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    Webcam Dashcam

    Im wanting to use my USB webcam as a dash cam. Is there any way I can make it start recording to a file of a certain size when the pc starts up or resumes from hibernation? If it could record to a file that is say 10 minutes long and keep 6 files deleting the oldest one as it saves a new one each time that would be cool. Not sure if anything like this exists, and if it doesnt would be a neet project for someone I think.
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    Very timely, I just set this up yesterday. Take a look at the Minicam software, it's really great. I love that it interfaces directly with XPort, so it puts GPS location and speed info right in the image: http://www.curioustech.net/minicam.html

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    that is an excellent concept.. Challenged, were you able to get it completely up and running? I like the concept of autostarting/saving clips for each time you get in your car and then automatically saving that into an archive folder.

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    I'm pretty sure it works fine for me between hibernates, but I was also working on RRVoice at the same time, so I didn't test Minicam too thoroughly, but it did seem to work as far as I could tell. I was able to install my webcam right behind/underneath the rearview mirror though, so it's barely visible, which I like.

    The only problem with the way I mounted my webcam was that the image was upside down, so I had to use an ffdshow filter to save the image properly as it's recorded. It would be nice if Minicam had the ability to flip the image over natively.

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    It does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curiosity View Post
    It does.
    Does what? Flips the image?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Challenged View Post
    Very timely, I just set this up yesterday. Take a look at the Minicam software, it's really great. I love that it interfaces directly with XPort, so it puts GPS location and speed info right in the image: http://www.curioustech.net/minicam.html
    Cool thanks Challenged.
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    Quote Originally Posted by capcadetjc View Post
    Does what? Flips the image?
    Yes. Flip and mirror are in the GPS filter config. Right next to each other.

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    This is cool....... Can I use this with a TV tuner card? That way I can connect my 4 camera splitter box and have all 4 cameras displaying? Also can this work in the back ground, so when the car pc turns on, it automatically starts to record?
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    No and yes. It will work with TV cards, but doesn't have audio monitor or tuner control. Yes, it can auto start, and auto record at boot and resume.

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