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minime
07-20-2004, 10:11 PM
https://www.sonicconfusion.com/mini.jpg

Just got a new camera mount for my mini. Here is a sample vid i make; mini.wmv (https://www.sonicconfusion.com/mini.wmv)

/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif Got lots of attention on the road.

Cottontop
07-20-2004, 11:53 PM
How TOTALLY KEWEL ! ! !

Can you post a close up of the upper and lower ends of the mount.

The high-mount down-angle is unique. I have a high suction windsheild mount, but I'd like to build something like you have for over my V8 Healey.

Check out my Healey at https://ntahc.org/modifiedhealeys/Photos/1Moran/FullStoryAll1.html

Tim

Bruce Bowker
07-21-2004, 09:34 AM
What type of cameras are either of you using. I have wanted to do this also but not with a large hand held type camera.
How do you record if it is a small camera?

Thanks

Bruce

aeronca65t
07-21-2004, 12:02 PM
Great stuff!
I have a bunch of tapes taken from the roll bar of my Spridget-racer. It's not quite the same affect, because it's not as high and rearward....but similar. I had one of the videos on my site, but I pulled it off due to lack of space....I'm movtivated, so I'll try to host it somewhere again.
In answer to Bruce's question, I would just use one of the popular mini-DV camcorders. Switch it on, drive around and even do "screen grabs" of invidual pictures afterward (if desired).

This picture is a screen-grab from one of my VHS tapes taken at Shannonville, Ontario (I'm still saving for a digital camcorder). Gives you and idea of the perspective.I am trying to nose out my friends in his Cortina (I didn't). Eventually, we both got by the red car that was leading (an X1-9).
https://img56.photobucket.com/albums/v170/aeronca65t/Cars/cortina_beaverun.jpg


I posted the stuff below on another BCF forum, but it may be of interest to you:
One of our racers (Jake Fisher) has posted several in-car videos of east-coast tracks and EMRA/SCCA races from his MR2.
Nice stuff of Watkins Glen, Lime Rock, Summit Point and New Hampshire Speedway.
Go to his site and click on:
"Click here for MANY MORE racing videos!"

Jake's site:

https://www.racerjake.com

minime
07-21-2004, 10:15 PM
i bought the mount from www.gtmount.com (https://www.gtmount.com)

i am quite happy with the mount, there are lots of configuration i can do. very stable too.

i am working on a video, check out www.gtmount.com/GTmount_low.wmv (https://www.gtmount.com/GTmount_low.wmv) to see what can be done

minime
07-21-2004, 10:19 PM
Cottontop, for some close ups you can go to www.gtmount.com (https://www.gtmount.com) on the installation page.

Bruce Bowker, what do you mean by small camera? I used a small mini-DV camcorder. I can use a remote control it came with to start and stop the camera when i want, just pointed out the sun-roof. :P

Bruce Bowker
07-22-2004, 05:45 PM
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Cottontop, for some close ups you can go to www.gtmount.com (https://www.gtmount.com) on the installation page.

Bruce Bowker, what do you mean by small camera? I used a small mini-DV camcorder. I can use a remote control it came with to start and stop the camera when i want, just pointed out the sun-roof. :P

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I was thinking maybe you used just a camera and had a remote recorder somewhere in the car. Similar to how security cameras work. Was not sure if there is such as thing as a 12 volt recorder for a remote tiny camera. I assume (and probably expensive as they would transmit by radio) the cameras in race cars as shown on TV are very light and very samll.

minime
07-22-2004, 11:30 PM
Nope, just a regular camcorder.

Bugeye58
07-22-2004, 11:59 PM
Bruce, you can get "Lipstick" cameras that mount anywhere, and run into the camcorder of your choice, that can be located wherever you choose. They're the size of a lipstick tube, hence the name. About $200.00 as I remember.
Many of the Formula car racers I know use them, as there is limited space to mount a camcorder to the bodywork or roll structure.
I'll be at the track all weekend, and will ask around as to prices and availability.
Jeff