Originally Posted by JAT3 /t/1525710/looking-for-best-slow-motion-camcorder#post_24598969
The previous responses are very informative. The Panasonic v750 may work well in my application.
I organize local bicycle races 5 days per year (PlainvilleSpringSeries.com, on blogs, Twitter and YouTube). Yes, that is 14in. of snow in the backgroundThere are eight races per day. I record the finish of each race and store the camcorders away for 11 months. I currently use old Flip and Kodak "palmcorders" with an assortment of problems (e.g. shutterspeed, zoom, physical removal from 10ft high position, record leaders only). FinishLynx is a fabulous slit-camera solution that my grass roots racing hobby can never afford.
The first finishers are far ahead of the last participant. I would like to provide all racers their finish position and elapsed race time.
I am open to all solutions. The following is only one idea. I solicit your response on any improvements, or complete system re-design, that you may have. I have a $2,500 budget.
The finish line width is 30ft. Riders wear tyvek identification bibs on the side of their back. Sunshine reflection off the tyvek is sometimes a problem. The cameras are mounted 10ft. above the ground. I would like to mount a Panasonic v750 AND have it stream video to Personal Video Recorder ('PVR"). I could then use PVR software to review the first finishers while continuing to record the rest of the race. Time stamp on the video could provide elapsed time although it would be more convenient if the elapsed time was stamped. I could also install a physical clock display somewhere in the field of vision to record elapsed time.
Q: Can the Panasonic v750 stream to a PVR?
Q: Which PVR is most appropriate?
Q: Is there a cable length concern from the camcorder to the PVR?
Q: Races are conducted rain or shine. I do use a small weather-proof trailer now for observing the race and reporting results via wifi/laptops. How shall I protect equipment?
Thanks in advance for your advice.
Go Fast ... JIM