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    Okay, so this summer I'd like to get a digital video camera to rig up to the tank.

    Cheap = good.

    Any suggestions?
    1988 "BlackHawk" project
    1989 "RallyHawk" is Chuck's now!
    1988 "The Gray" Tempest Gray Metallic stocker

    I can't tell you how peaceful it is. Shinya Kimura
    People who know ride Hawks. Riot

    #2
    Sony DV cameras are great- small, cheap and DV tape is cheap and easy to get. Check this one out : http://cgi.ebay.com/SONY-DCR-HC32-MI...QQcmdZViewItem
    Here's another: http://cgi.ebay.com/Digital-Sony-Han...QQcmdZViewItem

    Search on Sony DV camera to find more. Basically the higher you go on the optical zoom number the better.
    If you have more like $1500 you can get a sony hdv camera and go high def!
    '88 Hawk GT
    '89 Harley FXSTC
    2008 Yamaha V-Star 1300 tourer

    http://www.hawkgtforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=948

    "...my performance ain't perfect, but its loud, and its fast..." -Widespread Panic

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      #3
      just make sure whatever camera you get, can take a INPUT from another one.

      then you can buy a cheap ($20 to $70) camera, and mount it cool places that you cant do with a camcorder. (down low.. on the forks... helmetcam. swingarm, ect...

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        #4
        Originally Posted by motorcycleman
        If you have more like $1500 you can get a sony hdv camera and go high def!
        Yeah, right... if I had more like $1500 my Hawk would be getting a Hord job.

        Thanks for the link.
        1988 "BlackHawk" project
        1989 "RallyHawk" is Chuck's now!
        1988 "The Gray" Tempest Gray Metallic stocker

        I can't tell you how peaceful it is. Shinya Kimura
        People who know ride Hawks. Riot

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          #5
          ya dude thats my plan i got a bullet cam but cant find a recording device to store the video i will post some pics of what i got so far later on tonight
          1988 & 1991 hawkgt, 2005 rc51

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            #6
            I might have to drop by B&H Photo in NYC... I bought my 35mm Canon there, back in high school.
            1988 "BlackHawk" project
            1989 "RallyHawk" is Chuck's now!
            1988 "The Gray" Tempest Gray Metallic stocker

            I can't tell you how peaceful it is. Shinya Kimura
            People who know ride Hawks. Riot

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              #7
              I edited my link and added a second. As for the recommendation that it have a video input- that is a great idea, as the miniature "helmet cam" type cameras are small enough to really put anywhere, and they usually have just an rca out plug- no audio. I don't know if any of the small sony DV cameras have that input- but it doesn't hurt to check. Long Way Round (the film documentary) was shot on little cameras including the sony pd 150, which is bigger than what you would want to strap on your tank but which is broadcast quality in standard def. The Iraq war film "the War Tapes" was shot on these cameras also- and if you happened to see it on the big screen you now know that these little cameras are amazing.(I am a professional videographer in case you were wondering )
              '88 Hawk GT
              '89 Harley FXSTC
              2008 Yamaha V-Star 1300 tourer

              http://www.hawkgtforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=948

              "...my performance ain't perfect, but its loud, and its fast..." -Widespread Panic

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                #8
                Sweet!
                1988 "BlackHawk" project
                1989 "RallyHawk" is Chuck's now!
                1988 "The Gray" Tempest Gray Metallic stocker

                I can't tell you how peaceful it is. Shinya Kimura
                People who know ride Hawks. Riot

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                  #9
                  Bidding on eBay item # 180083208388
                  1988 "BlackHawk" project
                  1989 "RallyHawk" is Chuck's now!
                  1988 "The Gray" Tempest Gray Metallic stocker

                  I can't tell you how peaceful it is. Shinya Kimura
                  People who know ride Hawks. Riot

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                    #10
                    Originally Posted by douglas.thompson
                    Bidding on eBay item # 180083208388
                    bidding is for chumps that dont know how to use ebay.

                    im sending you a PM..

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                      #11
                      I'm not sure of the record run time on the dvd recorders... you might want to google that model and find out about that- it wouldn't be good to find out that it doesn't have a long record time when you are burning up the dragon! (the dv tape recorders go an hour on a $3 tape). On the plus side you can watch it with any dvd player, where with the dv tape recorder you would need to play back through the camera or buy a deck (which are much more expensive than the cameras)

                      Good price! Good luck!
                      '88 Hawk GT
                      '89 Harley FXSTC
                      2008 Yamaha V-Star 1300 tourer

                      http://www.hawkgtforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=948

                      "...my performance ain't perfect, but its loud, and its fast..." -Widespread Panic

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                        #12
                        ya go for digi
                        so you can load it up to the computer and edit it (add text music ex...)
                        they all come with software that is pretty easy to figure out if you spend the time and you get a nice quialty video at the end

                        i was using my cannon g5 and made some nice videos of my friends pocket bike practices but you can only record 3 minutes at a time and video quality is ok i went in a stiched them together added some music and text

                        if i could find a place to host it i would post for you guys to see
                        1988 & 1991 hawkgt, 2005 rc51

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                          #13
                          Googled the DCR-DVD92.

                          No USB port. No editing capabilities. No microphone.

                          I hope someone outbids me soon... I bid low anyway.
                          1988 "BlackHawk" project
                          1989 "RallyHawk" is Chuck's now!
                          1988 "The Gray" Tempest Gray Metallic stocker

                          I can't tell you how peaceful it is. Shinya Kimura
                          People who know ride Hawks. Riot

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                            #14
                            Check this one peeps.
                            Two of my mates have this...

                            http://www.samsung.com/Products/Camc...x205_final.pdf


                            Its an SD card videorecorder/camera/mp3 player and comes WITH a lipstick
                            camera so all you need to do is mount to the tank somehow and put the camera where you want it!!!
                            As its entirely digital there wont be any picture distortions from the vibrations of the bike/motor affecting the heads.
                            My friend stuck the camera onto her helmet, the camera in her backpack and
                            cycled across Brooklyn bridge.
                            Results looked really good!

                            Apparently a 1 gig stick lasts for around 15mins or so and as they are so cheap to buy now that sounds fairly reasonable to me.

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                              #15


                              i have a copuple diffrent shots im going to get with this
                              1988 & 1991 hawkgt, 2005 rc51

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