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Old November 7th, 2003, 02:30 PM   #1
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Advices on a tiny camera

I need advices.

I will have to shoot some extreme sport events in a few weeks and I would like to have some subjective footage (having camera on a motocross, helmet, etc).

What I need is a small camera that can be mounted and which is rather robust. It would be nice if the image quality produced with that cam could be not too bad so I could mix it with handheld footage from my XL1.

Can you point me to some cameras which could fit my needs?
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Old November 7th, 2003, 02:50 PM   #2
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Old November 8th, 2003, 01:51 AM   #3
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Panasonic GS70? Very small, with 3CCDs.....
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Old November 8th, 2003, 03:01 AM   #4
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I would also suggest testing out a Canon Optura 300. For real.

http://www.canondv.com/optura300/f.html

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Old November 10th, 2003, 03:58 PM   #5
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Thanks guys, cameras from helmetcamera.com seems to be really nice!!!

But what are you using as recording deck with theses cameras?
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Old November 10th, 2003, 08:17 PM   #6
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Jean-Philippe,

We use the helmet camera and the results have been very good, especially for the price, and especially since the unit is really meant to be a "disposable" type camera. We have punished our unit pretty severely and have yet to replace it.

We plug it into a SONY Hi-8 or Mini-DV clamshell type Walkman which is worn either in a fanny pack or in a small backpack. No matter what you use to record, I would be more worried about hurting the recorder than the actual camera.

Good luck, RB.
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Old November 11th, 2003, 09:34 AM   #7
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Last year we bolted on a PC100 to the side of a home-made all terrain vehicle with a 'U' Clamp and some gaffa (duct-tape) for The Learning Channel - Full Metal Challenge - we also gaffa'd a zip-loc bag around it to stop 'too much' mud-splatter on the actual camera body. It worked to great effect and we were able to get great, mud-splattered POVs and then reverses of the driver, hands, etc on another pass. Made excellent cut-aways and helped drive it all along nicely.

Perhaps you could do the same on the forks/handle-bars of the dirt-bike - perhaps with a modified G-clamp?
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