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#1 Blomblom919

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 06:59 PM

Hey guys, I would like to record some videos of me playing a little bit of paintball at my local feild. I do not have the money for an expensive GoPro or anything of that nature. Got any ideas on how to mount a inexpensive digital camera on a marker? (Wrapping it in ductape is not a valid answer)

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 07:02 PM

I have a go Pro hd hero 2. I just purchased a handlebar mount that is sold for the go pro around 10$. Then I just put the handlebar mount on the barrel. It works amazingly
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 07:17 PM

There isnt going to be an answer except buy a dedicated action camera like a Replay, Contour, GoPro, etc.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 07:29 PM

Most cameras you buy will come with some form of attachment, just adapt it to fit. For a barrel cam you want a camera with the narrowest viewing angle possible, its no good having something like a 180 degree lens because all you will get is footage of the barrel and not be able to see the things you are shooting.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 09:24 PM

It would be helpful to know your budget. You cab get a sony action cam for 200ish
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 09:28 PM

There isnt going to be an answer except buy a dedicated action camera like a Replay, Contour, GoPro, etc.


Why not just make your own, its what I did. Most of those camera's require you to buy a specific mount that is nearly 50 bucks a piece. for the Replay, the best mount available for paintball markers is from greg hastings and he charges a whopping 70 dollars for one. Insane prices.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 09:31 PM

There isnt going to be an answer except buy a dedicated action camera like a Replay, Contour, GoPro, etc.


Couldn't have said it better.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 11:18 PM


There isnt going to be an answer except buy a dedicated action camera like a Replay, Contour, GoPro, etc.


Why not just make your own, its what I did. Most of those camera's require you to buy a specific mount that is nearly 50 bucks a piece. for the Replay, the best mount available for paintball markers is from greg hastings and he charges a whopping 70 dollars for one. Insane prices.

Its $240 for the R7 Replay 720, which comes with a ton of different mounts IIRC.

And what happens when your cam takes a shot and doesnt work? Dont expect the warranty to cover paintball damage. Even Contour, a dedicated action cam company doesnt warranty against paintball impacts.

Edited by BurningPlaydoh, 03 April 2013 - 11:20 PM.


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Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:44 AM

I was more focused on the how to mount a camera part. I got some fairly good answers though. Thanks to all. It seems I'm just going to have to Wing it and create something

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 02:34 AM

another option is the RAP4 Land warrior cam... it's what my team uses and we haven't had a problem thus far, i will concede that picture quality isn't the best but it's held up very well

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 08:15 AM

I just picked up the replayxd 720 on amazon for 150.00. You cant beat that price. The camera works great and very small. It is smaller then the gopro. The package comes with several differwnt mounts you can use on your mask.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 08:23 AM

I just picked up the replayxd 720 on amazon for 150.00. You cant beat that price. The camera works great and very small. It is smaller then the gopro. The package comes with several differwnt mounts you can use on your mask.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 09:18 AM

I just picked up the replayxd 720 on amazon for 150.00. You cant beat that price. The camera works great and very small. It is smaller then the gopro. The package comes with several differwnt mounts you can use on your mask.

:tup: Best action cam for paintball IMO.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 09:42 AM



There isnt going to be an answer except buy a dedicated action camera like a Replay, Contour, GoPro, etc.


Why not just make your own, its what I did. Most of those camera's require you to buy a specific mount that is nearly 50 bucks a piece. for the Replay, the best mount available for paintball markers is from greg hastings and he charges a whopping 70 dollars for one. Insane prices.

Its $240 for the R7 Replay 720, which comes with a ton of different mounts IIRC.

And what happens when your cam takes a shot and doesnt work? Dont expect the warranty to cover paintball damage. Even Contour, a dedicated action cam company doesnt warranty against paintball impacts.



That was my first reaction to, but I emailed Replay and asked them about it, as there greg hastings edition clearly states it can survive a paintball hit. They said they will cover it.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 10:11 AM




There isnt going to be an answer except buy a dedicated action camera like a Replay, Contour, GoPro, etc.


Why not just make your own, its what I did. Most of those camera's require you to buy a specific mount that is nearly 50 bucks a piece. for the Replay, the best mount available for paintball markers is from greg hastings and he charges a whopping 70 dollars for one. Insane prices.

Its $240 for the R7 Replay 720, which comes with a ton of different mounts IIRC.

And what happens when your cam takes a shot and doesnt work? Dont expect the warranty to cover paintball damage. Even Contour, a dedicated action cam company doesnt warranty against paintball impacts.



That was my first reaction to, but I emailed Replay and asked them about it, as there greg hastings edition clearly states it can survive a paintball hit. They said they will cover it.


I have the replay xd 720 and i only paid 150.00 on amazon its a great price. I have used it several times amd it has been hit several times and it still works like a champ. Its made out of metal not plastice so it can take the hit.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 10:15 AM




There isnt going to be an answer except buy a dedicated action camera like a Replay, Contour, GoPro, etc.


Why not just make your own, its what I did. Most of those camera's require you to buy a specific mount that is nearly 50 bucks a piece. for the Replay, the best mount available for paintball markers is from greg hastings and he charges a whopping 70 dollars for one. Insane prices.

Its $240 for the R7 Replay 720, which comes with a ton of different mounts IIRC.

And what happens when your cam takes a shot and doesnt work? Dont expect the warranty to cover paintball damage. Even Contour, a dedicated action cam company doesnt warranty against paintball impacts.



That was my first reaction to, but I emailed Replay and asked them about it, as there greg hastings edition clearly states it can survive a paintball hit. They said they will cover it.

I think I misunderstood your first post. I think the Replay is great for paintball too. Did you mean you just made your own mount for an action cam?

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:45 PM





There isnt going to be an answer except buy a dedicated action camera like a Replay, Contour, GoPro, etc.


Why not just make your own, its what I did. Most of those camera's require you to buy a specific mount that is nearly 50 bucks a piece. for the Replay, the best mount available for paintball markers is from greg hastings and he charges a whopping 70 dollars for one. Insane prices.

Its $240 for the R7 Replay 720, which comes with a ton of different mounts IIRC.

And what happens when your cam takes a shot and doesnt work? Dont expect the warranty to cover paintball damage. Even Contour, a dedicated action cam company doesnt warranty against paintball impacts.



That was my first reaction to, but I emailed Replay and asked them about it, as there greg hastings edition clearly states it can survive a paintball hit. They said they will cover it.

I think I misunderstood your first post. I think the Replay is great for paintball too. Did you mean you just made your own mount for an action cam?

Go Pro and Sony Action Cam (what I got) both have protective covers which will survive a paintball hit. They should both be covered, but even if they aren't you can get a replacement cover for a lot less than the camera.

Edited by CrowsFeast1, 04 April 2013 - 12:46 PM.


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Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:49 PM






There isnt going to be an answer except buy a dedicated action camera like a Replay, Contour, GoPro, etc.


Why not just make your own, its what I did. Most of those camera's require you to buy a specific mount that is nearly 50 bucks a piece. for the Replay, the best mount available for paintball markers is from greg hastings and he charges a whopping 70 dollars for one. Insane prices.

Its $240 for the R7 Replay 720, which comes with a ton of different mounts IIRC.

And what happens when your cam takes a shot and doesnt work? Dont expect the warranty to cover paintball damage. Even Contour, a dedicated action cam company doesnt warranty against paintball impacts.



That was my first reaction to, but I emailed Replay and asked them about it, as there greg hastings edition clearly states it can survive a paintball hit. They said they will cover it.

I think I misunderstood your first post. I think the Replay is great for paintball too. Did you mean you just made your own mount for an action cam?

Go Pro and Sony Action Cam (what I got) both have protective covers which will survive a paintball hit. They should both be covered, but even if they aren't you can get a replacement cover for a lot less than the camera.

Yeah I was thinking that someone meant they made their own mount for a normal digital camera or something.

The Replay is still best IMO due to the mounts and low profile.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:54 PM





There isnt going to be an answer except buy a dedicated action camera like a Replay, Contour, GoPro, etc.


Why not just make your own, its what I did. Most of those camera's require you to buy a specific mount that is nearly 50 bucks a piece. for the Replay, the best mount available for paintball markers is from greg hastings and he charges a whopping 70 dollars for one. Insane prices.

Its $240 for the R7 Replay 720, which comes with a ton of different mounts IIRC.

And what happens when your cam takes a shot and doesnt work? Dont expect the warranty to cover paintball damage. Even Contour, a dedicated action cam company doesnt warranty against paintball impacts.



That was my first reaction to, but I emailed Replay and asked them about it, as there greg hastings edition clearly states it can survive a paintball hit. They said they will cover it.

I think I misunderstood your first post. I think the Replay is great for paintball too. Did you mean you just made your own mount for an action cam?


Yes, I made my own mount for the Replay XD1080. It beats paying 70 bucks for the R7 mount that greg hastings developed.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 01:03 PM






There isnt going to be an answer except buy a dedicated action camera like a Replay, Contour, GoPro, etc.


Why not just make your own, its what I did. Most of those camera's require you to buy a specific mount that is nearly 50 bucks a piece. for the Replay, the best mount available for paintball markers is from greg hastings and he charges a whopping 70 dollars for one. Insane prices.

Its $240 for the R7 Replay 720, which comes with a ton of different mounts IIRC.

And what happens when your cam takes a shot and doesnt work? Dont expect the warranty to cover paintball damage. Even Contour, a dedicated action cam company doesnt warranty against paintball impacts.



That was my first reaction to, but I emailed Replay and asked them about it, as there greg hastings edition clearly states it can survive a paintball hit. They said they will cover it.

I think I misunderstood your first post. I think the Replay is great for paintball too. Did you mean you just made your own mount for an action cam?


Yes, I made my own mount for the Replay XD1080. It beats paying 70 bucks for the R7 mount that greg hastings developed.

http://img.photobuck...zps355447e3.jpg


I wish i would have made my own i paid for the mouny but i have to admit it is worth it. It holds the camera tight and i love the low ptofile.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 01:08 PM

I have seen a guy take a paintball hopper (with a squared off-ish nose, not rounded like a standard shake and shoot), cut a hole in the end, put some plexiglass in there, then what you could do is put velcro on the inside of the hopper/on the bottom of your consumer-camcorder so its secure. Also make sure the plexiglass, or other clear material, is thick enough so it doesn't break. Then the guy had paintballs in the back end so put a divider in there. Now that I think of it, he might of made some sort of extension for the front of his hopper, similar to a pinokio, I cant remember for sure but that is an option.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 02:17 PM

I wish i would have made my own i paid for the mouny but i have to admit it is worth it. It holds the camera tight and i love the low ptofile.


Well, mine is maybe not extremely low profile but it works. It is designed for the exact size of the barrel and the cam, so it sits tight and has no room for movement.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 02:21 PM

Check out the Polaroid line of action cameras. They are cheap, and come with all the mounting hardware you need. I've got the xs 100. It's awesome, and has survived some pretty bad abuse.




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