Looking For it all, Emphasizing: Night Vision (IR), audio, F&R and Quality

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I make videos of my escapades working as a cab driver. I would link my content but I think that's kinda rude, if you'd like to see what I'm working with now, I'll PM you.

I'm looking for a bit of everything but IR nightvision, audio quality, front and rear recording, and video quality are of the most importance. My projects tell a story and I want my dashcam to tell the best story possible.

I've done a fair amount of research and the Transcend 32GB Drive Pro
seems most like what I'm looking for, sans the apparently garbage audio. (could hook up a mic myself, but If there is a cam with audio that would be preferred.) heres the amazon link on the transcend:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/B0147R9PDO
Any suggestions or advice is welcome, I hear you guys are the best at this and I hope I'm not being rude or erroneous of the rules, thanks.
 
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@Gabacho hello and thank you!

@russ331 I like everything about it besides the fact that I need to mount on my rearview. interior footage is the most important and I need to be able to place the camera where I please. thank you for the suggestion, however.
 

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Welcome.

The Trancend you have zeroed out yourself seem to be the best option for the ppl needing the cabin of the car covered, at least of the dashcams i am aware of at the moment.

If anything you might want to add a extra IR ermitter to the mix, as i recall the LEDs in the camera is not exactly overkill as it is.
Nothing strong i needed a couple of watts or 5 and with good spread of the light.
 
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Thats what ive been figuring actually. What specific ir attach would you rec? Only seen one that looked decent.

Also if you incidentally know of a good mic for my car that would be helpful, the trancend has everything but that.
 

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Not too much into stand alone audio recorders, but i know there is some good stealthy stuff out there.

Maybe @spytec can advise, as i recall they are into that stuff too.
 

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Have you checked into the legal ramifications of what you intend to do?
(You mention interior footage and audio, and I assume you mean to record your passengers)

Do you have a good lawyer? :)

There's a big difference in recording things for your own safety, and posting videos of passengers online. (Without consent)

I drove taxi years ago, and some of the most 'colorful' passengers were usually drunk, on something, or otherwise mentally inhibited.
 
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Have you checked into the legal ramifications of what you intend to do?
(You mention interior footage and audio, and I assume you mean to record your passengers)

Do you have a good lawyer? :)

There's a big difference in recording things for your own safety, and posting videos of passengers online. (Without consent)

I drove taxi years ago, and some of the most 'colorful' passengers were usually drunk, on something, or otherwise mentally inhibited.

Why would you assume I don't get consent? That's my first priority, I even send my drunk passengers the footage the next day. Understand your concern though.
 
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So I bought the trancend, and it's got just about everything I want, the audio doesn't even suck that bad. However, the viewing angle (130) isn't that great and for my bigger vehicle I could use the extra wide view. Anything else similar to the Trancend?
 

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Yeah, consent given while drunk is usually airtight.

:)

Some of the stuff I saw happen in my back seat when driving a taxi I prefer not to have video of.

:)
 
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