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Old 10 December 2007, 16:23   #11
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It will be fine! I have already wired it up to test and its fine. Shielding is not a problem, the curly cable I have used to replace the shielded one on the second camera is not shielded either and thats fine too.

Shielding would only be ncessary over a long run of cable.

And guess what if I have to replace it once or twice a season it costs 2.30 each time.
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Old 16 December 2007, 17:03   #12
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The Results

Went out today from Bristol with a couple of friends and gave the camera system its first test.



I basically left the camera on from when we left so it ran in total for about 1 hour.

I am dead chuffed with the results. The you tube video does not really do the quality of the results justice as the quality is down due to tying to reduce the filesize but rest assured the picture quality on the original DV on my Laptop is as good as if it had been shot with the video camera itself. Also I should point out that this is a quick and dirty edit of some pretty boring footage. It was too cold to muck about with it and get some proper shots.

Apologies for all the smoking, drinking of whisky etc but it was fecking cold. Also I should point out that due to my freinds not really having the correct gear we had to share out mine and although it appears they are not wearing life jackets they actually are under my huge XXL coats!! this is also why we all look a bit odd as we had a right old mismatch of stuff to wear.

I am looking forward to getting out with some other boats and running along side with the A frame camera pointed out to the side to catch all the action.

Any takers
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Old 17 December 2007, 15:01   #13
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Looking good- out of interest, what microphone are you using - the Dogcam 'A/V microphone' ? I'd be interested to hear how you get on with it - in my experience the microphones are the weakest part of the system, although so cheap it is not a major issue.

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Old 17 December 2007, 16:01   #14
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Shit! A load of beery. fag smoking chavs have nicked your rib.
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Shit! A load of beery. fag smoking chavs have nicked your rib.
indeed we certainly don't win any prizes for best dressed.
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Looking good- out of interest, what microphone are you using - the Dogcam 'A/V microphone' ? I'd be interested to hear how you get on with it - in my experience the microphones are the weakest part of the system, although so cheap it is not a major issue.

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The standard Dogcam mic. I left it under the seat hence why the sound is shite however I am looking at ways to get around this and mount it so it gives good sound without too much wind noise.
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it appears they are not wearing life jackets they actually are under my huge XXL coats
dats a novvel waiy ov keapin de lyfejakkits warrm..

ifn thay ad gorn orf ther wud av bin threee assfiksiated michilen menn flowtin dowen de bristul channul

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ifn thay ad gorn orf ther wud av bin threee assfiksiated michilen menn flowtin dowen de bristul channul

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Just a bit of an update...

The Camera on the A Frame failed so I phoned DogCam who were very good and agreed to swap it for a new one as apparently they had a batch of cameras that were prone to condensation when used in applications where they got wet all the time.

I have also purchased one of these DriveData modules to control the camera. Very clever little gadget which plugs into the Sony's LanC socket and then you turn the camera switch on and put it in its protective case. The DriveData module has a black and white wire which I will run into a switch on my console then when you turn the switch on the camera will turn on and start recording in the correct mode for the bullet camera. When you turn the switch off then the camera will turn off completely there fore saving battery, then when you switch on again it starts up again in record mode.

There is an LED which glows red if you are recording or flashes green / red when you are near the end of the tape or battery.

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Old 07 January 2008, 14:50   #20
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Do you have a link to the website for this module? What sort of money are they?
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