TurretCam

One of the more difficult things about documenting a storm chase is getting high quality, stable video free of obstructions without the drawbacks of having to exit the vehicle and set up a tripod. So in 2009 I designed a new type of roof-mounted camera that wasn't subject to the distortions or glare of shooting through a clear dome. I also wanted to keep rain and wipers out of the shot. TurretCam is the result.

New in version 2.1:

  • Zoom camera upgraded to 1080p FHD

New in version 2:

  • Polycarbonate dome resistant to wind, vibration, and impacts including large hail
  • Compressed air raindrop removal
  • Added a second camera inside: 4K UHD ultrawide

Original specifications:

  • Acrylic dome enclosure with 360 degree pan servo control
  • HD zoom and tilt camera behind an anti-reflective hydrophobic porthole
  • Inertial measurement with GPS compensation automatically adjusts for road variations
  • Remote control and live video streaming via USB

June 2015 in Colorado

 
 
 

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2004-05-24 - 2017-06-12
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35
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