Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Experimenting with Dash Cam. Should I convert my webcam to infrared?

  1. #1
    FLAC
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Calgary, Alberta
    Posts
    1,237
    Blog Entries
    1

    Experimenting with Dash Cam. Should I convert my webcam to infrared?

    I have a spare webcam laying around and I think it might be cool to set it up in my car as a dashcam, just incase. I have a program called Digiwatcher which takes very little resources (ran just fine on a 266mhz P2) and requires zero user intervention because it automatically deletes files after an X amount of days. I am thinking maybe setting it up to delete files after 7 days of normal driving which, according to my calculations, should take around 5gb of space.

    I found this page on how you can easily turn a normal webcam into an IR webcam:

    http://www.hoagieshouse.com/IR/

    So for incar recording purposes, do you guys think it would be better to record in the IR wavelength? Or would useful information such as license plate information be lost by blocking out the visible spectrum? It would probably be better for nighttime use, but what about during the day?

  2. #2
    Maximum Bitrate Woofnstuff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Auckland
    Posts
    570
    kool,
    might have a play with that.
    good for a laugh

Similar Threads

  1. Dash Cam Install
    By Punky in forum General MP3Car Discussion
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 03-28-2008, 11:00 PM
  2. Might destroy the purpose of a dash mounted cam?
    By lostreception in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-25-2005, 03:48 PM
  3. Infrared Webcam
    By Motoko in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-06-2004, 07:56 AM
  4. Help !!, Lilliput In Dash Convert gone wrong
    By markie in forum LCD/Display
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-27-2004, 04:35 PM
  5. * WRX STi Infrared Reverse Cam mounted in tail light *
    By LESLIEx317537 in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 04-07-2004, 01:38 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •