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Windows 7: Using Smartphone as dashcam

View Poll Results: Have you used your phone as a dashcam?
Yep. It's great. 1 11.11%
No, but it sounds good. 3 33.33%
What a silly idea. 5 55.56%
Voters: 9. You may not vote on this poll

23 Sep 2012   #1

Using Smartphone as dashcam

Any one else here do it, or have at least tried it?

I was sitting in a carpark bored when it occurred to me to use the video on my smartphone as a dashcam. Luckily my phone+case wedges nicely against the dash and the screen.

I was pretty pleased at the result.

If you already haven't, give it a go.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Sep 2012   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Voted silly

A Guy
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24 Sep 2012   #3


lol, why? It works really well
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24 Sep 2012   #4


Why would you want to? is it in case you pass any cars that need scrapping so you can swap pictures with Carl?
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24 Sep 2012   #5

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit

Maybe he wants to start a "Cops Down Under" TV show.

Bad boyz, bad boyz. Whatch ya gonna do when they come for you.
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24 Sep 2012   #6

W7 Ult desktop, W8.1 laptop, W7 Home netbook, W8.1 tablet, Win 10 TP VM

Voted silly. It sure seems like a good way to chew up whatever storage space you have available on your phone. It might pay off IF you had an accident caused by someone cutting you off or something like that but otherwise, what's the point?
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24 Sep 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Voted silly

A Guy
same here

A BoogieGuy
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25 Sep 2012   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Patrick, is this your video?

A Guy
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25 Sep 2012   #9

Windows 8 - 64-bit

Good grief.. this will be worse than texting while driving, if it becomes popular.. don't let teens know this will work
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Sep 2012   #10

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit

A dash cam is an excellent idea (and, one of these days, I'm going to get off my lazy, ample asset and install one). A dash cam is an excellent way to prove if someone ahead of you is the cause of an accident.


Where I live, unless one has positive proof otherwise, the person hitting someone behind is automatically considered to be at fault. However, if someone suddenly changes lanes in front of you and jams on the brakes, causing you to hit him, a dash cam video will allow you to prove you weren't at fault. If some moron passing you cuts back into your lane a bit short and clips the corner of your vehicle, then books, you will have a video record of the accident, including the moron's license plate.

Recently, I saw an idiot almost wipe out a motorcycle by changing lanes in a turn. I wished I had had a dash cam running so I could have turned the video over to the gendarmes. There have been plenty of other times I wished I had one, such as when stuck behind an inconsiderate slowpoke that refused to use the pull outs to let the lineup of cars following to pass.

If a cell phone can be safely secured to a dash and require no intervention to operate, I see no reason to believe it wouldn't be a good idea.
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