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Re: Dash Cam In Car Recorder

Post by journeyman on Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:37 am

Thats a great website: http://www.techmoan.com

I like the Mini 0801....Nice camera

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Post by journeyman on Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:10 pm

Bought the Mini 0801 from the New Zealand site. http://offthenet.co.nz/index.php?route=product/category&path=59

Cost approx £90 including postage and the GPS option.

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Post by boxerman on Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:45 pm

I think I might have gone for that if I hadn't ordered the Mobius. I hope you realise that the software for it is PC only - not Mac.

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Post by journeyman on Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:46 pm

boxerman wrote:I think I might have gone for that if I hadn't ordered the Mobius. I hope you realise that the software for it is PC only - not Mac.

Frank
Techmoan was using a macbook in the video demo?

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Post by boxerman on Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:52 pm

journeyman wrote:Techmoan was using a macbook in the video demo?
At 18:38 ish in he video, he says "it's a PC only piece of software by the way, it does not run on Macs"

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Post by journeyman on Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:57 pm

Whoops...Missed that:think_smiley_4 

On the plus side, I think I will only use the software it I need evidence...Will deploy the other half's laptop.

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Post by boxerman on Sun Sep 08, 2013 1:08 pm

journeyman wrote:Whoops...Missed that:think_smiley_4 

On the plus side, I think I will only use the software it I need evidence...Will deploy the other half's laptop.
As long as you have access to a PC, you're OK up! 

Seen his latest "review" ? good example for why it's worthwhile browsing through his site if you're in the market for one of these devices smile! 

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Re: Dash Cam In Car Recorder

Post by journeyman on Sun Sep 08, 2013 1:52 pm

From Techmoan: 


You can view the footage on a Mac - just play the video files. However if you need to use the GPS software then it's only for Windows.

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Post by CC on Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:14 pm

Just went for a drive to Cromer and back... My cam worked well with the images, except it has some reason only recorded to disk the last leg of the journey? Had looping set to 5 mins? it was recording all the journey as the record light was flashing on the display.. any ideas? I don't want to switch off looping as it will just create one entire file and I want it broken into smaller individual files so had 5 mins set.

It seems like it was overwriting each file rather than waiting for the card to fill, then overwriting? It could be the card im using as it came out of my old mobile, but i have since ordered a faster card as they recommend at least a class 6 and a minimum of class 4.

You guys seem to be be spending a lot of money on some of these cams IMO, having played back the footage on my laptop its more than clear enough for what I need, with this in mind I'd be interested to see your actual cam footage for comparison and so others interested can get a true representation of quality for the outlay.

I will attempt to go through the settings, going to disable G Sensor as I wonder if this could be causing my issue possibly. As soon as I can, I will attempt to get footage uploaded to YouTube to share in a link via the forum.

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Post by boxerman on Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:25 pm

CruizingComet wrote:I will attempt to go through the settings, going to disable G Sensor as I wonder if this could be causing my issue possibly. As soon as I can, I will attempt to get footage uploaded to YouTube to share in a link via the forum.
Referring back to Techmoan's various reviews, he says that he always disables the G sensors as they lock a file if he goes over a pothole in the road.
Perhaps you have a lot of locked files on your card and the cam is having to overwrite the few that are left? What size card are you using?

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Post by Paulmold on Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:32 pm

My cheapo camera records in 1,2 or 5 mins segments (files) but it only plays the last segment on the camera's screen. When I put the SD card in my laptop, then all the files are shown for me to play and save or not.
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Re: Dash Cam In Car Recorder

Post by CC on Sun Sep 08, 2013 4:09 pm

boxerman wrote:
CruizingComet wrote:I will attempt to go through the settings, going to disable G Sensor as I wonder if this could be causing my issue possibly. As soon as I can, I will attempt to get footage uploaded to YouTube to share in a link via the forum.
Referring back to Techmoan's various reviews, he says that he always disables the G sensors as they lock a file if he goes over a pothole in the road.
Perhaps you have a lot of locked files on your card and the cam is having to overwrite the few that are left? What size card are you using?

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Hi Frank

Thanks, Yes I thought that could be a possibility so have now reset the menu and now set it up again disabling the G Sensor so will see if it helps.

The card is a 16GB but not sure what class, I thought it was a class 4 as it came out of my old phone but I could be wrong. New card coming is a 32GB (max it will take) class 6 so hopefully should be much better.


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Re: Dash Cam In Car Recorder

Post by CC on Sun Sep 08, 2013 4:14 pm

Paulmold wrote:My cheapo camera records in 1,2 or 5 mins segments (files) but it only plays the last segment on the camera's screen. When I put the SD card in my laptop, then all the files are shown for me to play and save or not.

Ah-ha... Thanks Paul... I reckon that could well be my problem as I pluged the dash cam into my laptops usb to view the files as I dont have a Micro SD card adaptor and my laptop card reader only reads standard SD cards, it detected it as a storage device but when i opened it in my computer the photo folder was present.

I have ordered a new card which comes with an adaptor so will soon know if that's the reason, but judging by what you have said it very much sounds like that could well be the problem up!

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Re: Dash Cam In Car Recorder

Post by boxerman on Wed Sep 11, 2013 4:15 pm

My Mobius arrived from China this morning. No extra charges and they included an AV output cable for free smile! 

Given it a test in the house and am well pleased with the results. Now to figure out the best mounting position scratch head 

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Post by peugeotboxer on Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:23 pm

boxerman wrote:
Given it a test in the house and am well pleased with the results. Now to figure out the best mounting position scratch head 

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Probably hanging from the chandelier or on top of the wardrobe?

hugegrins 

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Post by boxerman on Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:40 pm

peugeotboxer wrote:
boxerman wrote:
Given it a test in the house and am well pleased with the results. Now to figure out the best mounting position scratch head 

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Probably hanging from the chandelier or on top of the wardrobe?

hugegrins 

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Post by Dutto on Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:02 pm

Hi there,

Apparently, I don't have a "G Sensor"'; am I right in assuming that the Mobius doesn't have one either?hugegrins 

I can't find it in the Manual.look here 

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Post by boxerman on Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:16 pm

CruizingComet wrote:I'm hoping to get some footage from my dash cam later today which I should be able to link to, would be interesting if others can do the same in order to give other members a visual review as to what they are buying and what to expect.

I think these cams are likely to become more popular in the future so hopefully as demand grows the quality will improve. Design wise many of the cams look awful IMO but the most important aspect all said and done is the quality of the recordings and the reliability.
I uploaded a 5 minute clip to youtube, so that I could give an example of the mobius quality but it was so downgraded it looked rubbish and I deleted it.
Is there a way of displaying a video file on here without it being reduced to a blocky, jerky mess?

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You don't see many of these nowadays!

Post by boxerman on Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:33 am

Taken from mobius footage:


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Post by Dutto on Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:06 pm

Frank,

Great clarity, really impressed.  allthumbz 

Me?  Got the Mobius, got the 32GB card, got the 12V USB plug and cable.  up! 

Now all I need is "Petal" back from her annual bodywork touch-up to go out and play.  tap_fingers tap_fingers 

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Post by journeyman on Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:14 pm

boxerman wrote:Taken from mobius footage:


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Looks like a posh brown version of the "All Aggro" on the right of the pic, bet theres not many of them left now!!

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Post by boxerman on Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:21 pm

[quote="journeyman"]
boxerman wrote:
Looks like a posh brown version of the "All Aggro" on the right of the pic, bet theres not many of them left now!!
Yup! it's the Vanden Plas version.

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Post by mikejack on Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:59 pm

I was just about to say that i bought one of them for £20 back in 89 it was mint sold it to my boss for £250 a week later:hugegrins:
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Post by journeyman on Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:17 pm

journeyman wrote:Bought the Mini 0801 from the New Zealand site. http://offthenet.co.nz/index.php?route=product/category&path=59

Cost approx £90 including postage and the GPS option.
The Mini 0801 Camera arrived from KIWI today. Seems to be well made, plus with the LCD on-screen menu, setting it up was quite easy (with a respectful nod to Techmoan) . Its now installed in the Symbol up and right of the interior mirror arm. I loosened off some of the securing bolts on the overhead parcel shelf and was then able to thread the cable from the rear-view mirror arm, into the parcel shelf...then threaded it down the passenger pillar and under the passenger glovebox and eventually into the 12v socket...That took about 15 mins to complete. The power supply cable is plenty long enough for the task.

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Post by journeyman on Sat Sep 21, 2013 12:24 pm

Had a spin in the van today. The camera worked a treat. The footage was clear and crisp although I think looking at the reviews, the Mobius has the edge on image quality, especially night time. The main advantage of this camera is the led screen which allows you access to the on-screen menu without having to connect to a PC, the optional GPS clip and the fact that the camera is small, easily removed and refitted without losing the fixing point. The disadvantage is the cost, this may change if a UK stockist appears on the market. It does the job well....Whether it is durable...mmmm time will tell.

The image below was taken as I was chugging along at about 60mph.


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