Custom ContourHD Camera Mounts
I am sharing my mount designs because I feel that most of the available mounts from Contour have some serious flaws that negatively affect the picture quality of the videos that people record using the standard mounts.
You first need to purchase a contour Tripod adapter and install it on your camera. Once you have the tripod adapter, the world is your oyster.
With this mount you can also use a small section of 1/4" screw threads and mate up with a GoPro tripod adapter. From there you are able to use all the GoPro mounts. VERY COOL :thumbsup:
VENTED HELMET MOUNT:
This mount is light weight, easy to install and remove, inexpensive to make and completely eliminates any vibration or rattling caused be a loose helmet mount.
It is a piece of aluminum bent at 90 degrees with slots cut in it for the velcro strap. A hole is drilled to attach the camera with a 1/4" screw. A little padding is put on the aluminum where there is contact with the helmet.
The camera lens is then rotated 90 degrees to be parallel with the horizon.
FULL FACE HELMET MOUNT:
This is a small piece of aluminum that is bent to an angle that when mounted to the helmet via the visor screw is parallel with the horizon. The angle and location of the mount is marked on the helmet with a small line so that if it is removed, it will be easy to re-align the mount and the camera is then aimed perfectly.
This mount is FAR superior to the goggle mount or the low profile mount because there is absolutely no vibration or unwanted movement of the camera while riding. The only movement is from the movement of the riders helmet (90% of the helmet movement is from a loose fitting helmet).
There really aren't any options for a Contour chest mount that are commercially available and that aren't large and cumbersome. This mount is low profile, solid and inexpensive.
It comprises of a chest plate, a strap, an L bend of aluminum or steel and a screw.
The chest plate can be different sizes and shapes, BUT THE KEY is to limit the up and down movement. I have found the + shape more comfortable than a square or rectangle but you should experiment to see what works for you. My plate is made of nylon and made to look pretty with some faux carbon.
The L bracket is bolted to the plate and the camera secured with a 1/4" screw.
The mount is held firmly in place with a nylon strap around the chest. Multiple straps are not necessary if you pull it tight enough.
FIXING A LOOSE LENS:
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