Posted February 23, 2004 - 03:36 PM
Posted February 23, 2004 - 07:04 PM
Posted February 23, 2004 - 07:11 PM
Here's a clip I shot a few weeks ago. It's 13 meg and you have to download it to view. It's a rough ride but the camera is no bounce.
Posted February 24, 2004 - 12:35 AM
Posted February 24, 2004 - 01:45 PM
Posted February 24, 2004 - 01:47 PM
I used a wired (note it must not be wireless!) X10 camera (http://www.x10.com/p...s/x10_sc18a.htm) which has a lengthy flat cable (best to shorten it)that routes into your choice of a fanny pack or backpack (depends on what size vid camera you have.
x10.com has sales from time to time, and I don't remember what I paid to put it together (you need to buy a battery holder to replace the AC/DC adapter), but I am pretty sure it was less than $60 total.
I have used the camera a few times snowboarding and since then the ball and chain.... er... my wife has grown attached to her new camcorder and does not like be using it for any type of action footage
The x10 will give you slighly fewer lines of resolution than the other link posted here (I think 310 lines), but it's also much cheaper.
That HelmetCamera.com setup looks real sweet though.
Posted February 26, 2004 - 01:38 PM
Posted March 03, 2004 - 06:32 AM
Do I need to ventilate my video camera in the fanny pack?, will it overheat being surrounded by foam and running??
Posted March 03, 2004 - 09:33 AM
I have a friend with the camera you speak of buying and it is big, in the way, and has been ripped of his helmet numerous times. Additionally, his picture quality is not nearly as good as mine.
Some recommendations: Mount it under your visor. It won't get ripped of during a brush with a tree or the ground and I never notice mine is there. I can post a pic if you'd like. Also, get a LANC remote!! Mine was $99 bit worth every penny!! I use a small back pack and wrap the camera with bubble wrap and put a big rubber band around it all. I run the camera cable down the rear of my helment and into the backpack. Depending on the weather I put the remote under the sleeve of my riding jacket or tuck it up underneath my chest protector.
I learned alot about which camera to buy and how to use it based on my buddy's camera, his mounting techniques, and how his has NOT performed as marketed.
Also, buy a bigger hard drive for your computer or a bunch of VHS tapes! The video is BIG DATA!!!
Posted March 03, 2004 - 12:00 PM
Posted March 03, 2004 - 02:56 PM
As far as knocking it off, I havn't had a problem at all. The velcro they give to mount it up is like super velcro, it takes some effort to remove the camera from the helmet. If someone is knocking the camera off they must be knocking the heck out of thier head too.
We also popped for the LANC switch. More than worth the extra money for it.
Posted March 03, 2004 - 03:31 PM
Posted March 03, 2004 - 05:03 PM
Here in WEST BY GOD VIRGINIA we use duct tape on stuff like that.
LOL, good one
Posted March 05, 2004 - 05:02 AM