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Old 08 December 2007, 13:53   #1
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Camera System

With all this horrible weather I have decided to spend some time fitting a camera system.

I bought a couple of these Bullet Cameras from Dog Cam and I picked up a Sony HC40 on ebay for 130 this is an ideal camera because it will record from an external source (the bullet cameras).

I am fitting one camera to the top of the A Frame on a mount that will allow it to swivel 360 degrees so it can face out to either side of the boat or forwards. I have lengthened the cable so it will route through the A Frame and then through the under deck trunk to the console

On the second camera camera I have replaced the normal cable with a coily one that stretches to 3 meters, this camera will then be in a holster of some sort on the console so that it can be taken by the helmsman or a passenger and used to caputre other shots.

The cameras will run through a 2 way switch on the dash that will allow me to choose which camera I want to be recording from.

The video camera will then be housed in a waterprrof box into which the AV cables will plug in. I will use a LanC remote to control it that will be attached to the console to control the video camera as its so simple one button operation.

The whole lot will run off a 12V regulator that will be connected to a spare switch on the Blue Sea Panel.

I plugged up one of the cameras to test and am really impressed with the quality so am looking forward to seeing the results hopefully I will have it up and running for the next 2007 solent outing if there is one


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Old 08 December 2007, 16:54   #2
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WOW, Looks good, just hope the result is worth it. Look forward to seeing the results.
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Old 08 December 2007, 18:03   #3
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You should get great results with that setup - you won't get any better quality.

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Got this one waterproof, hope to go out Wednesday in force 10+ if forecast goes after

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Hi Chris

I posted a new thread earlier today re www.fastfilms.co.uk

May be worth you taking a look if you need mounts etc. for your cameras.
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Old 10 December 2007, 08:20   #6
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Thanks I had a look at the website, however I have already found the guys at dogcamsport.co.uk to be excellent and I have now got all the bits I need.

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With all this horrible weather I have decided to spend some time fitting a camera system.

I bought a couple of these Bullet Cameras from Dog Cam and I picked up a Sony HC40 on ebay for 130 this is an ideal camera because it will record from an external source (the bullet cameras).

I am fitting one camera to the top of the A Frame on a mount that will allow it to swivel 360 degrees so it can face out to either side of the boat or forwards. I have lengthened the cable so it will route through the A Frame and then through the under deck trunk to the console

On the second camera camera I have replaced the normal cable with a coily one that stretches to 3 meters, this camera will then be in a holster of some sort on the console so that it can be taken by the helmsman or a passenger and used to caputre other shots.

The cameras will run through a 2 way switch on the dash that will allow me to choose which camera I want to be recording from.

The video camera will then be housed in a waterprrof box into which the AV cables will plug in. I will use a LanC remote to control it that will be attached to the console to control the video camera as its so simple one button operation.

The whole lot will run off a 12V regulator that will be connected to a spare switch on the Blue Sea Panel.

I plugged up one of the cameras to test and am really impressed with the quality so am looking forward to seeing the results hopefully I will have it up and running for the next 2007 solent outing if there is one


Chris
From experience I would bin the two way switch - I have repaired one and they aren't up to boat use really. Just have one camera and keep it simple!
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Old 10 December 2007, 09:33   #8
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Cookee, the two way switch I am using is not one from Dogcam I am fitting a standard 2 way switch from Maplin and using one of their waterproof toggle covers to prevent water ingress.

The switch body will be in the console and will have plenty of vaseline on the terminals.

All the other connections and extensions are being done by soldering and use of adhesive heat shrink.

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I have a Dog cam 520, which i record onto an Archos av 500 and it works a treat!!
The only down side is the lens gets salty after a short time..
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Mmm.
Sheilding?
Moisture ingress from the back?

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Cookee, the two way switch I am using is not one from Dogcam I am fitting a standard 2 way switch from Maplin and using one of their waterproof toggle covers to prevent water ingress.

The switch body will be in the console and will have plenty of vaseline on the terminals.

All the other connections and extensions are being done by soldering and use of adhesive heat shrink.

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