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I like improvements for dashcams but for wedge cameras I donyt find useful because they are mounted behind rearview mirror. Also for driving can be dangerous because instead of keeping the eyes on the roads they are moved to the right just to see a fluctuating speed which needs more attention when is showed as digits. This feature can be useful for the other people from the car, not for the driver. Maybe for some regional buses?

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In my case the cam is mounted at the top of the screen near the driver, so is easy to see without significantly diverting one's view from the road. My mounting location is probably not very common though, so I can see that the speed display would be of little use for most users. Good point Mtz.
 

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On the X2pro, is it possible to record/display the GPS coordinates on the footer of the recorded video, near the existing items, speed and date and time?
 

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Hi, I was wondering if you can elaborate more on the parking mode feature. Can you also show me some samples how the timelapse works? Knowing that there is a hardwire setup for this camera, how do you set up the voltages or time? And I looked at the Australian site and it had two hardwired for two cameras, but in the USA, there is only one hardwire for the dual camera. Are they essentially the same?

I'm coming from a version 2 or maybe perhaps a version 1 ever since streetguardian and pier28 were two separate distributors and might want to upgrade if it's even worth it. My setup is two version 2, one front and one rear with a vicovation vico power plus hardwire kit splitting both powers to the camera so I can set them in continous record for a specific time or voltage until it shuts off.

Worked great from 2016 to 2018 however Just recently, I dont know why my continous record feature dont work anymore as my battery is still good. Doesnt last long until the camera fully shuts off. When in drive mode, it works a charm though.

Do you think you can give me a pro and con or advantages and disadvatages of my setup versus the hardwire kit provided by the website and this new version?
 
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The hardwire kit have a 4 position switch on the PSU that are part of the hard wire kit to set the cut off voltage, cant recall the exact voltages.
The timer in the camera determining for how long the camera is in parking mode ( assuming car battery is good ) range from 3 minutes and up to 24 hours as i recall for the longest duration.
You can probably go even longer if you have a good / large car battery and just use the low voltage cut off.

More info and pics of the hard wire kit here, as i understand it the general working of the parking mode should be the same in this one as in the DC model.
https://dashcamtalk.com/forum/threads/sgdchw-for-sg9663dc-3-wire-hardwire-kit-to-enable-parking-mode-function-timed-low-battery-discharge-prevention.34957/

If your current hard wire kit are a 3 wire one then the one wire might be off so it can only draw power in drive mode.
The new cameras like this one have a updated image sensor, more capable of low light footage, i also think it have a little larger dynamic range in general.
 

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I'm coming from a version 2 or maybe perhaps a version 1 ever since streetguardian and pier28 were two separate distributors and might want to upgrade if it's even worth it. My setup is two version 2, one front and one rear with a vicovation vico power plus hardwire kit splitting both powers to the camera so I can set them in continous record for a specific time or voltage until it shuts off.

Worked great from 2016 to 2018 however Just recently, I dont know why my continous record feature dont work anymore as my battery is still good. Doesnt last long until the camera fully shuts off. When in drive mode, it works a charm though.

Do you think you can give me a pro and con or advantages and disadvatages of my setup versus the hardwire kit provided by the website and this new version?
I (Jon) used to be an employee at Pier28 but started Street Guardian USA over 2 years ago to become a full-time Street Guardian specialist.

SGGCX2PRO is smaller than the SG9665GC V1/V2

CPL is now included free to reduce reflections/glare.

Updated NT9666x chipset CPU supports dual channel 1080P or single channel 1080P 60FPS. Optional internal external various rear camera choices can be added.

The updated backside illuminated Sony Exmor R StarVis sensor and updated lens gives the best image quality yet.

You can also add optional true parking mode via SGX2HW cable coming soon. (Time Lapse Recording, choose 1FPS, 3FPS, 5FPS) It's the same as SGDCHW SG9663DC uses but the mini-USB plug is straight rather than 90 degrees.

The new 2 piece cable cover keeps the install extra tidy and stealthy as well. (Pick your height).

Updated 3M Adhesive is stronger

Beep warning supported for any card errors detected

The pivot angle is 90° to support true vertical truck bus type windows now

X2 Warranty is 2 years instead of 1 year GC had
 
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Hehe i was like other HW kit o_O totally forgetting the different USB plugs.
 

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My hardwire kit has three wires but when my ignician is off, power is still drawn out and my dashcam still works, just not for long even when I changed the timing from the vico power plus. Had the dealership installed it for me not to avoid my car warranty at that time of car purchase. I'm just not sure if I should by two pros, one front and one rear and keep the vico power plus in place of the hardwire kit. I mean it serves the same purpose just that you get a control box with digital readouts.

If both the hardwire kit you provide and the vico power plus are different, give me one good reason I should change it? Trying out the weigh in pros and cons before making my final purchase, not trying to slam you down as I am already happy with my version 2, just feel like I needed a bit of an upgrade as I find the night quality a tad better than the ones I have.
 

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Does the rear cam require a microSD card?

I'm thinking of switching my SGGCX2 to a SGGCX2PRO so I can use a rear cam easily using one power source.
Has anyone made the switch and notice any quality differences?
 

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Does the rear cam require a microSD card?
No, the rear "cam" is basically just a lens module (a lens & sensor), that connects to the front camera where the files are recorded onto the same memory card the front facing files are recorded to.
 

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I'm thinking of switching my SGGCX2 to a SGGCX2PRO so I can use a rear cam easily using one power source.
Has anyone made the switch and notice any quality differences?
My front and rear cam has been fine. Had it for just over a month.
A short clip of the front (9SGGCX2PRO) and rear (SGR323CAM) cameras in very cloudy daylight

 
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Hehe yeah somebody was in a hurry :rolleyes:
 

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Starvis is better for marketing. Exmor sounds already old no matter if there is an R or not.

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exmo(o) r....... in UK has associations with bleak, windswept, barren wastelands haunted by huge man-eating Hounds of the Baskervilles. Perfect for a positive Brand Image. est3224.jpg Brand Image.....
 

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exmo(o) r....... in UK has associations with bleak, windswept, barren wastelands haunted by huge man-eating Hounds of the Baskervilles. Perfect for a positive Brand Image. View attachment 42953 Brand Image.....
As far as I know, the name Sony "Exmor" is simply a portmanteau of the words "exposure" and "more". Aside from "Exmoor" being a moor in South West England, "Exmoor" is also an endangered breed of ponies that live in that region.
Maybe an association with a pony is more positive?
 
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I think they / Sony ) also used the term slow shutter, or maybe still do, but unsure if its part of the exmore phenomenon.
 

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There are no adjustments for audio volume, you can send us a sample file to check if you think there may be some problem
I, too, am noticing remarkably low audio volume (despite other Amazon reviews saying the audio was stellar).

I bought both the Anker ROAV S1 and the SGGCX2PRO to compare. I like almost everything more about he SG except the audio. The GPS is more accurate, the night images seem better (day seem comparable), the SG is smaller, has physical buttons, doesn't have an internal battery, wifi and offers rear camera expandability. However, the ROAV audio is night and day better. I basically plugged and played both of them (aside from setting time/date and 1080p/60fps on both). The cameras are installed side by side but I took down the ROAV and the SG audio was no different (I thought maybe I was blocking the mic).

Any chance I got a bad mic?

Here is a waveform showing two raw audio samples, one is my phone ringing through my car speakers. The other sample is of some voices. Both were recording at the same time:
2018-11-07_20-49-47.png

Let me know if you have any suggestions or I can do anything. I uploaded the samples to WeTransfer. I want/need to be able to capture audio if my car is ever pulled over and someone is talking to me through the window.

Hardware version: GCX2P_20180920_V1.15

Another wish: add the GPS coordinates to the bottom of the video. Thanks!
 
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