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Dash Cams - Anyone running them?

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by JTP, May 18, 2017.

  1. May 18, 2017 at 6:46 PM
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    JTP

    JTP [OP] The Big Black Moose

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    Ive been running dash cams for the last two years.

    Ive got the Blackview's with front and rear cameras in three vehicles. The rear camera cable just barley reached the back window in my CrewMax. I would like to had a little bit more but it working. Since my rear window goes up and down I left the cable hang straight down not attached to the glass.

    The app on my phone lets me connect via bluetooth to the camera and playback video right there and then if something happens. Cop can watch and verify what happened before he writes his report and can confirm that I was not the idiot and the cause of the accident!

    Its got GPS and the PC or Mac player that comes with it runs real time synced video while putting you on a moving map with date, time, and your speed.

    This could be a good thing or bad thing depending on if you are at, below, or above the posted speed limit and if you are close to your "on the side" skinny crack head or fat titty bar dancer girl friends houses.

    It has a "touch the side of it" control to turn on and off the audio recording. So if you want to tongue lash a cop after he pulls you over just reach up there and touch it to turn off the audio (and hope that he's turned his off too). :D

    Or just leave it on if the cop is the one failing the "attitude test". Works both ways.

    Cops have always been nice to me the very few times I have had to "visit" with them. 4 years in the Navy saying "Yes Sir" is still paying off for me in many ways.

    Hope that I never need these but its nice to have peace of mind that its on tape if something bad happens.

    blackview 1.jpg blackview 2.jpg blackview 3.jpg
     
  2. May 18, 2017 at 7:50 PM
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    landphil

    landphil 3JOH22A (You'll need a mirror)

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  3. May 18, 2017 at 7:54 PM
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  4. May 18, 2017 at 8:05 PM
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  5. May 18, 2017 at 8:53 PM
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    joshmahoney94

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    I run a Mini 0807. It is has a small form factor and is well concealed. It seems to be reliable and durable in the heat because it has a 'super-capacitor' instead of a battery. I tried a Conbrov DC6000, it was ok. I posted a detailed video about the dash cams a while back.
     
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  6. May 19, 2017 at 4:08 AM
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    MotoTundra

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    A dash cam is next on my list.
     
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  7. May 19, 2017 at 9:12 AM
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    I have a Viofo A119c. I like it.

    Make sure the dashcam you choose uses a capacitor, not a li-ion battery.

    And use a high quality "high-endurance" memory card.
     
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  8. May 19, 2017 at 11:24 AM
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    Listen to this. If you have a low quality memory card, you will start getting missing/corrupted videos. I alps recommend a high storage capacity card, the loop recording seems to be rougher on lower memory SD cards (Less than 64GB). I run 2 -128 GB cards, they work really well.
     
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