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Plowing Dash Cam

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Lynden-Jeff, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff PlowSite.com Addict
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    Anyone ever done this before? Im thinking about giving it a try, getting a semi decent cam corder and a mount and recording the storms etc from the windsheild of my truck. Any thoughts?

    Cheers
     
  2. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    Sounds like a pain to me, detailed records are all you need and you still need them with your vid.
     
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Yes I have.
     
  4. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,263

    Yeah im looking for some ideas about mounting the cam....?
     
  5. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Now how do you think I made all those videos of me plowing.:D
     
  6. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
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    Idk...thats why im asking you!:rolleyes:
     
  7. Jerre Heyer

    Jerre Heyer Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    Have a roof mounted camera front and rear that are hooked up to a screen in the cab that can be split screen. That's hooked up to a video drop splitter tied into the laptop. It can be set to record at the touch of a button on one or both cameras at the same time. Can still use the laptop for other work at the same time. Pinnacle makes the video drop splitter and I used Ecco cameras. Takes great quality video.

    J
     
  8. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff PlowSite.com Addict
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    I was looking at video camera mounts, I want something unobtrusive and out of the way, some guys have these giant contraptions in there trucks, not really what I'm looking for. Wonder where I can find one. Not like I would be using this all the time, more for when I feel like recording some of my plowing.
     
  9. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
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    A Suction Cup Monopod...or called a Click N Stick.

    I read the post where you metioned it, and went to best buy to pick on up. It's pretty cool. It's actually mounted to my eXmark as of right now. lol
     
  10. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,263

    Thanks man, its so hard to get the oldman to stay on course!



    Thanks,Tim:waving:
     
  11. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff PlowSite.com Addict
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    Got a link to one online? best buys around here dont have anything of the sort.
     
  12. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
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    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8345622&type=product&id=1176506228750

    101_0812.jpg
     
  13. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    Sorry , I thought you wanted the vid camera more for liability reasons, not personal.:drinkup:
     
  14. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff PlowSite.com Addict
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  15. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
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    the stick is completely bendable as well.
     
  16. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
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  17. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
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  18. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,433

    It will be a small cam corder, just need something to hold up the cam with all the shaking from the plow etc.

    Cheers
    Jeff
     
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2008
  19. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
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    cam corder?..arent those pretty big?

    It has a weight limit.
     
  20. Woodland

    Woodland Senior Member
    Messages: 269

    No offense, but that will be one boring home video...unless you crash I guess.