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Hacking 2016 backup (reverse) camera to record?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by HolmbyTaco, Dec 15, 2016.

  1. Dec 15, 2016 at 12:57 PM
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    HolmbyTaco

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    Folks. . . so I just installed a dual dashcam (Vantrue N2) and it made me think. . . is there a way to hack or (better stated, USE) the truck's EXISTING reverse/backup camera to actually record?

    I am sure it would require attaching some sort of memory to it, but as a starting point, does anybody have any advice or better yet, ACTUAL experience with this?

    Thanks mucho.
     
  2. Dec 15, 2016 at 12:59 PM
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    Is there really a point? The camera points down, has low resolution, and wouldn't be much good in proving any fault in an accident.
     
  3. Dec 15, 2016 at 1:01 PM
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    there is. . . it would. . . .
     
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    The camera is just that, a camera. You'd probably need to put some device in the middle to then record the feed. Not sure what exists but maybe check the dashcamtalk forums for more info.

    Either way I think you'd end up better off either putting a dedicated dash cam on the rear window or getting a dual-unit setup with camera mounted to the rear window (Thinkware F770 or BlackVue DR650gw-2ch)

    What is the problem you're seeking to solve here?
     
  5. Dec 15, 2016 at 4:15 PM
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    Thanks GBP. The camera that I purchased (Vantrue - you're right, I should've purchased the Blackvue) doesn't have a great rear camera (as far as placement). I was lamenting this and I figured if there is a way to hack the existing backup camera to always record, it would be great, hence this thread.

    I inquired with an aftermarket backup camera system provider (Rydeen) and they didn't have specifically any products to address this, but suggested whole separate camera system, which seems overkill.
     
  6. Dec 15, 2016 at 4:26 PM
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    It will depend on how the camera plugs into the back of the head unit. If it's the standard RCA jack, then you could use a video game capture card. With a rca splitter you could plug in the capture card, split it back to the head unit and there you go.
     

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