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wolrah
May 8, 2006
what?


My G1W is around six years I think, being outside in Ohio winters for its first three. The battery died in the first year, but it did still work when I needed it the other day. That said, it was kind of luck so I'm definitely shopping around again.

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LongSack
Jan 17, 2003



Godholio posted:

Is there a single company that doesn't put out trash? It seems like everything that gets named in this thread ends up being effectively disposable.

I’ve owned two Dod Tech cameras, and have been pleased with them. The models were LS460W (I think) and LS470W+ (currently installed in my Mustang). They’re not cheap, but record at 1080p and have excellent night capability.

Toe Rag
Aug 29, 2005



Here, this happened the other day. I'm always amazed when one car will double park next to another car already double parked, but the Lexus making the u-turn and blocking everyone in was next level.

https://imgur.com/a/MNEfHnN

This also happened today. A guy decided to make a u-turn directly into me. No video. I had been putting off installing a camera in my personal car, but I guess I will now.

He was in the right lane, I was in the left lane (both going north). Not sure what he was expecting.



He had backed up some by the time I took that picture.

His car



My car



Sucks. That's my first actual crash. Previously I had just been rear ended while at a stop by someone not paying attention going less than 5mph. I'm pretty sure he was circling for parking, because I saw him 5 minutes later in the exact same spot. vv

nm
Jan 28, 2008

"I saw Minos the Space Judge holding a golden sceptre and passing sentence upon the Martians. There he presided, and around him the noble Space Prosecutors sought the firm justice of space law."

Grimey Drawer

Please do the world a favor an upload to youtube next time. Imgur videos are slow as hell and don't embed.

FogHelmut
Dec 18, 2003

Your authority is not recognized in Fort Kickass.


Charles posted:

Mine did that too (edit: just the focus part). They sent me a replacement. That replacement is now stuck on the boot logo though.

They're asking me to send in my camera for service (at my shipping cost.) Lol, should have complained publicly on DashCamTalk, they seem to just instantly send out a replacement in those threads. StreetGuardian costs roughly double the equivalent other cameras, I was expecting to not have to use their acclaimed customer service.

FBS
Apr 27, 2015





I almost muted the audio before uploading this but maybe sharing it will encourage me to sound a little less deranged in the future

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OU261KUq6Jo

Takes No Damage
Nov 20, 2004

The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far.




Grimey Drawer

Hey they had their blinker on, in Dallas that's a solid half-credit effort

MrOnBicycle
Jan 18, 2008
Wait wat?

Installing my A129 I realiz how many of the guides online that just blindly push the wires behing the A-pillar trim thus obstructing the airbag curtain. I removed mine and fed the wire behing the airbag.
A bit of an " moment" IMO...

Now I just need to find a way to cleanly route the last bit of the rear camera to the hatch.

FogHelmut
Dec 18, 2003

Your authority is not recognized in Fort Kickass.


StreetGuardian received my camera, confirmed my issue citing they have never seen this before. Sending me a new one.

FBS
Apr 27, 2015





MrOnBicycle posted:

Installing my A129 I realiz how many of the guides online that just blindly push the wires behing the A-pillar trim thus obstructing the airbag curtain

Mine's on the passenger side so it won't be a problem

Tex Avery
Feb 13, 2012


Takes No Damage posted:

Hey they had their blinker on, in Dallas that's a solid half-credit effort

That's extremely generous by Dallas highway standards. I'd expect there to be no turn signal and a solid one finger salute after honking in most cases.

Also, I really wish I could get the footage off of the dash cams on my trains. I nearly smacked a moron at 35ish mph who was stopped plainly clear of a railroad crossing BEHIND them, with the crossing at the bottom of a hill in the tracks. When I started blowing the whistle like normal, they started very slowly backing up into the crossing as I'm laying on the horn and begging the laws of physics to break just this once. At the last second, they pulled forward.

I need to start carrying eggs to throw at these people.

MikeyTsi
Jan 10, 2009



So I'm kind of assuming these are trash,...

https://www.ebjabber.com/products/l...ZnVlH3W9EIW_r_g

MrOnBicycle
Jan 18, 2008
Wait wat?

MikeyTsi posted:

So I'm kind of assuming these are trash,...

https://www.ebjabber.com/products/l...ZnVlH3W9EIW_r_g

Not that specific one but:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiOHnUnog68

Hermaphrodite
Oct 2, 2004

Luckily, I CAN go fuck myself!

Yes, I have anger management issues. But seriously gently caress this guy for not stopping.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9zVG-EqXPw#t=3s

Krakkles
May 5, 2003

like and subscribe for more passive-aggressive roadway bullshit adventure in Chigcao

It's not the asserting your right of way - I'd do that too - it's the going out of your way to scream "gently caress you". I mean, you're even posting "gently caress (him)".

To be clear, he's wrong as hell, and I'd thoroughly enjoy scaring him into stopping as you did. But I'd do it with a smile, I'd maybe post the video, and I'd definitely have calmed down about it long before now.

My only point is, you're obviously aware you have anger management issues. Get help. It does get better.

LloydDobler
Oct 15, 2005

You shared it with a dick.



Cybernetic Crumb

And of course if you haven't seen this, it's poignant. And if you have, watch it again anyway.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8062QEFk5g

Hermaphrodite
Oct 2, 2004

Luckily, I CAN go fuck myself!

Thank you for calling me out. I know I overreacted to what was really not a big deal. The next time something like that happens I'll try to behave as though they were right in front of me, and twice my size.

ChickenOfTomorrow
Nov 11, 2012

god damn it, you've got to be kind





Illegal Hen

Hermaphrodite posted:

Yes, I have anger management issues. But seriously gently caress this guy for not stopping.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9zVG-EqXPw#t=3s

no-one can seem to wait their turn at that stop light

ChickenOfTomorrow fucked around with this message at 05:33 on Apr 6, 2020

You Am I
May 20, 2001

I will decide who posts John Howard pictures in this thread and the circumstances in which they post.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZOg5Xm2G2U

New Dash Cam Owners Australia crash compilation video. for good old Aussie swearing

Takes No Damage
Nov 20, 2004

The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far.




Grimey Drawer

Not mine but from the local subreddit: one of the more impressive SUV rollovers I've seen.

https://www.reddit.com/r/IdiotsInCa...issed_his_exit/

Takes No Damage
Nov 20, 2004

The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far.




Grimey Drawer

Just because there's fewer people driving right now doesn't make them any better at it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ut3gBYC_sL8

Staring at a brick wall for an entire red light cycle like thisisfine.jpg

Goa Tse-tung
Feb 11, 2008

;3



Yams Fan

You Am I posted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZOg5Xm2G2U

New Dash Cam Owners Australia crash compilation video. for good old Aussie swearing

not gonna lie, really got me in the last clip

IOwnCalculus
Apr 2, 2003





Friend of mine posted this up:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-3bzcrmV8E

Takes No Damage
Nov 20, 2004

The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far.




Grimey Drawer

Like lemmings to the slaughter, except if them diving off cliffs killed the rest of us too

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2WEBiZda58

ChocNitty
Aug 3, 2011


Whats currently the cheapest dashcam that's of acceptable quality? Also, i'd be willing to pay a little more for one I could also use on a bicycle.

Craptacular
Jul 11, 2004



ChocNitty posted:

Whats currently the cheapest dashcam that's of acceptable quality? Also, i'd be willing to pay a little more for one I could also use on a bicycle.
Are you planning on trying to swap cameras between your car and your bike helmet? If so, that's going to be more trouble than it's worth. You want something you can mount and forget, which means hard-wiring. Otherwise you're going to forget to charge the battery or move it from your helmet to your car or vice versa, and that'll invariably be the time you need to record something.

ChocNitty
Aug 3, 2011


Craptacular posted:

Are you planning on trying to swap cameras between your car and your bike helmet? If so, that's going to be more trouble than it's worth. You want something you can mount and forget, which means hard-wiring. Otherwise you're going to forget to charge the battery or move it from your helmet to your car or vice versa, and that'll invariably be the time you need to record something.

In that case, i'd like to get a car dedicated cam. $50 would be nice. I dont need features, just something that has good night performance, and good resolution for showing license plates. It doesn't even need to have a screen. If thats not possible at that price range then something under $100.

Krispy Wafer
Jul 26, 2002



Grimey Drawer

I got this a few months ago and it's working well:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B...e?ie=UTF8&psc=1

You can hardwire it to your ODBII port with this:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B...e?ie=UTF8&psc=1

You're going to have difficulty finding something that can read license plates. The sensors just aren't large enough for that kind of detail unless conditions are near perfect, even at 2k or more. As others have suggested in this thread, if you need to record a license plate, read it off audibly for the dash cam. And if it's a situation where you can't read it then there's no way your camera will.

ChocNitty
Aug 3, 2011


Krispy Wafer posted:

I got this a few months ago and it's working well:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B...e?ie=UTF8&psc=1

You can hardwire it to your ODBII port with this:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B...e?ie=UTF8&psc=1

You're going to have difficulty finding something that can read license plates. The sensors just aren't large enough for that kind of detail unless conditions are near perfect, even at 2k or more. As others have suggested in this thread, if you need to record a license plate, read it off audibly for the dash cam. And if it's a situation where you can't read it then there's no way your camera will.

Thanks. I think this is just right for my needs.

Takes No Damage
Nov 20, 2004

The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far.




Grimey Drawer

Sometimes I wish I drove a beater, was wildly fantasizing about just slllooooooowwwwwwwwly scraping across this douche's entire driver side before he had space to turn. If it isn't clear, that is NOT a double turn intersection...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NbA-PLQe4I

Tex Avery
Feb 13, 2012


Takes No Damage posted:

slllooooooowwwwwwwwly scraping across this douche's entire driver side before he had space to turn.

Keep going baby, I'm almost there.

Heners_UK
Jun 1, 2002


ChocNitty posted:

I could also use on a bicycle.

The Bike Thread and Bike Commuting threads discuss this every so often. It's not cheap but Ride eye is a dedicated platform for this sort of thing. Action cams are also popular there as you're more likely to be taking them off when you leave the bike.

Krakkles
May 5, 2003

like and subscribe for more passive-aggressive roadway bullshit adventure in Chigcao

Takes No Damage posted:

Sometimes I wish I drove a beater, was wildly fantasizing about just slllooooooowwwwwwwwly scraping across this douche's entire driver side before he had space to turn. If it isn't clear, that is NOT a double turn intersection...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NbA-PLQe4I
I mean, I have and would never hit someone else's car, but I do love driving my rock crawler for exactly this reason. Just pull forward next to him, he'll decide to go a different way.

EL BROMANCE
Jun 10, 2006
TUBGIRL ENTHUSIAST



Just to take it to a Florida level: I saw someone go into a left hand turn lane who then cut across 2 straight on lanes as he turned right across them all the other day.

wolrah
May 8, 2006
what?


Heners_UK posted:

The Bike Thread and Bike Commuting threads discuss this every so often. It's not cheap but Ride eye is a dedicated platform for this sort of thing. Action cams are also popular there as you're more likely to be taking them off when you leave the bike.
I use my GoPro when I'm on my bike for pretty much that reason. Its disadvantages as a dash cam don't really apply to bike use, it's built to take the elements, and there are options for basically every kind of mounting you could possibly want.

FBS
Apr 27, 2015





Takes No Damage posted:

Sometimes I wish I drove a beater, was wildly fantasizing about just slllooooooowwwwwwwwly scraping across this douche's entire driver side before he had space to turn. If it isn't clear, that is NOT a double turn intersection...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NbA-PLQe4I

Hey, I know that intersection!


....there's absolutely nothing down that road worth being that big an rear end in a top hat

Krispy Wafer
Jul 26, 2002



Grimey Drawer

I miss steel bumpers for precisely that reason. A little love tap or brush just gives the steel some character, but the other guy now has $2k in cosmetic bodywork.

MrYenko
Jun 17, 2012

#2 isn't ALWAYS bad...


Krispy Wafer posted:

I miss steel bumpers for precisely that reason. A little love tap or brush just gives the steel some character, but the other guy now has $2k in cosmetic bodywork.

Same. My first car was an ‘85 caprice, and steel bumpers are superior, particularly while you’re learning where the corners of the car are.

Takes No Damage
Nov 20, 2004

The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far.




Grimey Drawer

A while back I posted a clip of a mattress in the middle of the freeway, then yesterday:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoQhbjDdeKA

I'm having very bad luck choosing what lane to drive in lately...

FBS posted:

Hey, I know that intersection!


....there's absolutely nothing down that road worth being that big an rear end in a top hat

He blew past the post office so my best guess is he was cutting through to get back to 635 using what may be the worst possible ramp to the feeder. The road cuts to the right just before it reaches it so you have to twist your neck way back to check for oncoming cars, and since there's an exit ramp RIGHT THERE everybody's still going 60mph minimum. It's a loving horrible unprotected turn and I'd sooner drive 5 blocks away to an intersection with a light than go through there.

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taqueso
Mar 8, 2004









Fun Shoe

the bumper came off after hitting a matress

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