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We are Team Bugsplat, We take part in the Scumrun rally and run the official Scumrunvideo youtube channel

10 Mar 2012

Initial testing of Multicamera system...

Well initial testing of the in car multi-cam system began today.
It has proved three things
1.As you can see one of the camera's picture quality is pretty bad and I should look at replacing it.
2. The idea of flicking a switch in the dash and changing between cameras should work in principle.
3.I need a haircut.

I'm still waiting for the B&O VHS to arrive so cant test it with that yet, but tried it through the TV and into a capture card onto a laptop and seems to work well.

Right...now to find 1 or 2 more old high end video cameras...anyone?

9 Mar 2012

Building an old school live action video system...yes why not!

As you may be aware I am planning on filming quite a bit of footage on the upcoming Scumrun rally in May.

One of my hair brained schemes is to build an old school video system into the car. I will have a fair bit of modern digital shenanigans with me as well but I want to put cameras where they just shouldn't be and will likely get unavoidably mullered in the process.

I'm ideally looking to create a feeling of ubiquitous viewpoint from within the car. A live edit suite at 100mph if you will...

To do this I've been on the hunt for old video equipment for a while now...so far I've accumulated various Hi8 and vhs-c handicams from the 90s (all notably with hi end lenses, mostly sony carl zeiss) These will have their video and audio outputs component cabled into a switch box in the dashboard before the final signal being sent to a Bang & Olufsen Beocord VHS recording unit.

So old school, analogue but quality kit is the plan!

I am waiting for bits and pieces to arrive before I set it all up in my lounge (photos will ensue) and run some testing.

Then I need to work out how to build it all into the car...that will be a whole other story!

Current Bug total camera count for the rally is up to 6 so far...