View Full Version : Mount Adjustment, First Time Set-Up
01-10-2009, 05:35 AM
I just got my PDR-100 and ChaseCam mounted in the car. How do you guys adjust the camera angle the first time? Is it trial and error by going back and viewing the flash card? Or, can you hook up an external camera monitor somehow?
01-10-2009, 06:59 PM
There are three basic ways. First is to use the UP arrow on the camera and carefully view down the barrel and it works okay since it is a wide angle lens. Second method is to hook up an external LCD (or TV or portable DVD player) and use it for aiming. I like the Sony DVD players because they are battery powered and you can use it for playing DVDs. The last method is to take a 5 second video and look at it on a computer.
01-13-2009, 04:52 PM
Would a suitable monitor work... like my Aiptek DVD recorder? It has an A/V-In jack.
01-13-2009, 07:49 PM
Yes Should be fine, you may need a cable
01-23-2010, 09:33 AM
Just wondering if there is any way of using my I-Phone to view and adjust the lens?
In my case, I'd like to enjoy more freedom of moving the lens around (front bumper, roll bar) with less hassle of re-aiming each time (PITA).
It would also make re-adjusting the focus after a lens change (I have several now) far less painful
01-26-2010, 09:04 AM
If there's a plug for the iPhone that allows it to take in and view composite video, then you could do it. I don't know of such a plug though.
01-26-2010, 01:52 PM
thanks anyway...thought it couldn't hurt to ask and make sure
03-24-2010, 08:57 AM
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Is there an inexpensive portable LCD that I can use with my ChaseCam?
03-24-2010, 10:04 AM
ANY LCD will work with the ChaseCam. We sell a 7" one for $150, but if you're looking for something cheaper, ANY one that will take in a composite video signal will work.
FYI, the next generation PDR200 and DIVA recorders will have a built-in color LCD.
03-24-2010, 10:10 AM
thanks, thats a shame that it's so expensive.
I like my ChaseCam very much, however this one area has always been a PITA and its even more frustrating when a similar system for only $450 already has it and makes camera position changes a snap...even at the track.
I'm loathe to invest a further $150 at this point...
thanks for your reply...I'll have to decide how to go forward, or replace it altogether at this point
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