Originally Posted by GTABurnout
More info on the camera set up please?
The camera is a HD170 Stealth
from Drift Innovation. The newer model, Drift HD
, is a little smaller and they improved the design of the rear (battery/port/memory) end.
I have a Nikon D300s & D90 + fast glass but they are just too heavy and fragile for some shots. I looked at all the POV cameras on the market and for my needs the Drift is the best of the bunch.
The built-in screen is a must. I know a few others have ad-on screens but the Drift screen being 90 degrees off from the lens center of view makes it easer to setup shots. The lens rotates for more mounting options. The new model has a replaceable lens. There is a standard
tripod mount on the underside. Drift includes a Start/Stop remote that can be worn like a watch. I put it around the shifter when I use the camera in/on the truck. It can record 1080p at 30fps but I mostly record 720p at 60fps for smoother slow motion playback. The sequence mode for still images can be set to 2, 3, 5, 10 or 30 second intervals. The image quality of the stills doesn't compare to RAW off my DSLRs but they look great for 2592 x 1944 JPGs. The auto white balance does a great job. Easy to navigate the menu and easy to update the firmware. I use the extended battery for longer recording but the camera can be externally powered by mini USB for long time lapses. The USB power will also recharge the battery when the camera is off.
I usually keep a RAM camera mount Mini Plate
with 1 inch ball screwed into the Drift. I used the RAM 1 inch Ball on .25 inch NPT Female Thread
and the mod linked above for the A-pillar anchor. A RAM Aluminum Double 3 inch Standard Arm with Double Ball Joiner
will let you set up just about any shot. I use the double 3" arms on the A-pillar but I have it pictured above with one 5.25" and one 3" arm. I also have several 1" ball mount points on the outside of the truck. The RAM hardware is solid and integrates well with my Manfrotto gear so I'm glad I went that route for truck mounts