Anybody using the Viofo A119 V2

Discussion in 'Dash Cameras & Car Recording Devices' started by Driver66, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. Driver66

    Driver66 Probably driving Beginner User Premium Member

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    So I finally got off the fence and ordered a new Viofo A119 V2 yesterday. I also got a 64GB Sandisk Extreme Plus micro SD and a CPL filter to go with it. Is anybody out there currently using this model ? How is it holding up? Anything I should know? Tips or tricks? Any and all info is appreciated. @wirelessandy @spongebobradarpants I know your out there.
     
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  2. omgboost

    omgboost Left Lane Hog Moderator Premium Member

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    Driver66 Probably driving Beginner User Premium Member

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    Exhale.....yup just discovered this on google. But thanks for the link, very helpful. It might go back as soon as tonight. I thought it was just the Sandisk Ultra line. Apparently they all suck.
     
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    omgboost Left Lane Hog Moderator Premium Member

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    I have very good experience with the Lexar cards. They aren't that pricey either. When your card is working properly, the A119 should capture good videos for a long time.
     
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  5. InsipidMonkey

    InsipidMonkey PSL +5 Intermediate User Premium Member

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    My A119v2 is holding up fine. I'm using a Samsung Evo 128GB card with it.

    I love the video quality, and the GPS mount and connection is much improved. I also really like the form factor, it fits nicely behind my RVM and is very unobtrusive. I think you'll be happy with it.
     
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  6. rider9195

    rider9195 PSL +15 Advanced User

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    Been using mine going on 4 months. No problems at all. Went with a Lexar High Endurance 64gb card and direct wire kit. Highly recommended.

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    Driver66 Probably driving Beginner User Premium Member

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    Just returned the sandisk extreme plus. Ordered a transcend 64GB High Endurance. It'll be here Saturday.

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    That was one of the things I really liked about it was the shape. I have enough going on on the windshield already. I liked the idea I can kinda lose it behind the mirror. Hopefully now with the good card it will be all good. Looking foward to it.
     
  8. wirelessandy

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    Currently have four A119-family cameras running. Two in each car.

    I'd say reliability CAN BE hit and miss! If they're bad, you'll know when they either don't retain the memory settings or they won't start up / randomly reboot.

    I've actually stopped using the GPS modules on them to eliminate any chance it's the weak link in the chain.

    Otherwise, 'till something better comes around...
     
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    Driver66 Probably driving Beginner User Premium Member

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    Yeah, I had saw a lot of stuff about the GPS contacts causing some problems. So I intentionally avoided that version.
     
  10. Driver66

    Driver66 Probably driving Beginner User Premium Member

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    Any or all of them V2's? Whats the wiring set up like on this thing. Is it some kind of hardwire or is it a ciggy? I've seen a bunch of stuff on another thread about not putting it on keyed ignition, is it really that big a deal. If it is, how are the push buttons if I have to manually turn it on and off all the time, will they hold up? Thanks in advance!
     
  11. wirelessandy

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    In one car (family van, I don't drive it) I've got two A119s models. Non-V2.

    My personal car (see sig): Two model V2.

    Out of the box, you'll get a cig-to-miniUSB plug. You can, of course, buy your own hardwire kit, which is what I did.

    The push buttons do have tactile feedback, but if I had to turn the thing on manually each and every time I'd go bonkers. The buttons are cheap, of course. Not the greatest feelign ones unlike those found on the Vico Opia2 (oh so nice).

    You'd serve yourself well by wiring into a switch 12VDC circuit. Let us know what kind of car you've got and I'm sure you'll get a dozen unsolicited suggestions on how to hook this up.
     
  12. Driver66

    Driver66 Probably driving Beginner User Premium Member

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    So turning on and off manually is out. So, I'll definitely hardwire it. Its going into a 16 focus. I already know that fuse 35 is keyed power, but everything else seems to be constantly on, or has no power it's totally weird. When I played with different fuses for power most stuff acts like it's constant but I'm pretty sure the computer turns stuff off at some point. I just don't want to blow it up by hardwiring to keyed power. The RD seems fine with it.
     
  13. wirelessandy

    wirelessandy Premium Member Advanced User Premium Member

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    Nope. nothing will "blow" provided you use the right kind of tap- preferably with it's own fuse for the accessories. Dash cams don't draw much power at all... easily less than 1 amp, about 0.5 amp on average.
     
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    As long as nothings gonna blow up on keyed ignition. I already have that setup for the RD, I think I'm just going to use a snaplok and tie it to that.
     
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    Sounds good! Let us know how that works out.
     
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    Driver66 Probably driving Beginner User Premium Member

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    Got the cam and cpl today. The transcend HD card will be here tomorrow. Cant wait.
     
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    Just put the cam up , haven't hardwired it yet. That's up next. the videos not as smooth or clear as expected. It's a bit choppy and pixely. Does anybody have a setting or something I can change?
     
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    What software are you planning on using to edit the videos with? I picked up the Vantrue N2 Pro, over a week ago, and I can't figure out what software to use..

    I must be getting old because in the old days, I would have had this video editing crap figured out within hours.
     
  19. GlockChevy

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    I am running the same setup. Hardwired a119 and using Avidemux for video editing. When I am done driving for the day, I make sure I pull down from the window out of the heat. It's pretty easy to put back up, but other than that, great cam from low price.
     
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    Driver66 Probably driving Beginner User Premium Member

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    How do you feel about the quality? I'm dissapointed with mine, unless there's something I can adjust.