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Old 06-02-2014, 05:12 AM   #16
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I've been thinking about this for a while. Especially because I only have the minimum requirement liability insurance.
I was thinking about getting a GoPro for filming car stuff and possibly using it as a dashcam too but I know it's not really good for a dashcam because it's not made for that and the battery life compared to cameras made specifically for being used as a dashcam.
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Old 06-02-2014, 07:08 AM   #17
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I've been thinking about this for a while. Especially because I only have the minimum requirement liability insurance.
I was thinking about getting a GoPro for filming car stuff and possibly using it as a dashcam too but I know it's not really good for a dashcam because it's not made for that and the battery life compared to cameras made specifically for being used as a dashcam.

Drill a hole in the side of the housing that allows you to plug the USB cable for power and then run it to a USB adapter in the cigarette lighter power. It will record until the card is full. Lots of people do it. In the car is one if the places that you have the luxury of a power source.
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Old 06-02-2014, 10:15 AM   #18
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If you can afford a nice car you should just get full coverage, in my opinion minimum liability is really only worth it when its a little beater than you wouldn't care about getting smacked up and totaled.
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Old 06-02-2014, 10:49 AM   #19
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I've been thinking about this for a while. Especially because I only have the minimum requirement liability insurance.
I was thinking about getting a GoPro for filming car stuff and possibly using it as a dashcam too but I know it's not really good for a dashcam because it's not made for that and the battery life compared to cameras made specifically for being used as a dashcam.
The problem is that the gopro doesn't do loop recording, so it's useless as a car camera. It also doesn't automatically start recording when power is supplied like all dashcams do.

As for power source, do like the above poster mentioned and cut a hole.
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