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russc 06-20-2012 03:19 PM

The HackHD - a $140 (shipped) bare bones 1080p camera for tinkerers
HackHD 1080P HD Camera PCB

Crossposted from here, where hackhd has explained some of the features.

At this price, it is competing with the Contour Roam, but some of the specs are interesting.

GoPro Hero1 lens threading. There are many aftermarket lenses being used for GoPros to lessen the wide FOV, like the Sunex DSL355A-650-F2.8.

Large image sensor. It sounds like this camera has a sensor that is nearly as large as the new GoPro2, which is good for low light.

External Audio in, and live component video out.

No software options, but they are a possibility in the future.

Kermit 06-20-2012 03:22 PM

I haven't got money to throw at this, nor do I know much about this kind of thing, but this MIGHT just be the end-be-all to making the perfect mask cam.

russc 06-20-2012 03:23 PM

That's exactly what I was thinking. It would be great for in-goggle custom cameras.

Arson24 06-20-2012 03:23 PM

that and a built in marker cam

dundadun 06-20-2012 03:26 PM

So add a Bluetooth and a phone app so you can adjust image,
sew the board and battery into a bounce cap to protect it,
And pop the camera behind your lens( between your eyes)?

Hmm, what does it record onto?

shadawg 06-20-2012 04:16 PM

micro sd
so you would have to add a mic if you want sound recording?
saves you time track leveling in iMovie if you are editing, you can just lay up the video and dub in music.

wonder what the board size is? LxWxH....possibly put it inside one of those life proof cell phone cases and then just lead out the lens wires to mount in mask with the life proof case containing board etc. in the straps. Heat shrink wrap the wire leads for extra insulation and protection.

tarakian 06-20-2012 04:27 PM


Originally Posted by shadawg (Post 2385894)
micro sd

wonder what the board size is? LxWxH....

Dimensions: 65mm x 40mm x 25mm LxWxH

russc 06-20-2012 04:43 PM

It was mentioned in the other thread that it can fit inside a GoPro case. By those measurements, I'd say that's about right.

uv_halo 06-20-2012 04:57 PM

If only there were 16mm lenses for this. Then, I'd be able to adapt a 30mm Telephoto lens to it.

russc 06-20-2012 04:58 PM


Originally Posted by uv_halo (Post 2385933)
If only there were 16mm lenses for this. Then, I'd be able to adapt a 30mm Telephoto lens to it.

Like I's GoPro threaded! :)

Ragecams carries a huge range of Gopro threaded lenses. They're a bit pricey, but I'm not sure where else to snag em. Maybe direct from Sunex, but they aren't trying to be a retailer.


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