Hi Guys, being unfortunately involved in a no blame accident got me thinking about Camera/ Black Box type technology. I know camera's are available, but ones that turn on and off with ignition and over write continually would be great, then you would always have the last 'X' hours. Anyone got one, fitted one,knows the best one? Regards Bob.
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I want a camera like that.... might have a go at it.
I tried to find one that'd be suited
for a motorcycle but never did.
The easiest thing to do is to get an all in one camera that clips on and off a handlebar mount easily. I have one that has a USB charging deelie which also allows me to delete the recording of every ride and just leave it there to charge. You can get them from £50 to £300 off amazon.
Bike accident recorder
Without wanting to
break any forum rules, I'd just like to let you know the company I work for is
currently developing a camera system exactly like this for bikers. We get
requests every day for such a camera and we're hoping to have it ready within
the next 6 weeks. I am happy to tell you more but really don't want to break
any forum advertising rules!
Why not approach MCN and do this through the paper, you would get more coverage that way.
Oh and don't make the price stupid money.
assumption is the mother of all f*** ups.
We'll certainly be in touch with our contact over at MCN once the camera is available. We are seeing more and more enquiries for such a recorder from bikers.
Black Box camera
Hi Bob, I agree I never ride without a camera on my helmet if you have a good capacity card in you can get up to 8 hours before it needs to overwrite.
www.eazycam.co.uk they do have a black box style unit that also gives GPS locations and g sensor readings,
A cheap one
can be found here.
One a bit dearer & supposed to be better can be seen here
There are several Blackbox video recorders for cars available on the market but to find one suitable for a motorbike will be difficult for the following reasons.
1. The camera can only see straight ahead so it cannot record a rear ender or side swipe accident. You need full 360deg coverage.
2. It will have to be fully dust/waterproof/ theft proof
3: They cannot record at night due to other vehicel headlights blinding the camera.
4. It will need to have full GPS and accelerometers capability. To log location and speed.
5. The recording can also be siezed by the police and used as evidence agianst you as well as for you.
6. It will have to automaticaly start recording everytime the bike is started.
7. It will have to be very cheap.
8. If to be used as evidence in court then the recording will have to be watermarked and not editable.
9. Automatic overwrite FIFO - First In First Out
10. Useless in the wet or rain as water will obscure the lens.
It is not so easy as just using a modified helmet camera!!!!!
If anyone can make one that can incorporate all the above then I would be the first to buy one!!!!