In car video recording without camera shake

Submitted: Friday, May 07, 2010 at 19:35
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A few people have posted very good videos of their trips. One in particular was the Canning Stock Route.

I noticed there was no camera shake whilst travelling over corrugations.

Can somebody tell me how this was achieved?

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Kim
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Reply By: Allan B, Sunshine Coast, - Friday, May 07, 2010 at 19:45

Friday, May 07, 2010 at 19:45
They were teetotallers Kim. LOL

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Follow Up By: Brian Purdue - Friday, May 07, 2010 at 20:16

Friday, May 07, 2010 at 20:16
Do teetotallars drink only tea or only play golf?
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Follow Up By: Kim and Damn Dog - Friday, May 07, 2010 at 20:41

Friday, May 07, 2010 at 20:41
Allan

I hate teetotallers. Give me a latte anytime!

LOL

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Reply By: Member - Kiwi_In_Aussie(Wagga) - Friday, May 07, 2010 at 19:47

Friday, May 07, 2010 at 19:47
I use this unit - very good

I attach it to the inside of the passenger side windscreen and turn it on/off - zoom in/out via a remote to the camera

Works for me :-)

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Reply By: Member - Jack - Friday, May 07, 2010 at 19:59

Friday, May 07, 2010 at 19:59
Hi Kim:

Mick O (he of the many blogs) has a pretty good setup which seems to produce good, shake free movies. If he does not see this, MM him.

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Reply By: Mick O - Friday, May 07, 2010 at 20:58

Friday, May 07, 2010 at 20:58
Kim,

the reason it doesn't shake (much) is because of the stabilising platform within the camera itself and not the mounting system. I have the Sony HDR-XR200. It has a 120 Gig hard drive and 4 megapixel still camera. The anti-shock/shake system in it is absolutely fantastic. It also has a GPS feature that tags your video to a GPS location and you can then view on Google maps etc. This especially suits me because of the remote off track travelling I do. I have been very impressed with the unit. Other E/O members travelling with me last year were also suitably impressed and bought the unit above this one on their return. Sony provide the PMB program to download/edit etc. The other thing with the Sony is that it allows you to record in High Definition and then convert to standard or lower. All the clips you have seen on Vimeo and EO have been at a low resolution WAV format. The video quality in HD is incredible.


In the vehicle, I use a RAM mount clipped to the Jesus handle on the A Pillar. I did have it on the passenger’s side and operated it with the remote but found it was a damn site easier to control with it on the A pillar beside me. I've attached a photo of my vehicle cab with the video set up. These bits and bobs from RAM you can get on the GPSOZ website about $60 for everything ( http://www.gpsoz.com.au/ram.htm ). You want the camera base mount, an elbow and something to attach it to your vehicle.

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Follow Up By: Kim and Damn Dog - Friday, May 07, 2010 at 21:26

Friday, May 07, 2010 at 21:26
Gidday Mick

I’m sure I purchased that very same camera for work. Many thanks for the information.

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Kim
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Follow Up By: Member - John - Saturday, May 08, 2010 at 05:09

Saturday, May 08, 2010 at 05:09
Mick, looks as if you would be very busy in there............
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Follow Up By: Mick O - Saturday, May 08, 2010 at 07:12

Saturday, May 08, 2010 at 07:12
Tyres, EGT and the nav computer is all I really worry about John. Currently training up the pocket rocket to take on a few of thoase duties....mind you she's baulking a bit at setting up camp, cooking AND changing tyres. So hard to get good help these days ;-)

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Follow Up By: ferris - Sunday, May 09, 2010 at 01:54

Sunday, May 09, 2010 at 01:54
Wow, are they standard Nissan features.

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Reply By: lizard - Friday, May 07, 2010 at 23:39

Friday, May 07, 2010 at 23:39
Am thinking of getting a "Stickypod" , anyone used one ?
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Reply By: Member - Christopher P (NSW) - Saturday, May 08, 2010 at 11:56

Saturday, May 08, 2010 at 11:56
cheap mount is to use a car sponge and cut out for the camera, velcro on dash.

Yes i know cheap, cost $4 for a sponge.
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Reply By: Grand CRD - Sunday, May 09, 2010 at 21:36

Sunday, May 09, 2010 at 21:36
Go to Bunnings and buy a short length of 25mm square aluminium extrusion and 2 stailless steel "U" clamps. Cut aluminium so that it fits inbetween the 2 front seets between the headrests. Clamp the tubing to one of the headrests with the "U" clamps and bolt the camera with a bolt through the tubing with a bit of foam rummer between it and the tube.
I have used this method with success video-ing about 300kms of the Stuart Highway between Darwin nad Katherine as well as most of the creek crossings on the old Telegraph track up to Cape York. I have a Panasonic digital video with image stabilising and use the remote control to turn it on and off.

Hape this helps.

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