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Thread: Lets see those rearview camera mounts.

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    They all look the same to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curiosity View Post
    They all look the same to me.
    one says 1/3" and the other says 1/4" CMOS ? is 1/4 better them 1/3 in this case, thanks

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    The first two look the same the third has a different camera lens (if the photos are accurate)

    1/3" is a bigger sensor the 1/4" and therefore could more sensitive or higher resolution. The extra wire on that camera is to mirror the image (See your second link) Mirroring the image on a Sharp chipset is easy, they have a pin that turns it on and off on the actual chip. The camera I used has a Panasonic chipset, which can mirror...if I wire up a microprocessor and hack the thing apart.

    It is going to rain soon here, otherwise I would do my ghetto mirror modification...that is aim the camera down at a 45-degree mirror in order to reverse the image.

    Also don't forget that FOV is typically measured corner-to-corner, my camera has a 120FOV rating, that is equal to 90degree's left to right on the image.

    Here is an image I took on my way home today:


    The car behind me was much closer looking in my rear view mirror, I couldn't see his plates for example.
    Sorry for no comparison photo though, as the light turned green before I could take one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zapwizard View Post
    The first two look the same the third has a different camera lens (if the photos are accurate)

    1/3" is a bigger sensor the 1/4" and therefore could more sensitive or higher resolution. The extra wire on that camera is to mirror the image (See your second link) Mirroring the image on a Sharp chipset is easy, they have a pin that turns it on and off on the actual chip. The camera I used has a Panasonic chipset, which can mirror...if I wire up a microprocessor and hack the thing apart.

    It is going to rain soon here, otherwise I would do my ghetto mirror modification...that is aim the camera down at a 45-degree mirror in order to reverse the image.

    Also don't forget that FOV is typically measured corner-to-corner, my camera has a 120FOV rating, that is equal to 90degree's left to right on the image.

    Here is an image I took on my way home today:


    The car behind me was much closer looking in my rear view mirror, I couldn't see his plates for example.
    Sorry for no comparison photo though, as the light turned green before I could take one.
    How's it deal with headlight glare at night?

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    I haven't driven at night with it yet, so I can't say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zapwizard View Post
    I haven't driven at night with it yet, so I can't say.
    I know with the Nitemax cameras (and even the Savv), lights bloom quite a bit. Not a huge issue in an RV cam though.

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    Really nice thread... subscribing to it...

    I have one small question though, since everyone else seems to be asking about their cams I might aswell do the same...

    I got this one from my GF a while back as a birthdaypresent:
    (the text is in swedish but u can atleast see how it looks)

    and some specs:



    Now I'm having problems how to connect it to my carpc... I can run it directly to my screen and just switch to the AV1 to see it but I want to be able to record it... so I was thinking of getting one of these:

    http://www.hauppauge.com/pages/produ...impactvcb.html

    I havn't fiddled much with cams before but that would make it possible to get the cam into any windows software right... if so I might just get 2 more cams, one pointing forward and one inside or something... strange things is happening sometimes in my rear seat...

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    That camera seems as if it would only work in the day time. Its lux ratings are really sucky.

    But when you get those video in cards, there are some things to consider. 1 would be the encoding. Your camera says PAL/NTSC so you should be ok there. The second thing would be where the video processing is done. The cheap ones are just an interface with your CPU. Basically like onboard video. It is a parasite off of the CPU. So if you have a via board, you can kiss that option goodbye. The more expensive ones have onboard video chips so your cpu does less work, and the card does more work.

    So to sum up. If you have a P4 or something, then any card will do. If you have a low-power or old system, then you need an oncard video chip.
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