Jun 16, 2002, 2:53 PM
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I am trying to set up another video helmet with stills. I have a Hawkeye LT with a top mounted TRV 11 in a Bonehead D-box. I am trying to come up with a way to put a still camera underneath the box. There is not a whole lot of room but a canon ELPH would fit very nicely. What I need to know is if anyone out there has done anything like this before and if so, I would love to know what kind of bracket you used to make this possible. I appreciate any help on this!
I think Bonehead makes a bracket that mounts to the top of the helmet with a shelf that protrudes out over your forehead and you mount the SLR upside-down right over your face. Since you've got an LT, have you thought about vertically mounting it on the side? For that you could just put a quick release or just bolt it to the flat side spot. I think vertical stills usually look better than horizontal ones because they can display more altitude. And they're already the shape of a magazine cover!
I've got the Stroboframe QR on the top of my LT for my Nikon N70. Yeah, it would stick out farther than my,...standby..., OK I just measured it. The N70 on the Stroboframe QR sticks up 4 3/4 inches from the surface of the helmet. The PC 110 in a new-style Bonehead D-box sticks up 3 3/8 inches from the surface of the helmet. If you had a lower profile SLR like a some of the Pentax units you'd probably be about even.
"Look at the size of his head! It's like an orange on a toothpick!"
hey Dino.... I work with a guy who has a Hawkeye LT with a TRV-11 on top... he is trying to mount a still camera also.... you two ought to get together and trade ideas! In fact I think he is building REALLY COOL MINDWARP with some old 'protec' mounting plates.....