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      10-02-2012, 12:53 PM   #1
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Blackbox - In Dash Camera?

AFter watching this clip, I really want to install one of these cameras in the front of my 335. You never know..this happened in 2012 on the 401.


Anyone have any experience with these cameras? what a cheap but reasonable in dash cam?
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I know a guy that makes race cams, which are fantastic, but not cheap.

I know a little about CCTV, and basically you get what you pay for up to a certain extent.

There are self contained little cameras that are sold for this (kinda big IMO). Or you can get bullet cams which more resemble that of a race cam. and look a million times better in the car.

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      10-02-2012, 01:21 PM   #3
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/F900LHD-Car-...item3cc777100d
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Yeh I saw this and wanted to get something similar. No luck so far!
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This.

http://www.optimummotorsports.com/smartycam.html

Not only do you get video, but you see EXACTLY what was happening at the time of the "incident". Imagine being able to produce details with respect to GPS positioning, speed, throttle position, brake status, etc. It'll even directly integrate to the ECU for even more data.

A friend of mine does race acquisition systems and uses these all the time. They're obviously a tremendous tool in a race application, but I always thought they'd be cool to use on the street for this very reason. They have direct support for BMW ECUs in the E9x generation, so I imagine F30 will soon follow. They also can operate standalone since they have built-in GPS and a 3 axis accelerometer.

Maybe I'll pick one up for the new F30 when it finally gets here. I've personally had 4 instances where someone tried playing a game. I'm the wrong sonofabitch to mess with so I won every case. But it's still a pain in the ass. Crystal clear video would cut through the crap in an instant.
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Just get a GoPro HD Hero Naked for $129.99 (right now on their site.)
Put one of the mounts on the windshield and flip the video image. Put it in the glove box when you are not in the car and delete the video if nothing happens. For the price of SD cards these days you are looking at $40.00 for a good quality 16 gig card.
I have one I use the heck out of and switch it between my SKY and 328i depending on where we are going. Any trips out of town and it's in the car and recording.

Plus in a snap it's a good digital camera..

Telemetry is nice in the video frame, but not at 5 times the cost of the GoPro.
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I'm getting the BlackVue DR400G-HD II
Link: http://www.blackvue.co.kr/en/contents/sub1.asp?idx=7
Yo,

This looks great!

How much is it? When are you getting it?
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just bought one off ebay for $30 shipped lol
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just bought one off ebay for $30 shipped lol
the Blackvue??
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how do these work? where does it store the video? how many hours can it record?
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just bought one off ebay for $30 shipped lol
30 bux??

Wow, that's a steal!!
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no this one http://www.ebay.ca/itm/HD-2-4-TFT-LC...item1e6eb0cef9

Obviously its not the best but should do the job fine..and I just discovered if i searched harder, the same thing from a different seller is like $24 shipped ..gotta love china haha

The one I bought for $30 shipped is the same one this toronto guy is trying to sell for $100 + shipping http://dashcampro.com/
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I thought you got the blackvue for$30..

How much is the blackvue?
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30 bux??

Wow, that's a steal!!
ofcourse you get what you pay for but it does the trick pretty well. Hopefully Ill never have to actually use it to prove my innocence against fraud ..
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that thing is huge, your going to attatch it to your windshield?
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that thing is huge, your going to attatch it to your windshield?
not if you close the screen...
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I thought you got the blackvue for$30..

How much is the blackvue?
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AFter watching this clip, I really want to install one of these cameras in the front of my 335. You never know..this happened in 2012 on the 401.

Anyone have any experience with these cameras? what a cheap but reasonable in dash cam?


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Yeh I saw this and wanted to get something similar. No luck so far!
That's hilarious, I just saw this video and searched "F30 Dashcam" and came here.


Maz How you doing buddy... Happy New Year man..


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Remember it works both ways. If you cause an accident then the dash cam footage can be used against you.
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Remember it works both ways. If you cause an accident then the dash cam footage can be used against you.
If you cause an accident stuff that cam away as soon as possible. You're not required to provide evidence that incriminates yourself.
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If you cause an accident stuff that cam away as soon as possible. You're not required to provide evidence that incriminates yourself.
Laws will vary by country and state, but generally you cannot be forced to testify against yourself. You are however required to surrender all evidence. Whether surrendering digital media constitutes evidence rather than testimony is still a grey area in many districts. Best to error on the side of caution.
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