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    Best way to video Summit?

    OK. I am loving all the cool videos people have done on the Summit from this forum and on youtube. Would love to produce some of my own, but I can't afford something like a GoPro camera.

    Also I usually find myself alone when I am out spending time driving and enjoying the Summit. I do have an iphone. Does anyone have any cool cheap way I can both drive the Summit and film it with an iPhone at the same time? I could tripod it put then you can follow the vehicle. I am trying to come up with some way to mount it to my tx and or myself that can film my POV.

    Guess I can always duck tape it to my forehead!?

    Any ideas or suggestions or links to ideas would be appreciated.

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    I used an otter box clipped to the front of my shirt collar a few times, it kind of worked hard to keep phone from bouncing around though. You also have to remeber to keep facing the summit unless you want to get some nice footage of the scenery lol.
    Don't take it out unless your going to use it.

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    sorry for the e-maxx pic. just to show the cam.
    mini keychain camcorder. good item to velcro on your summit hood. cost me 6 bucks on ebay. there are glasses made also with a camera in them. they are in the 10-20 dollar range. cheap, and they work. thats all that counts.

    here is a clip of this cam in action. it is hard to determine where your at when velcroed on the controler. but with practice. it can happen.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpqHCRwrmxg
    Last edited by ajcar; 01-29-2013 at 04:09 PM.
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    Thanks for the feedback I appreciate it.

    I too tried the otterbox clipped to my shirt as well. I agree it kind of worked.....but your right you do really have to keep adjusting your torso to keep the truck in frame and if you don't...well your right nice footage of the background without the truck you will have.

    I may look into the mini camcorder keychain or something similar option. Perhaps I could tape it to the side of my sunglasses while I drive.

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    I velcro'd mine to the truck


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    I set up my camera on my transmitter.


    or on the truck.

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    I like the setup on the transmitter. Just make sure its always pointed at the truck I assume.

    I would LOVE to get a GoPro! Just right now spending $300 on one is just not in the cards after I just spent what I did to get the truck.

    Think I will give the keychain camera a try just to get some simple video to share via photobucket and such.

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    by the way. here is the glasses. there are sellers with cheaper shipping.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/B-DV-DVR-Spy...item257a548751

    plus if by chance you would buy the keychain. or the glasses. you will also need this mini sandisk.
    . it was like 8 bucks at walmart.
    i think all you get in the package is the cam/charge cord that plugs into a computer. or if you got a plug in adaptor. the one from my cel phone works. you only use the front 2 buttons. the back ones are for looks. it does take pics also. i like it.
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    Awesome ajcar...thanks for the link

    Do you still happen to have the link tot he keychain camera you bought? Seems like you have had a good experience with the one you have. I was looking last night. There must be 10000 on ebay to choose from!! :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sactown_Summit View Post
    Awesome ajcar...thanks for the link

    Do you still happen to have the link tot he keychain camera you bought? Seems like you have had a good experience with the one you have. I was looking last night. There must be 10000 on ebay to choose from!! :-)
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/From-USA-Min...item3a7df8d8f5
    i think this is the seller i got mine from. i think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ajcar View Post
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/From-USA-Min...item3a7df8d8f5
    i think this is the seller i got mine from. i think.
    Thanks! Will take a look when I get home tonight

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    Also search 808 #16 keychain cam
    It uses the H.264 codec real hd not up scaled jpeg.
    Check out the reveiws
    http://youtu.be/sSg-8ktRq4U
    I shot this video with it.it still lived after.lol
    http://youtu.be/rayi1DgvzaA


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    Quote Originally Posted by jamann View Post
    Also search 808 #16 keychain cam
    It uses the H.264 codec real hd not up scaled jpeg.
    Check out the reveiws
    http://youtu.be/sSg-8ktRq4U
    I shot this video with it.it still lived after.lol
    http://youtu.be/rayi1DgvzaA


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    Thanks. The footage looks really good. Surprisingly good for a camera so small. Think I could shoot some great footage with that little thing hide it in the rocks and drive right over it. Very cool.

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    That was one of the main factors for me small enough to get some interesting shots.my only complaint is battery life
    After a while it starts to get shorter.although I HAVE run it over crashed into and onto it numerous times
    Its pretty much done now but great cam for the price


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