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VR Camera Mounting and Camera Mod

MaxxgoldMaxxgold Posts: 351
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If anyone is wondering, you can remove the base from the VR camera to easily mount the camera on the back of your monitor and free up some desk space. Pick up some zip ties and a bag of 1" by 1" mounting brackets. You stick them where ever you want to mount the camera pole, then just run the zip ties through and secure the pole. It works great. I would recommend using a vice or vice-grips to remove the base. Just grab the pole near the base and then twist off the base.

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  • nalex66nalex66 Posts: 4,485 Volunteer Moderator
    edited May 2016
    Cool, I was just wondering about removing the base from the pole. I tried to unscrew it, but it seemed to be permanently fixed. Now I know.
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  • cyberealitycybereality Posts: 26,156 Oculus Staff
    You can also use standard tripod/camera mounts, which is what I do. This one from Smatree works well, and you can clamp it to a desk, shelf, or (in my case) a monitor arm.
    http://www.amazon.com/Smatree®-Ajustable-Gooseneck-Extension-Cameras/dp/B00MWNYGUS/
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  • MaxxgoldMaxxgold Posts: 351
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    nalex66 said:
    Cool, I was just wondering about removing the base from the pole. I tried to unscrew it, but it seemed to be permanently fixed. Now I know.
    Yeah, it is very hard to turn at first. If you don't have a vice then get a second person to help.
    You can also use standard tripod/camera mounts, which is what I do. This one from Smatree works well, and you can clamp it to a desk, shelf, or (in my case) a monitor arm.
    http://www.amazon.com/Smatree®-Ajustable-Gooseneck-Extension-Cameras/dp/B00MWNYGUS/
    That's awesome. I'm also looking forward to touch controllers and wondering if a different setup may be needed to get the proper coverage.
  • ZandilZandil Posts: 975
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    Maxxgold said:
    That's awesome. I'm also looking forward to touch controllers and wondering if a different setup may be needed to get the proper coverage.
    Think i will look into mounting mine like that too now.  good point about touch.

    @Cyberality are you able to tell us with touch how far apart the two tracking cameras are recommended to be apart ?

    Would one mounted to each side of a monitor be enough space ?
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