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crash34
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 6
posted August 19, 2005 10:50 PM  
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Originally posted by Festy46:
That's what I did. I just typed in a search for in-car camera.

Another option is to just get almost any digital camera sold today, and buy a memory card for it. My old Kodak will take up to 30 minutes on a 512K card. You can see our videos here: http://www.mlcracing.net .

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Raxp
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 6
posted August 22, 2005 04:59 PM  
Another way:

Get a hold of a tiny 2.4gz wireless camera. They are a lil under $100. Includes a reciever and you get sound.

Hook up the receiver to a camcorder.

I'm thinking about getting one of these things. They are around the size of a quarter I think. Not just with this camera, but any camera.. I'm just worried about a chunk of clay flying and nailing the darn thing. But, I guess a lil fabrication of some sort of enclosure would work out.

Google a search for wireless video camera. Mainly the ones they use for RC cars/planes.

Festy46
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 59
posted August 22, 2005 06:44 PM  
I looked into them a little before I bought the one off eBay. The only thing that concerned me with those cameras was the transmitter range. I was afraid that at certain points on the track it may not have enough signal to maintain a stable picture. I have my camera hard wired into a 12 volt video recorder that is inside an air cushioned bag that is fastened to the floor of the car where the passenger's feet would be.

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Raxp
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 6
posted August 23, 2005 10:11 AM  
Festy,

Wish you would try it out one day

I'm going to look more in the range. I see how it will not be a problem. Someone in the stands will be high enough and should have a good line of sight for it.

Are you using it at all? Maybe you can pawn it off to me.

Festy46
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 59
posted August 29, 2005 09:44 AM  
We've used the camera with in-car recorder about 6 times now. The microphone that comes with the camera isn't able to handle the noise level and it makes the car sound like ****. I took a ball of cotton and wrapped the microphone which seemed to help a little. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I made some mpg's of the in-car videos and they are posted at: http://www.sdfcomputers.com/festivavids.htm

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