External Camera for Sony HC7 HD Camcorder

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  1. Mikey K

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    Well I've bought a Sony HC7 and am very very happy with it.
    I have a sports car I use on road trips and track days and would like to use the HC7 to video them.
    It tends to shake when mounted between the roll bars so I's like to add an external camera.
    Now I just found out the only external input to the HC7 for video is the HDMI port :(
    How the hell do I get a bullet camera input in to that! :rolleyes:
     
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    You don't... you'd need one with AV input like the Canon HV20 to do that.
     
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    Interesting ...:) looks purpose built for the job too

    I imagine that translates to about £300 .. also quite interesting that it simply uses CF cards to record to

    Im not sure how that works out compared to an HV10 though especially if the OP is able to sell off his current camcorder, which is in some way comparable to the HV20

    However a small bullet cam may be all that is needed in addition rather than replacing the HC7

    To the OP If you hadnt seen it, There is a thread going about AV-in camcorders
    Here
    Also i think the HDMI jack on the HC7 would be output only
     
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    Well, I suppose if I were him I'd sell the HC7 and buy an HV20. Or keep the HC7 and get a PDR100. OTOH, an HV10 would do both jobs, wouldn't it?

    PDR100 will record for hours and hours with a 16GB CFII card. I suppose track events aren't all that time hungry, though.
     
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    Yes, both the HV10 and HV20 have AV-input.
     
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    :smashin: guys

    I do like the HC7.
    The Sony web site does say the HDMI is in and out, but I can't think of any sort of camera that would go in to it! :rolleyes:

    I nearly bought a used KAM4 kit with CF card recorder but he has already sold it :(

    I did look at the dogscam website yesterday.

    I like the look of that PDR1000 and the idea of hours of video on a 16GB

    Still can't believe Sony put no AV input on the HC7 :(

    What about a carputer with USB harddrive?
    Can you hook up a decent bullet cam in to a computer?
     
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    HDMI in? From where ?:confused:
    All the way from the HC1, Sonys Prosumer HDV camcorders have lost AV-IN ,

    You can.. but for portabiity that would have to be a laptop. But in another thread felix2 has rightly expressed some concern about Windows PCs "reliability" for any long haul recording
     
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    Good point on the PC
    My work laptops have not been great in terms of reliability.
    Carputer appealed as I could also run some ECU logging, sat nav and media player :confused:
     
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    Hi, just to confirm, the Sony UK website only says the HC7 has HDMI out and component out, (and AV and S-video out), - and DV in&out, USB in&out, audio in&out, mic in and headphones out.
     

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