Dashcam video I took on Friday driving on Buena Vista

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Old 03-21-2015, 03:48 PM
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I installed a dashcam in my car last week. It automatically turns on when you start your engine and runs the entire time and makes an 8 hour loop. Just yesterday, we were headed north on Buena Vista and when we reached the Stillwater roundabout a couple of drivers in front of us decided they would make up their own rules. I pulled out about 2 minutes of video from the trip and put some music behind it and downloaded it to Youtube. If you want to see it, just click on the link below.

About 45 seconds in, keep your eye on the white convertible in the right lane and then the white van straight ahead.

https://youtu.be/VNUrsIcSSZU
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Kool...good idea
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A typical day in TV...Yesterday we were heading toward a round about and a Mini Cooper came into the circle on the inside lane and just stopped dead...Anyone say "dangerous!"
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Very creative!
Driving here can be scary......
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Love it!
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are they e z to install? Approx cost?

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Bought one for us too - $24 (from China) - will be as easy to install as attaching the camera mount to the windshield with suction cup behind rearview mirror and the 12vDC power cord to cigar lighter - just like a radar det or GPS. Only records when car is powered on - and loops the recording -like the last 1/2 hour or so, then records over the first recorded area - uses SD card, typically 32gb.
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Hey John, great video and the picture was excellent. The added music really made it professional. What camera are you using?
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Great video... but too short! Great Grass Roots tune. Cut off was a bit abrupt... but I'll probably still send the link to my brother up in New York. Thanks for posting.
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The dashcam is a VIOFO B40 A118C Novatek 96650, pictured below. It comes under many names from China, the Viofo is the brand I chose because the reviewer I watched on Youtube bought that one. They are a Chinese vendor on eBay and with their own website and shipped this to me from their L.A. warehouse in 3 days for $79 delivered. It's much smaller than it appears, may 1" x 3" with a small 1.5" screen which is on the side facing away from the photo.

Since there are a 100 or more different brands and models, and most all are made in China. I studied them for about a week and decided on this model because of the feedback and reviews. One important fact is this uses a capacitor and not a battery, which can explode under the Florida sun since these units will sit just inside your windshield, but make sure you order the unit with A118C (capacitor). It uses a micro 32gb card which will store about 8 hours of video and then loops back and records over. If there is something you want to keep, just remove the card and download it. The videos are broken down into 5 minute increments, but playback seamless, that helps you find that section you want to see.

Most all of these different dashcams will have their share of negative feedback, but this one had the least. It was also cheap and smaller then most of the others. It attaches with adhesive and comes with the cable to run to your accessory or lighter socket. Took me about an hour to install, most running the wire and hiding it around the dash.

Here is a link to the eBay seller that I used US Stock Viofo B40 A118C Novatek 96650 Full HD Car Dash Camera Capacitor Car DVR | eBay

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Wonder how fast you were going since you never moved out of left hand lane and passed some others? Do you also have a radar detector?
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I've been looking at them for some time. The quality of yours is great.
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Bought a "Go Pro" for some of my hobbies $500
Then I bought a "SJ4000" (watch for counterfeits) $90
CHECK THE COMMENTS...It's really neat!!
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I installed a dashcam in my car last week. It automatically turns on when you start your engine and runs the entire time and makes an 8 hour loop. Just yesterday, we were headed north on Buena Vista and when we reached the Stillwater roundabout a couple of drivers in front of us decided they would make up their own rules. I pulled out about 2 minutes of video from the trip and put some music behind it and downloaded it to Youtube. If you want to see it, just click on the link below.

About 45 seconds in, keep your eye on the white convertible in the right lane and then the white van straight ahead.

https://youtu.be/VNUrsIcSSZU
Just a heads up John, youtube will most likely be removing your video for copywrite infringement on the "Let's Live for Today" tune. Love the song but I've been busted a few times in the past for my music selections. However, camera is well worth the cost and in 1080p HD.
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