New Dash Cam what card (1 Viewer)

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"Funsters" DashCam arrived, what is the best card to use? It says use Micro SDHC card Class 6 or above. There so many different ones on the web. I understand 16gb would be ideal. Which should I use?

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Hi hillweller and rangitia.

Was the cam is to fit? instructions not that good


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Took a while for me to set it up (The old story! Real men don't do instructions!!!)
In the end Maureen read the instructions piece meal and I pushed the right bits
Got it working O K , not using the split screen (can't stand the sight of the miserable bugger behind the wheel!) but got the other one,( When you to get to it select the channel 1 option)
 

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I use an 8 gig card because I had one laying about .. remember, the unit is really there in case of an accident, so you only actually NEED maybe a 4 gig card..
It depends on how much of the journey you want to record.. me.. I only need a few minutes if there is an accident !!

If you want to watch hours of a journey then a bigger card is errrr.. on the cards LOL !!!!
 

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Mine arrived today also... Thx Jaws..
All good.. Just need to sort out a permanent power supply for it now.. Anyone else done this? I was initially thinking curtesy light but now think that the cig lighter circuit may be a better one?
 

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Mine arrived today also... Thx Jaws..
All good.. Just need to sort out a permanent power supply for it now.. Anyone else done this? I was initially thinking curtesy light but now think that the cig lighter circuit may be a better one?
You want it to come on when you start the engine, so the cigar lighter is probably best. I would put a wee fuse in there as well. The supply to the cigar lighter is hefty.
 
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Mine arrived today also... Thx Jaws..
All good.. Just need to sort out a permanent power supply for it now.. Anyone else done this? I was initially thinking curtesy light but now think that the cig lighter circuit may be a better one?

Not au fais with Fiats but when I was putting the supply in for my rear view camera, I found a second cigar lighter socket behind the dash of my Renault Master, might be worth a guddle about behind yours ?

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Not au fais with Fiats but when I was putting the supply in for my rear view camera, I found a second cigar lighter socket behind the dash of my Renault Master, might be worth a guddle about behind yours ?
good point when mine arrives:sick::sleep::whistle:
 

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Are we talking "USB-memory-stick" (I have a couple of 16gb). Or a memory card like wot I stick in me camera?:confused: A pic would be helpful(y)
 

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Micro SD card is what's needed, class 10 is best for moving images, higher transfer rate.

Got a 32gb in both of mine but that is personal choice as they are so cheap at the moment, 32gb Samsung class 10, just over 11 quid.

Hymie.
 

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Are we talking "USB-memory-stick" (I have a couple of 16gb). Or a memory card like wot I stick in me camera?:confused: A pic would be helpful(y)

Tiny little thing the size of the nail on your little finger.

We too have gone for the forward facing cam only.
 

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Mine came today too, thanks jaws, just 1 question (at the moment!), how do you "format" the sd card?, I'm a bit thick with these techy things!
Thanks in advance,
Cheers, Dave(y)

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Mine arrived today also... Thx Jaws..
All good.. Just need to sort out a permanent power supply for it now.. Anyone else done this? I was initially thinking curtesy light but now think that the cig lighter circuit may be a better one?
a minor issue is that the cigar plug contains a voltage regulator to step from 12v down to 5v for the usb plug
you need one of these to hardwire it in
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Forgot to add ; you need to get a micro s d memory card


wwwijtdirect.co.uk 16gb Class10 Micro s d £11.95
Bit of a wait 'cause they come from Hungary about 10 days
 

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Another chance to look at this link....all will be revealed.........i bought 16gb micro card from Tesco £10

see very good link and it will show you how to use it.

 

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Still doesn't show how to format the sd card! See my previous post.
Cheers, Dave(y)
p.s. do you choose "format" on the menu?

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Still doesn't show how to format the sd card! See my previous post.
Cheers, Dave(y)
p.s. do you choose "format" on the menu?

Might be a clue, :) might it not?
 

TheBig1

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put a new micro sd card in the dashcam and it will offer to format it for you. it also puts a piece of software on the card to view the resulting videos
 

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Mine came today too, thanks jaws, just 1 question (at the moment!), how do you "format" the sd card?, I'm a bit thick with these techy things!
Thanks in advance,
Cheers, Dave(y)
To format the card.. insert it and switch the cam on. It will ask you if it can format card..
 
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bit of help please
how to view video// pc will not open it up with card reader do i nead ? what
have format it with camera the card is 16g from currys

thx dave

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When you put the card in the PC you should see just one programme on it.. Click on that and the viewer opens :)
 

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Fitted mine today, all working OK on the drive, off to Wharfedale CC site on sunday so hopefully a successful install.........
Don't miss the next exciting installment!
Cheers, Dave (y)
 

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Got our card from tesco,,roughly same price as internet, and a lot easier to take back if it goes faulty....
 
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I use a 32Gb class 10 in my dash cam, which is a true HD one which I also use for getting bits of travelling footage for my 'holiday films'. The picture quality is better than a hand held HD camera as it doesn't wobble all over the place. The only drawback is the line of info along the bottom of the picture which can't be removed, still it reminds me of the date I was there.
 

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