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 began work on 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. Check out this video shot with TurretCam (click Watch on YouTube for HDR display on compatible devices):

What's inside?

New in version 3.0:

  • Ultrawide camera upgraded to 4K UHD

New in version 2.1:

  • Zoom camera upgraded to 1080p FHD 60fps

New in version 2:

  • Polycarbonate dome resistant to wind, vibration, and impacts including large hail
  • Compressed air raindrop removal
  • Added a second camera inside: 2.7K ultrawide

Original specs:

  • 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

Chase Stats

2004-05-24 - 2019-07-06
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SPC Outlook

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Aurora Monitor

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