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#1 JoshuaOne

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Posted 21 June 2005 - 12:46 PM

Hi friends,

I'm about to get into documenting hard core off road racing.
I'm set-up for DV and DVCAM editing here in-house.
I'm looking for a 3-chip DV or DVCAM POV solution.
It needs to be pro, robust, and mountable.
Ideally the deck would be located in a separate enclosed location.
I will definately need a wide angle lens version too.

Thanks to all for you advice and help.

-JoshuaOne
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#2 Tim J Durham

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Posted 21 June 2005 - 02:57 PM

Hi friends,

I'm about to get into documenting hard core off road racing.
I'm set-up for DV and DVCAM editing here in-house.
I'm looking for a 3-chip DV or DVCAM POV solution.
It needs to be pro, robust, and mountable.
Ideally the deck would be located in a separate enclosed location.
I will definately need a wide angle lens version too.

Thanks to all for you advice and help.

-JoshuaOne

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Are you talking about mounting a video camera to a moto-cross bike? That's not something I'd consider doing with my camera. I might look into mounting a lipstick camera but those kinds of shocks and dust aren't great for video cameras. Maybe the new P2 solid-state cameras/recorders from Panasonic would work? No moving parts.

I remember in the film, "On Any Sunday" they had a few POV shots but those were 16mm film cameras which are far more durable, generally. The guys at Filmtools could point you in the right direction for a motorcycle mount:

http://www.filmtools.com/
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#3 Alvin Pingol

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Posted 23 June 2005 - 01:06 AM

>>I'm looking for a 3-chip DV or DVCAM POV solution.

That would be uncomfortably large and cumbersome to rig to a motocross bike. A lipstick camera system may be a more feasible solution for you.

>>It needs to be pro, robust, and mountable.

Lipstick cameras will undoubtedly give you the most freedom and ease when it comes to mounting; their small size makes placement simple and keeps rigging equipment to a minimum. Though they will not give you the greatest of image quality, they can be very robust and may prove to be the best solution in this situation.
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