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Old Nov 8, 2008, 12:36 AM   #1
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I purchased an A-HD+ for possible use as an HD helmet cam. The common SD bullet cams all seem to have horrible quality and no extra resolution to throw away while software stabilizing the taken video, so I really want to rig up an Aiptek somehow.

One idea is to mount the whole camera on the side of the helmet.
Issues: remote on-off control, remote start-stop, user feedback : is it recording?
Possible solutions: I can extend the led in the remote control, to start the record.
I can put an extension wire on the contact closure for the power button. External static electricity could zap it however.
Bigger issue: water proofing for rain.

Another idea: Mount it to the handle bars of the bike. Can control it with fingers, can see status, can get waterproof case to rain proof it. Disadvantage of the handle bar mount it that the camera does not look where I look anymore.

What do I do? At this point, I'm thinking to have an SD bullet cam on my helmet as an option, and have the cam on the bars. I can switch between the HD internal cam and the bullet cam, too see what looks best.
Has anyone tried remoting the CMSOS camera head from the camera body ? I'm thinking the tether wire would not work because of the high frequency signals ( clock and data ? ) making it down 3 ft tether ribbon cable.
Any other EE's or techs out there ?
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Here's my experience. I mounted my action hd to my handle bar. But, the vibration of the road and bike made the vid's very jerky and sometimes so bad even software could straighten it out.I decided not to do it like that.
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I see. And I will be on a off road 250 , vibration pretty bad.
Did you mount to a helmet after that handle bar test ?


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Here's my experience. I mounted my action hd to my handle bar. But, the vibration of the road and bike made the vid's very jerky and sometimes so bad even software could straighten it out.I decided not to do it like that.
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I hear ya here are some vids I have and they may help out a lil they are of a boomstick design, I have not yet made my vid of the IS-DV ride 3 years ago cannot imagine why..

if this helps out and you decide on the try it cost only a few bu

some vid clips of the build ride and commercial I made

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtdOlPsDAqAbiking

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v96yDaGjz2Ymakinga tripod

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dd7W_m0Kosmaking a tripod

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffju3k-KVWImy lil commercial





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Old Nov 8, 2008, 7:50 AM   #5
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No, i'm looking at a sony 580 ccd and going to hook that up to my recorder. I'd like to do it in HD but atm I can't find a bullet cam for hd.

Here's what i am considering atm.

http://helmetcamera.tv/product_info.php?products_id=303
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No, i'm looking at a sony 580 ccd and going to hook that up to my recorder. I'd like to do it in HD but atm I can't find a bullet cam for hd.

Here's what i am considering atm.

http://helmetcamera.tv/product_info.php?products_id=303
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I've been looking at the sony 580 as well. I wonder if there are any high quality videos online from that camera specifically ? The utube videos look like crap, but that's not the cams fault.
I figure with it on a helmet you would have to stabilize it less too, keeping more of it's quality.

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I found one on a bike where a guy rides through a tunnel. If you watch it in high quality it doesn't look too bad.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l73QnpIXWRo

I wish I could see video's at thier best quality also. That is one of the reasons I havenot rushedon getting one.


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ha-ha-ha (good laugh) loved the shot.

I am sure we need a company to go beyond the limit and get the AV t oHi def.

it be a sell out.
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fishycomics wrote:
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ha-ha-ha (good laugh) loved the shot.

¬*I am sure we need¬* a company to¬* go beyond the limit and get the AV t oHi def.

¬*it be a sell out.
Well, several regular cameras and also hybrids already have HDMI outputs, so I believe that the biggest part of this issue would be having a device that can take HD-in (720 or 1080) and be able to record it also in HD.

As I understand, even a lot the more professional HD cameras that have AV-in, record the footage in standard definition.

One day I am sure... :O
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