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  1. RallyMini370

    RallyMini370 Well-Known Member

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    I don't have extra cash for flash things like Gopro camera's so I'm going to test this little bugger from China. For $40 its worht a try.

    [ame=http://www.ebay.com/itm/400608122841?_trksid=p2060778.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT#ht_7256wt_1155]Red Mini Waterproof HD 720P Sports DV Digital Video Camera Camcorder DVR | eBay[/ame]
     
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    For that price it's definitely worth a shot. Let us know how it works out.
    It's a good price, but I'll wait for someone else to be the guinea pig.
     
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    Will do, if it works well we might buy a few more for strange angle footage.
     
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    Have you contacted GoPro for contributions / support / Free GoPro's?
     
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    Send them some of your "Action" pic's of the MINI running the PR rally.... Get GoPro's juices flowing..... You'll have GoPro's hanging all over your racekor before you know it...:Thumbsup:
     
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    If it just works just pretty good it's worth 40 bucks.. I thought the kicker was going to be the shipping cost but that is free. I need someone to explain that. A lot of stuff on ebay from Hong Kong, and or China locations are free "epacket" shipping. How is that? That little camera/video device would probably cost me 30-40 bucks to ship to China!!!!

    Let us know how well it works once you get it..
     
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    I did contact Go Pro a while back for support or free stuff but they were not interested. I suppose Mr Block gets them plenty of footage?

    Anyway back to the Chino Pro! I hooked it up this morning a did the drive to work. You can mount it up side down with the picture correcting the right way round but when I viewed the footage on my laptop it was inverted and I couldn't figure out how to turn the picture the right way round. LOL

    The picture quality and sound was good enough but I mounted the camera on the windscreen which showed up all the stone chips. I'm going to play with the monuting this week and hopefully post some footage soon.
     
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    Neat! I'm curious to see your footage when you post it!
     
  10. Crashton

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    Looking forward to your screen debut Chris. Heck for the cost of that camera even I can afford to buy one. Imagine thrilling action videos of the drive to the donut shop. :donut1:

    As far as the upside down goes, is it possible they shipped you an Ausie model? :ihih:
     
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    I read the destruction book last night but couldn't find how to de-Aussie it! So I will have mount it the correct way round. I think my drive to work is far more exciting than the drive to the donut shop! Anyway the rally is this weekend so I hope to have it sorted by then. Cute camera with touch screen.
     
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    Good luck on the rally Chris.

    Rally driver's do it sidways! :Thumbsup:
     
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    I tried the suction cup mount on the roll cage brace this morning which give a nice in car view and the ugly driver steering etc but not much view of the road. Anyway after 500yards the camera fell off! The footage looked good though. I think I need to re-think the mounting. LOL
     
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    Super glue it to your forehead. Drivers perspective! :cool:

    Only kidding, glue to the co-driver. :D
     
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    Go on say it! DUH! I fitted the camera, got it all set up and due to the excitement of the rally forgot to switch it on for the whole day! what a dummy!!!!!
     
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    Been there done that, but it was a VHS camera. :lol:

    OK Chris, now you have a good reason to run another rally. :biggrin5:
     
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    Any updates on the Chicom Go pro? I'm still on the fence.
     
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    the good thing is I didn't use it when I rolled the Mini as I would have blamed the camera as a jinx as the last time I did an in car video in 1992 i rolled the MK2 Escort car! I'm going to do some footage when I get back to CR strapped to my RC helicopter!
     
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    Cameras can be bad juju.

    A friend had an 8mm movie camera (remember those) in his rally car. The video starts out on stage 1 he's wicking it on real good. He then turns the review mirror so the camera has a better view, bang he crashes, video ends with "SHORT FARKIN RALLY!".

    Chris make sure your camera uses the non-juju format. :smilewinkgrin:
     
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    Happy New year! 2015 = juju less.
     

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