attatching a spy cam to cv camcorder

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

  1. dan76n

    dan76n
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2003
    Messages:
    88
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    australia
    Ratings:
    +0
    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

    Roy Mallard
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    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.
     
  3. torrent

    torrent
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    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

    Roy Mallard
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    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.
     
  5. MarkE19

    MarkE19
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2002
    Messages:
    17,392
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    Rainham Essex
    Ratings:
    +2,451
    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

    Roy Mallard
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    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)
     

Share This Page

Loading...
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice