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Byr0n

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#343239 My New Mobius Dashcam

Posted by Byr0n on 15 March 2014 - 08:02 PM

Class 10 is the better card as it allows for full HD recording where class 4 only goes up to 720p... The other benefit with class 10 cards is much faster read and write speeds!


Not true, total myth when it comes to dash cams

Taken from manual:

Cards
Generally speaking you may use any micro SD, micro SDHC or Micro SDXC card with a capacity of up to 64GB with this camera. Larger cards are most likely also supported but not yet available. To avoid card compatibility problems, always use quality cards with a speed rating of Class 4. There are known problems with a few cards that have a higher class rating, for example some, but not all, Sandisk 32GB Ultra (class 10) will not work properly with earlier firmware versions. You should use firmware v1.17 or above with these cards. For the best compatibility use cards with a class 4 rating if you have them. There is absolutely no advantage in using cards with a higher rating. The most compatible cards are genuine Kingston.
The camera supports cards formatted with FAT, FAT32 or exFAT. Due to technical reasons, you cannot update the firmware if your card is formatted as exFAT. When using the In-Camera formatting routine (see below) cards with a capacity greater than 32GB will be formatted with exFAT. All other cards will be formatted as FAT/FAT32. Older operating systems, for example XP 64-Bit and Windows 2003, do not support exFAT file systems unless you install additional drivers. A list of exFAT drivers can be found at http://search.micros...spx?q=KB955704.
There are a few programs available, for example guiformat, that are capable of formatting large capacity cards with FAT32. This is not recommended and may void your card's warranty.
►You should always use cards from well known brands. Low quality and no-
name cards, as well as some class 2 (or less) cards, may draw more than 20mA current than quality cards. This can result in unwanted electrical noise such as clicks, chirps, hum and buzzing in the audio recording

Manual here - http://www.mytempfil...obiusManual.pdf


#343076 My New Mobius Dashcam

Posted by Byr0n on 15 March 2014 - 12:11 PM

 
Good to know, do you know of any confirmed working brands/classes?


I know Samsung and Kingston are safe bets, go for a class 4

Make sure you buy from reputable seller though, lots of fakes out there


#342593 My New Mobius Dashcam

Posted by Byr0n on 13 March 2014 - 11:14 PM

64GB cards do work, but do not let you update firmware with them in. 32GB and below is required to install FW.

Just buy a cheap 1GB for FW updates :)


#341260 My New Mobius Dashcam

Posted by Byr0n on 10 March 2014 - 10:16 PM

Here's a couple of example vids from mine. Second video is driving towards sun, it's very hard to adjust a camera to avoid blacking out. There is a tip I've heard of where you can buy a polarised filter, cut a hole out the lens cap and make a diy filter.

See here - http://forum.dashcam...776/#post-31710






#341013 My New Mobius Dashcam

Posted by Byr0n on 10 March 2014 - 03:02 PM

Cheers Byron, good info there, so basically with an ignition switched set up its not even possible as it disables the auto power on/off function - pity that, but the auto switch on/off is way more important to me as it makes the cam a fit and forget solution.


I believe it is possible, when you turn your ignition on the camera will not turn on until you are moving as then it detects motion

When parked up it will do the same, when someone walks past your car it will turn on then shut down shortly after

Give it a test :)


#340996 My New Mobius Dashcam

Posted by Byr0n on 10 March 2014 - 01:46 PM

yes the wire is thin - I thought the same, what I did is solder the thin wire to a bit of thicker wire then heat shrink it, To be honest I actually didn't connect mine to the piggy back fuse directly I connected it to spade connectors as I tapped directly into my retrofitted auto-dimming rear view mirror loom and used spade connectors/plastic connector blocks. I would deffo recommend this to ensure there is not too much strain on thoose thin wires and they are reinforced.

 

Personally I think the cam is better mounted passenger side of the mirror - a few reasons. 1) is means the camera is completely out of view (on my install anyway). 2) there is more space on that side as the rear view mirror tilts towards the driver, which means the gap between the back of the mirror and the windscreen is greater on that side.

 

As for motion detect - I want to try this (if its possible - not sure it even is) ideally what would happen is ignition would turn off and the camera would then stop recording video and switch to motion detecting still photos on battery power.  I don't think you can actually do motion detection recording - its still photos (could be wrong I will have to double check)

 

James, see this thread regarding motion detection. Quite interesting:

 

http://dashcamtalk.c...tect-mode.3656/

 

Very helpful forum




#340665 My New Mobius Dashcam

Posted by Byr0n on 09 March 2014 - 04:45 PM

Fitted my Mobius today :)
 
Before i start i mounted it in my BMW as this does more mileage, will order one for C-Max depending how happy i am with it :)
 
Think im going to buy my self an adhesive mount as it reduces the hang, but happy to wait for it whilst my suction mount does the job
 
View from drivers side:
 
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View from passenger side:
 
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I ran the cable under the trim and down side, cable was pretty slim to tucked under nicely, only seeable down near door:
 
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Then it finished up going under my centre console into the rear cigarette lighter socket
 
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Views from outside
 
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I removed the sticker from front of camera as it was irritating me and made it stand out :)
 
Happy with look of it, like i said though, i want to reduce hang so will order adhesive mount.



#340070 My New Mobius Dashcam

Posted by Byr0n on 08 March 2014 - 08:26 AM

Hey,

Just thought I'd post this.. I have been reading about fitting a capacitor to the camera. So have ordered from here:

http://www.banggood....a-p-918122.html

(cheapest I can find from approved seller)

In summary, batteries are known to fail through intense heat in a car, a capacitor does not overheat and when power is disconnected from camera saves the last file before shutting down. Plus there is no chance of the battery leaking/exploding. The Mobius camera battery will generally fail to charge after a year because of the constant power that's being put to it. A capacitor works different

There's a lot of people converting online, it's easy to do, see here:

http://www.techmoan....e-my-ideal.html

(even techmoan recommends a capacitor for dash cam use)

Forgot to mention, if you use discount code b185f7 it knocks an additional 5% off any product across the site. Every little helps.

There Mobius stuff is pretty cheap:
http://www.banggood....buy/Mobius.html


#337544 Dash Cam - Have You Got One?

Posted by Byr0n on 01 March 2014 - 01:14 PM

I retract the above statement, I'm getting a Mobius :)


#337278 Dash Cam - Have You Got One?

Posted by Byr0n on 28 February 2014 - 04:13 PM

I'm finally 100% decided on the dash cam to get, im going for the G1W

 

Details here - http://www.techmoan....rth-buying.html

 

It also comes up as best all round camera here - http://dashcamtalk.com/

 

It was the lack of screen that took me away from the mobius, i know it has good reviews but i couldnt justfiy the extra spend when setting up seems harder, plus i do not have the facilities to alter settings

 

Going to purchase from here - http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1423.l2649

 

This is the official camera, others on ebay are fakes




#336987 My New Mobius Dashcam

Posted by Byr0n on 27 February 2014 - 04:34 PM

To be fair though, she didnt know what was going on. All she knows is a guy is claiming to be chased and he's run someone over and not stopping, in the eyes of the law thats a crime... but in the eyes of the camera he was right to leave him lol. It was just lucky he had a dash cam to prove what an absolute nut case the guy was...

 

Wonder why he decided to chase him, theres no follow up story




#336533 Dash Cam - Have You Got One?

Posted by Byr0n on 26 February 2014 - 12:13 PM

Thanks for replies. I'm definitely going to get one with screen as I do not have laptop or android products to check the camera angle.

I'm going to go for the G1W, seems to have the best review for all round


#336485 My New Mobius Dashcam

Posted by Byr0n on 26 February 2014 - 08:52 AM

There is no mac software available, settings can be changed by dumping a config file onto the memory card then editing once connected as a removable media on mac.
I agree with james on wide dynamic range, there are many cams out there but I genuinely find night shots extremely good with wdr
As a dashcam inside of a car the camera does not get that hot ever. Was it left on the dash in direct sunlight? The camera melted and the battery did not expload? Or leak out?
Are you thinking of doing side by side shots jeeb?
Sent from my automated robot M1X-M4573R-700N3Y


It's says:

Click here for an Mac web-based script written by Iacopo Boccalari
Click here for an Mac 64 bit cocoa version written

On the software link you posted


#336295 My New Mobius Dashcam

Posted by Byr0n on 25 February 2014 - 07:41 PM

Don't suppose you know if software provided works on imac? I don't have a Microsoft laptop/PC at home?


#336201 Dash Cam - Have You Got One?

Posted by Byr0n on 25 February 2014 - 03:46 PM

Thanks for links, interesting reading