Here is some information about my Video Camera integration with the rest of the A/V system.
I am using a sealed 330 line color pin-hole camera as my source. Below is some information on the integration into the car. Why a front camera? Great recording of racing sessions, etc. (grin)
I had originally planned on firing the camera through the license plate cover, but we came up with some "neat" tricks to try out first. In our first mounting attempt, I removed the Pontiac logo between the front grills, and had a new one made out of clear plexiglass. I then had it done in the factory colors, except I left the center "cross" in the logo clear. That would be the firing location for the camera.
Once mounted and in testing... because of the severe angle of that area of the facia, the camera had to be mounted too far away from the firing pane, which caused the required firing area to be a bit large... and also created shadows and lighting problems.
The fix? Go back to Plan A! (grin).
More to come soon!
|Getting ready to make changes!
||Pontiac Logo removed
||Cut out hole for the
camera to fire through
|The area we are
working in, stock
|New custom bracket
|The newest location
for the camera, stock
|Hole cut for camera placement
||New bracket and camera mounting
||There it is! (see the hole?)
Black PONTIAC decal
|A shot taken at 8:30pm
||Another shot at 8:30pm
||Another shot at 8:00am
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