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Offline perfect_pitch

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iPhone Ceiling mount...
« on: December 20, 2017, 05:21:08 AM »
Greetings... As fellow piano players, how many of you have managed to find a decent cradle for your iPhone that you can hang or mount on the ceiling, to record the keys from above???

I'd like to try and aim for a view similar to this:

(Please Note: The video is from BachScholar... I know he's not the favourite of a lot of people, myself included, but the image at least lets you see what I'm after.)


I'm thinking maybe about going after something similar to this:



And then mounting it to the ceiling. As long as it grips the iphone on all 4 corners well and it doesn't slip out - this might work??? Thoughts, suggestions?

Did see this (http://skyfloatx.com/) but a number of reviews have NOT recommended it due to the actual delivered product being far inferior to the one advertised on the web-site.

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Re: iPhone Ceiling mount...
«Reply #1 on: December 20, 2017, 01:46:50 PM »
Something like this? https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01E64WLS4/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1513777230&sr=1-1-spons&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=overhead+camera+mount&psc=1

I've only done sideways wall-mounted view: this was with a gopro attached to the wall with some sort of super sticky mini velcro. I wasn't doing the filming so I don't have full details.

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Re: iPhone Ceiling mount...
«Reply #2 on: December 21, 2017, 12:51:39 AM »
Doesn't ship to Perth... damn.

I'll need to keep looking.

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Re: iPhone Ceiling mount...
«Reply #3 on: December 27, 2017, 04:08:34 AM »
Cool.  I don't have a link, but I started a similar thread and lots of people had good advice about tripods.

I've kind of decided that, if I ever get around to it, just shooting from the side la Shirley Kirsten's videos on her blog is an easy solution.

But, then again, it's not a priority for me to be fooling around with sound and gadgets right now.

The more videos I've seen, the more I think that pretty much everyone is using a tripod of some sort, rather than dangling from the ceiling.  Could be wrong.
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Re: iPhone Ceiling mount...
«Reply #4 on: December 27, 2017, 05:32:08 AM »
I've got a tripod and I currently phone from the side, as well as above the piano from behind so you can see the hammers.