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they often are not....the toad

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That Urie Van Kerr does some good videos :!: Sounds Dutch . I like the Jethro Tull accompaniment to this



I wonder if Urie Van knows Juan :-D

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Juan is not a Van :)

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I get this all the time when I'm driving about in the van at work. Unfortunately we are not allowed to download the content. The boss being an ex-cop goes through it and reports any dangerous driving to the appropriate authorities. Especially the motorcyclists.

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Stickyfinger wrote:they often are not....the toad


Did you remain completely calm, or have you edited the swearing out? :-D
Did I detect a bit of payback coming up - they way the engine revved up in pursuit ?
Either way it's getting worse on the roads for sure - lazy sods mostly that don't indicate.

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GiveMeABreak wrote:.......... lazy sods mostly that don't indicate.


Nah Marc, you have got it wrong, you have seen those new streaming indicators where the flash from one end of the LED strip to the other (Audi, BMW, Citroen, Ford etc..) well before this new idea, I am sure quite a few manufacturers fitted indicators that instead of flashing on and off, they flashed off the off again..... great saving on bulbs :rofl2:

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So any reccomendations for a decent (cheap) dashcam?

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GiveMeABreak wrote:
Stickyfinger wrote:they often are not....the toad


Did you remain completely calm, or have you edited the swearing out? :-D
Did I detect a bit of payback coming up - they way the engine revved up in pursuit ?
Either way it's getting worse on the roads for sure - lazy sods mostly that don't indicate.


I resisted the "up his jack" bit as people like that tend to do silly things like Brake-Check you. He did get a couple of flashes however (to my shame) from about a 5 car length back. I overtook him a little bit down the road on a dual and he then accelerated and sat about 3 foot from my bumper, I think he did not have a clue what he did was wrong the muppet.

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demag wrote:So any reccomendations for a decent (cheap) dashcam?


This one is a DDpaiM5s


It was cheep :), the only one "problem" with it is the sound recording is rubbish. Image quality is very good however, esp night vision.
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I've been very happy with my Maisi M30, which came as a Christmas present.... I think it was about £80, but I then paid an extra £15 to get the GPS module:





It does 2304x1296 (Super HD) resolution and sound quality is pretty good, better than many other dash cams I've seen footage from. Image quality is excellent during the day and pretty good at night. (It records at about 15Mbps) It has a reasonable screen size on it making it easy to point the camera the right way.

It has a swivel mount that can turn 90 degrees either way so you could turn it to face the door if plod knocks on your window! :lol: (Have not had a chance to try that yet to see what their reaction would be... :twisted: )

It has both sticky mounts and a suction cup - I find the suction cup absolutely fine and very sturdy so I have not tried the adhesive mounts.

It's compatible with the widely used free "Registration viewer" software, including GPS location. It has a lithium battery that can run it for about 20 minutes without power from the car.

Negatives - doesn't come with an SD card, so I bought a good quality Samsung 64GB Evo card, which can record about 4 hours worth at maximum quality. It also doesn't come with the GPS module which is sold separately and is very difficult to track down, albeit not too bad at about £15. (We ended up getting it from the same ebay seller that originally sold the camera)

The field of view is an extremely wide 150 degrees - which is great for catching what is happening off to the sides, but does mean that everything in front of you looks very far away, I would have preferred a 120 degree field of view. When someone cuts in front of you the wide field of view makes it look like there was plenty of room in front of you when in fact there wasn't!

The parking mode (movement sensor) is pretty useless because you have to manually engage it in the menus every time you leave the car and you really need an external voltage shutoff to prevent it draining the battery if you left the car for more than a day or so, so I don't use the parking mode.

Here are some clips I edited together taken from the camera - youtube makes the video WAY blockier than the original footage due to the low bitrate they resample it to, the original quality is quite a lot better:





I threw all the clips I had in at the time, some of which aren't that exciting. :lol: Since that video I have accumulated another 70 clips (!) which are awaiting culling and editing, and I have more than enough juicy ones to leave out the ho hum ones this time. :) (There is something quite cathartic about posting dashcam videos of people that annoyed you or did stupid things on the road... :twisted: )

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demag wrote:So any reccomendations for a decent (cheap) dashcam?


My daughter sent me one for Christmas, it seems to do the job well, I haven't looked up the price though. it's an Innoo Tech. (innootech.com)

Ps. It's tiny compared with those shown above.

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Mandrake wrote: I threw all the clips I had in at the time, some of which aren't that exciting. :lol: Since that video I have accumulated another 70 clips (!) which are awaiting culling and editing, and I have more than enough juicy ones to leave out the ho hum ones this time. :) (There is something quite cathartic about posting dashcam videos of people that annoyed you or did stupid things on the road... :twisted: )


I love that doo daa beeping noise on your last video compilation Simon - it that your alternative to swearing button mode kicking in or your snapshot? :rofl2: If it was me it would be plenty of verbal and horns!

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Actually the "doo daa" sound is a sound the camera plays when you press the "incident" button, which saves a permanent copy of the 30 seconds around the button press that won't be wiped by the rolling recording loop. Because its microphone and speaker are quite close together it picks it up fairly loud in the recording.

I could have edited it out but that would have been extra work. If you hear sudden silence around that time though it probably is me editing out the odd swear words and ranting. :wink:

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It seems Next base 312 gets good reviews. Am in Walsall now so might pop into maplins and have a look.

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As promised here is my second DashCam compilation. As I try to keep them under 10 minutes it turns out I have enough clips left over for a third as well! :lol:




I apologise for the bad words, it's too time consuming to edit them all out and I'm sure most of us use less than polite words in similar circumstances. :twisted: