PAPAGO! Video Contest

The up coming PAPAGO! Video Contest has seemingly gathered interests from a variety of individuals whether those who are into filming or capturing the moments of outdoor adventures or just regularly recording your daily activities both inside or outside the car.

How to join the contest? Here are the mechanics:

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Contest Rules and Guidelines

Description
Part 1:

  • Contestants must create a compelling storyboard of the video they will make with our GoSafe 200 dashcam.
  • Storyboarding is a visual representation, using drawings and illustrations to map out the flow of your video.
  • Acceptable formats will be in pdf, jpeg, png, ppt, and Word document. Just get your idea across!
  • You can post your storyboard on Facebook, Twitter (facebook.com/PapagoInc; @PapagoInc) and email it to papagoinc@gmail.com by Sunday August 31st, 2014.
  • Three winners will be chosen and given a GoSafe 200 dashcam.

Part 2:

  • This is the fun part! Create one compelling 1-2 minute video from footage you capture on the GoSafe 200. Minimal use of graphics and other types of video footage are acceptable, but the focus must remain on the dashcam footage.
  • You can get as creative as you like. Take it out of the car. Record in the car. The possibilities are endless.
  • By accepting the dashcam you must agree to complete the video by Sunday September 28, 2014. These videos will get highlighted on our website and all Social Media platforms.

Part 3:

  • One video entry will be chosen and the contestant will win the grand prize of a $400 gift card of our choice.
  • We will announce the winner by October 15, 2014.

Eligibility Restrictions

  • The contest is open to legal residents of the United States and Canada who are 18 years of age or older at the time of contest registration.
  • Employees of PAPAGO! Inc., affiliates, members of the immediate families (defined as spouse, child, sibling, parent, or grandparent), and members of the households (whether related or not) of any of the above are NOT eligible to participate or win in this contest.
  • Participants agree to abide by applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations.

Other Guidelines

  • Entrants must deliver a compelling video that focuses on the dashcams’ footage
  • Winners must agree to complete a video using the GoSafe 200.
  • All entries must use PAPAGO! dashcam footage. Other video is acceptable on the condition that the focus remains on the dashcam footage.
  • Each video must have one person as the entrant. Getting outside help is suitable but there can only be one winner per video entry.
  • Each entry must be between 1-2 minutes in length.
  • There is no entry fee.
  • Finished video entries must be submitted by Sunday September 28, 2014 by 5:00PM PST
  • All entries must be submitted in either .mov or mp4 format.
  • No copyrighted materials (music, images, etc.) may be used for the contest unless you own the copyright or have a license to use the material for this contest. Written permission must be obtained and provided upon request for all copyrighted materials.
  • Content must comply with all local and national laws of the country of origin and the United States. Content must not 1) promote illegal behavior; 2) support racial, religious, sexual, or other invidious prejudice; 3) advocate sexual or violent exploitation; 4) violate rights established by law or agreement; 5) invade the privacy of any person; 6) be otherwise inappropriate as determined by PAPAGO! Inc. in its sole and conclusive determination.
  • Prizes will be awarded only upon winner verification by approval by PAPAGO! Inc. The winner will be notified by email within 5 business days after winning. The winner or selected entrant will then have 5 business days to respond with their information. If the winner or selected entrant is unable to be contacted within 5 business days after being selected or is ineligible, the prize will be forfeited and another winner will get selected.
  • The only compensation for submitting a video is the right to publish it, for personal use, and the dashcam you will get for entering the contest. Unless you are the grand prizewinner.
  • The grand prizewinner will receive a $400 gift card of our choice! We reserve the right to decide this winner by October 15, 2014.
  • Each contestant should keep at least one copy of their video. PAPAGO! Inc. is not responsible for any films that are lost, damaged, or that do not upload properly.
  • If the contest is not able to run as planned, without limitation, PAPAGO! Inc. reserves the right to cancel, terminate, or modify the contest at their discretion.

Ownership of the underlying intellectual property of the project remains with the entrant, with the following exceptions:

  • Entrants grant PAPAGO! Inc. the right to use their names, photographs, statements, quotes, testimonials, and video submissions for advertising, publicity, and promotional purposes without notification or further compensation.
  • Entrants also grant PAPAGO! Inc. the right to use reproduce, reprint, distribute, perform, display, or exhibit the project for advertising, publicity, and promotional purposes on their website, at conferences, trade shows, or at any other venues.
  • By accepting the dashcam as a prize, winners agree to hold PAPAGO! Inc. and all PAPAGO! Inc. employees harmless against any and all claims and liability arising out of use of such prizes. Winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused from participation in the contest or use/redemption of any prize.
  • Entrants agree to be bound by the official contest rules and decisions made by PAPAGO! Inc. regarding this contest.

PAPAGO GoSafe 115: A small yet reliable safety gadget on the road

PAPAGO! has always been exceptional in the creation of their dashcams. They have quite the distinctive style in their devices and at the same time, it is also loaded with safety features and impressive functionality. The PAPAGO GoSafe 330 and PAPAGO GoSafe 115 for example, are just few of their products that will simply astonish you with the latest technology packed into its lightweight and modernized design. Features of PAPAGO GoSafe 330 includes a light reminder, motion detection, a driver fatigue alarm, and stop and go. In cases of any impact, the G-Sensor will automatically back up that important file. It continuously loops over old footage and spontaneously records while plugged into the car lighter outlet. This device is also able to switch with either 720p or 1080p HD resolution at 30 frames per second at 142 Degree angle footage where you can create images through snapshots and video at varying resolutions.

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Another impressive device from PAPAGO! is the PAPAGO GoSafe 115 – a small yet reliable safety gadget on the road. And with the company’s continuing popularity in the US Market goes this official Press Release of this interesting little gizmo. Here is the full article by Rachel Quaill, Marketing Representative for PAPAGO! Inc.:

Papago GoSafe115Introducing the PAPAGO! GoSafe 115. Do not let the size of this dashcam fool you. Packed with many of the same features that higher end models support, the GoSafe 115 comes loaded with an advanced driver safety system. If you are in the market for a reliable dashcam that is small and compact then the GoSafe 115 is the perfect buy.

PAPAGO! is known for its’ multiple features that they manage to pack-in to such small devices such as dashcams and the GoSafe 115 did not get overlooked. Its’ electric blue and black body attractively houses features like: Stop and Go; Light Reminder; G-Sensor (backs-up footage when it feels an impact); Driver Fatigue Alarm; and Motion Detection. The Motion Detection feature works when you hardwire the device to your car’s battery or with a car that continually runs power to their 12V car plug when the car is turned off and not in motion.

Not only does the GoSafe 115 promote safer driving habits while on the road it also records at a 126° angle using an Ambarella chip that provides HD video footage that is crisp and clear day or night. Just like most dashcams these days you can use it to record traffic disasters, proof in insurance claims, or for recording your adventures while traveling.

If you are looking for the perfect dashcam that will cover all your basic needs than the GoSafe 115 is worth looking into. PAPAGO! is determined to cover a wide range of consumer needs and with a price set at $89.99 the GoSafe 115 is affordable for any type of budget.

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PAPAGO P1 Pro Dashcam Review

Upon its entry to the US market last year (2013), PAPAGO! has made quite a head-turn especially with their pioneered dashcam products like the PAPAGO P1 Pro Dashcam, which is a product that will not fail to be your witness on those unforeseen occurrences on the road. This car dashcam has a 130-degree wide viewing angle and most impressively records in Full HD. Although this device is not the latest amongst its products (P3, P2Pro are the latest models), its features has gained its merit and popularity in Russia, China, Singapore, and Japan. Know more about this device through this PAPAGO P1 Pro Dashcam Review.

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Thanks to its Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) function and 3.5 mega pixels CMOS sensor, this dashcam records a better quality video even in situations where there is poor lighting. It offers many safe driving alerts as well as temperature protection. It also has an HDMI output for an easy HDTV playback.

What are the best features of this In-car Dashcam?

The PAPAGO P1 Pro Dashcam has the dimensions of 3.75″ x 2.50″ x 2.40″ and it weighs around 0.25 lbs. It has a glossy white finish and a 2.4” LCD panel with 320×240 pixels resolution display. The best part that makes this device ahead of the other dashcams in the market are its safety features. These safety features are the Stop and Go Alert that tells you to go when the front vehicle has moved, a light reminder that will tell you to turn on the headlights when driving in the dark, and lastly a driver fatigue alert at which a timer can be set to remind the driver to rest after a specified hours of driving. All these three features can only be found in PAPAGO! driving recorder series products.

The recording features of the P1 Pro will make you like this dashcam even more. Aside from its auto-recording feature that allows non-stop loop recording upon turning the device on, there is also a G-sensor that instinctively backs up the video to prevent overwriting on the files in situations where there are unexpected force to the driving recorder. The temperature sensor also makes sure that the device is protected for high and low changes of the temperature in the environment.

PROS

  • Compact and lightweight design
  • 2.4″ LCD display for viewing from driver’s side
  • Uses Aptina 3.5 Mege-Pixel Image Sensor for clearer images
  • 130 Degree Wide Viewing Angle field of view
  • Records Full HD 1080P high resolution video 30 in frames per second
  • Diagonal WDR (Wide Dynamic Range) technology creates clear and balanced videos
  • Snapshot Feature can take still photos
  • HDMI output is available for HDTV playback
  • Can be mounted in the car’s windshield or dashboard
  • Loop recording allows old file to be replaced automatically with new files
  • Car safety features: Stop and Go, Driver Fatigue Alarm, Lighting Reminder
  • Protects the device on low and high temperatures
  • Can extend external storage to a 32GB SD Card HC

CONS

  • No GPS capability (but this feature is available in Papago! P2 Pro Dashcam)
  • Does not have the best resolution on its LCD display but nonetheless give out quality HD videos on playback.

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Find the Best Dashcam in PAPAGO P2PRO-USP2 Pro Full HD 1080P

The Papago! P2  DVR is a Taiwanese brand dash cam with an astonishingly impressive picture quality on daytime and even on night time, thanks to its high quality lenses. This camera is indeed gaining a well deserved popularity in the dashcam market.  It uses the Ambarella A2S70 processor where you can record an HD video at 1920 x 1080p resolution at 30fps. The view from the 2.4″ LCD screen is large enough to catch important details and considerably a large dash cam that measures 82 x 77 x 104 in millimeters.

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The P2 Pro will not only heighten your driving experience but more importantly it also minds your safety on the road. This model is packed with a trusted GPS that provides an accurate digital mapping system once the footage is opened with the GoLife software that can be found on their website. Be mindful though that this GPS does not navigate your driving. Other features are the G-sensor capability, lane departure warning system (LDWS), front collision warning system (FCWS), speed camera warning, along with the stop and go feature that will ensure a safe driving experience. PAPAGO P2PRO-USP2 has a wide dynamic range (WDR) that delivers crystal clear images in low-light conditions which would definitely safeguard yourself against any insurance fraud cases or possible accidents. Know more about how interesting this device is and why it is necessary to have this device on your car for your safety with the company’s official Press Release article:

Dashcam?! It Would Never Happen to Me!

Seemingly endless parades of dashcam footage are posted all over the Internet. Places like Russia and China are rampant with hordes of horrifying, hilarious and mystifying videos portraying once in a lifetime events all captured on these tiny devices that are placed on the windshield or dashboard of vehicles.  People are into it. There are sites devoted to showing the latest and greatest capture of dashcam video.  There are sites created that spend hours of work and fluxes of posts that dissect and embellish each particle and article of every dashcam ever created. They are out there and people are actively posting regularly. So why hasn’t the US shown a greater presence in the dashcam culture as of yet?

Russian Meteor

Places like Russia and China are notorious for the reckless drivers, corrupt policing, and crazy antics on the road.  I guess, in America people are certain that they are better drivers, much more responsible and quite frankly we are invincible on the road.  When you look at the statistics, which are quite rampant all over the Internet, you will see that the United States does in fact have less tragic vehicle accidents per capita then Russia, but what we do not realize is that the numbers are still staggering with more than 32,000 deaths per year.  American drivers are definitely playing a huge role in “bad driving” and reckless behavior on the road but are not as widely strewn across YouTube for the world to see because of the simple fact that they are not recording it!

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True, American drivers may not regularly experience the unfortunate event w here someone throws themselves in front of their car to collect insurance money or getting falsely accused by a police officer and/or extorting bribes like the widespread accounts of this in Russia.  According to Dash Cam Talk, “…since most people have insurance and police are relatively honest in the US, they may not believe there is a need.  While in countries like Russia, many people don’t have insurance and police are more corrupt.  It has become a necessity there.”  Another fact is that in Russia the policies are quite different.

Pedestrian Throwing Themselves at a Car

Pedestrian Throwing Themselves at a Car

The possibility of insurance fraud does exist in America; in fact, it is costing drivers upwards of 5 billion dollars in higher premiums because of it.  What about when the police refuse to get involved in a non-injury accident and the battle turns into a “he said, she said”? Just think how important that short video clip would be to any driver in the case of someone trying to fabricate an accident or wrongly blaming the other driver so he or she can collect the insurance or cash on demand.  The attitude that, “it would never happen to me,” will not hold validity when unforeseen circumstances take over.  Of course this may not be enough of an incentive for most drivers on the road to get a dashcam, not until something like this does actually happen to them!

Car Accidents

So why not take advantage of the dashcam and the safety features it has to offer?  The PAPAGO! brand definitely has the market cornered on safety features at the moment.  The belief that these high-tech devices can promote safe driving will only be evident if people actually use them.  We cannot gather data on something that does not exist.  The higher end model of the PAPAGO! brand has a lane departure warning system (LDWS), front collision warning system (FCWS), Stop and Go, which tells the driver with a beep to “Go” once the car in front of them has proceeded to drive after being stopped for more than 10 seconds, light reminder warning,  speed camera detection, and driver fatigue alarm that you set when taking a long drive.  The idea that drivers everywhere will begin to follow the speed limit, stop running red lights, and pay attention to the road is ideally what the dashcam revolution hopes to achieve.

Speed Camera Warning-Papago P2 Pro

Speed Camera Warning-Papago P2 Pro

The most noteworthy thing we can say about dashcams is that they do provide footage of once in a lifetime events. Meteorites in Russia, bullying police officers, yes even in the US (nydailynews.com), and even good deeds (theblaze.com), plus the horrific, funny, and wild events that happen without any notice.  With the voluminous accounts you find on the Internet of these outrageous events it is no surprise that Americans’ interest in dashcams has risen significantly in the past few years. Although the laws to date on dashcams in America are relatively vague, with the rise in popularity of these devices, lawmakers will soon need to adjust and create laws that will cover any and all circumstances. Thanks to our friends at Dash Cam Talk we were referred to examine the Google Trends listing on dashcam’s.

Interest Over Time

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Region Interest

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Another key niche market that should explore the benefits of dashcams is truck drivers and fleet managers.  For an individual or manager of trucks that are always on the road, the security that a dashcam can provide in a variety of situations is worth the small investment.  There are truck-driving forums devoted to discussing the perils and harrowing experiences they live through as part of their profession (www.truckingtruth.com).  Discussion threads often cover the advantage that dashcams give to the driver when they are faced with life’s unexpected events.  Evidence shows that a huge majority of truck drivers would like to have a dashcam facing outwards on their dash to capture other drivers’ antics on the road and protect them from insurance fraud.  Fleet managers could take advantage of this as well by being able to monitor the drivers route and driving habits as well as to protect their drivers against other dishonest individuals on the road.

Truck Driver Getting Cut Off

Truck Driver Getting Cut Off

Many articles written on dashcams keep stating that Americans are running late to the game. We have the technology available to us and we are just now getting to know how the dashcam’s functions and building a list of reasons why everyone could benefit from owning one.  With the huge strides in research and design dashcam companies, with PAPAGO! Inc. being one of the big players, will give to consumers the access to a variety of dashcams that appeal to their particular lifestyle.  Purchasing a quality made dashcam is available to the masses in North America and people everywhere should do their research and find the right dashcam for them.

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