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Elpnor

Vmag helmet mount

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I'm thinking about buying the vmag for a cookie 3.  Anyone using it, and any problems or good things to say about it? I have the grelfab and it makes for shakey video in a sit.  I never liked the idea of using rubber bands as a mount.  

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4 hours ago, Elpnor said:

I have the grelfab and it makes for shakey video in a sit.

A friend of mine has grelfab and it doesn't shake (even in sit). Are you running stabilization on the camera? If not, I guess the shake is expected, I have a mount on the top (drilled the helmet) and without stabilization it's all shaky (as the helmet itself can shake).

Sorry for the digression.

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I bought one but have yet to jump it and I did get my hand on it yet. Still sitting at a friends house where I shipped it.

Here's my previous post on it with no answers since the product is new. I put as much info in that post for future reference.

 

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8 hours ago, tabouare said:

I bought one but have yet to jump it and I did get my hand on it yet. Still sitting at a friends house where I shipped it.

Here's my previous post on it with no answers since the product is new. I put as much info in that post for future reference.

 

Thanks Tabouare.  I saw your thread, and started a new one in general hoping more people would see it and give some feedback.  There doesn't seem to be many that have tried it. 

As far as stabilization goes, that's a thought.  I'm using a hero 4 still, and I've never looked into camera stabilization.  I'll have to see if that one has it, or whether it's time to jump up to the hero 8.  I still like the idea of being able to take the camera off the mount easily.  

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Twice this last season I likely would have had a Vmag mount knocked loose during combat RW shenanigans. My chinmount.com mount only became dislodged a bit. I am using the longer than intended rubber bands and still have no shakiness whether belly or vertical, but my session model camera doesn't generate as much drag as the larger models.

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If you want to have nice stabilized videos for showing off, you're probably better off with a post production software like Reelsteady. For your hero 4 it could make sense but if you upgrade to a hero 7 or 8, you'll need to deactivate hypersmooth to get the most out of the software.

According to reviews on the interweb, the hero 8 has an issue with the 2 flip tabs that are used for mounting. The tabs allow for movement and I don't know what this means with high wind if you don't use a case.
 
https://www.cinema5d.com/reelsteady-go-stabilizing-app-for-gopro-footage-better-than-hypersmooth/

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