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Old 12-14-2016, 12:45 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I had side video mirrors for about 5 years:

Neil Blanchard Designs: "eyes forward" Video Mirrors on my xA

If you have video cameras that are 90-110 degree field of view, then you got the right cameras. Having too much field of view makes the view both too distorted, and too small, and it is very hard to see depth. Having 720P or better would be great. And having them work in the dark is also important.

The monitors are also key: you have to prevent their light from reflecting off the windshield, etc. I did this by moving them closer to me; just behind the steering wheel. My

My first monitors had cold cathode ray lights, and they got dimmer and dimmer as they warmed up - in direct sunshine, they were basically unusable. The second set had to be turned on manually each time.

The 3rd set of monitors were great: they were 7" LED back lit, and they powered up when I turned on the car. They were brighter, and worked well in higher temperatures, too.

If you have questions - ask away!
Sincerely, Neil
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