ua777222
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FlipHD Flash Mounted

Thu Apr 15, 2010 12:20 am

I did a quick search and couldn't find any pictures, but on CNN they showed some politician making a statement outside the White House and a press photographer with was taking pictures of the guy and had his FlipHD mounted via the camera's flash mount above the viewfinder.

Was this a self mod or does someone make a mount for this?
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GimliGlider
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RE: FlipHD Flash Mounted

Thu Apr 15, 2010 2:46 am

I mount my Flip on the top of my D80 with a piece of velcro, some tape, and an eraser. The eraser props it up a bit and the velcro lets me detach it to put both the cameras into their respective cases.

It's a bit floppy sometimes, but it does the job, and lets me get video like this:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/16109548@N00/4088100628/

While I get photos like this:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/16109548@N00/4087141795/

If I knew of a solid yet still adaptable mount I'd buy it (or try and make it) in a heartbeat.
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Dazed767
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RE: FlipHD Flash Mounted

Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:54 am

I just ordered one of those day, can you show pics of how you mounted it etc? Cool idea. Thanks.
 
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RE: FlipHD Flash Mounted

Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:37 am



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NZ107
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RE: FlipHD Flash Mounted

Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:43 pm

Quoting INNflight (Reply 3):
Copyright Tis Meyer

I believe he now uses a single screw and the camcorder sits mounted to the camera by their bases, meaning one is upside down but it allows for an external flash.
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RE: FlipHD Flash Mounted

Fri Apr 16, 2010 1:20 am

Anyone know where I can get either the shoe mount with threaded screw on top or a screw that mounts a small video camera upside down to a DSLR via the tripod socket? Thanks.
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NZ107
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RE: FlipHD Flash Mounted

Fri Apr 16, 2010 1:26 am

Quoting WakeTurbulence (Reply 5):
a screw that mounts a small video camera upside down to a DSLR via the tripod socket

A hardware store. From memory it's simply a 1/4 inch screw and you file/hacksaw down the length so they fit. Some places could just sell the threaded part but it's not as common as a screw.
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RE: FlipHD Flash Mounted

Sat Apr 17, 2010 7:10 pm

Gripped 7D + Sigma 10-20mm + 17-40L + 50mm f/1.8 II + 70-200mm f/4L IS + EF 400mm f/5.6L + 580EX II
 
Dazed767
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RE: FlipHD Flash Mounted

Sun Apr 18, 2010 1:06 am

Too cool, thanks for the advice!

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