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  1. frenzyrumble

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    Anyone know where I can get a head mounted (strapped) digital camera?
    Like the type used when skydiving? I want to get one to make 1st person tutorial videos, and can't seem to find anything online.

    I've thought about ghetto-rigging the one I have now if I can't find anything better...

    sort of like this hands free cell phone
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    Yeah. KITBASH a headset that holds the camera, a light, and a mic too. :) 
     
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    I don't know of any one that makes video reviews with a head mounted camera, and a tutorial wouldn't really be too much different, I wouldn't think.
     
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    I actually saw a really cool rigged one using a standard webcam. They took one of the LED head bands and gutted the light and put the camera inside that. Worked really well to. Keep us updated!
     
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    thanks for the leads. Those seem very foreign to me. I was hoping for a camera w/ some HD on it, or something direct to my PC, though I need to look through the links more...

    thought about that, however I really want the camera to focus on what I focus on, sometimes if the center of the screen is the focal point, I'll be more successful at conveying exactly where I am. For example, if I am painting an eye, I want the camera centered on that eye.

    That's and awesome idea....plus those are hard wired right to my PC, and I can save the file as I record it. Thanks!
     
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    You could rig an old iSight to your head :) 

    Try looking for helmet cams. Xtreme sports (snow- skate- wakeboarding etc) There is a big range of head cams.

    iDD
     
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    My helmetcam makes thinks look considerably further away than what they are, moreso than using the DVcam. Its something to do with the lens angle but I cant remember the specifics. I know you can get different angle lenses for them though.

    Hakka.
     
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    My helmetcam makes thinks look considerably further away than what they are, moreso than using the DVcam. Its something to do with the lens angle but I cant remember the specifics. I know you can get different angle lenses for them though.

    Hakka.
     
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    yeah i would google helmet cam, they are well priced, and though a little ungainly for your uses (who needs a helmet when customizing?) it should do what your looking for and not break the bank.
     
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