Mounting a camera on the railblazer visibility kit II

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Mounting a camera on the railblazer visibility kit II

#1 Post by PaulieB » Tue Jun 21, 2016 5:18 pm

Hi all,

do any of you mount your camera on this ?or those who don't but have the flag - do you think its sturdy enough to do so?

https://www.freaksports.com.au/shop/kay ... ility-kit/

im keen to have a top down view of my fishing...

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Re: Mounting a camera on the railblazer visibility kit II

#2 Post by nigel » Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:19 pm

What yak you thinking plastic in a bit of slop will wobble a lot I reckon stiffer yak glass or carbon reckon you :gu: will get better results

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Re: Mounting a camera on the railblazer visibility kit II

#3 Post by simons rat » Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:53 am

You could mount two camera booms together, this will give you other options. Also if you are not planning on using the visibility kit for "visibility" then if it does not work you still have a very useful piece of kit.

The platform will mount into the starport at the top of the post so it is possible. The post itself does look pretty solid.

The main issue is what Nigel said about movement. The longer the pole is the more movement will be transferred to the camera.

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Re: Mounting a camera on the railblazer visibility kit II

#4 Post by PaulieB » Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:52 am

Yeah that makes sense of course - -i suppose it would help to know the height most others have thiers
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Re: Mounting a camera on the railblazer visibility kit II

#5 Post by nigel » Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:17 am

The main issue is what Nigel said about movement. The longer the pole is the more movement will be transferred to the camera.

yes Im a big fan of Railblazer products but a while back got to use a camera boon (maybe 60cm) mounted to the rear star port of my Barracuda Ultralight (how time flies on my 5 glass since then :lol: yak SLOT) but the rhythmic sway from my paddle stroke exacerbated the pendulum effect to produce unwatchable footage maybe on a Pedal yak with lots of primary in calm conditions it would work OK but on a Ski no way.

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Re: Mounting a camera on the railblazer visibility kit II

#6 Post by PaulieB » Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:50 am

Thanks Nigel - yeah i was pondering that, and the fact that when you're fighting a big fish it might be worse. i was thinking myabe wide angle chest or head as an alternative..... but thinking heads move different to eyes...
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Re: Mounting a camera on the railblazer visibility kit II

#7 Post by nigel » Wed Jun 22, 2016 12:18 pm

PaulieB wrote:Thanks Nigel .... but thinking heads move different to eyes...
you got it Paul Ive got 2 Go Pro look a likes 1 hat mount hand operated which is fine for scenic shots the other mounted on bow operated by a remote attached to my PFD but its all just a bit of fun I'm no "Jack Cousteau" but good to get home & see what they turn out like.

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#8 Post by zarbs » Thu Jun 23, 2016 4:58 pm

I'm no "Jack Cousteau"

I would hope not, he's dead isn't he

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Re: Mounting a camera on the railblazer visibility kit II

#9 Post by nigel » Fri Jun 24, 2016 12:11 am

zarbs wrote:I'm no "Jack Cousteau"

I would hope not, he's dead isn't he
probably but we are all gonna join him OK I'm no jack Cousteae reincarnation :blah:
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