After meeting them on Twitter ( @ProClipUSA ) I recently ordered a ProClip iPhone 6 Plus holder for my Cadillac XLR.
What ProClip USA is doing is nice — they make a custom mount that sort of clips into the geography of your specific car, then make standard holders for various phones or tablets that anchor to their mount.
I was expecting the parts to all snap together so I was a bit surprised that some assembly was required — one main screw and 4 anchor screws. Not much trouble though and may be a trade off for versus shaky video. The video is framed because the iphone is vertical. Keep in mind we are testing the mount and not the camera/phone.
Here is a resulting unedited quick drive test. The sound is a useless but the video capture looks pretty good. The mount appears to hold the iPhone 6 plus fairly steady. I did NOT ask YouTube to steady the video, although that is available post-production.
I am concerned that for out the front of the car the camera should actually be turned side-ways for video. The mount is really perhaps designed to help you use your phone as a phone while in the car, for phone calls or navigation. I will see if turning the phone still lets it see out (!)
Updated: Here is a quick car-stopped video of the rear camera with the iPhone rotated sideways:
Proclip Sideways out the front is a bit blocked:
The last two pics in the gallery are stills out the front from the vertical iphone:
or with ‘reverse video’ turned on for the iphone and shooting a still back into the Cadillac XLR from the rear camera on the iphone
and a still with the phone rotated sideways:
Overall the ProClip USA mount appears to work as intended. Install required a few minutes. I will update the post with more info as it gets more use.