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What are guys using to capture onboard video? If like something I can mount to the locomotive or to the caboose to capture on board video. Preferably battery powered and real time wireless transmission to the phone. I imagine someone had come up with a track powered version, but I'm using DC for now, although I have some loco genie so those might work with it (constant voltage).

Didn't have to be super fancy, cost is a factor.

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Got a used GoPro Session. It's a cube about 1" square. There are tons of cheap knock-off's and spy-cams on Amazon. I went with the more expensive GoPro just for the app/connectivity. Plus it's water proof and usable for other things.
 

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I use the Mobius ActionCam, works great and had no problem with 1080P recording. It also is flat so I can perch it on the cab of the engine for the engineer's view or on a freight car of caboose to see more of the train in the picture. Here's a video using it at the NJ-HR club a few years back.

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Got a used GoPro Session. It's a cube about 1" square. There are tons of cheap knock-off's and spy-cams on Amazon. I went with the more expensive GoPro just for the app/connectivity. Plus it's water proof and usable for other things.
The fact there are so many is part of the problem. Searching for a specific needle in a stack of needles. I really want one that will steam to my phone.

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I use the Mobius ActionCam, works great and had no problem with 1080P recording. It also is flat so I can perch it on the cab of the engine for the engineer's view or on a freight car of caboose to see more of the train in the picture. Here's a video using it at the NJ-HR club a few years back.
I took a look at that, looks like it records to sd card and does not steam in any way?

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I use this. It can record right side up or upside down. Has great audio pickup, records to an on board chip and projects a video image to an app on my smart phone so I can see what I'm recording plus have control of the cam for record and stop. I made the white support box and have it stuck to the flat car with duct tape. This can be pushed ahead of a loco or pulled along in a train. If I put it in a train I'll usually put a gondola or flat car ahead of it so as not to block the view.
The video clip below the picture is an example of the video this can shoot.


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