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    Camera Idea I have for avoiding cops...

    I don't know about you guys but I pretty much have CopVision. If a Crown Vic, a car with a roof rack(mistaken to be a cops roof lights), etc. are around me, I know it. I'm always searching to see if they are there.

    When I am driving on the highway/other, I always see what I think is a cop from afar. Then I have to wait until I am close enough to determine if it is a cop.

    Recently I thought, "I need to have some binoculars" to look down the road with to know sooner if it is a cop. So that idea breeded into the idea of having a tiny dash-mounted camera or a camera mounted inconspicuously on the front of my car.

    It would have to be a camera with a zoom feature & a zoom feature that would prove useful(zooming far enough/helping me see cops sooner).

    It would be neat if the angle(Up & Down, Left & Right) could be controlled by buttons on the Touchscreen LCD of the Carputer. Just an idea I had. Sounds expensive to me but I'm sure it can be done.

    What do you guys think of my idea(s)?

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    there are a few ptz (point tilt zoom) web cams around controllede by usb

    IBM makes a neat one

    but think of it this way

    how would you control it while driving ?

    you would need some auto hold software to keep the camera focused on the cop and it would need to cope with the changing suspension on your car, terrain etc, 1 helluva job just go get a maginified rear view mirror
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    I want visual recognition stuff like they talk about in the airports, only for cop cars. I'm still trying to install the cam inside the rear view mirror.
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    HAHA My grandfather lives there, down off Zig Zag Rd.

    I have tried using my camera zoomed in, but driving down the road with even the slightest bumps, the camera goes all over the place, too much to understand the picture.

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    While you are zoomed in trying to see if that is indeed a cop down the road (staring at your screen) another cop comes from behind and ..........
    You get the idea.
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    actually, i was thinking a step FURTHER on this for nighttime driving and place a nightvision scope in front of a gutted video camera. video cameras can handle the picture a bit better, esp if they have the stablization feature.
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    intersting thread, although I have no further input

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    Quote Originally Posted by falconey
    intersting thread, although I have no further input
    Wow, thanks for the great post!
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