• Dash Cameras

    From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to ALL on Thursday, October 29, 2020 16:34:00
    Does anyone here have experience with using a dash mounted camera to
    capture video?

    Over the past 5 years I have realized that I love to travel. There have
    been multiple occassions where things have happened (like a family of
    turkey crossing the road, or a moose!) where the moment has passed before I
    am able to stop, get a camera out and snap a photo.

    After my trip last year, I thought it might be a good idea to look into an affordable, easy to use dash cam that would take video of a better quality
    than the ones that simply capture the action during an accident. :) One
    where I could enjoy the video later and/or be able to pull some stills from.

    I have done a little research. It does sound like there are plenty of
    choices. The brand I have heard the most about in the past is Go-Pro, but
    I have not seen much about them show up in my research.

    It would be nice if it could be removed from the car and still capture
    video in the event that I wanted to stop and hike a ways to see something.
    I can always do that with my existing camera or phone, though.


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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Dumas Walker on Thursday, October 29, 2020 18:48:55
    Re: Dash Cameras
    By: Dumas Walker to ALL on Thu Oct 29 2020 04:34 pm

    Does anyone here have experience with using a dash mounted camera to
    capture video?

    Over the past 5 years I have realized that I love to travel. There have been multiple occassions where things have happened (like a family of
    turkey crossing the road, or a moose!) where the moment has passed before I am able to stop, get a camera out and snap a photo.

    After my trip last year, I thought it might be a good idea to look into an affordable, easy to use dash cam that would take video of a better quality than the ones that simply capture the action during an accident. :) One where I could enjoy the video later and/or be able to pull some stills from.

    I have done a little research. It does sound like there are plenty of choices. The brand I have heard the most about in the past is Go-Pro, but
    I have not seen much about them show up in my research.

    It would be nice if it could be removed from the car and still capture
    video in the event that I wanted to stop and hike a ways to see something.
    I can always do that with my existing camera or phone, though.

    I've owned several dash cams and action cameras (e.g. the Sony line that is a competitor to the GoPro's).

    The dash cams are somewhat of a different breed as they're designed to run for very long periods of time, usually attached to the vehicles 12v DC power, and usually over-writing old videos automatically when the storage (e.g. SD Card) is full. While most action cams (e.g. GoPro's, Sony's and like) are designed for rugged use outdoor with superior video quality (to dashcams) and run off of LiOn batteries or sometimes an attached DC power source (e.g. USB cable).

    If you're wanting the best quality, then action cams are probably what you seek, but look for features that support your use case as a dash cam (e.g. auto-on/record/off, over-write old video files or support for very large removaable media, external power source). I recommend the Sony's:
    https://www.sony.com/electronics/action-cam/t/action-cam
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  • From Warpslide@VERT/NRBBS to Dumas Walker on Friday, October 30, 2020 08:38:00
    On 29 Oct 2020, Dumas Walker said the following...

    Does anyone here have experience with using a dash mounted camera to capture video?

    I've got this one (except I have the 2017 version):

    https://www.amazon.ca/VIOFO-A119-1600P-Camera-Logger/dp/B07SWYVYJ7/


    Here's a sample of some of the footage:

    https://streamable.com/tk8dy


    This one doesn't run on batteries, so it will need to be wired in. When I first got it I had it plugged into the cigarette lighter, but then I wired it into the fuse panel with this:

    https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01MU51HAC/

    So now when I turn the car on, the dashcam starts up automatically and shuts down when I turn the car off. You can wire it into another fuse if you want it to record all the time (e.g. Parking Mode).

    All in all, it has been very reliable. One thing I like about having the GPS model is it gets it's time from the satellites, so the time/date is always correct, in addition to showing your location & speed on the recording.

    Pro Tip: If the model you choose records to a MicroSD card, make sure you get a card that can handle temperatures inside your car. I went with a Samsung card as it advertises it being "temperature proof":

    https://www.amazon.ca/Samsung-Select-microSDXC-Adapter-MB-ME128HA/dp/B0887GP791 /


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  • From Ed Vance@VERT/CAPCITY2 to Dumas Walker on Friday, October 30, 2020 17:39:00
    10-29-20 16:34 Dumas Walker wrote to ALL about Dash Cameras
    Howdy! Dumas,

    @MSGID: <5F9B27F7.34869.dove-ent@capitolcityonline.net>
    Does anyone here have experience with using a dash mounted
    camera to capture video?

    I have one in the car.

    I've looked at the videos on the SD card once.
    IIRC The Video Files are split in sections, I can't remember if it is
    One Minute or several Minutes in each File.

    Over the past 5 years I have realized that I love to travel.
    There have been multiple occassions where things have happened
    (like a family of turkey crossing the road, or a moose!) where
    the moment has passed before I am able to stop, get a camera
    out and snap a photo.

    After my trip last year, I thought it might be a good idea to
    look into an affordable, easy to use dash cam that would take
    video of a better quality than the ones that simply capture the
    action during an accident. :) One where I could enjoy the
    video later and/or be able to pull some stills from.

    I have done a little research. It does sound like there are
    plenty of choices. The brand I have heard the most about in
    the past is Go-Pro, but I have not seen much about them show up
    in my research.

    It would be nice if it could be removed from the car and still
    capture video in the event that I wanted to stop and hike a
    ways to see something. I can always do that with my existing
    camera or phone, though.

    I get Email Newsletters from Redshark News - https://www.redsharknews.com/
    and have seen Articles about the Go-Pro there.

    I went to their website and made a Search to send some Links to You.

    I first entered go-pro and some of the Results had sords with either the letters go in them or the letters pro in them.

    So I made another Search having Quote Marks around the words - "go-pro"
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    Here are some of the Results: (watch the Word Wrap)

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    This one is about another Camera:

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    Hope this is of help.

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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to Digital Man on Saturday, October 31, 2020 15:09:20
    I've owned several dash cams and action cameras (e.g. the Sony line that is a competitor to the GoPro's).

    I looked at some of these on the link you provided. I think I may have left something important out. It sounds like you have experience with these so you may know the answer. The online literature mentions a "app" and also mentions a couple of apple applications (imovie being one of them).

    The machine I would likely be using to download/manipulate the video with is a linux based machine. All of my machines are. :) So, if it requires proprietary software that only runs on apple or windows products, that is another concern.

    I read up on a similar camera that apparently uses a proprietary format. That is too bad because it sounded like a neat camera.

    Thanks!
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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to Warpslide on Saturday, October 31, 2020 15:10:33
    Here's a sample of some of the footage:

    https://streamable.com/tk8dy


    That is some decent footage. That person took that wet curve a little too quickly. :) Thanks for sharing!

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Dumas Walker on Saturday, October 31, 2020 17:15:02
    Re: Re: Dash Cameras
    By: Dumas Walker to Digital Man on Sat Oct 31 2020 03:09 pm

    I've owned several dash cams and action cameras (e.g. the Sony line that is a competitor to the GoPro's).

    I looked at some of these on the link you provided. I think I may have left something important out. It sounds like you have experience with these so you may know the answer. The online literature mentions a "app" and also mentions a couple of apple applications (imovie being one of them).

    The machine I would likely be using to download/manipulate the video with is a linux based machine. All of my machines are. :) So, if it requires proprietary software that only runs on apple or windows products, that is another concern.

    Any system that can read an SD Card will be able to read/view/edit the video files from the SD card (written by the Sony ActionCams and most others).

    I read up on a similar camera that apparently uses a proprietary format. That is too bad because it sounded like a neat camera.

    Which one was that?
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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to DIGITAL MAN on Sunday, November 01, 2020 10:41:00
    Any system that can read an SD Card will be able to read/view/edit the video fi
    es from the SD card (written by the Sony ActionCams and most others).

    Good to know.

    I read up on a similar camera that apparently uses a proprietary format. That is too bad because it sounded like a neat camera.

    Which one was that?

    I will have to look it up again. After seeing some video from the camera,
    that was not a part of the advertisement, I decided maybe it was not so
    neat after all. :)


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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to Dumas Walker on Monday, November 02, 2020 00:16:00
    Re: Dash Cameras
    By: Dumas Walker to ALL on Thu Oct 29 2020 04:34 pm

    Does anyone here have experience with using a dash mounted camera to
    capture video?

    Over the past 5 years I have realized that I love to travel. There have been multiple occassions where things have happened (like a family of
    turkey crossing the road, or a moose!) where the moment has passed before I am able to stop, get a camera out and snap a photo.

    After my trip last year, I thought it might be a good idea to look into an affordable, easy to use dash cam that would take video of a better quality than the ones that simply capture the action during an accident. :) One where I could enjoy the video later and/or be able to pull some stills from.

    I have done a little research. It does sound like there are plenty of choices. The brand I have heard the most about in the past is Go-Pro, but
    I have not seen much about them show up in my research.

    It would be nice if it could be removed from the car and still capture
    video in the event that I wanted to stop and hike a ways to see something.
    I can always do that with my existing camera or phone, though.


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    GoPro are still pretty popular, and are known for being durable. The models I've seen were standalone cameras, however I imagine they can be used as a dashcam with a proper mount.

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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to DIGITAL MAN on Tuesday, November 03, 2020 11:45:00
    external power source). I recommend the Sony's: https://www.sony.com/electronics/action-cam/t/action-cam

    I asked a couple of the youtube people I follow what cameras they use to capture their "dashcam" footage. A fellow who travels the old alignments
    of Route 66 seconded your suggestion. His videos always look great.

    The other one didn't answer. :)

    Thanks again!


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