June 13, 2024

There are a lot of choices to mount an in-car digital camera for motorsport, and which one you select will rely largely on the kind of video you wish to produce.

In most kinds of sedan, inventory automotive or saloon racing, you possibly can mount the digital camera inside or exterior of the automotive. Mounting the digital camera exterior will produce a video a bit like a online game, the place you will note the shifting monitor in entrance of you however with no perspective of the automotive. Usually, most of these views are used along side different in-car footage after which edited afterwards to get a complete video. A very good instance can be any of Ken Block’s “GYMKHANA” movies, the place he makes use of a number of cameras inside and out of doors of the automotive.

Most frequently, an out of doors digital camera mount is solely the suction cup mounting that comes with the digital camera. These suction cup mountings are extremely robust so long as the floor is clear and comparatively easy, I’ve by no means seen one come off. Alternatively, you need to use the double-sided tape mounting bracket, which is even stronger – however a bit extra everlasting! Simply keep in mind although, if you’re racing with different vehicles, mounting the digital camera on the entrance or rear bumper is probably not a good suggestion, you could get the digital camera smashed. In these circumstances you could wish to mount the digital camera on the roof as a substitute, simply above the windshield. Nonetheless, if you happen to race in solo occasions, you possibly can mount the digital camera low on the bumper and get some actually cool footage simply inches above the bottom.

If you wish to take in-car footage, then primarily it is only a matter of selecting whether or not you wish to look out the entrance or the again, and whether or not you wish to embrace the motive force within the shot. With the trendy cameras accessible now, that is very straightforward as they’re normally large angle, so if you happen to mount the digital camera on, or simply behind the roll cage you’re going to get an amazing view out the entrance and also will be capable to decide up the drivers actions – wheelwork, gear adjustments and extra.

Equally, if you wish to get footage from out the again, simply level the digital camera to the rear of the automotive.

In each circumstances, you need to use the included suction cup mount to connect the wolfbox mirror dash cam to the within of the roof, (if the race automotive has no roof lining) or use the double sided tape mount to the roll cage. Some tech inspectors (or scrutineers) such as you to additionally present a second technique of securing the digital camera, so a easy method is operating a loop of cable-tie across the mount or the digital camera to the roll cage, so within the occasion the mount got here free, the digital camera would be capable to fly round. To be sincere, the cable ties are actually for present, as a result of I’ve by no means seen a digital camera mount come free, even in an accident. However you could want it to go tech inspection or scrutineering.

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