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#16 sonic113

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 09:59 AM

was thinking about a rear cam as well but dont know what to do yet. does any one that a rear cam is needed or would a front cam be enough?

say like if you get hit from behind someone ran into you then its obvious that their at fault but if for example they said you reversed into them well would  your front dash cam not show that you were stationary at the moment of impact?

 

was just thinking about this when browsing the dash cams and came across dual ones. 

what you guys think?



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Posted 10 June 2014 - 11:27 AM

I want to get one for the rear, but I had some numpty hit me from behind, the front cam caught it and I used it as evidence in the insurance claim.

 

Here:

 

 

Go to 5 minutes and watch. The evidence was clear enough.

 

I will however be getting a rear cam at some point, its just a case of cost and when I can afford to (hopefully not too distant future). Its well worth getting one though. I am half tempted to just buy another GS for the rear to be honest. I am also contemplating the idea of one of the others on the forum for the purpose of rear viewing, but strongly leaning towards the GS.



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Posted 10 June 2014 - 12:26 PM

As promised - a few pics of the F70 setup
Not sure how good they are - haven't looked at them on anything other than my phone
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that looks good. thanks Sean

 

just wondering if the dark tinted windows in the rear would casue any quality issues for a rear camera?



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Posted 10 June 2014 - 01:49 PM

The windows aren't tinted - the quality is okay - obviously not IMAX movie quality, but for £40ish it'll do the job.

The only problem I do have with the back is that it's outside of the swept arc so the screen there is quite dirty. I was going to upload some sample videos (front/rear, day/night)...but err...I dropped the memory card down between my bed and wall lol

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 10:10 AM

James I think the gs would be ideal for the rear as well.c an you make out reg numbers on the gs?

 

also is it possible to wire the front and rear gs cams into the one power cord and then wire that one power cord into a power point in the car? 

I am going to be getting one in the next month or so and I think that the gs is maybe the one for me. can you send me any pics of your set up just to I see what it looks like from the out side and how discrete it is on the inside?

 

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 12:53 PM

have a look at my build threads - bus build thread and mindel mondeo (links in signature) for how I had it setup on the CMAX and how I now have it on my CMAX. If you go to my review thread, there are some video's there that show the quality and you can make number plates out



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Posted 12 June 2014 - 08:59 PM

Hi,

Just to let you know that a number of our insurance schemes offer discounts for certain in-car cameras.

Regards,

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 09:04 PM

Hi,
Just to let you know that a number of our insurance schemes offer discounts for certain in-car cameras.
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Would help if you list them Dan!

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 09:39 PM

Also worth noting that many cameras are sold under a variety of names

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 12:41 PM

James

 

I've purchased the same camera as you - now, what is the max size card I can use in it? should i run a 32 or 64gb card in it?



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Posted 13 June 2014 - 02:31 PM

32GB is the maximum it takes Sal!

 

As for Dan, would be handy if you could publish a list, sadly though, my underwriter with you guys doesnt seem to :(



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Posted 13 June 2014 - 06:54 PM

cheers James :)



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Posted 13 June 2014 - 06:59 PM

No worries matey!



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Posted 02 July 2014 - 02:29 PM

James will the focus be able to take 2 dash cams on the battery ok?

 

I have currently got parking senors that are only on when in reverse but my radio, twin monitor dvd players and sat nav are on all the time as well as the standard car electrics( ie lights, heater, ac, heated windows electrics windows ect).

 

Granted that the things like the lights, heated win screen ect are not used all the time (ie lights only at night, heated winscreen in frost ect) but if i add 2 dash cams to my above electric load will it be able to take it ok or will I start to see battery issues ect? Just thought i would ask and see what you though. i thinking of the winter days and nights when most of the elctrics will be at use maybe even all at once on certain occasions.

 

also out of curiosity how many electric gadgets do you guys run or have installed on your Cars? 

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 07:46 PM

To be honest the camera uses the smallest amount of power its not going to make enough of a difference mate! put it this way, change your lights to LED's and you will save enough power to operate the camera.

 

If your worried about it, buy a bigger battery but unless your doing a lot of electrical gadgetery and barely any miles it wont be an issue!

 

I have the dashcam, rear view camera, TFT Mirror, and will be putting more into it...



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