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Old 27 Feb 2013, 01:09 pm   #1 (permalink)
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before I invest in a new toy [a real dashcam],
I thought I might [somehow] hook up my Camcorder,
or Digital Camera to the dashboard,
and see if I like it first, and really use it.

Any ideas on how to attach one of these 2 on the dashboard?

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Old 27 Feb 2013, 02:23 pm   #2 (permalink)
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"marco" <21blackswan@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> before I invest in a new toy [a real dashcam],
> I thought I might [somehow] hook up my Camcorder,
> or Digital Camera to the dashboard,
> and see if I like it first, and really use it.
>
> Any ideas on how to attach one of these 2 on the dashboard?
>
> marc



Get a cellphone/GPS holder that uses the suction cup and attach it to the
dash or to the windshield. Another idea is to get one of those sandbags that
can hold the phone or GPS. This avoids the sticky disc thing that you might
have trouble getting off later.


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Old 27 Feb 2013, 08:52 pm   #3 (permalink)
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On 2/27/2013 11:09 AM, marco wrote:
> before I invest in a new toy [a real dashcam],
> I thought I might [somehow] hook up my Camcorder,
> or Digital Camera to the dashboard,
> and see if I like it first, and really use it.
>
> Any ideas on how to attach one of these 2 on the dashboard?


The whole theory behind a dash cam is that you really don't know when
you're going to need it, and it's too late to hook it up when you find
you need it.

I don't think that camcorders or digital cameras have a loop mode like a
dash cam, so mounting it is the least of your worries.

These don't cost very much, and there's a definite benefit to lower
megapixel models because they work better at night due to the larger
pixels, i.e.
<http://dx.com/p/1-3mp-rechargeable-wide-angle-digital-portable-car-dvr-camcorder-w-mini-usb-sd-2-5-lcd-47612>.

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Old 02 Mar 2013, 07:06 am   #4 (permalink)
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"marco" <21blackswan@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:333bf010-4788-49e5-92ed-d7c00a4b011a@googlegroups.com...
> before I invest in a new toy [a real dashcam],
> I thought I might [somehow] hook up my Camcorder,
> or Digital Camera to the dashboard,
> and see if I like it first, and really use it.
>
> Any ideas on how to attach one of these 2 on the dashboard?
>
> marc


Stupid question: Why does one need one of these?


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Old 02 Mar 2013, 11:41 am   #5 (permalink)
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On 2013-03-02 05:06:07 -0800, "uncle_vito" <uncle_vito2002@yahoo.com> said:

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> "marco" <21blackswan@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:333bf010-4788-49e5-92ed-d7c00a4b011a@googlegroups.com...
>> before I invest in a new toy [a real dashcam],
>> I thought I might [somehow] hook up my Camcorder,
>> or Digital Camera to the dashboard,
>> and see if I like it first, and really use it.
>>
>> Any ideas on how to attach one of these 2 on the dashboard?
>>
>> marc

>
> Stupid question: Why does one need one of these?


I agree. I don't even have one in my motorhome.

The day I need one of these, a curb "sensor", or any other device
that's supposed to make-up for driving skill deficiencies, is the day I
quit driving.

--
"Our task of creating a socialist America can only succeed when those
who would resist us have been totally disarmed." --Sara Brady,
Chairman, Handgun Control International

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Old 02 Mar 2013, 12:26 pm   #6 (permalink)
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"uncle_vito" <uncle_vito2002@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> "marco" <21blackswan@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:333bf010-4788-49e5-92ed-d7c00a4b011a@googlegroups.com...
>> before I invest in a new toy [a real dashcam],
>> I thought I might [somehow] hook up my Camcorder,
>> or Digital Camera to the dashboard,
>> and see if I like it first, and really use it.
>>
>> Any ideas on how to attach one of these 2 on the dashboard?
>>
>> marc

>
> Stupid question: Why does one need one of these?
>


Because they make them?

I think a GoPro would be a good place to start.



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Old 04 Mar 2013, 10:21 am   #7 (permalink)
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On 3/2/2013 5:06 AM, uncle_vito wrote:
> "marco" <21blackswan@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:333bf010-4788-49e5-92ed-d7c00a4b011a@googlegroups.com...
>> before I invest in a new toy [a real dashcam],
>> I thought I might [somehow] hook up my Camcorder,
>> or Digital Camera to the dashboard,
>> and see if I like it first, and really use it.
>>
>> Any ideas on how to attach one of these 2 on the dashboard?
>>
>> marc

>
> Stupid question: Why does one need one of these?


In Russia they are popular because the belief is that they discourage
false arrests as well as give a record of what happened in a crash.

I wish I had one yesterday. I was driving up a very windy, narrow,
mountain road, and two cars in front of me decide that they will stop to
take in the view. One pulls completely off the road, but there isn't
room for the second car so he just stops halfway into the road, on a
blind curve. This is a road where motorcyclists and bicyclists descend
at high speed, and there's a real risk in crossing the double yellow
line to pass.

I would have taken some photos and put them on a web site. But a dash
camera is almost too discrete to intimidate people with.

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Old 04 Mar 2013, 11:48 am   #8 (permalink)
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On Monday, March 4, 2013 8:21:59 AM UTC-8, SMS wrote:
> On 3/2/2013 5:06 AM, uncle_vito wrote:
>
> > "marco" <21blackswan@gmail.com> wrote in message

>
> > news:333bf010-4788-49e5-92ed-d7c00a4b011a@googlegroups.com...

>
> >> before I invest in a new toy [a real dashcam],

>
> >> I thought I might [somehow] hook up my Camcorder,

>
> >> or Digital Camera to the dashboard,

>
> >> and see if I like it first, and really use it.

>
> >>

>
> >> Any ideas on how to attach one of these 2 on the dashboard?

>
> >>

>
> >> marc

>
> >

>
> > Stupid question: Why does one need one of these?

>
>
>
> In Russia they are popular because the belief is that they discourage
>
> false arrests as well as give a record of what happened in a crash.
>
>
>
> I wish I had one yesterday. I was driving up a very windy, narrow,
>
> mountain road, and two cars in front of me decide that they will stop to
>
> take in the view. One pulls completely off the road, but there isn't
>
> room for the second car so he just stops halfway into the road, on a
>
> blind curve. This is a road where motorcyclists and bicyclists descend
>
> at high speed, and there's a real risk in crossing the double yellow
>
> line to pass.
>
>
>
> I would have taken some photos and put them on a web site. But a dash
>
> camera is almost too discrete to intimidate people with.


did you see any Asteroids,
or Meteors entering Earth's atmosphere?

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