Originally Posted by SC300Es
How close you have to be to make out plate numbers on the recordings? Also on front cam do you get a reflection off the dash on a sunny day? On my somehow cheap EBay dashcam the license plates pretty much become blurry after about 1.5 car lenghts and I can't stand the reflection off the dash.
you can eliminate a lot of reflection on the dash by not putting glossy crap like armorall on it. just leave it alone and flat looking.
if you play back the recordings at 1080p or using the software there is a zoom feature that allows you to zoom in. just take the micro SD card out, plug it into your computer, there is a file there called application i believe. if you run that it will bring up a viewer to play stuff back on. it will play front and rear cam at the same time on the screen.
then you can zoom in to some degree to make out a plate# but you get what you pay for when it comes to cameras. visit this site
there are videos and examples of the most popular. you can see front eh high quality ones such as blackvue it is easy to make out a plate from a good distance. be sure to view the videos at the max resolution and on full screen mode.
nothing is perfect, it would take a lot more memory and processor power to take higher res pictures. but a suggestion. if someone does something to you on the road and you need the plate all you need to do is speed up to them or get close even for a second and you'll have a plate number.
also i have not done this yet but have confirmed with the police department that if i have video of a road raged nut and submit it as evidence and am willing to sign a complaint an officer will go to the other partys house and serve them with a summons and complaint, issue a ticket and they likely will have a court date.
i hate to say it but big brother will be everywhere before long. that may not be a bad thing,,
but I've also said for years that if police want to make a real effort to actually enforce the law they really need to stop driving these pretty white cars with the blink lights on top. if you want to catch people doing wrong you really need to be in a regular car. or in my case a regular car with a camera.