Custom Monitor Mount Using GoPro Parts

On this video, Caleb Pike from DSLR Video Shooter takes a look at creating a simple yet very functional camera monitor mount using GoPro accessories.

Mounting a monitor to your camera can be tricky. SmallHD recently launched the FOCUS monitor which we covered here that comes with a really nice arm that connects to your hot shoe but most monitors don’t come with such an arm or come with a small ballhead which can be pretty annoying to use.

Here are the parts Pike used for his build (we would suggest going with the stronger metal parts – especially if you have somewhat larger monitors):

  • Metal Hot Shoe Base
  • Metal Female 1/4 Base
  • Metal 1/4 Mount
  • Plastic 1/4 Mount
  • Plastic Offset 1/4 Mount
  • Metal Knobs

One note – attaching a heavy monitor to the hotshoe of your camera is not recommended (not with a metal accessory and surly not with a plastic one). If you have a larger, heavier monitor you can use Pikes system but attach it to a cage instead (using a 1/4″ 20 base instead of the cold shoe base) this should be more secure and will not damage your hotshoe – just make sure the attachment does not swivel (a nut might do the trick).

You can also check out many more interesting DIY photography projects here on LensVid.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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