Join Date: Apr 2013
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Great, thanks for the info!
The decision of which dash cam is best cost me a bit of time when I picked out the Transcend cam for my mom, and I'm happy with it as a dedicated dash cam, so I'm thinking if I decide to just get a dedicated dash-cam then for the sake of time I'll get the "known quantity" of another Transcend cam (though I'm sure there are lots of others which are as good or better in the same price range).
One of my interests with the GoPro is that I could use it outside the vehicle on a scenic dirt road (e.g. the Eureka Dunes Road in Death Valley) and put together a "trip report" movie. However, it looks like having long movie files certainly could be a problem with the GoPro. Splitting files after a set period of time of recording appears to work on the newer/more expensive GoPro's along with looping, but GoPro no longer seems to have info on their site for the older camera that I'm looking at, the "GoPro Hero Action". With the older/cheaper GoPro I could probably live without the looping feature since my commute is relatively short, but I do remember now having trouble transferring files from the Transcend dash-cam via a card reader when they were 2 minute long videos, and it worked much better when I changed the settings to 1 minute videos. I've emailed GoPro with a few questions, so hopefully they'll have some good answers.
Thanks again to everyone for all the advice!