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    Helmet cam question

    Are there any adapters/mini kits to use standart camcorder when you ride? I'm looking for a plug-in device that converts regular camcorder to something like helmet camera. So basicly lens on a wire. Any ideas? Too poor to buy helmet cam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucky13
    Are there any adapters/mini kits to use standart camcorder when you ride? I'm looking for a plug-in device that converts regular camcorder to something like helmet camera. So basicly lens on a wire. Any ideas? Too poor to buy helmet cam.

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    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&l...=1&q=helmetcam

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucky13
    Are there any adapters/mini kits to use standart camcorder when you ride? I'm looking for a plug-in device that converts regular camcorder to something like helmet camera. So basicly lens on a wire. Any ideas? Too poor to buy helmet cam.

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    It's called a lipstick cam, but your camera has to have an audio/video input for this to work. If you don't have an audio/video input, you're only other option is to mount the entire camera to your helmet.

    You might want to check out Pete's website to see how he did it, and he also has links to another guy who made his own helmet mount for the camcorder. http://www.petefagerlin.com

    Lipstick cam kits run $150-200 from rfconcepts.com

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    How do rfconcepts cameras compare in $ and quality to supercircuits?

    Quote Originally Posted by phil.
    It's called a lipstick cam, but your camera has to have an audio/video input for this to work. If you don't have an audio/video input, you're only other option is to mount the entire camera to your helmet.

    You might want to check out Pete's website to see how he did it, and he also has links to another guy who made his own helmet mount for the camcorder. http://www.petefagerlin.com

    Lipstick cam kits run $150-200 from rfconcepts.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by crux
    How do rfconcepts cameras compare in $ and quality to supercircuits?
    I'm not familiar w/ supercircuits, but what I did was download a few vids from peoples websites with what lipstick cam I knew they were using and then decided if I could tell a difference. I know vids are compressed and lower quality to be easily downloaded, but honestly I couldn't tell a difference between different lipstick cams. Where I could tell a difference was between lipstick cams and camcorders mounted to ppls helmets. The camcorders offer alot better color and the benefit of image stablization. Personally I'm using a 480 rfconcepts lipstick cam. Why? becuase I wasn't thrilled about adding 5-6lbs on my head, and my camcorder isn't as small as most ppl who mount them to helmets.

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