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Author Tuan
Categories General Information, All Honda/Acura
Create Date April 30, 2002 00:00
Last Update May 13, 2002 14:57
Introduction

Conecam Review

by Tuan Nguyen


Ever wanted to video tape your driving during a track event or at an autocross? Or did you want to check if your suspension geometry is changing under racing conditions? Or did you just want to get some interesting video footage of your drives down twisty roads? I think most automotive enthusiasts can appreciate these video footages made popular by Speedvision in Touring car races and in World Rally races. The video camera has become quite popular and they have shrunk in size remarkably. However, it has always been difficult to find a proper way to securely mount your camcorder in your car to get these in-car videos. It has been an even greater challenge to get those other extreme angle shots where the camera is mounted low on the side of the car where you can see the wheel/tire turning. Imagine mounting your brand new $1000 mini-DV camcorder on the outside of your car!

Enter the Cone Cam, a product by Chase Product Development. The Cone Cam is basically a tiny, lightweight NTSC color analog video camera using a CAT5 cable to send its signals. The Cone Cam is light enough such that the CAT5 cable also acts as a safety tether for the video camera should a suction cup or screw mount fail. Some specifications taken from the Cone Cam website are as follow:

  • CCD camera
  • Built-in wide angle lens
  • 2 Lux color
  • Captures 24-bit color images up to 640x480 in size (actual CCD resolution is 512x492)
  • NTSC format
  • -10 C to 40 C operating temperature range
  • Auto white balancing with some minor limitations in very bright ambient sunlight on light pavement

The price of the Cone Cam system costs $185 and includes the following:

  • CCD Camera head
  • Universal mount base
  • 12V Cigarette Lighter adapter
  • 10 feet of CAT5 cabling
  • RJ-45 Coupling
  • CAT5 Adapter
  • Video patch cord
  • Instruction Manual
  • Vinyl Transfer Stickers

So now onto the review.


The supplied RCA cable is your typical cheapy variety which does fine for the resolution and audio capabilities of the camera.


This is for a more permanent mount like on a wall. You probably won't use this mount unless you need to secure the camera to a wooden block or other solid mount.


This DC plug supplies power to the camera during in-car use.


The CAT5 cable is used to transfer the power, video, and audio signal to your video recorder.


This dongle converts your power, video, and audio signals to CAT5 cabling.


This allows you to connect the above adapter to the RJ-45 cable.


The CAT5 cable is connected to the adapter which then connects to the dongle when then connects to your RCA and power connections. The black plug with no connector shown is the Power plug. My particular unit did not have a very tight connection on the power plug. I will have to tape it up to ensure that the power plug does not inadvertently fall off.

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