Getting the hang of it
- Jan 24, 2017
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I have to replace my windshield (big crack from a rock thrown off a semi's tire in the dark on the freeway), so now I need to hop to it in order to install the cam.
No one has ever noticed my cameras honestly. Back glass has a little tint and you can't see that one. The front one you can see the white double-sided tape that I had to use to hold it up. There is nothing wrong with the adhesive that holds it in place, and its nice because its clear, but i tested mine out in a rental car first when I used to travel and didn't get another sticky pad until much later.... and I haven't been bothered to change it in all of these years.Yeah, I'm curious if it will survive the summer here in AZ. Time will tell. Was hoping there would be a discrete place to mount it, but there is no way to hide this sucker.
Thats unacceptable for a dashcam...Murphy's law...Don't be surprised this summer after a hot day and the camera has been sitting in the sun that it is "locked up" and not recording anything. I've talked to blackvue about it, they suggest running the latest firmware and all that, but it's the heat. The camera is black, so, it gets pretty hot. I ususally unplug the camera after it has been sitting in the sun, crank up my vehicle, turn on the defrost and let that run for a minute before plugging it back in. It sucks, but its life.
No one has ever noticed my cameras honestly. Back glass has a little tint and you can't see that one. The front one you can see the white double-sided tape that I had to use to hold it up. There is nothing wrong with the adhesive that holds it in place, and its nice because its clear, but i tested mine out in a rental car first when I used to travel and didn't get another sticky pad until much later.... and I haven't been bothered to change it in all of these years.
I think people write it off as a toll lane transponder.
If it gets to that, I'll probably just sell it, and if anything happens lets insurance deal with it as usual.Read in another thread that one person pulls their camera and puts it in the glove box during the day when it's hot, the puts it back up for the drive home. It gets hot here, so I have been thinking about trying that.
Should that occur maybe look into Vicovation. I own the Macus One and that puppy can get up to 75c or 167f and still function properly.If it gets to that, I'll probably just sell it
Yeah that isn't cool... this really was kind of an impulse buy...will hope for the best. 115 days are common here and not having shaded parking sucks.Should that occur maybe look into Vicovation. I own the Macus One and that puppy can get up to 75c or 167f and still function properly.
Our summer in Sydney just past set a number of records with some days reaching into the low to mid 40c (104-111f) and a number of those were spent in the car, leaving it parked parked outside in that heat would have to have gotten the camera close to that operating temperature, but it kept chugging along.
On top of that, didn't like the sneaky tactics Blackvue used in their earlier days. Lowing bitrate to stop the thing from overheating is just damn deceitful.
The camera itself doesn't contain a battery. There's an optional accessory battery pack and and optional module to allow it to drain your car battery while the car is off that cuts power before it goes too low.If you buy a dash cam you need to make sure it has capacitors instead of batteries.
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That's a pretty good idea.ou can also get an external LiPo or LiFe battery packs that charge when the car is running and provide power when the car is off.. these will leave your car battery alone so it dont sit there and do a full discharge every night you go to park it.
Did you get a polarized filter for this yet? Got mine up and running this weekend and the daytime video seems a little washed out. It's been completely clear and full sun the last few days.they seem to get high marks for reliability, guess time will tell on that one.. the main reason I got this was for a decent interior IR camera and I wanted a discrete permanent install behind the mirror I didnt have to dick with.. The app seems easy enough but the livestream quality seems pretty low bitrate; however what it was recording was really good looking, downloaded video fine and I could save it right to my ownCloud folder from my phone, the client in OSX seems to work really well w/no fuss.. I think I'll get a polarized filter for it to cut down on glare, stuffing a 128G sd into it and its only going to record while keyed to come on when interior lighting has power (doors open w/20min timeout)
I think the WAF factor is high; after testing it in her car and letting her play with the app she wanted one.. so, there's that too
The vehicle in question does have a built in hotspot; so I could in theory mebe cast a great road trip to alaska or somethin