Mount A GoPro Anywhere With This $20 Clamp Mount

Sep 26, 2015

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Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

Mount A GoPro Anywhere With This $20 Clamp Mount

Sep 26, 2015

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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Here is a clever way to attach a GoPro to just about anything. The best thing, it will cost you almost nothing.

Videographer Dustin McLean found out that you don’t need a fancy branded $50 clamp mount for a GoPro, you can actually build a good one yourself for about $20.

If you have your GoPro connected to a tripod mount (which you really should have) then it’s one of the easiest DIYs you saw here on the blog. It involved a Spring Clamp, A Small ballhead, a machine screw and two nuts.

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The clever bit is replacing the flexible arm with a small ball head (we tried both the $5 option and the Giottos option, we agree with Dustin, the Giottos are worth the $10 more). But depending on your needs, you may not need any of the ballheads and just go directly into the Tripod adapter – you would still have swivel, and it will take away the most expensive part of the build.

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[GoPro Clamp Mount for less than $10 | Dustin McLean via lifehacker]

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4 responses to “Mount A GoPro Anywhere With This $20 Clamp Mount”

    1. Carmine Avatar
      Carmine

      yes, I’ve bought such items from such sources only to be very disappointed with the product; not to mention that it took 6 weeks for the free shipping from China

  1. Jim Johnson Avatar
    Jim Johnson

    You forgot the word “Static…Mount a GoPro anywhere static.” This won’t hold up under vibration. I would say that is obvious, but… you know…. someone will think they can get by on the cheap.

  2. Rick Avatar
    Rick

    It’s a lot more stable if you run the bolt up through on the clamp end.