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Old 16th May 2018, 11:06   #2191
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Last week bought Blackvue DR750S-2CH and installed the same in my Endevaour. Here are some sample videos from front and rear cameras.
Both are recorded in 1080p Full HD.





Feel free to comment and pour in your suggestion on location or installation.

I went through a big dilemma while buying. Started with Vantru N2 Pro on Aliexpress, ordered and cancelled within same day. Next I ordered Xiaomi 70Mai english version but finally decided to go for Thinkware or blackvue.

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Old 16th May 2018, 11:52   #2192
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Installed the YI Smart Dashcam last week, connecting it to the 12V supply in the front.
The interesting thing with this Dashcam is the ease of operation using the mobile app - "YI Dashcam". This app can be used to control the settings and download the videos from the SD card to our mobile using the in-built Wi-fi.
Did you opt for the suction type mount or the 3M sticker type mount?

Few pain point related to the app:
1) When you view/playback the video files, the recording is stopped.
2) The video takes too long to download

Off late I have seen the dashcam getting loose at the swivel joint, don't know if its due to heat inside the car. thinking about hardwiring the dashcam now, any inputs from existing Yi owners is welcome.
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I use a DDPai Mini2 dashcam, and while i have been quite pleased with it in general, there is one irritant i have had to deal with.

The dashcam is attached to the windshield using a double sided tape, which came with the device. This held on well for a few months, and then i saw it give way, leaving the dashcam hanging off the wire, which i had run through the edge of the roof liner on my car. This helped prevent the dashcam from falling off and damaging itself. I tried with different replacement double sided tapes sourced locally, but with limited success. Eventually had to use jugaad to attach it. With explain if anyone is interested in knowing. Anyway, its holding on for now, and will see how it goes.

Meanwhile, for those interested in the videos from the dashcam, here are a couple of videos in daylight as well as night conditions.

Daylight:


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Did you opt for the suction type mount or the 3M sticker type mount?
I opted for Sticker type mount and mounted behind the IRVM plastic casing (not on windshield) and it is holding up good till now.

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Few pain point related to the app:
1) When you view/playback the video files, the recording is stopped.
2) The video takes too long to download
1) Yes, however I normally used to view/playback/download the videos only at the end of the drive, mostly in my parking - so no issues in that.

2) I normally download only the required portion, mostly 30 secs - 1 min length of video, so it downloads pretty quickly to my mobile.
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So for the upcoming 2000 kms drive was thinking how many memory cards i would have to carry to record the entire journey. I have a 200 GB + 128 GB + n64 GB card setup and my dash cam is the Transcend DP 220. I normally record in 720 p resolution as its enough to get the required details. Any suggestion if the above three cards will suffice
I also got Got this nifty device from Amazon (pic attached) which is the Wayona WR28 4-In-1 OTG Card Reader Connect With USB, Micro USB, Type C And Lightning Connector so as to be able to quickly check space left in the card instead of carrying the laptop
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I also got Got this nifty device from Amazon (pic attached) which is the Wayona WR28 4-In-1 OTG Card Reader Connect With USB, Micro USB, Type C And Lightning Connector so as to be able to quickly check space left in the card instead of carrying the laptop
Vinit, link of the above mentioned device please.
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Ordered Yi Mirror Dash cam in Aliexpress yesterday, after reading several reviews. Liked the stealth/discrete way of fitting dash cam plus reverse camera recording seems to be a plus. Being a Xiaomi (Mi) customer for several years which has good quality mobile phones, i hope Xioyi (Yi) will also be of good quality. Several reviews suggested the same.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/YI-M...854462617.html

Waiting for it to arrive

-Ravi

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Vinit, link of the above mentioned device please.
Hey nitin here you go,
http://amzn.in/i6QJ6Se

Do remember though that this is the one without any internal memory one can also purchase the reader with memories of 8/16 and 32 GB as well.
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