I’m experimenting with different ways of presenting video. This is hosted directly on my site instead of putting it up on YouTube or some other provider.
This movie is taken from the Oregon Scientific headcam that I’m considering using for doing race videos. It’s about 120 bucks plus you need a 2GB SD card, but those are dropping in price very fast. At full resolution it’s 640 X 480 pixels at 30 frames per second. This video is compressed to 320 X 240 and 15 FPS. You can also set the camera for lower resolutions and frame rates, though the full size highest res gives you an hour of recording on a 2GB card.
I think this will be great for car video except that it doesn’t have any image stabilization. It does to automatic light balance and contrast.
It’s also very light and small. I plan to do a front and rear looking camera. Maybe try it as a head cam to see how that works out. Tech should love these things. even if one came loose it wouldn’t be the hazard that a full camcorder is.
You can see why I like windsurfing in the run back to the beach, about halfway through the video. Feels like I’m doing 150 even though it’s less than 30MPH, and if you screw up, about all that happens is you get wet (though I broke my toe on the mast a few hours before I shot this video–there’s just no solution for clumsiness).