I find the quality of playback of these videos varies with the player used. VLC seems to make a much better job of it than the Apple Quicktime Pro client. If you can't read the .m4v format, then just download the file and rename to a .mpg as it is simply an Apple proprietary thing and the underlying data is the same. I must stop uploading them as .m4v!
The above clip was recorded on my new Contour+ video camera . It is at 1280 × 720p resolution and at 50fps. It uses an external microphone, which is located inside the car and mounted on the shelf to my right (over the side pod). I'm still experimenting with microphones and settings but compared to the video clip below, the audio track is much better.
Scary moment when a chassis rail holding the differential mount snaps right through - 1280 x 720p @ 60fps, shot on my Countour HD camera mounted to the rollbar.
Some wildlife in the road - 1280 x 720p @ 60fps, shot on my Countour HD camera mounted to the rollbar.
This is some sample footage taken using my son's Canon FS100 digital camcorder. It's not hi-def but it uses an 8Gb SD-card to store video at 960 x 540 pixels. It's mounted on the roll hoops. The field of view is quite narrow and there is a lot of wind noise.
Not a very exciting clip but, it does show the improvement of the new camera mount and my mistake in fixing the angle of the camera. The focus also needs to be slightly adjusted. It's getting better though.
This is from my first proper attempt at in-car video. The audio is too loud and the bullet camera is moving about too much. Don't you just love that engine sound though? This is short clip as I pull onto the A14 near Felixstowe and shows how quickly you can get up to the legal limit. And yes, I did pull away in second gear.