Anybody here use a dash cam for their car?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by DramaLLama, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. DramaLLama macrumors 6502

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    I'm looking for a dash cam and any of the decent one's I see aren't compatible with OS X.. is it easy to make windows only programs work on OS X?

    Also, if any of you use or have used a dash cam, which one would you recommend?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    If the video is stored on an SD card, you can import the footage into iMovie, depending what format the dash cam records to.
    What is your budget?

    Booting Windows on the Mac
     
  3. InternetDude08 macrumors regular

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    I have a gopro with suction cup mount but I don't use it much. The files are stored on the SD card.
     
  4. DramaLLama thread starter macrumors 6502

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  5. mdignen macrumors newbie

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    I've also looked into the itronics camera, and it appears that only the initial setup requires a PC, but the video files should still work fine with a Mac.
     
  6. bkushner macrumors regular

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    I'm going to try using my touch for this. any apps or just the camera app?
     
  7. gngan macrumors 68000

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    I am using those from China and it takes 1080p in avi format. It saves in SD card and i just put it in my MBP's card reader and transfer it there. It's will automatically delete the first file (video) when your SD card is full.
     
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  10. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Ok, I'm curious. Why would you use a dash cam in your personal car?
     
  11. interrobang macrumors 6502

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    Depending on the legal situation in your area (which you should def. check out, if you're unsure) a video record can prove you weren't liable for an accident.
    Especially in some countries, where deliberately causing an accident is a common scam.
     
  12. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Interesting. Thanks.
     
  13. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    I have toyed with the idea of having a cam in the car too, but pointing the other way.

    When you deal with the public, you soon find that some people have "issues".

    If I lived in the Litigious States of America, I most certainly would have one. ;)
     

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