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Tourist
Posts: 3

GoPro mount vs GoPro clip?

So, if I were to have an option between using the GoPro clip (the flat mount) vs the finger mount, is there any advantage/disadvantage to either? I'm trying to decide if I should use a pole, or a flat surface....

GoPro
Posts: 3,505

Re: GoPro mount vs GoPro clip?

 

Hi @toughvista4707,

 

Can you provide a specific mount so that we can compare? 

Also when you say clip(Flat mount) do you mean the jaws flex clamp? 

 

Regards,

-Jay 

Adventurer
Posts: 9,615

Re: GoPro mount vs GoPro clip?

Pictures or links to the mounts you are referencing would be helpful.
Also, what activity are you going to be doing?
Tourist
Posts: 3

Re: GoPro mount vs GoPro clip?

Here's an example of a third party clip that does something like this. But would this make the camera less stable? Is one mount better than another?

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Adventurer
Posts: 9,615

Re: GoPro mount vs GoPro clip?

I'm not sure how a mount like this is supposed to be used. The bottom two fingers are the same design as what is on the bottom of a GoPro camera frame or housing. To use this, you still need a standard GoPro buckle below and one to fit into the top part. The more parts, the greater the risk of failure.

The types of mounts you use do matter as the quality of plastic varies greatly. I don't know about this particular mount, but most third party GoPro imitations are pretty cheap and break easily. GoPro mounts are a little more, but the quality is the highest. Most people who use GoPro equipment regularly will tell you, you don't risk a $400 camera just to save a couple dollars.

Anyway, if you have a specific purpose that requires the type of mount you posted in the picture, and the camera & mount won't be put under much stress, then I guess it's ok. In general though, the mounts GoPro provides with the camera are best. If you need extra adhesive on the bottom, the surf mounts are great.

Always be sure to stick your mounts to a clean, smooth, and flat surface. For best results, apply pressure for at least one full minute (longer is better), and avoid using the mount it exposing it to heat, cold or water for 24-48hrs after application. If the camera isn't going to be put under stress/pressure, you can use it in about an hour after application (but it won't be as strong as it will if you wait).
Adventurer
Posts: 9,615

Re: GoPro mount vs GoPro clip?

I think the mount you posted is for adapting a regular camera to fit a GoPro mount.
Tourist
Posts: 3

Re: GoPro mount vs GoPro clip?

Basically, I want to switch between putting the GoPro on a pole and on my head quicker. To un-screw and re-screw takes more time than I'd like.

Adventurer
Posts: 9,615

Re: GoPro mount vs GoPro clip?

I see. So, the mount you posted goes into the head mount, while the pole mount has a slot for a standard GoPro buckle. Make sure you have your head mount screws tight.