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#16 FOCA

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 06:46 AM

Mate of mine on another forum has recommended either of these...

 

http://www.amazon.co...tag=chrome03-21

 

http://www.amazon.co...tag=chrome03-21

 

Test vid of the Kooleretron...

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=CXiQEEOGsVA

 

Shows speed as well which could be handy  ;)

Some people mght not want to show what speed they were doing 24/7 <_<



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 07:54 AM

Some people mght not want to show what speed they were doing 24/7 <_<

 

 

But no-one on this forum of course  ;)



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 09:10 AM

For evidence, I presume you would need to provide the full video for the drive? start to end? I expect that this is the only real way that you can qualify that the evidence hasnt been tampered with?

 

Just taking a look and seen something similar

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item58a6a2bf24

 

The main difference is the infrared for night time driving...

 

I am going to keep my eye out for a real bargain though. There is one not too disimilar to FOCA's which is currently on bid, 2 days and costs less than a tenner! might be worth a punt!



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 10:01 AM

Snap I nearly got rear ended by a hgv yesterday the driver managed to stop literally 6 inches from my bumper all I could see was scania in my rear view mirror. I

 

LOL sorry, not laughing at our misfortune, just the way you described it. Scania...lolol hilarious.



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 01:03 PM

For evidence, I presume you would need to provide the full video for the drive? start to end? I expect that this is the only real way that you can qualify that the evidence hasnt been tampered with?

 

Just taking a look and seen something similar

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item58a6a2bf24

 

The main difference is the infrared for night time driving...

 

I am going to keep my eye out for a real bargain though. There is one not too disimilar to FOCA's which is currently on bid, 2 days and costs less than a tenner! might be worth a punt!

Yes- the prices have come right down 

 

Most of these cameras record in a loop, so once the card is full up it over-writes the start, if you are recording in 1080p/30fps, and you have a small card, it will only record the last few minites  2hours/10mins with a 16gig / 1hour5mins with an 8gig so a 2 gig would only record the last 15mins, if an incedent happens you press "save" - some have a g-sensor automatically save at high g-forces (in an accident) 

 

if there was a date/ time stamp you could not edit in-between the start-finish points but it would be difficult to tell where the start-finish points would be and probably cutting hours of irrelevant motoring and just having the relevant bits leading up to the incident would probably be accetable  

 

The infra red (night vision) works in black-and white only (even on a color camera) and has a limited range as it relies on the output of the ir- LEDs



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 02:00 PM

Cheers FOCA, well I am on the hunt for a deal, to be honest something has to be better than nothing. I have an app on my phone that I may use as a backup, but the camera isnt great. If I can get a dedicated unit and cheap, then I will probably have a go, and buy a 32GB card to ensure optimal conditions.

 

I am trying to find one that I can also stick in the boot and record the back at the same time, but again, on a budget, without buying two of these units which would add up, its probably best not to!



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 02:39 PM

Just found another I might stand a chance of getting the Mrs to buy me :P

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item51b427d5e2

 

thinking one front and one rear, and it will still be relatively cheap. Looks like good recording specs, so should be clear and concise.

 

Now to find some inexpensive class 10's and give the mrs a hint or two!



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 09:33 PM

Just found another I might stand a chance of getting the Mrs to buy me :P

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item51b427d5e2

 

thinking one front and one rear, and it will still be relatively cheap. Looks like good recording specs, so should be clear and concise.

 

Now to find some inexpensive class 10's and give the mrs a hint or two!

 

From what I have heard, those Chinese ones that cost < £30 are pretty awful James, you might want to avoid them...

 

I thought about buying them, but everyone has told me they are junk...



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 09:33 PM

 is dashcam footage from the general public - sufficient to secure a prosecution?
It's good enough for the police.  But it has to carry a time and date stamp.  I gave CCTV footage to the police when my neighbour threatened my partner with an axe.  He got two months for threatening behaviour.  The video quality wasn't that great, but it was enough.  He claimed he had the axe out to bash nails into his garden fence to fix the damage I'd done the night before (long story!), but on the CCTV, right on the edge of the picture, you can see him go into his shed and bring out the axe before threatening her with it.

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 09:08 AM

I wish I had the funds to buy the better quality ones. I just think if I can have a decent resolution. timestamp and number plate that will help. I dont expect perfect quality, and might just try the £13 for the sake of it! something is better than nothing :)

 

I have emailed a couple of sellers asking for any example video's and see what happens! who knows I might just pick up a bargain, likewise, I dont really want to be buying tat!



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 02:27 PM

Changed my mind after I have done a bit more research! the sub £20 are good basic value, but not really what I am after. I have looked into the GS8000L camera. Seems a bery good quality and well rated by the coolosertech @ youtube!:P

 

Slightly more expensive (can be bought for under £25 rather than under £20) but they look alright!



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 02:36 PM

I use a cheap one from eBay, cost me 19. The sound quality isn't great, which is a let down as I predominantly use it to record what's going on within the car. When it was snowing last year, I kept it facing outwards for obvious reason. Recognising VRMs is quite difficult at a distance. However, the night vision is better than I expected.

My girlfriend works in a tech store, so she got me a few SD cards with decent GBs on them. After each shift I let it record over old footage, but if you keep the lapse on a 5minute record, the FPS is better in comparison to a 15minute lapse. If anything takes place in the car, I take the SD card out, put my spare one in the camera and when I get a chance I copy the incident/funny stuff to the laptop.

Unfortunately, like everything, it comes down to but I've heard nothing but good regarding these:

http://bit.ly/15TRxDc
http://bit.ly/1cxJdNR

If you're a big spender, the guy I rented cars off had these fitted to every car. I don't know how, but they worked it so that when reviewing footage, it would track your position on a map.

http://bit.ly/RCQEVd


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