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Old 08-09-2009, 01:27 PM   #1
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Quick & dirty camera mount for SG2 filming

I needed a camera mount so I could film my ScanGauge while driving to collect data. Since the movie mode is limited in how close it can focus (macro mode is only for stills as is manual focus), this consists of a 18" piece of 2x3 with the SG2 taped on at one end and a mini folding tripod (it folds flat) taped to the other. The distance also leaves enough room that I can still read the ScanGauge's screen directly (I could've looked at the camera's screen if necessary). One of my dash's cubbyholes is tapered as is goes back, so I could wedge the 2x3 in there pretty solidly. As long as I don't take any very sharp turns it stays put fine. Bouncing doesn't appear to be a problem when I took it for a quick test run. I recorded a little and it dawned on me just how much work it's going to be to extract all the data from the videos. Usually my problem is too little information!
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Old 08-09-2009, 01:31 PM   #2
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I came up with a whole bunch of poor man's camera mount ideas, and posted pictures of them on another forum...
http://www.standardshift.com/forum/v...ic.php?t=11459
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Old 08-09-2009, 01:40 PM   #3
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I considered using the headrest but thought it might be too far away. I should explore it further, though, since I can always move the seat up further. Cool!
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Old 08-09-2009, 01:43 PM   #4
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Wait a second...it occurs to me that the SG2 and camera being mechanically linked would eliminate a lot of potential vibration issues. Still worth some exploration, especially since the elimination of an 18" 2x3 jammed into my dash would probably remove a lot of the source of vibration!
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I wonder if you can use OCR to get the data from your videos...it's not hard to break videos into individual .jpg frames.
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What a fantastic idea. Have to explore that angle. Deliciously roundabout.
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