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post #1 of 21 Old 12-10-2014, 04:04 PM Thread Starter
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Automotive DVR

Who's got em?

With as crazy as things are these days, I think they are a great idea. I'm over in Korea right now and just about everyone has them in the vehicle. They usually only have one on the windshield recording front & back(inside cab).

I want more than just front view & cab that turns off when the vehicle is off. There's 2 on the ebay that I like. 4 channel & an 8 channel. The 4 channel I've seen videos and seems pretty legit. It's the purplish one. The 8 channel is newer, can't find any reviews. I figure more channels is just more being recorded, more proof in an accident, traffic stop gone bad, confrontation, theft, etc etc. Plus, more being recorded offroad!


Does anyone have any experience with the multi channel auto dvr's with gps/g-sensor? Or does everyone think I'm a tin foil hat wearing loon?

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I've been running my GoPro in a loop.

The problems I have with those DVR, is quality. Of the device, of the optics, and of the recordings, most of them are useless. When going multi channel, there's storage to consider. 8 camera streams with enough quality to be truly useful will generate a lot of data. If you only need 10 seconds of video for proof of an accident, then these might work. Personally I'd like to catch the SOB that monkeyed with my Jeep 8 hours ago.... For that I need more storage than these DVR's can provide.

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4tb of storage... I consider that pretty ample. The one with 4 channels can record up to 35 hours on loop.

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You must be looking at different stuff than I've seen.

4tb means that it must be hard drive based. If you go that route, try to keep it out of the heat. Most drives of that size are not rugged enough really for an automotive environment. High heat and lots of vibrations are notoriously hard on magnetic media.

You have a link to these?

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Sure. Ill post when i get on my comp.
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4 Channel, looks to be the better of the two. I forgot the max storage it can have though.

8 Channel, first time I've seen it. Duno anything about it, can't find it anywhere else.

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I just record with my Galaxy Note 3 mounted to the windshield. Saved my ass when the bitch who hit me told the cops otherwise. Having the display on the phone is an advantage too so you know you're recording instead of only thinking you are in the instance you forget to hit the button.

If you already have a smart phone, its basically a 'free' dash cam.
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I just record with my Galaxy Note 3 mounted to the windshield. Saved my ass when the bitch who hit me told the cops otherwise. Having the display on the phone is an advantage too so you know you're recording instead of only thinking you are in the instance you forget to hit the button.

If you already have a smart phone, its basically a 'free' dash cam.
Only if you remember to hit the button.

I bought a dash cam for $50 off of ebay, however haven't had a chance to mount it up yet. I mainly bought it to see what it was like, and if I thought it had any value. Apparently I don't think too much of it, as it's still in a box... but then I live in a small city (26k) and am not really concerned about accidents/insurance issues at this point in time. But I'll get it mounted up and wired in sometime this winter.

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Or does everyone think I'm a tin foil hat wearing loon?
Not at all with the ways things are out there. I personally witnessed a guy trying to make quick cash off an older man. He jumped on the guys hood and screamed that the old man hit him. Say for $50 he won't call the cops. I told the old man I witness it and to call the cop himself. After learning that I saw what happened the dude got up and walked away. Smh

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I've been running my GoPro in a loop.

The problems I have with those DVR, is quality. Of the device, of the optics, and of the recordings, most of them are useless. When going multi channel, there's storage to consider. 8 camera streams with enough quality to be truly useful will generate a lot of data. If you only need 10 seconds of video for proof of an accident, then these might work. Personally I'd like to catch the SOB that monkeyed with my Jeep 8 hours ago.... For that I need more storage than these DVR's can provide.
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The Red Peak RubiCam now has a DVR version

http://www.redpeakoffroad.com/category_s/1862.htm
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The Red Peak RubiCam now has a DVR version

http://www.redpeakoffroad.com/category_s/1862.htm
I've looked at a bunch of these a lot like this, and if you are looking to make "cool videos" of your Jeep adventures, what you'll get is a very low-res 480 or even 320 lines of video. Sure, they list the specs of the monitor at 2400x480, but the cameras are so bad that they "overlook" listing the resolution of them.

If only someone made one of these capable of 1080p video.

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For me...Not looking to record, just use as spotter cameras.

I didnt get that the OP was looking for a high res solution either. More just something to cover him in case he is being raped
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Yeah, it'd probably work OK for that too.

I was just giving a heads up to anyone thinking that these will yield decent videos to post up to YouTube and such. The video quality of these cheaper systems is just not there.

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Just an opinion on DVR. I have used these systems in convenient stores for many years. The only issue I could see in a vehicle is the hard drive, and with the new solid state hard drives, I think they would be very stable in an off-road setting. And the format that the video is stored in will be important, as well as the compression format, usually h.264

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For me...Not looking to record, just use as spotter cameras.

I didnt get that the OP was looking for a high res solution either. More just something to cover him in case he is being raped
Yes.

I mean... if its high res, then groovy... but really spotting and "oh shiz" incidents.

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Bought the Non DVR system w/ 4 cameras for around $750 about a month ago, but haven't had time yet to install them.

Was originally looking to put together a 2 monitor system, but had a hard time finding the monitors I was looking for.

In the end, seemed like a reasonable price for what is included
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Bought the Non DVR system w/ 4 cameras for around $750 about a month ago, but haven't had time yet to install them.

Was originally looking to put together a 2 monitor system, but had a hard time finding the monitors I was looking for.

In the end, seemed like a reasonable price for what is included
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This does not look too bad. 720P.

I don't know about mounting the cameras outside, which would limit it's usability as a rock cam.

http://www.carid.com/itronics/itroni...-15848618.html

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