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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by hans2, Dec 29, 2005.

  1. hans2

    hans2 Chimp

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    I want to do a helmet cam on the cheap. I'm too lazy to spend a week researching my options. Can anyone point me in the direction of a cheap dv cam? I've seen a couple in the $200-$250 range. Are these good enough or would the resulting videos be terrible quality? And is there any option other than viosport for the helmet cam itself?
     

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    caboverpete Monkey

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    The quality will be based on the actually helmet cam you get, the dv camera is going to basically be a record deck so I wouldnt see a problem with getting the 250 dollar dv camera.
     
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    Recording in MPEG4 to digital media isn't a very good capture format IMO.

    The Samsung is a POS ( http://www.camcorderinfo.com/content/Samsung-SC-X105L-Camcorder-Review.htm)

    If he's set on using a lipstick cam his cheapest route is a used mini dv from ebay and the best lipstick cam that he can afford.

    Lipstick sources other than Viosport:

    https://helmetcamera.com/store/products.php?cat=7

    http://www.rfconcepts.co.uk/helmet_cameras.htm