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Bugdrvr
Mar 7, 2003



I bought a G1W a month or so ago and like it a lot. The HD video quality is nice and the night time video is great as well. You'll have no problem reading a plate number at night if it's reasonably close.
Instead of buying a converter I just added a second switched power socket under my dash and plugged the camera into that.
I've heard the battery in the G1W craps out if left in the sun for a long time so I've been pulling mine instead of leaving it in the truck. I usually only drive once or twice a week anyway so it would spend most of it's time cooking rather than recording anything.

I also use a GoPro Hero 3 when I ride but it's a pain in the rear end since it doesn't automatically charge or loop. I commute 60 miles a day so that means I have to remember to charge it and erase the card every two days or so. I also don't have a great place to mount it on my bike that doesn't shake it to poo poo so the video is a little wobbly. You are able to read license plate numbers if you pause.

I really like recording while I'm driving. It gives me a little piece of mind.
The last accident I was in was caused by a nearly dead AARP fossil decided to gun it across traffic because he couldn't see that he had no turn arrow (or didn't feel like waiting anymore). Unfortunately I happened to be in the path of his CV and that was the end of my brand new 2000 Civic Si I wish I had a dash cam back then since the rear end in a top hat claimed he had an arrow and with no witnesses it was found to be no fault and my rates went up.

I see some pretty awesome terrible driving on my daily commute but don't have any decent editing software to pull it and post. What are you guys using?

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Bugdrvr
Mar 7, 2003



Oh, now that is good info. I will go poke around there now, thanks!

Bugdrvr
Mar 7, 2003



My G1W and GoPro got pissed off about using class 10 cards. I got some class 4s and all is well.

Bugdrvr
Mar 7, 2003



I'm pretty sure the G1W has a shock sensor. There are three sensitivity setting in the menu at least.
I am about 100 miles from my truck right now, otherwise I'd go set it to sensitive and shake the poo poo out of the truck.

Bugdrvr
Mar 7, 2003



Is there a reason my cameras keep killing memory cards? Between my G1W and shitpile GoPro I've gone through 6 cards in about 6 months. 2 no name class 10, 2 sandisk class 4 and now two no name class 4.
They will work fine for a while then quit recording. When I try to format them on the camera or in my computer they won't read. Wtf? I'm ready to take a bat to both.

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