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    Quote Originally Posted by shotgunefx View Post
    I took a different tact and went inside. The *** of my car is high and there are a lot of blindspots, so I wanted it closer to center to cover the side rear quarters of view. It's mounted to a mini-servo so it can sweep left and right and mounted far enough back so no one will crack their skull on it in an accident, though I'm going to make a little sexy enclosure for it at some point.




    2.5mb Divx here



    The pylons show how much area I gained by putting it inside.



    When the software is all done, the servo will allow me about ~ 300 degrees of view.

    Nice camera setup you have there. Can we see a close-up of the camera mounter, etc. I'm really digging that placement.


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    i think it's not so good place because half of the screen is filled with your own car

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    [media]http://web.comhem.se/mulle4/backdoor_camera.jpg[/media]

    Soo enough there will be links to youtubes at http://web.comhem.se/bengt-olof.swing/youtubes.htm

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    rear view option rocks! do you need the ibus thingie to be able to see the rear view camera after shifting to reverse?

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    It does doesn't it :-)

    My IBus thingie will pickup IBus message "going in/out of reverse" as well as "someone is swithing sideview mirror selector switch" etc and generate the AV enable input on my LCD panel.

    So no, you do not need it. You can do that your self in hardware and connect to reverse light. But you cannot use any original buttons then like I do on the youtube.

    Note. It is not the original BMW LCD in the Bordmonitor. It is a CID 650

    The IBus thingie

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    cool.
    but i don't really need to use the window switch option.. where do you connect the reverse light wire? to camera's power cable? and then it should automatically come up on the screen if the camera gets the power? i've got xenarc 700tsv monitor.
    btw, you monitor looks kick *** in the stock interior! (black knobs and the lines - did you re-make the panel?)

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    Thanks!

    (I took the standard BMW navigation monitor and fitted a CID 650 inside and a DVD. Very simple and straight forward :-))

    I have the camera powered on at all times. I mean when USB has power. This to speed it up as it needs warming up. And in the winter it might keep the snow off it :-)

    I do not know the interface of Xenarc nor if your rear light is active 12V or GND. You have to check that out in your car and I suggest you use a relay. I would not connect it directly without checking that the Zenarc can handle the noisy car supply. Maybe it does.

    My CID 650 has two inputs. "Ignition" and "AV2 on". Both active high. When I want to have PC only "ignition" is high and when I have rearviewcamera I have both high.

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    what a coincidence... i was just looking at cameras. any of you gurus want to take a look at these specs?



    Image Sensor - 1/3" SHARP CCD Sensor Horizontal Resolution 420 TV Lines
    Effective Pixels - 512(H) x 492(V) Minimum Illumination 0 LUX (w/IR LEDs on) / F:2.0
    Sensing Area - 4.9mm x 3.7mm
    Sync System - Internal
    Horizontal Sync Frequency - 15,734 KHz
    Vertical Sync Frequency - 60 Hz
    Scanning System - 1/2 Interlace
    Gamma Consumption - 0.45
    Video Out Signal - 1.0 Vp-p 75 ohm
    Power Supply - DC 12V
    AGC - Auto
    S/N Ratio - Better than 48dB
    Electronic Shutter - 1/60 - 1/100,000 second
    Weight - Approx 50 g
    Dimension - Φ 31 mm x 48.5 mm
    Built-in Lens - f=2.8mm / F=2.0
    Cable Output - Standard RCA Video (Yellow) & DC (Red) Jack
    BLC - Auto
    White Balance - Auto
    TV System - NTSC
    Operating Temperature - -4F - 158F (-20C - 70C) / RH 95% Max
    Storage Temperature - -40F - 176F (-40C - 80C) / RH 95% Max
    Current Consumption - Max 200mA
    Lens Angel - Wide View Angel 120

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    This one?
    It looks just like mine with the following exceptions:

    - is the picture mirrored? It need to be.
    - mine is 110 degrees and if I recall the resolution is less.

    [media]http://web.comhem.se/mulle4/rearview_5.jpg[/media]
    This is a very good picture at night.

    My camera feels a bit lowres, and a bit easy to blind. If you are happy with yours I think I will replace mine. It seems like your is the never improved model.

    The brackets are there so that you can mount the camera at an angle. You do not want to do that. It will make the lens stand out to much, and you will have to mount it on a plastic panel or it will damage the steel. The brackets are also difficult to set straight to get a stable and tight fix ont the nut. I am trying to find some more rubber washers for a tidier (rust proof) assembly.

    The camera is a bit difficult to get horizontal.

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    this one

    i thought they were all the same and this one was just overpriced but looking at the specs there are some differences.

    i would think rubber o rings would do the job for mounting.

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