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    Quote Originally Posted by skuller View Post
    What kind of dc-dc regulator do you use?
    I am not sure which dc-dc regulator with high efficiency
    I have lm78xx regulator, but since it's a linear reg. it would waste too much energy and drain the battery.

    Also, how about engine cranking? With your dc-dc regulator, does it affect the camera and dvr?
    no regulators for me. living dangerously i know. my camera and dashcam are wired to the fusebox directly via an Add-A-Circuit. no issues so far despite the voltage spikes and variations.

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    You realize that if they really wanted to push it, if you were to try and show a screen shot or video of the incident...

    ...they would want to examine the whole system as installed in the car, test it...AND want to view the rest of your video/screenshots.

    In other words, they may find more things that you don't want them to know.

    It isn't like you can walk up with a photo and say "see I'm innocent". That will never pass...they will assume it was edited.

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    What kind of dc-dc regulator do you use?
    Everything except the DVR requires 12V - so I just use the car's system power. The DVR, which runs on 5VDC, is powered with an old cell phone charger (12VDC in 5VDC out) that I hardwired under the dash.

    I have the motion detect and threshold set at maximum so even a bird fly-by will activate the record. There is a slight stutter between each of the 4-6 second clips when replaying video (maybe 2-4 frames lost every 4-6 seconds). This is a result of the multi-file recording approach. By doing this, if the unit loses power while recording, you only lose the last clip. If it was writing one long file, it would likely corrupt the whole thing... plus, it wouldn't be able to write over itself when the card is full.


    Quote Originally Posted by DodgeCummins View Post
    It isn't like you can walk up with a photo and say "see I'm innocent". That will never pass...they will assume it was edited.
    Not true. In my case, there was no challenge to the credibility of the evidence. I suppose that is up to the magistrate, but I was in and out in no time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sxott View Post
    I wish to heck I had a dash cam.

    It only takes one event like that to really poison your view of the police... and to realize a system like this will pay for itself the first time you use it (not just in $$ but in wasted time).

    The DVR I'm using (and the one others have started using) does record AUDIO as well. I strongly suggest you also install a microphone for an added level of protection against the occasional rogue officer or any other event that may occur (traffic altercation) off-camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DodgeCummins View Post
    You realize that if they really wanted to push it, if you were to try and show a screen shot or video of the incident...

    ...they would want to examine the whole system as installed in the car, test it...AND want to view the rest of your video/screenshots.

    In other words, they may find more things that you don't want them to know.

    It isn't like you can walk up with a photo and say "see I'm innocent". That will never pass...they will assume it was edited.
    That isn't true. They cannot do that. At least if you had a lawyer of any type.

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    Correct - and in a civil case (which is what speeding tickets are), you can provide any evidence in your defense - circumstantial or otherwise. Given that the testimony of an officer is considered 'trustworthy and honest' unless proven otherwise, your word against theirs is useless. You must have something to prove the 'otherwise".

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    My wife was involved in an accident where she was clearly on my dashcam (thanks to this thread ) crossing an intersection with a green light and hit a bicyclist. Thank goodness there seems to me no major injuries for all parties involved.

    What should I do with the video footage? Is it okay for me to post it on youtube? Will posting it for the public effect things in the future if it's used as evidence in a court case? Should I let my auto insurance company know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lacning74 View Post
    My wife was involved in an accident where she was clearly on my dashcam (thanks to this thread ) crossing an intersection with a green light and hit a bicyclist. Thank goodness there seems to me no major injuries for all parties involved.

    What should I do with the video footage? Is it okay for me to post it on youtube? Will posting it for the public effect things in the future if it's used as evidence in a court case? Should I let my auto insurance company know?
    I definitely wouldn't do anything with it before speaking with your attorney.

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    If the people in the videos are not identifiable, and you post it with a name not tied to you, I'd say do it - but really, my POV is skewed. I want to see it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by erkme73 View Post
    If the people in the videos are not identifiable, and you post it with a name not tied to you, I'd say do it - but really, my POV is skewed. I want to see it!
    The bicyclist is clearly identifiable.

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