There’s nothing more resourceful than an amateur filmmaker on a budget, but these days there are more and more affordable tools that can make any production look professional. And while the VectorMount GoPro hood mount can’t replace a Hollywood-style drivable film rig, it doesn’t limit low-budget directors to just a static shot on a moving vehicle.
The GoPro is actually mounted to a rotating head on the VectorMount, with a swing weight hanging off the back. So when a vehicle is driving in a straight line, the camera is always looking directly ahead. But when it turns into a corner, centrifugal forces point the camera into the direction of the turn, providing a more dynamic way to capture the action.
For $250 the VectorMount is also just an extremely safe way to attach your GoPro to a moving vehicle, with a set of three locking suction cups and a lightweight aluminium frame that’s less likely to be yanked off by inertial forces. [VectorMount via Notcot]