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Dashboard camera's

Post by ArcsVibe » Fri May 18, 2012 6:02 pm

Hi gang,

So I've decided to purchase a dash cam and was wondering if anyone here has one and if you could share your thoughts with us :)

I bought a (Ebay Hong Kong Special lol) K2000 to try it out. What I've seen on YouTube regarding this model is that it is quite decent, considering I paid 70$ for it. I hope to receive it next week and upload some video.

So once again anyone here have one?
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Re: Dashboard camera's

Post by vit » Fri May 18, 2012 7:41 pm

A dash cam? Why?

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Re: Dashboard camera's

Post by ArcsVibe » Sat May 19, 2012 4:54 am

Well besides the fact I've always wanted one (I'm a gadget guy lol) there are new scams popping up. Just read this article and you will see:

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Post by KITT222 » Sat May 19, 2012 1:52 pm

You get to be like a police car, and go on car chases! Or am I still not supposed to do that? :?

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Post by vit » Sat May 19, 2012 2:13 pm

KITT222 wrote:You get to be like a police car, and go on car chases! Or am I still not supposed to do that? :?
You'll have to mount a shotgun rack between the front seats.

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Post by ramenboy... » Mon May 28, 2012 1:18 pm

I've got a go pro, non hd that I got cheap on eBay for when I go on group rides on the motorcycle. Decent picture, but what I don't like is setup. If I mount it on the bike (heck, even when I mount it on the helmet) it's hard to get the right frame, because theres no LCD screen. Other than that, it's not bad.

The swann hd unit looks almost identical to the go pro, but it has a remote and a detachable LCD screen, so you can adjust the picture/frame right away, and shoot whenever you're ready. Can be had cheaper than the go pro.

BUT I did pick up a cisco flipHD really cheap on woot.com. I know cisco dumped it, so there may not be any support, but it's alot easier to use. Smallish screen, easy controls, and there seems to be a couple nice mounts for it. And it's got a great picture.
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Re: Dashboard camera's

Post by ArcsVibe » Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:49 pm

Any video we can watch? I uploaded some videos of my K2000 on youtube (search arcsvibe)
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Post by crazytrain » Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:34 pm

ArcsVibe wrote:Any video we can watch? I uploaded some videos of my K2000 on youtube (search arcsvibe)
Thanks for posting the video. Looks pretty good.
At the settings you have, do you know how much video can be recorded on the 32GB SD card?
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Post by joatmon » Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:02 am

in that crazy rainstorm video, beginning at about 0:35, there are these trippy crystal snakes all over your windshield. :shock:

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Post by ramenboy... » Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:50 am

ArcsVibe wrote:Any video we can watch? I uploaded some videos of my K2000 on youtube (search arcsvibe)
hey cool vids! so what did you end up getting is that an hd cam?

nothing good on the gopro, but i'll dig up some stuff from the flip
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Post by ArcsVibe » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:03 pm

crazytrain wrote:
ArcsVibe wrote:Any video we can watch? I uploaded some videos of my K2000 on youtube (search arcsvibe)
Thanks for posting the video. Looks pretty good.
At the settings you have, do you know how much video can be recorded on the 32GB SD card?
Hmmm I am not sure, let me check for you...the manual only goes up to 16GB microSD (what I have) and in 720P it states 298 minutes. I tried filming in 1080P but found that it was grainy as heck lol!
joatmon wrote:in that crazy rainstorm video, beginning at about 0:35, there are these trippy crystal snakes all over your windshield. :shock:
Joat it was one crazy rainstorm lol but so much fun to drive in :)
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ArcsVibe wrote:Any video we can watch? I uploaded some videos of my K2000 on youtube (search arcsvibe)
hey cool vids! so what did you end up getting is that an hd cam?

nothing good on the gopro, but i'll dig up some stuff from the flip
Let me see if I can find the Ebay link....
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Re: Dashboard camera's

Post by Baltovibe » Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:35 am

Here is one story where a dash cam helped solve a road rage incident.

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Post by tpollauf » Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:20 pm

ArcsVibe wrote:Any video we can watch? I uploaded some videos of my K2000 on youtube (search arcsvibe)
Not bad for what you paid for it ;) I got a kick out of that White Grand Prix with the "human luggage rack" as you passed them by. Don't know what the FOUR arms/hands were holding onto (one out of each window) but you did the right thing by passing them by! I briefly looked into a FOUR camera system (generic one from China) to install into my new work service van. I would then install each camera to where I have 360' coverage. I may still do it before winter. You never know what you might capture that could be beneficial in the future.
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Post by crazytrain » Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:50 pm

ArcsVibe wrote:
crazytrain wrote: Thanks for posting the video. Looks pretty good.
At the settings you have, do you know how much video can be recorded on the 32GB SD card?
Hmmm I am not sure, let me check for you...the manual only goes up to 16GB microSD (what I have) and in 720P it states 298 minutes. I tried filming in 1080P but found that it was grainy as heck lol!
Thanks so much for the info. :)
So, it's roughly 5 hours @ 720P. For me that's way more than enough. I'm thinking of getting one.
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Re: Dashboard camera's

Post by zionzr2 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:37 pm

I have been testing out my smart phone out as a Dash Cam.

Here are some of the Clips I have put together.






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