Any initial setup tricks for the SGGCX2?

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Hi
Never owned a dashcam before and I just purchased the SGGCX2. Any hints or tricks that more experienced users can give me before I do the install? Settings of the unit or common mistakes to avoid? Going in a 2016 F150
 

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there's not much in the way of setup required, set your timezone (default is +10 which will be out for what you need), set the frequency to 60Hz, everything else at defaults is fine, any setting you're not clear on by all means ask away and we'll help you out

you would find a business card in the box from @Street Guardian USA and can get help over the phone anytime you need
 

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OK couple of questions. I made a rookie mistake and I think I mounted the camera to high. It seems my mirror cover is blocking the view to my left, should I move the mount down 1 inch or place it somewhere else? Also did I aim the camera ok in this video? This video is all default setting, I just wanted to check it out, does expousre look ok? With cpl on btw.



 
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The field of view blocked in your example there is minimal, could probably live with that if it doesn't bother you. There are spare adhesive pads in the box if you want to try moving it though.
 

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Thanks for the reply. I think I am going to move it, that kind of bothers me :)

I also meant to ask what this is for?

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That's the cord cover that comes with the SG9665GC. It's not shipping with latest SGGCX2 batch yet but a new re-tooled cord cover (in design as we speak) should be ready and made available in Q1. (and will be packed in future SGGCX2 boxes)
Any USA SGGCX2 customer can Email me your details if you want a cord cover shipped once they are made available. (if you don't have one)

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Ahh I see. There was one in my box that is why I asked. I like it :)
 

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I would have had that mount up higher and further to the left, this way the mount would be concealed by the dotted area.

Too bad with those silly sensor arrays on the windscreen, my little car dont have that and mirror are hung off the roof, so i could fit 4 - 5 of these cameras side bu side with no ptoblems.
 

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I would have had that mount up higher and further to the left, this way the mount would be concealed by the dotted area.

Too bad with those silly sensor arrays on the windscreen, my little car dont have that and mirror are hung off the roof, so i could fit 4 - 5 of these cameras side bu side with no ptoblems.
So like here?
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Yeah something like that, experiment a little with camera in hand so you can get it as high as possible with only the lens peeking out below the dotted area.
Even with optimal color a mount glued to the glass are easy to spot, but if its up on the dotted area the contact area are far less noticeable.

you may not have to go all that far to the left, but you really have to slide the camera around on the windscreen while it is on to find the sweet spot, you off course would want to stay as far right as you can without having that silly sensor array in the footage.

My dotted area are not quite as tall as yours so first time installing a GC model in my car i almost got up too high so i was barely able to slide camera up and off the mount, but your car dont sem to have that problem.
But off course if you get up high that cable shield might not fit, personally i would just zip tie my cables together, they are after all hidden from the outside by the dotted area, but i like to have a neat install to look at from the inside too.
 
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