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Fastest clamping grip solution in the studio or in the field - every kit needs a Clamping Top!

Fastest clamping grip solution in the studio or in the field - every kit needs a Clamping Top!

Posted by Sales Manager Dave Ball on 23rd Aug 2016

One of our most under-utilized but extremely useful products is the Clamping Top.Available in both 1” and 2” clamp sizes, the Clamping Top quickly converts one of our mounts or large lens shades into a handy double-ended clamping grip device.Simply pop off the top of your ActionPod, ActionPod PRO or FlexiMount and replace it with the Clamping Top to create the fastest, toughest grip solution in the business.One of our PRO or CINE lens shades can be quickly converted in the same way.Additional Links can be added to lengthen the arm, making this grip solution flexible enough to clamp just about anywhere - including on a microphone stand, jib, boom pole, tripod leg, or C-stand.Our clamps were designed by an Emmy award-winning cameraman to withstand the rigors of filming in the Antarctic, Africa, and at high elevation. A Clamping Top will securely hold your valuable equipment, and the rubber lined jaws and clamp tips ensure that you’ll leave no trace … read more
Fastest and easiest adaptable mount for smartphones: ActionPod and MeFOTO SideKick360

Fastest and easiest adaptable mount for smartphones: ActionPod and MeFOTO SideKick360

Posted by Sales Manager Dave Ball on 23rd Aug 2016

The Dinkum Systems team has long been fans of the stylish SideKick360 and SideKick360 Plus smartphone adaptors from MeFOTO.Built tough like our flexible clamping mounts - and available in colors other than Dinkum black! - the smartphone holders have ¼”-20 and ⅜”-16 sized holes in the base plate that can be quickly and easily mounted onto our ActionPod, ActionPod PRO, or FlexiMount clamping mounts.Our COO uses her SideKick 360 with an ActionPod to keep her constantly-ringing smartphone close in her home office, where it can be easily adjusted for video calls or to view images.Our ever-travelling sales manager prefers to combine the longer flexible arm and larger clamp of the ActionPod PRO with some Additional Links to turn his phone into a quick release GPS unit in the car that sits at the perfect height without obscuring vision.Dave also uses the SideKick 360 and FlexiMount combo as part of his trade show booth display, and when using his phone to monitor … read more
Best mount for Nest Cam: the quickest, easiest and toughest weatherproof, flexible, clamping mount for Nest Cam security cameras

Best mount for Nest Cam: the quickest, easiest and toughest weatherproof, flexible, clamping mount for Nest Cam security cameras

Posted by Sales Manager Dave Ball on 26th Jul 2016

Dinkum Systems weatherproof, flexible clamping mounts aren’t just useful for compact, DSLR and action cameras, they’re perfect for quickly and securely locating any device weighing up to three pounds (1.4 kg), inside or out.The ActionPod and ActionPod PRO mounts are ideal companions for devices like the new Nest Cam security camera, which quickly attaches to the industry-standard ¼” screw thread of the clamping mount. For hard-to-reach places, such as under the eaves of a house or garage, the flexible arm of the mount can be customized by adding or removing links until the required length is reached.The ActionPod top can even be popped directly onto the 1” or 2” clamp base for additional low-profile stability and discreet placement.The Nest Cam offers 24/7 live streaming, night vision, and motion and sound alerts, making it ideal for use as a security camera, baby monitor, or pet cam. Our ActionPod and ActionPod PRO flexible clamping mounts are the … read more
More than a camera tripod mount - the fastest, toughest and best mount for Osmo, SoloShot, Mevo, Nest and more!

More than a camera tripod mount - the fastest, toughest and best mount for Osmo, SoloShot, Mevo, Nest and more!

Posted by Dinkum Systems founder John Mans on 12th Jul 2016

The ¼”-20 camera tripod screw thread is the modern standard the world over, with basically all camera equipment using this thread for their base mount.For lightweight accessories, you can assume they will provide this thread size to mount your gear. Heavier equipment often uses a 3/8”-16 thread size.     We at Dinkum Systems make arm tops that insert into the ¼" thread socket, and an adaptor for 3/8" size threads. With our interchangeable components and ProPack kits, you can customize the arm length, the clamp size, and which connector is on each end – that’s the genius of the Dinkum SYSTEM!Dinkum Systems mounts are increasingly useful as gear is becoming more compact and lighter. The onboard camera lights that once needed 12 volts from a large camera battery are now LED and consume much less juice. Action cameras are everywhere, surveillance cameras are often wireless and use tripod mounts, and every day we find new products that co … read more
Mounting an LED light and time lapse camera in a Tiny space...

Mounting an LED light and time lapse camera in a Tiny space...

Posted by Dinkum Systems founder John Mans on 29th Jun 2016

Dinkum Systems Founder and Emmy award-winning cinematographer John Mans shares an experience from shooting Season 2 of "Tiny House Big Living" on HGTV:When you work in TINY spaces you’ve gotta have tools that work efficiently in those spaces. Dinkum Systems’ flexible, clamping ActionPod mount does double duty here - one holding an 8" LED panel light and another a GoPro camera in the shower of a Tiny House. We shoot this show on Canon C300's and when you put a large camera, two camera operators, audio, producer, and two homeowners into a 200 ft2 Tiny House, you need to save space where you can! Note that I'm able to squeeze in close to the talent without light stands and tripods in the way. There’s no better way to throw some light on the subject and get a second angle. Dinkum Systems solves the small-space problems! … read more