An inexpensive (CHEAP) and efficient (WORKING) way of mounting a video camera to the dash of my car for recording purposes.
FOR RECORDING ME!
I tried gorilla tripods, mini tripods.
My buddy suggested a bean bag (which we couldn't find anywhere)
This works. It's stable, cheap, and stays where you put it (No matter how bad the driving is!)
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Take your Camera...
This here is my buddy Craig's Sony DCR
Take a Sponge...
I got this one from Canadian Tire (Hi Mum) for a buck and a half!
Trace around your Camera taking note of all nooks and crannies.
Take a sharp, Sharp exacto knife (Careful) and cut out the section where the camera is to fit.
(Cut slightly smaller than actual size so camera fits snug.)
I also cut a round slot for a tube that you will see in an upcoming step/photo
Take a chunk of non slip grippy mat stuff (Also available from Canadian Tire / Hardware store) and cut it however you want to fit on the underside of the sponge.
(I cut mine to the shape of the sponge, but smaller)
You can glue it if you want but I didn't because it is already very non slippy... and grippy
This is the tube I was talking about earlier.
I filled it with pennies for a little extra weight... for stability.
I don't really know if I needed to do it, but I did need somewhere to put pennies.
Insert the tube of Pennies (The Weight) into the penny tube slot.
Insert Camera in to the camera slot.
If you cut this right it should fit nice and snug.
Viewing screen is turned forward so we can see if I or we are in frame.
Cables for camera come from the back of the camera.
I plugged it into the car outlet for unlimited power