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Old 01-31-2005, 06:43 PM
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I'm thinking about having some kind of camera system put in the new boat for poker runs. I'm looking for some suggestions on make and models. I was thinking of a helmet cam, but just fixing the lens permanently on the front of the boat, will this work ok? Thanks for the input. Chuck
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I was thinking about that myself. I used to sell the little bullet cams that are cheap and can be used around the house. I thought about mounting the little cam somewhere, and getting a 12volt VCR to record on.
You will need to add mics and a tiny mixer/mic preamp if you want sound.
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Chuck,
There are hundreds of options, bullet cameras, board cameras, etc as well as various recording possibilities, Hi-8, VHS, Digital, wireless, also portable and fixed systems, etc. We build this stuff everyday for businesses, homes, law enforcement, and motorsports. Let me know how many cameras and budget and I can give have one of the guys design a system for you. Visit our website, www.specializedgroup.com and it will give you an idea of tyes of systems and cameras.
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http://www.adilink.com/index.php Check out the stuff the alarm industry uses.

Freeze Frame mounts a camera and mic, then has the VCR in a pelican box with bungee cords strung in the box to absorb the shock. The VCR is suspended within the bungee cords. A little foam padding would probably help to cushion the blows. Then a dash mounted switch is installed to turn the VCR on and off. The whole system runs on it's own batteries.
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video only...

Bullet cam should be less than 120.00
12v VCR on Crutchfield... 69.00.
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Chuck,
There are hundreds of options, bullet cameras, board cameras, etc as well as various recording possibilities, Hi-8, VHS, Digital, wireless, also portable and fixed systems, etc. We build this stuff everyday for businesses, homes, law enforcement, and motorsports. Let me know how many cameras and budget and I can give have one of the guys design a system for you. Visit our website, www.specializedgroup.com and it will give you an idea of tyes of systems and cameras.
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People still use Hi-8?
I would think that in that size they'd be doing MiniDV.
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People still use Hi-8?
I would think that in that size they'd be doing MiniDV.

Everyday, mini DV works well too but the problem is finding true playback equipment other than the camcorders. Hi-8 is what the majority of the covert and law enforcement systems we build are recording on. Hi-8 will be around longer and it has 2 times the resolution of VHS as well, plus it is a small and true 12v device. Mini DV is getting more and more popular, but with digital now it will be a minimal player.
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In the UK a couple of guys I know are now onto the next generation stuff - They are using PVRs - Personal Video Recorders - they have enough memory to store a reasonable amount of video without tapes, and some have a video in. There is a discusion on Boatmad if you want to take a look - Video camera thread
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In the UK a couple of guys I know are now onto the next generation stuff - They are using PVRs - Personal Video Recorders - they have enough memory to store a reasonable amount of video without tapes, and some have a video in. There is a discusion on Boatmad if you want to take a look - Video camera thread
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yes, PVR's (Digital recorders) are being used as well, we use a PVR - digital recorder that will record 80+ hours from a single or up to 4 cameras plus 2 audio sources. They are becoming more and more available. In-expensive too.
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Just point one directly on your babe that'll work for me...Let's see those new earings bouncing

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