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 Post subject: Dashcams, and their fun recordings.
PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 5:55 pm 
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Well, given the number of times I've nearly been sideswiped this past week, among other things, I got a dashcam.

I ended up going with the BlackVue DR650GW-2CH based on the reviews, and the testing videos I've seen.
They also offer a truck version, which if I like this one, I'll be getting for my brother.

I was leaning towards a gopro, but decided front/back video was a better idea, since I've been tailgated by the law more times than I can count...

Anyone else have a cam, or use a gopro as one?

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 7:31 pm 
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After watching Ethans videos, I'm dying to get one. Maybe that will be my xmas present to myself!

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 9:26 pm 
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Looks like a nice setup. The biggest downfall to the gopro's is battery life, especially when using the wifi feature. I ended up buying two extra batteries so I can rotate between them (luckily they're really cheap). I'll get around 2-3 hours constant recording on one battery. There's a motovlogger by the name of en187 who makes a battery eliminator kit, which allows you to use any USB battery pack you want for nearly unlimited recording, but to use it you have to use a non-waterproof Gopro case. I'm sure it would be possible to wire it right to your ride for a dashcam type setup, but I haven't seen it done.

For future reference, I use a Gopro hero 3+ silver, and wasabi power batteries. I've read gopro's are kinda picky about which memory cards you use in them. Something about the write speed of the card has to be a certain speed. I use a sandisk ultra I think, 64gig and as long as I format it in the camera after I've used it in the computer I don't have any issues.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 10:15 pm 
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E, you may want to look into one of these. http://www.amazon.com/GoPro-Battery-Eli ... B017FB0ZPQ

They proclaim it to fit the factory case, and be waterproof.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2015 2:04 pm 
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Looks nice, at nearly double the case thickness it would require some extra pieces for my mount. But it's cheap enough it's worth a shot. It would be perfect if I side mounted my Gopro, but that's way to noticeable.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2015 2:44 pm 
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You might also want to look into the quadcopter battery eliminator cables for them, some look slim enough to fit inside the case, with a small hole for the cable.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 11:57 pm 
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I'm going to start populating this thread with the insanity of my commute to work and back.

First up, we have this lovely person...



I have it doing full audio/video recording, so it gets everything, including the radio.

I tweaked the accelerometer event recording triggers when I pulled that clip, so hopefully I won't blow through 16G of space in under 6 hours like I currently am.

EDIT: Just bought a 128GB µ-SD card for $34.00 to alleviate some of the data cramping.
I remember when a 256MB USB drive was around $250.00. I bought one when they came out... :shock:

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:29 am 
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Walt - this rocks! Why don't I have one of these yet!?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 12:43 pm 
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Jeremy, probably the same reason I had, cost.
They're around $350 for a good setup with front/back, and mosf aren't exactly "swap the suction cups to the other car" compatible.

I can bounce you the amazon link to the one I bought if you want, along with the link to the SD card.

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300D50 wrote:
I'm going to start populating this thread with the insanity of my commute to work and back.

First up, we have this lovely person...



I have it doing full audio/video recording, so it gets everything, including the radio.

I tweaked the accelerometer event recording triggers when I pulled that clip, so hopefully I won't blow through 16G of space in under 6 hours like I currently am.

EDIT: Just bought a 128GB µ-SD card for $34.00 to alleviate some of the data cramping.
I remember when a 256MB USB drive was around $250.00. I bought one when they came out... :shock:


Now, that looks nice!


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