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Thread: Dashcams / on-board cameras - what do you have?

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    Hi All,

    Just wondering what type of dashboard cameras everyone uses - I bought one of these HD 720p cameras on ebay about a year ago from a seller in China, and was very impressed by the quality and general sturdiness of the thing. I recently managed to fry it by plugging in the power cable for the wrong device (oops) and so decided to buy a second one, this time off an Amazon seller as the ebay seller didn't have any in stock.

    Big disappointment. The camera I received was physically identical to the old one, with what appears to be the same software / interface, but the video and sound quality was absolutely laughable, certainly not HD...

    Ideally I'd like to get another one of these from a reputable seller if anyone knows where I can get one, but I'd also be keen to see the devices everyone else uses and the quality of the video footage.

    Here's a clip I made using footage from the original device:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-I_6VZ5nlZM

    And here's some footage from the shoddy ripoff:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXERMelTTT8

    Cheers,

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    love the time laps film lol... well done.

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    That first video is pretty cool! like the music lol, makes me want to get a dashcam

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    I have two Sony HQ1 bullet camera's front and rear, which are hard mounted and switchable during recordings. Also stereo microphone in cabin.

    They record onto a PDR100 Solid Stage 16GB remotely operated recorder at Broadcast quality and have battery backup in the event of a crash (it keeps on recording for that YouTube 'ouch' moment)

    My YouTube video's dont show anywhere near the quality they produce as its downgraded severely during rendering as the original file sizes are massive.

    I have the option also for on screen 'G' Force meter, date & time and 'picture in picture' mode for a 3rd camera (which is also Sony, but not as high quality as HQ1's). The picture in picture is hooked up to an additional SS1000 device

    You dont want to know how much it all cost and I'm not telling either
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    got any links to your youtube videos spoons?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleMelon View Post
    got any links to your youtube videos spoons?
    Try here

    http://www.youtube.com/user/SpoonsVXRD?feature=mhum


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    Mine..... one front.... one rear...... and the linky to the day/night examples posted.

    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=112717

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    Cheers fellas

    Spoons that's quite an impressive setup, not sure I want to know how many limbs it cost you! Nice vids though - the sound quality's pretty good, far better than you get on the cams with built-in mics...

    Hutch

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    Handyandy - looks like we have the same model DVR from the same ebay seller (micopengofchina). Might drop them a message to see if / when they'll be getting more in, the shipping from Hong Kong was pretty quick if I remember rightly (ten days or so, quicker than some UK ebay sellers!)

    Hoochydady - good choice of music

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