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    So i saw this thread on the MP3Car home page, and this little baby looks great! One down fall is the price ~$240 USD.
    http://www.mp3car.com/blogs/146458_h...ng-device.html

    So why do i want a dash cam with GPS? Long story short i am sick and tired of getting pulled over by rookie cops that don't know how to use a RADAR gun. I drive a "flashy" truck ('02 F-150 Boss) and i am equivelant to a large yellow flashing sign saying "look at me." Yes i could go buy a "normal" vehicle, but why?

    So Monday i get pulled over and the cop says im doing 78MPH in a 65 zone, and im a cruise control junky because of the above mentioned "flashy" statement. My cruise was set to 65MPH as it always is in the area i got pulled over! Been to the track and yes my speed'o is spot on. Time to one up on the cops i say, get a dash cam with GPS and audio.

    Anyone have one, made one, rigged something up? I am on the newest version of CentraFuse running Windows 7 x64. I have a MS USB GPS Antenna (which is fail BTW) that i never use, and 3 spare USB slots. What do you guys think?
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    Theres a program called MiniCam from CuriousTech that overlays GPS and OBDII data on a webcam feed. Haven't set it up myself, yet. Need to find a good place to mount the cam.

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      hey thanks for the info! ill have to check that program out. lets see if i can get the fail MS GPS Antenna to work in Win 7 first. I found a great wide-angle cam on new egg for $40 bucks that will work perfectly.

      http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826105321
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      • #4
        Originally posted by ace42588 View Post
        Theres a program called MiniCam from CuriousTech that overlays GPS and OBDII data on a webcam feed. Haven't set it up myself, yet. Need to find a good place to mount the cam.
        It's what I use...



        Youtube screwed up the A/V sync, and of course, the video is 10x faster because, again, YT sucks with oddball codecs..

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        • #5
          Originally posted by jparks27 View Post
          It's what I use...



          Youtube screwed up the A/V sync, and of course, the video is 10x faster because, again, YT sucks with oddball codecs..
          @jparks27

          Which camera is it and what hardware config and codecs are you using?
          Can you also post picture of your camera mount?...looks pretty stable

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          • #6
            Originally posted by DigitalVampire View Post
            @jparks27

            Which camera is it and what hardware config and codecs are you using?
            Can you also post picture of your camera mount?...looks pretty stable
            It's a Microsoft HD-5000, which is actually a few years old, they have better stuff out there now..

            That was Mjpeg @ 720p.... An older codec, but almost lossless.. and consumes very little CPU power..

            I'm running a Dell Studio Hybrid 140G, which is a T5650, 4GB DDR2, and 250GB HD.. It's basically a mid range (for the time) laptop, stuffed into a case the size of a bible....

            My camera mount... you'll laugh but... it was secured with nylon tactical restraints to the rear view mirror..

            I sold that vehicle, but I transferred the setup to the new one... I'll see if I can't get a pic later....

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            • #7
              awesome video thank you! Ill be buying an ELM this weekend and getting that cam i linked. thanks again guys!
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              • #8
                Originally posted by jparks27 View Post
                It's a Microsoft HD-5000, which is actually a few years old, they have better stuff out there now..

                That was Mjpeg @ 720p.... An older codec, but almost lossless.. and consumes very little CPU power..

                I'm running a Dell Studio Hybrid 140G, which is a T5650, 4GB DDR2, and 250GB HD.. It's basically a mid range (for the time) laptop, stuffed into a case the size of a bible....

                My camera mount... you'll laugh but... it was secured with nylon tactical restraints to the rear view mirror..

                I sold that vehicle, but I transferred the setup to the new one... I'll see if I can't get a pic later....
                Thanks for the information...Will await pictures of your camera mounting ;-)

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