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Old 13 December 2006, 01:34   #1
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I am going to mount a bullet cam on my A frame leading down to a switch on the console, then mount a Archos av500 40gb in a water tight Ram aquabox on a Ram mount to the console.
Can anyone see anything wrong with this set up or suggest something better?
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Old 13 December 2006, 06:58   #2
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I was going to buy one of these for next season - with a 2gig SD card they will pretty much record an entire journey...


http://www.actioncameras.co.uk/ATC-2000.html


I know it's not the most robust, but mounted high on an A frame should be fairly splash free - either way 30/40knots of wind should clear it quite quick! - Also, it has no wires - literally it is a tube with a SD slot and mount.
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The only reason it will record an entire journey on 2gb is becuase the quality is pretty low - about the same as the "video" on most small digi cameras or even mobile phones. It will be watchable but nothing special - better than the crap you see on youtube though!!!
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VGA resolution 640x480 30fps
not to bad,just dont expect dvd quality
2gb sd will give around 60mins
32mb gives 52 seconds @ high res
for the price its probably worth a go
but its only splash proof ipx4 not waterproof

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They did a test recently on the Gadget show on channel 5 and they found it to be fully water proof. He threw it out of the office window into a pond and it survived. He said it was designed just to be splash proof but turned out to be fully waterproof.

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Where the A frame attaches to the top of the transom is rthere a duct which would lead to the console?(i guess there must be to feed the gps cable through!)
and is it easy to access?
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Where the A frame attaches to the top of the transom is rthere a duct which would lead to the console?(i guess there must be to feed the gps cable through!)
and is it easy to access?
Hi tony, here is a link to the cam i have on my A frame,
http://www.cctvstuff.co.uk/small_van...tv_cameras.htm

I normally use the cam connected to my E120 as a low light rear view at night, but I have also plugged it into a video recorder with excellent results.

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Hi tony, here is a link to the cam i have on my A frame,
http://www.cctvstuff.co.uk/small_van...tv_cameras.htm

I normally use the cam connected to my E120 as a low light rear view at night, but I have also plugged it into a video recorder with excellent results.

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Have you posted any video clips taken with your setup?
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I am going to mount a bullet cam on my A frame leading down to a switch on the console, then mount a Archos av500 40gb in a water tight Ram aquabox on a Ram mount to the console.
Can anyone see anything wrong with this set up or suggest something better?
Thanks Tony
Tony Ive done this with an archos700 av it worked well untill you hit heavey bumps
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Have you posted any video clips taken with your setup?
none posted, but can upload something this weekend when i get home from germany.

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