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    In-car video OK?

    Since my family keeps asking how I spend my time (and their money) at these schools, I was wondering if I'm allowed to use my CruiseCam video mount and camcorder at a driver's school event? It mounts off the rear headrest.

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    Doh. Looked in the wrong place. Answered my own question....

    It's in the FAQ. Yes. Thanks for listening.....

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    I know that some instructors tend to look down upon students having these. Especially after the drama from a few weeks ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChosenGSR
    I know that some instructors tend to look down upon students having these. Especially after the drama from a few weeks ago.
    Easy solution: Ask your instructor. Preferably not in your first session.
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    Whatever you decide, just don't do this:
    http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...d.php?t=530270

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    Big problem with a video camera in car is how secure is it. I have seen some mounting systems where a rubber band and a wad of chewing gum would be more secure. And I have seen some questionable mounting systems in instructor cars.

    Remember you can be decapitated by a sheet of paper in a high speed high g incident at the track.

    Nice video from Pocono! May be an excellent case to test the validity of waiver in court if you were students car who got hit.

    Other drama? Details

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    Quote Originally Posted by OwnedbyDuncan
    Other drama? Details
    Camera car was asked to leave at the followng school at Watkins Glen after refusing to ride with an instructor.
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    I think it's funny about all the talk of a video camera being a distraction. I forget mine is even there; that's why I usually end up with about 20 minutes of still paddock video after I park my car at the end of my run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve b
    I think it's funny about all the talk of a video camera being a distraction. I forget mine is even there; that's why I usually end up with about 20 minutes of still paddock video after I park my car at the end of my run.
    Same here. I bring plenty of tape and spare batteries. I turn the camera on as I leave the paddock. I don't care if it is on for 20 minutes either. I usually forget to turn it off too.

    It's when the camera is a distraction, that is bumping into it or driving for the camera that it becomes a problem.
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    This is not quite as exciting as the previous video but this was taken at Pocono and comes from the Delaware Valley chapter.

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