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Old 04-30-2009, 12:17 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Does any of the camera specs say what the angle of view is? It would be good to know this, so we can compare this camera to others; like the one that Coyote X used.
Here are the specs from the page Ben Linked:
Specification:
Image Device: 1/3 Inch Color CMOS OV7910
TV System: PAL/NTSC
Sensing Area: 4.08mm x 3.12mm
Lens: 2.4mm
Minimum Illumination: 0.5Lux
Resolution: 420TV lines
Video Output: 1.0vp-p, 75Ohm
Gamma Consumption: 0.45
White Balance: Auto
S/N Ratio: Better than 48dB
Electronic Shutter: 1/60-1/15,000 Seconds
Video Output: RCA Connector, 1.0Vp-p, 75ohm
View Angle: 120
Size: 43mm(L)*36mm(w)*44mm(H)
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Old 04-30-2009, 12:48 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Thanks! Another question that comes to mind is how well it works at night?

Here's a good deal on a similar 6" LCD screen:

6 inch standalone headrest car lcd tft monitor screen

And a link to the camera used by Coyote X (which has a 92 degree viewing angle, AFAICT):
REAR VIEW CAMERA NIGHT VISION WATERPROOF NEW FOR CARS
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Old 04-30-2009, 01:13 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I'll try to snag some video of it at night tonight
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Old 04-30-2009, 01:45 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Video of Video? That never works out well... do you have a laptop that you can connect the cam's feed to? Direct recording of the images will probably best suit the "visual testing" part.
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Oh well, the video of video I took for the first thing posted in this thread works well enough. But no, no laptop. My video capture thing won't work with macs because the people who designed it are idiots.

Anyway, popped off the door today and could figure out how to get to where I needed to be to run the wiring through the door so I just whipped something else that works well enough up. Pictures to come in a bit.
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Old 04-30-2009, 03:31 PM   #17 (permalink)
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The camera is water proof and the screen can take two video inputs (two cameras) with switching via remote, so, decent deal.
If you want to switch quickly between sources you can just run the two camera composite video connections through a toggle switch.
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Old 04-30-2009, 04:51 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Well, there is a toggle switch on the screen and the remote already. Besides, I'm not sure if I'll even go this route if I don't have to, legally.
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Old 05-05-2009, 02:14 PM   #19 (permalink)
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The monitor consumes 7.5W but I can't find how much the camera uses. Do you think the aerodynamic gains offset the amount of fuel required to produce the power? I'm sure it does but I'm curious of how much.
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I honestly think that the energy required to power the monitor is no where near that you get back from the aero gains. 10 watts is nothing, really. Not even enough to worry about, I think.

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