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Re: dash camera

Post by Traficlady on Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:22 am

JDS wrote:Hi CC Just had a look at the dash cam you recommend. May sound a daft question but can it be used upside down. I have screen blinds so want to mount it on the dash and
 not the windscreen.
Mine records upside down and the picture is the right way up. However, when I connect it to the computer and replay it, the picture is then upside down!

I bought mine at the show in Manchester last year. It works fine, is small and tucks away behind the rear view mirror, but the date won't stay set. This could be a big disadvantage if I did ever have an accident although I'd hope that such things as the other car, road conditions, weather etc., would all pin it down to a particular day and not some day in May 2013, which seems to be its month of choice.

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Re: dash camera

Post by peugeotboxer on Sun Feb 22, 2015 3:43 pm

Juliejuel wrote:Thanks for info ....
Does the one in the clip techmoan come with suction cup for window screen as I would like to be able to use it in my car as well as my mh

No it doesn't.
That's what makes it so small and unobtrusive.
The camera slides onto a plastic plate which is stuck to the windscreen with an adhesive pad.

I have thought about substituting the adhesive pad with a velcro pad, but considering the cost of the dashcam, will probably buy an additional one for the Motorhome anyway.

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Re: dash camera

Post by Paulmold on Sun Feb 22, 2015 4:12 pm

You can buy spare mounts for the 0806 type so you switch camera from car to motorhome, don't know about the wedge one.

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Re: dash camera

Post by -mojo- on Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:37 pm

Juliejuel wrote:Thanks for info ....
Does the one in the clip techmoan come with suction cup for window screen as I would like to be able to use it in my car as well as my mh

No it doesn't - it comes with only one mounting plate.
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Re: dash camera

Post by Juliejuel on Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:08 pm

Thank you
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Re: dash camera

Post by CC on Tue Feb 24, 2015 11:58 am

JDS wrote:Hi CC Just had a look at the dash cam you recommend. May sound a daft question but can it be used upside down. I have screen blinds so want to mount it on the dash and
 not the windscreen.


Sorry JDS only just spotted this... Not not daft at all... Unfortunately as far as I'm aware No it doesn't have this feature.

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Re: dash camera

Post by JDS on Tue Feb 24, 2015 12:31 pm

Thanks CC dont get my new van until next Monday, so will make a decision then.

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Re: dash camera

Post by meanchris on Tue Feb 24, 2015 8:39 pm

The Mobius camera can be used upside down but you can always flip the video using VLC.

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html


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Re: dash camera

Post by CC on Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:07 pm

Have others here been watching itv's Car Crash Britain Caught On Camera? 

http://youtu.be/dHu5LJDeBGk

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Re: dash camera

Post by meanchris on Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:41 pm

Yes, good innit?

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Re: dash camera

Post by Jaytee on Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:38 am

Strooth, a lot of very hurt people in that fedup

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Re: dash camera

Post by m8form8 on Wed Feb 25, 2015 10:47 am

I think I ought to get one of these dash cams, last year in Italy we nearly had a head on as some stupid woman driver over took a que of cars behind an HGV coming the other way. Had we not done an emergency stop she would have pilled into us, the lorry driver coming the other way covered his face as expected a collision as well. The stupid woman I looked at in almost slow motion as i sat there ready to die was actually on her mobile phone how she missed us i do not know, i only felt the van shake as the Audi passed I suspect at about 80 mph! A dash cam would have recorded it, I would also have taken it to the police and reported the stupid woman. However are they legal in Europe I wonder? Anyone know if they are or not?
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Re: dash camera

Post by PLOUGHLIN on Wed Feb 25, 2015 11:12 am

Some info on dash cam rules in Europe. http://driveeuropenews.com/2014/09/24/zeelandbrug/

Seems to be illegal in Austria and Luxembourg, at least

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Re: dash camera

Post by m8form8 on Wed Feb 25, 2015 3:52 pm

Well as we drive through both those best to be aware, I suppose we can still have one as long as it is not stuck to the windscreen in those countries.  confused3 confused3 confused3 Something else to remember to remove I guess.
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Re: dash camera

Post by SteveUK on Wed Feb 25, 2015 4:00 pm

I would really like to know why these devices are supposedly banned in some countries.  There seems to be talk of "data protection" legislation, but my understanding of the principles of "data protection" (apart from the load of bo**ocks most people & companies spout) is that there are no issues in these instances. 

If you are filmed/videoed in a public place, even if you are acting like a dingbatt (should that be one "t"?), there's no issue with any video of that action being shown to the general public.
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Re: dash camera

Post by m8form8 on Sun Mar 01, 2015 9:18 pm

Anyone got one of the models that also has a rear camera that works off reversing lights? like this..

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/171423093107?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
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Re: dash camera

Post by CC on Sun Mar 01, 2015 10:21 pm

PLOUGHLIN wrote:Some info on dash cam rules in Europe. http://driveeuropenews.com/2014/09/24/zeelandbrug/

Seems to be illegal in Austria and Luxembourg, at least

Looks like I was lucky as we drove through and stopped over in both Austria & Luxembourg last year using a dash cam in full view boo & didn't even give it a thought hugegrins

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Re: dash camera

Post by modelman on Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:54 am

My GPS dashcam is on permanently with the ign on, but the rear cam is mounted high up looking down, & I have it controlled by a rocker switch, NOT reverse-lights, this is so that when driving along, I can flick the switch & check the bikes or anything else that's on the rack on the 7" GPS screen as well as 'normal'  reversing.

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Re: dash camera

Post by m8form8 on Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:57 am

modelman wrote:My GPS dashcam is on permanently with the ign on, but the rear cam is mounted high up looking down, & I have it controlled by a rocker switch, NOT reverse-lights, this is so that when driving along, I can flick the switch & check the bikes or anything else that's on the rack on the 7" GPS screen as well as 'normal'  reversing.
Good idea what make is your unit? Supplier?  confused3
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Re: dash camera

Post by Juliejuel on Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:05 am

I'm waiting arrival between 3rd & 16th March of a cheap one ...to try out (cost £12,50 Amazon ) il post my verdict later ......watch this space lol
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Re: dash camera

Post by CC on Mon Mar 02, 2015 1:59 pm

m8form8 wrote:Anyone got one of the models that also has a rear camera that works off reversing lights? like this..

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/171423093107?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

That looks like a modified GW1 in body appearance.... I like the idea of a rear cam incase of rear end shunts etc, suspect this will become a common feature in the future but can imagine we're going to end up with wires all over the place until it all becomes integrated somehow.

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Re: dash camera

Post by Paulmold on Mon Mar 02, 2015 4:52 pm

I've got wires all over the dashboard of my car, dashcam, sat nav, phone charging. To be honest the one I don't bother with much is the dash cam. 
The neatest as far as a dashcam is concerned is the ones built into the rear view mirror. I believe these are now standard equipment on new BMW's and Mazdas. You can get ones that clip over your existing mirror but that still requires wires around your windscreen and the mirror with the camera has to be rather large as the camera has to be clear of the existing mirror if you see what I mean. I don't think it will be long before other car manufacturers follow BMW/Mazda.

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Post by -mojo- on Mon Mar 02, 2015 6:19 pm

I suspect you're right and it will become standard on all high-end cars.

For completeness, here's the front view of the "wedge" installed at the top of the screen, powered from inside the headlining so no dangling wires. It's where it is deliberately so that the rear view mirror obscures the screen from the driver's position (it can be manually turned off, but it's distracting at night if you forget), but far enough to the nearside so that the mirror doesn't get in the way when accessing the control buttons on the back.

It works well, though the g-sensor is too sensitive on "medium" setting and I only have to brake slightly harder than normal for it to "lock" that part of the recording, but that can be changed to the less sensitive setting.



And the mess of wiring at the bottom is not an optical illusion - I'm still in the process of wiring up a new headunit/satnav...
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Re: dash camera

Post by modelman on Mon Mar 02, 2015 6:27 pm

Mojo, yours is the same as my front one, & I like the GPS on Google maps along with altitude, headins & speed-graphs...... good, init? smile!

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Re: dash camera

Post by modelman on Mon Mar 02, 2015 6:29 pm

meanchris wrote:The Mobius camera can be used upside down but you can always flip the video using VLC.

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html

I invert the video by using Mobius's own setup pages, 2 pages & loads of adjustments etc.

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