these


Mounted on these without the trays installed


Just set them up in each corner of my play area easy to take down if needed.

u/Octogenarian · 3 pointsr/gopro

I’d go with a QuickClip on your belt buckle or jeans pocket.

Sametop Backpack Strap Mount Quick Clip Mount Compatible with Gopro Hero (2018), Fusion, Hero 7, 6, 5, 4, Session, 3+, 3, 2, 1 Cameras

u/GreenGeese · 3 pointsr/Cameras

If you hike as much as you say then get one of these. (Or a cheaper alternative) It will give you the same accessibility you're used to with your RX100.

Any camera with interchangeable lenses is going to grant you a new level of versatility. Meaning, you'll see a dramatic increase in quality if you invest in a good lens. I would argue that the A6000 is the best body but if you're going to keep the kit lens then maybe you should check out something cheaper that allows you to buy a quality lens that suits your shooting style (wide for landscapes, telephoto for wildlife, etc.)

u/SirCarrington · 3 pointsr/Guitar

You can get a clip on mount for your GoPro.


u/Mucker2002 · 3 pointsr/Vive

There's also this kind if find it easir to mount to a curtain rail. I have one on a rail and one in the wall.

Just type 'camera mount' into amazon, 100's of choices.

u/jmtamere · 3 pointsr/gopro

I just bought my first GoPro and I'm also looking for this. There are $2 clips on eBay but they look cheap. The GoPro clip linked here looks a lot better.

Peak ones to but it's too pricey for me. Here are alternatives I found

And this

I don't know which I'll get.

u/h8fulgod · 3 pointsr/backpacking

I backpack routinely with cameras. I've find the following indispensable:

Neoprene case for camera and lens (this is just an example, but these are great to wrap your camera in and then it doesn't matter what bag it is in):

Small sturdy tripod:

Peak Designs strap clip (to carry the camera on you backpack strap and keep your hands free):

u/Abcdqfr · 3 pointsr/Vive

$15 pole:
$8 mount:
$10 mount:
Both mounts work great, solid. First one needed some glue to lock up an unnecessary spring-tensioned adjustment mechanism, fine after that

u/higher_moments · 3 pointsr/photography

After many hours of comparison-shopping online, I think I've finally got my urban camera-carrying situation sorted out. Your needs/preferences may vary, but here's what works for me.

I've basically got two setups: backpack and sling. The backpack is the REI Ruckpack 28L, which comfortably fits (for example) my camera insert, tripod, and light jacket or two in the main compartment. It's also got a handy side zip panel for easy access to the camera insert. I have the Peak Design Capture Clip on one of the shoulder straps, so I can keep the camera (Pentax K-70) either on the clip for super convenient shooting or in the bag for safety.

For the sling setup, I use the Peak Design 10L sling. The main compartment comfortably holds my camera, (at least) three lenses, and my tripod, and there's good storage for other accessories as well. For example, the tripod can also be carried in the external straps, freeing up space in the main compartment for a light jacket or such. While the sling has an attachment point for the capture clip, I find that's not a very convenient/comfortable setup, at least for my DSLR. Instead, the camera is either in my hands or in the bag.

The downside to the sling is that there's no easy place to stick the camera without accessing the bag, unlike the backpack/capture clip setup, where I can stick the camera securely on my chest in two seconds without accessing the pack. The benefit to the sling is that I can sling it around in front of me, providing a convenient container/horizontal surface for comfortably changing a lens without taking the sling off or sitting down. The sling is also ~1/3-1/2 the size of the backpack, so there's a size/capacity tradeoff there as well (in addition to the backpack being more comfortable overall).

Anyway, I'm not sure if that exactly addresses your question, but I just thought I'd share a pair of setups that I've found work for me, which are somewhat complementary in practicality but each quite versatile in their own right.

u/hargabyte · 3 pointsr/Vive

Ok Here is what I bought. Im going to post this again when I get them. It all comes on Friday.
and 2 of these

I bought it so I can travel with my Rift easily. Its not the cheapest solution but I think it will be worth it. I will post pictures and my thoughts on them when it all gets here. The only down side I can see is having 2 red poles in your living room but I will probably just paint them an off white color to match a normal wall color.

EDIT: I also considered using mounting tape. Gorilla glue seems to make the highest rated one. I will probably pick up a role of that as well and see how it well it work. I might use it for temporary use but I would be concerned about long term use. Their is talk that the vibration from the lighthouses could cause it to come loose from the mounting tape.

u/VeteranKamikaze · 3 pointsr/Vive

Lighthouses screwed into these and then clamping them on to these. Quick but stable setup and breakdown with minimal footprint.

I may, at some point, have a dedicated roomscale space, in which case I'll permanently mount the lighthouses, but for the time being this seems like the best way to go, it's relatively cheap and the footprint is virtually zero.

u/Serukaizen · 3 pointsr/oculus

Check this out at
Spy Tec Adhesive Mount For Mobius Action Camera and Standard 1/4"-20 Tripod Thread Cameras

u/WormSlayer · 3 pointsr/oculus

The screw fitting the sensors use is very common, there are countless stands and mounts and stuff available online. I went with these stuck on the ceiling.

u/sleepybrett · 2 pointsr/Vive

I've been shilling these pretty hard (mostly because they've worked out great for me) but what about attaching your lighthouses to those i-beams with these:

u/furluge · 2 pointsr/Vive

Why not use the screw? There's tons of clamps with 1/4"-20 thread that are meant to put lights and such onto various types of poles for film and such. I use them myself to mount my light houses onto vertical braces from harbor freight. (They have a smaller footprint than a light stand or tripod.)

Here's some examples of the ones I'm using.
Pedco 1.5 Ultra Clamp

This will grip even onto a very thin pole. For the record I mount them to these poles. Harbor Freight 2 in 1 Ratcheting Cargo Bar

Here's some other excellent multi purpose clamps but they need a ticker pole to mount.

Limostudios Super Clamp It's a clone of the more expensive manfrotto super clamp. They fit on the blue portion of the brace, not the thinner silver extended portion.

These clamps are pretty universal and you can get a number of different attachments for them. You could screw the lighthouse right on there but you couldn't really aim it without a ball mount or you could get an arm like this or this though that second one might wobble with the lighthouse motor. Arkon makes a good very sturdy clamp I've used to mount camcorders on for years though I've broken lots of the quick mounting plates over time. The arm is much stronger than the superclamp arm I showed earlier. There's also small clamps like this one

Also for the thread as someone else mentioned there are adapters. This is likely the adapter you need as that's the other common screw size you see. but I can't really know without seeing the tripod. Personally I prefer to use clamps and mount to poles anyhow, it gives you a lot of mounting options.

u/crazykoala · 2 pointsr/Filmmakers

Since your title specifies low cost you can save some money by using a wired lav mic like this Audio Technica or this Olympus lav mic. You simply plug it into the camera's mic input. A 3.5mm extension cable might be needed to reach the camera. Use the lav mic with an inexpensive voice recorder if you need the subject to move around. Smart phones have decent audio recording apps too. Syncing the audio in post can be a hassel so only do this if the shot requires being untethered. If you record audio with a separate recorder it helps to mark it by saying a scene number and making a clap sound so you can find it and sync it with the video editing software.

For lighting you might consider an inexpensive LED light and a second battery. Charge one battery while using the other.

I've used clamps like this and this for quick and simple mount of camera and small lights to a chair, windowsill, cupboard, etc. You can use JB Weld to put a 1/4-20 nut-coupler on the light if it doesn't have it already.

edit: I like Canon equipment and their line of Vixia Camcorders starts at around $300 and has a mic input. The lens and image stabilization gets you a nice picture compared to a camera phone or similar "cheap" camera.

IIRC Premiere has a basic mode that uses a simpler timeline more like Apple's iMovie. You can download 30 day trial versions of the latest Adobe products. Give Premiere Elements a try.

u/bangoskank1999 · 2 pointsr/Vive

Pedco UltraClamp Assembly for Cameras, Scopes and Binoculars

Check out the "Related Items" and "Customers Also Bought" links for more ideas.

u/mittencamper · 2 pointsr/Ultralight
u/mt_sage · 2 pointsr/Ultralight

Real life weight for the older (version 1) Pedco Ultrapod is 1.6 oz.

If you can find one of the the old Mini Ultrapods, it will likely be even lighter.

u/Kalikoenig · 2 pointsr/onebag

So far so good. I've only been using it a few weeks and still learning all the focus modes as It's entirely different than my Canon. With that being said, I definitely have quite a few keeper photos that were able to be edited quite well in Lightroom. I bought a small table top tripod that came in handy at the dark Salt Cathedral Mine north of Bogota and I'm impressed with how the photos turned out.

I miss the Canon a bit, but I can't deny the pocketability of this camera. It's nice to be more discreet and literally being able to pocket this thing. I think the reason I miss the Canon now is I'm still learning the Sony controls; I can do Canon controls in my sleep. I may not miss the Canon at all once I've had more field time, but we shall see.

u/Strottman · 2 pointsr/videography

I've heard people use the Manfrotto 323 with their Crane. I would too, if my fluid head didn't use the 577 sliding plate.

u/iserane · 2 pointsr/photography

Despite what the other comment says, it is not ARCA, those plates won't fit.

For most consumer tripods, there are two plate systems that are very common. Arca-Swiss which is used by a ton of brands and has a lot of accessories, all based on a clamp from the sides design. Manfrotto uses a 200PL/RC-2 system for most of their tripods.

Basically everything else, including the one you picked up, uses it's own proprietary mounting. A lot of times it's semi-generic like with yours. This might work too, you basically need it slopped on at least two sides to fit into the hinge side as well as the locking lever size.

This is basically the Amazon branded version of what you have, or similar in Sunpak. Something like this or this would be a substantial step up.

u/eirtep · 2 pointsr/videography

> Maybe even something that can quick release?

exactly that. buy a small quick release plate and mount it to the tripod plate. I recommend this one from manfrotto. cheaper knock offs of this model work just fine if you want to test it with something cheaper
should be small enough to raise the camera body up and not interfere with the lens.

u/jam6618 · 2 pointsr/videography

If you get a good gimbal like the ZhiYun Crane a a few QR plates, the setup time will be negligible. Gimbal shots being a fad? I don't think so, but it is also up to your style.

u/Drefen · 2 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions

Here is a chest mount for GoPro

They also make mouth and head mounts.

u/DesignNomad · 2 pointsr/gopro

New GoPros come with sticky/adhesive mounts in the box, so you might have the truck covered with those. For the bike, the Chesty mount or vented helmet strap would be good picks, though there are some great bike mounts too (just aren't as versatile).

u/sinnops · 2 pointsr/running

how about this.

Of course you will need the camera too

u/gohamstergo · 2 pointsr/TeslaModel3

Suction cup on window.
something like

u/fuzzyping · 2 pointsr/beetle

Testing out a new video mount with a short drive around the neighborhood. Planning to use a couple of these with dual cameras to record our trip up to the V-Dub Bash this weekend.

u/rambler289 · 2 pointsr/Mustang

Just a suction cup mount for the GoPro but I'll probably do something less shaky in the future.


Also if you have any tips I'd love to hear them

u/Garin2010 · 2 pointsr/gopro

The first option is to go without a housing at all, and instead get a frame. The latest frame nicely snaps out too, but around 40$ USD or so. The next option, is to look into an external microphone with the microphone attachment that goes through the micro USB port.

Using this adapter and a standard microphone. The hard part however, I think is mounting the mic onto the housing/frame so that you don't have to stand there all day with the mic in your hand.

If you check out /r/goproDIY there are a few rigs made by some who have attached mics to mounts.

u/Zcypot · 2 pointsr/subaru

yeah I am using the mic adapter and the Zalman Clip on mic

u/RockItGuyDC · 2 pointsr/oculus

Here is the one I bought.

u/Spurlz · 2 pointsr/oculus

Fully agreed - I had similar issues until I 'mounted' my 3 sensors a bit higher.

You can just use 3M Velcro strips and either of the mounts from Amazon below:

3M Velcro strips

White stationary mount

Tripod mount

The nice thing about 3M Velcro strips is they hold tight, but are easy to remove when needed without leaving any marks or residue on the wall :)

u/MaximKat · 2 pointsr/virtualreality
  1. You don't need to buy them unless you want noise isolation or prefer in-ear for whatever reason. Rift comes with over the ear in the box.
  2. There aren't any Vive exclusives at the moment, as far as I know. SteamVR supports the Rift. It's technically possible that Fallout will not work on the Rift but only if Bethesda blocks it on purpose.
  3. You don't have to. If you have something to place them on (bookshelves?) that would work too. I use these sticky mounts to attach the sensors to walls without drilling. You can find more recommendations in /r/oculus
  4. Nothing has been announced AFAIK. Wait for the new thing vs buy now is an eternal question in electronics ;) relevant comic:
u/kylerson · 2 pointsr/oculus

I use three of these.

They work perfectly, and the base is flat so you can just hang it with 3M wall mounting strips. No screws, and won't tear off your paint.

u/Ikkus · 2 pointsr/Vive

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure the threads are the same as camera/tripod threads, so any 1/4" camera mount will work. You could get an adhesive one like this or one of the other varieties if you don't think you'll need the double hinge.

I ordered a male-to-female ball joint to get mine at a sharper angle due to mounting it in the middle of a wall in a narrow room. It arrives tomorrow, so if no one else verifies that this will work, I'll let you know tomorrow.

u/Dbag_anonymous · 2 pointsr/oculus
u/Jaymacibe · 2 pointsr/oculus

I got this idea from another reddit user.

I bought 2 of Cheep and works.

I should have gotten 3 but now the mount is out of stock last I checked so the next item I got for my third sensor:

Placed on my wall instead of the ceiling.

u/wescotte · 2 pointsr/Vive

Chances are you'll want to angle them down for optimal coverage. You can mount them directly into concrete/brick. Just drill with a masonry bit and use anchors.

However, as another user pointed out if you are putting up shelves and they are wood you could just attach the mounting bracket right to the shelving or purchase a clamp mount like this, this or this. The bolt size is a 1/4 20 which is the standard for consumer cameras tripod mounts so you can find tons of mounting options out there.

If you search a bit you can find tons of mounting alternative threads like this.

u/ArchiMarK · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Tripods or building support systems (combined with a clamp) seem to be the common solution to prevent drilling.

I've also mounted one of my base stations on top of a bookshelf using duct tape and this also works perfectly, though you'll need a shelf in the neighbourhood of your play area in order to be able to do this.

I wouldn't risk just taping them to a wall though. I've been contemplating to use a combination of industrial two-sided tape and nails (much thinner than a screw and it thus makes only very small holes in the wall) but decided to drill in the end, just to be safe.

u/EdenSB · 2 pointsr/Vive

I believe that most people drill them into the wall. You can use the mounts they come with for that and it's probably the closest thing to the 'official' way. That's just a case of put mounts on wall in appropriate place, make markings on holes, drill the holes and put in provided (or other) wall plugs, screw the mount on. Other people put them on tripod-like stands.

I've seen people put them on shelves/etc but in theory I believe they're supposed to be tilted down slightly which could be an issue on a cupboard. You could buy clamps if you've anything to clamp them on.

You could potentially mount them on a heavy L shaped piece of wood or something like that if that would go on top of a wardrobe or the like.

Lighthouses do vibrate slightly, so whatever method you use, it should be secure.

u/AimlessWanderer · 2 pointsr/Vive

I got one of each to give myself some flexibility, both have worked great so far.

Smallrig® Cool Ballhead Arm V4

Smallrig® Clamp Mount V1

u/jjSuper1 · 2 pointsr/cinematography

If you want the camera to just see whatever product, and arms/hands, it will need to be as close to directly overhead as possible.

But since you only have one tripod at the moment, I might suggest trying to place the camera as directly over your daughters head as possible. Have her sit, and then position the tripod legs so that the camera can be just above and as much out in front of your daughters head as possible, so that she will basically be sitting under the tripod.

Please secure the tripod, because I was 15 once and the thing might probably get knocked over at one point.

A better solution for this particular angle you mention would be to get two stands and a crossbar, such as those made for holding photographic backgrounds.

Add to that a clamp with 1/4-20 mounting screw and you can safely attach the camera to the crossbar, have it overhead, and not worry so much about things being knocked over. This also get the camera out of the way should you want to setup a second camera for shooting a different angle.


There are better and worse options, and since I don't know which camera you have at the moment, here is a generic type of mount that could work for the situation.

The background stand:

This is something cheap that would get the job done, and with the clamp would allow you to position the camera over the table.

However, if the camera is larger than a basic mirrorless a6300, another solution might be in order.

Here is an overhead tripod that might support a bit more weight if you had a full size DSLR:

The problem being it doesn't allow for great positioning, just like your current tripod.

Hope these ideas help.

u/noshirtyesservice · 2 pointsr/videography
u/gswart44 · 2 pointsr/Vive

Have you though about trying something like this? I've been using these for a few months now with very good tracking results. I like the small footprint and adjustability/mobility that they allow, without having to put holes in my apartment walls. They do cost a little more than some other mounting options, but I think they're worth every penny.

u/KidKrinkle · 2 pointsr/Vive

Using these tripod mounts you could get away with mounting one on that fire sprinkler pole.

u/jashsu · 2 pointsr/Vive

For those who would rather just throw money at the problem, here are products you can buy from Amazon to get to a similar setup without having to DIY anything:

FastCap 3rd Hand Support System 57-to-144-Inches, 2-pack #3HAND5

Smallrig® Cool Ballhead Arm V4 Multi-function Double Ball Adapter with Bottom Clamp & Standard 1/4" Screw - 1138

Props for a good low cost solution, though!

u/Cactus_Bot · 2 pointsr/Vive

These clamps

These poles

This is the setup I have in my room right now. One of the poles is in a corner of the room and the other is on my desk stretching to the ceiling. It makes for a nice portable and stable setup.

u/mywowtoonnname · 2 pointsr/Vive

My setup uses 3rd Hand Support System and clamp mount and it's worked great. I've moved it a few times and haven't worried about the effort at all.

u/Moe_Capp · 2 pointsr/Vive
u/Neonridr · 2 pointsr/oculus

something like that would work perfectly fine. Just unscrew the sensor from the pole and then thread it into the wall mount instead. any standard 1/4" mount will work fine.

u/amapatzer · 2 pointsr/Vive

Well in that case if you're going to buy tripods anyway, maybe just start with those and see how well they work for you?

I have these poles:ütze-max-belastbar/dp/B001BWT2PA

And these to attach the lighthouses to the poles:

Tbh. I think they work perfectly fine for me, but I am sure you will be able to find something better. I just bought those because they were cheap and could be delivered quickly and they didn't have horrible reviews ;)

u/EvidencePlz · 2 pointsr/Vive

All instruction comes with the Vive. As a matter of fact, the leaflet iirc explains very little, but at some point you will be directed to a bunch of official online/youtube video where it tells you how to set it up step by step. you can view them right now if you want:

get a pair of either extendable support rods (like these ) or lightstands ( and a pair of clamps ( you will need them if you aren't willing to drill holes on the wall.

u/THALANDMAN · 2 pointsr/Vive

Clamp mount attaches to the lighthouse tracking stations by screwing into one end, and the other end is a clamp that attaches itself to the poles. This is the clamp I used. You need one for each lighthouse so get two.

u/destru · 2 pointsr/Vive

My playspace is going to be the living area of my apartment, so one of my lighthouses is going to be clamped to the rod which holds my curtain to the sliding door and the other is being clamped to a shower rod extended vertically. Total cost was $45. I personally like the shower rod idea because it's a smaller footprint than a tripod but a good priced one can be hard to find that's long enough. Mine extends a bit more than 8 feet.

I ordered two of these: Grifiti Nootle Quick Release Pipe Clamp with 1/4 20 Threaded Head

and one of these (unfortunally they only had the one in stock) : Tatkraft Oscar Extendable Telescopic Shower Curtain Tension Rod L140÷260 cm D 25mm

u/guitaratomik · 2 pointsr/ValveIndex

Oh yeah! Meant to mention that. I got these camera clamps ( The base stations are compatible with them and they clamp just enough to rest on the top most section of the rod.

u/mthiem · 2 pointsr/Vive

I used these stands FastCap 3rd Hand Support...

And these clamps Grifiti Nootle Quick Release...

And I couldn't be happier with the result. Very highly recommend. Way better than freestanding tripods because they press against ceiling and floor for ultimate stability, preventing loss of tracking during play, and they take up virtually no space if you set them up in the opposite corners of the room.

u/Jerrith · 2 pointsr/Vive

Clamp Mounts:


I believe I found both of these in the recommended section at the end of the Vive DK1 instructions.

u/TiKi-r · 2 pointsr/Vive

A more mobile and easy solution I'm personally going with is using floor to ceiling poles

And pole mounts,

(And if I recall, this is also what Valve recommended in the setup guide at the bottom of it all as well)

EDIT: damn someone already posted these

u/swarmster1 · 2 pointsr/Vive

For reference, it's these:


Pole mounts:

I do like the 2 points of contact. It's something I've been considering. I plan on, at least initially, taking my setup all over (my own personal 'world tour') to show people, so I've been looking for portable equipment that could also be used in my own 'permanent' setup. (One issue with the poles might be if you're somewhere with drop ceilings.)

My other thought is to get a couple GorillaPods (note re: weights, I know the lighthouses are light, but I figure the beefier the Pod, the less likely it'll move over time or allow vibration): (6lbs) (11lbs)

That way if someone has a lamp, shelf, or curtain rod, I'd be set. There might be scenarios where it wouldn't work, though.

u/King_Haxor · 2 pointsr/Vive

I use these bad boys and they're the shit.

Then use these to attach the lighthouses:

They screw in perfectly on the lighthouses. These make it extremely easy to reposition and pack up if you need to. I've taken these on vacation and you can basically set them up anywhere. In my experience, I haven't noticed any difference in tracking between using these or wall-mounting. Worth the $50-$60 for sure.

u/VRising · 2 pointsr/oculus

At home I clamp my sensors to 3 tall lamps I got from Walmart. The 4th is clamped to a cupboard handle. The reason I used clamps is so that I could easily disassembled it but it's still a pain to move and put back up especially if you are going to plan for clean wiring. I would suggest evaluating how often you plan to set up away from home to determine if it's worth it. If it's less than a couple times a year it might be better to just bring a desktop. You will end up with more value and power and a better experience for the majority of your time in VR.

The clamps.

u/Darth_Ruebezahl · 2 pointsr/Vive

This is a picture of my setup with items available from Amazon in Germany.

First of all, I used the vertical tension rods from a wardrobe. You can use the rod without the "arms", though you could possibly use the arms to hang the controllers.

Then I used a Grifiti Nootle pipe attachment for cameras to attach the lighthouses. I twisted the power cable around the tension rod (later, I will use some tape to actually attach it there) - and I was done in under half an hour (of which I probably spent 15 minutes to figure out how to assemble the tension rod).

Advantages of this setup: I didn't have to drill at all, the lighthouses are firmly in place (haven't had to redo room setup yet) and quite high up, reducing the potential for "occlusion spots". I haven't noticed any vibration either. Also, unlike tripods, the tension rods have an extremely small footprint, and they are much closer to the wall. This setup is somewhat "semi-mobile" - you could remove it in a minute and set it up again in 5 minutes. I wouldn't want to do this every day, but to give the occasional demo in other people's homes, it is useful enough. Also, I was not sure if my setup would work, as my lighthouses are now further apart than 5 meters, so I could have changed the setup easily (luckily, it did work).

Only disadvantage I can think of: That tension rod looks somewhat ugly. My wofe gave me a bit of a "WTF?" look. But you have a cable running up the wall anyway, even if you use the mounting set.

The only alternative setup that I might switch to someday is where the lighthouses are attached with the mounting set and the cables are hidden behind white covers. But so far, I am too lazy, so I recommend this tension rod setup to anyone who is equally lazy, or doesn't want to deal with the dirt and noise of drilling or doesn't have the necessary skill (or courage) for it.

u/davedontmind · 2 pointsr/Vive

They look good, but a bit expensive. I went for 2 of these which are less than a quarter of the cost, although I did need to add 2 of these to mount the lighthouse to the pole. Total cost for everything to mount 2 lighthouses: around £46.

Makes my room look a little bit like a building site, but it does mean I can move my setup between my seated gaming room & my room-scale room easily.

u/lastrogu3 · 2 pointsr/Vive

Pretty much this.

I ordered one shipment of these (comes with 2):

and I ordered two of these:

They work great and take up hardly any space at all.

If you have a pretty high ceiling or a ceiling that is angled I would not recommend this setup. I tried setting it up on an angled ceiling and caught it as it fell a minute or two after setting it up.

u/gonne · 2 pointsr/Vive

Instead of tripods, I'm using some very long shower curtain rods.

and pipe clamps:

It works like a charm, easy to set up and move if needed, and is a lot more compact than using a tripod :)

u/qryll · 2 pointsr/Vive

I got two each of this:

and this:

Not the cheapest but it meant I didn't have to drill into the wall and it will be super easy to move / adjust if I ever decide to do that. Plus delivery is pretty quick with Amazon Prime.

u/Shadaez · 2 pointsr/Vive

no, these will go from the ground to the ceiling and stay put via tension, you use clamps

or simply the included wall mounts + some pipe clamps (those cheap metal circle things )

to mount the lighthouse

u/Dumdadumdoo · 2 pointsr/rit

I have a Vive! To set up the lighthouses so that they have practically zero blueprint, buy two 3rd hands (this is a two pack) and two clamps. It's pricey overall, but if you have a Vive you probably can afford it anyways. They'll work perfectly and won't damage anything. Just stick them both in opposite corners, mount the lighthouse near the top using the clamp, and run a wire up to it. You're good to go. Takes up much less real estate than a normal tripod.

u/SeBBBB974 · 2 pointsr/Vive

here's a link of the contractor pole

As it's just a pole it can go behind my desk with no problem, I extend it from the floor to the ceiling and I set up an adapter on it

u/openglfan · 2 pointsr/Vive

For non-permanent mounting, I have had great luck with a pair of these:

and a pair of these:

Just a personal recommendation. I'm not a shill for Big Showercurtain.

u/oraclefish · 2 pointsr/Vive

In my bedroom, I've been using these carpenter poles, and they work fantastically! (Even with 10 foot ceilings)

In combination with These for mounting the lighthouses - once you lock them in place, they do not move. Great little tool!

Concerning games, the first things I show ANYONE are TheBlu, The Lab, The Plank, and TiltBrush (if they haven't tried VR before)

u/Vargrr · 2 pointsr/Vive

I use acro-props (the ones I ordered: along with quick release mounts (the ones I use:

I have had this setup since the original Vive came out and once setup, I have never had to touch them again. They are extremely solid and just work.

The system is also 100% non-destructive and can be transferred to a new place if you decide to rent elsewhere.

u/Trevor2497 · 2 pointsr/flying

The genuine GoPro suction mount it says it’s rated for 150+mph so it should be safe on the 172 unless you go past VNE!

u/ehs19 · 2 pointsr/gopro

This is a good place to start. Here are a few more thoughts/suggestions:

  • Check the contents of the Lexar card, mine came with a mini card reader that works well.
  • The gopro battery will be the limiting factor when continuously recording, you should test the maximum recording time before your wedding. Use the same settings and try to recreate the temperature it will be running at during the wedding.
  • I highly suggest a product like this to give you peace of mind when you are using your gopro in the water. There are several cheap options on amazon.
  • One thing that nobody has mentioned in this thread yet is sound. If you want the dialogue from your ceremony to come through the gopro will have to be very close. If there is wind it will be even more difficult to hear you. You'll get the best results if the case is not on.
  • If any of your guests own gopros I'm sure they will be bringing them. See if they will let you borrow them for the wedding and pull the footage off of them afterwards. This way you can have multiple angles and make a really nice video later on. If he's up to it you can have the officiant wear a chest mounted gopro which will give a nice up close perspective and probably capture the best sound. You can get creative with any other angles.
  • This flexible tripod is one of my favorite accessories. It's so versatile and can be mounted to just about anything. There are cheaper alternatives on amazon, I chose this one because it has a level (it was also $20 at the time I bought it).
  • The Suction Cup is also a very useful tool for mounting the gopro. I suggest getting the gopro brand because it is sturdy and the suction cup is very strong.
  • I would leave most of the settings alone. There is a ton of information on this subject and it can be overwhelming. My two cents are to use 2.7K resolution wide for most everything. If you want slow motion use 1080p at 60 FPS.
  • One of the biggest problems with most people's videos are that they are shakey as hell. Try to keep the camera steady if possible. If you want to expand your budget a bit you can purchase a gimbal which will give you very very good results. Understandably those are out of most peoples' budgets and there are other techniques you can use to keep the camera steady by using the pole that will give decent results.
  • If your gopro is in a cool/cold hotel room and you take it outside into the hot/humid air fog will condense on the lens. Once the lens warms up the fog will go away.
  • Make sure you play with your gopro before hand so that you get a good feel for it and you can get any questions out of the way a head of time.

    Feel free to ask any questions you might still have. Also, congratulations and good luck!
u/watches4321 · 2 pointsr/WatchURaffle

NM posted 10/4/19 at 11:04AM EST

Item Name:|GoPro Hero 5 Black Kit (COMPLETED)
# of Spots:|45 spots at $4 each
Price Justification:|GoPro Hero 5 with Remote, 154.99, 120.50, 120, 125
Price Justification:|GoPro Hot Shoe Mount, 10
Price Justification:|GoPro Suction Cup Mount, 30
Price Justification:|GoPro Tool, GoPro Backpack Clip, selfie stick
Call spots?|Y
Spot limit per person?|0
Will ship international?|USA + CA under new shipping rules
Timestamp/pics:|FULL ALBUM HERE
Description:|Selling my mint condition GoPro Hero 5 Black with Waterproof Remo and a bunch of accessories. Like my other gear, this comes with full box, papers, and everything in mint condition. I used this for a trip a couple times the past year but no longer need it so would be happy to find it a good home. I've tried to price this fairly given the market and the condition of my stuff, but please let me know if I missed anything. Thanks and best of luck!

u/MaxHammer · 2 pointsr/gopro

Thanks. I fixed the link. Is this the same one?

u/YYCmax · 2 pointsr/gopro
u/haxorious · 2 pointsr/photography

Have you considered an L plate (Or if you're using Sony, a SmallRig) to counterbalance the lens? That looks like a lot of torque.
Other than that, simply buy a quick release plate. Problem solved.
Cheap one on amazon
Seemingly a studier one
Ps: Most gimbal and steadicam operators add a quick release plate to their setup, for 2 seconds un-mounting without having to rebalance.

u/Taylor_Script · 2 pointsr/Dashcam

I used this quick release when I had a similar dash cam: Vktech Black Camera 323 Quick Release Plate

u/eminem30982 · 2 pointsr/oneplus

You should be able to do something like combine a normal camera chest harness with a phone mount like one of these. If your chest harness is for GoPros (like most are), then you'll also need something like one of these.

u/quitit · 2 pointsr/motorcycles

I'm using this mount adapter for the 1/4-20 screw: dirft gopro adapter I also have this one since it was cheaper: 1/4-20 screw adapter and then I use this: gopro grab bag of mounts.

And I also use Sony's included adhesive mounts with this angle mount adapter to compensate for the helmet curvature and when I'm hunched over while riding.

u/andrewsemm · 2 pointsr/Vive

I have a popcorn ceiling, so I have a set of these with them clamped to the pole via this.

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/Twitch
  1. He needs to be entertaining to keep viewers. If he's not at the 99.9999th percentile of skill, it's highly unlikely he'll build a following without being highly entertaining. So manage your expectations and help him manage his.

  2. For someone to be entertaining a big part of it is to have a varied life. Conversation about a wide variety of subjects, being happy, healthy, clean, accomplished, etc... As a couple you should be helping each other achieve those things regardless, so maybe take a step back and look at that big picture.

  3. AFK his stream, invite friends to watch it, etc...

  4. Make him his chicken tendies, mountain dew, and open his doritos. Just kidding...

  5. As for equipment and setup... This all depends. The next things I would usually advise would be the best quality camera you can get in your budget, like an actual HD camcorder and figure out how to hook that up. Maybe an IRL streaming backpack setup? Sound treatment for the room can be good, but majority of products you buy for this are snake oil, so do your research. I'll just list off some things that I recommend people as ideas: - Adjustable clamp-jaw mount for cameras like the Logitech C920/922 (the most recommended cameras). Get a better or more unique angle. - Pop filters help a lot with audio quality. - Green screen it up and you can do all sorts of wacky or cool stuff, or it just cleans up the presentation of the stream in general. - The streamdeck mini just came out, pretty useful for doing goofy on-demand stuff with programmable buttons. Some people swear by these.

    For higher end stuff for audio, put this stuff in a wish list if he does start to take off: - Probably my most recommended mic for people wanting to get into the more serious stuff. - Probably the best entry level audiophile grade mic preamp. This is endgame for streamers personally, it's way beyond what most people have and it will give him an edge. - Cloudlifter CL-1. This is a must if you ahve a Shure SM7B, excellent high end filter that will absolutely remove all noise. - Further eliminates noise from dirty power. Everyone who wants a decent XLR high-end setup wants something like this. - This is an excellent mixer+audio interface combo, if you are going XLR you'll want a mixer. It's 4x4 USB, which for the price is a great value, and it's preamps and lines are notoriously silent. I bought the last version of this which was a 4x2 interface on a great sale, and couldn't be more pleased.

    There's a lot more you can get of course. A simple small table rack to rack mount these things... But it all depends, the sky is the limit with this stuff. Just giving you ideas of how you can go nuts with it.

    But at the core of it, if he's not organically growing by being consistent and working hard at it and trying to improve... Maybe he's just not entertaining enough? It is what it is. Don't think that buying this stuff really makes any difference, it only does if you are already able to gain viewers in the first place.
u/Grey406 · 2 pointsr/oculus

I got a couple of these for my sensors to clamp onto the shelves. Very sturdy and infinitely adjustable. Just unscrew the go-pro mount and there is a standard 1/4" tripod/camera mount.

Duct tape will slip over time and temperature and will also leave a sticky mess.

u/HydrantHunter · 2 pointsr/Vive

These aren't suction cup mounts, but they're what I use. Smatree Adjustable Jaws Flex Clamp

You'll notice the Amazon page says there is a newer version of the item available, but it's a suction cup mount - I wouldn't trust suction cups myself, however if you require suction cups (because the clamps won't work for you), the newer version might be what you're looking for.

u/deprecatedcoder · 2 pointsr/Vive

Mentioned it before, but this is what I'm going with:

If it can hold a 680g camera still enough for a long exposure it should hold a 320g Lighthouse no problem.

u/unearth52 · 2 pointsr/ValveIndex

I bought two of these adjustable gopro mounts. One grabs the top edge of a dresser, the other grabs the upper shelf of my computer desk. Lighthouse easily screws into the top. Very solid/stiff build. This is a good option if you don't want to drill and have places to clamp them.

u/-D1amond- · 2 pointsr/oculus

I use this to mount on my monitor. Mine is a 55" so I needed a little longer to reach from the monitor mount to about the top rim. Though you could always use extra height of a gooseneck being so low with those monitors anyhow.

u/wesw818 · 2 pointsr/Vive


These are the ones I got. I haven't had any problems with them.

u/Ferret_OG · 2 pointsr/Vive

I used a couple of cheap camera clamps. The exact ones are currently out of stock, but this is what I bought.

Camera Clamp

u/Madamserious · 2 pointsr/oculus

While everyone is figuring out their room scale solutions I figured I would post my idea.

Two pieces of telescoping pvc pipe with a notch cut in the bottom of the bigger piece and a hose clamp. Works great!

camera mount

sorry for picture quality, 3 year old phone.

u/warhols_ · 2 pointsr/klr650

I went with the removable mount. Only takes a few seconds to strap on.

u/Palegreenstarz · 2 pointsr/gopro

Either a pole, or I got a quick clip that I can attach to my backpack strap. I got this one:

You'll find you want to vary your footage up a bit, so a pole/3 way + this would probably work well for hiking. This is nice since its hands free. I got some footage slipping into the mud while hiking the Cerro Chato the other day near the Arenal Volcano :)

u/MattVidrak · 2 pointsr/Vive

Here is what I am using. Have had zero issues with my setup and is also extremely easy to move and demo at other people's houses. Might have to get more creative if you have very high ceilings or slanted ceilings.

Harbor Freight Support Poles - These work great, they don't support a lot of load, but you don't need it to. They are also half the price of what everyone else is recommending on Amazon.

Camera Mount Clamp - Have had no issues with these, either, and very cheap. They allow you to also rotate the lighthouses in a very large arc depending on the setup you have.

I have had no stability issues; everything is rock solid tracking wise. The foot print is also like 3 x 6 inches on the floor. The low profile pads make it very easy to hide them behind book cases or other furniture as well. And you can get all of it for under $50.

I don't understand why you would ever use tripods, as they takes up 100 times the space and are less stable than the support poles. Good luck on your setup!

EDIT: Formatting.

u/KayakHipster · 2 pointsr/Kayaking

This is the one I've been using. It has screws to make sure it doesn't come off, and it has a safety lever to remove the camera if you want. It's been awesome so far.

PolarPro StrapMount BackPack / LifeVest / SCUBA Mount for GoPro Hero5

u/WatchingourWorldBurn · 2 pointsr/motorcycles

I hate the teletubby look; my shadow looks so derpy plus horrible drag. I use this sopro mount that allows me to stick it on my chin. Little pricy but has been working out well. Only issues is you can't close your helmet all the way. >.>

I have two gopros. a 4black on my chin and a 4silver on the ass of my bike.

u/CenturyEditor · 2 pointsr/gopro

One of these with a Feiyu WG would work very well.

u/FrothyWhenAgitated · 2 pointsr/Vive

The camera mounts clamp down on the cargo bars, and the mounting screw hole on the back and bottom of the base stations is a standard one you find on camera equipment.

These are the exact items I used:

And here's a picture:

u/ohpico · 2 pointsr/Vive

I use 2 of these that I bought from Home Depot:


Then add some clamp mounts for the basestations:

u/Radio_Flyer · 2 pointsr/videography

I use the Peak Design Camera Clip for hiking and travel, which uses a standard tripod plate. You could get a few of these as needed.

u/THE1Tariant · 2 pointsr/electricdaisycarnival

Hey so I just got a backpack mount especially for EDC, I bought it from Amazon and it has good reviews.

It's a little bit big even on my normal backpack but I think it will be ok with some minor padding to the back I will post the link for it.

backpack POV mount

u/ZappyZane · 1 pointr/ElectricSkateboarding

One correction "sent be a big box", presumably "sent me a big box"?

Also if anyone wants the clip, pretty sure you can get them on amazon cheap:

u/racefly · 1 pointr/gopro

I would make your choice around the pack itself. Rather than trying to find a pack with a GoPro mount. Then just attach a GoPro to the pack that works for you. Like this from PolarPro

Another camera company also has one a little pricier

u/mirxa · 1 pointr/NYCbike

GoPro HERO5 Session (personally I wouldn't do the session again. I thought access through the phone would be quick but it ain't. This clip for my backpack strap

u/Jdeproductions · 1 pointr/gopro

Sametop Backpack Strap Mount...


u/BeltPress · 1 pointr/gopro, paired with a wearable gimbal like the Feiyu WG2 (not available yet, but coming soon).

u/Matchstix · 1 pointr/Ultralight

I have a Canon 5D2 that I've carried with a 16-35 and giant tripod (8.6lbs plus a few 3oz batteries) on a one night backpacking trip, and wow too heavy. I'm eyeing an A6000 with a couple primes to replace it for half the weight in camera body and probably a third in lenses. (30oz vs 16oz for just the bodies!) One upside of the heavy FF DSLR setup is the waterproofing, I will need to be more careful with something else.

One of the big reasons I'm getting into ultralight is so I can carry camera gear and not hate hiking. There are also some great point and shoots now, the Sony RX100 series is a great example. The IV is a serious contender vs the A6000 for me.

For most of the action cams they have an interchangeable mount on the waterproof case. Here's a couple options for a backpack mount, and here's a bike mount. As far as I know all the GoPro stuff is cross-compatible with the Yi stuff, it is just a clone after all.

u/thejimla · 1 pointr/NYCbike

If you usually wear a backpack, I find that a Clip Mount is the least encumbering way to record your commute. I clip it to my backpack strap near my shoulder.

u/Shodan57 · 1 pointr/Vive

I use one of these GoPro clips with a 1/4-20 adapter. Takes like one second to clip on to your pants or belt and you're set.

Much more convenient than those DIY belt constructions imo.

u/The_Endless_ · 1 pointr/gopro

easiest way is to use a backpack strap mount, it'll put it just above the chest and you can clip the mount as high/low as you like.

Without a backpack, you could buy a shoulder mount like the one linked below and just slide the mount piece lower down the shoulder since it's on a strap anyway so it's adjustable.

u/Deputy_Barney · 1 pointr/gopro

I used this clip to clip it to my backpack/bag strap. It rotates and tilts, so you can level it out easily. Sometimes I would hardwire it with a usb L bracket to an external battery. It made a great bodycam and I got hours of footage. Admittedly, this is not the best footage to make an edited video with as it was somewhat shaky and wasn't ever really consciously framed, but because it was just stuck to my bag strap and pretty much always on, my kids forgot about it and quit mugging for the camera. I got a lot of good footage of my family just behaving naturally. It would be torture for anyone else to watch, but I love it. It was also very convenient and quick to unclip it from my strap and use it handheld on a ride or something.

u/nickcorvus · 1 pointr/SuggestAMotorcycle

I have a couple of these and they work great. I've had bad luck in the past with 3M tape keeping chin mounts in place, especially given that half the time when I put my helmet down, some of the weight is right on the camera housing, so it tends to pull the 3M off.

u/gafonid · 1 pointr/videography

that's actually a fantastic idea, i've already purchased the stuff i need and i'm going with a clip like this for now

but i'm skeptical if it'll work out. if it doesn't i'll go right for your suggestion

u/5hot6un · 1 pointr/billiards

I bought these clamps first. They work well at one location where the overhead light is ideal for this clamp in that I can just clamp to the shade and still get centered over the table.

I took those clamps to another pool hall and didn't have the same luck. So I also have these clamps now

I'm using hero 4 sessions at 1080 wide and removing lens warp in post.

And I velcro an external battery to the back of the H4S to have enough power to get through.

I hope that helps. And I hope to see your videos online soon.

u/Callsignraven · 1 pointr/CampingGear

Yeah, it's a huge freaking camera. I probably should have clarified. We already own the camera (if this is what you were intending for us to rent) and as it ran us about $1500 for the setup, we are pretty committed to that gear.


I have seen some of the external packs, and I was looking most at this unit: for when the weather is nice, but I was thinking we will probably want to keep most of this burly weight in the suspension system. Were you suggesting renting a different backpack? I live in a pretty rural area and don't have many great options there. I am looking at buying a pack online as I don't have a great source locally to even try on first.

u/Knowbody42 · 1 pointr/AskPhotography
u/nerdvana89 · 1 pointr/italy

Amici di reddit, mi consigliate un gancio per la reflex da mettere sulla spalla dello zaino, tipo questo della peak design, ma senza cacciarci troppi euri?

u/-Wicked- · 1 pointr/ValveIndex

That's what I use. Originally got them for my Vive 1.0 basestations, which I'm still using with my Index, but the Index 2.0 basestation mounts are identical. While there's cheaper solutions(tripods, adhesive mounts if you can't mount with screws, etc.), I decided to go with these due to their low footprint and sturdiness. You'll also need standard tripod mounting clamps to attach the basestations to the poles. Here's some links to the ones I have.



Setup is really easy. Included instructions with the poles should be enough for getting those setup and the clamp mounts just screw into the basestation and you just clamp them to the pole.

u/UnchainedBot · 1 pointr/oculus

Just gonna leave this here. Im very happy with it and all in for all 3 sensors you're looking at less than $40, here's the clamp Im using, although it depends on your ceilings, if you have tall ceilings it may not work so well or maybe just more pipe.

those are some terrible photos, I should really update them.

Also note that I did this for mobility, I needed something that was fast and easy to take down and transport.

u/Sollith · 1 pointr/oculus

Try this:

And, then something like this:

There are individual support rods too (the two pack is great if you plan on getting touch though; don't have to buy another one later); just search for "quick support rod" for other options.

It's the setup I am currently using to put the rift camera ceiling height and works great. Seems like some Vive users are doing the same thing too for their tracking stations.

u/amoliski · 1 pointr/Vive

Cheap tripods are great for traveling, and I've given over a hundred demos with them, but they kinda get in the way, and the larger you make the footprint (to improve stability) -the more they encroach in your play space.

I use these tripods with these swivel adapter things for my on-the-road show. As long as they don't get bumped, you're good to go.

For home, I use This tension rod and this rod mount - you may need a longer rod- I run it from the top of my dresser to the ceiling and the top of my computer desk to the ceiling. The 87 inch one isn't long enough to go from floor to ceiling for me.

As far as other essentials, two of these help with plugging the lighthouses in. An HDMI Extender, Power extender, and a USB 3.0 Extender (those three work perfectly for me) will make your life 100x more easy, especially if your computer isn't directly next to your play space. The extra 10 feet makes a world of difference for reducing tangles, reducing the number of times you have to stop and untwist your cord, and making you not worry about yanking on your computer when you get to the far corner.

Lastly, this wireless keyboard thing will save you from running back and forth from your desktop.


As far as sweatyness, I got over the ickyness pretty quickly. My friends have mastered basic hygiene, and face sweat doesn't smell all gross or anything. After each demo, I run the foam under the sink to rinse it off, then dab it with a paper towel and set it on a box fan to dry. It's good to go as soon as the next person is done and I repeat the process. I ended up buying a set of new face foams from the HTC website after I lost my narrow face foam though :(

u/Hockinator · 1 pointr/Vive

I have these poles:

And these mounts:

And they are super solid. I've set them up a few places and they are way more steady than anything self-standing. As long as you don't have a super high ceiling at work you should be good.

u/AtlasPwn3d · 1 pointr/oculus

In my apartment we use clamp camera mounts ( with tension rods ( run vertically (floor-to-ceiling) with the cables wrapped down around the pole. While the pole is more of a visible 'thing' than just a tiny wall or ceiling mount, it gives a natural place for the cables to run (versus just down the wall) which IMO makes it look much better than any of the other options (at least for us renters who can't run cables inside the walls).

Less ideal for tracking but more minimal, I've also seen people mount their two front cameras on the back of the top two corners of their big screen tv or wall mounted in this location along with a wall-mounted TV, and having the cables run down the back of the tv with the other tv cables.

Another option is to ceiling mount sensors above or just in-front of curtains for a window or sliding-glass-door and run the cables along the top and side of the window/door frame completely covered by the curtains.


Aesthetically in many cases it is pretty much the same whether you're running a usb cable down from an Oculus Sensor or a power cable down from a Vive lighthouse--either way you have to run a single black cable down the wall from mount height to floor height (the aesthetically challenging bit) and then cables along the baseboard (which is easier/not a big deal by comparison).

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Movable Lighthouse Solution by Mbbobrow

Not a super cheap alternative but I think this should be a great solution for a non permanent low profile install.

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u/Mbbobrow · 1 pointr/Vive

Not a super cheap alternative but I they look great and range f on 6-12 feet.

Impact Deluxe Varipole Support System - Black (Pair)

SUPON New Camera Super Clamp Tripod for Holding LCD Monitor/DSLR Cam
$200 bucks is certainly pricy but these look great and should be very versatile.

u/Bradllez · 1 pointr/Vive

This would work, but make sure you buy these to go with it.

Because lighting mounts do not have the camera adapter to hold your Lighthouses.

u/TheWoodchuck · 1 pointr/oculus

Why not just use a pole clamp to attach the sensor to the lamp-pole and use the lamp like a stand? A handlebar mount for an actioncam ought to do the trick!

u/HiveFleet-Cerberus · 1 pointr/motorcycles

I use one of these for my mount. It works well and the camera isn't visible unless I'm trying to look straight down. After about 10 minutes completely stop noticing it. Though if you shoulder check it does make a fair bit of drag for a moment.

u/weiruwyer9823rasdf · 1 pointr/motorcycles

I have a Ram-mount setup similar to . Video quality is reasonable. It's super easy to remove the whole adapter or replace it with adapter for gps / phone when needed.

I also bought a backpack strap mount similar to but haven't used it yet.

u/14bode14 · 1 pointr/gopro

As they mentioned, Gimbal for hiking.

If you're hiking with a backpack already something like this might be better than the chest mount.

Extra batteries or If you're camping out a solar charger would be awesome

I like hikes to rivers or water falls. If you'll be getting in the water I love this floaty for the Hero 4 Sliver It's designed like a smart phone case so you can still use the LCD to frame your shot.

Nature time lapses are cool too, maybe spend $3 and make one of these

u/AnankeCross · 1 pointr/electricdaisycarnival

Polar Pro Strap Mount

I like this because it screws down tight on both sides of the strap. Only way to get off is to unscrew clip or go pro mount.

u/paandemic · 1 pointr/WildernessBackpacking

I've got one of these of which I am quite fond.

u/twist2k · 1 pointr/gopro

I have had this one in my Amazon cart for ages, but have not bought it yet so I cannot attest to its quality.

u/OnlyAllegedly · 1 pointr/gopro

Hopefully this won't get too buried, it should be an obvious answer for someone experienced with GoPros.

I'm thinking of getting a Hero 5 Black for filming car and kart driving/racing that I want to attach to my helmet with the full face chin mount.

My biggest concern is that wind noise is usually terrible in GoPros (at least prior to the 5), so I wanted to get a suggestion of the best mic filter add-on or best small external mic that can be used with this chin strap setup and not get in the way of my vision or get knocked off on a steering wheel or by my arms or something.

For comparison, this is the footage I'm currently getting from an iPhone 4S with a Miveu chest strap, so I want to make sure both the audio and video will be better to merit an upgrade.

u/LouPoh · 1 pointr/Vive

Depends on how hight the ceiling is at your friends...

If it is normal height, then something like these are the best from what I read...

the lighthouses can then be mounted on the supports with 2 of these

I personally bought 2 light stands similar to these because I have a heigher ceiling that the supports can reach

and I mount the lighthouses on them with 2 of these...

It works, but I always fear someone running against the stands while playing , knocking them over. Much better should be the first solution, it also has a smaller footprint using less space than the light stands

u/double_a_ron · 1 pointr/motorcycles

I ordered one of these. It has the added benefit of ensuring my visor stays cracked open a bit.

I'll let you know how it is when i get it (will be in a week or two as it's arriving when I'm on vacation

u/baksideDisaster · 1 pointr/Dirtbikes

I use a SoPro. No real complaints, been riding with it for past year, had bunch of wrecks it's held up. Here's the one:

u/spinniker · 1 pointr/motorcycles

IAmazon has this;
Don't know if amazon shipping is cheaper.

u/MikeyChill · 1 pointr/motorcycle

I would recommend going with an AGV helmet. And buying a Sena bluetooth and GoPro. I currently use this Amazon GoPro mount because it doesn't use the adhesive strips.

u/Alfa_Alesi · 1 pointr/motorcycles

So far, I like it. The only negatives would be you can't close your visor all the way shut and you get a bit more wind noise. Other than that, I really like it.

Having an app that can work as a viewfinder helps immensely to get it leveled right. Not a huge deal. Just eyeball it and strap it down tight and make tiny adjustments when you're wearing the helmet.

I have a Shoei GT Air and wear this mount all the time; no scuffs or anything. It will stay in place at > I've been told. ;)

u/mplsbikewrath · 1 pointr/BikeCammers
u/YAOMTC · 1 pointr/MotoX4

From the page:

> I use it in my car with a small clamp ( on my handbrake, but it is compatible with any GoPro-style mounting device you like.

Though I left out the part that attaches the body to the mount and just glued on a metal pad for the magnet. Works pretty well. Your setup may vary based on your car.

u/RnRpax · 1 pointr/oculus

If you don't want to nail anything into the wall or use adhesives you could try some kind of ratcheting support beam and a clamp with a standard 1/4" mount. I use these cargo bars and these clamps for the Vive base stations in my living room. My apt ceiling height is about 9 feet. It's not the most elegant solution but the footprint is smaller than a tripod/lightstand. Wasn't sure of the stability (still not sure about long term stability) but it's been up and working fine since April of this year.

u/MartinThe3rd · 1 pointr/EchoArena

Tracking is better when the cameras are mounted high in corners. So definitely wall/ceiling mounts if you can do it, they are very cheap:

There are also versions with suction cup and drill holes if that's your thing.

u/vqhm · 1 pointr/Dashcam
u/mrnixxin · 1 pointr/oculus

Well, shit. Now I'm just looking at this mop holders and scratching my head, haha.

These are they from my Amazon, I think?

Edit: Whatever, 10 bucks, just bought em lol.

u/smiller171 · 1 pointr/oculus
u/daze23 · 1 pointr/Vive

I already had a shelf, and a door that always stays open, so I got a pair of these

u/cptgonzo · 1 pointr/motorcycles

I've been using this one on a rear peg facing backward and been getting some cool footage.

u/roytay · 1 pointr/Vive

The lighthouses vibrate. I used these:

u/readymix-w00t · 1 pointr/Vive

I bought these:
And, using those, I have my lighthouses clamped to the tops of my book cases in my office. Haven't had a single issue since day one of my Vive arriving a couple months ago. Granted, my book cases are over 7' tall, and are bolted to the wall.

u/stevetb · 1 pointr/Vive

I bought one of these to attach a lighthouse to a shelf, it works really well!

u/NullR6 · 1 pointr/onebag

I have a very old one like the smaller version of this and have used it everywhere. Night shots in Venice, sunset at the Grand Canyon, etc. I use a mirrorless, so the larger version is probably better for a regular DSLR.

u/ChrisNH · 1 pointr/oculus

THere are also versions which can be essentially velcro strapped to something. Might be a good way to attach it to a lamp of some other pre-existing pole.

Mine is a smaller version of this:

Something to consider as another option.

u/WePwnTheSky · 1 pointr/Warhammer40k

An external microphone would surely help with the audio issues you're having. Something like this set on a small tripod out of frame might do the trick.

u/bobsmo · 1 pointr/gopro

I went diving in Okinawa with a small tripod. Put the hero on the coral - then the fish swim right up to it.


buy this one

u/drmental69 · 1 pointr/Cameras

You need an adapter to make the pixi quick release compatible with the peak design system as well as the plate you listed. This one worked great for me.

Manfrotto 323 RC2 Rapid Connect Adapter with 200PL-14 Quick Release Plate - Replaces 3299-Black

u/tom-pon · 1 pointr/GH5

I second this.

Their plates are also compatible with other QE plate systems (if you get the right one).

I use their capture clip base on my hiking backpack and I've thrown the base of one of these on my Z Crane Plus for quick swap. The plate also fits in my cheap tripod.

u/provideocreator · 1 pointr/videography

As hybridcamrev said SmallRig is the way to go, but also consider throwing a quick release between the shoulder rig and the cage. I can think of a lot of times where I'd want it removed without having to hassle with unscrewing it.

u/_rosebud01 · 1 pointr/videography

Hey again! I am ordering something on Amazon today so decided to order the quick release plate along with it. I’m assuming this is the same one as on BH Photo&Video?:

u/Geoffs_Review_Corner · 1 pointr/photography

Just bought one of those manfrotto quick release plates and the side of it has this weird oily residue. Is this normal?

u/muzf · 1 pointr/Vive

Sounds like a similar situation to mine. I've been using separate seated (in my small computer room) and room-scale (in the lounge, next room) since the beginning. However, I don't use any extra base stations, instead using some [quick release plates] (, [DC switches] (, and extra DC adapters. Changing positions is just a matter of turning it off and unlocking at the original position, relocking and turning on at the new position, then going through Steam's room setup. The process is relatively quick, although going back to room-scale takes a little longer (it would be great if Steam added a way to 'save' profiles).

u/L0ser0 · 1 pointr/gopro

Here is a short video of Molly (black dog) and Daisy (golden) wearing the GoPro and playing fetch on the beach this past week. I used the GoPro Video Editing software this time around, for the first time…so bear with me, I didn’t know how to do much fancy. I don't have the Dog harness, but I used this one:

u/Callawaybros · 1 pointr/marchingband

It's the GoPro Hero3 Black. For brass I used the GoPro Headstrap and for the woodwinds I used the GoPro Chest Harness. Also for the Marimba and Vibes I used the GoPro Roll Bar Mount

u/TheVileBlade · 1 pointr/balisong

I would like to make a combo video after I hopefully get a squidtrainer fairly soon and I was wondering what setup do you need to have to get a first person viewpoint in a video. I have a GoPro would a chest mount like this work?

u/AnneFrankIsAJew · 1 pointr/AbandonedPorn

I get what you mean, but it's almost surely one of these.

u/_steeplecorn · 1 pointr/MTB

Looks like it’s chest mounted:

GoPro Chest Mount

u/columbuscook1 · 1 pointr/PartneredYoutube


Yeah, I know it was a bit extreme but it was brief and so few people stick with an entire video I took the gamble. You can also see the green tip so unless I've gone gangrenous I think people will get the throwaway joke and not be too horrified. :D

Technically I did provide the measurements. I said 250,000 salt granules which is roughly 1/3 a cup and 1/128 gal of sriracha which is roughly 2 tablespoons. *tongue firmly in cheek
If I bake or something I will get more exacting, but people rely on recipes and measurements too much when cooking. It's ultimately about feel and technique IMO.

Thanks for the advice. I may argue your points but rest assured, they are in my head.

As for the camera it's one of 2 GoPRo Hero3 I use. It's on a standard GoPRo chest rig. I found the headcam too shaky for most people.

u/FLAPJACKDANNY · 1 pointr/audioengineering

I don't know about the strength of that mount. I thought about buying this mount though.

u/longshot · 1 pointr/Autocross

I think it is the baked in image stabilization. It does look weird now that I look at it!

It is a garmin Virb on a Fat Gecko mount suctioned onto the moon roof glass.

u/OpticalPrime · 1 pointr/Cameras

If your camera has a standard 1/4 - 20 tripod thread then this should fit.

u/JoshuaRWillis · 1 pointr/galaxys5

A combination of this, and this

u/SavageCore · 1 pointr/oculus

Thanks good to know, I added it to the wiki and got myself one to go along with a pair of these

u/soul4sale · 1 pointr/Kayaking

I use the ol' Fat Gecko. Little to no vibration. Good for changing angles an whatnot. Not very corrosion resistant.

I'm currently trying to find a SteadiCam-like device to keep the horizon level when the boat pitches, but there don't appear to be any non-motorized things like that out there. The waterproof motorized mounts are all Kickstarter projects.

I'm also trying to figure out which camera made this video:

Sony? Garmin? All of the HUDs that I've seen from Sony are pretty obtuse. I liked the minimalist look of this video.

u/Foreveralone42875 · 1 pointr/gopro
u/eric1717 · 1 pointr/technology

hey! i believe the answer is yes.

i use this now

I used to use this but i snapped it a few times.

the mic i use this one

I have used this combo at music festivals the last 2 years. makes a massive difference on sound quality. you may want a wind sock depending on what your recording environment is like.

good luck!

edit: formatting

edit 2: come check out the GoPro sub!

u/PhotoPetey · 1 pointr/gopro

This mic adapter lets you use a DSLR mic or Zoom type recorder right into the GoPro.

u/eyeinthesky45 · 1 pointr/flying

Which GoPro do you have? In any case you can find ready made adapters that will get you your radio/intercom audio on the video but they're all way overpriced in my opinion (~$50). You can do it yourself for way cheaper. If you have an older GoPro that has a 3.5mm audio port you can just get something like this and this and you'd be all set. Just run the cable from the splitter into your GoPro mic port (if you don't have a passenger just plug the cable straight into that side for better audio and don't use the splitter). If you have a new GoPro like I do that has the USB mic port you'll need this too.

Full disclosure I haven't had an opportunity to try this yet in the airplane but I see no reason why it wouldn't work perfectly.

u/pdjudd · 1 pointr/NoStupidQuestions

What are you trying to do? If you are trying to use the Yeti as a mic for the Go Pro, I don't think thats going to work. Accoridng to the manual it:

> supports composite A/V cable/ 3.5mm stereo mic adapter, not included

Which the Yeti doesn't support. The hardware they are talking about is this. It looks like it only supports analog in and not digital in. Yeti's are digital mics and only output via USB.

u/Atari_7200 · 1 pointr/oculus

I'd get ones you can stick up with command strips (there's a few purpose made 3D printed ones that can be hard to get a hold of, there's also dash cam mounts that use tripod screws you can technically stick up with command strips if you wanted to), rather than ones you drill in. But that's all up to you! :)

Good luck!

Edit: Something like this. It has an adhesive bottom, but from some reviews it's prone to ripping paint off. Just stick the bottom to two command strips and you should be golden! There's also lots of similar models, that's just one of the top amazon results.

u/qazme · 1 pointr/oculus

There's a ton of mounts on amazon. Most of them range from $4-$10 It's just a 1/4" x 20 standard camera mount. I used one of these I had left over from my Mobius camera bundle.

u/migukin · 1 pointr/Vive

typically people attach a mount to the tripod, and attach the lighthouse to that (I believe). You could also try something like this, though I'm not sure how well it'd hold.

That would of course attach directly to the wall or some surface.

u/FatalProximity · 1 pointr/oculus

These have worked well for me. no holes needed in your wall but you might need to touch up the paint when you take them off.

u/Stealth_Pyro · 1 pointr/oculus
u/UnfairLobster · 1 pointr/oculus

Should have just bought this: iSaddle CH01B 1/4"-20 Thread Camera Mini 3M Double-Sided Adhesive Mount Tripod Holder Universal In Dash Cam Mount Holder

u/fryingchicken · 1 pointr/Vive

I used these man, they work great. Just press them into the walls first as hard as you can. Then screw in the light houses.

u/This_is_sandwich · 1 pointr/Vive

They do make adhesive-backed camera mounts (like this) but that VHB stuff can be difficult to clean. There's also some with spring-loaded clamps as well as c-clamp like mechanism so if you had a bookshelf or bed nearby, you could clamp it to that. Or you could just get some cheap tripods and use those (and you could break those done and store them for when you're not using VR).

u/Synra_Nightwalker · 1 pointr/oculus

Sorry I don't have UK price / link, but these are what I used for my CV1.

They are cheap, very adjustable, and stick on. Fair warning though, the sticky bit it comes with is extremely strong. When I took down my wall mounted setup, I had to work them off with a scraping tool. You don't necessarily need this specific mount, but I imagine this is probably along the lines of what you are looking for. You should be able to find similar, maybe cheaper.

u/indeedItIsI · 1 pointr/oculus

I used these to mount my 3 sensors this past weekend. I put them 8.5' up the wall and they work great. You could probably mount lower but I'm 6'8" so I opted for a higher mount.

u/doonaner · 1 pointr/oculus

same seller but I bought these ones i take the 3M double sided tape and tear it off and I put on industrial strength velcro.

u/robotoverlordz · 1 pointr/oculus

I've used that stuff at my job, and the vertical grip strength is ridiculously strong, but horizontal strength isn't that great. Also the adhesive needs to cure for a few minutes before it gets a good grip.

I recommend: something like this instead.

u/BloodRaven99 · 1 pointr/oculus

I personally bought 3 of these and they are perfect for my 3 Oculus Sensors (waiting for the 3rd sensor to come in).

u/Skelotic · 1 pointr/ValveIndex

Another solution that I used for the Vive lighthouses (and will keep for the new ones I'll get with the full Index kit) is these poles:

and these clamps:

I decided to use these instead of tripods so that less floor space is taken up since I plan on leaving them up for a while.

u/Brewtooth · 1 pointr/Vive

Hers my setup. Not too detailed; but explains itself: I bought the parts from Amazon. Love it!

Edit: more details...
FastCap 3rd Hand Support System 57-to-144-Inches, 2-pack #3HAND5


Smallrig® Cool Ballhead Arm V4 Multi-function Double Ball Adapter with Bottom Clamp & ...

u/TokyoBenedict · 1 pointr/osmopocket

Smallrig came in handy for time lapses or just to record in awkward places where a tripod was required or somewhere or recording in a place where an extension rod would've come in handy but I didn't have it on me.

For example a railing or pillar with a nice view but it's too narrow to stick a tripod on. No problem. Clamp the rig on the railing or pillar.

I was at a restaurant where the railing and pillars were too thick for the clamp. Fortunately the outdoor chairs were narrow enough for the clamp and they were easy to move. There were tables but they were too low and I didn't have my tripod nor an extension rod around.

During a flight, I recorded video for the take off. I was able to clamp onto the window cover and sit back as the pocket was recording.

Kudos to Megatide for the suggestion

u/ingridelena · 1 pointr/photography

Thank you for all your input! I'll definitely try this set up out.

To mount the camera i was thinking about using a backdrop stand and attaching this to it:

I did look at some of the DIY options earlier but most of them seemed to require drills and power tools that I don't have.

u/NumberVive · 1 pointr/SteamVR

I'm talking about these: and coupled with these

I guess I should have called it a support rod...

The alternative was a pair of these: and a set of these

I used the tripods at first and they worked ok, but any time I stepped too close to the legs, the carpet would dip down just enough to make the tip of the tripod sway and cause me to lose tracking.

u/tosvus · 1 pointr/Vive

I still prefer the pole setup. I bought these quick release plates:


and these ballhead clamps:


More expensive though...

u/xairrick · 1 pointr/ValveIndex

With the spinning mirror inside I wouldn't trust it to 3M Command strip. If you don't want to drill holes in wall, then maybe a small mounting bracket like this could be used if you have shelves or something to attach to

u/amoxy · 1 pointr/seaplanes

I use a couple angles: One on my jury strut and one on the tail handle, held on by these guys: and

Here's an example:

You don't have jury struts in the 185, but I do know that someone makes a strut camera mount thingy. My system may work on your stringer, it's a cool view, but not super useful for most of the takeoff or landing run as it just gets pummeled by water.

u/Barefoot_J · 1 pointr/Dashcam

Mobius helmet mount without the straps is pretty low profile. Definitely lower profile than the standard windshield mount.

u/Nalin8 · 1 pointr/oculus

This is what I use, and it works perfectly amazing:

Velcro Command Strips (3 lb holding limit):

Super lightweight plastic mounts:

Put a strip on the wall and a strip on the mount, screw the camera head into the mount, and stick it to the wall. Holds perfectly fine. I've never had it fall off or had any problem.

u/LJBrooker · 1 pointr/Vive

I got a couple of extending telescopic rods (I assume you're US, on your amazon they seem to call them Tension rods I think), then a couple of these. Do the trick just fine.

u/the_upvotesman · 1 pointr/Vive

That's some pretty resourceful repurposing/planning. Not sure if I can help find something that collapses smaller than the 19" tripods; however, I did buy some quick release mounts for my portable setup so I wouldn't have to screw something onto the ends of the tripods and extend their default height. Maybe they could help you maintain that 19" compactness:

u/RibsNGibs · 1 pointr/Vive

I'm actually using a separate setup now (poles and clamps ) and I've seen the issue happen with both this setup and the original setup (the wallmount that came with the Vive).

Those clamps I'm using now aren't the sturdiest things ever, but the "angle up and down" adjustment is ratcheted, so I'm sure the angle isn't drooping over time...

u/AvanteWolf · 1 pointr/Vive

Hey everyone,

I can't drill my walls currently, so I need to buy something as a mounting solution for the time being. I am going to purchase this pole with this clamp and I was wondering if there is anything else I need to buy.

Also, one last question, I have heard that the nintendo wii wrist straps are the best ones to get, so would this version be the correct one to purchase?

Thanks in advance.

u/Hotrian · 1 pointr/Vive

If price is not an issue, a number of users reported success with these extendable beams ($70 per pair) coupled with some mounting clamps such as these ones here ($13 each).

A slightly cheaper option would be to get two of these ($26 each), though I haven't seen this one in particular used for the lighthouses yet, it looks like it should work great. Another option would be to use regular old tripods, which many users have also reported success with.

u/thyazide · 1 pointr/Vive

I got you bro.

The only caviate I have is with the usb extender. I couldn't use the front camera on the headset when it was routed through the usb to ethernet extender. This may be a limitation of the one I chose. Otherwise, everything works perfectly.

u/SchwiftySquanchC137 · 1 pointr/Vive

Grifiti Nootle Quick Release Pipe Clamp with 1/4 20 Threaded Head for Cameras and Nootle Ipad Mounts Works for Tripods, Music Stands, Microphone Stands, Any Pipe or Bar That Is up to 1.5 Inches in Diameter Also Motorcycles, Bikes, and More

Copied two links, one harbor freight, one from Amazon. The first are poles you can brace against the floor and ceiling. These were important for me because I didn't want to put holes in the wall and normal tripods would wiggle when you walk by them due to our fake wood floors sagging a bit under weight.

The second are clips that screw into to the lighthouse and clamp to the pole.

These have been great, but really anything with the same threading as that clamp would work with the light houses so you can hang them however you want. I've also seen shower curtain rods used to replace the cargo bars

u/Minirappen · 1 pointr/Vive

I'm gonna use clamps. Since i got element pipes going up in one corner of the room.
[Im currently looking at something like this] (
And since my desk is in the other corner, i'll just put up a long rod to mount it on. No drilling.

u/Darklo · 1 pointr/Vive

I think you are describing a support rod. I have two of these and I attach my sensors to them with this kind of clamp. I love this setup because I can easily take it down and take it with me. I demo the Vive at conventions for a non-profit, and these really come in handy because of how secure and slim they are.

u/Stridyr · 1 pointr/Vive
u/Mr_Happy123 · 1 pointr/Vive

this and this might work too if you have a flat roof
and i think ima do holopoint, ive tried that before and have an ich for it

u/lph0enXl · 1 pointr/Vive

Yeah I also thought about that. I think I will just order some not too cheap, but not very high price Poles and mount them theree with clamps. Then I can test that.

It hink that ones will do?ütze-Montagestütze-Tragkraft-Blitzspanner/dp/B019IH5BH2/ref=pd_cp_60_4?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=65P586V0H8M2PJD178XS

u/sqweak · 1 pointr/simracing

That’s pretty much it’s name in English. Also will work with “constant tension shower rod” here are the ones I used for my 9 ft ceilings, and these are the clamps

u/onestephiki · 1 pointr/Vive

If you had enough money to spend on a Vive then spend a little more on these extension poles and clamps. Like me I guarantee you will be happy that you went the extra mile as you will no longer be restricted in mounting them, nor will you lose space like you would with tripods and your Vive will gain portability. They have longer ones if you have high ceilings as well also check out our wiki for other mounting solutions just kidding where the fuck did that page for it go?

u/ElectricZ · 1 pointr/Vive

A buddy of mine got a set of curtain rods like these to stretch floor to ceiling:

And then these pipe clamp mounts to attach the lighthouses.

He's pretty happy with them.

Before I bit the bullet and drilled holes, I used a pair of mini camera tripods to put them on shelves. The downside was they were super easy to bump out of alignment meaning I had to re-run roomscale setup all the time, but they were also super portable and it'll look no worse than small satellite speakers as far as inspection is concerned.

u/Prowler_101 · 1 pointr/Vive

I use Third Hand Poles and Pole Mounts

Takes < 10 mins to move from room to room. Now granted I do not have to move computer (My roommate's is setup in the other room)

u/cynoclast · 1 pointr/Vive

> Can I attach the Lighthouses to the wall with poster adhesive like the powerstrips from tesa and/ or ducttape, or do I HAVE to drill holes?

I did this temporarily. But /r/vive gave me hell for it. I used a LOT of tape, and focused it all on the top part, and built a crude crash pad beneath it so even if it did fall off it would have a cushioned landing. I recommend drilling holes if you're not renting.

It held just fine for a few days, then I used these:

The lighthouses come with wall warts with long power cords.

Definitely give The Lab (free) a shot. It's Valve's incognito ad for Portal 3, IMHO.

u/center311 · 1 pointr/Vive

You can probably find cheaper stands and clamps, but this is what I could find. Here are the clamps too:

u/Macinsocks · 1 pointr/virtualreality

Found a solution, These are recommended by HTC Vive Dev Setup guide

u/callezetter · 1 pointr/Vive

Can you fit a somwhere?

or a

Both are officially recommended by valve, and can be mounted in a million different ways

u/ad2003 · 1 pointr/Vive

maybe this here is a solution:

u/yellowspacealien · 1 pointr/oculus

Been playing with 2 sensor 360 tracking on the 2m x 1.5m and has been working good enough for me. Tracking is not perfect obviously as there is a "seam" that will cause a "shift" on the touch controller potentially due to what seems to be a software calibration type of issue. Not a game breaker for me as you just have to be aware of it and adjust accordingly so I am not in between it like when I play Arizona Sunshine and aiming the gun.

My setup uses the 2 support rods diagonally from each with the sensors attach to clamps and up about 6 feet high at about 45 degree angle downward linked to active USB3.0 extension cable. I think your mileage will vary how you setup but here's the list of the setup:

Also you should use Desk Scene to make sure the sensors truly cover your play space:

u/WarMachine425 · 1 pointr/Vive

I used this clamp that fits the basestations perfectly. Works very well.

u/Bigvalbowski · 1 pointr/Vive

Get a couple of these clamps. They tighten to the rod pretty easy and are the right screw in for the basestation as well.

Photo of mine here

u/numun_ · 1 pointr/Vive

In the Vive Pre setup pdf, they recommend using these support poles with clamp mounts.

Another option would be getting some double sided tape and using it to adhere a couple boards to the wall, then mounting the base stations on the boards. Again - might have an issue with ripping the paint off your walls when you try to move the base stations.

u/de_witte · 1 pointr/Vive

You could try flash clip mounts to attach lighthouses to a table or cupboard or something stable like it (it's what I use). Easy to mount, move, adjust, and no tripping over tripods.

Or if you have heating pipes, curtain rods, or contractor poles:

Edit: I forgot to say, you could also take the ballhead mounts included with the Vive and screw them to something heavy like a block of wood, a box, an old coffee tin filled with rocks,... to build makeshift stands which you can then place on a cupboard or your desk or move around quickly if you experience tracking problems or want to try VR in another room. A bit ghetto, but cheap solution.

u/Captain_K_Cat · 1 pointr/Vive

I have the "fastcap 3rd hand" pole which is the same thing. It works great and is probably the best option for non-permanent installs.
This is the pole clamp I have:

u/mrcoldwave · 1 pointr/gopro
u/M7mddxb · 1 pointr/cars

i use the Hero3 Black Edition, There are three Levels of the Hero3.. Black,White And Silver .. i'd recommend the GoPro SuctionCup Mount... Have fun with your gopro and hope you get awesome Videos/Photos !

Check out my Video , kinda lame but first try :P ( this is with the Hero3 Black Edition with the RollCage Mount..

u/mattfki5g · 1 pointr/hockeyplayers

I believe he uses some sort of suction mount and sticks it right on the glass towards the top.

Edit: Something like this

u/pilotgear · 1 pointr/flying

I've seen this gets posted frequently. Here's a high level overview with some specific parts.

You need at least one camera (duh) and a way to get audio. The camera can be gopro or knock off, but you need a sturdy mount like this or this or this.

The easiest way to synch audio is to connect your camera straight in to the audio panel, with a cable like this or doing the "stuff the mic in your ear" trick that was mentioned already.

You could also get a billet mount like this to get some awesome external views and/or a wing strut clamp like this but your battery may not last as long as your flight!

Then head on over to your favorite video software and go at it!

Good luck and share your videos w/ us when you're done awesomeing it up!

u/daveedgamboa · 1 pointr/hockeygoalies

Man I did the same thing! I went from 32+1's to 33+2's and it's been a complete game changer. Enjoy.

As for camera, here's what I got because it had the best battery life of everything I saw: Campark + this housing

Just note that it doesn't come with a MicroSD card so get that as well or in advance of it coming.

u/Santos_Dumont · 1 pointr/flying

Can confirm. Gave in and bought the official GoPro suction mount. Works awesome in the PA28.

u/heylookitsscott · 1 pointr/videography

I just got mine today (after your post finally pushed me to buy it) and I've been able to use my quick release plates on it. I use these $10 plates on amazon for all my stuff. They're great for DSLRs and smaller and they're so cheap, I put them on all my gear. Maybe this would work for you.

u/Darkfrost · 1 pointr/Vive

There's a whole bunch of quick release adapters for camera tripods etc that might work?

Something like:

Just make sure the screw thread matches the lighthouse's (1/4") - should be fairly standard

You'd just need to screw one half of the plate into your wall mount, and the other into the lighthouse, should work, although I haven't tried it!

u/Doodenkoff · 1 pointr/dslrbeginners

Thanks for the advice. I was starting to wonder if anyone actually read this subreddit. Anyway, I wound up getting one of these:

Cheap, and works pretty well too. It feels like I have a good firm connection when it's mounted. The mounting plate on the bottom of the camera isn't in the way and it's easy to connect/disconnect. I'm not a pro by any means and my tripod is literally 40 yrs old. The camera isn't that old though.

u/Lebow316 · 1 pointr/videography

It depends, I usually take it off. I bought the manfrotto plate just for that. So much quicker just clipping it on and off than having to use the screw and balance it everytime. this is what I got:

u/Viniguez487 · 1 pointr/astrophotography

If you will be putitng the camera directly onto the mount then yes. If you will be attaching it to a telescope then you will need a t-adapter and maybe some other accessories depending on your telescope. I took this with the T3i mounted on top of my telescope. You'll need something like this to connect your camera to your mount. But you'll need something like this to more easily mount the camera to the plate.

u/Mattroit · 1 pointr/sonyactioncam

Thank you for all of the great advice!!

Good idea with the accessory packs. I'm not finding one that includes a GoPro to SAC converter, not that i couldn't buy one separately.

I would need something like this, correct?

u/r6201 · 1 pointr/GooglePixel


Something like this for phone:

just get that on aliexpress almost for free ... I have some holders and mounts from there and it works pretty much as original ...

u/tonyn79 · 1 pointr/Gear360

I have a bunch of GoPro mounts so I picked up one of these.

u/fallguz · 1 pointr/oculus

you can also just use normal sticky gopro mounts, plus this which is the same standard thread as the oculus sensors. works great for me

u/djrbx · 1 pointr/gopro

It's a bit top heavy but you get used to it. The mounting on a pole works perfectly as long as whatever pole you use is a heavier duty pole and not just some "selfie stick" that looks like a car antenna. If using a cheaper pole, the weight of the GoPro and the WG will make the pole bend OR just don't extend the pole and use the WG just like the G4 then you won't have any issues with the pole bending.

As far as mounting on a helmet, snowboard, or dog harness; the WG has an adapter that allows you to mount it to any GoPro standard mount. Just make sure to tighten up the thumb screw and you'll be good to go. I recommend using an alluminum thumb screw so you can tighten it up with a wrench without it breaking. Another option is to purchase a GoPro mount to tripod converter and use it that way.

u/smarchbme · 1 pointr/ElectricSkateboarding

If you want to use your phone, you can order this screw in and use something like this for your phone

u/Omahaniley · 1 pointr/Vive

I do a VR night at a local pub and have used the mounts I'll link below also. They do a great job. Also if you don't want to use your stock lighthouse electric adapters (I can't use mine because I have them ran under wire covers) these work great also. Just will need an extension cord.

Smatree Ajustable Jaws Flex Clamp Mount 13.4" Gooseneck Extension for GoPro Hero 5/4/3+/3/2/1/Session / for Ricoh Theta S, M15 Cameras/ for Compact Cameras(1/4" thread)

ALED LIGHT® 12 Volt 3 Amp LED Strip Light Power Adapter, AC to DC, 2.1mm X 5.5mm Plug, Regulated 12v 3a Power Supply Wall Plug for LED Strip Light

u/StarManta · 1 pointr/Vive

I have these plus two of these which are cheaper if you need two stands. That said, anytime these are bumped, your whole world will shake around (and I suspect bumpings will be commonplace if your dorm is a typical on), so if possible, you should probably use shower-rod-style stands like what /u/Decapper linked, or one of these to set on top of a bookshelf or something, or clamps something along the lines of this.

u/p3rfect3nemy · 1 pointr/oculus

Only concern I would have is if you extend the pole you will reduce camera stability. Not sure if your area is susceptible to floor vibration but that may cause the cameras to sway if they are extended too much. Otherwise something like this on Amazon may work

u/AerosolHubris · 1 pointr/videography

This is late but I stumbled into this thread from a search for something else. I've just finished my semester doing the same thing for a Calculus 2 class in a college setting. I usually use a chalkboard, but I opted for a webcam attached to a clip-on stand. This ran through my laptop (a Mac, which is relevant) and then into the overhead projector. Instead of writing on a board I instead wrote on paper. This actually encouraged me to pre-print worksheets to work through and also make available for students, which has been very helpful and I've received lots of positive comments from students about the setup. Lectures are recorded with Quicktime Player using my laptop's built-in mic. After a new concept or a natural break in the discussion I stop recording, save the video, and start another one, giving me videos of 5-15 minutes each. This semester I ended up with 150 videos, all hosted on YouTube unlisted with a playlist URL that I shared with students once at the beginning of the semester (voting and comments disabled).

When I wanted to use a virtual manipulative (I like GeoGebra for demos, and I code on the fly in front of the class with Sage) I use [record screen] rather than [record movie] in Quicktime. If I run DwayneCam (free app for OSX) I can show the webcam stream in a window on the desktop while I also show my web browser, and the whole screen gets recorded.

It really is a great setup and cost me under $100 total. Plus all you ever see of me is my hand.



u/SnowMantra · 1 pointr/Vive

If you are looking for a way to avoid damaging your wall, check out these clamps. They work really well for me.

u/Sentient68k · 1 pointr/oculus

I have a similar problem. Dual monitors but they're vertically stacked.

What I've done with my DK2 camera is clamp it with this mount to a curtain rod and it's been working wonderfully. It's even delivered an alright standing experience. Especially for DK2. I can't wait to get my CV1 camera up there. It's at the kind of height that'd be recommended for lighthouse base stations.

u/benjaminchodroff · 1 pointr/PlantedTank

Raspberry Pi 2 B+ (Older versions are barely powerful enough for streaming 1080p):


Extra cable for the camera:

This camera holder:

This flexible camera mount:

Follow the steps here:

The most important step is to download ffmpeg crosscompiled for arm from here:

Then you can use my script:
./ "Your custom message can go here"



while true; do pkill -9 raspivid; pkill -9 ffmpeg; raspivid -o - -t 0 -ISO 100 -ev 0 -w 1920 -h 1080 -fps 25 -b 5500000 -g 50 -awb off -awbg 1.7,1.8 -st -ae 64,0xff,0x808000 -a "$1" -a 1025 | /home/pi/arm/bin/ffmpeg -re -ar 44100 -ac 2 -acodec pcm_s16le -f s16le -ac 2 -i /dev/zero -f h264 -i - -vcodec copy -acodec aac -ab 160k -g 50 -strict experimental -f flv $SERVER/$KEY; done

u/nazihatinchimp · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace
u/brettpro · 1 pointr/Vive

I just got these and highly recommend them:

I was worried about the gooseneck not being strong enough for the light houses, but it's very sturdy -- almost difficult to move. The clamps are strong and large and the 360º pivot is just icing.

u/fourthepeople · 1 pointr/Vive

I use these but portable only in the sense that I go to my parents/friends/my home with it all. Not demoing everywhere.

u/UnitedPuppySlayer · 1 pointr/IceFishing
u/Sharpie129 · 1 pointr/Vive

I got these They're very sturdy.

u/MerrrLocke · 1 pointr/Vive

I got a couple of some extendable bars that I clamped my base stations to. I really like this solution, because it hardly takes up any horizontal space and they can't be accidentally moved around as easily as a tripod. The only issue I could see with these is a vaulted ceiling.

(I heard of these from another thread in /r/vive and I think it's a great solution.)

u/For-The_Greater_Good · 1 pointr/Vive
u/yamlCase · 0 pointsr/oculus

Third Hand:

Camera Grips:

It makes the installation semi-permanet, yet portable. This is what I use for the Vive and taking my rig to other rooms. It'll work great for the Rift sensors too.

u/iceinmybinding · 0 pointsr/gopro

Does anyone have any experience with the off-brand chest mounts compared to the GoPro Chesty? Is the official one worth the extra $25 over the Amazon one?

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