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    So I went and grabbed an old Sony HandyCam with night shot off Ebay, and now I'm looking for somewhere to mount it in my car. I'm at a loss for where to put it.

    Has anyone else done it, and can they reccomend a place to put the camera. I can't mount it updside down, as I won't have any way to flip the picture right side up.

    I'm looking to connect the camera to my GAIN screen with it's RCA inputs.

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    Right smack in the middle!

    Originally posted by fluffy2097
    So I went and grabbed an old Sony HandyCam with night shot off Ebay, and now I'm looking for somewhere to mount it in my car. I'm at a loss for where to put it.

    Has anyone else done it, and can they reccomend a place to put the camera. I can't mount it updside down, as I won't have any way to flip the picture right side up.

    I'm looking to connect the camera to my GAIN screen with it's RCA inputs.

    My system.
    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...highlight=lost
    Mount that bad boy right smack in the middle of the dash, on top, pointing forward. That way everyone will think you're a state trooper!
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    • #3
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      • #4
        Usually they are mounted to a PVC tube rack straddling the headrest posts. Depends what you want to do with it and whether or not it will be permanent.
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        • #5
          My brother has one of those. The only problem with it is that it will shut itself down after a couple minutes, presumably to save power. We never were able to find a way to get it to knock that off.

          If you're just looking for something slick-looking, then by all means, that camera should be pimp! I agree, facing forward on the dash is an excellent idea!
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          • #6
            Perhaps I should get a second mount and place it in front of my screen? then build a housing around the whole thing?

            I'd like to keep things looking as stock as possible. Best of all. I can record everything onto 8mm tape (I might have to to keep the camera on when i'm driving).
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            • #7
              Hi Deadweasel,

              I used to use my camera for timelapse and the only way I could find overcome the "turning off" would be to eject the tape mechanism (leaving it out)and that way it would stay on forever (only useful if you are taking a direct feed from it)

              Not sure if it works for all cameras and not a very tidy way of leaving the camera set up

              Russ

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              • #8
                Originally posted by russ
                Hi Deadweasel,

                I used to use my camera for timelapse and the only way I could find overcome the "turning off" would be to eject the tape mechanism (leaving it out)and that way it would stay on forever (only useful if you are taking a direct feed from it)

                Not sure if it works for all cameras and not a very tidy way of leaving the camera set up

                Russ
                Blast. "Not tidy" is right! Oh well, although it's a pretty cool thing to see in action, it's for sure a little more than I would be trying to mount in MY car. At least, that is until I take another trip down to Daytona Beach during spring break!
                The ALEXIS Project
                MP3---VIDEO---GPS---REARVIEW---OBD---SKINNING
                Color Coding :
                DONE / MOSTLY DONE / BASE FEATURES / WORKING CONCEPT / NO CODE COMPLETED

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                • #9
                  Cool - I want to see the posted vid of that

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