Didn't Soviet fighters have gun cameras in WWII that were used to confirm if a pilot had actually killed an enemy plane?
AFAIK yes they did, but they would be film cameras rather than digital cameras with digital memory and monitors for playback on the ground.
Though, my point was that, interestingly, neither the altimeter, nor the other MFCD are displaying info. Usually, once the batteries have been switched on, some basic, analogue instruments fire up with it. And, depending on the aircraft, you would have all MFCDs fire up as well.
You are assuming they have to boot up all systems just to activate one monitor and the memory of the recorded mission.
A modern attack helo like a Ka-52 probably has multiple computers that are linked via a network, but likely can operate separately too.
never the less. I am just pointing this out because I noticed it in the background and enjoy the odd debunking here and there. not because I have any particular angle I am trying to push.
The camera view we are looking at seems fixed and could have been edited... I am sure before being allowed to release this on the internet some people probably had to censor it first and they might have altered or changed some footage for whatever purpose.
If they really wanted to fake something they could easily have zoomed right in and just had the footage visible without a view of the cockpit...