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#61 ChrissH

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 04:42 PM

Hi Stef,

Can you let me know how many hours recording your 32gb Micro sd can hold after its been filled up please?

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 05:48 PM

Hi Stef,

Can you let me know how many hours recording your 32gb Micro sd can hold after its been filled up please?


Ok, I'm using only the forward facing camera on the highest resolution, but between 9 and 9.5 hours its saying

Th card has a formatted capacity of 29.6gb

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:15 PM

Just YouTube'd the X4000, although its the same casing as my rear cam is definatly been improved. Better quality footage and menus.
Got pics of it fitted yet?

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:28 PM

ok so i got my camera and memory card today, X4000 and 32GB class 6 micro sd..

first thoughts are, it looks and feels pretty good, compact - just what i need really.

IR lights are very good and should have enough range for my needs.

just getting used to the controls and how to work it but it does appear to be very good.


Thinking of replacing my front cam as you can't seem to turn off the internal cam, and I don't want to be on footage if I start uploading it to youtube (yeah sad I know).
Just wondered how you were finding your cam after having it a little while now?

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 05:00 PM

Thinking of replacing my front cam as you can't seem to turn off the internal cam, and I don't want to be on footage if I start uploading it to youtube (yeah sad I know).
Just wondered how you were finding your cam after having it a little while now?


yeah it was all going well until i dropped it and broke the bracket for it :lol:

impressed with the quality, even in the dark its quite good. well worth the money IMO

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:18 PM

yeah it was all going well until i dropped it and broke the bracket for it :lol:

impressed with the quality, even in the dark its quite good. well worth the money IMO

Oh dear lol yeah the bracket bits aren't the strongest.

Thanks Stef

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:33 PM

Oh dear lol yeah the bracket bits aren't the strongest.

Thanks Stef


yeah they are a bit cheap. I will sort something out :lol:

I had tried to fix the camera to the black section where the rear view mirror attaches to the windscreen - it held for about 5 then dropped and broke - oops

Im not using the camera at the moment - its job is done for the time being. I had my 2 cars vandalised 5 times in 4 nights, so obviously i wanted the camera to be as discrete as possible.
In the end i resorted to surveillance of my own for 3 LONG nights but it did pay off in the long run - just waiting on the court now.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:30 PM

I built my own little dash cam set up, out of 2 damaged ones I got off a mate. Basically mounted the little lens on the front of the rear view mirror and attached the rest via wires in to the glove box, and then one in the rear going to the same unit in the glove box. Works a treat, and cost about £20 all-in as I had most of the stuff already.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:48 PM

I built my own little dash cam set up, out of 2 damaged ones I got off a mate. Basically mounted the little lens on the front of the rear view mirror and attached the rest via wires in to the glove box, and then one in the rear going to the same unit in the glove box. Works a treat, and cost about £20 all-in as I had most of the stuff already.


thats a cracking idea! so you have basically mounted just the camera and the rest of the bulky stuff is in the glove box? so its very discrete?

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:53 PM

Yep, you honestly can't tell it's even there even if you look right at it, just looks like a sensor of some sort. Microphone works fine on it too still which is a plus. Was quite a faff getting it done, but now is easily transferable to my next vehicle.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:53 PM

Yep, you honestly can't tell it's even there even if you look right at it, just looks like a sensor of some sort. Microphone works fine on it too still which is a plus. Was quite a faff getting it done, but now is easily transferable to my next vehicle.


I do like the sound of that to be honest, and would much prefer to do that as a long term thing.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 05:54 PM

I like the look of this one with the rear view plug in for the back window.
Might try it
http://www.techmoan....ear-camera.html

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 08:54 PM

Purchased. So good so far.

I forgot to take pics of it fitted so I'll do that tomorrow.

 

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this is the rear one that plugs into the main (front) one:

 

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Test footage (day, night, then rear view [which is pointed a little too high at the moment])

 



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Posted 03 March 2013 - 11:09 AM

Why would you want it pointing any lower? You'll only be recording more of the dash that never changes. You want as much of the outside as possible.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 01:29 PM

Why would you want it pointing any lower? You'll only be recording more of the dash that never changes. You want as much of the outside as possible.

 

No, sorry, I meant the rear one needs to be pointed a little lower. When a car pulls up behind I could only see it's roof.

 

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Front:  (Inset on the screen is the rear view)

 

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