Radar Several NYSP encounters from today

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All detections are C/O Ka 34.7.

1) FF (I hope). I picked him up a second before I could see him. He was on the side of the road with a customer.

2) Starts at 0:53. Either FF or I/O, or possibly both. My guess is FF C/O. As you can see, I had basically zero warning. Although this particular cop was marked on Waze, this just demonstrates why you have to be careful on these country roads. Greenery eats radar signals and traffic is very sparse.

You can see the R7 picked him up around the curve at the end until he was well out of sight.

3) Starts at 1:39. This is on the TSP, 0.6 miles over a hill and around a bend, with trees lining both sides of the road. I'd say it's a strong detection. At least two of the three cruisers at the scene of this traffic stop were running radar; the first one pulls out as I'm approaching and I pass him at 2:23, and the other two are busy with the traffic stop I pass a few seconds later. One is NYSP and the other two are (I believe) local sheriff's departments. I believe someone was running RF as well, because I got a long and strong signal while driving away from the source. (It continued after the video clip cuts off.)

Let me know if you disagree or want to add to my assessments of the first two encounters. I got hardly any advance notice with the R7 but I think it's probably down to the tough terrain and the contour of the road.


(Side note: I accidentally put "today" in the thread title but these are from yesterday.)
 
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All of those detections were normal for the terrain, obstacles, and foliage. The second one was definitely FF C/O and the reflection off that tow truck IMO helped give you the warning you got. Without that, lots of trees soaking up the radar!
 

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The first two look like FF C/O to me. As mentioned above by matt the reflection off the truck definitely helped some to picking up the signal. The third one is about average detections here in NY and seem to be on par with what I come across.
 

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Nice detections. How was the arrow flip? Any delays? I'm guessing you have alert voice off, since there was no "34.7 front" announcements.
 

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Nice detections. How was the arrow flip? Any delays? I'm guessing you have alert voice off, since there was no "34.7 front" announcements.
Arrows are generally pretty accurate but could use work. They will sometimes get confused and flip back and forth between front and rear, or they will flip to rear a little while before passing the cop. It's sufficient to the point that I can be sure of whether the cop is in front or behind after the first few seconds of getting an alert. Yes, voice alert is off so that I can hear the ramp better.
 

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Nice alerts. Are you able to pull detection distances from your dash cam?
 

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2nd encounter - as good as it gets. All good detections, given the terrain. If he had rear antenna, you would have detected it way before that. What is the resolution of the uploaded video (and bitrate)? Do you convert the original dashcam video files before uploading? I see you have Aukey DR2..
 

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Those were all very good detections for conditions. Thanks for posting them!
 

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2nd encounter - as good as it gets. All good detections, given the terrain. If he had rear antenna, you would have detected it way before that. What is the resolution of the uploaded video (and bitrate)? Do you convert the original dashcam video files before uploading? I see you have Aukey DR2..
I just load up the video files into iMovie and then splice them together to create the video I post here. I click the option for the maximum resolution when I export the video; I'm not sure why I'm getting disappointing quality. The camera is actually a B1W. The quality in the files I upload here is good enough to see what's going on, but I wish it were better.
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Those were all very good detections for conditions. Thanks for posting them!
Yes, the terrain and the trees up here in the Northeast can make for some very close calls, but it's better to have an R series and get a half second of warning than to run a lesser detector and get zero.
 

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@Godowsky17,
Thanks for the info. I think the resolution is not the only factor for quality when converting videos. It's also about the bitrate. When I use Adobe Premiere to convert a dashcam video, the "best" quality option I can select for H.264 codec is "match source quality", but it is still limited to about 20Mbps total bitrate, and the source file is actually at about 25Mbps. I know many converters will really cut down on bitrate in order to reduce the output file size...
 

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