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Old 09-03-2006, 09:23 AM   #1
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i know its been looked at before but any help greatly received regarding on boat recording lookin towards racing VIDEO possibly having a permanent bullet cam / s on boat and recording to video / hard drive i need help so as not to make same mistakes.... looking towards orda championship with multi cams on multi boats please help!!!!!
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Old 09-03-2006, 09:27 AM   #2
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You need to speak to Jonny Fuller, he's got himself into loads of Sh*t using a similar setup!
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Old 09-03-2006, 10:58 AM   #3
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I'm quite happy for JF to drive race boat for sending copies to U S !!
i was thinking of archos av500? but slightly expensive what size memory would i need
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we tried the PVR type hard drive idea, but the compressed video quality wasn't really up to it.

we now do the on board stuff with a remote lipstick cam, recording into a Mini DV camcorder (composite video in) in a water proof box. Works great.
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Yeh, agree with Jon.

The archos PVR's only recently started recording at 640x480 too, plus I think they don't have a "proper" AV in socket - it's a nasty multconnector thing.

The cheaper hard drive PVR's are crap - as we both found out!
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thanks guys just saved me a shed loads on the avr
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How much is a remote lipstick cam and bits to connect it to the camcorder?
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i've gone for a bullet cam from rf concepts and am deciding which recorder to go for as my sony dv won't take inputs any recommendations?
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Old 09-03-2006, 07:54 PM   #9
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Can you Sony DV use a "Widget" ??

http://www.datavision.co.uk/widgetlist.asp
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being useless at this i thought dv in was for editted film and av in was for camera? sony pc 9e pal
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According to this info sheet, http://www.ciao.co.uk/Productinforma..._PC9E__5600925 your mini DV camcorder will indeed accept composite or S-Video input (and output) in addition to the DV connection.

You'll need to study the manual to get the aux input (composite) working, as it often (as with mine) requires some messing within the cameras menu.

So your worries are over, you just need a nice foam lined peli-case or similar,and you're away.

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We have been experimenting with solid state recorders - with reasonable results - we tried an Archos or similar that belonged to Mr Gecko at the Southampton boat show and it didn't like the baging around in a race boat, but with a 2GB SD card coming in at about £80 it is all possible now - We're using the DogCam Bullet cameras - the 480 line one is excellant quality!

I'll try and post some results later .........
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camera came 0900hrs today, only ordered it yesterday lunchtime bloody good service thanks rf concepts, NOW just have to find 8 AA batteries and try it!!!
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The recorder we're using is on of these - http://www.practicalpc.co.uk/reviews...ustekpvra1.htm

All solid state so no hard drive or tape to get disturbed by the banging. It records at 320 x 240 but it looks ok on the monitor.

Edit - we actually got this one - http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Product...2207&GroupID=0

Good value, but it has a small internal memory, so you'll need at least a 1GB SD card ...........
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According to this info sheet, your mini DV camcorder will indeed accept composite or S-Video input (and output) in addition to the DV connection.
http://www.ciao.co.uk/Productinforma..._PC9E__5600925
Also has "X-RAY" feature ...
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It records at 320 x 240 but it looks ok on the monitor.
PAL video is equal to 720x576, so your image aint gonna look too good 'full screen'.

I'd without doubt go for the Mini DV recorder. You just need to mount it in a nice case with a good fitting lining of Dunlopilo foam of similar to stop any unwanted shocks, and of course salt water.

Sony TRV-22E Mini DV's and Cameras:

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"Weird"

"Cookie" use a "Dog cam" which on this link is shown as being compatible with "Floaters" Sony DCR-PC9E

1 : Does Floaters Sony have inputs or not ???

2 : Cookies webcam is capable of a far better quality than the "Mustec" can offer ..... Cookie What is the intended use of the recorded video ???

3 : Forgive me if this dosent make sense ... But it is "Friday"

OOPS FORGOT LINK !!!

http://www.dogcamsport.co.uk/avcamcorders.htm
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Jon ..What Cams are you using ??
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1 : Does Floaters Sony have inputs or not ???
Yes, 'PAL' Composite & S-Video (it's an 'E' model, denoting UK PAL).
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well the dc charger i had started smelling unpleasant ( worse than my cocker spaniels breath) with no picture, i have found and read THE original camcorder instructions saying how to record from external source so will update tomorrow however was my birthday today and spent far tooooo long looking at local maserati dealers website and consuming far too many gin and martini tonics so may not be alive tomorrow for a mates surprise fancy dress CHAV PARTY but me £20 lacoste tracksuit is ready to go.....GOD BLESS EBAY.....
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