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Mast-Top Camera?
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An idea struck me:

When anchored out, depending on visibility conditions, a good practice is to scan the horizon periodically based on how far you can see.

I know you could turn on your radar (if you have it), but I was thinking with the latest high res digital camera technology and image stitching software, it would be relatively easy to mount a number of small cameras on the mast-top and then be able to take periodic pictures (or a live video feed).

Would that be of interest to people, provided the hardware is lightweight and low profile?
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#2
well you could simply just put a gopro fusion up there and it will give you a live feed on the gopro app .. its waterproof and already does what you want?
cheap enough too

https://gopro.com/en/ca/shop/cameras/fus...aster.html
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#3
That would definitely be interesting, if you do it please post how it was done. I'm just learning and it would be a great project.
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#4
The GoPro idea is a good one, it would be interesting to try.
I wonder if it is completely controllable via the USB-C cable, since if you had to press any buttons on the camera itself it would be challenging at the top of a 52' mast...

I also had the idea of having the top-down synthesized camera view like a few modern SUV's have - where you can see all around you when you're parking?
A similar view would be pretty cool on a boat for docking purposes... especially as the boat gets bigger.
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#5
You just need a cable to keep it charged, then you can control it via wifi. It can live there 24/7.

The fusion isn't the one to get though unless you need the spherical view. I super wide view on the black would work (if pointed slightly downwards), it's features are much better even for this purpose.
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