Best way to record the cluster or overlay gauges on video?

doublespaces

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I want to make a couple of dash videos but I hate how shaky they are and the fact that I have to hold the camera with one hand. I've seen those steering wheel mounts, but I'm curious if there is a better way. I already have a dashcam, but perhaps there is a way to get the gauges, perhaps from OBD? onto a video overlay or take the log data and use software to overlay gauges somehow and synchronize it with the video.

EDIT: maybe something like this:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.adyno.alaprecorderhd&hl=en

Or has anyone tried this:

http://racerender.com/RR3/Features.html
 
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I just bought a Yi 4K Action cam, I think it uses the same standard size mount hookup, any suction cup mount recommendations?
 

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Technically yes for the tach, but not the prettiest or most detailed tach from what I see. Doesn't seem like the speedo is in a sweep gauge format though
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Waylens is great, I was thinking of backing their kickstarter years ago but I was running JB4 back then which wouldn't have been happy about anything taking canbus bandwidth. Should be similar to just a GoPro Hero5 but with _some_ OBD2 data.

GoPro Hero5 has gyro built-in so you can use it with their editing app or Race Render and it works great -- all the data is synced up with the video because it's embedded right in the video file. Here's an example of video with just purely hero5 video/data:

I also run a RaceCapture Pro unit in the car (fairly new, still getting it working smoothly..) which can pull OBD2 data (as well as a hell of a lot more features). With that I can pull anything from obd2 and log and display it via Race Render. A little bit more clunky to use since you have to sync up the data file with the video at the right spot (or find the right data file to the right video if you use the RaceRender to control the GoPro). Here's an example from same day when the RaceRender was working, just shows we were pulling RPM/Speed (but we were logging more data too):
 
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Very nice man! I have seen race render doing some pretty neat things. Will it work on 360 video?
 

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Yeah, the problem there is that camera is kind of bulky and its like 500 bucks.

I wonder if racerender would work with this, it is a dashcam/surveillance system:

 

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If they log the data in the same way as the other waylens then it should work fine.. But they're certainly leaving that vague
 

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My buddy uses torque with a bluetooth adapter and RaceRender. His videos turn out really good.
 
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