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#31 Hyrule

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 08:50 PM

Thankfully I have an underground garage with CCTV, so not so much worried about that. But for driving around would be most useful tbh.

 

Will put in my ebay basket :D



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Posted 03 February 2014 - 08:53 PM

i ordered a standard blade size piggy back fuse, but the fuses on the focus are mini blade fuses, oh well only another £2 the wrong one can go in my box of bits.  I already have both the left and right angled power/inverter cables on order as I cant decide which way I will want the cable to go, if all goes well with this cam I might get another and point it backwards and I could then use the other cable for that.  Kind of hoping they make a new version of this cam with gps positioning and g-sensor - that would be cool.



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Posted 03 February 2014 - 08:56 PM

thats what i wanted to ask

 

how much space (mb) is the camera using on full quality per minute?



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Posted 03 February 2014 - 10:20 PM

I don't think they will make such a cam with g sensor and gps, it would dranatically increased the size and price plus additional software, the original model of this cam was a spycam but with tweaks its a dashcam hence the price of course though video quality wise it stands out.

Techmoan worked out 10 mins of vid at high full hd is 1.38gb, got 1.28gb for 10 mins. I have since made changes to reduce video file sizes and turned off "wide dynamic" this increases file size upto 40% more and I have changed the bitrat from high to standard. So far file size has reduced to about half with no obvious quality changes.

It does say under the help files those settings mentioned may or may not increase quality, so far though I think "standard" is just as good as high. Will test quality on low soon.

I'm going through varies video settings doing recordings in night and day condition to compare and determine the best.

On a 32gb card with all bangs and whistles turned on the cam records just over 4 hours of constant video at 1080p high bitrate and wide dynamics on. The highest possible settings.This may sound like very little but once you've seen the details at 1080p you can appreciate why so much space is used and you won't see that with you tube compression.

I estimate at 720p with standard settings and wide dynamic turned off its possible to record about 3 days of constant video.

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 02:59 PM

Looks a nice bit of kit :)



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Posted 05 February 2014 - 12:07 PM

James (Higs) I took your brilliant idea onboard and did some digging of the wiring schematic and found the perfect circuit. inside of the fuse box or as ford calls it Passenger junction box (PJB) Circuit fuse 102 for the radio/cluster, comes directly from the ignition switch ACC runs on a 7.5A as the wiring diagram suggest, however the actual fuse is 10A not 7.5A.

 

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The fuse is located in the middle of the PJB easiest fuse to access and has the number 102 next to it. perfect really, the wiring for the dascam can simply run down the back of the glove box and inside the PJB, pull out the fuse using the fuse puller tool located under the cover of the front junction box (Engine bay fuse box) plug in the piggyback kit, then plug back in the 10A fuse followed by a 5A fuse for the camera.

 

There is an earthing point inside of the interior light cover it actually has a screw IIRC if that fails there are multiple earthing points under the glove box

 

James (Jeeb) Wiring for your Cmax is the same this method will make hardwiring your dashcam simple, permanent yet removeable without a trace, no splicing or cutting of any wires needed.

 

I will try and get a photo of the PJB later on 



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Posted 05 February 2014 - 12:24 PM

sounds good kurt, I will use this fuse when I do mine - just need the bits now. got the piggy back fuse but no cam/mounts or cable lol.

 

I will prob go with an earthing point behind the fuse box other wise will need to be splitting the cable if using the roof earthing point, there is one for sure above the glove box that I can recall, but sure there are many others.



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Posted 05 February 2014 - 12:44 PM

The book is saying 102 is for heating control, dpf, remote control receiver, DVD player and is a10a fuse.

According to the book the one we would prob need is 108, accessory to cluster (audio and navigation unit) 7.5a

Not had an actual look at it yet tho

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 04:59 PM

What book is that? This info comes straight wiring diagram it can be wrong not sure. Still out n about though so not had a chance to look I will be ordering the bits tonight.

First chance I get will pull out 102 to test. Yeah James I think the earth point behind the glove box us better.

Did you find the right size piggyback kit?



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Posted 05 February 2014 - 05:09 PM

Right yeah the book does say it's 108 I would go with what the book says instead. It looks good :D

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 05:45 PM

yeah got the piggy back fuse today - it was the link I posted earlier in the thread "mini blade" type.  It was just I ordered the wrong one to start off with - same seller sell both sizes - both £2 each.  

 

Fuse 108 is the one, I'm getting an auto dimming rear view mirror from a Mk3 mondeo so I'm gonna connect that up to the same fuse and fit at the same time



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Posted 05 February 2014 - 07:03 PM

Will order it once I'm on the pc. Having a slight auto start prob with my camera that seems to be power related. My 12v usb adaptor is flimsy and the usb is trying to go into pc mode with the camera not sure why maybe its the satnav. End result is that the camera goes into standby mode instead if auto start. I deffo need a dedicated power supply that us more reliable

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 09:25 AM

Good idea Kurt, but wont that result in permenant live feed?



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Posted 06 February 2014 - 09:37 AM

No jeebo coz we will tap into a fuse that only comes on with the ignition. Theory is we press the starter button and the cam starts recording, and when we press it again to turn the car off it stops

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 09:37 AM

No jeebo coz we will tap into a fuse that only comes on with the ignition. Theory is we press the starter button and the cam starts recording, and when we press it again to turn the car off it stops

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