The Urive Albatross II MD-7500P is a double channel dash camera that was published in May 2013. The leading camera documents at 1080p, 19fps using a bit rate of 8 Mbps. The back camera documents in 720p, 19fps in a very low bit rate of 4 Mbps (Notice the specifications say 20fps). We’d like to thank our manhood niko who supplied the review with this camera on the forum.
Video quality throughout the day is extremely great and nighttime is fantastic for front camera in many states. Back camera is great throughout the day and typical at nighttime. Though the 8Mbps bitrate is much far better than many other double cameras now available, video functionality can suffer in certain scenarios with lots of moving items.
Here’s an image of the Albatross II in relation to this BlackVue DR500GW-HD. Also check: https://dashcambox.com
The Albatross II includes optional GPS, G-sensor and parking style which makes it a full featured dash camera. Additionally, it has battery discharge protection constructed in using the subsequent cut-off voltages: 11.5V, 11.7V, 11.9V, 12.1V. Notice that 12.1V is somewhat on the minimal side.
Macroblocking / Pixelation
A frequent issue with double cameras would be macroblocking or pixelation due to this very low bit rates utilized. The subsequent movie illustrates the pixelation issue. Notice the video was listed in “1 station” mode using a bitrate of 12Mbps and frame speed of 29fps. In “2 channel” manner, the grade could be worse given that the decrease 8Mbps bit speed and 19fps recording.
The camera includes blue blinking “safety” LEDs on the front and back cameras and there’s absolutely no choice to turn off them.
As stated before, the framerate from the specification is 30fps for just 1 station recording and 20fps for double channel.
Presently there’s absolutely no method to change off the back camera through the settings. To switch off the back camera you want to pull back camera power cable.
Should I Buy?
Although this version is just one of the greater double channel cameras, the high cost, relatively low bitrate / framerate and moderate size make it a difficult sell. All 3 methods have their downsides. Unfortunately there are hardly any good multi-channel cameras available right now.