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attatching a spy cam to cv camcorder

Discussion in 'Camcorders, Action Cams & Video Editing Forum' started by dan76n, Jul 24, 2004.

  1. dan76n

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    hi all, I have a sony dcrtrv340 digital 8 camcorder and i wanted to know if it is possible to attatch a small camera (like a spy cam or somthing) to it?
    the reason for this is i want to put it on my snowboard and put the camcorder in my back pack.
    Any suggestions
     
  2. Roy Mallard

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    340 is the memory stick version?, the 240 was the dv/av in version, so no.
    You would have to activate the dv/av in first.
     
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    Hmm..This would suggest it has av in. But it's well worth checking because that, as Roy implied, is an absolute must.

    If you have a camcorder which supports av-in then you can attach a bullet cam. Take a look here: http://www.rfconcepts.co.uk/helmet_cameras.htm
     
  4. Roy Mallard

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    you used to be able to dv-enabler widgets for non dv-in cams, on my ancient sony trv120 it enabled dv and av-in, don't know how compatible it would be with the newer cams.
     
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    The good old EU have changed the law so that a company making a cam that 'can' be enabled for DV-in and/or AV-in are still liable to pay the additional tax as if it was enabled out of the box. Therefore I think it very unlikely that any new models can be easily enabled without hardware mods.

    Mark.
     
  6. Roy Mallard

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    Yeah, but the TRV340 is about 2 years old now, so it might be similar to earlier models. I don't recall having seen any retialers selling these items recently, maybe they are prevented under the same law change. I did see a couple of ads in some of the camcorder magazines, try www.keene.co.uk, they should be able to tell you if your model is capable of a firmware modification (remember to ask about AV-in as well as DV-in)
     

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