This weekend I went with my family to a parc, called Omega Park, where animals from the local fauna run free among the cars - most animals, they don’t let dangerous ones like wolves and such. It was not only a nice experience, but also arguably one of the best uses for a dash cam. Here’s some of the footage edited from my Roav C2:
I have to say I was a little disappointed with the quality, though. I understand the main function of the dash cam is to register accidents and events that might be helped by video proof, so the camera is calibrated to enhance visibility on small stuff like registration plates. Still, I was expecting better colors and contrast from my C2. Maybe if the system let us calibrate it ourselves - offering some pre-defined options - it could appeal to both safety and leisure use.
Nevertheless, I’m glad I got the hang of the dash cam and have this nice video to show around!
Let’s say the photos from everyone else’s phones looked way better than the footage from the Roav C2. Then again, as I mentioned, shooting wildlife is not what dash cams were made for.
True. The convenience of not having to start and stop the recording is a big plus in this situation!
You can actually feed some of the animals - you can bring carrots or apples, or buy it at the parc’s entrance. It’s as amusing as it looks, but it’s also a little worrisome - you don’t want to hurt the animals, after all, and they won’t move so you can pass, you have to drive slowly around them. At some point, there was a hog mother with a bunch of its cubs running on the road. The little ones were so small it was hard to see them when they were closer. Trying to shoo them away has no effect whatsoever - they own the road and they know it!
So, they have not learned anything from our earlier talks about digital sharpening. How hard can it be? Does any of those newer cameras have option to select between untouched vs shitty picture quality?
Why would anyone sell nice hardware and kill it with bad code? Makes no sense.
The footage looks good compared to the plethora of cheap dash cams that flood Amazon. I had a cheap, generic one sent to me and the footage was so bad it was like watching a dodgy vhs tape that was on it’s last legs!
The colours was all washed out, numbers plates wasn’t even visible they were just a pixelated mess.