Dash Cam - Morocco

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  1. MrMotorhome

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    A few people have asked about the dash cam I bought\used in Morocco so thought I would add it to the forum. I bought this to film scenery, not number plates.

    DASH CAM - CLICK HERE


    Make sure you also buy the card (see below CLASS 10) which you can buy at the same time. Some people buy a cheap card and then complain about the camera which I have found to be very good for what I required. Buy both from AMAZON incase you need to return them. Takes apprx 10 days to arrive, you will also need to buy a USB 'micro card reader' to read the micro card on your computer.

    Card: SanDisk microSDHC Ultra 32GB, class 10, UHS-I, 30MB/sec. + SD adapter, Mobile £17.98

    The instructions are not very good but you will soon get the hang of it if you take your time. Once set up (bit fiddly) you can easily switch it off and on as required. When you run the film on your computer/laptop it also 'maps' your trip on 'google maps'.

    Ours is set to single forward screen with the sound off. You can record yourself at the same time if you wish. You can adjust the camera lens angle up and down depending on what you are filming and you can also turn the camera to film sideways for example.

    I have included a small edited example of a drive through Tanger Med Port in Morocco.

    Hope this info proves useful. :thumb:

    [ame="http://youtu.be/SBrT3AMl1dg"]CLICK HERE - Tanger Med Port, Morocco[/ame]
     
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    sorry, your link comes up blank


    EDIT.. see it now
     
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  3. MrMotorhome

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    Should be working now?
     
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    Thanks Andrew - very helpful. Now all we need is a few lessons in captioning and adding music/soundtrack! :Wink: :RollEyes:

    Hope you will include this little Tanger clip on your DVD!

    Catherine
     
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    So interesting to see this. Thanks. I can't believe the difference between leaving to go to the Tangier side. So peaceful. When we went back to Algeceras it was a nightmare with every man for himself! Exciting but a bit nerve wracking. Is it just as quiet the other way?

    And, as an aside, is the music Souad Masssi? Sounds very familiar.
     
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    The one thing that stands out ? How clean that all looks compared to Dunkirk or Calais :thumb:
     
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    Another thing for my wife to moan about....just ordered one:cry:Thanks for the link but may end in another pair of shoes for the boss!
     
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    It can be very busy both ways. :Eeek:

    The music is "Raila" (Groupe Laaroussi Lahchen) :thumb:
     
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    MrMotorhome – thanks for sharing your expertise with us all.

    I wish more would post videos of places they've seen to show what to expect and be informative as well.

    Just a few questions -
    Did the original clip record in AVI format?
    Did you edit the clip on WMM - or something else?
    What format was the finished video when you posted it on Youtube?

    :france::france::france:
     
  10. MrMotorhome

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    1.) You save and copy the clip to your computer hard drive to edit it via a reader. It is in the AVI format.

    2.) Yes on WMM

    3.) WMM converts the ‘project’ when you are finished editing to AVI format which you can then upload or convert to a DVD.

    Hope the above helps. :thumb:
     
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    Been umming and arring over getting a dash cam for ages and just couldn't make up my mind over which one to get. Many thanks you finally made it easy for me. Its all ordered.
     
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    Thankyou Andrew. We have been looking for a dash cam for a while so we have now ordered this one. Do I send the commission straight to you or will amazon sort it out :Rofl1:
     
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    I have just watched your utube vids of the tour and its made me want to go thank you I really enjoyed them
     
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    PDF of instructions

    For those have decided to buy this dash cam (members on this thread) - I have a PDF of the instructions, it's very useful as it is also written in Chinese and Russian. :Cool:

    PM your email address to me and I will email by return. :thumb:
     
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    Just what I am looking for and at a decent price too:thumb:

    Thanks for that interesting video
     
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    I bought a dash cam a few weeks ago, mounted it in the car for now intending to mount it in the M/H later on, only thing is, since I fitted it in the car, we have not had a single incident worthy of mentioning, let alone one worth filming, long
    may it continue.
     
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    Mine was delivered today, so obviously been having a play :BigGrin:.
    I've discovered the suction mount... doesn't, at least not where I want it. But that's the "fault" of my Avensis, due the shading dots on the windscreen means it's not completely smooth.
    Still, I've discovered the G Sensor works as the file that was being recorded when it fell off was "locked" :Rofl1:.

    Then I had a corrupted file...
    ...and no gps information :Sad:.

    So, I took it for another run out, and thanks to a long wait at a junction, the gps found out where I was - it's quite cool on replay to see where you were on a moving map :thumb:.

    Noticed it logged my speed too :Eeek:, might be a double edged sword that!

    Really strange watching oneself drive... I like the rear view camera, sort of... but not with me as the starring role :Doh:.
    [must remember not to pick my nose...]

    Happy enough with the picture quality, it's never going to win any HiDef prizes, and plate identification would be problematic - but it does clearly show what was going on.

    At the moment, two niggles.;
    One - location & mounting. Currently upside down, stuck on with velcro double sided tape. Not elegant but its working, and the resultant video can be flipped on playback. not ideal as the datestamp/time is upside down. These issues will be resolved
    Two - saving a video file, I've only tried twice, once was ok for a very short file, but the last one only saved 2m30s of an 18 min video. Don't know why.
    And of course I deleted the original file off the SD card before I found that out, so can't try it again.

    Tomorrow is another day - not at all a bad [STRIKE]toy[/STRIKE] tool for £30 odd.
     
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    wish we had had one friday on the way to newark we had a lorry spin a car right in front of us car hit the barrier and spun back to the hard shoulder
     
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    Very pleased with the picture quality and found the operating instructions OK.
    Big downside is I cannot get my macbook to read the SD card. I have had to resort to an old laptop running Vista.
     
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    dash cam

    have looked at a few cameras on www.techmoan.com and the one I feel fits the bill for me is the DR 32
    Anyone have one and if so how do you rate it ?
     
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