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Bob Cole
POV camera
on Apr 27, 2010 at 10:21:42 pm

I need some small cameras to mount on vehicles (for driver POV and for the driver himself), and am curious as to what you all are using. There are a number of inexpensive cameras (FlipHD, Contour) which seem to make great pictures in the right light, but when the angle and as a result, the light, shift, the auto-exposure mode kicks in, they get fooled by white sky (for example) into underexposing.

When I started researching this question, I realized that some of the tiny AVCHD cameras probably offer a lot more bang for the buck (manual exposure, manual focus, and even XLR inputs) than the "obvious" choices. They are a little bit bigger, but I'm not helmet-mounting. The biggest challenge is to find one with a wide-angle lens. I can hardly resist the option to glue a wide-angle auxiliary lens onto a Flip, though....

Bob C


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grinner hester
Re: POV camera
on Apr 28, 2010 at 12:37:14 am

I usually just use my FX1 but there are many lipstick cameras and helmetcams to choose from.
You can get wide angle adapters for the fx1 and most liekly for whatever camera ya end up going with. I shoot while driving as part of a show I produce. It's first person pov is it's hook. I've never rented an extra camera for any part of it... just drivin' and shootin'






yes, and sometimes crashing lol



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Emre Tufekci S.O.A.
Re: POV camera
on Apr 28, 2010 at 4:23:56 pm

We looked in to this system a NAB we are going to purchase a whole bunch.

http://www.goprocamera.com/

Emre Tufekci
http://www.productionpit.com



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Bob Cole
Re: POV camera
on Apr 30, 2010 at 5:59:13 am

Emre, does the GoPro offer any way of checking the framing? The website mentions an LCD back as an option (but not yet).

Bob


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Emre Tufekci S.O.A.
Re: POV camera
on May 5, 2010 at 11:46:41 am

Hi Bob,

Sorry for the late response, little busy. The models we looked at had no LCD screens so framing was just guessing. BUT they are extreme wide angles so fairly easy to hit your target.

Emre Tufekci
http://www.productionpit.com



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