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camera positions....

this ppc mag thing on saturday got me thinking...time to make use of modern technology, and try to do in/on car filming, so i've borrowed a oregon scientific bullet cam:



which will do the low down "actiony" type shots from the tow hook at the front

but i also have a little digicam:



which i'm trying to site inside the car:



anyone done this before? any ideas on where's best? i have plenty of duck tape, and a bunch of little tripods
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Re: camera positions....

how about on the back wuindow facing forwards since i dont think its wide angle

also i think it might be gaffer tape

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Re: camera positions....

Yeah best place would be in the middle of the dash, mounted up slightly so its not looking at windscreen wipers. Probably stand it on a little tripod so its about 3-4cm off the deck.

Only experience ive had with this sort of set up is using a bullet cam and a small PVR - but it works well in middle of the car.

Edit - if its not wide angle try and mount it so that the windscreen fills the frame.
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Re: camera positions....

just thinking what resolution on it

would it get the entire front?
i love them shots cause then we get to see you sissing out

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Re: camera positions....



the little cam is 640x480 on video mode, so you recokn rear shelf, facing front, gets back of my newly shaved head and a bit of screen in between headrests?

or on the dash, peeking over wipers?
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use gaffer tape
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or on the dash, peeking over wipers?
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Yeah best place would be in the middle of the dash, mounted up slightly so its not looking at windscreen wipers. Probably stand it on a little tripod so its about 3-4cm off the deck.
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I like the slightly behind driver hanging from passenger seat..
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Re: camera positions....

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the little cam is 640x480 on video mode, so you recokn rear shelf, facing front, gets back of my newly shaved head and a bit of screen in between headrests?

or on the dash, peeking over wipers?
Being the H+S concious person I am, please don't place it on the Parcel Shelf because in the event of a front end smash it will hit the back of your cleanly shaven head and kill you (even though the footage might be good).

Center of dash would be good.

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Re: camera positions....

My cam is up infront of the rear view mirror (or behind depending on your way of thinking )

It's not wide angle but captures the hood and the entire road - both sides

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