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was gingernut
22nd Dec 2014, 00:12
Just trying to fix a camera to the dog. There are commercially available kits available, but I am a "have a go and try and fix it yourself" sort of chap.

Dog Cam Mark I in action.....






















http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v617/gingernut123/DSC_0220_zpsa4e8ee3b.jpg


Unfortunately the results so far have been a little......shaky to say the least.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DE4HHIecmmk


The kids have said I can't use anything like a staple gun or "no-nails" so any tips gratefully recieved. :-) Cheers, ginge.

Donkey497
22nd Dec 2014, 12:04
Duct Tape across the ears?


Tupping harness borrowed from local sheep farmer?


Velcro?

P6 Driver
22nd Dec 2014, 12:19
Dogs appear to be basically unstable unless asleep. What you probably need is a bigger set-up with gyro stabilisation. The answer seems to be that firstly, you need a bigger dog in order to carry the kit. This suggestion might not help...


On recent TV programmes I've seen, GoPro cameras were mounted on the collars of cats and dogs in the manner you've already shown.

TWT
22nd Dec 2014, 12:20
GoPro dog harness

http://demandware.edgesuite.net/sits_pod15/dw/image/v2/AASJ_PRD/on/demandware.static/Sites-GoProAPAC-Site/Sites-gopro-products/default/v1419010432475/lifestyle/ADOGM-001_life1.jpg?sw=670&sh=670&sm=fit

UniFoxOs
22nd Dec 2014, 12:20
Use dog carrier, attach camera in place of handle.
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8642/15891585968_661f79cc24_m.jpg

wings folded
22nd Dec 2014, 13:36
Unless you want 14 hours worth of footage of other dogs' bums, I can't quite see what you are trying to achieve.

Stanwell
22nd Dec 2014, 13:50
wf,
Curse you!
I'm going to have to sponge off my keyboard now.

Fox3WheresMyBanana
22nd Dec 2014, 13:56
His fetish for Postmen's trouser legs is out!

Keef
22nd Dec 2014, 14:02
Fixed one to our tortoise. No stability problems, but a still camera would have done as well.

wings folded
22nd Dec 2014, 14:14
In winter, you could install a small artist, easel, palette of oils and a canvass on your tortoise.

I could suggest Toulouse Lautrec as a suitably small artist

Ancient Observer
22nd Dec 2014, 14:21
I suspect you might be hounded by some of the people on here if you used nails. But you'd have a tail to tell.

wings folded
22nd Dec 2014, 14:25
I've given it some thought. You are going about it the wrong way.

You should fix the dog to the camera.

G-CPTN
22nd Dec 2014, 15:16
DE4HHIecmmk

vulcanised
22nd Dec 2014, 15:20
Does the dog own the Copyright?

wings folded
22nd Dec 2014, 15:26
No, that would make him a copycat and we all know about the sentiments held by dogs for felines...

ricardian
22nd Dec 2014, 15:45
Here's what you need (http://wiki.lspace.org/mediawiki/Imps)

P6 Driver
22nd Dec 2014, 21:17
"Unless you want 14 hours worth of footage of other dogs' bums, I can't quite see what you are trying to achieve. "


Everyone has hobbies...

mickjoebill
23rd Dec 2014, 00:21
Strap it to the crown of his head, tilt it down so you see his nose in the bottom of frame.
The key is that it should be rigidly attached and not wobble independently of the body.
Same theory for fixing a camera to anything that moves.

First dog POV was in mid eighties shot by yours truly, in those days I used a remote head camera so I had to run around as I was tethered to the dog.

Dogs are naturally quite good "shooters" as they move their body and rotate their head and face directly the point of interest. Possible something to do with orientating their ears and nose to maximise information gathering.

Most interesting is a dogs POV of its owner!

Mickjoebill

FLCH
23rd Dec 2014, 00:34
In winter, you could install a small artist, easel, palette of oils and a canvass on your tortoise.

I could suggest Toulouse Lautrec as a suitably small artist


Oh my God come on.......Toulouse would not be affixed properly the image would be all distorted !!!!!

Buster Hyman
23rd Dec 2014, 04:17
Well, this has just ruined my favourite Google search, "Hot Bitches"....