As some of you might know I like to do video's showing stuff I'm up to, mainly on the lathe. Recently we got a new video camera, which works really well, but being new, I want to keep it in good condition. When I did the >> last set of videos << on the new roughing out tool that I have, the camera was on a tripod, at the end of the lathe, not the best spot for the camera, but my workshop is a bit cramped. The camera got covered with wood chips, and was directly in the line of fire.
Also a while back, I made a new work >> light for my lathe << and while it works fine, I've found I just don't use it that much, the one light is really all I need, so I took the light off the arm and I made a little mount for my video camera.......
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The camera seems to be able to focus through the plexi glass just fine, the only thing I'm worried about is the mic, how will it preform? I need be, I'll drill a hole in front of the mic.
I might also have to rig some sort of cover, as the chips can fly fast and furious but I should be able to capture some decent shots from the positions, so you can see how lousy of a turner I really am