POV and Button Cameras
nym | 10:17 PMPart of being a gargoyle seems to be recording video and audio. While computer software innovation is important, having cameras that are easy to wear and use on a day to day basis is very important too. Most notably, I've found a camera called the BonoCam, which is a Point Of View (POV) camera that rides on the side of a pair of stylish shades (pictured on right). This camera is only rentable, but one can buy a similar camera without the glasses, at a very reasonable price. another company that sells cameras designed for adventure sports makes a larger camera that can be attached to virutally any helmet or baseball hat. They also sell a remote that makes it easy to record with a LANC device.
I've found more concealed items such as the Button Cam (pictured on the left), which comes with ten matching buttons. For all the people who think they can find any hidden camera in a room, I've also seen this camera that looks identical to a generic screw. If you're going for a camera that costs less than a cheap laptop, go for a pager camera or a miniuture camera.
You can see the BonoCam in use on the last U2 Concert DVD, Elevation.Posted by: Ken at May 4, 2003 04:19 PM
Aha, I googled the subject and only got U2 results.. I had wondered about that. Anyone know where one might buy this?Posted by: nym at May 4, 2003 04:25 PM
You should also check out Optex in the UK: specialists in broadcast equipment, but also do a range of covert and mini cams.
http://www.optexint.com/sales/covertcams.htmlPosted by: Timo Arnall at August 2, 2003 03:01 PM