The GoPro phenomenon continues to amaze, we see them pretty much everywhere these days and there isn’t a guest-torturing reality TV show anywhere that isn’t using them to captured the facial pain for our delight. And of course, for car film makers they’re a revelation. Probably one of the few things you’re criticise the camera for would be it’s mounting system. It’s perfectly fine for most shots, but sometimes you need an angle or a mount you won’t get with suction cups and stick on brackets. So when we stumbled across this cage from Red Rock Micro, we sat up straight and read about it.
The Cobalt Cage is precision machined from military grade aluminium and puts your GoPro well into harms way. It comes with industry standard mounting points that will allow you to integrate it into your existing grip gear system and use those Magic Arms and Grip Heads to mount it very securely indeed. With 1/4 inch stud threads all over the body, the Cobalt Cage will enable you to rig a GoPro and avoid that sometimes annoying suction mount wobble.
The same mount points can be used to rig a mini-light or external sound recording device. The cage can take the GoPro inside it’s waterproof housing, or by using the accessory kit, you can fix it ‘naked’ inside the cage. Doing this gives access to the SD card slot in-situ and minimizes the chance of fogging up in hot humid locations.
We’ve a Porsche 911 Turbo sitting outside just made for the job of fixing a Cobalt Cage onto and then chasing some race cars around a track. This thing is just made for mounting real close to the track and chasing a race or rally car…