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Old 01-03-2013, 07:58 AM   #21
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personally would go for sony's gopro competitor, its amazing,smaller and has up to 100fps at 720p
Not sure if that camera can function as a dashcam. The idea of a dash cam is that it records automatically when the car turns on. I've even got this set up so that it records for 6 hours after the car is turned off and only saves the files if it detects motion.

It also writes over old files that you have chosen not to keep should it run out of space.

With a GoPro or the like you'd have to constantly hit the record button each time you start the car and format the card almost every day.

Dash cams also save small files 1/2/3 minutes with GPS tagging so you can quickly find the file you want by searching on a map or time etc. and don't need to worry about trimming it down.
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Old 01-03-2013, 09:29 AM   #22
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personally would go for sony's gopro competitor, its amazing,smaller and has up to 100fps at 720p
The problem with video units that aren't dedicated as dash cams is that they lack the loop feature. When the memory card's full, you must manually delete old files. Units like the BlackVue will overwrite the oldest files when the memory fills up.

Here's a quick video I put together of my first outing with the camera.
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Old 01-03-2013, 04:03 PM   #23
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The problem with video units that aren't dedicated as dash cams is that they lack the loop feature. When the memory card's full, you must manually delete old files. Units like the BlackVue will overwrite the oldest files when the memory fills up.

Here's a quick video I put together of my first outing with the camera.
Looking good mate. You can turn off the event noises and led flashing in the etc. part of the settings if they become annoying
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:03 PM   #24
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I just bought one of these :http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/170921633...84.m1439.l2649
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:26 AM   #25
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For anyone who missed out on this group buy, there's another happening now:
https://www.massdrop.com/buy/Blackvue-dr400g-hdii-2
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:50 AM   #26
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The problem with video units that aren't dedicated as dash cams is that they lack the loop feature. When the memory card's full, you must manually delete old files. Units like the BlackVue will overwrite the oldest files when the memory fills up.

Here's a quick video I put together of my first outing with the camera.
RAH! 190E Cossie! Must be heaven driving that paired up with the Nasho. Thanks for the feedback and the vid. It's quite tempting to get one of these units now.

How are you guys finding it so far now that you've had a few weeks to get used to it? Is it really a case of set and forget about it until you actually come across something worthwhile?

Just realised another advantage to this. I bet the unit will prevent any mechanics/techs from giving the car a good strap when it's in for service.
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:46 AM   #27
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RAH! 190E Cossie! Must be heaven driving that paired up with the Nasho. Thanks for the feedback and the vid. It's quite tempting to get one of these units now.

How are you guys finding it so far now that you've had a few weeks to get used to it? Is it really a case of set and forget about it until you actually come across something worthwhile?

Just realised another advantage to this. I bet the unit will prevent any mechanics/techs from giving the car a good strap when it's in for service.
I've found it to be great. I unplug it when I won't be driving the car for a few days as I only drive on weekends but apart from that it works flawlessly. Here's a couple of videos from some other dude that has an M3 and has recently installed one of these cameras in his car





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Old 02-05-2013, 08:10 PM   #28
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RAH! 190E Cossie! Must be heaven driving that paired up with the Nasho. Thanks for the feedback and the vid. It's quite tempting to get one of these units now.

How are you guys finding it so far now that you've had a few weeks to get used to it? Is it really a case of set and forget about it until you actually come across something worthwhile?

Just realised another advantage to this. I bet the unit will prevent any mechanics/techs from giving the car a good strap when it's in for service.
It's the only car I ever want to drive for the rest of my life. I absolutely love it. I don't care what gadgets and gizmos newer cars have or how much power they put out, this is the Holy Grail for me. I searched for this car for 10 years (since it was never sold in Australia, they're all private imports) and finally, I have the opportunity to buy it late last year. I put all other expenses (I have an expensive cigar hobby) on hold and I went after this car. My wife thinks I spend too much time cleaning it though

An FYI: The 2.5, the one I have, is actually not a Cosworth. Cosworth designed and cast the heads for the 2.3L from the very inception of the 16v. They then assembled the basic engine and head in-house and shipped it to MB for final mating with the rest of the car. After production of the 2.3 was over in 1987/'88, Mercedes seized custody of the original molds used by Cosworth (as per their contract). Mercedes then cast the heads for the 2.5, making it completely a Mercedes vehicle. I didn't know this till I bought my car.

After using the BlackVue for a while, it's an absolute no brainer to operate. Just plug it in, wait for the "Starting Normal Recording" voice prompt and away you go. After each drive, I remove the memory card (comes standard with 16GB, I bought a 32GB and it holds about 14h of HD 1080p 30fps) and play back the bits I want to see again. I also chop and edit them into videos I upload to my YouTube Channel.

EDIT: The only thing I don't like about the BlackVue is the lag in updating the speed in the videos and the crap quality of the microphone. I can live with the speed issue and the mic issue would be solved if it had a 3.5mm jack for an external mic to be placed somewhere of your choice. It's like they tested these cameras in Seoul with bumper to bumper traffic and no external/internal noise. Pathetic.
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:36 PM   #29
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You fools should spend abit more ke$h and go the ITRONICS.
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I want high definition to ensure any 'issues' are recognisable. Something like these: http://www.szswill.com/car-camera.html
Don't really need GPS tracking, but keen on the G sensor, so if in a bump or the car goes hit whilst in a car park, recording starts by itself.
Also want something that's orientated for us RHS drivers. I noticed some have switches on the left which makes it awkward for us smart sided drivers to use. _sl_

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Dash cams have none to one button. Are you serious? Your research has lead you to this old group buy?
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