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Old August 29th, 2010, 03:11 PM   #1
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Need suggestions on an in car camera?

I need a small camera for some in car driving shots. Also this camera would be mounted around the car for those low, high, under car shots. Any suggestions?

At first I thought of a GOPRO but I really want something that has a screen so I can frame the shot and also I want to use an SDHC card.

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Old August 29th, 2010, 05:21 PM   #2
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It's a little expensive, but have you considered the Sony HXR-MC1? It's got a screen and control unit attached to the main lens box with a 3 metre cable and looks just the ticket for that sort of thing. I seriously contemplated buying one a short while ago but ended up with a JVC HM100 for more general use (it gets strapped to a car too, but also acts as a more general second camera to my HM 700).
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Old August 30th, 2010, 04:16 AM   #3
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Thanks Hamish,

Good looking camera and should do the trick but It's a bita more than I want to pay.
I might look at some of the small consumer cams around the $1000 mark or less.


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Old August 30th, 2010, 07:50 AM   #4
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I use 3 GoPro cameras mounted to my Ferrari all the time.
They work great when you can't mount full size cameras at speed.

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Old August 30th, 2010, 09:31 AM   #5
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Do you not find the rolling shutter on the Go Pro a bit offputting for 'in car' filming?

I was thinking of the 'jello' effect, as shows up in this clip: YouTube - GoPro HD Hero rolling shutter problem

No where near as bad as some other examples I've seen -especially with the earlier Canon HV models, for example - but not good with these 'high vibration' situations.

CCD cameras might still be better for this kind of shooting. Not easy to find these days though!
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