I've been thinking that this year i'd really like to start doing some in-flight video etc. For the camera system, I'd prefer something small, light, and easily fit into a smaller airframe so i can get some pretty high altitude shots with a smaller min diameter purpose-built rocket, and not spend a fortune on big motors to loft a 2 lb camera in a 4+ dia airframe rocket that can hold it. I'm thinking 29mm or 38mm, for flights from 5000' up to 25k. I'd also like something better than VGA or QVGA like most of the small cheap cameras do. Also on my wish list is a camera that can switch modes in flight and take 30-60FPS HD video on the way up, and a continuous series of very high-rez stills on the way down. From what i've seen, there doesn't seem to be much that even comes close to that description. It seems i will have to kludge something together using probably a $200 HD camcorder stripped down, hacked with an external microcontroller, and limited to 54-75mm minimum airframe dia.- far from ideal. So here are my questions for you: Anyone else in the same (or similar) boat? What would you use and how would you do it? Would you like to get into airborne video/photography but consider it too much trouble to bother? Are you afraid to launch your expensive camera gear, but don't want to spend a bunch of time+money on something you have to kludge together that may or may not work to your satisfaction? Are you not into high power, but would get into flight videos if you could get high quality video reliably and fairly cheaply using a small low-mid power rocket? Essentially, i'm wondering if there is a market for a small purpose built HD video flight recorder for model rockets. Or from another point of view, if i had time this year to complete one and only one major rocketry electronics project, and assuming anything is possible, what would make the most "impact" to help the most people get more enjoyment out for the hobby? would it be the above described device or something else like cheap GPS/ telemetry / advanced altimeters etc etc..? What is missing the most so far as far as rocket electronics? get out your wish lists!