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pap 03-10-2013 09:12 PM

Tower Camera options (new x30)
 
I was disappointed they did away with the rather slick looking integrated swivel camera in the tower pull point.

The x30 we ordered has a video in, but it's not integrated into the tower at all.

We would like to have a hassle free way of recording riders that doesn't involve anyone holding a camera. Our current boat has a swivel mount for a camcorder, but it's somewhat ungainly.

Any suggestions or better yet pictures of a current install?

Aric'sX15 03-11-2013 02:06 AM

Have you looked into go pros?

KahunaCraft 03-11-2013 06:15 AM

http://www.Wakeye.com

Seems like a nice option.

You could use a camera that has wifi streaming to other devices in boat connected to the video inputs. Then use a remote control (app or other device) to avoid running wires. I'm trying to sort out the same problem this week.

pap 03-11-2013 08:25 AM

Gopros as far as I understand have way too wide a FOV for tower mounting. In addition, I found the standing up/reaching up to turn it off and on all the time on our old camera annoying. Was just hoping someone had a way to get both video and control down to the helm area, since MC has a built in video input but now way to get video down to the plug, it kinda makes no sense.

clrussell 03-11-2013 08:35 AM

http://www.mastercraftbydesign.com/index_509.asp

I was just playing on their site and found this. I can't get any more info to load but maybe it'll work on a computer


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pap 03-11-2013 11:31 AM

I don't think that option is available any longer. I'm wondering if the software is still built into the MC system and whether it can connect to any camera out there.

GoinBoatin 03-14-2013 05:35 PM

The new go pros have a wireless remote to turn it on and off I believe.

Stefan 03-16-2013 05:01 AM

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Originally Posted by GoinBoatin (Post 915701)
The new go pros have a wireless remote to turn it on and off I believe.

Yeah they do, either via wireless remote or iphone app, including preview.

But the Field of view of GoPros is useless as tower cam, its so wide angle, it doesent even need to be connected to the towrope to be turned, meaning the rider won't be more then a small spot

pap 03-16-2013 09:22 AM

I was reading the latest generation have a "zoom" of sorts - wide/medium/zoom, but haven't been able to see examples of this on a tower.

GoneBoatN 03-16-2013 04:37 PM

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Originally Posted by pap (Post 914524)
I don't think that option is available any longer. I'm wondering if the software is still built into the MC system and whether it can connect to any camera out there.

On my 2010 with BIG, the Medallion Viper module has a couple composite video input connectors. One of those runs to the glove box via a cable. I hooked up a GoPro to it and it works just fine.


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