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Video Overlay Systems
« on: August 22, 2010, 01:01:27 AM »
Hey guys,

I've been looking around at some overlay systems for our in-car video that we'll use for the LeMons race. Bryan, what sort of systems do you see people using? Do you have any friends who would let us borrow their system for a couple races?

Here are some resources I've come across from a small amount of searching around:

Video VBOX Lite http://www.videovbox.co.uk/index.php/products/video-vbox-lite
Example video:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/StBB6l4Q6Gk?fs=1&amp;amp;hl=en_US&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;color1=0x3a3a3a&amp;amp;color2=0x999999&amp;amp;border=1" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/StBB6l4Q6Gk?fs=1&amp;amp;hl=en_US&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;color1=0x3a3a3a&amp;amp;color2=0x999999&amp;amp;border=1</a>

ChaseCam http://www.chasecam.com/catalog/25/dashware
Example video:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/tD6OghRwqnw?fs=1&amp;amp;hl=en_US&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;color1=0x3a3a3a&amp;amp;color2=0x999999&amp;amp;border=1" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/tD6OghRwqnw?fs=1&amp;amp;hl=en_US&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;color1=0x3a3a3a&amp;amp;color2=0x999999&amp;amp;border=1</a>

Of course these systems are thousands of dollars. There has got to be something really simple that just shows G Forces, like the PDR100 from ChaseCam, but even still it is very expensive ~ $650:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/EV99BA4TovQ?fs=1&amp;amp;hl=en_US&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;color1=0x3a3a3a&amp;amp;color2=0x999999&amp;amp;border=1" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/EV99BA4TovQ?fs=1&amp;amp;hl=en_US&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;color1=0x3a3a3a&amp;amp;color2=0x999999&amp;amp;border=1</a>

Isn't there something really simple for like $200 or so??
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Re: Video Overlay Systems
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2010, 01:06:23 AM »
Another site
http://racerecall.com


Also, please note I've recently acquired a couple GoPro HERO cameras: 1 normal and 1 wide. They are not the HD models unfortunately. And I've got a ton of attachment parts also.
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Re: Video Overlay Systems
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2010, 01:39:04 PM »
I don't know of any affordable systems.  Race-Keeper is another one I'm aware of but I think it's also several hundred dollars.  I haven't looked into any of these systems due to the cost involved.  I think it would be tough to find something for $200.  That's the cost of a GoPro HD which is just a simple camera without any data gathering ability.  Even simple data systems like the MaxQData's entry level GPS cost a couple hundred without video.

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Re: Video Overlay Systems
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2010, 12:35:15 PM »
:'(


Do you have any friends who would let us borrow their system?
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Re: Video Overlay Systems
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2010, 03:02:37 PM »
I don't even know anyone who has one.

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Re: Video Overlay Systems
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2010, 02:52:01 PM »
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