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Stupid question - but if I were to get one of those license plate cameras - do I need to get it reversed? Does the dietz video adapter allow you to reverse the image?

Enquiring minds want to know now that the disclaimer screen will go away
 

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I think it would depend on the camera reversing the image. I have never seen how to reverse the image with the 1417.
 

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I have a dietz 1491 digital TV uner, it also has AV1 and AV2 inputs.
I use AV1 for a glovebox DVD
I was thinking of AV2 (video only) for a rear view camera.

Would it be better to have the camera high up - looking down, this would give a better distance perspective.....
 

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Hi. I've been wondering about this. I think at fender (bumper) level you would need quite a wide angle lens to get the context of what you were in danger of hitting. The image would possibly be very unrealistic. I suspect you are right and looking down is better - I'll take some photo's and post the results. I'm not at all sure what is best in terms of reversing the image - I suspect our brains would very readily interpret the image on the RNS-E display the same way as it would if looking directly out of the back window - although apparently one of the classic TV studio tricks is to get an unsuspecting interviewee to try combing their hair whilst looking at themselves on a monitor.....
 

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I had a rear view camera on an RV I used to own.

It was mounted high up (about 10ft up actually), and gave a really good (almost birds eye) view of whatever you were reversing towards.

Based on that experience I'd say mount the camera as high up as possible - like on the roof spoiler on an Avant (not so easy on a sedan).
 
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