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Hello guys,

Just wanted to share my new camera and what I did to it.

Picked up a new Sony FDR-X3000 and an external battery a few days ago.

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This is the original product in its transparent acrylic.


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I decided to plastidip the case in black for a stealth look.

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Few coats in between.

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I got it cured in about 4 hours. The surface is quite smooth.

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Mounting is done!

I am using a 20000 mh external battery (mounted with double tapes) and 512gb micro SD card which gives me continuous 18 hours (approx) of recording in 4K or maybe a week or longer in lower resolution. To prevent scratching the rollbar, I taped only the section that got mounted first with masking tape and white vinyl tape.

@Lambo2018 this may interest you since you asked about gopro in your original thread.

This camera has excellent vibration damper and has nice lens. The interface, however, is terrible as it's complicated (hard to use). I'm still trying to understand what many of those icons in the interface are for.

For your viewing pleasure.
 

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@Sakura, you're the man! Love your posts they are consistently informative and very interesting........Sounds like more reading/research is in my future.......back on that learning treadmill. (y)
 

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Thanks bro (y)

I also picked up around $150 speeding ticket while trying out this camera. So this camera is quite expensive :ROFLMAO:
 

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Thanks bro (y)

I also picked up around $150 speeding ticket while trying out this camera. So this camera is quite expensive :ROFLMAO:
Ouch......truly sorry to hear that. Can you take a drivers safety course to mitigate the insurance impact? I ask because I know at certain speeds and in certain areas (school zones) that's not always possible.
 

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Ouch......truly sorry to hear that. Can you take a drivers safety course to mitigate the insurance impact? I ask because I know at certain speeds and in certain areas (school zones) that's not always possible.
I could but not going to do that with covid etc. I wasn't "really" speeding either so I just apologized to the happy jolly cops & paid the fine. I'm going to the Lord's house tomorrow to break the jinx :LOL:
 

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Sorry about the ticket, but thanks sharing the pics and info!
 
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Bummer about that ticket. Since COVID, I've noticed a lot more speed traps even in residential areas.
 

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Bummer about that ticket. Since COVID, I've noticed a lot more speed traps even in residential areas.
Yes! I have noticed cop cars everywhere, parked and cruising. I was afraid to act up at all last weekend. It would have been way too easy to spot me with so few cars on the road.
 

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Bummer about that ticket. Since COVID, I've noticed a lot more speed traps even in residential areas.
Yes! I have noticed cop cars everywhere, parked and cruising. I was afraid to act up at all last weekend. It would have been way too easy to spot me with so few cars on the road.
Absolutely agree.....I started to wonder if they had hung a picture of my car up at the post office.
 

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Yes! I have noticed cop cars everywhere, parked and cruising. I was afraid to act up at all last weekend. It would have been way too easy to spot me with so few cars on the road.
That is very wise. I wished I had your good judgement. Lots of these cops are trigger happy too either with laser or bullets :LOL:

When the cop that pulled me suddenly started to get into a happy racist discussion to provoke me, I just quickly brushed off the subject and asked quickly for the ticket. I think there is no mental check...anyone racist, overly right wing, pedo, or even a nutjob can be a cop.
 

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For the most part the cops here are pretty good guys, but according to the news there are certainly some exceptions. I have been very lucky, but I always do whatever I can to not provoke them. I find that the less I say the better.
 

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What gets me are those areas that suddenly drop in the posted speed limit without much warning...........they are ideal speed traps. They recently made a change like that close to our home and as you might imagine the police tend to stake out areas like that. In fact, my wife and I almost got snagged and we have been traveling that particular road for many years. Fortunately I was on my best behavior. 😇
 

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What gets me are those areas that suddenly drop in the posted speed limit without much warning...........they are ideal speed traps. They recently made a change like that close to our home and as you might imagine the police tend to stake out areas like that. In fact, my wife and I almost got snagged and we have been traveling that particular road for many years. Fortunately I was on my best behavior. 😇
Last year, an intersection near my house, a smaller street perpendicular with a much larger street was suddenly made right away and the cops were catching people ignoring the stop sign. I think someone that got a ticket lawyered up & eventually the sign was reverted back to the original (larger street is right away). I think some cops just have no common sense, no shame, or just pure evil🤷‍♂️
 

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Last year, an intersection near my house, a smaller street perpendicular with a much larger street was suddenly made right away and the cops were catching people ignoring the stop sign. I think someone that got a ticket lawyered up & eventually the sign was reverted back to the original (larger street is right away). I think some cops just have no common sense, no shame, or just pure evil🤷‍♂️
I see your point but I am a big supporter of law enforcement and our men and women in uniform (military). It's a monumentally difficult job that few people can handle. There will be police reform but defund? the police is just idiotic. I was born and raised in NYC and what is going on with the slashing of 1.5 billion from the police budget is just absurd. This trend of lawlessness in this country is getting quite worrisome and dangerous.
I have a deep and abiding love for this country and I am confident that what we are seeing now is just an anomalous social trend an aberration that will right itself eventually...........we all have to vote!
Now I will get off my soapbox.
 

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Ditto what Lambo2018 said. Adding that we are a country of law and order. If there is a bad cop or unjust arrest/speeding ticket, there are the courts for that. Mouthing off to the cops will just make things worse.
 

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My today's lesson is to never forget Newton's third law and confucious theory of yin & yang. It's a cat & mouse game and that's the way the world works.

Back on topic, check out the short video from the new camera. The video was originally in 4K (very sharp), but I just lowered the res down for youtube for quicker upload. The first few seconds were in a black pitch garage (no lights) for you to see how quick the camera adjust its focus and aperture. The "serenade espagnole" song was added when I composed the video for youtube. The original video only had sound from the garage and the engine/exhaust.

I noticed that the original sound is obscured because of the underwater casing, so I'm going to invest in an external microphone. There is a jack behind the camera for external microphone.

As seen in the video, the car doesn't have a garage opener option so I've been missing all the fun. I use a wireless remote that comes with the garage door. It's credit card size so I can tuck it inside the glovebox for storage.

 

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Sounded pretty good to me. I would like to see some road footage with your setup should be pretty cool. BTW,......so was the garage footage an example of Newton's first law a body at rest? ;)
 

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Sounded pretty good to me. I would like to see some road footage with your setup should be pretty cool. BTW,......so was the garage footage an example of Newton's first law a body at rest? ;)
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That is spot on: 1st law -> me, 2nd law-> garage door & side mirror
 
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