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I've run a few different cameras, and we must keep in mind that differing vehicles and circumstances will yield different results.
Factors such as windows up or down can have a massive effect of sound quality.
We must also remember that if the wrong settings are selected when uploading to YouTube it can make a good camera look bad. That is aspecially true of full HD cameras. I've got it wrong a few times and ended up with a "letter box" effect.
One VERY important feature for me personally is a remote to start and stop recording. That's such a big deal because, especially in rallying, we'll be starting the camera for each rally stage, up to 20 times a day. The last thing we want it added stress from a camera, or to risk not being belted in properly (or hurting your back) after trying to turn a camera on that doesn't have a remote. Race cars just aren't as easy to move around in. The seats have wings and a very tight fitting, and there is a cage of monkey bars in there too, all of which makes reaching around in a race car quite hard.
Another desirable feature is the option of a remote microphone. I've experimented with a few different types. Most good systems come with a standard plug-in mic, but I've found that using a $30 self-powered mic that has it's own watch battery in it, along with a little one of those foam things that slip over microphones works a real treat, and cut down a massive amount of wind noise if you're a windows down guy.
*** It's worth knowing that the quality of the end product is directly related to the quality of the memory card you use. Shit cards will make a great camera look terrible. Spend a little extra.
Anyway, here is a few of my vids using different cameras.
If a mod can modify my posts to show the video without a redirect that would be awesome!
This one is a POV1 and a video from it.
These are a bit old school, but they're bullet-proof, and have excellent battery life and are really easy to use. Not HD, but more than good enough for YouTube stuff.
This is an original GoPro. Terrible thing. Video below. Even the very latest version still has appalling sound quality. It is the reason you see so many awesome YouTube vids ruined with terrible songs placed over the top of the real sound!
This is a V-Box. Big bucks, about 2 to 3 grand depending on options, and best to install permanently. Nice unit though. Can display all sorts of stuff, has inbuilt GPS for track mapping G-sensor etc... Has the two lenses too which is cool if you like looking at yourself Video below.
And this is the RadCam that I am quite fond of. For under $500 its great value.
These romote lipstick cameras suit my purpose as we can mount the camera anywhere on or even under the car, and turn it on/off remotely, AND have the microphone in a suitable position. Video follow. Ensure you choose the Full HD option when viewing.
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