Our Motorsports program wants to purchase a camera and small recorder to mount inside of race cars. We'd like to be able to mount the camera to a helmet or roll bar or wherever inside of the car. The footage will be used in promotional videos (DVD distribution) which I will edit with Avid Media Composer. The Sony 580 ExView seems to be a decent camera choice though I'm certainly open to others that may provide better quality.
I'm having a very tough time finding a recorder to use. Tape may not work because of the vibrations in the car. A small DVR seems to be the way to go but most record to SD cards in MPEG2 or MPEG4 format.
Any ideas on what we should be looking at? Thanks for any help.