TrailBlazer - How to Mount Your GoPro Fusion to a Car
by Panoskin Team, on Mar 19, 2019 9:00:00 AM
With the Beta launch of TrailBlazer, we want to share an example of how we mounted a GoPro Fusion to a car to capture Street View. Please note that Panoskin is not a hardware manufacturer nor are we sponsored by companies that make the equipment.
To get a good Street View shot, you should elevate the GoPro above your vehicle. The reason is if it is sitting just on top of the hood the car will take up a lot of the image.
Here is an example of a non-elevated shot
Here is an example of an elevated shot
We recommend a height of around 3ft above your roof.
To build the mount we used the following items
1) Tripod - Your typical DSLR tripod.
2) Rubber Coated Magnets with GoPro Attachment
3) Gopro Handlebar Mount
4) Gopro adapter for Tripod
5) Depending on your tripod screw size you may need an adapter for it to fit.
The magnets are connected to the hand bar connectors which are locked onto the tripod legs.
Notice that the connections are not perfect as manufacturers do not make a two prong to two prong connection piece as there is little use for it.
The rest is pretty straight forward. You put the GoPro mount adapter on the top of the tripod, and attach your go pro. You then adjust the tripod to your desired height. then put the tripod on the hood of your car. Once on the car you can adjust the tripod legs so that the camera is level. We also recommend you put the one leg of the tripod in the front as we believe the braking power to be stronger then acceleration.
If you choose to use this setup, please do so at your own risk as we do not manufacture any of these parts and are not mechanical engineers. Weather conditions and roads can also be a factor to consider as it can put more stress on the ¼ inch connections.