Played around a bit with the settings and light placement, and got some better video. Setup is working great. The only downside I've found is I don't have sync'd time stamps, but you can't have everything. Yes, I get all the most awesome passengers!
You wanna see the ******'s rack, I hear ya.You need to aim the dash cam down a bit more. Don't need to see most of the cabin ceiling. Just sayin'.
It doesn't matter really, they're both 2-conductor wires....as long as you feed the light with 12v from your car's power you'll be good to go. I cut the wire on the light's side just because it was the same guage as the cigarette lighter adapter's so it made splicing easier.This is awesome, thank you for posting this. I'm definitely doing this. I have a question about the light, where did you cut the wire to splice it into the lighter power plug? Did you cut the wire that has the wall plug or the wire coming out off the light housing? Thanks
No, it's not a car-specific camera (gotta be a compromise somewhere), but when I'm working/driving, I generally prefer to have the cameras on even at stops....bad stuff can happen when you're getting gas or parked somewhere. But, if that feature matters to you this isn't a good option.Does it auto start recording when you turn on your ignition? Do you have to manually stop recording before turning ignition off?
If you mount it where some airflow from A/C hits it (mine is at the top of my windshield, out of the sun), they don't get hot. But, if you are looking for auto-start and GPS, obviously there's no cheap solution for that.I did look at getting new SJCAM SJ7 - its cheap and it has amazing quality day and night. Bet lack of auto start/stop and GPS puts me off. Also - if you record for hours non stop it might overheat and freeze/shut down. People have been reporting it happening on hot summer days.
Night vision with that setup a possibility?If you live in NYC or SF just look into Nexar... they'll give you free service for 2 years, an iPhone to use exclusively as a dashcam pre loaded with their app, a heavy duty usb cord, compliance stickers and a mount all for a $50 deposit. Mine is mounted just next to my rearview and records forward facing with audio... and if I needed to switch to interior video recording a two finger tap on the screen switches cameras with no indicator on the 'recording in progress' screensaver. If I'm ever in an accident, they will prepare a detailed analysis for insurance purposes. Does the job, keeps PAX on their best behavior, and keeps a private, chronological archive in the cloud.