What phone is best for recording?

Discussion in 'Smartphones as Dash Cams' started by helpmeout, Sep 11, 2015.

  1. Ryan1999

    Ryan1999 New Member

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    I want to use a phone as a dashcam for the remote viewing capabilities, etc.

    Could we take the battery out and just give it power through usb to operate? Possibly add a capacitor

    I wonder what the lowest power using phone would be with a decent camera.

    Btw I currently have 2 möbius cameras.
     
  2. ThePro

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    Dash Cam:
    Street Guardian SG9665GC, G1WH, A118, Mobius, etc
    Blackvue cameras have remote viewing and are better for reasons already mentioned before. Joovuu X is also going to have that feature with a later firmware.
     
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    Dash Cam:
    Viofo A119 preproduction unit, DailyRoads Voyager @THL 5000
    much better than my thl 5000, great cameras
     
  5. Bobby.Dashcam

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    Hello folks,

    I have used the Galaxy Note 3 and Note 5 as dashcams for over 100 hours with Otterbox defender cases and have had no problems, except overheat in the summertime which causes the OS to start closing apps to cool down. I use the Autoguard app.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.hovans.autoguard

    So far I have used the footage to do a few police reports
     
  6. Street Guardian USA

    Street Guardian USA Well-Known Member Retailer

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    That's quite a big problem unfortunately
     
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    Yes, however if I took off the Otterbox case, I think it would stay cool enough. I record in 1900x1200 60fps. :)
     
  8. Street Guardian USA

    Street Guardian USA Well-Known Member Retailer

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    Based on the many trial and error stories I've heard, smartphone will over heat when left in the sun, case or no case.
     
  9. otomanhere

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    I actually made some video with android gadget, please see some example of the video I took,

    This is to test android cam on the speedy ride



    The other video you may see from the channel
     
  10. fugitiveALiEN

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    I use AutoBoy Blackbox on my Note 5 and it's great, app is free.
    Typically I use 480p quality which is sufficient to record but I recently upped that to 720p since my phone's storage appears to handle long ~1hr rides just fine.
    The benefit of an app dashcam is that you get all of the Android benefits like automatic uploads to google photos or dropbox (wifi or cell if you have unlimited data).
    I've got it mounted below my rear view mirror on a magnetic arm.
    No heat issues to date, i highly recommend it.

    720p Sample Day


    480p Sample Day


    720p Night Drive


    480p Night Drive
     
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