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    Quote Originally Posted by 2k1Toaster View Post
    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.
    Another consideration is how many encoders, sometimes they use one for multiple inputs, some have a dedicated encoder for each input. Ebay has a ton that are decent and cheap.

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    Here's the deal (I think). It does'nt matter how much the camera sucks, if it has IR LEDs they can say 0-lux. I made a rhyme!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curiosity View Post
    Here's the deal (I think). It does'nt matter how much the camera sucks, if it has IR LEDs they can say 0-lux. I made a rhyme!
    Yup

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    Thanks for the replys...

    It's true that it has some IR leds and they seem to work pretty nice, I only mounted in the backwindow of my car and had some problems of them reflecting in the rear window so I tried pointing the cam forward and I could cleraly see the entire car in total darkness...

    I'm running it on a 2+Ghz "normal" motherboard and a cpu so that isn't any problem, I also noticed that the card had some ocx/dll toolkit to make it's own apps with it and I may have someone in the RR plugin section that seems to be willing to make a plugin for it... if that works I'll buy one of those cards...
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    Exclamation Just a quick warning

    I know this is an old thread but i thought i would just put my share in:
    before using cameras that can record i would suggest people check local laws
    I know in the UK any camera recording the general public must have a sign to state that they are and possibly a "Public Space Surveillance (CCTV)" license,
    If you don't, you could be liable for prosecution for "invasion of privacy" and against "The data protection act 1998"

    See Here

    Just thought i would warn people before it happens

    I have e-mailed SIA for a official answer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naesstrom View Post
    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
    What happened Naesstrom? Did you get a framegrabber?

    I am curious about the cpu-load. Does it really work?! In my carpc (MII12000) I cannot even get 100% smooth operation out of powerDVD. With an ordenary webcam operation is c*rp, and then I cannot do anything else at the same time.

    I've designed a pcb to switch in AV with steering wheel buttons instead. (no recording...)

    BTW. If someone's got an idee of where to install my camera. I'd prefer to make the hole where there is acctually room behind :-)


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    you could stick it into the bumper.
    PS: please replace the ugly lights :| - believe me or not, but you've got a higher risk getting into an accident if you upset the BMW fairy

    any new cameras out yet?
    is this any good?:
    http://linitx.com/viewproduct.php?prodid=10951

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    Which do you prefer



    Since I have not tried the camera on the car yet (thanks for your input) I do not dare recommend one, but I use this:


    That perticular model is not available anymore, I think that its been impreved because there are other that look the same around.

    Night vision NTSC Camera, 0 Lux, 110 degrees. Mirrored image

    BTW. Fairy or not. I want the camera beause once I reversed into a bicycle with a 10-year-old on. He came from the side at the same time as I started to move. No speed, but it knocked him off balance. No harm done, but it was scary. Aspecially since I only heard him and then stopped. I still could not see him. He was behind below waisteline...

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    well, there you go :P
    these look nice, as they are not ugly lexus style:
    [media]http://i23.ebayimg.com/08/i/000/d4/49/1cf8_1.JPG[/media]
    more oem look

    where did you buy the camera from? any sample-images?

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    I bought it on ebay. In fact I bought two so you can get the other if you want. Send private mail.

    I just made a search on ebay (rear view camera night vision) and found this

    It looks exactly the same as mine.

    But as I said. I've tried it in my flat but not on my car. It has a handly mounting feature. It can be tiped and mounted at a (small) angle

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