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Re: Dash Cam In Car Recorder

Post by Sookey on Sat Sep 21, 2013 3:37 pm

You boys and your toys snigger 

Once you are all up and running with them, perhaps we could have a post with the oddest sights you've come across while out driving????

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Re: Dash Cam In Car Recorder

Post by modelman on Sat Sep 21, 2013 5:44 pm

Sookey wrote:You boys and your toys snigger 

I've got more toys than most toyshops hugegrins

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Post by boxerman on Sat Sep 21, 2013 6:16 pm

I was having difficulty reading that sign 'til I realised it was in Welsh scratch head 

I still haven't found a way of uploading a clip without it being degraded - any suggestions anyone?
Another thing I find bemusing is that the Mobius records in 1080p .MOV files. If I play them back through Itunes or Quicktime, their "native" programmes, they are jerky but if I use windoze mediaplayer, they are as smooth as silk confused3 not tried in Linux yet.

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Re: Dash Cam In Car Recorder

Post by Dutto on Sun Sep 22, 2013 12:13 am

Frank,

Have you tried Photobucket?

The are linked to the Forum for photographs and also accept videos.up! 

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Re: Dash Cam In Car Recorder

Post by boxerman on Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:10 am

Dutto wrote:Frank,

Have you tried Photobucket?
Photobucket only accepts videos up to 500k and my 5 minute clips are bigger than this.
I've tried a couple of progs to shorten them but when I re-save the edited version the editing progs do something which cause the clips to lose quality.
I don't want to spend money on an application that I'm only going to use to put a video clip on here.

I've downloaded Serif Movie Plus free edition to give that a go.

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Re: Dash Cam In Car Recorder

Post by boxerman on Sat Sep 28, 2013 7:27 pm

Went  for my monthly night out with the lads last night and I've just been looking at the Mobius "in the dark" footage. I thought that oncoming headlights might dazzle it and throw it into an everything an overexposed mode, but it coped very well, even on the occasions that the oncoming driver had forgotten where the dipswitch was.

Definition is not as good as daylight footage, which is to be expected, but it is still very good - I'm impressed up! 

I've given up trying to upload any clips BTW, you're better downloading them from Techmoans site, he knows how to do it look here 

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Re: Dash Cam In Car Recorder

Post by journeyman on Mon Sep 30, 2013 11:56 am

I managed to get the footage from my 0801 Mini Cam onto Youtube, although like Frank, the quality is much reduced. From an AS angle though, the camera is mounted immediately to the right of the Interior mirror arm. One slight issue is the reflection off the windscreen, because of the way the mounting plate is designed, i'm unable to get the lens closer. One option might be to lower its position, but you would lose coverage. In fairness, it doesn't really affect playback, which on a laptop is very good quality. Its does the job. I do like the neat way the camera can be removed and stowed when unattended, a 3 sec job, and it always fits back into its correct siting position....No adjustment required.



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Re: Dash Cam In Car Recorder

Post by boxerman on Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:39 pm

These are now available from a UK seller:
http://joovuu.com/index.php?id_product=66&controller=product
I think I said before that if I hadn't bought the Mobius I would have gone for one of these.

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Re: Dash Cam In Car Recorder

Post by owl10 on Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:15 pm

just ordered Mini0801 I will let you know how I get on with it.  I had it from  Hinckley  E Bay
 Frank I don't think you will be disappointed with the Mobius camera I was on the point of ordering one when I read your comment on the Mini 0801 that made me read the review of it I still don't know if I made the right 
choice but it's to late now.


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Re: Dash Cam In Car Recorder

Post by journeyman on Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:22 pm

Already posted on "Fun". The camera filmed this yesterday afternoon on the A496 Dolgellau - Barmouth.  Unfortunately poor light, rain and the offending cars speed meant I couldn't ping the VRN:

The Barmouth Express

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Re: Dash Cam In Car Recorder

Post by mikethebike on Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:45 pm

Hi , before i spend my hard earned pension money, can a see a picture from a camera where the numberplate letters are clear and of a standard acceptable by the police for evidence.

Hopefully

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Re: Dash Cam In Car Recorder

Post by journeyman on Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:16 pm

Here's an video example from Techmoans tests on the Mini 0801: 

[url=https://www.dropbox.com/sh/r21nnz6exj8v2u3/HSOg6mC9D5#lh:null-Day - Town.TS]https://dropbox.com/sh/r21nnz6exj8v2u3/HSOg6mC9D5#lh:null-Day%20-%20Town.TS[/url]

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Re: Dash Cam In Car Recorder

Post by Dutto on Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:19 pm

Mike,

This was a still taken by the Mobius camera and I have to say that all of the video footage is just as clear!



I've just been through a few videos that I have saved.

On the single video that I saved to demonstrate bad driving the windscreen was filthy (inside and out) and the sun was shining through bushes into the lens.

The video was of a tanker coming towards me on a country lane near Skegness with all of the back wheels locked and smoking to prove it!!

Although the number-plate isn't clear on the video it would probably be readable with enhancement and what is clear is the name of the company that owns the tanker!!

I've just trawled through a number of videos shot over the last few weeks which I have saved for the scenery and can report that (now I clean the windscreen regularly) I can clearly read at least 90% of all vehicles that either approach or overtake me.

Hope this helps.  allthumbz 

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PS  Maybe wiping all that condensation off the windscreen every morning is what keeps the screen in such pristine condition. Whistle1 Whistle1

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Re: Dash Cam In Car Recorder

Post by boxerman on Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:56 pm

Cropped screen dumps from the Mobius:


Travlling at about 30mph



Moving away from traffic lights - 5 - 10 mph


Passing parked cars at about 10 - 15 mph
It was raining lightly going through Alston so the windscreen was wet (on the outside)

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Post by journeyman on Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:40 pm

Personally I think the Mobius produces better images. I have the mini 0801 because I like its usability and ease of removal.

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Re: Dash Cam In Car Recorder

Post by mikethebike on Sun Nov 24, 2013 10:24 pm

Hi , That bailey caravan is the one i like.How much ? for that standard.?

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Re: Dash Cam In Car Recorder

Post by Dutto on Sun Nov 24, 2013 10:35 pm

mikethebike wrote:Hi , That bailey caravan is the one i like.How much ? for that standard.?

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 Mike,
There's a man from Nigeria selling an identical one on e-Bay for £1,850!! bow bow 
His granny used it for holidays but she was taken ill in Shetland so at the moment it's in Stornoway; but at that price you can't go wrong! bouncing bouncing 

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Post by boxerman on Sun Nov 24, 2013 10:37 pm

mikethebike wrote:Hi , That bailey caravan is the one i like.How much ? for that standard.?

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For the caravan? biggrin you'd have to trace the owner and ask smile! 
Or for the Mobius? There's a good review on Techmoan's site, which is where I first saw them, and links to either UK or Chinese sellers.
I got mine from China, took about a week to arrive. If you decide to get one, don't forget to order a windscreen mount too.

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Re: Dash Cam In Car Recorder

Post by Dutto on Sun Nov 24, 2013 10:48 pm

Frank,

All I did with mine was to use a bit of flat copper and bend it into a "U" shape.

One end is held down with some double sided sticky-tape underneath the "paper clip" on the Transit dashboard and I stuck the velcro supplied with the camera on the other end.

When it's mounted, the camera can be seen from the front and side so I'm rather hoping that it will act as a deterrent when I'm driving; and when I'm not driving the camera lives in my inside pocket because it makes such a convenient still and video camera as well.

A brilliant bit of kit. allthumbz 

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Post by boxerman on Mon Nov 25, 2013 1:11 pm

This is how mine's mounted:


The suction cup is "suctioned" onto a stickybacked disc which is stuck to the dash - as is the satnav.

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Re: Dash Cam In Car Recorder

Post by Dutto on Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:09 pm

Frank,

It's easier on a Transit! up! 



Also, please note:

o  The "NOTE" for which side of the road I should be driving on!! wave (When I get back to the UK I make one that points the other way!) up! 

o  The much maligned internal silver screen! Whistle1 

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Re: Dash Cam In Car Recorder

Post by mikethebike on Tue Nov 26, 2013 4:27 pm

Hi, i don't have the skill to read notes,watch web cams and sat navs while driving. Even turning heater controls or wireless buttons etc are more than enough.!
I am still not sure what quality is required for a web cam. When a Motorhome is moving i suspect the better quality is needed for clear details. Would i need clear details? Would my partners smart phone do the job when stopped ?
Has anyone used a recording for evidence or in anger.?
some help please
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Post by boxerman on Tue Nov 26, 2013 4:52 pm

mikethebike wrote:Hi, i don't have the skill to read notes,watch web cams and sat navs while driving. Even turning heater controls or wireless buttons etc are more than enough.!
The dash cams switch on & off with the ignition, so no need for you to worry about an extra control to fiddle with content 
I am still not sure what quality is required for a web cam. When a Motorhome is moving i suspect the better quality is needed for clear details.
The way I look at it is that if it is recording at 30fps, it's like a still camera with a shutter speed of 1/30 so not too good for taking action shots, the slower you are moving, the clearer the video.
Would i need clear details? Would my partners smart phone do the job when stopped ?
For taking photos after the event, it would probably take better ones, but the idea of a dashcam is to record happenings up to and including the event.
Has anyone used a recording for evidence or in anger.?
Personally no! I decided to bite the bullet after a dog ran off the footpath and straight out in front of me without warning whilst in the Hebrides earlier this year. The owner would not accept any responsibility for his dog not being on a lead or in control - according to him it was all my fault. If I had had the dashcam then, there would have been evidence to prove what happened.

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Post by mikethebike on Thu Nov 28, 2013 8:06 pm

Thanks Frank, all good info.
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Re: Dash Cam In Car Recorder

Post by Dutto on Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:07 pm

Hi there,

I hope this works.  It's a video of a lorry approaching me on Warth Lane in Skegness.

Enjoy!



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